The Boy With Tape On His Face live at The Courtyard Playhouse

Time Out Dubai has details of The Boy With Tape On His Face live at The Courtyard Playhouse. Th stand-up comedian is in Dubai for the first time

Highly-respected comic The Boy With Tape On His Face has announced a three-day run at The Courtyard Playhouse.

Hailed as 'deliciously skillful... simply joyous, sometimes mesmerising', Sam Wills is a New-Zealand prop-based funny man who has won numerous awards at comedy festivals around the world, as well as performed at the Royal Variety Performance and Edinburgh Fringe.

Appearing in Dubai on March 20, 21, 22 in Al Quoz, the show promises to be one of most original to take to the stage at The Courtyard Playhouse.

His recent tour was well-received in his homeland and the UK, with British newspaper The Guardian writing: 'It’s a pleasure to see great vaudevillian routines reinvented and invested with real personality…. Wills is the last word in silent comedy.'

The Scotsman, respected commentator on the world's most famous comedy festival, also said: 'It’s not often you can say you really didn’t want a show to end.'

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Also at The Courtyard Playhouse this month is the return of National Theatre Live. Screening on March 17 and 18 is As You Like It, Shakespeare's iconic tale of Rosalind's 'transformation' and subsequent falling in love.

Starring Rosalie Craig, the entire performance will be live screened from London. Tickets cost Dhs100.

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