If you have never experienced an hour with Twonkey, this is an excellent place to start. He has gone positively mainstream this year with a musical feast accompanied by a running dramatic buffet that has an actual narrative thread and everything.
Twonkey’s Night Train To Liechtenstein, Heroes @ Dragonfly (Venue 414) ****
Twonkey has, we are told, inherited a lot of money and his nasty manager is out to steal it on the eponymous Night Train to Liechtenstein. He has had a bad year, being thrown out by Mrs Twonkey and suffering from a subsequent aversion to content, but he pulls himself together and brings us a show you will never forget.
I fully expect to see his glorious, Kraftwerk-meets- Boomtown-Rats inspired track “In The Pub” topping the iTunes charts soon. It might be my favourite thing this August. Although Twonkey’s rendition of I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles is not to be missed and his “harrowing song about emotional distress” sung with a tiny toy kitten accompaniment will touch your very soul.
Add to this those perennial delights the Transylvanian Finger Fantasies, the return of Chris Hutchinson, Sandy and Mothra plus a Tiny Al Capone and a Semtex Fez and you have an hour of joyous abandon where the normal rules of anything simply don’t apply.
One of the many great delights of a Twonkey show are the man’s mumblings and asides. “Let’s see where this takes us,” he mutters, after some incomprehensible but hilarious happening.
“Everyone likes outcomes” he tells us. By this time we don’t mind. We are all just delighted to be there. It is difficult not to fall in love with a Twonkey show. Overthink it and you will ruin it for yourself; look for normal jokes and you will be disappointed. Step into the Twonkeyverse and give rationality a rest.
• Until 26 August, 6pm