Toucan

Tue 20th – Sat 24th Oct 2015

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

““Toucan” is a world within your imagination.”

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SUMMARY

Toucans are members of the family Ramphastidae of near passerine birds from the Neotropics. They are brightly marked and have large, often colourful bills. The name of this bird group is derived from the Tupi word tukana. Toucans are usually found in pairs or small flocks. They sometimes fence with their bills and wrestle, which scientists hypothesize they do to establish dominance hierarchies. A toucan's tongue is long (up to 14–15 cm) adding to its sensitivity as an organ of taste. The colourful and large bill, which in some large species measures more than half the length of the body, is the hallmark of toucans. Despite its size, the toucan's bill is very light, being composed of bone struts filled with spongy tissue of keratin between them. The bill has forward-facing serrations resembling teeth, which historically led naturalists to believe that toucans captured fish and were primarily carnivorous; today it is known that they eat mostly fruit.

“Toucan” is a world within your imagination.

A new sketch show from Footlights Guy, Sam, Jordan and Theo, who have collectively brought you Cirque De L'Extaordinaire, Pelican, Beluga, Hippo Concerto, Dystopia: The Musical, STIFF! (The Footlights Harry Porter Prize WInner 2014), Amygdala Wonderland, Sunset Eternal, The Marlowe Showcase, The Double, Laughing Fitz, numerous Footlights smokers, and many more.

Previous praise:

Varsity - "Highly original and truly hilarious"

The Tab - "The epitome of bizarre hilarity and joyous absurdity"

TCS - "Has half the audience dancing and the rest laughing"

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