quick-change artist


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quick-change artist

an actor or entertainer who undertakes several rapid changes of costume during his performance
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Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry welcomes the New Year with a comedy line- up that includes tours by Julian Clary, Channel 4 regular Mark Thomas, quick-change artist Ennio Machetto, Black Books star Dylan Moran, Aussie comic Adam Hills, American Rich Hall as jailbird Otis Lee Crenshaw and top live performer Ross Noble.
It looks like the quick-change artist can mimic an exotic blenny species with bulging eye sockets and tentacles (inset).
Later, after much frustration and defeat, he had to recognize that the indigenous ruling political class was like a quick-change artist: it changed shape, yes, but only to maintain its power.
A person's ability to become a quick-change artist - and be comfortable in dealing with uncertainty - enhances his or her reputation and career.
QUICK-CHANGE ARTIST Liam Lawrence had to hurriedly drop plans to visit Las Vegas to link up with the Republic of Ireland squad.
The aforementioned performer is quick-change artist Arturo Brachetti, who will perform his wardrobe-heavy show under the direction of Cirque du Soleil helmer Franco Dragone, the man behind "O" and "Mystere."
The idiosyncratic author of Antigone in New York skirts the typical backstage-comedy treatment (like Jane Martin's Anton in Show Business and Nagle Jackson's The Quick-Change Artist) and drops the deracinated threesome right into the cauldron of 21st-century Russia, where everyone "takes speed-capitalism classes," says Glowacki.
A quick-change artist and master of the creative art of origami, Ennio uses paper costumes to transform himself into stunning impersonations of more than 100 world famous cultural icons.
Ramachandran is something of a quick-change artist himself.
No one knows yet how HIV can lay dormant in T cells for years before bursting into action -- or why HIV is a master of disguise, able to mutate or create different strains of itself like a quick-change artist. But scientists do know that the virus eventually devours T cells, leaving the body open to a barrage of harmful bacteria, other diseases, and cancers.
Two months after the birth of his son, Dylan Thomas, the heart-throb actor is still grinning from ear to ear - and insists he's learning to be a quick-change artist.
The rhinovirus, responsible for up to half of all common colds, is such a quick-change artist that no vaccine is likely to be able to prime the body against all the variants of the virus.