THE VISIONARY

MYSTICAL POWERS & WISDOM BEYOND KNOWLEDGE
 

A NEW OUTDOORS SHOW
 

Dramatic
Funny
Enthralling
End of Days
Faith Free
Street Prophet
Psychic
Sorceror
of
Our Times

“This is modern street theatre at its immersive best – hilarious, ridiculous and yet mysterious and subversive.

 

Throughout you are not sure what you are going to get – the meaning of life, a magic show, some gags or a full on riot – and the audience wants it all!

 

By the end we are left equally baffled and enlightened, wiping away tears of delight, and you want to see it all over again.”

Joe Mackintosh : CEO of Out There Arts

I’ve no idea what !’ve just watched but it was brilliantly bonkers! I loved it"

Debs B : audience member

PROCLAMATIONS, PREDICTIONS, ILLUSIONS & PANIC

Jon Hicks with Matt Rudkin

Directed by Flick Ferdinando

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SOCIAL SATIRE,  PHYSICAL COMEDY,  VERBAL DEXTERITY

STRADDLING BOUNDARIES OF REALITY & PERFORMANCE

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

BEWILDERING ILLUSION FINALE

MAXIMS, MAGIC & MAYHEM

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OUTDOORS & "OF THE STREET"

The Visionary aims to challenge stereotypes, celebrate diverse ways of being, undermine extremism, and be an 

ENTERTAINING, DRAMATIC, FUNNY & DIFFERENT SHOW

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS : AUDIENCE PLANTS

and unseen stage-hands enable tricks, predictions & chaos

FLEXIBLE in SCALE

from :  small/mid - a group of volunteers briefed on the day

to      :  large - site specific developed with workshops, 

           rehearsals, local volunteers & community groups...

Developed to be booked off the shelf or as a site specific commission with creative input from local volunteers and organisations.

There is great scope for genuine community involvement,  

with diverse groups and individuals

 

CREATED in 2021, this show has been performed at Hull Freedom Festival and Out There Festival.

 

READY TO TOUR

 

 

CREATIVE TEAM:

Jon Hicks : Writer/Peformer

Matt Rudkin : Performer/Co-Deviser/Volunteer Co-ordinator

Flick Ferdinando : Director

 

Noel Britten (ex President of the Magic Circle) :

Magic Consultant

 

Bill Palmer (Avanti Display) :

Outdoors Arts Sensei and Creative Contraption Consultant

 

Nick Wharburton (Stuff & Things) :

Sound & SFX Consultant

 

Pat Seaman (Werewolf of London) :

Prop Maker & Wood Engineer

 

Paul Fulton : Special effects research and consultant

 

Joe Mackintosh (SeaChange Arts) : Writing Support 

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“I saw your show, it was so amazing!! We were all laughing so much, kids, adults,all of us. Really want to see it again!”

Grace Barry-Tait : audience member

'Levitation for real and in real life… Jon Hicks and The Visionary uuuh uhhhhh       scary and very, very funny with 

            and other amazing stuff...    

“The bag is empty, yes, for you have never seen a hearse with baggage on top“…'

 Jens Frimann Hansen (Director at Helsingør Teater & Passage Festival)

“Absolutely Loved This”  Slow Theatre Company

“great show mine and my 4 year old daughter's favourite show of the festival. X ”                Jason Parr

“Fun wisdom and a bit of Crazy Bonkers”

Jacqueline F Baron : audience member

“You will believe a man can fly!!...Well almost...

Fantastic show..."   Karl Trosclair : audience member

“I’ve no idea what !’ve just watched, but it was brilliantly bonkers!  I loved it  Debs B : audience member

“This show was HILARIOUS!!!!

Thank you so much !!! Loved it”

Dulce Duca : audience member

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Photographs by Mark Heybo, Vicky Ramsey, Annie Whiles...

 

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