International, World-Renowned Stage Hypnotist Explains Why He Thinks Liverpool Is The Best City In The World:

From the United States to the Caribbean, from the Canary Islands to Greece, internationally-renowned, world famous Stage Hypnotist Simon Warner has hypnotised people all around the world…but he has decided to get his ‘Scouse Passport’ and make Liverpool his temporary home…


Here he explains why…

Liverpool was where our international show Viva Hypnosis; the UK’s First and Only Full-Production Hypnosis Show had its first ever performance – so it will always be close to my heart. It’s also where my wife is from – so it seemed the natural place to kick off the show. As a result, although we travel a lot with the show, we have made Liverpool our base for the time-being and are loving the life that living in this city allows us to lead.”

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Why Liverpool? “From unbelievable festivals nearly every weekend, fabulous nightlife, some of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at – ANYWHERE around the world and of course, the world’s friendliest people – Liverpool is a truly unbeatable city to live in and we’re going to make the most of every minute that we’re here!”

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How Long Have You Been Doing This For? “I’ve been a professional stage hypnotist for over 9 years…and Viva Hypnosis has been running for the past 8 months. It had it’s debut here in Liverpool at the Epstein Theatre in November 2015 and has gone on to achieve massive success ever since.

(c) Brian Roberts Images

(c) Brian Roberts Images

And You’re Performing Viva Hypnosis Again In Liverpool This Summer? “Yes, we will be back for the second time at The Epstein Theatre on 22nd July and we can’t wait to hypnotically entertain you!

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What’s Next For You And Viva Hypnosis? “Well we’re fresh from a Caribbean tour and are looking forward to being back in Liverpool on the 22nd July. Following this, we have a full run at The Biggest Arts and Entertainment Festival in the world; The Edinburgh Festival Fringe to look forward to, where we’ll be at the amazing ZOO Venues. And we also have a show in fabulous Las Vegas in September that we’re VERY excited about! So 2016 is a very busy year and  things are looking amazing for the future success of the show, but we will ALWAYS be back to perform in Liverpool…in fact (sneaky hint)…you may be able to catch us as part of a certain, incredible Comedy Festival this autumn in the city!”

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And I’ve Heard That You’ve Got A Top Secret Hypnotic Experiment You’ve Got Planned For The People Of Liverpool?…“Yes! We will soon be looking for volunteers for a psychological hypnotic experiment that will be filmed for a short film…The details of this are currently top secret, as this is a never-before-attempted experiment, but details will be released very soon, so keep your eyes peeled if you’d like to get involved…

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So Liverpool People Are Great At Being Hypnotised Then? “Absolutely. If you have a big imagination and a great sense of humour, as well as being friendly, fun and open to giving things a go…then you’re probably a Scouser. And this makes you PERFECT for being hypnotised! You see these are things that make people much more easily hypnotisable than others! Liverpool people are fun, friendly, have big imaginations and have plenty of get up and go! That means they’re PERFECT for being hypnotised! And I know that because I’m married to one!  Liverpool has always provided the best hypnotic volunteers and audience members of anywhere we’ve ever performed in the world – they’ve always been our most memorable shows!”

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(c) Brian Roberts Images

So Apart From Being A Scouser, What Makes Someone A Great Hypnotic Participant? “Anyone can be hypnotised, but some people are much more responsive than others! Some people are more likely to be great hypnotic volunteers than others (although it’s not an exact science!) People with great visual imaginations or who use this skill in their jobs are usually the best; for example artists, hairdressers and make-up artists, along with musicians (drummers are amazing!), people in the military and performers. Basically if you have a big imagination, pretty open minded, can concentrate and follow instructions and want to be hypnotised…you will be a PERFECT hypnotic volunteer!”

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(c) Brian Roberts Images

What Does It Feel Like To Be Hypnotised? “Do you ever find yourself getting lost in books and films? Do they sometimes seem REAL to you?…(And I don’t just mean at the Odeon with those funky 4D seats!) Do you sometimes find yourself driving down the road or sitting on the train and getting lost in your own thoughts…day-dreaming, planning and scheming…thinking about the those pair of shoes you saw in the window in Liverpool One or what the score might be at the match tomorrow?…Then you’ve already been hypnotised. All hypnosis is really self hypnosis – YOUR mind does the hard work…it’s an adventure, a journey that you go on in your own head…guided by a hypnotist…And if you have a big enough imagination and have a good enough sense of fun, you’ll have no problem becoming the star of the show and acting out that journey for everyone else to be entertained by!”

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(c) Brian Roberts Images

You can catch Simon Warner’s Viva Hypnosis when it returns to Liverpool:

The Epstein Theatre

Friday 22nd July 2016

Doors Open: 7pm

Show Starts: 8pm

Tickets: £14.50

To book tickets please call 0844 888 4411* or go online at * or in person at The Epstein Theatre Box Office from 2pm – 6pm Monday – Thursday and 12pm-6pm Friday – Saturday.


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