I enjoyed myself and left happily confident I’d book again next year to come and see the next evolution of the performance.
Quantum began by asking whether there were any kids in the audience and remind us that his 4pm show is rated PG. I think that only applies to the banter and the risk of having audience members up on stage. Illumination is a mix of science and magic. I was impressed with the magic. He’s […]
The queue snaked down the side of the Famous Spiegeltent and deep into its new home in St Andrew’s Square. Expectations were dangerously high for La Clique and when the doors finally opened, only 20 or so minutes late, the crowd quickly but orderly filed in to grab the few good seats. First off; La […]
Pete Firman offers a blend of magic and comedy. I go for the magic. Okay, I’ll admit. He made me laugh plenty times through the show. He also had me nervous at plenty of times throughout the show. The guideline age rating is 14. That’s not for swearing – although you’d swear too if an […]
Firman begins the show by pointing out how the relationship between magic and the magician’s audience has changed. Once sawing a woman in half would have impressed an audience (cue jokes about putting her back together) but now the audience knows what to expect. The introduction quickly leads into a joke based around buying a […]
I think this is my third year watching Magic Dragons at the Edinburgh Fringe. Piff has a certain style that would, at a glance, suggest it would be easy to second guess the magician and workout where he’s going with the trick. It’s a trick. This year there are extra catches and surprises that’ll catch […]
I didn’t know what to expect from Pete Firman. I hadn’t seen him on TV. I think each Festival season you should see at least one new show on a recommendation and Firman had been recommended to me. This belief had me queue in the rain in the Pleasance Courtyard for Firman. Was it worth […]
Piff is probably the only magic dragon with a Chihuahua assistant in the Fringe festival. I caught his show last year and his star has subsequently grown. Last year I queued on a grimy flight of stairs between apartments in order to get my dose of dragon – this year I waited in line to […]