Some comments about Quentin's fourteen night run as part of The Manchester Comedy Festival:
I've been in showbusiness since the age of fourteen when I gave my first show. Since then I've clocked up about 10,000 separate shows. Before recently moving to Manchester I lived in Dublin, Ireland and performed all over the country, everything from private house parties to meetings, festivals and theatres.
Over the years, I've noticed again and again, and I'm sure you have too, that it is only laughter that punctures the stuffiness of a function and allows people to relax and be themselves. Laughter breaks the ice. Laughter relieves stress and worry. Laughing makes you feel good about yourself.
Back before television radio and cinema, people had to entertain themselves. Games and quizzes were hugely popular. And what do games and quizzes generate? Fun, laughter and interaction. And of course everyone likes winning prizes.
Taking all this on board I wanted to develop a show that would be unique and different, that would be fun for me to perform and even more fun for you and your guests.
There is one other ingredient. I've always followed my intuition and believe the biggest mistakes people make in their lives is when they don't follow theirs. How many times have you heard people say afterwards, "From the start I had a funny feeling about that. I couldn't put my finger on it, but deep down I knew something wasn't right."
Indeed, I believe so strongly in using your own intuition that I wrote a book about it.
Anyway, I put the whole lot together - laughter, the game show theme, intuition, my interest in the paranormal - and developed the Psychic Game Show.
You can have the show in either of two formats (or both if you prefer). Strolling or stage.
Strolling is best suited to the start of your function where the guests are arriving. Intimate performances for small groups. Break the ice, Get people relaxed. Give them something amazing to talk about. Test their intuition. Get them laughing.
You might wish to book the strolling psychic games for early on and the show for after dinner entertainment. Many party planners have both, making their job so much easier.
The show can be as short as ten minutes or run for up to an hour, or longer for theatres.
Depending on the length of show and the size of your audience, you can experience...
The Sherlock Holmes Game. How is it possible to tell so much about an individual purely from a borrowed ring or watch? And audience members onstage can lie or tell the truth. Can you work out who's doing what?
How could a cuddly teddy bear know in advance what his new owner would name him?
The Battle of The Sexes. A hilarious game where men and women contestents vie to see which team can outwit the other. Can the outcome be predicted in advance? The results will surprise you!
Psychic Influence. Can an experienced card player be influenced to deal himself (or herself) the losing hand, even when he gets to shuffle the cards and choose who gets what cards by looking at them first? (I'll bet £500 he can be influenced and if he wins he'll walk away with the £500).
Who are the real control freaks in the audience? Watch how they give themselves away without realisng it!
The Marriage Game. Can a couple, living together for years subliminally pick up each other's thoughts? If so, just what do they reveal?
Remember the whole show is built around fun, interaction and of course the chance to win prizes.
Whoever you invite to entertain your crowd, you basically want one result, don't you? You want your guests leaving thrilled, excited, laughing and telling everyone what fun they've had. Rarely will guests leave talking about the excellence of your catering, the quality of your drink or the table decorations. Oh yes, that's all important but it's expected, isn't it?
What will have your friends talking about your event for months is the experience of Quentin Reynolds and his Psychic Game Show.You have enough things to worry about. Your entertainment worries can be solved with one call. Phone my office on 0161 236 4452, or from outside the UK on +44 161 236 4452 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I'll work with you to make your event a memorable talking point.
In his recent show in Dublin, he amazed audiences by describing objects while blindfolded and identifying audience-thought of cards by "telepathy".
"IF YOU'RE the kind of person who thinks that "charlatans" like Uri Geller ought to be severely beaten with a sharp spoon, you'll probably find the prospect of an intimate live show with a professional mind-reader about as desirable as a snot on toast. But Quentin Reynolds's weekly lesson in the black art of telepathy - which runs at Bewleys'
MENTALIST Quentin Reynolds's recent shows at Bewley's Cafe Theatre in
The author of Intuition, Your Secret Power, uses a mixture of psychology, body language and intuition to read people's minds. He tells them what they are thinking,' manoeuvres them towards choices they want to make, reveals their concerns and unveils names of long-lost friends. Irish Examiner