Rob Drummond's Bullet Catch World Tour: Charleston, USA

The Arches presents

Rob Drummond's Bullet Catch World Tour: Charleston, USA

Wed 5 - Sun 9 Jun 2013

Rob Drummond takes the award-winning, critically acclaimed Bullet Catch to the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, USA as part of his 2013 world tour.

59E59, New York, USA
6th – 21st April

Spiegeltent, Brighton, UK
16th – 19th May

National Theatre, London, UK
21st May – 1st June

Spoleto Festival, Charleston, USA
5th – 9th June

Cultura Inglesa, Sao Paolo, Brazil
15th – 18th June

Roll up, roll up… The Arches is proud to present the return of the most daring, death defying show on earth, the Edinburgh Fringe smash hit Bullet Catch – written and performed by Rob Drummond, and co-directed by Drummond and David Overend. Following its sell-out success, the award winning and critically acclaimed show is currently on a world tour.

A stunt so dangerous Houdini refused to attempt it, the Bullet Catch has claimed the lives of at least twelve illusionists, assistants and spectators since its conception in 1613. The show follows the life and death onstage of famed bullet catcher, William Henderson, who died 100 years ago performing the trick. Now, with a little help from his audience, modern day marvel William Wonder presents a unique theatrical magic show featuring storytelling, mind reading, levitation, games of chance and, if you’re brave enough to stay for it, the most notorious finale in show business.

Be astounded by this compelling theatre performance. Be amazed by this high calibre magic show with professional tricks galore. Be the audience member selected to take the spotlight as the wonderful magician’s glamorous assistant. Grasp the edge of your seat and feel the adrenaline rise in this powerful performance from acclaimed performer, director, playwright (and magician) Rob Drummond (Wrestling, Mr Write, Sixteen) which will test even the strongest of nerves.

“Drummond’s conjuring skills are genuine and very impressive but his ability to make a profound philosophical meditation into a hugely entertaining magic show is cleverer still because it is so subtly done.”
★★★★ The Herald

About Rob Drummond

Prior to performing Bullet Catch at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2012, playwright, actor and director Rob Drummond premiered the show Wrestling (**** Scotsman, **** Herald) at the Arches in February 2011. One of seven winners of the prestigious 2010 Vital Spark award from Creative Scotland, the show thrillingly fused short film, narrative theatre and pro wrestling. Rob was one of two winners of the 2008 Arches Award for Stage Directors with his play Sixteen and has also worked with the National Theatre of Scotland, winning rave reviews for Mr Write at the Tron Theatre in 2010 (***** Guardian, **** Times and **** Herald). Rob is currently developing work with the NTS, Traverse Theatre and Oran Mor.

Praise for Bullet Catch at the Edinburgh Fringe 2012

Winner: Herald Angel Award
Winner: Total Theatre Award – Innovation, Experimentation & Playing with Form

“Remarkable, multilayered and utterly gripping.”
★★★★ Guardian

“A magnetic piece of theatre.”
★★★★ Independent

“A startlingly deep reflection on the mysterious relationship between performance and despair.”

★★★★ Scotsman

“Pulse-quickening… but also quietly profound.”

★★★★ List