Tapeface, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

Submitted by Erin Roche on Thu, 17 Aug '17 4.41pm
Rating (out of 5)
Show info
Gag Reflex in association with Kilimanjaro Live
Sam Wills (Tape Face)
Running time

Silent comedy and physical theatre like you’ve never seen before, Tape Face can only be described as spectacular. It’s a shame that we can sometimes lose that inner child that finds magic in the everyday, but Tape Face is here to bring that back to us, allowing us to remember what it’s like to daydream again.

Without one word uttered throughout the entire show, he stuns and thrills, turning simple objects into incredible acts of whimsy. A humble red balloon becomes the stuff of wonder, so much so that it had me literally jumping up and down on the floor in front of my seat. Creating hilarious, outrageous, genre-defying acts out of fly swatters, ping pong balls, pvc pipe, dinner plates-- this show is a veritable four leaf clover among the brush.

Tapeface reminds his audience, both in the participants he brings up on stage to create his show with him and in the participants sitting in the theatre, that there is beauty in the ordinary, that silliness isn't just for children, and that, when we come together, incredible things can happen.

Aug 17-27