Must See On The West End
Everyone should see New Zealander Sam Wills in The Boy with Tape on His Face, writes Telegraph reviewer Dominic Cavendish. “But not everyone should sit near the front or close to the aisles,” Cavendish warns. “This must be the only show in town where the ‘premium’ seats, in my view, are at the rear of the stalls or up in the circle, safely out of reach or easy pointing distance of the silent star of the show, Sam Wills. However much this studenty-looking buffoon, with his satchel, jacket, mime artiste’s stripey top and boyish mop of hair, expresses eye-rolling exasperation at those slow-on-uptake, his indignation is softened by an insouciant, encouraging air. At its best, and the finale is a blast, it’s as if an entire theatre has been corralled into the biggest party-game ever.” The Boy with Tape on His Face runs through 5 January at the Duchess Theatre in London’s West End.