#FringeDuJour: Charlie Caper – Robotricks

The world's only robot magic show


Tell us about Charlie Caper – Robotricks.

I believe Robotricks is the world’s only robot magic show. Mainly because you have to be crazy to attempt something like this. Love, sweat, and solder.

It is a high-tech, visual feast taking on subjects of artificial intelligence, automation and the future of humanity.

During creation I was heavily inspired by sci-fi works like Rick & Morty, Blade Runner and 2001: A Space Odyssey as well as hanging out with AI researchers and futurologists. This is what I do with lots of my time, I even use a microchip implanted in my body to unlock my doors at home making me technically a cyborg.

I designed, built and programmed a large cast of robots for the show, truly advanced technology indistinguishable from magic.

Robotricks is also a rare example of a narrative-driven magic show telling a compelling, theatrical story. It has something for anyone interested in technology, society or future

Describe your show in three words.

Magical. Thought-provoking. Robots.

Why should someone come to see your show?

Robotricks contains really, really good magic. It is my great passion to create new and strong magic and here I have succeeded. It also deals with subject matter relevant to all of us and features lots of charming robots.

If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?

Doctor Octopus?

If you could see only one show at the Halifax Fringe Festival this year, besides your own, what show would that be?

I would like to see Crypthand, a Workshop as it seems really interesting and I am fascinated by cryptography.

The Details

Charlie Caper – Robotricks
Neptune Scotiabank Studio Stage, 1589 Argyle St, Halifax
Tickets: Ticket Halifax
Twitter: @charliecaper
Instagram: @charliecaper

About #FringeDuJour

#FringeDuJour is a peek at some of the shows coming to this year’s Halifax Fringe Festival. We’ve asked Fringe artists to answer a few questions to entice you to see what they have to offer and to help cross-pollinate the Fringe.

For Even More Information

The 2019 Halifax Fringe Festival runs August 29 – September 8 at various venues around Halifax. Visit halifaxfringe.ca for tickets and information.