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SHADOWS - 728x90 - Run 1

Kevin MacLeod’s Call To Adventure is entirely appropriate as the walk-in soundtrack to Morgan and West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show – For Kids. These Victorian gentlemen transport you to an age of debonair parlour tricks, mind-bending illusion and good old fashioned sleight-of-hand delivered with such a professional polish you could see your top hat in it.

These Victorian gentlemen transport you to an age of debonair parlour tricks, mind-bending illusion and good old fashioned sleight-of-hand delivered with such a professional polish you could see your top hat in it.

Mr Morgan and Mr West create the perfect double act. Morgan is the one always taking the audience’s side whilst West feigns dislike of the ‘tiny humans’ in the room. The pair attempt to sabotage each other at every opportunity, making the eventual outcome even more impressive. An example being a great twist on Tommy Cooper’s famous bottle and glass trick where Mr West’s endeavors to squirrel away the bottle only results in ever more bottles materialising under Mr Morgan’s tube.

Each piece is presented with gusto, and this being the child-friendly version of their show, involves plenty of audience participation. Whether it be onstage as a temporary assistant, or cheering Mr Morgan on as Mr West tries to fool them, kids will find this show has a lot to offer and the unpatronising sophistication will keep the adults happy too.

Balls and balloon animals appear from nowhere; Mr Morgan tries to catch a bullet in his mouth; a cup of water seemingly vanishes into thin air. The hour disappears way too quickly, but the duo give us one big finale. The build up is hilarious as Morgan challenges West to make this one even better, with young assistants holding up Victoriana-style cards that read the ridiculously long name of the trick. Needless to say, the execution is brilliant.


2nd Aug 20152:30pmTurn Pot
St Sampson's Square, Parliament Street, York

The Blurb

Time travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility.

Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality and - of course - a truck full of tricks and tea. (Sadly there are no actual mountains or trucks on stage during the show, Mr West simply would not have them.)

Mixing brain busting illusion and good old-fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all the family, where magic and silliness abound! Fun for ages 5 to 105*.

*105 is rather an arbitrary upper age limit really - it just seemed to flow well in the prose.

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