Sunday, 20 August 2017

EDINBURGH FRINGE REVIEW: Snap at the Assembly George square


This amazing all Korean cast of illusionists and technical team create a spellbinding world through the magic door into scenes where nothing is as it seems. Without words the 7 talented Magicians enthral and amaze the audience with their tricks.

We first meet the three tricksters in the auditorium as the audience arrives with amusing close up and simple interactions. As the lights dim they introduce us to the magic with a shadow puppet show where some of the shadows pop out of the screen. This is followed with Paintings that come alive , books that catch fire and a red hankie that flies in every direction across the stage. If there are wires they are hard to see! When one brings on his umbrella , it is no surprise when it takes on a life of its own!

They are supported by 4 wonderful specialist magicians. The Florist uses a butterfly, flowers and cards to create his magic. The oddball gives new life to the old trick with three juggling bricks . The alchemist turns sand in to sticks with elegant ease . The dreamer uses clever projection to create his illusions. Each creates a beautiful atmospheric scene that is entrancing and magical.

This is magic as an art form and entertainment for all ages and the performers charm us with characters and tricks.

Review by Nick Wayne 

Rating: ★★★★
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