Fringe Review: The Extraordinary Guests Of The Hotel Richmond • Glam Adelaide

Fringe Review: The Extraordinary Guests Of The Hotel Richmond

This unusual show plays over four rooms in the Hotel Richmond, a strange but effective venue. To small groups a varied collection of performers present magic and illusions.

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Presented by PiP Comic Illusionist

Reviewed 28 February 2020

This unusual show plays over four rooms in the Hotel Richmond, a strange but effective venue. To small groups a varied collection of performers present magic and illusions.

The show is intimate, you are close enough to examine all the tricks, and immersive, the audience become part of the show. Four very different acts make for an interesting time and it’s a show worth returning to as the performers change from night to night, there are seven in total, giving fans of illusion a chance to catch more acts.

At the performance I attended I was privileged to be entertained by PiP, Vincent Kuo, Erica Vanlee and Liam Power but the line-up also includes Simon Coronel, Claire Yistelle and Lewis Zhang on different nights.  We saw a selection of acts which included sawing a woman in half, eating razor blades, conjuring parasols, mind reading, various card tricks and much more. All presented with panache. My personal favourite was Liam Power, an Aussie, but the American visitors were also amazing.

The night I went the audience was very small (good for us ,we got special attention) but these talented illusionists deserve a much bigger audience for their talent.

Reviewed by Fran Edwards
Twitter: @franeds

Rating out of 5: 5

Venue: Level 2, Hotel Richmond

Season: 14 Feb – 15 Mar

Performances at various times 7pm, 7.30, 8pm, 8.30, 9pm, 9.30 and 10pm

Duration: 75 mins

Tickets: $25-$35

Bookings: https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/the-extraordinary-guests-of-hotel-richmond-af2020


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