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Show type: Edinburgh Fringe 2007
Men Of Steel
Thre mad chefs, two cookie cutters, a host of kitchen utensits and food in a puppet extravaganza. Features popcorn, watermelon killing and the felling of a broccoli forest. Director's award - Melbourne Comedy Festival
Were you always told, ĎDonít play with your foodí? Well, this is what happens when you defy that rule Ė you end up with an entertaining and bizarre piece of comedy puppetry.
Men Of Steel follows the exploits of two human-shaped biscuit cutters who escape their bottom drawer for a series of adventures in a strange world, created only from groceries and kitchen implements. Leaf vegetables become dinosaurs, broccoli forms a giant forest and a bubbling pot of popcorn is transformed into some sort of erupting lava pool.
To be honest, itís sometimes a bit tricky to work out exactly what is supposed to be happening Ė either because itís just too damn strange or because itís hard to get a good sight line to the tabletop action.
But among it all, our tiny stainless heroes get drunk, get pregnant, wage wars and recreate classic move scenes from the Wizard Of Oz, Jaws, 2001: A Space Odyssey and the like. Plus, even when whatís going on is baffling, thereís more than enough noise, hyperactivity and mess to keep everyone entertained, especially youngsters. Itís not billed as a kidsí show Ė but it makes for a very effective one.
The three puppeteers make no attempt to conceal themselves from the audience, save for a black T-shirt. But their expressions of glee, curiosity and fear express the emotions the naive, and faceless, Men Of Steel cannot as they explore their fascinating new world. More importantly, so absorbed are the human performers in their imagination, that it becomes compelling just to watch their intense concentration. Itís exactly like seeing children ensconced in their own make-believe play worlds.
Men Of Steel is clearly an inventive idea, and the show is peppered with moments of impressive creativity that make you laugh out loud. But primarily, just strap in for a pleasurable, and unique, ride.
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett
Boring, my kids hated it, and there were times I had no idea what the story was. No stars.