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Aaron Calvert: Declassified (Lost Luggage Productions)

By | Published on Friday 24 August 2018

This show is mesmerising. Hypnotic even. Former doctor Aaron Calvert is a confident performer, in total control of his audience and incredibly skilled at manipulating us. This goes beyond rabbits in hats and card tricks to offer something even more impressive – mind reading – before culminating in a mass hypnosis session. Not everyone will succumb, but those that do become the stars of the show. It’s easy to be cynical, but seeing is believing as participants conquer their fears, converting negative emotions into positive ones before our very eyes. Given that this show is all about the power of suggestion, and the ways it can be used to change our lives, I suggest that you see this immediately.

Gilded Balloon at the Museum, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andy Murray]