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Austin Harrison Magnus Steele (New Zealand)

Austin Harrison Magnus Steele (NZ)

Infamous private eye Magnus Steele (Austin Harrison) investigates the crime of the century through interrogations, jazz and beat poetry. But here’s the catch – all the victims, suspects and witnesses are played by you! Come prepared for hilarity, bad accents and to be a part of the show!

Magnus Steele has been delighting audiences around Aotearoa/New Zealandsince 2020 to critical acclaim. Nominated for "Most Promising Emerging Artist at NZ Fringein 2020 and The Side-Splitter Comedy Award at the inaugural Whangarei Fringe Fest, this marks the Australian debut of this Kiwi cult classic. 

'The show is reminiscent of Brooklyn Nine Nine, if they let me join in from my sofa. In other words it’s witty, unpredictable and wonderfully endearing and the jokes are pretty cool. Cool, cool, cool.' Art Murmurs (NZ)

'Appropriately hatted.' Theatreview (NZ)

'A masterclass in crowd work.' Art Murmurs (NZ)

Suitable for audiences 15+

This show contains: Audience participation, Occasional coarse language, References to or simulation of violence, Sudden loud noises.


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