This show was far from being my highlight of the Fringe. The audience seemed to enjoy it, and the reviews are very favourable, particularly from families with children. I myself couldn’t help feeling that I’d seen it all before: the sort of sleight of hand magic tricks you see done on TV variety shows. On TV the camera can be placed so that the illusion is most effective; in a theatre it’s more difficult to conceal how the trickery is achieved, and split-second mis-timing can reveal everything.
Two sections were particularly effective: one involved lightning-quick costume changes and the other involved some sleight-of-hand tricks which were fine when performed straight but seriously impressive and very funny when done backwards on fast re-wind.
Overall, very professional but not sufficiently stand-out to merit a strong recommendation.