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The Universe (101)

A Unique theatrical performance mixing Mentalism and Clowning, wins coveted ‘Pick of the Fringe’ and ‘Encore Producers’ Award’.

Imagine what happens when you put a Quantum Clown and a Victorian Psychic in the same room! Join two great internationally acclaimed variety acts Norbut Yetso (Matthew Godfrey) and Evanion the Great (Ian Harvey Stone) as they join together for a trip across the realities in ‘The Universe (101)’.


Norbut has constructed a Modest Hadron Collider which unexpectedly pulls the great Mind Reader and Psychic Evanion from 1865 to the present, creating a paradox that needs to be solved before we all wink out of existence! Expect mayhem, mirth, audience interaction and grand feats of mental mystery as our two erstwhile heroes battle to save the Universe as you know it!


The Universe (101) is brought to you by Cavort Theatre, an award-winning UK company and creator of the 5 Star Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe spectacular ‘The Devil Without’.

In a Nutshell

A Quantum Clown and a Victorian Psychic endanger  the fabric of reality  and explain the cosmos in simple Lemon's terms.

The Universe (101) - Impetus

Where is the impetus of a story?  One of the elements unique to this performance has been to wrap our heads around the science and the theories involving space/time which we are attempting to utilize theatrically and comedically without veering majestically off-topic. Not an easy task. 

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Reviews

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Stage Raw - Paul Birchall

Stone and Godfrey (who are credited as the piece’s creators, producers and directors) have crafted a delightful, quirky vignette that is full of daffy, Monty Python-like absurdity wrapped around a Douglas (“Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”) Adams-like comic riff on the themes of quantum physics and magic. 

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Fringe TV - Nathaniel Beaver

"I saw this show twice! A thought provoking, intelligent, funny, zany, and vaudevillian sci-fi type show with a clown, time travel, hypnotist, and magician! Very entertaining! I loved it! "

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And Many More

‘An Absolute Hoot!’ – Better Lemons


‘Very Entertaining’ – Broadway World


"The Universe 101 takes you on a journey of time space, magic, with audience participation that ended in a wonderful denouement worthy of Poirot! " - Audience 

"Ian Harvey Stone as Evanion and Matthew Godfrey as Norbut Yetso bring an energy and sense of zanyness to their characters that makes the show irresistable. They play, they clown, and yet have an earnestness in what they are doing that makes it all work. There is magic and there is science, and it all comes together in a wonderful whole."

- CA Highways - 

Where The Universe (101) has been

May 2020

The Main Theatre

May 8 - 17

Newhall, California

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May 2020

The Main Theatre

Back by popular demand!  The Universe (101) returns to The Main to entertain, enlighten and confound the denizens of Newhall.

May 8 - 17

Newhall, California

May 2019

The Main Theatre

May 10 - 19

Newhall, California

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May 2019

The Main Theatre

The Universe (101) returned to the stage for the first time since debuting at The Hollywood Fringe. 

May 10 - 19

Newhall, California

July 2018

The Complex Theatre

July 6 - 7

Hollywood, California

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July 2018

The Complex Theatre

After a successful run at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, The Universe (101) added 2 more performances after receiving prestigeous Encore Pro...

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July 6 - 7

Hollywood, California

June 2018

Hollywood Fringe Festival

June 1 - 23

Hollywood, California

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June 2018

Hollywood Fringe Festival

The Universe (101) made it's World Premiere on Dorie stage at The Complex Theatre during the 18th annual Hollywood Fringe Festival. Running ...

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June 1 - 23

Hollywood, California