The magician who stopped a war with a magic trick and the man who walked around with a chicken under his coat in hopes that someone would ask him to do a trick are just a couple of the strange and wonderful performers of the past coming to life at the Anywhere Festival.
In the show, Miracle Mongers, magicians Pete Booth and Sean Mergard will tell tales and demonstrate the skills of pickpockets, memory artists, card sharps and all variety of unique acts that had their heyday in the long forgotten world of vaudeville.
“These were people who used their eccentricities to become stars,” Booth said.
“People laugh at the quaint audiences of the past, but forget that these days people spend hours watching Big Brother.”
Miracle Mongers is the duos third show for the Anywhere Festival and brings the magic right up close. Presented in the same functioning warehouse that played home to the previous shows in Seventeen Mile Rocks.
“We wanted to present this show in a very unique, intimate space, so everyone in the audience gets a close-up view of the magic,” Mergard said.
“When you’re working with the audience just a couple of feet away there really is nowhere to hide”.
The pair also promise to teach the audience how they can convince any stranger they meet they are psychic and how to pull off incredible feats of memory.
“We like to think anyone who sees this show will have enough tricks up their sleeves to never have a dull time at a party ever again”.
Miracle Mongers was written by Pete Booth and Sean Mergard and is their third show as part of the Anywhere Festival.
The show runs from May 6 -14 at Amerex Fire Pacific Warehouse, 2 Staple Street, Seventeen Mile Rocks.
All tickets $25.00. Tickets are available at turningtricks.com.au or anywherefest.com/miracle-mongers/