Wednesday, 5 September 2012
Wednesday, 8 August 2012
THE SKINNY ★★★★ REVIEW OF TWONKEYS KINGDOM BY BERNARD O'LEARY. PUBLISHED 04 AUGUST 2012 Half-dragon, half-witch, all accountant, Twonky returns to the Fringe as ruler of her own kingdom. Don't worry if you missed the previous installments, Twonkey's Cottage and Twonkey's Castle. Even if you had seen them, you'd still be confused. Twonkey herself only takes up a small part of the show before Vickers moves on to more pressing matters: the horrifying untold story of Humpty Dumpty's orphaned children; Lon Chaney's favourite flowers; and the results of last week's pub quiz. At one point we're all taken away on a ship sailed by the Queen of Ireland. It's quite lovely. This is not the hipster surrealism of The Mighty Boosh. With his charm, catchy tunes, music hall sensibility and a steadfast refusal to make any kind of sense, Vickers seems to be the natural successor to Frank Sidebottom. Like the sadly-departed Sidebottom, Vickers will cause immense frustration in those boring people who insist on understanding everything. So don't be one of those people. Just sit back and surrender to the stream of conciousness. Let it carry you away to a happy, magical place, a place where Twonkey is king and she is a kind ruler.
Thursday, 14 June 2012
TWONKEYS KINGDOM IS COMING FOR YOU-
Paul Vickers Presents Twonkey’s Kingdom Alternative Fringe@The Hive Venue 313, 15-17 Niddry Street, Edinburgh. 2nd -6th, 8th -20th & 23rd -26th of August 2012, 3:00pm.
‘Mr.Twonkey is a true comic original’ Four Stars The Scotsman. THE LATEST.CO.UK (BRIGHTON & HOVE): Mr. Twonkey entertained us with an unhinged hour of quirky songs, peculiar props, fanciful stories and hand puppets. Twonkey’s brilliantly warped imagination and surreal love of language owed something to ‘Big Night Out’ era Vic Reeves, but given a distinct psychedelic twist. That Twonkey is actually Paul Vickers, from John Peel favourites Dawn Of The Replicants, turned out to be the icing on the cake. What an absolute treat. PLAYBOYS WITH HUNCHBACKS BLOG. There’s not a weak moment in any of the new songs or sketches. I wont spoil them for you, but look forward to finding out more about Humpty Dumpty’s offspring. And the less you know about Captain Chips going in, the better.