The incomparable Tape Face brings his world-famous show back to the West End following four sold-out UK tours and four sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Formerly known as The Boy with Tape on His Face, Tape Face has captivated audiences across the globe with his unique and spell-binding brand of comedy. A 2016 finalist of America’s Got Talent and a performer on The John Bishop Show and at the Royal Variety Performance, the entirely silent stand-up comic creates tender and side-splittingly hilarious tableaux with the use of ordinary objects and popular music.
This year, Tape Face comes to London with his most visually impressive, witty and surprising show yet. Constantly inventive and utterly captivating, his brand-new show must be seen to be believed, and then seen again, just to make sure.
Playing at the Garrick Theatre for just seven weeks, tickets are sure to sell out fast, so grab yours today.
Read our article on everything you need to know about Tape Face.
★★★★ The Times, Evening Standard, The Stage, BroadwayWorld, WestEndWilma, EverythingTheatre
★★★★ “Chaplin-esque mime act triumphs…will take your breath away” Evening Standard
★★★★ “His three-man Jackson Five number… might just be the greatest five minutes of art created by man.” “Properly funny, truly wondrous” The Times
★★★★ “Audiences are screaming for Tape Face” “Like if Derren Brown, Charlie Chaplin and Edgar Allan Poe got high and wrote a show” “Mad, macabre and magical… a joy to watch” BroadwayWorld
★★★★ “Surprise after surprise… charming and very, very funny” Official Theatre
my husband had just been for a hearing test and was given a pair of hearing aid to try out. He was looking forward to a clear hearing in theatre, but Sam Wills didn't say a single word for the whole 2.5 hours! How funny was that?! Loved the show, hilarious and great entertainment.
Just laughed and laughed. After the show was heartwarming experience thanks to Tape Face and his collaborators (audience) !!!
When you have to laugh so hard that you are crying and you can't breath and your lungs start hurting because you can't breath - for two hours
Well worth watching, to create such humour without a word was very clever indeed. The whole audience was in stitches. Audience participation was brilliant.
You do wonder just how someone who clearly won't be saying anything can fill two hours of show but it was brilliant. A lot of thought put into the 'sketches' resulting often in hilariously funny results. Well worth a visit.
What an amazing show! We discovered the boy with tape on his face, Sam Wills, on America's Got Talent and since that we were excited to know he was coming to London. All his show is brilliant! The show is very well structured and you do not need to speak any language to understand the show. Brilliant performance!
Two and a quarter hours and not a word said - imaginative audience participation - very clever and very funny
Tape face was very amazing and really funny ! I saw him on Americas got talent and I was super excited to see him in person! It was the most fun show I have ever seen! He interacts with the audience. He is a great performer and I am very glad I saw him! I highly recommend!
An odd but thoroughly enjoyable night at the Garrick. Tape face has the ability to say so much without a word. A broad international audience all enjoyed the common language of visual comedy. Audience participation is usually cringe worthy but not In this show. Go and enjoy it!
I've seen Tape Face quite a few times as part of other shows and, to be honest, I wasnt sure how a whole show on his own would work. But it totally worked and was absolutely brilliant. Engaging throughout, so, so clever and, above all, hilarious! Totally different to anything else around, he appeals to all ages from kids to very big kids! Cannot remember the last time I was this transfixed by a show. The Boy is a genius.
Haven't laughed so much for ages, thank you. Intelligent, clever,and very entertaining. Fully deserved the standing ovation.
We had a fantastic night at the Theatre. Completely different to anything else on. Tape face boy is funny and inventive. Interaction with the audience makes the whole show unique. Would thoroughly recommend for all ages.
The show was energetic and full of audience participation but didn't give me belly laughs but made me smile in places
Tape Face was a phenomenally hilarious performance. Really enjoyable how interactive he is with the audience throughout the whole show. Takes people out of their comfort zone in a comical way. The lights and music were very complimenting to the performance. Well done!
Heard reviews on Radio 4 and thought 'I must see this show, it sounds great' However, I realize that every night is a different show, but we only laughed twice throughout the entire performance. The Jury was out whilst we chatted about it over dinner that evening, and our conclusion was that we didn't find it very funny. I have no idea why....but we would not go to anything else that he will be doing. 'The Play that Goes Wrong' was more up our street.
Creative and funny! Great interactions with the audience, engaging for a one-man show of this particular genre.
Hilarious!!!! Crying of laugher!!! Family friendly with a few small adult jokes that flew over the kids' heads. If you're looking for a funny cute little show this is it!!!
Had some higher expectations after seeing some of the jokes in AGT, but the show exceeded all my expectations.
Show as cancelled and we never received notice. Came from the US. Showed up to the theatre and learned there was no show.
I never would have thought that someone who does not speak could be so funny. The show involves audience members and their reactions make things even better. I think I may actually go again since with a different audience the show will change also.
It was SO REFRESHING to watch something & someone that was totally enjoyable without any smut whatsoever - we watched him on AGT - and loved him then - so jumped at the opportunity to purchase tickets to see him - the best thing we have seen in years!
Very funny, cool and inventive. Good theatre lovers, families, students and non-English speaking tourists who want a night out at the theatre! A very enjoyable evening out and the red balloons finale was something very special!
Great great greaaat show!! My only regret is sitting in the middle of the seat row and didn't get any chance to be picked by TapeFace...
A brilliant original show with hilarious participation from selected members of audience - you've been warned! Highly recommended.
Everyone should go and see it. It was so funny.
There was lots of audience participation and we had a great time.
Tape Face will leave you in stitches. Who knew not talking was so hilarious. The audience participation is pure genius as it makes each performance unique. A modern classic. I would gladly watch him again and again.
Oh my word, this was such a funny show. There is a lot of audience participation too and some of the humour depends on the audience members, but Tape Face will always find a way to make you laugh regardless. I haven't laughed out loud so much for a long time - even the sides of my mouth were still aching by the time I got home. A definite, must-see show!
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0HH
No refunds after purchase.
2 Hours and 20 minutes including intercal
How Does It Work
You will receive a confirmation email with your booking reference.
If you choose collect at box office please print this and bring it with you on the day of the show a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time.
If you choose post - tickets are sent 5 days after purchase.
Suitable For Children
The show is suitable for those aged 12 years +
When Can I Go
Tuesday 6th June 2017 – Saturday 22nd July 2017
- Tuesday - Saturday: Evening performance at 7.30pm
- Saturday: Matinee at 3pm
- Additional matinee Wednesday 14th June 2017 at 3pm
- Additional performances Sunday 11th June 2017 at 3pm and 7:30pm
Where Do I Go
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0HH
By Tube- Leicester Square or Charing Cross
By Train- Charing Cross
By Bus-3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 24, 29, 30