Boris & Serget's Vaudevillian Adventure
Underbelly, Bristo Square
From 31 July 2013 to 26 August 2013
Review by Graeme Strachan
Opening up on a huge stage with a curious table in front of them, six 'handlers' perform an amazing feat of puppetry with two short, faceless leather puppets.
They're small, they're eastern European and they want our money. What follows is a hysterical madcap hustle with flashbacks, pyrotechnical problems and the odd bit of soul-selling thrown in.
Flabbergast Theatre has created a wonderfully self-aware, fourth wall breaking comedy in a genuine vaudeville style.
The quickfire dumb and dumber interplay between Sergey and his lackwit adopted brother Boris is clever, snappy and entertaining, and that's before the puppeteer swapping, audience interaction and the amazingly choreographed finale seals the deal on this wonderful piece of comedy theatre.