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.