RUBBERBANDITS: RUDER THAN SHAKESPEARE!
THE AWARD-WINNING PLASTIC-BAG WEARING MUSICAL COMEDY DUO TO ELECTRIFY THE CANDLELIT SAM WANAMAKER PLAYHOUSE WITH THE FUNNIEST, FILTHIEST COMIC RAVE IN THE HISTORY OF SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE
30 & 31 MARCH 2014
DIRECT FROM LIMERICK! RUBBERBANDITS, the plastic-bag wearing musical comedy duo – the Chortle Award winners responsible for YouTube sensation ‘Horse Outside’ – will perform two gigs in the intimate, candle lit surroundings of the newly opened Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe on 30 & 31 March 2014. The Rubberbandits’ appearance will be the first ever comedy show in the space, adding to the eclectic mix of shows the Playhouse’s opening season has to offer.
Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe, said, “I have been a wild fan of the Rubberbandits since I fell in love with their Youtube output. I can’t wait to see their wit and anarchy at play in our Jacobean playhouse.”
RUBBERBANDITS have just enjoyed a third critically acclaimed sell-out season at Soho Theatre with their high-energy, marvellously silly brand new show, Continental Fistfight.
CONTINENTAL FISTFIGHT is packed with dazzling new songs, great big hits and at least one puppet. Here’s a video of one of their newest songs, Hey Mister: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_ZTrXAxZ-g – which attempts to answer the eternal question (particularly around Shoreditch) – Hipster or Hobo?
RUBBERBANDITS began entertaining their school friends with recordings of prank phone calls, which soon became successful radio broadcasts. They caught the eye of Irish broadcaster RTE and when ‘Horse Outside’ was aired on the channel the video went global and was only narrowly beaten to the Christmas number one slot by the X-Factor single.
RUBBERBANDITS (aka Blindboy Boat Club and Mr. Chrome ably, and occasionally intoxicated-ly, supported by Willie O’DJ) have never shown their faces in public and always appear with expertly fashioned plastic shopping bags on their heads. Their outrageous live shows combine raved-up music, sketches and on-stage insanity. They are hard to define but Rubberbandits straddle the music and comedy worlds like … well … like their twitter handle states: “like the tortured breath of Bob Marley that bullies its way through the air and extinguishes the candles on Brendan Behan’s birthday cake”
VENUE: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe
DATES: 30 & 31 March 2014
PRICE: £10 – £35
TICKETS: 020 7401 9919
RUNNING TIME: 70 mins approx. with no interval