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SAMMY J and Heath McIver’s foul-mouthed puppet show could be touted as Avenue Q’s offensive Australian cousin. With a brigade of excitable press reviews singing its praises and a barely a seat empty at the Leicester Square Theatre in London, it was interesting to judge if a bunch puppets and a skinny Aussie could live up to the hype. And, happily, in the most part it did.

This is a fairytale with a drama degree and a potty mouth, with a plot seemingly based loosely on The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (purposeless hero finds portal to new dimension under his kitchen sink, enters and is transferred to an oppressed feudal neverland, meets a sidekick and decrees to save the day, mainly in song).


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