Professional magicians, Dom Chambers and Bayden Hammond, return to Melbourne with their brand new show, Gone Girl, a shameless parody of contemporary Hollywood thrillers.
Debuting at this year's Melbourne Magic Festival, Gone Girl is set to make audiences laugh, cringe and gasp, all in the same breath!
Dom and Bayden (aka Dom and Dumber) are renown for their unique ability to seamlessly combine astounding magic with hilarious sketch comedy.
Their award-winning debut show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival was met with widespread critical acclaim and was a sold-out success across multiple festivals nationwide in 2015/16.
In their latest endeavour, Gone Girl, Dom's life as a magician is a sweet one. But when his beloved dog is suddenly kidnapped, he is thrust head first into a perilous cross-border adventure to save her. Drawing on his special set of skills, he soon uncovers a complex web of deceit and spirals ever closer to a blood-chilling truth that will change him forever.
"We wanted to raise the bar for our second show," explains Dom. "Rather than a series of unrelated sketches, we wanted there to be a compelling story arc that tied them all together."
The result is a hilarious spoof of modern Hollywood thrillers with a clever array of magic and illusion thrown in and a mind-bending plot twist that no-one will see coming!
"I like to think of it as Harold & Kumar meets Taken" Bayden muses. "A genre mashup of theatrical comedy and psychological thriller, sautéed with a dash of David Copperfield."
Tickets for the strictly limited season of Gone Girl at the Melbourne Magic Festival are now on sale and priced from $24. Performances will be held from the 11th to 15th July at Northcote Town Hall from 9.30pm. Early bookings are advised. Click here to secure your tickets today.
Gone Girl is rated M15 due to adult themes and coarse language.
For more information on this exciting production in Melbourne, please visit www.domanddumber.com
About the artists:
Dom Chambers is an internationally award-winning magician and comedian, known for his modern take on magic, his viral internet videos and artistic live performances. Dom relies on world-class sleight-of-hand, his cheeky wit and a unique ability to connect with all people, in all situations, to win over his audiences.
Bayden Hammond is a Melbourne based entertainer, specialising in a unique blend of comedy, magic and mentalism. He is the founder and producer of Top Hat Tuesdays, Melbourne's longest running monthly magic show.