Comedy and mime all taped up

Boasting a unique blend of stand-up comedy, mime, and puppetry ‘The Boy With Tape On His Face’ is set to put on a sell-out show next week.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 3rd October 2012, 10:06 am

The show was the runaway hit of the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010 and a sell-out, when the man behind the face, Sam Wills, returned for a limited run in 2011.

He is now back with a brand new show for his second-ever UK tour, and he is heading for Bedford next week.

What does he do? The less you know, the more you will enjoy.

But if you must know, he will have a gunfight, battle Darth Vader and finally bring John Lennon back to life.

The brainchild of New Zealand stand-up Sam, The Boy appeals to audiences of all ages - this charming character opens up a world of beguiling mime, hilarious puppetry, willing audience participation, and the undeniable power of gaffer-tape.

Ironically, Sam started out as a successful stand-up and street performer with a non-stop talking style.

His comedy was already getting attention before he came up with The Boy, mainly to challenge himself to stage a show without words.

What started as a challenge quickly grew into a global phenomenon, leading to awards, stellar reviews, sell-out tours in the UK and New Zealand, high profile television appearances.

Catch the show at Bedford Theatre, at Bedford School in De Parys Avenue, on Monday, October 8, at 7pm.