Review: The Chuckle Brothers
PUBLISHED: 13:29 09 May 2012
THE Chuckle Brothers cheered up a rainy bank holiday weekend for me.
Taking the kids to see them at The Playhouse on Sunday afternoon I thought I was sacrificing my time to entertain them.
But little did I expect to laugh as much - if not more - than them.
When the show Return of the Pirates of the River Rother 2 in Stranger Tights was billed as entertainment ‘for all the family’ truer words could not have been said.
This zany adventure follows Paul and Barry as they visit a theme park for the day and decide to brave going on one of the daring water rides.
Once inside, they are leaning on a wall when they accidentally fall through and find themselves magically transported back in time in to a world of pirates and sunken treasures.
Simple humour at it best, the only point I would make is that a number of the jokes seemed to go over the heads of some of the youngest children in the audience.
Although there was still plenty to keep them entertained as well, I feel perhaps to make the most of the show, children should be about seven years of age and over.
The highlight for me had to be the quick one-liners that Paul and Barry came up with - if things were thought through too much it just wouldn’t be them would it!
Paul and Barry Chuckle are real-life brothers and are the youngest in a showbiz family of eight.
They have worked in practically every field of entertainment from pantomime, summer season, clubs, cabaret, television, touring revues, circus and even an ice show.
They got their big break in 1985, recording The Chucklehounds, a pre-school show for the BBC.
Two years later, Chucklevision first aired on the nations screens and has been entertaining young television viewers ever since.
In addition to their television work, The Chuckle Brothers have performed many stage show tours entertaining thousands, if not millions, of children along the way.
Recent shows have included Doctor What and The Return Of The Garlics, Indiana Chuckles and the Kingdom Of The Mythical Sulk and ChuckleTrek the Lost Generation.
Magic, mystery and mayhem are guaranteed, so catch the madcap duo next time they are at The Playhouse in Weston.
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