Antonio Brugnano started his career as actor and mime in 1998.
He collaborates with many Italian and international theatre companies, such as Paolo Nani Teater (Denmark), Quelli di Grock Company and Comteatro Company (Italy).
He performed in Italy, Spain, Switzerland as an actor, and in France, Ireland, China, Taiwan and Japan as mime and clown.
From 2017, he is the official substitute of Paolo Nani in the show “Jekyll on ice” for the tours in the East. He won two important awards as Best Italian actor in Theatre for young audiences in 2007 e in 2009.
He runs mime and acting workshops in several Italian theater schools.
No verbal Show
by Antonio Brugnano
Mr. Bloom is a show without words told through music and the art of mime.
A voice-over goes along the audience during the weird day of the protagonist, that starts in the morning with a noisy alarm clock and continues with his boring everyday job.
However, in this repetitive life, fantasy makes its way: Mr. Bloom dreams a different future, he dreams to be the protagonist of his life, and through imagination he moves away from his boring reality to become from time to time a great goalkeeper, a famous pianist or a bungling chef.
The voice-over reminds to the audience the many dreams of Mr. Bloom and encourages our hero to fulfil them by performing all the characters.
The protagonist then will come up against a rough reality, difficult to face at the beginning. But in the end he will discover that even in reality you can find happiness, smiles and a little bit of poetry...
This show is a tribute to two great artists of the past, Charlie Chaplin and Jacques Tati, who have outlined their most famous characters through humour and poetry as well, making their “Tramp” and “Monsieur Hulot” immortal.
The voice-over is available in French, Spanish, Chinese and Italian.
Children's Theatre Festivals
“Mr. Bloom” took part in the most important Italian Children's Theatre Festivals:
Colchester Fringe Festival, United Kingdom (2024) Selected
Fringe Festival Milano, Milano (2023)
Fringe Festival Catania, Catania (2023)
In-Box, Siena (2017)
Festebà, Ferrara (2017)
Festival Nazionale del Teatro per i Ragazzi, Padova (2015)
La città dei ragazzi, Milano (2014)
One of the happiest surprises of the festival (Vimercate 2014) has been “Mr. Bloom”, show without words of mime and clownerie performed by the great Antonio Brugnano.
"Eolo", the review of the Italian Children's Theatre
A show that entertains both kids and adults at the same time and that poetically describes a story that reminds us two novellas written by Luigi Pirandello...
“LAB Teatro e Critica, In-Box Verde 2017”
In this little story of few words, the mime Antonio Brugnano emphasize several art forms, but the place of honour is certainly occupied by imagination.
Magazine “Il Mattino di Padova”