What would any of us know if our slap-happy
, alcoholic mum hadn't bothered to send us to school, preferring to keep us at home as a buffer against our heroin addict father, who went on to take a fatal overdose at the age of 42?
The Christian way of life has been replaced by our cynical permissive culture as primarily expressed through the television which has promoted brutality, bullying, blasphemy and a slap-happy
attitude to sexuality.
THE actors in this slap-happy
, highly physical production are beaten around the head, whipped, strangled, poked in the eye or picked up and used as a battering ram.
Here is an old-school racer that will not forgive a slap-happy
right hand and a lapse in concentration.
Winnie Lea DeLaria Willie David Greenspan If comedians like Bert Lahr, Steve Martin and Robin Williams could make a meal out of Beckett's existential masterpiece "Waiting for Godot," there's no reason Lea DeLaria shouldn't have a stab at "Happy Days." The slap-happy
character of Winnie (her cheery optimism undiminished by being up to her neck in a sand-pit) is a juicy role for a physical comedian like DeLaria, who comes up with an impressive repertoire of facial expressions and vocal mannerisms to keep the smile on Winnie's face as she sinks deeper into oblivion.
Kicking off with fast-paced, jazz guitar-driven number, Chinatown, the band immediately got the capacity audience on side, before ploughing into slap-happy
instrumental Diga Diga Doo.
29; BORN 1974: OH SO NATURAL Kate Moss, Andrea Corr; SLAP-HAPPY
AND AGEING Victoria Beckham, Penelope Cruz; 22; BORN 1981: OLD BEFORE THEIR TIME Beyonce, Britney Spears; 40; BORN 1963: GLOWING AND GORGEOUS Natasha Richardson, Helen Hunt ROUGH AND READY Michelle Collins, Whitney HoustonNOT SO HOT Wendy Richard, Liza Minnelli57BORN 1946: THE GOLDEN GIRLS Cher, Joanna Lumley
Plainly, a lot of these people are recklessly slap-happy
After a four year stint fronting Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, Mike is back with his own band, including former Biscuit Boy Al 'Slap-Happy
' Gare on bass, relative newcomer Oliver Darling on guitar and Mark Morgan on drums.
Forget the boring blondes, the drug-taking Mosses or the slap-happy
Campbells, Evangelista is definitely the queen.
YOU have to feel a bit sorry for the actors in this slap-happy
, highly physical production.
And when these lowlifes decide to get physical, of course, they can record their 'slap-happy
' assaults on their camera phones.
Which will put slap-happy
parents against him from Day One.
Clockwise from above: Raza in red leather; the cast in action; putting on one of 110 wigs used in the show; Raza gets slap-happy
They dispatch seductress Debbie (Charisse Loriaux) to steal "secret ingredient." Colorful design and frenetic pace ride past more groan-inducing jokes, with some hilarious sketch turns (especially Miller in drag, Chris Murphy's Peter Lorre-voiced villain, and Peele and Murphy as slap-happy
gangster sibs) from game young cast.