Night School and Experimental

August 12, 2014 by

PhrenologyHeadHi there. Richard here.

A huge thank you to everyone who has come to see And The Goat Remained A Goat. Lovely to see so many members.

Just a quick reminder that I have two other fringe events on in the coming week.

– On Thursday I am delving deep into the mysteries of sleep and dreaming in a one-off Night School talk at the Assembly Rooms (tickets here).

– And then on Sunday I start a short run of Experimental: The show that plays with your mind.  This is an unusual show because there is no performer.  Instead, you are taken through a series of psychological experiments that will make you laugh, gasp and scream (albeit not in that order).  There’s a brief video about the show below.

Hope that you can make it.  If you do come along, do say hello.

 

Fringe time!

July 31, 2014 by

Richard here.  A big thank you to everyone who came along to our last few events.  As you may have noticed, it is Fringe time again and so I thought I would highlight a few shows that you might enjoy.

First, I am performing ‘And the goat remained a goat‘, with musicians The Creative Martyrs (‘darker than the inside of a bowler hat’) at 5pm in the Voodoo Rooms.  Based on the real-life adventures of 1930s psychic investigator Harry Price, there will be prestidigitation, creepy music, rare film footage, and paranormal happenings. Here is a photo of the show from our Secret Society preview…

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Second, psychologist pal Rob McIntosh is presenting ‘Bizarre Bodies‘, a fun talk on the how your brain represents your body: how you know what size and shape you are, and where you are in the world. There will be bodily illusions and other corporeal phenomena. It is not aimed at children, but curious kids of 10 and up should get something from it. Anatomy Lecture Theatre, 2-3 pm, 7th & 8th August.

Finally, two Secret Society supporters are presenting their shows.  Fab comedy magician Pete Firman is here with Trickster, and gentleman juggler Mat Ricardo will be performing Showman.  Do try and catch them, they are great.

We have lots more Secret Society events planned for 2014, so look forward to seeing you soon.

Photo by Gordon Rutter.

 

Tickets SOLD OUT!

July 24, 2014 by

creativeOn Tuesday 29th July, Richard will team up with musicians The Creative Martyrs to present a spine-tingling evening of entertainment!

Based on the real-life adventures of 1930s psychic investigator Harry Price, this show will involve prestidigitation, creepy music, rare film footage, and paranormal happenings. Discover the secrets of the seance room, the truth about the world’s most haunted house, and whether it’s possible to transform a goat into a prince.

The performance will be at 7.00 p.m., last about an hour, and take place at a secret location in the centre of Edinburgh.  We will email you details of the venue after you have booked a ticket. Due to the nature of the venue, you must be over 18 years old to attend.

Tickets are just £5 however, there are a VERY limited number of places.  Sorry, but the tickets have now sold out.

 

 

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And the goat remained a goat!

July 21, 2014 by

creativeThe Secret Society is going to stage a strange and haunting show.  On Tuesday 29th July, Richard will team up with musicians The Creative Martyrs (‘darker than the inside of a bowler hat’) to present a spine-tingling evening of entertainment!

Based on the real-life adventures of 1930s psychic investigator Mr Harry Price, this show will involve the performance of prestidigitation, oodles of creepy music, the projection of rare film footage, and a smattering of paranormal happenings. Come along and discover the secrets of the seance room, the truth about the world’s most haunted house, and whether it’s possible to transform a goat into a prince.

The performance will be at 7.00 p.m., last about an hour, and take place at a secret location in the centre of Edinburgh.  We will email you details of the venue after you have booked a ticket.

Tickets are just £5 however, there are a VERY limited number of places, so if you want to come along, please grab a ticket when they became available on this site at 10am on Thursday 24th July.  However, do be quick because our last event sold out in a few minutes.  Due to the nature of the venue, you must be over 18 years old to attend.

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Two new shows – Tickets on sale now!

July 11, 2014 by

PhrenologyOn the 15th July Richard will be presenting previews of EXPERIMENTAL. This is a show like no other, because it doesn’t have a performer! Instead, you’re taken through a series of psychological experiments designed to make you laugh, gasp and scream.  Come along and be the first to experience this new form of immersive show.  The show will run for about 45 mins, and there will be a chance to chat with Richard about it afterwards.  These performances will be filmed.

There will be 2 performances at 7.00 and 8.30.

On 16th July, Pete will be presenting THINKING OUTSIDE THE BRAIN. This is also a show like no other, but it DOES  have a performer! That’s not the original bit. The original bit is that you actually get to think outside your brain. If you feel trapped  inside your head, if you’d like to get out of your head, you can!  Discover how to think outside the brain, and re-define the way you think. The show will run for about 55 mins. There will be 2 performances at 7.00 and 8.30.

Both shows will take place at a secret location in the centre of Edinburgh, and we will email you details of the venue after you have booked a ticket.

Because we love you so much, and as a way of thanking everyone for being so supportive over the past few years, we are not going to charge for these events.  Instead, we will charge £5 and a ticket and when you arrive you will get your £5 back.

all sold out

 

To buy tickets for EXPERIMENTAL at 7pm on 15th July, click the button below

 

 

To buy tickets for EXPERIMENTAL at 8.30pm on 15th July, click the button below

 

 

To buy tickets for THINKING OUTSIDE THE BRAIN at 7pm on 16th July, click the button below

 

 

 

To buy tickets for THINKING OUTSIDE THE BRAIN at 8.30pm on 16th July, click the button below

 

Sorry about the delay

July 11, 2014 by

The tickets will go on sale at exactly 11.30am – so sorry.

Two news shows!

July 8, 2014 by

PhrenologyThe Secret Society are going to stage two original pieces of strange and informative entertainment.

On the 15th July Richard will be presenting previews of his new Fringe show,  EXPERIMENTAL.
EXPERIMENTAL is a show like no other, because it doesn’t have a performer! Instead, you’re taken through a series of psychological experiments designed to make you laugh, gasp and scream.  Come along  and be the first to experience this new form of immersive show that plays with your mind.  The show will run for about 45 mins, and there will be a chance to chat with Richard about it afterwards.  These performances will be filmed.
There will be 2 performances at 7.00 and 8.30.

On 16th July, Pete will be presenting a  preview of his new show, THINKING OUTSIDE THE BRAIN.
THINKING OUTSIDE THE BRAIN is also a show like no other, but it DOES  have a performer! That’s not the original bit. The original bit is that you actually get to think outside your brain. If you feel trapped  inside your head, if you’d like to get out of your head, you can!  Discover how to think outside the brain, and re-define the way you think. The show will run for about 55 mins.
There will be 2 performances at 7.00 and 8.30.

Both shows will take place at a secret location in the centre of Edinburgh, and we will email you details of the venue after you have booked a ticket.

Because we love you so much, and as a way of thanking everyone for being so supportive over the past few years, we are not going to charge for these events.  Instead, we will charge £5 and a ticket and when you arrive you will get your £5 back.

However, there are a VERY limited number of places, so if you want to come along, please grab a ticket when they became available on this site at 10am on Friday 11th July.  However, do be quick on Friday because our last event sold out in an amazing 3 minutes.

The seance

April 27, 2014 by

A big thank-you to everyone who made it along to the seance last night.  Mark Edward was in fine form, and much fun was had by all.  Here are a couple of photos from the event (thanks Gordon and Alison!), and there will be more Secret Society events coming soon!

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Seance – SOLD OUT!

April 9, 2014 by

seancebwFor years Mark Edward posed as a ‘professional psychic’, infiltrating notorious psychic telephone advice lines and spiritualist church groups. In addition, for over 15 years he performed fake seances at Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle, and has perfected the role of spirit medium and psychic entertainer.

For one night only Mark will demonstrate his remarkable skills, and reveal the truth about psychic powers. This will be an exclusive event, in a smaller venue than usual. If you’re scared of the dark, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND.

The event will take place at Summerhall in Edinburgh at 7.30 until 8.30 on Saturday 26th April.  Tickets are just £8.

This event sold out in 3 minutes.

Important notes to those who manage to get tickets:

1) We do NOT issue paper tickets.  When you buy your tickets you will be emailed a paypal receipt – please print it out and bring it along with you on the night (also fine to show us on a smartphone).
2) The doors for the show will close at 7.30 p.m. – after that there is no admittance.
3) The event will take place at Summerhall, Edinburgh

We’re back….and it’s time for a seance!

March 31, 2014 by

seancebwWe’re back!

We know, it’s been a while, but that’s because we’ve been very busy writing and performing, teaching and touring, paragliding and scuba diving, appearing in Hollywood films, designing soft toys, and training small animals to fetch twigs. Yes, it’s hard to believe, isn’t it?

Anyway, now we’re back, and we have things to show you.

Our next event involves American magician and psychic entertainer, Mark Edward.

For years Mark posed as a ‘professional psychic’, infiltrating notorious psychic telephone advice lines and observing spiritualist church groups. In addition, for over 15 years he performed fake seances at Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle, and has perfected the role of spirit medium and psychic entertainer.

He’s over from the US for just a few days, but he’s making a special trip to Edinburgh in order to reveal some of the tricks of the trade to the Edinburgh Secret Society. For one night only Mark will demonstrate his remarkable skills, and reveal the truth about psychic powers. This will be an exclusive event, in a smaller venue than usual. If you’re scared of the dark, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND.

The event will take place at a secret venue on the evening of the Saturday 26th April.  And ticket’s will go on sale on this website at exactly 10 a.m. on Wednesday 9th April.  We expect this event to sell out very quickly, so please log in then if you want to come.

As usual, we’re keeping costs to a minimum: tickets will be just £8.