Circa Theatre will shortly be presenting Mr and Mrs Alexander: Sideshows & Psychics, and it sounds like just our thing. To quote their publicity material:
1888. New Zealand. Mr Alexander defies the laws of physics. Mrs Alexander reads minds. Audiences gasp at their heart-stopping finale, The Possum Trap… until the night they disappear.
Step right up for a seat to Mr and Mrs Alexander’s final perfomance. Acclaimed variety artists Lizzie Tollemache and David Ladderman weave together illusion, mind reading and sideshow to tell this award winning New Zealand story, which has enjoyed sold out seasons across Australia, the UK and Canada.
Inspired by a ruthless Victorian underbelly of hucksters, mediums and carnies; expect edge-of-your-seat, breathtaking fun, full of laughs and thrills.
Capital! Steampunk is making an evening of it for the opening night on Tuesday 18 April at 7.30pm. Seats aren’t allocated, so we’ll be able to cluster in a splendidly-attired group. Book here and we’ll see you on the night. Gentlemen: please remove your top hats once inside so other patrons can see the stage.
Circa has a bar in which to congregate before and after the show, and we are promised … a photographer!
(It’s also Professor Carwadine’s birthday that day, so give her a hug.)