I saw Tim Motley’s Dirk Darrow show at last year’s Fringe Fest and it was one of my favourites. It was so fun I thought I’d check him out again this year.
And while some of the show was the same as last year, I really enjoyed “6 Quick Dick Tricks: A Dirk Darrow Investigation”. Plus, seeing some of the same tricks again gave me a chance to watch a little more closely to try to figure out how he did some of his tricks. I still walked away wondering, “How the heck did he do that?”
Mr. Motley’s alter ego Dirk Darrow also pondered some murder mysteries in between dazzling and baffling the audience with his magic and psychic abilities.
Loved his series of poses as the lights would momentarily go down only to light up again to some very amusing poses to highlight his stories.
The Melbourne, Australian’s quick wit and humour included references to familiar places in Winnipeg, including Portage Place Mall where some of his ‘suspects’ may be hanging out at.
After the show I spoke with one of the many people who he invited to the stage. Hayley, from Hong Kong, has been a fan of magic for years but this was her first live magic show. She told me she “loved it” and had a lot of fun being a part of the show.
PTE – Colin Jackson Studio
395 Portage Ave. (Portage Place, 3rd floor)
Tues. July 25 @ 8:00 p.m.
Wed. July 26 @ 10:00 p.m.
Thurs. July 27 @ 3:15 p.m.
Fri. July 28 @ 5:30 p.m.
Sat. July 29 @ 9:45 p.m.
Sun. July 30 @ 7:00 p.m.