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Charlatan: Secrets of the Victorian Psychics

cabaret & variety · scalding tea productions · ★★★★★ · Ages 12+ · United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Review by anonymous

June 17, 2017 certified reviewer
tagged as: psychics · seance · victorian · victorian era

What I liked

I liked the premise and, like many, have a fascination with all-things Victorian and, maybe unlike many, the SPR. Also, the hypnotism demo was fun.

What I didn't like

It just ended with a “that’s it; show’s over” kind of statement. The audience lingered while it set in that the show had ended. The big shocking moment near the end didn’t have any effect on the audience either. Overall, the presentation needs a little work.

My overall impression

Interesting premise, but it fell a little flat. I either wanted it to stay consistent with the performer staying in character as a speaker at a Society for Psychical Research seminar or present as a dissertation. It was somewhere in between.

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