Don’t put your foot in it – go watch the socks

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre
Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre

A PAIR of socks will grace Eastgate Theatre on Thursday, July 21.

It doesn’t sound the most attractive form of entertainment to appear on the Peebles stage, but these are superstar socks which form the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre.

Since bursting onto the scene in 2005, the socks have become Edinburgh Fringe staples, winning rave reviews, including one from a critic who wrote: “Hilarious, naughty, and just a wee bit rude, this is the Abbot and Costello of the sock world.”

The show has also carved out a huge following on YouTube, where the affectionate spoofs of everyone from Professor Brian Cox to Doctor Who regularly get tens of thousands of views.

Television has come calling too, and the socks have slipped onto The Culture Show and Big Brother’s Little Brother.

The show comes straight from the mind of Kev F Sutherland, a Scottish comic book writer and illustrator.

He has written for some of the best-loved comics in the country, from the Beano to Viz, from Doctor Who Magazine to 2000 AD.

A spokesman for the theatre said: “His unique, ever-so-slightly-daft comic sensibility, honed on these famous publications, informs the show, and has helped him create a show which is a genuine one-off and is adored by audiences wherever it goes.”

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre is suitable for 12 years and over, with tickets priced at £13 for the 8pm performance. Phone 01721 725777 for more details.