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It Goes Without Saying (Bill Bowers)

By | Published on Thursday 8 August 2013

The wry wit of a natural comedian, the magic of mime, and the tragedy of ‘Angels In America’ distilled into a solo show. Ex-mime artist Bill Bowers offers the audience a chronological narrative of his remarkable life story, and exquisitely conveys various characters and situations using no props whatsoever – he doesn’t need them. His act is both entertaining and deeply moving, as well as being a lesson in personal history, from the trail his Scottish ancestors took across America, to the Cold War locked-down mindset of his family in the 50s, to the infamous HIV epidemic of the 80s; the latter in which he suffered a great loss. This powerful show is a rare privilege to watch.

Hill Street Theatre, until 25 Aug (not 13), 10.05pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Isobel Steer]