The Plantagenet District Hall will be host to an “out of the box” award winning comedy hypnosis show that is all about positivity.
Comedy Hypnotist Matt Hale will be bringing his performance Bonkers to Mt Barker on August 13 as part of his regional Western Australian tour.
Mr Hale said his show is not what you’d traditionally expect.
“I’ve been performing these shows for about 10 years and I try and create the most positive, happy and upbeat show,” he said.
“Many years ago, the traditional hypnosis show would have people sitting in the audience like ‘oh god, it’s pretty funny but I’m glad I’m not up there’.
“Whereas I always wanted to create a show where the audience at the end of the performance wished they were on stage.”
Mr Hale said he has always been fascinated with how the human mind worked.
“Basically, I engage the imaginations of the audience in some really fun scenarios,” he said.
“If you’re watching a sad movie you can cry real tears or if you’re watching a scary movie your heartbeat can increase, our imaginations do this already.
“I simply engage that part of the mind on stage.”
Throwing away a successful media career to fulfill his dream of performing on stage, Mr Hale said he never knew if it would take off.
“At the time I had to just start all over again from zero and put a show together and see how the public took to it,” he said.
“Fortunately, it gained a lot of interest and within a few years I was travelling the world.
“I love to see people at the end of the show absolutely buzzing because it’s definitely a show that brings a lot of joy to people.
“I design the show around making the audience feel amazing amongst all the craziness that happens.”
Mr Hale said he enjoys appearing in smaller venues just as much as larger ones and believes people shouldn’t have to miss out on shows just because they live regionally.
“Over the 20 years I’ve been around those regions you see how important it is to engage community and have something which everyone can buzz about and is a little bit different,” he said.
“There’s just so much fun and laughter along the way it’s not unusual for people at the end of the show to say ‘geez we haven’t had a laugh like that for a long time’.”
The show will kick off at 8pm and tickets can be purchased from https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=760003&.