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Ben Hart – The Outsider (Corrie Mcguire for Objective Talent)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

To the backing track of some fittingly atmospheric music, Ben Hart skilfully intertwines his nimble handed magic with a series of illusive childhood memories that spawned his passion for the art. Although there is an essence of familiar tricks of the trade to his act, Ben’s charismatic stage presence keeps the audience engaged throughout, and his interaction with the crowd opens up his mystical character to some lively and witty banter. Although the show as a whole wasn’t overly bedazzling, Ben’s final blowout involving some mysteriously sinister hallucinogenic gas certainly ends the show on a high.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug, 5.05pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Kayleigh Head]