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Bullet Catch - National Theatre (The Shed)

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FOLLOWING sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012 and the off-Broadway 59E59 in New York, Rob Drummond’s Bullet Catch transfers to the National Theatre’s new temporary venue, The Shed.

The London premiere plays for two weeks only – from May 21 to June 1, 2013.

A stunt so dangerous Houdini refused to attempt it, the Bullet Catch has claimed the lives of at least 12 illusionists, assistants and spectators since its conception in 1613.

Rob Drummond’s dark and exhilarating one-man show is a unique theatrical experience exploring the world of magic, featuring mind reading, levitation and, if you’re brave enough to stay for it, the most notorious finale in show business.

Rob Drummond is an award-winning playwright, performer and director from Glasgow. His work includes Wrestling (the Arches, Glasgow 2011), which involved five months professional wrestling training, and a modern retelling of The Passion (George Square, Glasgow 2011).

His current projects include The Riot of Spring, a response to Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring for The Arches and National Theatre of Scotland’s Auteurs Project, and Quiz Show (Traverse, Edinburgh).

Written and performed by Rob Drummond, Bullet Catch is designed by Francis Gallop.

NB: More tickets for Bullet Catch will be released for sale on May 7. A limited number of day tickets are available to buy at the Box Office, online and over the phone from noon on the day of performance. Tickets cost £12 and £20. Call the Box Office on 020 7452 3000 or visit

ShedTalks: Book tickets for a performance on May 23 and you can combine your visit with a post-show talk. Entry for ShedTalks cost £1 but is free with a ticket bought for that night’s performance.