Extraordinary hypnosis show to open on Granville Island.
Unlike most hypnosis shows, The Harlequin Hypnosis Show is styled on a steampunk theme, and follows a narrative that draws on fairy tale, and Victorian melodrama. The participants are put into trance and act out the role of adventurers searching for a lost child.
Audience members are encouraged to come dressed in character and contribute to the illusion presented to the volunteers who are in hypnosis. Dramatic costumes and colorful dresses are used throughout the production.
We have been using hypnosis for similar ideas for years, said Hadley, However this is the first time the show has had an entire story line and that audiences have participated in this way.
The show is booked to run in October, November and December and is likely to run throughout 2014.