Phil McIntyre Entertainment
Dynamo ‘Seeing is Believing’
- // 2015-2018
- // Touring Show
- // UK, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa
STUFISH was approached by long time collaborators Phil McIntyre Entertainment to design the stage and set for Dynamo’s ‘Seeing Is Believing’ tour. The show is a blend of intimate storytelling with largescale illusion. The show has travelled around the UK and performed for over 400,000 people over 110 shows. It was filmed in front of a live audience from the O2 Arena, London, making Dynamo the first magician to ever headline an Arena show.
The design for the stage frames Dynamo in a projected environment that allows his surroundings to change and evolve throughout the show. From an urban concrete wall to a neon baroque theatre; from the pub he used to work in, to a representation of the social media hyperspace.
The video content is weaved in-between live video that captures Dynamo’s close-up magic and sleight of hand to project it onto the surfaces of the set.
There is a hole in the wall that is 14m wide and 6m high that can be filled with another piece of wall that lifts to reveal the space inside this magic box. On the main stage we have a series of screens, backdrops and tricks that allow Dynamo to perform the various scenes in the show.
The set was designed to be scalable for the different theatres and arenas that the show was performed in. The full-size version features a 22m wide x 14m high concrete looking, monolithic slab.
Director Tom Caruso Creative Producer Dan Albion Frontier Touring Director Michael Harrison Mushroom Group, Designer STUFISH Creative Consultants Paul Kieve Luke Jermay Harry De Cruz Rory Adams Tom Elderfield Robert Pound Lighting Designer Tim Lutkin Video Creative Director Mark Hough Video Producer Sam Pattinson Sound Designer Rory Madden Music Designer Nick Phillips Production Manager Matt Towell Video Content and Direction Alex Hartman Amer Iqbal Tour Manager Gordon Issacs (UK) Adam Painter (Aus) Production Manager Andy Gibbs