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Reading Minds and Other Fascinating Lies at Gluttony: Carry On - Review

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by Stacey Canavan (subscribe)
I'm a 29 year old female Senior Reporter for Weekend Notes. I Graduated from A Bachelor of Journalism at The University of South Australia in 2013 & completed my Diploma in Photography
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Fascinating Lies presents 'Reading Minds and Other Fascinating Lies' running as part of Adelaide Fringe Festival at Gluttony: Carry On at 9:30pm from February 16th until March 14th. The world premier of 'Reading Minds and Other Facinating Lies' in Adelaide will feature magicians & mentalists 'Jden Redden' and 'Andrew Lymn-Penning'.

The show began with a Lymn-Penning running onto the stage with a McDonalds Meal, he asked different audience members to pick ingredients that they would like on a burger. He then asked if they would be surprised if the McDonalds bag on the stage contained that exact burger.

He used mentalism to put ideas in the audiences minds before they even realized it was happening. He knew exactly what items they would choose, before they did.

As the show continued Redden planned to attempt a bullet catch, which is where a bullet is caught between the teeth. This trick has been done many times before by many different magicians, however I've never seen the bullet fired using a bunsen burner before.

Some of the performance was faulted, but it was more the audiences participation rather than the magicians tricks. When Redden tried to portray a mind-reading trick the audience member wasn't seeing what they should've been seeing in order for the trick to work.

One audience member gave away a crucial part of the Guess Who game and another was asked to write words on a small piece of paper and thought Redden asked him to tear it up, however he didn't. Aside from the few errors the tricks they attempted were well executed and the show does make you wonder how they do it. One audience member was asked to circle three words from a Horoscope and then Redden proceeded to read his mind to figure out which words he had chosen.

The audience participated in a live version of Guess Who, where Redden used mentalism to try and guess opponents character. The show closed with a connection to social media that has to be seen to be believed, but it was as it the entire show had been seen in the mentalists head the night before.

Don't miss your chance to see 'Reading Minds and Other Fascinating Lies' at this year's Adelaide Fringe at Gluttony: Carry On, 3.5/5 Stars

February 19th-21st, 23rd-28th, March 8th-14th at 9:30pm - 10:25pm at Gluttony: Carry On

February 23rd, March 8th: Cheap Tuesday: Artist Pass Discount: $18.00, Cheap Tuesday: $23.00, Companion Card, Honey Pot

February 19th-21st, 24th-28th, March 9th-14th: Adult: $30.00, Artist Pass Discount: $18.00, BankSA Customer: $28.00, Companion Card, Concession: $25.00, Honey Pot, TREv: $25.00

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Why? Mentalism and Magic
When: Feb 19th - March 14th 9:30pm
Where: Gluttony: Carry On
Cost: $18 - $30
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