Bring your open minds and they'll supply the open legs, Pupperotica is a must-see at FRINGE this year.
As Keren and Josh, through the puppets on their hands, explain at the start of the show, Pupperotica is the very simple pairing of puppets and erotica. It genuinely isn't more complicated than that.
Being a 'Pupperotica virgin' though, I was slightly worried going in that this would be an hour of uncomfortable cringing, but I could not have been more wrong. I laughed all the way through, and even the short games of audience participation, which surely should be awkward, were good-natured and fun, and not at all confronting or intrusive. You read that right: no one was asked to comment on their sex life, whether puppet-related or not. You can breathe easy.
Keren and Josh alternate telling hysterical, occasionally musical, stories about sex with the help of various puppets, including a leather-clad granny, an angel and a devil whose song about masturbation is still bouncing around my head, and a priest preaching how to have Godly Sex. Hint: it strictly does not involve horses.
The puppets themselves are simple yet effective, over one hand with a moving mouth, and nowhere near as lewd as I expected. Although my date was disappointed by the lack of puppet penises, the Pupperotica team did not need to fall back on the easy felt knob-and-balls gag, because the stories they told were side-splittingly witty. They have enough mastery of their craft to know that a fake moustache on a puppet talking about Communist Sex is way funnier than puppet genitalia.
Pupperotica is not for the prudish audience member but for anyone looking for an hour of belly laughs which, while it probably won't give you inspiration for how to spend your evening (or maybe it will, I'm not judging), will definitely give you plenty of discussion material for pillow talk.