WHOSE MIND IS IT ANYWAY? to Premiere at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
World-renowned hypnotist Simon Warner returns to Edinburgh Festival with the first ever improvised, hypnotised musical featuring a cast of all-star improvisers
Lights, camera...disaster! Half the cast of the latest Hollywood blockbuster haven't turned up on set and with only one hour left to wrap the movie, the Hypnotic Director makes a daring decision to throw away the script and start from scratch.
An elite team of hilarious all-star improvisers from shows including Showstopper! The Improvised Musical and Austentatious, will join forces with willing volunteers from the audience to form a cast of 'Hollywood Actors' for one night only and create a brand new improvised blockbuster movie - complete with a fully improvised musical score. The twist? The volunteers will be hypnotized live onstage and with the support of the improvisers, will be elevated to superstardom and led to believe that everything taking place in the movie is happening for real.
With only a brand new musical movie title to go on, suggested by our audience, could our hypnotised volunteers be caught up in the sweeping melodies of "Singing in the Rainforest", starring in the Rogers and Hammerstein inspired "The King and iPad" or find themselves becoming rock stars on stage in that infamous Shakespeare and Beatles crossover "A Bard Days Night"...
Feel the tension. Experience the exhilaration. Marvel at the magic and mischief hypnotised volunteers add to the impressiveness of world-class improvisation...
No two nights will ever be the same...so join Whose Mind is it Anyway? for a different, improvised, hypnotised, musical movie premiere every single night.
Hypnotist Simon Warner is a world-renowned stage hypnotist who has hypnotised over 5,000 people all around the world from London to Las Vegas. His show Viva Hypnosis played at Edinburgh Festival in 2016 and at the Epstein Theatre in Liverpool, Sandals Montego Bay, The Brindley Theatre and Walt Disney World, Florida.
Cast includes: Amy Cooke-Hodgson (Austentatious! An Improvised Novel), James Irving (Bumper Blyton: The Improvised Adventure), Justin Brett (The Showstoppers), Katharine Bennett-Fox (The Wilsons), Katy Schutte (The Maydays) and author of 'The Improvisers Way', Liz Peters (The Maydays), Maria Peters (Breaking & Entering Improv), Octavia Gilmore (Impromptu Shakespeare), Rhiannon Vivian (The Maydays), Sedona Ferguson (POMBA GIRLS) and Susan Harrison (The Showstoppers).
This show confirms to the 1952 Hypnotism Act and the Hypnotist has been successfully granted a license by Edinburgh Council.
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