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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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KATIE JONES certified reviewer June 05, 2017
This is a show worth seeing. You won't find anything else like it at Fringe this year. If you enjoy spectacle, audience interaction, and adorable British hosts, you'll be sure to enjoy Charlatans!... full review
ABE CARNOW uncertified reviewer June 08, 2017
Good show, pleasant and sincere performer, had a living room atmosphere, a show presented by a (real) scientist. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 09, 2017
tagged as: spooky · supernatural · psychics · Hypnosis
I'm coming back again to see it a second time!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 11, 2017
It was an entertaining show that got the audience talking after the show was over.... full review
RICHARD GRAVES certified reviewer June 15, 2017
An entertaining expose of the methods so-called psychics and mediums employed "way back when" to convince others they had connections to the supernatural and to the deceased on "the other side". It's also a meditation on the susceptibility of individuals under certain circumstances and the inclinations of many to believe the things they wish to believe - regardless of evidence. Thought provoking.... full review
JAY DECATOR certified reviewer June 17, 2017
An enjoyable survey of the methods employed by Victorian-era psychics. A lot of audience participation really drives home how effective they could be. Not exactly what I expected, but a fun time nonetheless.... full review
CATHERINE CURTIS certified reviewer June 19, 2017
An interesting mix of history, charlatanry and real phenomena with a touch of theatricality.... full review
MARISSA LANDIS uncertified reviewer June 25, 2017
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!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 08, 2017
Uninspired, and a retread of previously worn ideas, like a high school student's interpretation of "Play Dead."... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 17, 2017
tagged as: psychics · seance · victorian · victorian era
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.... full review