Lawrence’s haunting new project – THE DAVENPORT SÈANCE

Co-devised by Professor Richard Wiseman & Lawrence Leung

Presented by Lawrence Leung

Brave participants are needed for a séance. Do you believe in the afterlife? Do you dare take a seat in the secret room?

Famed UK psychologist/sceptic Richard Wiseman and TV comedian/paranormal enthusiast Lawrence Leung invite you to be part of a supernatural experiment.

“The Davenport Séance” is a unique, fully immersive 30min experience that takes place in dark Victorian-era room. A handful of (un)lucky souls will go on a haunting journey into 19th century spirit mediumship from Melbourne’s hidden past. A bell will be rung. Lamps will be switched off. The séance will begin…

Seats are limited, so book immediately. TICKETS HERE
This special event will sell out.

Please note: The performance duration is approx. 30mins and there is a strict lock-out/no latecomer policy. Not for the faint-hearted.

DUE TO DEMAND NEW SESSIONS ADDED!

  • Tues 29 Jun 2021 7:00pm PREVIEW SHOW (Discounted) FEW TICKETS REMAIN
  • Tues 29 Jun 2021 8:00pm SOLD OUT
  • Wed 30 Jun 2021 8:00pm SOLD OUT
  • Wed 30 Jun 2021 9:00pm EXTRA SHOW JUST ADDED
  • Thur 1 Jul 2021 8:00pm SOLD OUT
  • Thur 1 Jul 2021 9:00pm EXTRA SHOW JUST ADDED

BOOK YOUR SEAT HERE: CLICK HERE

ABOUT THE CREATORS

PROFESSOR RICHARD WISEMAN is a best selling author, psychologist and magician. His books have sold over 3 million copies worldwide, he holds Britain’s only Professorship in the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, and he is a Member of the Inner Magic Circle. Richard’s psychology-based YouTube videos have attracted over 500 million views, he is a Director of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and he had acted as a creative consultant, including work with Derren Brown, The Twilight Zone and the hit television show, Brain Games.

LAWRENCE LEUNG is an award-winning comedian, screenwriter and mentalist. His 6-part ABC TV series UNBELIEVABLE was a globe-trotting comedy/documentary that dropped Lawrence into so-called paranormal ‘hot-spots’ to examine the edge between self-deception, illusion and the unexplainable. He has spoken about paranormal investigation at science and skeptics’ conferences, lectured on the psychology of magic and made a feature film about con artists (SUCKER, 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Award finalist). His mentalism show VERY STRANGE THINGS (Best Comedy Nominee 2018 Fringe World, Winner of MMF 2017 Director’s Choice Award) was a hit in theatres around Australia. His most recent show CONNECTED, an interactive virtual performance, was part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s digital program and also performed in association with London’s Soho Theatre.

The Davenport Séance is a special immersive event as part of the 2021 Melbourne Magic Festival.

CONNECTED at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Soho Theatre

NEWS FLASH – DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND

2nd SHOW NOW ON -SALE for UK AUDIENCES

Friday 30th April 8:30pm (UK Time)

TICKETS: https://sohotheatre.com/shows/lawrence-leung-connected-2/

We are thrilled to announce that Lawrence’s special online comedy show is part of this year’s MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL plus additional shows for UK audiences.

LAWRENCE LEUNG : CONNECTED is a live and interactive virtual performance that takes place on two sides of a screen. Lawrence’s and yours.

This unique show created during lockdown is performed live on Zoom with audience members taking part in hilarious mindgames, wicked experiments and… well, we don’t want to spoil it.

It’s only for 4 Friday nights. Limited places.

And you know what, with this virtual comedy show you don’t even have to leave the house, you can watch with your interstate mates, and there’s no queue for the bathroom. BYO drinks though 🙂

BOOK NOW:

Australia:

https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/…/lawrence-leung…

UK:

9 April 8:30pm UK TIME https://sohotheatre.com/shows/lawrence-leung-connected/

NEW 2nd Show NOW ON-SALE – Friday 30th April 8:30pm (UK Time): https://sohotheatre.com/shows/lawrence-leung-connected-2/

NETFLIX: Lawrence plays “Daniel” in New Comedy Series “WHY ARE YOU LIKE THIS”

Now appearing on Netflix globally, the new 6-part ABC-produced comedy series is a hilarious and twisted take on being young and (overly) self-aware in the modern day.

WHY ARE YOU LIKE THIS follows best friends Mia, Penny and Austin plunder through their early twenties in the hyper-divisive, socio-political hellscape of modern day, leaving a path of destruction in their wake.

Lawrence plays series regular DANIEL, the nonchalant yet long-suffering co-worker to Penny.

Check out the whole series on iView In Australia: CLICK HERE or on Netflix elsewhere.

Starring Wil King, Naomi Higgins, Olivia Junkeer.

CONNECTED – A special online interactive show for this strange time.

A live online show that takes place on two sides of a screen: Lawrence’s and yours. Mentalism & mindgames from comedian Lawrence Leung.

A live interactive online performance where you have the best view of the show – at your house. You are invited to be part of the audience for this mind-bending special event that explores strange connections in this strange new world.

Award-winning comedian and mentalist, Lawrence Leung has been busy during the Melbourne lockdown. While people have been making sourdough, he’s been devising a series of fascinating mind games, impossible stunts and immersive experiments to amuse, twist and blow your mind.

From the comfort of their homes, audience members will be guided through mini-experiences where the idea of “connection” will be explored in fun and increasingly surprising ways. Despite being physically separated, participants will have their thoughts “read” through the screen, random strangers may discover remarkable coincidences and – at least for one night – ordinary lockdown life is made extraordinary.

Are we all connected in unexpected ways?

Tickets are limited for this one-off virtual performance, so book your place now. CLICK HERE

”Mindblowing” TimeOut

“Amazing” Herald Sun

Lawrence Leung is an acclaimed writer/performer, creator of the ABC TV series UNBELIEVABLE and a recipient of the Directors’ Choice Award at the Melbourne Magic Festival.

HOW IT WORKS

The live performance will take place online on Halloween night, Saturday Oct 31st. 8pm (AEDT, Melbourne time*). You will have the best seats in the house – in your own home – via Zoom on your laptop or PC. After purchasing your ticket, you will receive an email with instructions and Zoom access details. BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW.

* International viewers, please convert your timezone carefully. The show is AEDT Melbourne Local time, so check whether the “date” might be the day BEFORE in your region of the globe.

Night of the Nerds @ World Science Festival

UPDATE – Cancelled due to COVID19.

Lawrence will feature alongside a team of scientists, experts and fellow geeks at the World Science Festival Brisbane’s very own – and very nerdy – variety show! Hosted by satirist Mark Humphries, the big night will kick off with a big bang as Dr Karl shares his latest and greatest moments in science, then the stage is set to show off the country’s biggest nerds.

Dates

28 Mar 2020, 7pm QPAC, Brisbane (Cancelled)


NEW COMEDY SHOW 2019 TOUR – “GROWING CONCERNS”

We are thrilled to announce that tickets are now ON- SALE for Lawrence’s  brand new stand up comedy show for 2019.

Touring the Melbourne, Sydney and Perth Comedy Festivals – and just added –  Newcastle NSW!

LAWRENCE LEUNG’s GROWING CONCERNS.

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

8 March – 21April  Thurs-Sun

The Melba Spiegeltent

TICKETS: CLICK HERE

Note: *Preview night Tickets are cheaper

PERTH COMEDY FESTIVAL

Two Shows Only: May 3 & 4

State Theatre Centre of WA

TICKETS CLICK HERE

SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL

9-12th May Factory Theatre

Tickets: CLICK HERE

*Early Bird Discount for Opening Night show 9th May Only.

NEWCASTLE NSW

At the glorious venue known as The Spielgaltent

ONE NIGHT ONLY Sat JUNE 8th

Tickets: CLICK HERE

ABC COMEDY TV PILOT – Why Are You Like This?

Lawrence plays coder Daniel in the ABC Comedy Fresh Blood TV pilot WHY ARE YOU LIKE THIS?

 

 

Best friends Penny and Mia are navigating their 20s in Melbourne. Guided by their own modern day moral code, they confront complex social issues in an outrage-driven world, leaving a path of destruction in their wake.

 

Created by Naomi Higgins, Mark Samual Bonanno and Humyara Mahbub

 

FRESH BLOOD is a ground-breaking ABC and Screen Australia initiative that seeks to uncover the next generation of Australian comedy talent. There are four pilots and only one will be commissioned for full series. Let’s hope it’s this one.

 


DEBATES, PANELS, SPEAKING & START UPS


ACMI CONVERSATIONS

Lawrence recounted tales, triumphs and tribulations when it comes to being an Asian Australian working in media. This ACMI panel included playwright/actress Michelle Law (Single Asian Female, Homecoming Queens) with director Corrie Chen (Homecoming Queens, Mustangs FC) and TV showrunner Tony Ayres (Family Law, Glitch).

ANNUAL DIVERSITY DEBATE

Lawrence gave an hilarious and insightful speech at the recent 7th Annual Diversity Debate, presented by the Diversity Council of Australia. Lawrence was on the affirmative team arguing that “It is a good idea to bring your ‘whole self’ to work.”

 

CREATIVE TECH PITCH NIGHT

Lawrence hosted the ACMI X-CEL ACCELERATOR pitch event. After taking their tech ideas through a 12 week boot camp of ‘start up’ coaching, seven teams pitched their creative visions in 5min mini-TED talks to hopefully secure funding and interest.

 

Feel free to drop us an email,  if you would like Lawrence to speak at your event.

UNTHINKABLE – FIVE PERFORMANCES ONLY

WHAT IS UNTHINKABLE?

UNTHINKABLE is Lawrence’s new hilariously twisted, mind-bending theatre show and the follow-up to last year’s award-winning “Very Strange Things” (2017 MMF Directors Choice Award 2017, Best Comedy Nominee 2018 Fringe World).

FIVE PERFORMANCES ONLY

JULY 10-14

THE DARK @ 35 Johnston St Collingwood, Victoria.

BOOK TICKETS – CLICK HERE

(Cheaper Preview ticket – Tues 10th July only)

An unbelievable evening of twisted experiments, psychological game-play and intimate investigations into bizarre coincidence and unusual phenomena. The beginning is unexplainable, the ending is unthinkable.

Lawrence Leung is an award-winning comedian, screenwriter, science communicator and designer of illusions for stage and screen. He has spoken about paranormal investigation at science and skeptics’ conferences, lectured on the psychology of magic and lying at universities and made a feature film about con artists (SUCKER). He also created the ABC documentary series UNBELIEVABLE where he travelled the globe, meeting famous sceptics, mentalists, pickpockets and neuroscientists that explored the edge between deception, illusion and the unexplainable.

UNTHINKABLE.

FOR MORE:  CLICK  HERE