A blue-clad, yellow-fronted fairytale. Raissa's vocals were spot-on, her stiff dancing adorable. She stalked about the stage, looking like the fascinatingly awkward kid in school. The substitution of orchestra for melodica was as effective as it could be and proved that the Mummers were willing to buy into the festival spirit, topping off the set with a "mummers mash-up" of Passion Pit's Sleepyhead.
The Duckworth Lewis Method
Neil, sporting eccentric facial hair and wielding a cricket bat, and Thomas, who has oddly small, delicate hands provided the perfect accompaniment to this ashes weekend. Extremely self-aware and great fun, Jiggery Pokery being the obvious highlight.
The undisputed highlight. Atmospheric, otherworldly beats, pantomime performers. It was like an alien embassy and strangely reminded me of the diva scene from the Fifth Element. I felt stoned during the performance and completely lost for words afterwards. Stunning.