Two more Boy With Tape shows
The Boy with Tape on His Face has added another two Christchurch shows to his schedule this week in response to overwhelming demand.
Organisers said online bookings for Sam Wills' popular show reached capacity four days before the festival opened.
Wills first appeared at the festival in 2004 and haw since achieved international success with his silent one-man show The Boy With Tape on His Face.
Festival artistic director Jodi Wright said Wills' continued popularity in Christchurch was not surprising.
"Every year Sam comes to the festival he attracts huge interest and he just keeps getting better. We're just pleased that this year we were able to put on extra shows to give more people the chance to see his act."
The warm reception from Wills' home crowd follows a successful couple of years since his last appearance at the festival in 2012.
His achievements include selling out the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a 28-show run in London's West End and a deal to release his work on DVD.