Interviews

Find out more about your favourite magicians, mentalists, sleight-of-hand artists, illusionists and other magical entertainers by reading, watching or listening to interviews with them. All magic, all Africa.

Matt Tarrant set to wow audiences at 15th Jive Cape Town Funny Festival

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.

Magic Man performs on South African television

Andrew Eland, better known by his stage persona "Magic Man", performed on SABC3's "Expresso Morning Show" on 1 November 2018.

“The wizard of Khayelitsha leaving the world spellbound” – Olwethu Dyanti featured on Beautiful News

Capetonian illusionist, Olwethu Dyanti, has been featured on Beautiful News, a South African website that "celebrates the extraordinary fabric of human nature that binds our nation."

Kupferburger’s been making theatre magic, for over 30 years

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.

Mentalist Brendon Peel To Astound Audiences With His ‘Hocus Pocus’ South African Tour

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.

Marcel Oudejans Plays Like An Artist, Thinks Like A Businessman

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.

Jacques le Sueur: “The Man who stole Mandela’s watch twice”

Capetonian magician Jacques le Sueur chats to CapeTalk's Keenan Williams about magic, adventures, and stealing the late President Nelson Mandela's watch - twice. (Podcast)

Herald LIVE: “Minds click for sheer escapism”

Herald LIVE: "Mentalist Brendon Peel and escapologist Li Lau are putting their brains – and Li’s body – on the line in Carnival Sideshow and Other Magical Things at the Masonic Hall Back until Monday."

Mawonga Gayiya: “Magic Brings The Community Together”

Capetonian magician Mawonga Gayiya chats to CapeTalk's Keenan Williams about how magic and comedy bring the community together. (Podcast)