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Tarrant’s tantalising tricks

Fringe World review: MindBlown Productions, Matt Tarrant: more UNSOLVED
Megamouth at Yagan Square, 23 January⋅
Review by Robert Housley⋅

Being fooled in everyday life is not an experience actively pursued except perhaps by the masochists amongst us. But when you are aware the wool is being pulled over your eyes the allure of not knowing how is tantalising to most. Multi-award-winning magician/mentalist and Fringe World regular Matt Tarrant has made a career out of this pervasive human predilection for knowingly being tricked.

“I want people leaving my show questioning everything they just witnessed – that’s a feeling I love,” Tarrant said, acknowledging the audience from the outset of the performance: “Tonight is about you”.

This Perth season of Matt Tarrant: more Unsolved is its world premiere and includes “all new magic and some fan favourites completely revamped”. At least one audience member is involved in almost all his continuum of engaging tricks. The suspicion of ‘audience plants’ is cleverly addressed with a small soft toy thrown randomly among the near-capacity crowd to select each of the many volunteers. Innovative card tricks feature strongly – his trick to a multitude of music excerpts is something to behold.

Visibility in magic shows is crucial. Tarrant’s “best mate” offsider plays an important role as both videographer – with live, close-up footage beamed on to a large screen – and support player. A ‘mentalist goose’ also plays an amusing cameo role.

Tarrant – a 2016 Australian Survivor participant – has a canny stage presence, keeping the show ticking over while punctuating his delivery with occasional jewels of humour. He more than delivers on his intention to bamboozle the audience who respond with gasps of astonishment and head-shaking disbelief.

He also went beyond my expectation of making it “about you”. After the show he stood outside Megamouth, in the unseasonal rain, seeing us off into the night.

Matt Tarrant:more Unsolved continues until February 10.

Pictured top: Matt Tarrant with audience member. Photo: Trentino Pirio

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Calendar, February 18, Performing arts, Theatre

Fringe World: Confessions of a Magician

13-17 February/ 9:00 pm@ Downstairs at The Maj, 825 Hay St, Perth •
Presented by Pierre Ulric •

BRAND NEW PRODUCTION – ABSOLUTELY NOT TO BE MISSED
UNBELIEVABLE LIVE THEATRICAL MAGIC!

For a spellbinding way to wind down your day, head to ‘Downstairs at The Maj’ (at Perth’s iconic His Majesty’s Theatre) after dinner and join this award winning magician for some amazing entertainment in this brand new production.

Magicians have always been hiding secrets… It’s time for this one to confess. Why is he doing it, and what is there to tell?

International mystery performer Pierre Ulric is coming back to FRINGE WORLD 2018, sharing his deepest and most absurd revelations, in a candid and thought-provoking account.

He opens up about what it means to be a professional magician in this modern day era, what he loves about it, what he hates about it and even how some of it works. Can you keep a secret?

Get ready to have your mind blown…metaphorically speaking of course!
Gobsmacking magic, audience participation, psychological ploys, music, laughter and amazement are all part of the show. Some novel and original effects never before witnessed live will be showcased, while spectators learn more about the strange, and at time hilarious, world of magic and illusion.

Sold Out shows at Fringe World 2016 & 2017
“Pierre Ulric is a master at his craft” – ★★★★½ – The Australia Times
“One beautifully enigmatic extravaganza’’ – Beat Magazine Melbourne

Location: Downstairs at The Maj, 825 Hay St, Perth
Date & Time: Tues 13, Wed 14 Thurs 15, Fri 16 and Sat 17 Feb 2018 / 9:00 pm
Five Performances Only.
Time: 9.00pm
Duration: 50 minutes
Ticket prices: From $33
Bookings: www.ptt.wa.gov.au/ / 6212 9292

www.fringeworld.com.au

PIERRE IS BASED IN PERTH AND AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS AND APPEARANCES
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

https://pierreulric.com/
www.instagram.com/pierreulric/
www.facebook.com/PierreUlricMagician

SHOW TRAILER VIDEO
Coming up soon on YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC50PVol6ZvXLonaR5Ad_23w

BIOGRAPHY:
A Perth-based Magician, Pierre Ulric migrated to Australia from his native Canadian province of Québec nineteen years ago. He has been involved in the craft for over 25 years and is recognised as an accomplished performer on the scene, having received several peer awards and nominations for his private work and festival shows.

He works from an understanding that magic is a powerful communication and expression medium and his love for mystery performance work has been embraced by delighted, unsuspecting audiences all around the world.

  • Strolling Magic Champion (Australian National Convention, WA, 2003)
  • Magician of the Year Award (West Australian Society of Magicians, 2003 and 2005)
  • 2014 ‘Best Of 600 Seconds’ (Fringe World double act)
  • 2015: Original Show Nominated for ‘Best of Cabaret’ (Fringe World double act)
  • 2015: Original Show Nominated for ‘Best of Cabaret’ (Fringe World double act)
  • 2017: Original Show Nominated for ‘Best Children’s Entertainment (Fringe World act)
  • 2016: Original Show SOLD OUT (Fringe World act)
  • 2017: Original Show SOLD OUT and ★★★★½, The Australia Times (Fringe World act)

‘The effects you witness are purely in your imagination, but I trust they bring forth emotions that are very real…’ Pierre Ulric

For more information, trailer clips and booking links, visit http://www.Mysteries.Global

More info: www.pierreulric.com
Email: info@pierreulric.com

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Calendar, Children, February 18, January 18, Performing arts

Fringe World: A Fabulous Teleportation Experiment

27-28 Jan, 3, 4, 10, 11 & 17th Feb 2018 / 4:30 PM @ The Palace Society at Elizabeth’s Palace, 24-25 Feb / 4:30 PM @ The Red Room at Creatures Next Door •
Presented by Pierre Ulric •

BRAND NEW PRODUCTION – ABSOLUTELY NOT TO BE MISSED
WORLD CLASS IMAGINATIVE MAGIC FOR ALL AGES!

A mad scientist is trapped between dimensions. Will he find a way to teleport back?

All will be revealed in this crazy and dynamic show that is part magic & illusion, part science, all fun and learning!

This original show incorporates story telling, visual illusions, strong moments of magic, educational science, modern clowning, physical comedy and fun interactive routines involving young assistants from the audience.

International mystery performer Pierre Ulric is coming back to FRINGE WORLD 2018 with an exciting production that will appeal to school groups, families and inquisitive minds of all ages.

Performances will be held initially at the Elizabeth Palace venue, at Perth’s iconic Elizabeth Quay throughout most of the festival and subsequently at the Red Room (Little Creatures Loft) in Fremantle for the last two days of the festival.

This show is produced by Pierre Ulric (‘Global Mysteries’), who also brought ‘Funtastico!’ to Adelaide and Perth in 2017, selling out many sessions and nominated for the ‘Best Children Entertainment’ at Fringe World.

“Pierre Ulric is a master at his craft” – ★★★★½ – The Australia Times

“One beautifully enigmatic extravaganza’’ – Beat Magazine Melbourne

Duration: 45 minutes
Ticket prices: From $14-$21

Bookings: https://www.fringeworld.com.au/

PIERRE IS BASED IN PERTH AND AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS AND APPEARANCES

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

https://pierreulric.com/
https://www.instagram.com/pierreulric/
https://www.facebook.com/PierreUlricMagician

SHOW TRAILER VIDEO

Coming up soon on YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC50PVol6ZvXLonaR5Ad_23w

BIOGRAPHY:

A Perth-based Magician, Pierre Ulric migrated to Australia from his native Canadian province of Québec nineteen years ago. He has been involved in the craft for over 25 years and is recognised as an accomplished performer on the scene, having received several peer awards and nominations for his private work and festival sho

He works from an understanding that magic is a powerful communication and expression medium and his love for mystery performance work has been embraced by delighted, unsuspecting audiences all around the world.

  • Strolling Magic Champion (Australian National Convention, WA, 2003)
  • Magician of the Year Award (West Australian Society of Magicians, 2003 and 2005)
  • 2014 ‘Best Of 600 Seconds’ (Fringe World double act)
  • 2015: Original Show Nominated for ‘Best of Cabaret’ (Fringe World double act)
  • 2015: Original Show Nominated for ‘Best of Cabaret’ (Fringe World double act)
  • 2017: Original Show Nominated for ‘Best Children’s Entertainment (Fringe World act)
  • 2016: Original Show SOLD OUT (Fringe World act)
  • 2017: Original Show SOLD OUT and ★★★★½, The Australia Times (Fringe World act)

‘The effects you witness are purely in your imagination, but I trust they bring forth emotions that are very real…’ Pierre Ulric

For more information, trailer clips and booking links, visit http://WWW.Mysteries.Global

More info: http://www.pierreulric.com
Email: info@pierreulric.com

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