So I’ve not been around for a while due to some family stuff, but I am back with a boom, and I am not the only one…
Basil Brush is back with a true, on form BOOM (BOOM)! I love Basil Brush. He is a star with an outstanding ability to entertain and make people of all ages laugh and smile. He’s cheeky, irreverent, charming, naughty, quick-witted, scheming and foxy, but at the same time he’s kind, caring and affectionate! For those who remember him, Basil Brush is an iconic children’s classic tv personality who is a fictional anthropomorphic fox, best known for his appearances on daytime British children’s television. He is primarily portrayed by a glove puppet, but has also been depicted in animated cartoon shorts and comic strips. The character has featured on children’s (and later adult) television from the 1960’s to the present day!
A mischievous character and a raconteur, Basil Brush is best known for his catchphrase ‘Ha Ha Ha! Boom! Boom!’ used after something he finds funny, and also for speaking in a ‘posh’ accent and manner referring to himself as a ‘fella’. Basil Brush claims to dislike puppets, and says his most prized possession is his ‘brush’, this being the traditional name for a fox’s tail. The original Basil Brush glove puppet was designed by Peter Firmin, in 1962, for a BBC television series, and was voiced and performed by Ivan Owen until his death in October 2000.
In 2002, after the death of Ivan Owen, Basil made a comeback performed by a new puppeteer in a children’s BBC sitcom, again named The Basil Brush Show in which his new comic foil, Stephen, is played by Christopher Pizzey. Now, Britain’s most loveable fox is back on the road across the UK along with his TV chum Mr Stephen (aka Chris Pizzey). Together they will take you on a journey of laughs, storytelling and song in a brand new specially written ‘live’ stage show packed with fun and excitement! Hitting many locations up and down the Country, he is sure to be appearing a theatre near you soon!
We are VERY lucky to be reviewing the show in July, so watch this space to hear all about what we think!
So if you fancy joining Basil and friends on his tour this year, why not take a look at the Tour details listed here