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Tue 22 Oct, 7pm
90 mins, no interval


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Step right up as Rollicking Entertainment celebrates seven of the most notorious stunts in carnie history. A nail-biting experience inspired by the life and times of Harry Houdini.

Escapology, chainsaw juggling, walking on broken glass and other famous feats are performed along with the stories of how… and why they exist.

This show is literally seven stunts – each an exercise in danger, trust and skill. But it’s also seven stories – of the sideshow, the freak show, the music hall, vaudeville and big top. It’s one real married couple. It’s a celebration of what is possible. And it’s for you – if you ever fell in love with the world of Houdini, of Carnivale, or The Night Circus.

Exciting, terrifying and genuinely funny, roll up and join the dastardly duo of Rollicking Entertainment’s Lizzie Tollemache and David Ladderman. Come laugh, gasp and cheer – the carnival is in town!

“Nervous laughter and hand-to-mouth gasps are the backdrop as these experienced entertainers build the tension, then diffuse it with jokes.”  THEATREVIEW

“great entertainment” DOMINION POST

Seven Deadly Stunts is replacing Kaput, which has had to be cancelled because the performer has been injured. We are doing our best to contact all Kaput ticket holders, but if you have not heard from us, please email info@nelsonartsfestival.nz

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