The empty chairs sitting quietly on the Monte Theatre stage, Montecasino are waiting patiently for new guests to join them. The audience is taking their seats as they wait for the lights to dim and for the show to begin. There is excitement and anticipation in the air as no one knows what to expect from tonight’s show. Finally as we all settle down and anxiously wait for the show to start, in walks the man himself…André the Hilarious Hypnotist.
Some Facts about André the Hypnotist:
- André is celebrating a record breaking 25 years on stage as South Africa’s very own convener of the strange, weird and wonderful.
- André discovered his hypnotic calling after watching a performance of the late Max Collie in action.
- He has studied drama, teaching and has a background in psychology.
As this was my first experience with regards to any kind of hypnosis, I was somewhat sceptical to a degree if hypnosis is real or not before the show. Being a guest on stage to be put under hypnosis is purely on a volunteer basis. My scepticism was quickly buried away as the show progressed. I was intrigued and mesmerized from the start to the end of the show. All that was happening on stage was real, true and absolutely hilarious. A big shout out goes out to the audience members who are such great sports and go up on stage to be a part of this hypnotic experience.
As no two shows are ever the same no one knows what to expect from each show, not even André himself. The theatre was filled with constant laughter for the duration of the 2 hour show, and we all left the theater satisfied and in stitches.
I had an absolute blast and I have not met or spoken to one person who will disagree with me in saying that you will not be disappointed! On the other hand you will be disappointed if you miss out. André the Hilarious Hypnotist runs from the 19 January – 25 February 2018 at the Monte Theatre, Montecasino. Tickets can be purchased at Computicket.
Don’t take my word for it. Book your tickets now and experience this hypnotic show for yourself, but be warned you will laugh like never before and I’m sure any doctor will agree that laughter is the best medicine. 🙂