The Naked Magicians

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It does what it says on the tin
By Edfringe16 - 15th Aug 2016

Naked MagiciansNot for everyone this, lots of whooping and hollering from the audience, some magic, plenty of "come up on stage" and some nudity (the title is a dead giveaway). Actually, the performers are very personable and their magic is slick enough, no worse than some I've seen here at the fringe. I do wish the magicians wouldn't rely so much on "old standards though", that's twice I've seen a box hanging from a rope on stage at the start - yes, I know you'll ask us a question, yes I know the answers will be on a piece of paper in a "glass" jar in the box - I even recognised the jar (plastic, two lids) so you're all using the same supplier. And the cut rope trick is in most "Child's First Magic Set" boxes. None the less, the show has a certain panache and appeals to the crowd. 

One curious thing though. Men (especially it would appear Australians) seem to go naked for comedy affect rather than eroticism which is presumably why it is ok for whole audiences of women to go wild at the very prospect while a male audience confronted with potential female nudity would be pilloried, actually possibly prosecuted, for the same behaviour. The "Loose Women" effect me thinks.
 
Perhaps this just wasn't for me ;-)

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