The Beginners' Guide to Psychic Trickery Part 3
Saturday, August 25 2012 at 10:45PM
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SHOW RUNS FROM AUGUST 18TH TO AUGUST 25TH INCLUSIVE
Hydesville. 1848. Three sisters stumble across something otherworldly: an ability to communicate with the dearly departed. The Fox Sisters took their séance on tour and are the people most responsible for the Medium and Spiritualist craze that continues to this day.
What tricks and deceits did the Fox Sisters employ and what of the Ouija Board or Spirit Slates? What about levitating objects and people? Mumler’s Spirit Photography? Ectoplasm? What of the last woman imprisoned for Witchcraft- if indeed she was?
Ash Pryce brings his collection of tools and toys and will recreate a Victorian style séance and reveal just how they did it. As a group you will take part in a theatrical experiment- just how convincing were those Victorian tricks and will they still convince today?