The West Australian
Wordless world of clever imaginings
Who knew there was so much fun to be had in a tailor’s shop? Left alone for most of the day with few customers, a playful tailor spends his time taking wild flights of fancy. Boredom fuels his imagination and suddenly the piles of laundry and clothes become more than they seem.
Written, directed and performed by American performer Wolfe Bowart, Cloud Soup combines aspects of clowning, physical theatre, puppetry and interactive film into a funny, irreverent and whimsical show.
Presented as part of Awesome Festival and aimed at children aged five and above, it encourages children to engage their imaginations and take a playful approach to life.
Bowart shows us how everyday objects can transform into anything we can imagine. A mop becomes an unruly dog, a shirt and shoe combine to create a huge bird.
A master of mime and imitation, Bowart also transforms himself into a curious chimpanzee and, thanks to a few well-placed feather dusters, an exotic bird.
He gets lost in a pair of enormous trousers and busts out some hip-hop moves, until the unimpressed owner returns to claim them, along with his huge underpants.
Bowart even accidentally creates a giant inflatable rat that he must battle with the assistance of an audience member.
A confident performer with a wide range of well-honed circus, physical comedy and theatre skills, Bowart draws upon them all in this assured and captivating show. Cloud Soup runs until today. Ticket information at awesomearts.com.