Morro and Jasp Do Puberty

Jetting in from Toronto come clown sisters Morro and Jasp, masters of their craft and hilarious to boot. This show, delving into the realms of female puberty, goes exactly where you think it goes and yet manages to surprise and shock you all the same.

Equally capable of capturing your sympathy as your laughter.

The plot largely deals different aspects of puberty: mostly abject terror, be it the terror of an invite to the school dance or the trials and tribulations of menstruation (or a lack of it). It’s probably worth noting that the style of humour can be fairly toilet-based and might not be to everyone’s taste. However, it certainly seemed to be to the taste of most of the audience. Some of the jokes do perhaps involve a bit too much screaming; it can be a bit deafening for the front row at times. But it is worth appreciating the talent of the two actors. They manage remain utterly in their clown character from the start, right through to the bows, and are as equally capable of capturing your sympathy as your laughter.

Without wishing to spoil, the use of audience interaction is done very well indeed and the duo had clearly done enough to encourage the participants to fully engage with their madness. The frequent blackouts are a little jarring, although do prove to be the source of one of the best jokes of the night. Though the story is not exactly revolutionary, it does have a fairly sweet ending and proves to be more than just a linking device for particular jokes. Past events are frequently called-back to and the result is a very entertaining show indeed.

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The Blurb

A hilarious look at the best period of your life. Clown sisters Morro and Jasp are at that age where the hormones are always flaring, the telephone keeps ringing, and the punk rock can never be too loud. As Morro attempts to hide from feminine hygiene products, Jasp longs for womanhood and the boy of her dreams. This smash hit explores the trials and tribulations of growing up. Canadian Comedy Award winners. Best of Fringe. 'Must see' ***** (Eye Weekly). 'Fringe winner' ***** (Now). 'Charming, hilarious, superb piece of theatre… positively captivating' ***** (Vue). www.morroandjasp.com