Topping & Butch: Filth!
  • By Pete Shaw
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  • 9th Aug 2006
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  • ★★★★★

Every year this pair just get better, and their material gets ruder. Their audience would have it no other way. Playing to packed-houses at the Underbelly, Topping & Butch have created a whole new genre of show at the Fringe - and they simply own it.

With songs and one-liners that would melt granite, their programme tonight is a bullet-train through the most outrageous depths of comedy. We're treated to a myriad of pant-wettingly funny songs including Buffalo Jill (the bull dyke from Wyoming), It's In His Ring (no explanation needed!) and It's Cold Outside (useful tips for corrupting straight boys).

Talking of straight boys, the heterosexual percentage of the audience has swelled to an enormous size (oo-er!), and this just goes to show how much of a Fringe favourite they've become. If you've not already discovered Topping & Butch yourself, now's the time to find out. Go see it.

Reviews by Pete Shaw

Assembly George Square Studios

The House

★★★★★
theSpace on the Mile

Grace Notes

★★★
Greenwich Theatre

The Jungle Book

★★★
Greenwich Theatre

A Midsummer Night's Dream

★★★★
Multiple Venues

A Spoonful Of Sherman

★★★★★
Pleasance Theatre

Assassins

★★★★

The Blurb

Smirnoff Underbelly. 3-27 Aug. 21:55 (1 hour)