25 November 2009

Magic In New Bortex Clothing Advert

Brian Role' can be seen doing magic in the current Bortex Clothing Advert.

See if you can spot him....

15 November 2009

Malta Independent Online Feature

Halloween, capturing the imagination


As one of its innovative events the Manoel Theatre added a spectacular and scary illusion show followed by a ghost walk and a gothic rock concert at the Mediterranean Conference Centre with the bands Fire, Sepia and Nomadson.

The illusion show gave a unique chance to the public to see the talents of two Maltese illusionists' combined efforts. Brian Rolé, together with his partner Lola, and Vanni and Mary Anne Pulé gave an unforgettable performance of the art of illusion in six scenes expressing archetypal fears and macabre thrills.

Ghosts appeared and flew into the air, vampires were mutilated, decapitated and squashed into unbelievable proportions and witches were impaled. Brian Rolé and Lola presented a tribute to the great Houdini who died on Halloween night and who was fascinated by mediums and spirits. This included a rarely seen escape from a straitjacket that used to restrain violent madmen in the past. Another of their scenes featured a magical rendition of The Phantom of the Opera. Vanni and Mary Anne Pulé re-enacted various psychic manifestations like mind over matter, telepathy and premonition.

The show was introduced by actor Michael Tabone as Grand Master De Vilhena and was enhanced by the choreography of Alison White.

05 November 2009

Photos from The Ghost of De Vilhena Show at The Manoel theatre 31-10-2009

Memiors of the Halloween 2009 Show At The Manoel Theatre
'Meet The Ghost Of De Vilhena'

All photos by Ivan Pierre Vella

Brian Role' And Lola Palmer give a tribute to Harry Houdini, who died on the 31st October 1926 exactly 83 years ago, by performing his famous Metamorphosis Trunk .

Brian Role' showing his wizardry with an antique head torture device on Mary Anne Pule' who comes out unharmed.

Brian Role' and Lola Palmer in their twisted magical version of the Phantom.

Vanni Pule' a 1920's Vampire discovers his mid twentieth counterpart Brian Role' as they both struggle for power. Vanni makes 6 foot Brian just a few inches tall using an evil compression device.

Brian Role' gets his own back on Vanni Pule' and decapitates Vanni.

Both Brian and Vanni decide to join as one in their final act of pursue of power and make ghostly figures appear from thin air then translocate themselves.

Thunderous applause during the final curtain call when Brian Role', Vanni Pule', Lola Palmer, Mary Anne Pule' and the Alison White Dancers take their final bow.