Sushi Dictator (JPN)
When a domineering Sushi shop owner loses all her customers and staff, only one thing can save the shop. A surreal ventriloquist comedy show told in Rakugo style (Japanese sit-down comedy) with live Shamisen (Japanese banjo), magic and a reluctant Geisha.
Showko is a unique virtuoso ventriloquist who crafts highly entertaining comedy with handmade puppets and the use of Rakugo storytelling techniques. She has been performing internationally in theatres and festivals such as the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe, Avignon Festival, Norwich Puppet Festival, Little Angel Theatre London, The Butterfly Club and La Mama Theatre in Melbourne and the National Bunraku Puppet Theatre and Hanjotei Rakugo Theatre in Japan. http://www.show-ko.com
A salutary reminder that comedy can be an art form and not just a trade
The Scotsman, Edinburgh Fringe
“Absolutely delighful. Funny, physical and hysterical. Silly and very engaging, as well as being unlike anything else on the fringe…”
★★★★½ Exceptional ventriloquism skill! Bouts of giggles and laughter at Showko’s surreal ventriloquist comedy.
28th Mar 2014