“Andrew Newton kept last night’s City Varieties audience laughing from start to finish…What lifted the proceedings was Newton’s own personality and approach… slick, highly polished… Newton would have been funny no matter what his act.”
Yorkshire Evening Post

“The best thing about the Andrew Newton Show is Newton himself…”
New Zealand Herald

“Newton’s comic timing makes him tower above all others of his genre…”
Sydney Morning Herald

“Newton is not just a hypnotist but a talented all round entertainer in the best traditions…”
Manchester Evening News

“You’ve seen Paul McKenna on the Telly… Andrew Newton is far better, believe me.”
Daily Star

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“Fantastic Family Entertainment”  Las Vegas Review Journal, April 1987

“Funny and immensely popular”  The Independent

“Helpless with laughter”  The People

“Horribly Funny”  THE TIMES

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“Mr. Newton is a stage hypnotist with the manner of a TV compere. He gets a great crowd on stage. They strain to be put to sleep. When the best of them fall, they fall like ripe fruit. He looks at the ripe fruit on the stage and picks out the juiciest examples.

After this, it is extremely entertaining for the rest of us. We congratulate ourselves on not having fallen for this guy’s charm. Mr. Newton makes it clear that hypnotism is an art with the maximum possibility for abuse – but he will take it so far and no further. He will make his subjects perform like schoolchildren. He will make one of them perform a striptease act – but without taking off more than one garment. He plays on that profound fear that the hypnotist may be both therapist and villain. He does not mind amusing us by pretending to be the latter”.

James Fenton, SUNDAY TIMES, Edinburgh Festival 1982

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Hypnotic Show Hilarious!

The Andrew Newton Hypnotic Laughter Show at the Palmerston North Convention Centre, May 12

“I CAN see why he keeps coming back. The audience loves the show and with good reason.

Newton plays the audience so masterfully there’s no knowing what’s coming. And he has complete control. He is able to stop a subject a second before things go to far.

The 11 volunteers did everything from barking like a sealion to squeezing Newton’s cheeks.

I’d seen hypnotism shows on television, and thought they were funny. But I thought the people couldn’t really be totally unaware they were doing the things they were made to do… Well they are! And their antics are 100 times more hilarious and amazing live.

The highlight came when Newton had one subject – the man he singled out for the most fun throughout the show – ‘dance the Lambada with a beautiful woman he’d recognise by the rose between her teeth’. When Newton pulled out a red plastic rose and started eyeing the audience, I knew I was not the only person who was a little apprehensive. But when he put the flower between his own teeth, it took everybody by surprise. Though not as much as the ensuing dance!

When the show’s next in town I highly recommend it to everybody. Its pure entertainment, and you’ll be sure to laugh until it hurts.”

Lou Tulett. Palmerston North Standard, New Zealand, 13 May 1997

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NEW Show, NEW routines, Funnier than Ever!

“Newton has ramped up his act and opted for a more robust manifesto. His mischievous performance has moved perceptibly closer to the line – to the obvious delight of the audience. Getting a hypnotised volunteer to phone his mother was a masterpiece of wind-up comedy. He kept us screeching with laughter right to the end. What lifted the proceedings even more was Newton’s skill as an entertainer, something that raises him far above all others of his ilk.”

Sydney Morning Herald, May 5 2013