Fringe Review: The Umbilical Brothers: A Kids Show (Not Suitable for Children)

The Umbilical Brothers

Those sound effects wizards, mimes extraordinaire & knock-about physical comics are back on stage with a vengeance but it’s definitely not for kids.

The Umbilical Brothers
Presented by A-List Entertainment
Reviewed 21 February 2014

Those sound effects wizards, mimes extraordinaire and knock-about physical comics, The Umbilical Brothers (Shane Dundas and David Collins) are back on stage with a vengeance!

Their new show, A Kids Show (Not Suitable for Children) is choc-a-bloc full of the marvellous, zany, off-the-wall humour and physical antics that we have come to expect of these ‘brothers’.

In what seems to be a send-up of their Nick Jr children’s television show, The Upside Down Show (this version is called The Inside Out Show with Dane and Slavid), The Umbilical Brothers try to entertain the audience under the mistaken idea that we are children – with hilarious results. We find out about ‘dance’ dealers, what bad words ‘flub’ and ‘shib’ are, and the difference between puppets and prostitutes. There is also a wickedly funny parody of The Brady Bunch and many more moments of inspired lunacy.

While the ending seems a little too long and drawn out, it does not really detract from the rest of the show which is fast paced, delightfully irreverent and just good, old fashioned Umbilical Brothers fun.

But do heed the title – this is definitely NOT a show for children: just us ‘big’ kids.

Reviewed by Brian Godfrey

Venue: Royalty Theatre, 65 Angas Street, Adelaide
Season: 21 February 2014 – 16 March 2014
Duration: 60 minutes
Tickets: $35.00 – $42.00
Bookings: Book through FringeTix online or phone 1300 621 255


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