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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For many years Sofia wrote here under her male name Owen J. Lewis. She is now mostly writing under her own name of Sofia Lewis. Sofia, who worked on independent radio for over ten years, lives in Shrewsbury and writes plays. She has over 15 titles published and her plays are performed all over the world. She is especially popular in America. Her poetry is also often noted and she writes reams of it most weeks. Since graduating in theatre in 1997 Sofia has been an Actor, Filmmaker, and a Secondary School Teacher. Reviewing theatre is something she thoroughly enjoys and she loves to see great theatre. As a musician Sofia is known throughout the UK she is a folk singer, and is often seen or heard around her native county singing and having fun. Sofia has contributed to loveshrewsbury.com for over a decade and enjoys sharing her views on theatre. Sofia has one daughter and grew up in Church Stretton.

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