Tag: Melbourne Magic Festival

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The Honest Con Man at Melbourne Magic Festival

Lie, cheat, steal, win…words of advice a friend once jokingly gave me to get ahead in life. Nicholoas J. Johnson’s life motto isn’t too dissimilar: persuade, influence, manipulate, which is put on display at his Melbourne Magic Festival show, Sway….

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Melbourne Magic Festival’s Magic In The Dark

Melbourne Magic Festival, where have you been all my life? Conveniently nestled into the Collingwood Art Precinct (home to Circus Oz and the beautiful Melba Spiegeltent), this is officially the largest festival of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. The…

Lawrence Leung’s Very Strange Things

Do you consider yourself a Moulder or a Scully? Do you want to believe or are you a stone cold skeptic? Lawrence Leung’s Very Strange Things is a hilarious combination of both wonder and logic, and it’s showing between 11-15…

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Melbourne Magic Festival Close Up Gala Show

The Melbourne Magic Festival Close Up Gala Show was massive, with two performances occurring simultaneously on the two main theatres of the venue. Nicholas J Johnson opened proceedings for those of us in Studio 2 by encouraging us to clap…

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MagicSports at Melbourne Magic Festival 2017

MagicSports is a wonderful opportunity for magicians to show their comedic side. It’s TheatreSports, but using magicians instead of actors and with magical objectives as well as theatrical ones. The end result is entertainment unlike anything you’ve ever seen before….

The Confidence Artist at Melbourne Magic Festival 2017

The Confidence Artist promises to help us discover such skills as the secret of telling a good lie and how to cheat at cards without getting caught. In typical magician style, Nicholas J. Johnson doesn’t really teach us those things….

Joshua Jay at Melbourne Magic Festival 2017

I remember the time when I was 14 years old and my parents, back in Germany, surprised me with tickets to a David Copperfield show. This was my first experience of world-class magic and I will never forget the sense…