Puppetry of the Penis.
The title of this world-famous show says it all: it’s about puppetry, it’s about penis (two penises actually) or, to use the official and technological term, it’s about “genitalia origami”. The show fulfils the title’s promises, but does not offer more than the two Australian comedians – puppeteers? – performing one figure after the other for a whole hour, though it passes faster than you would expect.
There is nothing more to expect, and the comedians, although trying to bring more comments or jokes at the beginning, quickly show that talking is not their strength. This is not expected by the hen-party-filled audience anyhow, who are still probably relieved to see that the show is not as awkward as it may sound, and that the comedians are comfortable enough in their socks-sneakers costume to bring in self-derision and laugh at their own ‘minute of political criticism’.
As for the puppetry itself, there is more than you would think physically possible. Some figures (the more famous are probably the ‘windsurf’ or the ‘hamburger’) leave the audience hysterically laughing yet impressed by the technicality of the performance, while others will make some feel a bit weak when seeing how the two performers pull on, ahem, ‘things’ to execute their tricks.
As long as friends, and not parents or even (gasp!) grandparents are in the audience, the show will provide people with a good laugh. But even the performers recommend having a pint, or preferably two, beforehand.