The world’s most famous, and strangest puppeteers are heading to Preston’s Charter Theatre on Sunday.
Puppetry of the Penis was conceived by Simon Morley as the title of a “highbrow” art calendar, showcasing 12 of his favourite penis installations (known as ‘Dick Tricks’ to the uninformed layperson).
On New Year’s Eve in 1997, with a garage full of calendars to sell and requests for live demonstrations, Simon decided to unleash his talent on the world.
He and his performance partner was David ‘Friendy’ Friend made their debut at the 1998 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, kicking off an eight-month tour of Australia – captured in the documentary Tackle Happy.
The show has had extensive runs on Broadway & in the West End in London and there are now several “puppetry” troupes touring on three continents.
The show has no swearing or innuendo but obviously includes willies being bent into all sorts of shapes, including the Eiffel Tower.
They have performed in front of hoards of celebrities including Elton John, Bono, Posh and Becks, Jackie and Joan Collins, Jessica Simpson, Hugh Grant, Naomi Campbell and John Travolta.
WARNING: This show contains traces of nut.
“…definitely worth a look, if not for the hamburger then definitely for the visually painful windsurfer!”
Tickets cost £19.50.
For an interview with the lads see today’s, Friday 1st November, LEP.