2nd Aug 2017 - 27th Aug 2017

The Grand - Pleasance Courtyard


Parental guidance advised


The long awaited return of the show the world can't stop talking about. This is stand-up comedy with no talking, drama with no acting and punch lines with no words.

Think you've seen TAPE FACE? Think again. This is a bigger, more spectacular re-imagining of his unique and special brand of silent comedy. Get involved and enraptured as you step inside a comedy world unlike any other. Laugh, cry, and when it's all over you'll be completely lost for words.

Total sell-out Fringe 2010-2013.

As Seen on The Royal Variety Performance (ITV)

"Endlessly inventive, hysterically funny." - Time Out *****


The artist formerly known as The Boy with Tape on His Face brings you a multi-award winning, multi-hyphenate spectacle that needs to be seen to be believed.  Join TAPE FACE as he conjures uproarious & moving tableaux using only the most everyday of objects and the most popular of songs.

Total sell-out at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for four years in a row, four sold-out UK tours, a smash hit run in London’s West End, a critically acclaimed marvel around the world (New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, South Africa…)

As Seen On:
Live @ The Fringe (BBC)
The Comedy Prom (BBC2) with Tim Minchin
The John Bishop Show (BBC1)

Following a stunning 2016 - during which he made his debut in Las Vegas, reached the finals of America’s Got Talent, became a viral sensation as one of the most viewed videos in AGT history, completed a sold-out 52 date tour of some of the UK’s most iconic venues and successfully persuaded a Spice Girl to wear a toilet seat on her head, live on American TV, in front of an audience of over 14 million! Tape Face returns to where it all began - the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with a truly BEST OF show

Tape Face accesses the inner child in everyone. Through simple, clever and charming humour, he has created one of the most accessible and enjoyable shows the world has ever seen. Drawing on a heritage that includes silent film, mime, magic, puppetry, Motown and the films of Patrick Swayze, he is a pensive, curious soul approaching every object and audience member as a potential friend – or plaything. Since the creation of Tape Face, his shows have sold out around the world during which time he has become a critically acclaimed silent sensation with Simon Cowell comparing him to a modern Charlie Chaplin.

Open/closeReviews and Quotations

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
5 stars
It’s a pleasure to see great vaudevillian routines reinvented and invested with real personality…. Wills is the last word in silent comedy
4 stars
The Guardian
he’s an expert technician. Every glance is perfect – it has to be without any other means of communication – every pause is just right, every revelation perfectly timed, every scene running to just the right duration. When it comes to comic timing, his sense is innate
5 stars
A deliciously skilful hour, some of the set pieces are simply joyous, sometimes mesmerising
5 stars
The Times
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
Wills is a slapstick virtuoso and can make almost everyone laugh
5 stars
The List
Tape Face became an instant Edinburgh fringe superstar at the turn of this decade.. he’s got a skilful, strange and lovable act that’s capable of entertaining nearly everyone
5 stars
The Guardian
A show that's a delight from start to finish, that can be enjoyed by absolutely everybody.
5 stars
The Scotsman

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