MENTION Enid Blyton and you immediately think of the Famous Five and the other adventurous young characters of her children’s books, usually enjoying picnics, with lashings of ginger beer. Now a group of comedians has created an Enid Blyton for grown-ups show, with lashings of puns – coming to Yeovil Octagon Theatre on Saturday 14th May.
Created by Amy Cooke-Hodgson (founder of Edfringe and West End hit Austentatious), and Jonah Fazel (BAFTA-winning History Bombs), the improvised show, Bumper Blyton, is chock-full of innuendo and puns, performed in vintage costume with music and songs.
The show offers an hilarious tongue-in-cheek homage to Enid and her work, to be enjoyed by everyone aged 12 or over or who can remember being that age! Inspired by crowd suggestions in the form of illustrations drawn by the audience, the cast invent a hilarious one-off adventure live on the hoof.
Bumper Blyton is an anarchic parody of the books everyone loved as a child such as; The Faraway Tree, Mallory Towers and of course the Famous Five.
The cast includes some of the UK’s best-known and most experienced improvisers, who between them have won numerous awards, including two Oliviers, two Chortles and a BAFTA.