Review ~ HAIRY by Spymonkey

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Frankly, the summer holidays have been a bit of a write-off so far, with wind and rain putting paid to our plans. We needed some fun to look forward to!

And what could be more fun than a comedy-meets-rock-band-meets-punk-clown-mayhem theatre show about hair (yes really). Spymonkey is the UK’s longest running theatre company specialising in comedy, and they have created HAIRY with 6-12 year olds in mind. Rather than your standard adaptations of children’s books or fairytales, HAIRY is a brand new, completely unique show. It’s not got many words but it has got humongous amounts of songs, puppetry, dance and visual comedy.

Performer in theatre show HAIRY
Performers in theatre show HAIRY

Hair seems to be everywhere! And sprouting in the most unlikely places! Hair to be styled, waxed, fashioned, shaved, plucked, jeri-curled, dreadlocked and shorn. Hair to be striking, funny, scary, surprising, gorgeous and greasy. Long, short, curly, straight, thick, thin, in-growing, up-covered, unwanted or removed. Where’s it going to turn up next?!

Fear not! Our four super-hairos are on hand to untangle it all for you. Their super-powers mean they can grow hair ANYWHERE on their body! Specialists in all things hairy, this band of bristly buddies are ready to launch themselves fearlessly on a hairy journey of discovery.

One thing is for sure: It’s going to get HAIRY!

Just seeing their advertising posters makes you smile, and the show itself is absoutely fantastic. I have so much respect for theatre performers anyway, but these guys jump and dance around the stage in coloured skin tight all-in-one bodysuits….with random bulges…big respect for that! The kids and I absolutely loved it, there were laughs aplenty plus a whole load of silly audience participation.

Performers in HAIRY theatre show

HAIRY is showing at the Pavilion Theatre on Worthing seafront, with performances daily, on Fri 25th to Mon 28th (11.30am and 2.00pm). There is a relaxed performance on Friday 25th August at 2.00pm. The show is 70 minutes long, with no interval. There are booster seats available, and plenty of refreshments and toilets!

*We were gifted press tickets in order to provide this preview but all thoughts and opinion are entirely our own.

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