The Chuckle Brothers at The Kings Theatre, Southsea

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The Chuckle Brothers returned to sunny Southsea with a ship-load of madcap fun in their new show Pirates Of The River Rother 2. The King’s Theatre was packed, and there were a few adults there looking to relive their childhood memories.

The Chuckle brothers Barry and Paul, along with older brothers Jimmy and Brian, took us on a journey of cheesy but enjoyable comedy in search of the Fountain of Youth. Full of catchphrases, foam flinging, water squirting and King Pong the Gorilla rampaging through the crowd, the show had something for everyone; there were even a few mature jokes for older fans.

The show picked up pace in the second half, with dancing puppets, collapsing scenery, and a pirate version of The 12 Days of Christmas, before coming to an end with a slightly surreal 1990s style techno number. All in all the show was great and getting to share something that I grew up watching with my children Liam, Harvey and Freddie, was a wonderful thing. They loved it, and judging by the noise inside the theatre so did everyone else. After decades of entertaining The Chuckles show no signs of slowing down.