Adults Only Magic Show

The vibe is wild as I sit down for Adults Only Magic Show. I’m definitely the most sober one in the crowd. On the stage are magical props and a heavy box hanging from the ceiling. This would be an interesting night...

A fun, riotous evening filled with thrills

Our emcee and audience hype man for the evening, Magnus Danger Magnus, struts on stage. He’s professional, witty, and charming in every way. After some great crowd work and some fun with Shauna the sign language interpreter (yes, this magic show is a signed performance), we meet our magicians – Sam and Justin – giving their 206th performance of this show.

It seems the show would have been much easier to create if our magicians had based it around performing in front of a drunk audience. My experience on the night is that a less than sober audience, especially the two women beside me, find absolutely anything amazing (adding some extra commentary after the tricks are over too). Luckily, Sam and Justin haven't created the show with this mindset because the magic is genuinely brilliant. There’s a Penn and Teller-style phone trick, an impressive, x-rated quick change routine, and a red-hot word revelation which leaves everyone with their jaws on the floor.

The chemistry between our three performers is also really indicative of the passion they all have for this art form. In a surprisingly moving video clip, Sam gives some background of how he and Justin began working together, and how they were forced to build from the ground up. It really gives this group some heart and differentiates them from being “just another magic act”.

Adults Only Magic Show does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a fun, riotous evening filled with thrills, gasps, and an incredible head-to-head escape which I don’t think either one of our magicians wanted to lose. It’s a late-night show that’s definitely worth your time.

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Winner of Best Magic Show and Adelaide Fringe Weeklies. Prepare to be wowed out of your seats in this jam-packed, 18+ spectacular! Featuring an array of raucous comedy, mind-bending illusions and a cheeky hint of nudity seen on stages all across the globe! The Penn & Teller of Australia! ***** (GlamAdelaide.com.au). 'Wildly hilarious, wonderfully confident and wickedly inappropriate!' ***** (TheatreTravels.org). 'This duo is a force to be reckoned with!' ***** (WeekendNotes.co.uk). 'Magic at its finest and funniest! **** (FringeFeed, FringeWorld.com.au).

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