The Mysterium

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26th October 2018

Harrogate Theatre

Sony award winning Radio 3 and Radio 4 presenter David Bramwell brings you his one-man show based on his best-selling book. He explores some of the strangest stories of our modern age:

What is the mysterious hum that began in Bristol and now plagues thousands of people across the world? Could it really be caused by farting fish?

What are the ghostly number stations that have been transmitting coded messages across out airwaves for 6 decades?

Why do human feet keep washing up on a beach in British Columbia?

Why are a million Japanese people unable to leave their bedrooms?

Who is the mysterious Toynbee Tiler who embedded the message ‘Resurrect Dead on Planet Jupiter’ in over 600 linoleum tiles across North and South America?

Why is Prince Philip worshipped as a volcano god in Melanesia?

Utilising slides, audio and film clips, Bramwell also delves into the story of Operation Mindfuck, a bizarre counterculture mind experiment that just might be responsible for our post-truth age of fake news. The show ends with the solving of a 30 year old riddle involving the world's worst orchestra, Brian Eno and The Albert Hall.

In Bramwell's guiding hands The Mysterium will leave you entertained and reeling in the knowledge that the world is just as mysterious today as it was to our ancestors thousands of years ago. 

David Bramwell Biography

David Bramwell is a Sony-award winning presenter for BBC Radio 3 and 4 and has made programmes on subjects ranging from time travel to Ivor Cutler. His first one-man show, The Haunted Moustache, won awards for ‘Best Comedy’ and ‘Outstanding Theatre.’

Bramwell has given two TED talks, toured the UK with several one-man shows and is the author of The Odditorium, Mysterium, The No9 Bus to Utopia and The Haunted Moustache.


'A fantastically diverting collection of stories' Stuart Maconie, 6Music

'I enjoyed it enormously' Danny Baker, Radio 5 Live

'Brilliantly done... Original and different' Dan Schreiber, No Such Thing As A Fish

'Bramwell clearly has an eye for the oddball and arcane' The Guardian

'A masterful storyteller' Radio Times

Ticket Prices and Information

Full Price £12.00
Concessions £10.00

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Harrogate Theatre
Box office
01423 502116
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Friday, 26 October 2018