Fringe Review: Breaking The Magician’s Code With Kane & Abel

Kane & Abel started performing magic at the delicate age of 15, following in their Grandad’s footstep’s but earning his disappointment (as he tells the audience in a pre-recorded announcement).

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Those spellbinding Shropshire 'Bad boys' of magic are back!
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4

Reviewed at the Noel Lothian Hall on 15 March 2019

Presented by Kane & Abel with Joanne Hartstone (Hartstone-Kitney Productions)

Those spellbinding Shropshire ‘Bad boys’ of magic are back!

Kane & Abel started performing magic at the delicate age of 15, following in their Grandad’s footstep’s but earning his disappointment (as he tells the audience in a pre-recorded announcement). They love sharing with us the fact that they have broken many, many of the Magician’s Codes, which is why they will never be admitted to the prestigious and famed “Magic Circle Club” – but, we most certainly will let these likable lads be admitted to our hearts.

There are many tricks that we have seen variations of before, but there are also some stunning original ones; one demonstrating why you should never eat while doing magic (apart from breaking one of the codes), a pretty nifty water trick, and the longest ‘card reveal’ ever, the denouement of which positively ‘shines’.

The magic is good, the patter is funny, the boys are great, but the show goes too quick!

Reviewed by Brian Godfrey
Twitter: @briangods

Venue: Noel Lothian Hall, Adelaide Botanic Gardens
Season: Until 17 March 2019
Duration: 60 mins
Tickets: $23 – $26

 

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