|De The Umbilical Brothers. 14è Festival Internacional de Pallassos. Cornellà de Llobregat 2010|
.. Don't Explain
When asked to explain a little about the show the Brothers simply laughed and referred to the title. Upon further investigation we found that an embryo version of the show was seen in the 1992 Adelaide Fringe. In the intervening years it has grown into its current incarnation: that of an uncontrollable, independent entity not understood even by its creators.
David Umbilical explains: "Its success at the '94 Edinburgh Fringe really went to its head, and then after the London Mime Festival it started hanging around with some of the bigger shows, like 'Cats'. It was caught in a compromising situation with the 'Phantom', which was pretty embarrassing for us, and finally it spent a night in jail after an 'incident' involving 'Dames at Sea'."
Shane Umbilical: "It's been a long and winding road, to quote John Lennon's sidekick. We invented a new show for Edinburgh '95, which drove 'Don't Explain' over the edge. It disappeared and we found it several months later in a nightclub in Bogota, Colombia. I guess all it needs is love, to quote Ringo Starr's boss. We've stuck with it and after a few more therapy sessions it should be ready to come back out of the box." Mrs Umbilical: "Don't Explain is a rollercoaster ride to the surreal and frenetic other-world of chaotic comedy."