Matt has worked as a magician, mentalist and theatre-maker in Perth for over twenty years. He has performed his solo shows, 'Experiments in Mind Reading,' 'Micro Magic', 'Fully Loaded' and 'Frank the Mind Reading Hotdog' at Fringe World as well as touring shows to Auckland Fringe and Adelaide Fringe. Last year Matt teamed up with photographer Marthe Rovik to take portraits of children as they watched magic. These beautiful images were, and still are, screened on the screens of Northbridge. Find the Lady is Matt's first piece since adapting Death of a Murderer by Rupert Thomson for The Blue Room Theatre in 2009. Other works include 'Withnail and I' (adapted from a screenplay), 'Slight Leakage,' 'The Unkindness of Strangers,' and Discharge'. Matt is also an accomplished pianist and musician.
Find the Lady
Theatre / Magic/Illusion
Theft, betrayal, and ambition -- the rags to riches story unfolds, only to crumble like the proverbial house of cards. Fame and fortune can be fleeting when you trust the wrong people. Acclaimed magician and theatre-maker, Matt Penny (The Magical Faces Project, Experiments in Mind Reading) returns to our stages with his usual dose of magic and mayhem. We follow an ambitious con-man who can't believe his luck when he stumbles across the ability to read people's minds, only to realise too late that as soon you get to the top, people start plotting your downfall. Directed by Mikala Westall (Moving On Inc) Find the Lady is a story of love, life and betrayal, with a touch of magic and some deft piano playing thrown in for good measure.
The Blue Room Theatre