Mesmerising Mime: Mummenschanz

23 Feb 2006

The stage curtain lights up; the audience hushes in anticipation. There is a pause. White gloved fingers playfully poke through the centre split and curl around the dark fabric. Giant fingers, fingers as fat as pillows. Another set of fingers appears and grips the curtain – pausing again for effect – before the two giant hands rip the curtain open to reveal … an empty black stage. The giant hands (each with two little black legs) run back into the centre and give each other high fives. The audience laughs. The show has begun…

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