The College of Magic’s spellbinding new show Unbelievable

Anja Steyn and Sisonke Mkwela
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THE College of Magic’s spellbinding new show, Unbelievable – Family Magic Show, will be performed for four performances only at Artscape on June 8 and 9. The College’s annual Artscape production has become a highly anticipated theatrical event on the cultural calendar.

Unbelievable is a mind-blowing spectacular that showcases the jaw-dropping skills of talented youngsters and graduates of The College of Magic. From grand illusion to comedy, juggling, daredevil feats and even sleight-of-hand, this unique production will excite and inspire young and old. This year, the show features new large-scale illusions never seen before in South Africa. The College’s exceptional performers have been showcased all over the world – from Austria, China and Italy to 60 Minutes on primetime TV in the United States. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated modern magic, for the whole family.

With Unbelievable, students and graduates of the College of Magic present a show framed in the story of Ntombi. She discovers a magic book that takes her to mysterious worlds where she meets fantastical friendly, and not so friendly, characters. Ultimately, Ntombi finds what she is looking for and magic triumphs.

“We are also delighted to announce that Unbelievable will include guest appearances by two of our esteemed alumni,” says Chad Findlay, creative director of The College of Magic. “We welcome TV presenter Marcel Pretorius as well as celebrated film and theatre actor Matthew Baldwin who has performed in films such as Grimsby and Deadliest South Africa. Come and join us for Unbelievable – it is going to be magic!”

Matthew Baldwin

The Artscape show forms part of the Kasi Magic Festival which is an initiative to take theatrical magic to other venues. After the run at Artscape, The College of Magic presents a touring version of Unbelievable at the Joseph Stone Auditorium in Athlone on 13 June, Gugulethu Sports Complex on 15 June and Khayelitsha Sports Hall on 22 June. NAC has generously supported this project.

The College of Magic is an internationally renowned school that teaches young people the art of magic and entertainment. Based in Cape Town, the college productions are famously breathtaking. The college counts national and international stars among its alumni, as well as having launched the careers of many young magicians. Through its various programmes, The College of Magic helps provide life skills to many others as part of its training.

Alumni include comedians Stuart Taylor and Riaad Moosa, mentalist Larry Soffer, magician Olwethu Dyantyi and ventriloquist Conrad Koch, to name just a few.

Bookings can be made at Webtickets. Last year’s performance sold out, so do not delay to book for this exciting, new show. Click here for more information.

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