The Devil and Mister Punch
Drama

Barbican

The Devil and Mister Punch

02 Feb 2012 - 25 Feb 2012

£16.00 - £16.00

Pro reviewers rating
6 reviews

3.5 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
2 reviews

4.0 out of 5.0

  • Synopsis
  • Cast and creatives
  • Venue details
Witness a tragic comedy of manslaughter and love in Improbable's The Devil And Mister Punch.

It's Punch and Judy but as presented by Messrs Harvey and Hovey, a pair of broken vaudevillians who are now in the gutter and have been reduced to presenting a puppet show that goes wildly off-course.

Featuring a lush score of bass fiddle, gin parlour piano, metronome and bells, this dark but hilarious show is performed on a gloriously theatrical wood-panelled set. Inside this shadowy world live a steaming crocodile, a parade of piggies, the devil and many other extraordinary characters.

Improbable’s innovative work ranges from small scale theatre, such as Panic at the Barbican in 2009, to large opera productions, including Philip Glass’s Satyagraha, co-produced with ENO and a sell-out hit in London and at The Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Barbican [Off West End]

Reviews (2)    

Your rating
Not up to the level of Improbable's "Shockheaded Peter" or "The Hanging Man," though frequently inventive and amusing.

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David Walker 24 Feb 2012

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