Funny Bones Trash

Embracing all the great theatrical traditions of silent comedy and vaudeville, Funny Bones Trash is the best kind of children’s show. With a tight understanding of what makes people laugh, Chris Peters and Keiichiro Miyaji are very fine comic performers.

Funny Bones Trash sets out first to amaze you, and then to make you laugh along with it.

Part of what makes the show so fantastic is that the duo evidently never forget the full breadth of their audience. Despite occasional forays into more gross-out humour, Peters and Miyaji never push their content so far that it becomes inappropriate. Kids will love the way in which the show blends slapstick and magic, whilst simultaneously giggling with glee at the shows liberal use of dog poo.

The pair evidently understands the strength of the two-part joke structure, setting up our expectations, and then subverting them to full effect. Flying broomsticks are revealed to be men wobbling on stools, levitating bodies are soon brought down to earth. Funny Bones Trash sets out first to amaze you, and then to make you laugh along with it.

Audience interaction is used to similarly hilarious effect. Kids are involved in some of the simpler set pieces, while later on in the show adults are brought up for some of the more complex moments. This serves to focus on the kids from the onset, making them feel like part of the show from the get go.

Once they are already hooked, the production changes gear, letting them laugh at the ridiculous situations the adults are put in. Let’s be honest: there aren’t many things funnier than seeing a grown man go from acting like a samurai to dancing like a hula girl. From a technical perspective the show is run seamlessly, using a range of music, and a beautiful lighting design to enhance the show even further.

Reviews by Alexander Gillespie


Black Magic: Songs Unchained

Cafe Camino

Health Under Fire

Pleasance Courtyard

Mrs McMoon's Tea Party

Gilded Balloon

Funny Bones Trash

Zoo Southside

Joan, Babs & Shelagh too


Since you’re here…

… we have a small favour to ask. We don't want your money to support a hack's bar bill at Abattoir, but if you have a pound or two spare, we really encourage you to support a good cause. If this review has either helped you discover a gem or avoid a turkey, consider doing some good that will really make a difference.

You can donate to the charity of your choice, but if you're looking for inspiration, there are three charities we really like.

Mama Biashara
Kate Copstick’s charity, Mama Biashara, works with the poorest and most marginalised people in Kenya. They give grants to set up small, sustainable businesses that bring financial independence and security. That five quid you spend on a large glass of House White? They can save someone’s life with that. And the money for a pair of Air Jordans? Will take four women and their fifteen children away from a man who is raping them and into a new life with a moneymaking business for Mum and happiness for the kids.
Donate to Mama Biashara now

Theatre MAD
The Make A Difference Trust fights HIV & AIDS one stage at a time. Their UK and International grant-making strategy is based on five criteria that raise awareness, educate, and provide care and support for the most vulnerable in society. A host of fundraising events, including Bucket Collections, Late Night Cabarets, West End Eurovision, West End Bares and A West End Christmas continue to raise funds for projects both in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Donate to Theatre MAD now

Acting For Others
Acting for Others provides financial and emotional support to all theatre workers in times of need through the 14 member charities. During the COVID-19 crisis Acting for Others have raised over £600,000 to support theatre workers affected by the pandemic.
Donate to Acting For Others now



The Blurb

Funny Bones Trash will have both children and adults laughing non-stop. Trash has never been so fun. Funny Bones gets awesomely creative, turning everyday items into mini stunts and gags that will keep the entire audience captivated. Adults become big kids here. And the real children will be cackling with laughter from all the excitement. Silent comedy, giant puppetry, extensive facial expressions and a huge catalogue of props makes for one very fast paced and high energy show.

Most Popular See More

Mary Poppins

From £37.00

More Info

Find Tickets

Pretty Woman: The Musical

From £18.00

More Info

Find Tickets


From £27.00

More Info

Find Tickets

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

From £13.00

More Info

Find Tickets


From £29.00

More Info

Find Tickets

Les Miserables

From £22.00

More Info

Find Tickets