Mime’s theatrical magic is enthralling for young and old

By Review by Marcus Bower
Updated October 31 2012 - 3:03pm, first published July 1 2009 - 2:54am

Created by the engaging and exquisitely talented Wolfe Bowart and presented by Theatre North, Letter’s End was a unique marriage of mime, magic and physicalcomedy.Tapping effortlessly into the traditions of Charlie Chaplin and Marcel Marceau, to name but two, Bowart led his audience through a world of childlike wonder wherememories were given shape and form.As a quirky character responsible for burning unclaimed mail in the depths of a dead-end letter office, Bowart slowly took his audience on a journey of discovery.His inventive use of interactive film coupled with an endless sequence of comedic pieces made Letter’s End an enchanting work.Described undoubtedly as a master of physical theatre, Bowart was able to captivate and mesmerise his audience with his marvellous presence and effortlesstheatrical dexterity.Letter’s End was one of those rare pieces of theatre that must be seen to be believed. It continues at thePrincess Theatre tonight at 7. Don’t miss the magic.

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