Funny Bones Part 2 – Show Review!


The company forgot to bring their waterproofs...

We are all big kids here really at the macrobert. So when I got the opportunity to go watch Funny Bones, I hopped, skipped and jumped at the chance, all the way into the workhouse for this afternoon’s performance.

 The company asked us sit around the workhouse (don’t worry they provide chairs) and to start off the audience were made to stimulate a sheet in the air, enabling the dancers to move under it, through it and over it. Blue waves were created as the dancers’ incorporated the moving sheet into their routine.

 The show is split into two sections. The first part of the performance was definitely my favourite. I loved their use of props and felt they really acted out the five human senses through dance. Look out for the plastic spoon dress that even Lady Gaga would be proud off! I felt my self being mesmerized by the movement of the spoons against the dancer’s bodies and of course the kids loved the jingly jangly noises. The water scene was also fantastic, with the dancers not afraid to stomp about, splash about and get theirselves soaking! BEWARE! You will probably get a bit wet, but it’s all in good spirits and the kids loved it. Or was it the adults screaming? I did see a few checking their hair afterwards.

 There is a short break while the company get ready for the second half of the performance. However, you are not left sitting about as entertainment comes in the form of a gigantic red comedy fish. He’s a cheeky, chappy who loves the audience and loves to keep you entertained.

The second half is based around sports and dance. The dancers manage to mimic the actions of different sports and they all become quite competitive as they try to be the best. Again it is another well crafted choreographed piece which allows the audience to interact with their chosen sports.

The company kicked off this morning with a sold out show at 10.30am, while the afternoon performance at 1.30pm was over half full. Funny Bones has just finished for the day, but don’t worry they will be back tomorrow for more craziness! And wetness!  For more information call the box office on 01786 466666

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