Monday 18 December 2017

WATCH: Keith Barry talks new 'Out of Control' show and freaks us out with a trick or two

Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Keith Barry is returning to the Olympia Theatre, Dublin with his new show Out of Control, before heading off on a nationwide tour.

The show, which runs October 16, 17, November 13, 14, 21 and December 5 will be a show of two halves, the first focused on him performing mentalism, hacking into people's brains, and selecting people at random using nerf rockets fired into the audience.

"About 70 people from the audience will end up on stage. That's almost 10 per cent of the Olympia audience so chances are you're going to know somebody on that stage." says Keith.

"There's a big danger aspect at the end of the first half," he adds.  "I don't want to say too much but somebody from the audience will be shooting something at my face at 1500 feet per second.  It's not a gun so it's not a bullet.  It's a missile."

The second half of the show will be focused on hypnotising audience members.

"I'll be getting people to do things against their morals and against their values.  Some hypnotists will say you can't do that but I am.  That's the point of being hypnotised!"

Keith reveals he has also been heavily involved in the sequel to Now You See Me, a magic mentalism movie which stars Jesse Eisenberg, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and more.

He worked on the script for a year with screenwriter Ed Solomon and then spent four months on set working directly with the actors, including MOrgan Freeman who, he says, put him on the spot on their first meeting.

Woody previously visited Keith's native Waterford with the mentalist star, and they remain good friends, although Keith reckons he has no immediate plans to return although Keith will see him at Comic Con to launch the movie.

As ever, Keith was happy to perform some tricks - first guessing the name of Entertainment Editor Aoife Kelly's first kiss and then freaking her out with a trick involving a book.

Check out the videos to see him in action.

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