Enter the inner sanctum of tricksters, pranksters, hoaxers, and scammers and learn the tricks that have been used for centuries to separate people from their money.
Join Sean Mergard (Mentalist) and Pete Booth (Comedy Magician) and learn how to take down the casino, convince people you’re psychic, and raise the dead.
Turning Tricks utilises the techniques of magic, mentalism and comedy to tell the tales of the biggest scams the world has ever known – from the beginning of the supernatural to today’s television psychics, and everything in between.
Turning Tricks was Written by Pete Booth and Sean Mergard and Directed by Thomas Calder. The show premiered at the Brisbane Fringe Festival 2013 as part of Brisbane Fringe Comedy in two sellout shows, becoming the highest selling show of the 2013 Festival. The show was updated and expanded in late 2013 for a one-off performance in Brisbane’s South.
The current show, playing as part of the Anywhere Theatre Festival incorporates elements from the original Fringe performance along with new scams, tricks and deceptions.