The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre

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The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre
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Born Created Autumn 2005
Aberdeen, Scotland
Medium television, theatre, radio, comic books
Nationality  Scottish
Genres comedy
Website http://comicfestival.co.uk

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre is a comedy act that began in the UK in 2005 and has performed nationally [1] and internationally since. They first appeared as part of The Sitcom Trials in London. They appeared in the Gilded Balloon at Edinburgh Festival Fringe[2] in 2007,[3] 2008,[4] 2009,[5] and 2010,[6] attracting rave reviews.[7][8] The act has toured nationally[9][10] and internationally every year since 2008[11] including Holland, Denmark and the Channel Isles. Prestigious appearances have included the Cheltenham Literary Festival and the Edinburgh International Magic Festival.[12] They have appeared on BBC TV's The One Show, Comedy Shuffle, The Culture Show, Points West and Upstaged, GMTV, MTV, Current TV and Channel 4's Big Brother's Little Brother.

Their show was nominated Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival Awards[13][14] in 2009, and was the Winner of the Edinburgh Festival Insider Comedy Award 2009.[15]

They have a large popular following through YouTube and published their first comicbook Socks in 2008.

They have appeared in DVD extras on the DVD releases of three classic Doctor Who serials: The War Games in 2009, The Horns of Nimon and The Dominators in 2010.

Their show is written and performed by comedian and comic book creator Kev F. Sutherland, author of Bash Street Kids Adventures and creator of The Sitcom Trials.

Year Show name Notes
2007 The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Debut show at Gilded Balloon, followed by 18 date tour.
2008 Return of The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Gilded Balloon, followed by 36 date tour
2009 Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Goes To Hollywood Gilded Balloon, followed by 28 date tour
2010 Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre On The Telly[16] Gilded Balloon, followed by 32 date tour[17]
2012 Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: Boo Lingerie! - A Socky Horror Show[18][19][20] Gilded Balloon, followed by tour
2012 Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: Chunky Woollen Nits[21] Gilded Balloon
2013 Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre In Space[22] Gilded Balloon, as part of ongoing tour

Adelaide Fringe 2012[23][24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Comic socks it to Barton audience". Scunthorpe Telegraph. Retrieved February 9, 2009. 
  2. ^ "4 star Edinburgh Review 09". The Scotsman. Retrieved August 13, 2009. 
  3. ^ "4 star Edinburgh Review". one4review. Retrieved August 7, 2007. 
  4. ^ "4 star Edinburgh Review". The Scotsman. Retrieved August 23, 2008. 
  5. ^ "4 star Edinburgh Review 09". Chortle. Retrieved August 18, 2009. 
  6. ^ Lee Randall. "Edinburgh Festival Interview". The Scotsman. Retrieved August 14, 2010. 
  7. ^ "4 star Edinburgh Review 2010". The Scotsman. Retrieved August 25, 2010. 
  8. ^ "5 Star Review". Edinburgh Spotlight. Retrieved August 19, 2009. 
  9. ^ "4 star Bath Comedy Festival Review 2012". Venue. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Don't put your foot in it - go watch the Socks". The Southern Reporter. Retrieved July 14, 2011. 
  11. ^ John Anson. "Review". Lancashire Telegraph. Retrieved March 14, 2010. 
  12. ^ "International Magic Festival Gala". Edinburgh Spotlight. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Nominated Best Show". Leicester Comedy Festival Awards. Retrieved March 9, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Comedy festival is here – let the laughter begin!". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved Feb 2, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Winner - Edinburgh Festival Insider Comedy Award 2009". Edinburgh Spotlight. Retrieved August 20, 2009. 
  16. ^ "Sock it to me baby, 5 star Edinburgh Review 2010". Broadway Baby. Retrieved August 2010. 
  17. ^ "Sold out shows have included...". Leicester Comedy Festival. Retrieved Feb 11, 2011. 
  18. ^ Veronica Alloess. "5 Star Edinburgh Review". A Younger Theatre. Retrieved August 12, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre put their best foot forward". Hereford Times. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  20. ^ Stephenson, John-Paul (August 29, 2012). "Review: The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: Boo Lingerie – Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh". Giggle Beats. 
  21. ^ Alison Pollard-Mansergh. "5 Star Edinburgh Review". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved August 7, 2012. 
  22. ^ Barry Gordon. "Space age comedy involving puppets will knock your socks off". Daily Record. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Best of the Adelaide Fringe 2012". The Punch. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  24. ^ "Gilded Balloon Productions". Retrieved 11 April 2012. 

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