MAGIC – The Greatest Magic Show at Assembly Festival

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Who better to review kids shows than a kid?

Deadline at the Fringe’s youngest reviewer, 6-year-old Gus, is out with his Dad Paul (42) to give their say on this years Edinburgh Festival Fringe acts.

Very funny and weird they had to keep on putting their pants in the magic bag and they figured out there was a hole and we had a fun time laughing at them” – Gus.

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The show is opened by the bellowing ringmaster who has travelled the world in search of the greatest magic show and, unable to find what he was looking for, created The Greatest Magic Show.

The strapline “Australia’s Penn and Teller” is a little misleading.

Penn and Teller’s edgy disregard for magic tricks and politically charged leanings are missing here. Plus, both of the magicians on stage for The Greatest Magic Show talk.

It seems like a line that should alienate the parents of the intended audience but the Spiegel tent on George Street was packed front to back so either my memory of Penn and Teller is off or we have a crowd full of brave parents looking to test their progeny’s limits and happy to risk nightmares.

Either way, my concerns are unfounded and it’s not like that.

This is a friendly, cheerful and charming children’s magic show full of audience participation and pantomime larking about.

Hapless magicians Justin and Sam perform classic magic tricks that bewilder the kids and elicit plenty of uproarious laughter.

Reviewer Gus with The Greatest Magic Show performers

Show Information

Venue: Assembly Rooms – Bijouvenue 20

Dates: Aug 8-11, 13-18, 20-24

Times: 11:30 1 hr

Tickets: £12 | £11 conc

Bookings: Here | Assembly Box Offices | 0131 623 3030

Recommended: 3+ (3 – 12)

 
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