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Tony Basnett and more

MANCHESTER: Trapdoor Comedy at Joshua Brooks

SAT 20TH FEB, 2016 7:00pm

£8.00 + £0.80 Booking fee = £8.80

28 tickets available

16 and over

As seen on;
2015 – The John Bishop Show - BBC1
2012 – The Tape Face Tapes – BBC Three
2011 – BBC Comedy Proms – BBC 2
2011 – Comedy Convoy
2011 – The Royal Variety Performance – BBC 1
2011 – Jason Manford’s Comedy Rocks – ITV

Mime with noise, stand-up with no talking – drama with no acting. The Boy has to be seen to be believed.

“The Boy With Tape on His Face is utterly spectacular! Endlessly inventive, hysterically funny. Sublime physical lunacy – fight for a ticket.” – Tim Arthur, Time Out

“A truly magical experience” – Chortle

Now living in the UK, ‘The Boy’ brought his magical brand of physical comedy and unbelievable feats of the imagination to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2010, where the show was an unmitigated debut success, receiving a Foster’s Award nomination for Best Newcomer.

“It’s a pleasure to see great vaudevillian routines reinvented and invested with real personality…. Wills is the last word in silent comedy” – The Guardian

2011’s Fringe show brought a bigger venue and a sold out run, as the The Boy’s universal appeal began to spread to previously uncharted territory. Following a UK tour of his seminal show, Wills returned to Edinburgh with new physical japery in the form of ‘More Tape’. Selling out the 750-seater Pleasance Grand on a nightly basis, it was clear to see that The Boy was having the show of the Fringe. His appeal having transcended boundaries of age, language and culture, it was no surprise to see him receive the Fosters Panel Award and eleven 5 star reviews.

The Boy With Tape On His Face is a character with universal appeal. Delightful, wry, many-layered and hilarious, Wills accesses an inner child in us all that must be fed. Through simple, clever and charming humour aimed at satisfying that hunger, The Boy has created one of the most accessible and enjoyable shows the world has ever seen.

“classic silent comedy with a twist, imagine Marel Marceau teaching you the moves to Blame it on the Boogie and you’re halfway to understanding the appeal of this compelling act”
– The Independent

Drawing on a heritage that includes silent film, mime, magic, puppetry,
“Wills is a slapstick virtuoso and can make almost everyone laugh” – The List

With a UK theatre tour that regularly sells out 300+ seats, a BBC pilot already under his belt and a West End run behind him the future is looking like an exciting place to be for The Boy.

+ full support

£8.00 + £0.80 Booking fee = £8.80

28 tickets available

16 and over