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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 MARISSA LANDIS

June 25, 2017

What I liked

I was not sure what to expect – a TED style lecture, illusions, history, theatrics? It was all of these things bound together in an engaging hour! And on top of that – some casual hypnosis of a person plucked from the audience to show how we are totally manipulable on every level. Amazing.

What I didn't like

I can totally see how this show will have its haters. It’s not a standard ‘theatre’ format, some tricks are left to the audience to ponder, and if you believe in psychics there are some tough truths to face here. I don’t think any of this should change though!

My overall impression

I loved this show! Arguably the most controversial and divisive show at the Hollywood Fringe this year! A departure from traditional theatre which is welcome and refreshing. Engaging, entertaining, and I even learned a thing or two. It attracted a large crowd after the show as the performer gave an informal Q&A outside – it definitely got people talking!

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