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Matt Hale com­bines hyp­no­tism with plenty of hu­mour for a bar­rel of laughs, writes RACHEL RI­LEY

CO­ME­DIAN Matt Hale is here this week to per­form his hyp­no­sis show with a twist at the School of Arts Theatre.

Get Hyp­no­tised! The Matt Hale Com­edy Hyp­no­sis Show com­bines all the fun of to­tal au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion with the in­cred­i­ble abil­i­ties of the mind, turn­ing the tra­di­tional hyp­no­sis show on its head.

Win­ner of three na­tional com­edy awards, Hale is a pro­fes­sional com­edy stage hyp­no­tist based in Aus­tralia who has hyp­no­tised peo­ple around the world, from Lon­don to Las Ve­gas.

The gen­eral man­ager of School of Arts Townsville, Trevor Keel­ing, ex­plained the an­tic­i­pa­tion for the show.

“The School of Arts has never held a show like this one be­fore,” he said

“Matt’s shows are fast- paced and funny. Our au­di­ence is set to have an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, one they will re­mem­ber for a long time.

“Shared laugh­ter is a pow­er­ful pos­i­tive ex­pe­ri­ence and this is a real ex­am­ple of how a night out with friends can as­sist in bring­ing to­gether a com­mu­nity, keep­ing them con­nected and en­gaged.”

Hale said au­di­ences could ex­pect to see hyp­no­tised vol­un­teers trans­ported into bizarre car jour­neys, talk­ing alien and un­leash­ing tal­ents they never knew they had – but it was all in fun and not em­bar­rass­ing.

“I like to use the power of sug­ges­tion to un­lock the hid­den tal­ents of the au­di­ence,” he said.

“Ev­ery au­di­ence is dif­fer­ent, ev­ery per­son unique, so in that way no two shows are ever the same,” he said.

The zany Get Hyp­no­tised! The Matt Hale Com­edy Hyp­no­sis Show will be per­formed on Satur­day at 7.30pm at the School of Arts Theatre Townsville.

own range of hyp­no­sis CDs and con­ducts group sem­i­nars on a va­ri­ety of sub­jects in­clud­ing mem­ory, stress- bust­ing, mo­ti­va­tion, weight

Dean Bourne as Roy Or­bi­son.

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