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Paul Dabek – Stand Up And Be Conjured (Paul Dabek / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

‘Stand Up And Be Conjured’ is a show where the jokes come as thick and fast as the illusions do. Dabek’s engaging and affable front is extremely charming, and kept the audience hanging on to his every word. Although the magic tricks themselves aren’t a million miles away from those you’ve seen countless times, his chatter and flirtation kept the evening light-hearted and thoroughly entertaining. His sleight of hand occurred so naturally that I spent most of the evening not noticing I was being duped; although you’ve seen card tricks and rope-cutting tricks before, Dabek adds a freshness that only comes from magicians who are extremely accomplished in their craft. The act is youthful and super fun, and you’ll need to arrive early to get a seat.

The Voodoo Rooms, until 25 Aug, 9.35pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Elizabeth Jewell]