for all the clever repartee, it's the dancing that tells the tale

— City Pages

Including the most inventive use of umbrellas and oranges I’ve ever seen, Pieces of eight is an exotic fairytale show full of crazy characters and feisty dancing.

— ThreeWeeks Edinburgh

another miniature masterpiece of quicksilver timing, witty repartee, sassy dancing and physical comedy…

— Minneapolis Star Tribune

an absolutely charming little piece of theatre

— The Scotsman

Thanks goodness, then, for Sossy Mechanics who do show biz old-style

comedy, lots of characters produced out of just a change in voice and, er, lots of ballroom dancing, all rather beautifully executed

— London Times

When Norman Goldwyn shows up to pitch his script, only to find that the Bitterman Brothers are expecting a promotional film about oranges, he’s convinced that his career is a sunk ship.  Lucky for Norman, Betty Grace Bootfree, the Bitterman’s assistant, comes aboard to save the day.  Together, they rewrite the entire script on the fly while sailing back and forth between the worlds of post-World War II Hollywood and the fantastical voyage of The Fancy.

Sossy Mechanics pull out their trademark tools in this craftily constructed two-hander, applying physical comedy, rapier-sharp repartee, Latin-flavored dance numbers, ridiculous puppets, two love stories for the price of one, and a little sword-fighting thrown in to keep the kids happy.

Premiered 2005, Edinburgh, Scotland

    another miniature masterpiece of quicksilver timing, witty repartee, sassy dancing and physical comedy… "
— Minneapolis Star Tribune
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    for all the clever repartee, it's the dancing that tells the tale "
— City Pages
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    Thanks goodness, then, for Sossy Mechanics who do show biz old-style "

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    an absolutely charming little piece of theatre "
— The Scotsman
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