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Pete Firman – Scoundrel (Phil McIntyre Entertainments arranged with Corrie McGuire at Objective Talent)

By | Published on Friday 16 August 2013

Swiping away the nostalgic dust from traditional magic, Firman is the Aubergine-clad guardian of old-school entertainment. An hour of cleverly updated old favourites, with refreshing use of mixed media (including a hilarious dialogue with Siri), Firman’s showmanship and obvious talent for appealing to his audience is remarkable. Those sitting at the front might notice the odd give-away, but his overall command of the props was almost flawless. An attempt to impress the Fringe audience with an improvised trick was a touching addition, and although its denouement was anticipated and thus fell somewhat flat, the skill involved remained impressive. Gifted with sleight of hand (and of tongue) this hilarious magician will have you choking between amused chuckles and gasps of wonder.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug, 9.20pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Kate Pasola]