Stories

Stories and articles written by magicians, mentalists, illusionists and magical entertainers, relevant to Africa.

10 Things You Wouldn’t Expect To Learn When You Start To Learn Magic Tricks

Do you like to learn about magic? Here are 10 unexpected things that professional South African magician Marcel Oudejans has learnt during his 25 years of learning & performing magic.

“What Was Your First Magic Trick?”

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.

“Magic is even more valuable for adults than for children”

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.

If Professional Magicians Could Be Hogwarts Magicians, What Would They Do?

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.

A Success Story for Magic Africa Productions

Our vision as an organisation is to grow the community of magic enthusiasts & performers in Africa. We managed to achieve "both" those goals with Sebastiano Olla. Through one of our productions, we were able to nurture his enthusiasm for magic into becoming a Surprise Guest in our "Monday Night Magic" show.

Referee’s Match Report: “Magic vs Mentalism” on 9 October 2018

For centuries there has been the constant debate amongst conjurers, namely “which is better: Magic or Mentalism?” On Tuesday 9 October 2018, Magic.Africa decided to put an end to this debate. "Match referee" Greg Gelb reports.

Magic vs Mentalism : a show that shows the difference

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.

How you can add ‘Magic’ to your wedding reception party

Brides and grooms often want entertainment at their wedding reception. Why not let your guests rediscover wonder with the aid of a magician – either as a close-up table-side performer or walk-around magic - whilst the guests are standing around?