The Rubberbandits take the Fistfight to the Abbey

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

'Contentment': The Rubberbandits - Blind Boy Boat Club and Mr Chrome - are to play the Abbey Theatre in Dublin from March 26-28
THEY have performed at Shakespeare’s Globe, London’s West End and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and now The Rubberbandits are bringing their Contintental Fistfight stage show to Ireland’s national theatre.

THEY have performed at Shakespeare’s Globe, London’s West End and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and now The Rubberbandits are bringing their Contintental Fistfight stage show to Ireland’s national theatre.

The plastic bag wearing comedians have almost sold out three shows at the Abbey Theatre - on the Peacock stage - in March.

A spokesperson for the Abbey said there was “immediate interest” in the shows, which went on sale last Friday.

“The Abbey Theatre put tickets on sale for the Rubberbandits at midday on Friday last, 13 February and we are now sold out, with only a handful of tickets left to sell,” said the spokesperson.

Contacted for a reaction Blind Boy Boat Club of the Rubberbandits said: “We are saturated from head to toe in the contentment that our Gas C**ntist art movement is now funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.

“Gas C**ntism is the only art movement worth writing about on the inside of a phonebox. All previous artistic movements are hereby denounced as the Anticraic. Dog Bless, and a special thanks to the Freemasons,” he added.

The Bandits’ hour long stage show has won them plaudits across Ireland and the UK, selling out runs in various locations. The Telegraph, in particular, proclaimed the duo as “heirs to the Irish tradition of great, unsettling satire” in the mould of Flann O’Brien.