Wig out with figs in wigs

Four of the Figs in Wigs five piece troupe
Four of the Figs in Wigs five piece troupe
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A colourful blend of comedy, dance, visual art, music and circus skills is headed this way.

Figs in Wigs will present Show Off at the Great Hall at Lancaster University on November 26.

The troupe – Rachel Gammon, Suzanna Hurst, Sarah Moore, Rachel Porter and Alice Roots – has accumulated a sizeable following with their mix of theatre, dance and comedy.

On the surface, this may seem a shallow display of narcissism fuelled by social media, but underneath the neon lights, Figs in Wigs are delving deep into modern society’s fixation with self.

They have collaborated with Duckie, Sink the Pink and Brian Lobel, provided choreography for Bryony Kimmings, and perform regularly with Total Theatre Award winner Scottee.

Expect excessive use of puns, obscure cultural references and unconventional choreography all washed down with a bottle of WKD (or two).

A spokeswoman said: “ We use puns, fake fruit, and pop culture to create shows that are refreshingly surreal, absurdly comic and always aware of their own theatricality.

“As untrained dancers, our routines are distinctly unusual, yet surprisingly catchy. Beneath the deadpan monobrows we seek to address big issues one sequin at a time, and although we might not change the world with glitter we’ll have fun trying. Imagine Kraftwerk meets Chicks on Speed at a fruit stall... and you’re nowhere close.”

Lancaster University (Nov 26) tickets £9-£13, call 01524 594151.