Following a sensational 2016 sell-out debut, Aaron Calvert returns with more astounding mind reading & fascinating hypnotic feats in his brand new show AWAKEN.
Aaron’s mastery in mind control, hypnosis & psychology, combined with his background as a doctor makes this show a fast paced, edge of your seat experience.
It’s time to AWAKEN your hidden powers.
Written by Aaron Calvert & Sam Fitton as part of the PBH Edinburgh Fringe magic programme.
What are audiences saying?
EDINBURGH SHOW: Aaron Calvert: Awaken
VENUE: La Belle Angele (venue 301), Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JD
DATES: August 5th – 27th
START TIME: 13:30
RUN TIME: 55 minutes
TICKETS: That’s the best thing about the show, you don’t have to buy tickets in advance, the show is open to everyone as part of the PBH Free Fringe!
Broadway Baby Aaron Calvert: AWAKEN Review
“Moments that made me gasp I’m still thinking about now.”
Suave, debonair and immaculately presented, Aaron Calvert has the audience entranced from the opening seconds of his new show, Awaken. Calvert’s blend of magic and hypnosis contains moments that made me gasp, and it certainly has that most important mark of a good performance – I am still thinking about it.
The acts themselves defy explanation and to describe them here would be to ruin the show for anyone who wants to see it. Suffice to say, expect plenty of audience interaction and a full, dazzling hour. All I will say is that the methods he used to select audience members to be a part of his act were such that any doubts about planted stooges I may have initially had were soon dismissed.
More Edinburgh Fringe magic from Aaron:
As we announce the various cabaret and variety shows Aaron will be performing at across the fringe we’ll post them here. Check back regularly.
06/08/2017 – Magic Faraway Cabaret – Voodoo Rooms (venue 68) – 22:50 – PBH Free Fringe
07/08/2017 – The Lock-In Cabaret – Voodoo Rooms (venue 68) – 01:00 (late Sunday night 06/08/17)
08/08/2017 – The Invited – Voodoo Rooms (venue 68) – 19:50 – PBH Free Fringe
09/08/2017 – Russian Roulette – Liquid Room Annex (venue 276) – 18:35 – PBH Free Fringe
14/08/2017 – Best of Magic – Voodoo Rooms (venue 68) – 21:10 – PBH Free Fringe
14/08/2017 – Magic Faraway Cabaret – Voodoo Rooms (venue 68) – 22:50 – PBH Free Fringe
15/08/2017 – The Invited – Voodoo Rooms (venue 68) – 19:50 – PBH Free Fringe
16/08/2017 – Russian Roulette – Liquid Room Annex (venue 276) – 18:35 – PBH Free Fringe
18/08/2017 – Museum After Hours – Hawthornden Court Stage National Museum of Scotland – 20:45
19/08/2017 – Wheel of Magic – Liquid Room (venue 276) – 22:00 – PBH Free Fringe
21/08/2017 – Best of Magic – Voodoo Rooms (venue 68) – 21:10 – PBH Free Fringe
22/08/2017 – The Invited – Voodoo Rooms (venue 68) – 19:50 – PBH Free Fringe
Recommended Edinburgh Fringe Magic Shows
If you loved Aaron’s show Awaken or you’re just looking for a little more magic at the Edinburgh Fringe here are my top recommendations of other shows you might enjoy.
La Belle Angele – 11am Daily
A theatrical twist on the traditional magic show, A Case of Wonders combines magic, comedy and special effects in its Edinburgh Fringe magic debut that promises to be something out of the ordinary. “Brilliant, confident & highly accomplished” ★★★★★ Virgin Ltd – After missing his train Sam is left stranded on a station platform when all matter of strange goings on occur. “Bloody brilliant entertainment! Lots of laughs and magic. Sam’s the whole package” K.Torres – With razor sharp comedy, award winning magic and audience participation, Sam Fitton’s A Case of Wonders is certain to be full of surprises.
Voodoo Rooms – 9:10pm
For two nights only, Chris Cook hosts a very special compilation show featuring snippets from the best magicians on the PBH Free Fringe. Set in the lovely Voodoo Rooms, just off Princes Street in Edinburgh, as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Magic programme at EdFringe in 2017, this show features magicians, mind readers, hypnotists and nerds – no really, the nerd is super good with rubric’s cubes! Featured acts included Aaron Calvert (mind reader and hypnotist), Sam Fitton (magician), Thom Peterson (comedy magician) and Tom Crosbie (professional nerd). Turn up early as this show is expected to sell-out.
The Amazing Guy Show
La Belle Angele – 2:30pm Daily
Thom Peterson is The Amazing Guy! A one-man flash mob of magic and comedy. Join him as he turns your Fringe experience into a slumber party of fun and mystery. Grab a drink, grab a friend and grab a seat for magic that will blow your hair back, and comedy that’s illegal in five states (or at least… frowned upon). You will believe that unicorns are real! ‘You are so funny!’ (Betty White). ‘That was f*cking awesome!’ (Chris O’Dowd). Coming all the way from the United States of America for this one hour show, it is definitely not one to miss. Catch The Amazing Guy Show straight after Aaron every day in Edinburgh.
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Aaron Calvert: MIND GAMES | The 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Sell-Out Show
Astounding mind reading & fascinating hypnotic feats await in Aaron Calvert’s highly anticipated Edinburgh Fringe debut.
“Aaron is absolutely amazing!”
After qualifying as a doctor of medicine, Calvert left the field behind to enter into the world of psychological entertainment. Using his skills in psychology and hypnosis Aaron has produced this fast-paced, edge of your seat show showcasing his mastery of mind control.
“Brilliant, hilarious & very clever”
Are you ready to play MIND GAMES?
Written by Aaron Calvert & Sam Fitton.
Part of the PBH Free Fringe’s Edinburgh Fringe Magic programme.
The 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Magic Sensation
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