Laughter is the best medicine: Comedy hypnotist Alan Bates live on stage for first time in Sri Lanka

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Colombo VIP Nights has conceptualised yet another unique event which will take place on Tuesday 12 January 2016 at The Hilton Colombo, Ballroom.

British comedy hypnotist Alan Bates presents a fast moving comedy stage presentation. The stars of the Stage may find themselves winning the lottery on stage, meeting celebrities at the Oscars, conducting an orchestra at The Royal Albert Hall or even receiving a knighthood from the queen. 

This is just a small insight into what may happen. Alan Bates has been performing live for over 20 years. He regularly sells out to crowds of 800+. Alan has performed to millions of viewers on dozens of TV shows around the world. Alan prides himself on the respectability of the performance. The show includes audience participation, but Alan stresses that “you cannot be hypnotised against your will and that you will not do anything against your own personal moral values”.

Like the artist, MINI, the presenting sponsor of the event, is also originally from the UK. The brand stands for lifestyle, fun, originality; thus suits the whole theme perfectly. MINI and its ‘cool’ cars will be present at the event and will also have a few surprises ready for the audience.

Heinz Reuter, Chairman of Prestige Automobile Ltd., the official importer of MINI and BMW in Sri Lanka, says: “I am happy to be part of this charity dinner event and I am looking forward to a great night with lots of laughter and delight.” Latika Alok, producer for Colombo VIP Night, says: “In this event the audience has the option of being part of the show and promises to be a fun filled and memorable night’s entertainment. This is a charity dinner and we are delighted to support the Hilton Colombo’s CSR program. The event will be raising funds for Sooriyawewa Weliwewa Pradeepa Pre School to help construct a building and provide related school equipment for approximately 50 students between the ages of three and five years old. The school is located in a remote village in the Hambantota District.”

The fun-filled evening will include pre-dinner cocktails hosted by Wine World followed by a scrumptious three course Chapoutier wine paired dinner prepared by the award winning Hilton Colombo Chefs. Guests will have the opportunity to sample the Senok Ceylon Tea Experience. The ambience is enhanced by the Tasters Lounge, Espresso coffee bar created by Illy and an alfresco lounge by Meubel House.

No Colombo VIP event is complete without exclusive door gifts. This time you can expect a “His and Her” door gift by NailSpa and Camagni Ceylon. The official airline for the event is Qatar Airways and Alan Bates will be hosted by Colombo Courtyard. Other supporting sponsors include Mangrove hotel, Souvenir brochure partner and Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Ticket Print Partner. Tickets are now available from Park Street Trattoria, Park Street Mews or call the Ticket Hotline on 0778591846. Book early to avoid disappointment as tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door.