Mayflower, Southamption – then touring
This review is not going to have any spoilers in it so it will be brief. However, what I can say is this is a modern take on a traditional magic show on a very grand scale. The scene is set as you take to your seat and find an envelope with “Top Secret” written upon it. In front of you and around the auditorium are screens which are currently relaying interesting facts about magic, which is an intriguing way to start the show.
What follows are performances from acts that are specialists in their field:
- Hip Hop Magician – Magical Bones
- Mind-Bending Mind-Reader – Chris Cox
- Daredevil and Escapologist – Jonathan Goodwin
- Boundary Breaking Magician –Ben Hart
- Grand Illusionist – Josephine Lee
- Sleight of Hand Master – Lee Thompson
With use of fire, lights, cameras and music, you get a visually spectacular show, which for the majority of it, has you wondering how they did it?
Particular highlights for me were Jonathan Goodwin, Chris Cox, Lee Thompson and Magical Bones. There is a lot of audience participation and whilst this can often slow a performance up, this show is very fast paced. The “audience card trick” which we all took part in, had me still questioning how it was even possible a day later.
So in summary if you want to be baffled, amazed and to keep saying to yourself “but that’s impossible” then this is definitely the stage show for you, and is a great evening of entertainment.
Impossible – Mayflower Southampton until 6th February then touring
By Caroline Hanks-Farmer