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Help! My Supply Teacher Is Magic! (Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Given that it’s a spin-off of the CBBC programme of the same name, we were expecting something a bit slick and in that regard my daughter and I were not disappointed. This was never going to be exactly like the TV version, in which school children are tricked by magicians masquerading as their temporary pedagogues, but some of the stars of that show appear and deftly impress the rapt audience with a number of exciting and funny illusions. Leading the proceedings is the jocular John Archer, who creates an immediate rapport with the entire room, adults and children alike, as well as bringing to the table the most impressive trick of the performance. The on stage dynamic between Archer and his colleagues is pleasing, and the high production values make it all feel a bit rock n roll, at times. Well, you know, for kids.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 25 Aug, 1.10pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Caro Moses]