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25 years on Norfolk legends still deliver the laughs

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The Nimmo Twins (otherwise known as Karl Minns and Owen Evans) are celebrating 25 years of taking the mickey out of all things Norfolk with a show at Norwich Playhouse.

A Load Of Old Squit is an amalgam of their greatest hits of the past quarter-century and some new material ahead of a new show in August, Holt? Who Goes There?

Karl promises "something old, something new and quite a lot that is blue" and he doesn't lie.

The Nimmo Twins, Owen Evans and Karl Minns (54149854)
The Nimmo Twins, Owen Evans and Karl Minns (54149854)

Among the topics touched on are sex manuals for Norfolk men (I can't go into details here but finding The Cley Tourist is among the recommendations), second homers at Burnham Market (not welcomed with open arms) and comments about Swaffham that frankly seem harsh.

Karl's iconic She Goo character rarely gets about waist level but there was some clever stuff in there in a new 'teach-yourself-Nawfok' on the subject of life in lockdown.

Karl may be the creative genius but it is often Owen who delivers the more targeted performance. His poem on why one should never venture to Norwich's Prince of Wales Road after dark (think Norfolk Street on steroids) being one of the highlights.

Nimmo Twins ... Karl Minns (54149876)
Nimmo Twins ... Karl Minns (54149876)

There was also a recap of the Smokie reworking 'Living Next Door To Carol' inspired by Swaffham's very own lotto lout Michael Carroll, that Karl said had not been performed since 2004.

In turns filthy, outrageous and splenetic, this spares very few in its scattergun approach but if something doesn't tickle you, then another comic dart will be along in a few seconds. A good tonic for us all after such a difficult two years.

Always a hot ticket, there are a few seats left for shows. The Nimmo Twins are performing another 13 dates until January 23 and the new show is from August 3 to August 21.

Nimmo Twins ... Owen Evans (54149865)
Nimmo Twins ... Owen Evans (54149865)

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