Ireland loves them! Jedward crowd surf on the hundreds of teenage girls waiting at stage door after their panto
As if inserting their name into the title of an old English fairytale wasn”t enough, Jedward have invented a new craze – Jedsurfing.
The quiff-haired duo couldn”t resist the chance to crowd surf on top of the hundreds of screaming teenage girls waiting at the stage door after their pantomime tonight.
Wearing their trademark sparkly red suits, John and Edward Grimes jumped on the group of fans who had come to see them perform Jedward & The Beanstalk at Dublin”s Olympia Theatre.
Mobbed: Jedward crowd surf on the hundreds of teenage girls that wait at their stage door after their panto, Jedward & The Beanstalk
The former X factor contestants, and Celebrity Big Brother housemates, have put their own spin on the 1800s folk tale, Jack and the Beanstalk, for a three-week run in Ireland, and fans have flocked to see it.
Written by playwright Fiona Looney, the Christmas panto surprisingly has a number of showbiz and political scandals joked about in it, reported the Irish Times on opening night.
Ripping it off: The former X factor contestants have put their own spin on the 1800s folk tale, Jack and the Beanstalk
Oh my gosh! One of the twins pulls a startled face at the stage door of the Olympia Theatre
The giant”s name is Baron Ichibold Meany Fartypants, known as IMF.
The story is based around the characters of Jack and Ma Grimm who are too poor to pay rent or buy a ring for Jack’s love Jill.
The paper said Jedward so not appear on stage until about 25 minutes through, appearing on segways.
“From there on in, it’s all about Jedward,” the reviewer writes.
“They dance in their energetic, appealingly inexpert way, deliver their lines with a certain looseness, shout a few spontaneous lines when they shouldn’t, wave at the audience, and sing Lipstick until it’s the only thing your brain has room for. They’re not given topical jokes about the IMF.
This move”s for you! Always on form, one of the boys points at the camera
“Ultimately, your enjoyment of this panto depends largely on your enjoyment of all things Jedward.
“The final 10 minutes replaces panto with a mini-gig, a nice trick to get the appreciative audience on its feet before the curtain call.
“There are more traditional pantos out there. There may be better-produced pantos out there. But there is only one panto with Jedward in it. And that’s your chief consideration before going along.”