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Speedmouse re-squeaked

From 6 critic and 0 member reviews

About the show

Australian comedy duo The Umbilical Brothers present an updated version of their signature show, an off-the-wall mix of slapstick, stand-up, and silliness. More…

Taking advantage of the latest advances in performance technology, Shane and Dave have upgraded their acting to digital. That way they can immediately jump to any routine or fast-forward through the boring bits. Unfortunately, the show's remote control has gone missing and someone is digitally messing with their reality, manipulating them so they play not only different characters, but entirely different species.

1h 10m | Already closed | Theatre 80 (East Village)

Australian Stage

for a previous production "Like a perverted Power Point presentation, an audacious audio visual with physical and vocal dexterity that brings the digital age to heel with calibrated comedy, designed to give the digit to the digital age...A goofy, surreal, visceral, vulgar, physical, fool mouthed fandango, fuelled by popular culture, popular song, and masterful mic mimicry...'Speedmouse' is that marvellous amalgam of brain and brawn comedy, anarchic yet so beautifully controlled, that it’s awesome." Full Review

The Clothesline

for a previous production "The kings of physical theatre...It may be fifteen years old but it’s funnier than ever and features plenty of new bits...After 25 years of performing in over 35 countries The Umbies have honed their skills to sparkling. Following their Rock God entrance – minus their signature blue and red outfits – they craft the small details of a big show using only their vocal sound-effects and their physical skills, and it’s a triumph." Full Review

Theatre People Au

for a previous production "The reason audiences return again and again is their amazing skills with their unique combination of mime, vocal sound effects and physical comedy…The level of technical skill is mind-blowing…The Umbilical Brothers never fail to entertain and amaze with their gift for physical comedy and mastery of vocal effects…An hour spent with the Umbilical brothers is guaranteed to leave you smiling!" Full Review

Herald Sun

for a previous production “Physical comedy that inspires the imagination of young and old…Using their physical and visual comedy talents, The Umbies dexterously create the illusion of solid objects, exotic locations and quirky characters…The Umbies have toured 37 countries with ‘Speedmouse’ and this mischievous pair continues to titillate audiences as they conjure objects out of thin air.” Full Review

The Advertiser

for a previous production "Their slapstick combination of mime, sound effects and physical comedy continues to entertain and amaze in equal measure...We marvel at Shane and David who — with just a microphone and a simple blue panel on stage — keep the crowd captivated for 90 minutes. The sound effects are vast and their timing impeccable as they work their way through a series of sketches...A highly creative and wacky show from two veterans of Aussie comedy." Full Review

Stage Whispers

for a previous production "They have been peddling their particular brand of physical humour for over 25 years and it is quite unique...Their physical and vocal control was amazing...Their timing was impeccable...This was a very funny show and if you have not seen them live, make sure you catch them." Full Review

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