Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

The Arches

Bullet Catch

Written and performed by Rob Drummond

‘...remarkable, multilayered and utterly gripping’ The Guardian

The Bullet Catch is the greatest challenge for any illusionist. A stunt so dangerous that even the great Houdini refused to attempt it, it has claimed the lives of numerous illusionists, assistants and spectators since its conception in 1613.

Now, with a little help from his audience, modern-day marvel William Wonder presents a theatrical magic show featuring storytelling, mind-reading, levitation, games of chance and – if you’re brave enough to stay for it – the most notorious finale in showbusiness. Tense and thought-provoking, it balances suspense and humour with a perceptive exploration of despair and of the nature of choice.

Bullet Catch was a huge success at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A unique fusion of magic and theatre, it plays with our perceptions of truth and illusion to create an intense dramatic experience.

Thu 16 – Sun 19 May, 7.30pm
Festival Standby £10