Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh
August, 1991

Imagine the Muppets designed by David Lynch and you come somewhere near to Big Nazo's puppets. Some worked by operators in black, some larger-than-lifesize grotesques worn by the performers, they comprise a family of acrobatic imps, an expectant Michelin-mother giving birth to a giant ear, and a gigantic three-headed coral Thing. It's a family show, of sorts, with a simple message (convenience drugs harm people, and we should all take care to keep the planet in working order), lots of black cartoon humour and the most remarkable bits of foam-rubber.

Written for The Independent.

Copyright Ian Shuttleworth; all rights reserved.

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