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Aaron Calvert: Mind Games (Aaron Calvert, Mind Reader and Hypnotist / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2016

Aaron Calvert Ed2016

Full disclosure: Aaron Calvert read my mind, and I have been previously been sent off Derren Brown’s stage for not being suggestive enough. There is nothing mould-breaking in Calvert’s slick routine of hypnosis and mind games but he delivers trick after trick with a precision and pace that matches his mesmerist clicking fingers. This qualified doctor has a reassuring bedside manner that he brings to the stage, which gets the Fringe audience, often keen to spot-the-trick, easily on side and rooting for his success. There may not be much shock and awe but Calvert delivers a great bite-sized, lunchtime showcase of his abilities. And no, he read my mind, he didn’t hypnotise me to say that. I think…

La Belle Angèle, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Francesca Peschier]