“A truly magical experience.” - Chortle “The Boy With Tape on His Face is utterly spectacular! Endlessly inventive, hysterically funny. Sublime physical lunacy – fight for a ticket.” - Time Out “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 "Pure brilliant." – Tommy Tiernan "I love these guys." – Des Bishop "Talented, well-written, and really, really funny." – Kevin Bridges "A powerhouse of sketch comedy." - Chortle
Foil, Arms and Hog are an up-and-coming Irish sketch trio and The Boy With Tape on His Face is an award-winning mime artist who has just won this year’s panel prize at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Combine the sheer, childlike absurdness of Vic Reeves with the deft, physical intonation of Hugh Laurie and the genius of Charlie Chaplin and you have Sam Wills: The Boy with Tape on His Face.Drawing on a heritage that includes silent film, mime, magic, puppetry, Motown and the films of Patrick Swayze, The Boy With Tape On His Face is a pensive, curious soul - approaching every object and audience member as a potential friend – or plaything. Shoes sing, empty dresses dance, and electrical tape blossoms into roses, creating a world of possibilities where the only certainty is laughter. Wordlessly conjuring the heart-rending poignancy of Buster Keaton, he mingles it with mischief and a piercing wit that leaves audiences enraptured.
Multi-BAFTA-winning Foil, Arms and Hog take time out of making up false accolades to bring you a show hailed by The Irish Times as “yhe funniest sh*t ever.” Wickedly twisted characters, unpredictable scenes, and high-energy performances. These former children, and regular eaters, have appeared on The Savage Eye and The Republic of Telly and at live festivals including Kilkenny Cats Laughs, Electric Picnic, Forbidden Fruit and The Vodafone Comedy Festival.
Warning: Sketches may contain traces of nuts
8.30 pm – 9.10 pm, 9.30 pm – 10.30 pm