Review: The Basil Brush Show at Buxton Opera House

Basil Brush
Basil Brush

Basil Brush had the children and adults shouting, clapping and boom-booming at Buxton Opera House in his live show ith the energetic ‘Mr. Stephen’ (Christopher Pizzey).

There was a large screen on stage, a useful device as a backdrop to the stories of the famous detective Sheerluck Brush, and the astronaut Captain Basil Starbrush, famous fox ancestors.

Basil was still the irascible anarchic fox with the upper-class voice and readiness for mischief. We were sprayed with water from a huge water pistol and threatened with a hose, and anticipated with glee the inevitable custard-pie-in-the-face.

With its mix of pantomime (behind you!) and farce, the kids loved Basil and exulted in the gloriously rude and unlikely names such as Mrs Poopington.

Three grandchildren came and this was their verdict:

“I thought it was great. The Basil Brush Show is amazing especially the jokes , they were off the hook. And I especially liked the lines of the characters and the stories. I would definitely recommend the show to friends. I liked the rude poems,’ said Flynn, aged 11.

“It was very good on comedy and it was clever, it take more than just anybody to come up with those lines,” Oscar aged 9.

“Comedy Gold,” Sidney aged 7.

The Basil Brush Show is at Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre on Saturday, April 11.

Review by Marion Codd, Flynn, Oscar and Sidney.