Ah, the Socks. Can this comic creation, of some years’ standing now, still come up with new laughs? Yes, readers, it bloody well can. No pun is left unpunned, no stupid costume (on a sock?) is left unworn. No ridiculous perversion of any well-loved musical standard is left unsung. And if you thought there isn’t any new way of making the Bard funny, well, you’re wrong. Macbeth, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, and others, as you’ve never seen them before. If Shakespeare were alive today, this is how he’d be doing his plays. Not. For all his Elizabethan genius, he’s just not fast enough. The two battling pieces of animated hosiery are as fast and funny in their petty squabbling as always; there’s never less than a gag a second. Even if there are mistakes or fluffs, the adlib gags that cover them are as funny as anything else in the show. Relax, and laugh your socks off. Comedy genius at work.
John Christopher Wood