Australian magician Matt Tarrant appears at the 2019 Jive Cape Town Comedy Festival at the Baxter Theatre, Cape Town. We interview Matt to find out about his experience as a touring magician & what Capetonian audiences can expect to see on stage.
Whether it’s a signature trick or a full-blown extravaganza involving all the props, smoke and mirrors, every magical performer has something special up his sleeve which consistently wows the audience.
Do magicians make embarrassing mistakes? Of course! Magicians Greg Gelb, Marcel Oudejans and Brendon Peel share their most humiliating moments in front of an audience.
Everybody has to begin somewhere and for magicians and illusionists, it’s no different. 3 magical entertainers recall the first magic trick they learnt to perform and how it led them into a performing career.
Are magic shows 'just for children'? 2 magicians explain why the Art of Magic is about playfulness, curiosity and fascination - emotions are sorely missing from adult life - and why adults should enjoy more magic shows.
What if, just for a moment, professional magicians could perform “real” magic, in the style of, say, Harry Potter and his friends? 3 South African magicians - Marcel Oudejans, Magic Man & Greg Gelb - imagine the possibilities.
Magic is magic is magic, right? Well, yes and no. At Café Roux Cape Town on Tues 9 Oct 2018 you’ll get the chance to get a closer look at – and gain a better understanding of - two significantly separate disciplines when veteran Marcel Oudejans pits his years of visual illusion and sleight of hand skills up against the mentalism and mind-reading of the award-winning Brendon Peel.
For over 30 years Johann Kupferburger has been a part of creating 'theatre magic' in South Africa, both literally & figuratively! As Cape Town Magic Club's 'biggest fan', Kupferburger explains how the 'magic bug' bit him & how he's supporting the Art of Magic in Africa.
From table magic beginnings in his hometown of Port Elizabeth to international stages, award-winning mentalist Brendon Peel is currently touring his latest solo show, Hocus Pocus, around South Africa in 2018.
From performing in restaurants while juggling a day job in IT to initiating a continent-wide production company, Marcel Oudejans has created a life in magic – for himself as well as others.