My expectations of this Fringe super-hit were high. Very high. So high, I was nervous that no act could actually meet them, but the supremely talented Boy With Tape On His Face certainly did. Sam Wills’s character, completely mute throughout, is completely non-threatening as he brings audience members on-stage to join in his silent comedy. This most simple of ideas is handled artfully, as is the repeated formula of setting up a scene and then watching The Boy show his volunteers how to join in to create golden, hilarious moments, varying from silly games to more delicate visual jokes. The audience is with him every silent step of the way. Believe the hype and get your ticket before it sells out.
Pleasance Courtyard, 2-25 Aug (not 14), 9.40pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Sarah Macartney]