The Big Bite-Size Plays Factory Goes Down the Toilet (3 stars)

This article is from 2014

The Big Bite-Size Plays Factory Goes Down the Toilet

Toilet-obsessed public information kids' show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Parents of kids who've hit potty training age will be aware there's unlimited capacity in their wee brains for repeating the word 'poo'. The Big Bite-Size Plays Factory has turned this compulsion into a gold-mine with their short set of variations on a theme

Their Goes Down the Toilet is a 45 minute meditation on going to the toilet. Premiered at Brighton Fringe earlier this year, it's a fun and lively show populated by actors who are refreshingly free of hampering modesty, and the kids seated at the front of the room respond well to its informality.

Sketches include one featuring a plucky secret agent who introduces us to the concept of National Poo Security, another with performer Becky Moult dressed gamely as a massive, well, poo and a mock trial of an offending wetwipe presided over by a judge with a loo roll wig.

It’s worth a visit if you don’t mind your child going on about the only 'three Ps' which are allowed down a toilet for the rest of the day, or if you’re looking for an obvious public information show for your primary school aimed at saving the sewers of the nation.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 25 Aug, 1.15pm, £7–£8 (£6–£6.50).

The Big Bite-Size Plays Factory Goes Down the Toilet

  • 3 stars

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