Back like a boomerang and ready for another Fringe full of fun – comedy hypnotist Matt Hale is returning from Oz to Edinburgh with the TOP FUN! 80s Spectacular Remix.

So, strap in and get ready for an unmissable party-vibe show fuelled by jet-powered silliness and your favourite sounds from music’s coolest decade.

The multi award-winning Matt Hale will be at the heart of the on-stage action – with more bounce than a kangaroo on a pogo stick.

After the success of his original show at last year’s Fringe, and 70 million+ views online, Matt’s Remixversion has enjoyed huge popularity Down Under.

It’s 60 minutes of pure joy whether you are sitting in the audience or accept the invitation to dive in and join Matt on stage.

The reviews say it all: 

  • “The laughter is uncontrollable!” Fringefeed ★★★★★
  • “A show you MUST NOT MISS this Fringe season” Glam Adelaide ★★★★★
  • “Top Fun was exactly that! This year’s show was the best!” HiFi Way ★★★★★
  • “Laugh until your sides hurt!” ★★★★★
  • “Rollicking good time” ★★★★★
  • “Spectacular silliness! Absolute feel-good must-see show” ★★★★½

The TOP FUN! 80s Spectacular Remix is ideal for all ages and the whole family (only over 18s on stage).

Matt says: “I’m really looking forward to being back in Edinburgh with the Remix, it’ll be a real blast with loads more 80s music and new hypno hijinx.

“No two shows are ever the same, except that they’re all crazy, fun, and leave you feeling absolutely fantastic.”

Matt is a renowned for his fresh brand of hypno-laughs that turn the sometimes stuffy traditional hypnosis show on its head.    

Based in Perth, Australia, but originally from the UK, Matt uses the focussed imagination of volunteers to unlock the incredible ability of their minds. 

With the power of suggestion, audiences enjoy a wild 80s ride featuring air guitars, meerkats, supermodels, bizarre Bon Jovi moments, and the best dance moves this side of ’85.

And the upbeat soundtrack of top 80s hits will have everyone singing along, with everything from Islands in the Stream to Ghostbusters!


Notes for editors

Listings Details

  • Venue: Gilded Balloon, Patter Hoose, Big Yin (Venue 24)
  • Time: 17:00
  • Dates: (Previews 31 July to 2 Aug) 2-11, 13-26 Aug
  • Duration: 60 minutes 
  • Ticket prices: Previews £10. Full price £14, concessions £13   
  • Advisory: Age 8+ (only over 18s allowed on stage)
  • Tickets:

Cast and creatives

  • Company: Mathryn Enterprises Pty Ltd
  • Performer: Hypnotist Matt Hale

About Matt Hale

Winner of three Australian national comedy awards, Matt regularly travels the world with his shows, having toured Asia the UK and having performed on some of the world’s largest cruise ships.

He’s appeared in media worldwide and, in addition to his live shows, is a presenter for an Australian TV travel show.  He’s also a bestselling author and keynote speaker with his book and presentation “Mindhacking Happiness” and has released his own range of Mindhacks audio programmes. 

Oh, and he’s also currently officially 1000/1 to play the next James Bond! (no, really!!! Check out his TEDx talk!)

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For media information contact Matthew Shelley at SFPR on 07786 704299 or at [email protected]