Improvised crossover cabaret, Boris and Sergey’s Astonishing Freakatorium, comes to Wilton’s Music Hall

Wilton’s Music Hall is preparing for a rather interesting new show later this month, as master puppeteer Henry Maynard brings his new adult show to the east London venue.

Best known for creating the spectacular puppets used in the National Theatre production of War Horse, Henry Maynard has collaborated with a highly skilled team of expert puppeteers, who have been working together in sweaty and physically compromising conditions since 2010. Boris and Sergey’s Astonishing Freakatorium is an improvised crossover cabaret featuring tabletop puppetry and character comedy for discerningly twisted adult audiences.

Following sell out runs at the Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringes and gathering three awards, 10 five star reviews (and counting), puppetry’s Balkan bad boys Boris & Sergey; simply the greatest vaudevillian double act ever conceived for the small stage, are back in London with freak show cabaret like no other.

Starring a variety of puppet characters, Boris & Sergey follow the tragic story of Pierre le Petit Tête Gustav and his wildly deranged tap dancing companion Juan Tamino. Audiences must hold on to their hats as they delve into a titillation filled world of the macabre. Boris & Sergey recreate traditional scenes of geeking, feats of incredible fortitude, endeavours of unimaginable physical endurance with formidable artistry, all whilst beguiling with their roughish wit and erudite jocularity.

Boris faces El Pollo Diablo (or ‘Betsy’, as he likes to call her) in a live onstage cock fight; and there is ample opportunity for audience interaction, improvisation and comedy banter between the two brothers in ‘super spooky storytime’.

Performed by the man behind puppetry’s Balkan bad boys Amused Moose Finalist, Henry Maynard presents a one man show featuring puppetry, physical comedy, and mime where audiences are invited to join our hero for a silent expedition as they witness one man’s quest for a friend.

Boris & Sergey’s Astonishing Freakatorium will be at Wilton’s Music Hall from 9 – 13 May

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