Adelaide Fringe

Enchanting UK magician Ben Hart is set to cast a spell over Fringe with new show ‘Hex’

Enchanting UK magician Ben Hart is set to captivate Fringe audiences with the Australian premiere of ‘Hex’.

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The Adelaide Fringe is poised to cast a spell over audiences this season with the return of one of the UK’s most enchanting magicians, Ben Hart. His latest spectacle, ‘Ben Hart: Hex’, promises a mesmerising blend of magic, mystery, and mirth unlike anything Adelaide has seen before.

Set to grace the stage at The Factory in the Garden of Unearthly Delights from Tuesday, 20th February to Sunday, 17th March, the Australian premiere of ‘ Hex’ (M15+) is a must-see for anyone drawn to the art of illusion and storytelling.

Distinguished as the “world’s foremost storytelling magician,” Ben Hart has carved a niche for himself in the world of magic with his unique approach to the craft and combines the elements of magic, stand-up, and captivating stories, sprinkled with his trademark wicked sense of humour in every performance.

This year’s show, ‘Hex’, draws inspiration from the shadowy realms of witchcraft and the occult, posing the question: has Ben Hart finally mastered real magic?

What sets Hart apart is his originality; the material he performs is exclusively his own, featuring tricks and illusions you won’t find anywhere else, and ‘Hex’ is filled with never-before-seen acts that promise to shock, amaze, and leave audiences baffled.

A familiar face on British television, Hart’s magical prowess has been showcased on his own programs and as a guest on others, earning him international acclaim, and his recent ventures include a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, an extensive UK tour, and notable appearances on UK television. In 2023, his show was honoured with the Bank SA Best Magic award at the Adelaide Fringe, a testament to his exceptional talent and appeal.

Beyond the stage, Hart is renowned for his contributions as a magic inventor, with his ingenious creations featuring in Broadway and West End productions. His collaboration with industry giants like Mischief Theatre and Penn and Teller and his role as a magic consultant in Hollywood highlight his versatile and innovative approach to magic.

Hart’s affinity for Australian audiences is evident as he praises their honesty, humour, and enthusiasm, and his interactive shows thrive on the participation of Aussie spectators, who are ‘always up for a laugh’, with Mix 102.3 calling him ‘the finest sleight of hand you’ll ever witness’ and the Australian Arts Review claiming ‘The one magic show you need to see this Fringe’.

‘Ben Hart: Hex’ is an immersive experience that blends the boundaries between reality and the supernatural and is tailored for those who love magic, storytelling, and a touch of the theatrical. Whether you’re a long-time fan of Ben Hart or new to the wonders of magic, ‘Hex’ offers a unique, captivating experience that speaks to the heart of what makes the Adelaide Fringe such a vibrant, dynamic festival—grab your tickets now!

What: Ben Hart: Hex.
Where: The Factory at The Garden of Unearthly Delights
When: Tue, 20 Feb – Sun, 17 Mar.
For tickets and further info, click here.

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