"Wonderfully played by Mike Raffone"
The play hinges on Alex’s ability to create virtual exterior views: literally, windows on to another world. And here, in Roger Glossops’s design, we see a simulated garden complete with a programmed gardener, wonderfully played by Mike Raffone.
(Revue for Alan Ayckbourn's Virtual Reality by Michael Billington, The Guardian)
"Seldom do you find a performer that completely captivates an audience without uttering a single word"
Seldom do you find a performer that completely captivates an audience without uttering a single word. Not just a mime, Mike Raffone is an actor, a comedian and a visual artist who needs to be seen to believed.
(Greg Thompson, American Playwright & Producer)
"We will sorely miss the laughter and applause that accompanied your act"
Thank you! You entertained not only the public of Canal Walk, but the owners and staff of Signals Audio, as well. You brought something new and exciting to Cape Town and for that you will be fondly remembered for a very long time. Your cheerful disposition and enthusiasm were like a wonderful ray of sunshine on otherwise dull days! The happiness you brought to the faces of both young and old should make you confident of a job well done. We will sorely miss the laughter and applause that accompanied your act.
(Signals Audio, Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Cape Town, South Africa)
"I have never seen anything so funny in all my life"
We saw you at the Edinburgh Fringe yesterday and you got my husband to be the exclamation mark in the YMCA line up. I have never seen anything so funny in all my life and our 8 year old son says he will remember it for the rest of his life. Thank you for making our visit to Edinburgh Fringe so memorable and keep up the fantastic entertainment.
(Genuine testimonial from my Facebook fan page)
"We′ll look out for you on the TV"
I am writing to thank you very much for a great act at our Charity Ball on Friday. The Ball was a great success overall everyone had a great evening and we are optimistic that we have reached our fund raising target of £35,000. We thought you were great. The eccentric waiter and the cabaret act were very popular. (in the aftermath discussions). We now realise, of course, that the hall′s acoustics are diabolical and this meant that the outer tables were unable to hear a lot of the activities from the centre, but those on the best tables (including ours) were very appreciative. As you know, all of the monies raised will go to buy a new mini−bus (specially equipped to disabled people) for the Hornbeams Day Centre in Welwyn Garden City and we hope to be able to complete the purchase in the next few weeks. I wanted to thank you for your efforts and wish you well for the future. We′ll look out for you on the TV.
(Hornbeams Society, Hertfordshire, UK)
"Mike Raffone puts on a great performance"
Mike Raffone puts on a great performance and manages to entertain all children (and adults) with his wit, charm and character changes, etc. I have two sons aged six and five. They both love it and look forward to going to the theatre to see next showing. The only fault I have with Tiny Time Tales is seeing so many disappointed children each Saturday who are wanting tickets to hear the story read, only to be turned way because all the tickets are gone.
(Letter to The Scarborough Evening News regarding ‘Tiny Time Tales at The Stephen Joseph Theatre)