This one is definitely loaded. Cool, clever and existential, ‘Bullet Catch’ is a part-magic show, part-history lesson that explores big questions through initially small acts of illusion. Writer and performer Rob Drummond has a talent for tricks and is compelling in his shy, diffident, nice-guy persona. He is skillful at creating a relaxed environment when a trick calls for it, but is also able to build tension and drama as the show gains its heart-racing momentum. ‘Bullet Catch’ is about the big questions of life – who we are, why we’re here, what we should do about it – but it is also funny, tense and thrilling.
Traverse Theatre, 2-26 Aug (not 3, 6, 13, 20), times vary.
tw rating 5/5 | [Roz Tuplin]