Rubberbandits, Soho Theatre January 2013
Mail’s nightmare of a feral underclass"
right side of disturbing". ★★★★ Mail on Sunday
They’re lewd, crude 'n rude but truly essential comedy for anyone with a penchant for the unique and risqué. By no means is being Irish (the boys are from Limerick - a city in Ireland known by locals as Stab City, due to the high crime rate) a prerequisite to enjoy or understand the political references, comedic timing and clever parodies, however it does make it all the more deliciously irreverent, especially when you hear a song titled ‘Double dropping yokes (ecstasy) with Eamon De Valera’ .
Listen to their songs Bag of Glue (http://youtu.be/EYO2GffqnmI), Blackman (http://youtu.be/RaaZsBxWeiQ ) or Up the RA (http://youtu.be/iBT4ZWy6Lm4) and if you find them offensive, racist or pro IRA then you’re missing the huge dollop of subtext and irony laced in every song. This is current day burlesque, where these talented performers parody their local social discords and leave the audience singing along to their hilarious, ridiculous and often provocative songs.
Expect an audience split of Londoners who love to hear a strong Irish accent in song (or rap) and cool Irish who appreciate this niche satirical viewpoint from these oxymoronic sophisticated ruffians.
This is the very best of Irish humor for 2000's - raw, real and raucous.
'Chalk it down' as unmissable.