MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE AT THIS MAGIC SHOW
New Zealand Festival 2014|
Writer and performer: Rob Drummond
The Arches/Rob Drummond (United Kingdom)
at Hannah Playhouse (previously Downstage), Wellington
From 22 Feb 2014 to 28 Feb 2014
[1hr 15 mins (no interval)]
Reviewed by Ewen Coleman [Reproduced with permission of Fairfax Med, 24 Feb 2014
originally published in The Dominion Post
The first show of this year's New Zealand Festival at Downstage*, Bullet Catch, is probably going to be the most dramatic of the festival. It is also one of the few shows that will have the audience sitting on the edges of their seats, literally.
Magician and illusionist Rob Drummond, a mild-mannered, softly spoken Scotsman, comes on stage and asks for a volunteer. He eventually selects one from the audience in a most clever and ingenious way. This volunteer is onstage for the duration of the show and not only becomes Drummond's assistant but shares with him thoughts, ideas and feelings, thus becoming an integral part of the show. [More]
*The venue formerly inhabited by Downstage Theatre is now using its actual name: Hannah Playhouse.
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