A New Kind of Soap Opera: The Amazing Bubble Man

The Amazing Bubble Man,

Walker Theatre,

24th April 2022

It was a packed Walker Theatre that welcomed back Louis Pearl A.K.A. The Amazing Bubble Man. One saw immediately why this event was so well attended. He is so good and everyone there knew something special and unusual was going to occur this afternoon; and it did.

With a variety of fascinating objects to make bubbles for a full hour and a quarter, the Amazing Bubble Man dazzled not only children with his tricks, but the adults were fully invested also. One imagines if you weren’t there you might be thinking to yourself how could a man, blowing bubbles, hold an audience in the palm of his hand for Seventy Five minutes? The answer is in many layers.

Initially the tricks alone were spectacular but the slick and clever use of his use of language, the American born Bubble Man presented laugh after laugh. The mild way he had fun, and took the mickey out of his children volunteers was incredible. There were just, little quips and put down lines, only in the very mildest and fun way. The children loved it and Louis was totally comfortable and utterly in control of the show, notwithstanding the little baby who constantly crawled back onto the stage each time Mum lifted her off. Nothing fazed this great entertainer.

With bubble caterpillars, disco balls, square bubbles, smoke filled space ships to two thousand cascading bubbles all in one go: The audience were captivated with this highly amusing and sometimes breath-taking show.

He explained that twenty years ago he invented a toy for blowing great bubbles. He started to sell them and all too soon he had a business inventing and selling his bubble toys. But comparing bubble blowing with visiting factories in China that were producing his toys, it was no competitions and bubble blowing took him and he stopped toy production, and turned his unique talent into his full-time career.

Onstage Louis Pearl is in control, he is confident, and he is clever. Emitting an air of personability the children took to him instantly and he won them from first bubble to last pop. The man is a genius in all things bubbles. Never to be taken too seriously The Amazing Bubble Man, thrilled and delighted.

 A clever heart-warming showman, both children and adults alike were transfixed by his intelligent and exciting tricks. To make a smoke-filled bubble rise high up above the proscenium arch takes some doing and when he shone his red and green torches on them the theatre was filled with fingers of light just like a disco ball. Extravagant.

What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon or any other time for that matter, he will not disappoint. I am glad he has such little competition in the field as the act is so unique, if everyone was at it; it wouldn’t be nearly as good. This a great show and if ever he bubbles his way into your area make sure you get chance to see this amazing bubble man.

The work that he has put in to make this such a good show needs rewarding and will be.

This is a Five Star Review.

Owen J. Lewis

 

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Owen Lewis was born fifty something years ago in the land of the black puddings. For the geographically challenged that is in Lancashire. Moving to Shropshire From 1970 Owen was brought up in Church Stretton. His first real job was in radio. After starting on BBC Radio Shropshire he became known on Marcher Sound, broadcasting throughout the North West for several years. After a university degree course in Theatre, Owen became an actor and went on to play "Pirate Bill" in The Alton Towers Hotel. He also made several television appearances. Returning to university he took his PGCE enabling him to teach. That saw him on the Essex coast as a drama teacher and latterly as a Creative Educational Liaison Officer making films and creating new teaching methods to employ on children in need of more help in their fundamental learning skills. Three times Published playwright Owen ultimately wants a house boat in Amsterdam to focus on his work as Playwright and Poet. See more on www.ojlwritingservices.co.uk.

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