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Pear Shaped at Midnight
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Plastic Cowboys: Mum\'s Gone Away
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Plastic Cowboys: Mum's Gone Away
The Plastic Cowboys are not really plastic and they're not
really cowboys. What they are in fact is a sketch-show trio who
are returning to Edinburgh for the first time since 2002.
This year they play an array of diverse characters who are
plunged into a universe of dark, peverse and often horrific situations.
This is a strange land in which sci-fi obsession is mixed with
more than a shot of Jack Daniels; a place where the hunt is on
for the double murderer of Kris Akabusi and Terry Nutkins; where
the mercy killing of an eight year old with a splinter is the
norm and where kids try their latest "karate" moves
in the playground with devastating results. Mix this with musical
style songs and singing of the very highest quality and the result
is something truly terrifying and just plain stupid.
The Plastic Cowboys feel like an oven-ready Radio 4 sketch
They are a safe, reliable trio producing a decent flow
At their best, they bring a calculated darkness to proceedings.
Not that being dark is a particular motif for them, nothing
The performances are solid, even if the characters don't stretch
This is one of the best shows at the Fringe this year. The audience were in stitches the moment the Plastic Cowboys kicked off with the toilet sketch at the office. This is a Radio 4 show waiting to happen.