Detective Dirk Darrow is on the case! Murder, mystery, mayhem, and magic collide in this hilarious and entertaining one-man noir-inspired show from the brain of Australian-American magician and performer Tim Motley, a mouthful of a title called 2 Nuts for Dick Tricks: A Dirk Darrow Investigation.
Set in a 1930s mental hospital, Detective Dirk Darrow is summoned to investigate a shocking murder. In order to find the elusive killer, he must expertly interrogate a series of suspects who are also patients at the hospital, under the watchful eye of an unseen nurse and the entire audience. Using his wits and his expert detective skills, Dirk Darrow must interview increasingly bizarre characters who present their alibis and stories with even more bizarre methods- including a manic preacher, a not-very-good superhero, and a… Fringe performer?
This side-splitting show interweaves story, humour, and sleight of hand magic for an hour of absolute entertainment. Every trick and joke, whether they hit their mark or not, is filled with unbridled charisma that grips the audience from the get-go. There are card tricks, balloon tricks, mind-reading tricks, and every single moment leads the ineffable Detective Darrow closer to the truth and the murderer. Audience participation just adds to the colour and the hilariousness of the show and does not at all feel forced or awkward. Every character presented is rich and entertaining, and each moment and magic trick all leads to the final reveal and has its own purpose to each character. There's even a magic-based rap song and some fantastic magic tricks that no one else in the world does (because, as Detective Darrow tells us, he invented it last week).
2 Nuts for Dick Tricks: A Dirk Darrow Investigation is a clever and funny one-man show that’s unlike any other magic show you will see at Fringe World Festival this year, and if you want to see something that will make you laugh and entertain you, Detective Dirk Darrow’s services come highly recommended.