Magical mimicry! This one-man extravaganza is a magnificently accomplished piece of theatre. With a powerful razzle-dazzle performance from Tim Redpath, this unique play, based on Paul Gallico’s novella ‘Love of Seven Dolls’ is equivocally about a girl who isn’t there, Captain’s Coq family of peculiar puppets and most of all, love. Redpath is a star of unbelievable talent as he perfects a range of accents and styles with frenzied fervour to make this French fantasy theatre work with panache. With doomed dark histories entwined with opulent optimism and charming humour, the macabre setting is transformed into connotations of a rosier flavour. With good use of props and poignant storytelling in this intimate venue, Mouche deserved the standing ovation it received.