Location: Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC
Written and performed by Robbie T. Solo show. Ages 14+.
Coming all the way from Australia, Robbie T is delighted to bring to Vancouver a uniquely strange show, entitled Weirdo (a magician’s transformative journey, from socially awkward to utterly inept).
Robbie makes his living as a magician. But despite what you see on TV, magicians are generally uncool. Robbie is no exception. Awkwardly elegant, and elegantly awkward, Robbie is prone to over sharing. Through a unique blend of interactive theatre, magic, and storytelling, Robbie reveals his inner weirdo, and encourages the audience to embrace their own.
During this 55 minute show, Robbie will share genuine diary entries and photographs from his tortured childhood, along with insights into his first ever crush, his reasons for delving into magic, and so much more. An engaging one-man show, full of wonder and attempts at humour, with audience participation being mandatory.
At times during the show, it may appear as though not everything is going to plan. But it is this carefully planned illusion of incompetence, which will build towards a remarkable climax. It is not a children’s show. Nor is it a typical magic show. It is aimed at discerning adults (or teens with parents).
This is Robbie’s most ambitious and creative work to date, with the material and nature of the show, being markedly different from his day-to-day paid performances. The show was first performed to sell-out crowds in the Perth Fringe Festival (Australia) in February 2018, before being revised and again performed at the Melbourne Magic Festival in July 2018.
A sizzle reel for the show can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/262129825.
“A lovely twist on your traditional magic show, with a welcome dose of humanity and self-reflection”. It’s On the House.
“…an interesting sense of humour, quick-witted, although a little odd. He is self-deprecating, charming and easily engaged participants to assist him in his acts”. FringeFeed.
Weirdo (55 minutes) is showing at PERFORMANCE WORKS (1218 Cartright St, Granville Island):
Thursday 6th Sept, 7:00 pm; Saturday 8th Sept, 7:45 pm; Sunday 9th Sept, 3:50 pm;
Monday 10th Sept, 5:00 pm; Friday 14th Sept, 6:45 pm; Sunday 16th Sept, 2:00 pm.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door or via https://tickets.vancouverfringe.com/shows/weirdo/events
* TICKETS HALF PRICE OPENING NIGHT *
For further information, images and interviews, contact Robbie T at email@example.com,
or check out www.robbiet.com.au/Weirdo