Cameron Blair - gifted
31/05/2006 - 03/06/2006
From an early age Cameron Blair realised he had a gift; he could reunite those in the physical world with those that had crossed over…
ODDFELLOWS Billy T award nominated comic Cameron Blair is back with a new show: “Cameron Blair – Gifted”.
In the show Cameron takes on the character of a TV psychic medium – much like in Sky TV’s Crossing Over with John Edwards or TV3’s Dare to Believe staring New Zealand’s Jeanette Wilson – to produce humorous readings from the other side.
Dates: Wed 31 May – Sat 3 June 7pm
Venue: BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce
Tickets: Adults $15 Conc./ Groups 10+ $12
Bookings: BATS 04 802 4175
Theatre , Comedy , Solo ,
Review by John Smythe 01st Jun 2006
It’s a nice idea, to take the piss from all those psychics who permeate the media these days.
Inter-cutting live interaction with video inserts, the gifted Cameron Blair tells us how his career began, reveals extremely ordinary things about various audience members – or rather the grandparent they have, inevitably, ‘lost’ – and gives us sneak previews of his up-coming TV shows.
We go with him into the haunted port-a-loo of Kohimarama – oogie boogie – and see him pit his wits against an Aussie sheila in pursuit of cracking the great vegecide mystery. A less-than-convincing Kiwi version of Neil from The Young Ones mars the latter, somewhat.
Before our very eyes Cameron does a card reading for one audience member then tests two others to see which is more likely to have the gift.
His style is smooth, he has the lingo, it’s a quietly subtle show. What it needs it a wider ranging dynamic, something more climactic. We smile, chuckle, laugh out loud a few times … I guess I’d like to feel more tempted to feel the bullshit getting to me.
Comic magicians always do something in the end that confounds the senses: a "how the hell did he do that?" trick. The Blair psychic project needs to do the same.
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