Matt Tarrant: Honestly Dishonest show – Melbourne audiences ‘happily bewildered’

Adelaide Fringe 2018’s sold out sensation Matt Tarrant recently took his brand new solo show to Melbourne for the first time! Packed with interactive, engaging magic and mind-blowing mentalism, the show: Matt Tarrant: Honestly Dishonest presented a brand-new hour of impossibilities – all-new tricks from this award-winning, critically acclaimed performer.

Having sold out at the Adelaide Fringe Festival for the last five years and earning awards for the last six, Matt’s been winning over audiences for over a decade and it’s clear he’s not messing around. Matt Tarrant: Honestly Dishonest promised to leave audiences happily bewildered – and he certainly did that – even the biggest sceptics weren’t able to figure out how he does it.

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**Matt Tarrant returns to Melbourne for next year’s Melbourne Comedy Festival.

About Matt Tarrant:

Performing magic since the age of eighteen, Matt Tarrant is a passionate and professional magician with an impressive list of accomplishments behind him. Each year Matt challenges himself to produce a brand new show from scratch, and the results have proved it’s a worthwhile challenge. Matt has sold out for four consecutive years at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, earning awards for the last six, and in 2018 became the festival’s highest selling solo act, selling over 10,000 tickets across the festival.

In 2016 Matt competed on Australian Survivor, where he became a fan favourite and finished 5th place in the competition.

Matt shares his thoughts on the show:

“This year, I decided it was finally time to take my show to Melbourne after selling out and winning awards in both Adelaide and Perth over the last several years – it was also time to take the magic to the next level. We want people leaving my show, questioning everything they just witnessed – and that’s a feeling I love.

Matt Tarrant came 5th on the Australian Survivor show several years ago - pictured here with another two from the show.
Matt Tarrant came 5th on the Australian Survivor show several years ago – pictured here with another two from the show.

Praise for Matt Tarrant:

Honestly Dishonest takes audiences on a journey into the life of this talented magician, and what a journey it is.”
– Scenestr

“All the awards and plaudits are totally deserved. If you’ve seen Matt before, see him again. It just keeps getting better, and better”
– FiveAA

“Above all, Tarrant’s ability to impart pure childlike wonder — irrespective of the audience’s varying ages — is nothing short of miraculous.”
– Isolated Nation

★★★★★ – Aspire Magazine ★★★★★ – NovaFM ★★★★★ – FiveAA ★★★★★ – Radio Adelaide ★★★★★ – Kids in Adelaide ★★★★★ – Weekend Notes ★★★★★ – Glam Adelaide ★★★★1⁄2 – Kryztoff ★★★★ – The West ★★★★ – The Advertiser (Adelaide) ★★★★ – The Times (AU) ★★★★ – Isolated Nation ★★★★ – OUTinPERTH


**Information and Images Courtesy of Matt Tarrant/Helen Reizer HRPR


Connie Lambeth

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