Both a national treasure and household name in the UK comedy scene, The Boy With Tape On His Face needs no introduction. After a successful Edinburgh Fringe season where he garnered a staggering eleven five star reviews and won the esteemed Fosters Panel Prize, followed by a twenty-two show run at London’s West End, The Boy is back home with an encore season of More Tape.
The Boy proves that you do not need words to put on a stomping good show. More Tape is an hour of silent fun backed by a killer soundtrack and is a fabulous mix of magic, vaudeville, puppetry and loads of props! We are taken in to the world of The Boy where oven mitts sing (my personal favorite!), a game of golf is only a hairdryer away and a measuring tape can provide endless fun possibilities.
Audience interaction is an integral part of the show – you are forewarned this at the very start and advised that you should just play along. Many people get nervous at comedy gigs (especially if you are seated in the front) for fear of being picked on but this show is one of very few where you hope to be chosen as you want to be a part of the adventure.
Sam Wills, the talented man behind this endearing silent character is an absolute master at his craft. The show is clever, innovative and well structured – every gag is imaginative and perfectly placed with great comedic value. Sam sets each one up brilliantly and demonstrates effortlessly that actions speak louder than words, using animated gestures and that signature wide-eyed expression to tell his story.
More Tape is exceedingly fun, wonderfully whimsical and absolutely hysterical – a truly magical experience. If you haven’t yet seen this extremely entertaining show, put simply you need to. Your inner child will thank you for it.
The Whimsical Banana rates More Tape: 5/5 bananas!
The Boy With Tape On His Face is performing at Rangatira at Q until Saturday May 18th. This is your last chance to catch this multi-award winning show so don’ t miss out and get in quick as the season will sell out! Click here for tickets.
UPDATE: Due to popular demand, The Boy has added an extra show at 5pm on May 18th!