Image by Adam Wilders
With great regret and sorrow, it is my solemn duty to inform you that the Silly Billies are at it again. Having offered a suitably apocalyptic ending to 2016 with their December special at Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle’s most unholy of comedy troupes returns to the venue one last time before it shuts on Friday 10th March.
Joining them this time as a headline act is Michael Brunström: the Edinburgh Fringe veteran and winner of the 2015 Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality is best known for being the man behind sketches such as Hula Hoop Helmet, The Mystery of Fennel and that old family favourite, Gargling the Gettysburg Address Whilst Nailing Grapes to Ted Cruz’s Face.
Aside from his performance, Silly Billies have promised a medley of past favourites – some, all or indeed none of the Rambling Ramblers, the Welsh Venga Brothers and, yes, the Big Babies could be up for inclusion – as well as brand new material set to put an even more twisted spin of the all-pervasive weirdness that is 2017.
With the team having promised a “sensual” approach to their first night of the year, it’s clearly not one to be missed. It’s a show so good they’re closing the venue the next day, after all.