Celebrated Adelaide magician Matt Tarrant is back with some of your favourites
Reviewed at Gluttony on 20 February 2019
Presented by Matt Tarrant
Everyone loves a good magic trick, and here to provide an hour of mind-blowing magic is none other than Matt Tarrant, back at the Fringe once again but this time with a new show: More Unsolved. Matt has listened to his audiences and brought back some of his more popular tricks, this time mixed in with new magic and plenty that kept the audience on their toes as well as scratching their heads!
Tarrant is a natural on stage, and engages with the crowd right from the very beginning up until the final trick. It’s this intereaction with the audience that keeps every show fresh as every night there is a different crowd with different reactions. Audience participation is a big part of Tarrant’s show, and he explains this at the beginning of the show. Almost every trick and act throughout the 60 minutes involes an audience member, almost always chosen at random with the help of his plush cat bus toy. Its always interesting to see how differnet audience memebrs take getting involved with a trick, some always more eager than others.
The tricks used throughout this show differ, and range from using props on stage or just a simple deck of cards. One of his more popular tricks involving that deck of cards and a megamix of tunes playing over was very impressive, as well as getting two audience members to establish a connection together before getting them to show just that on stage through a ‘magic touch’. It’s hard not to give too much away when it comes to specifics, so instead I will recommend that this is one you will need to get out there to see just how the magic works.
Upon leaving a show like this, it does get your mind racing to think how so many of these tricks are performed. Tarrant leaves you wondering, but not frustrated, as the hour is an enjoyable one that he should be commended for. With several awards under his belt already, and sold out seasons to match, it’s no wonder why Matt Tarrant is considered one of the Fringe acts that is not to be missed!
Reviewed by Daniel Knowles
Venue: The Flamingo – Gluttony
Season: Feb 19 – Mar 17
Duration: 60 Minutes
Tickets: $25 – $35 + Group