FRINGEWORLD 2022 | Dirk Darrow: Magic of Futures Past | 4 Stars

Review | Peter Spence

Hold on to your fedora and trench coat folks, you are in for one hell of a ride! This multifaceted show has all the bases loaded with Babe Ruth at the plate. Get ready for some magic, some comedy, some mentalism, some time travel and a private eye story to chill you to the bone.

Dirk Darrow is the long time character of FRINGEWORLD superstar Tim Motley, who has travelled the globe, wowing audiences with multiple award winning shows, causing a laugh or two and many a jaw on the floor having you wonder ‘How the hell did he do that!?’ An accomplished magician and a terribly funny comedian, Motley’s new show Magic of Futures Past has us all laughing out loud, completely mesmerised, and almost biting our fingernails to the bone in some terrifying stunts. Enough to make us worry for his life – or at least his neck.

Motley is a true draw card, with more than half the audience admitting to attending his previous shows, and returning for more. When Dirk Darrow, the 1930s private eye becomes a time travelling crime fighter, using his ‘Like… Totally bodacious’ time machine, he brings both the magic of the stage and the real magic to the audience, keeping everyone enthralled from the get go. Definitely catch Motley’s shows this year as the Dirk Darrow character is seen across the festival in a few shows, proving he is more than just a time travelling private dick.

You can get in on all the action at His Majesty’s Theatre until 12th February 2022. TICKETS

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The Fourth Wall acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land we engage in storytelling on – the Wadjhuk people of the Noongar nation. We pay respects to their elders past, present, and emerging.

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