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Josh Staley Lie to Me

Josh Staley Lie to Me

Winner Best Comedy Award 2024 Perth Fringe World

Winner Best Magic Award 2023 & 2024 Adelaide Fringe

Winner Best Family Event Award 2024 Perth Fringe World

Comedian, magician and showman Josh Staley returns to Melbourne International Comedy Festival after highly acclaimed, award-winning seasons and complete sell-out seasons across Australia.

Lie to Me showcases high-energy modern magic that helped Josh win an award for Best Magic' in 2023.

Is magic just a big lie? Can a magician tell the truth? Find out as you experience moments of astonishment through storytelling, superb showmanship and world-class sleight of hand. You will be gripping your chairs in anticipation, then rolling in the aisle laughing, showing why Josh is regarded as one of Australia's funniest and most skilled magicians.

'Josh Staley is undoubtedly one of Australia's best magicians.' ★★★★★ Theatre Matters

Please note, the following performances will be filmed: Wed 27 Mar, Thu 11 Apr, Fri 12 Apr, Thu 18 Apr, Fri 19 Apr & Sat 20 Apr.
Suitable for audiences 10+

This show contains: Audience participation.


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