Fringe Review: Breaking the Magicians’ Code


Presented by Kane and Abel
Reviewed 16 February 2018

These two blokes from the UK have been doing this for a while, a little bit of magic and some warm humour. There are no startling tricks but they obviously know their craft. The patter is well rehearsed; a family business that has been passed down from their grandparents, who make an amusing ‘cameo’ performance.

A hit at both Edinburgh and Glastonbury Festivals they seemed like their first Adelaide performance at this Fringe was a little unsettled, but no real problems. All the tricks went well except those that weren’t supposed to. The audience participation was well planned and culminated in some of the best tricks. Their ability to laugh at themselves endeared them to the audience so often we were laughing with them not at them.

The magicians’ code has many rules and these guys spend this hour telling us what their granddad told them: they should never disclose a trick – and then disclosing it. But don’t worry no real secrets are revealed! This is a pleasant way to spend an hour and you will almost certainly leave with a smile on your face.

Reviewed by Fran Edwards
Twitter: @franeds

Rating out of 5: 3

Venue:  The GC (German Club) – Lounge
Season:  16 Feb- 4 Mar
Duration:  60 mins
Tickets:  $27


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