23:00, Wed 3rd – Sat 6th May 2006 at ADC Theatre
Easter Week 1
Like slapstick, do you? Like violence? Like laughing, do you, at violence? Like cakes?
Whether or not the above is applicable to you, you cannot fail to laugh, cry and vomit your way through this deliciously dark capering comedy.
Some of Britain's best-loved (puppet) characters spring to bloody life in this jarring, ludicrous romp, based on the “well-loved“ children‘s puppet show. We follow our peevish protagonist Punch as he embarks on a whirlwind adventure featuring the most memorable whores, doctors and members of the constabulary you’re ever likely to see on the ADC stage. Cakes abound, but do not be deceived: riotous hilarity gradually descends into a macabre and unsettling resolution - or IRRESOLUTION?
ROAR at the japes! BECOME INCAPACITATED by the mirth! QUAKE at the horror! STROKE YOUR JAW CONTEMPLATIVELY at the poignancy! TALK to each other afterwards!