Ennio Marchetto, King's Lynn

When it comes to fast-moving entertainment, the Italian quick-change artist Ennio Marchetto takes some beating.

By ALISON CROOSE

When it comes to fast-moving entertainment, the Italian quick-change artist Ennio Marchetto takes some beating.

The man who has given origami a whole new meaning packed an evening's entertainment into an hour at King Lynn Arts Centre.

And those 60 minutes are full of fun – for Marchetto introduces characters at the rate of one a minute in a slick show characterised by its ingenuity.

And what a host of characters he portrays with the help of carefully sculpted and decorated cardboard. Blue Peter was never like this.

The living cartoon utters not a word throughout the show but the mobile features of his expressive face speak volumes, while music helps identify the personalities who are the subject of his humour.

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So from an ingenious representation of Abba to the distinctive profile of Barbra Streisand, Marchetto metamorphoses into a huge variety of famous figures.

Even the Queen and the Pope do not escape being the target of his wicked wit. The audience loved it and everyone had their favourite.

The flexibility of the origami outfits enables Marchetto seamlessly to transform Eminem into Tina Turner, and turn Pavarotti into the Three Tenors. Dolly Parton on horseback sums up the genius of his creativity.

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