Children’s show review: Charlie Chuck’s Chuckasaurus Show
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review: Charlie Chuck’s Chuckasaurus Show at theSpace @ Symposium Hall (Venue 43), reviewed by Claire Smith
To say there were technical problems during this show would be a serious understatement. But under the influence of Charlie Chuck these became the funniest technical problems I have ever seen.
For the uninitiated, Charlie Chuck is not a cheesy children’s entertainer but a wild-haired, wild-eyed barking lunatic best known as Uncle Peter on The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer.
In his children’s show Charlie Chuck and two friends travel back to the time of the dinosaurs. There was supposed to be roaring. There was no roaring. Charlie Chuck swore. He apologised. A woman gathered up her son to leave. But a giant animatronic dinosaur was on its way in. Except it fell over. So the woman couldn’t storm out and the dinosaur couldn’t walk in. Charlie tried to appease the situation by handing out teacakes.
The children in the audience were in fits of laughter. A woman in a wheelchair almost fell out of it laughing – even when the dinosaur fell again and bopped her on the head.
In many ways the show was a complete and utter shambles – but it was funny and silly and the kids loved it. Welcome to the topsy-turvy world of Charlie Chuck.
Until tomorrow. Today 11:35am
More info: Charlie Chuck’s Chuckasaurus Show is at theSpace @ Symposium Hall
Originally published in The Scotsman