Stories

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

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.

‘Magic’ vs ‘Tricks’: what’s the difference? A professional magician explains

There is an old adage: "You can teach a dog tricks but you cannot teach it magic." It begs the question: 'magic' versus 'tricks' – is there a difference? Professional Magician André Hermanus explains.

Season 7 Of Monday Night Magic Pops Up At Artscape This Spring

The number seven is believed to be lucky in many cultures and it is indeed a special one for Monday Night Magic, which returns for its seventh season on October 1, 2018. This time around, the pop-up theatre will be in a new location – the Opera Bar at the newly-renovated Artscape Theatre Centre on Cape Town’s Foreshore.

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.

Now You See It, Now You Don’t: My Experience of Magic as a Blind Person

Guest writer Lois Strachan describes what she loves about magic shows - despite being totally blind. She explains what aspects of a magic show are particularly enjoyable for her, despite magic & illusion being a visual performance art.

Magicians Dazzle Rugby Stars And Fans

Fans and players of the DHL Stormers from Cape Town, South Africa, were entertained by the talented Magic Africa Productions magicians before the games & during the 2018 Golf Day.

“Marcel Oudejans Interview: Creating Wonder Through Magic” – KenyaBuzz

KenyaBuzz interviewed Marcel Oudejans - Corporate Magician & MC about magic, his career and the 'business of the arts'.

South African Magician Interviewed By National Kenyan Newspaper

During a recent tour of East & West Africa performing in Lagos, Nairobi & Lubumbashi, Magic.Africa's Editor-In-Chief, Marcel Oudejans, was interviewed by Bonface Nyaga for a Kenyan national newspaper, "Daily Nation".

1 Minute with “Astonishment Engineer” Jesse Brooks

“Astonishment Engineer” Jesse Brooks found magic at an early age. A graduate of the College of Magic, Jesse has performed in many interesting places, from the middle of the Karoo to Hollywood, as well as being cast in commercials. Magic.Africa asked Brooks a few questions about his art.