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Three To See 2017: Three magic shows

By | Published on Friday 4 August 2017

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time a little bit of cabaret in the form of three fine magic shows.

Kevin Quantum – Anti-Gravity | Gilded Balloon Teviot | 2-27 Aug (pictured)
There was a time when magic was all but absent from the Fringe, a neglected genre with only occasional representation. These days you can’t move for magicians, and that includes this one, Kevin Quantum, who appeals to my love of inserting science into entertainment by, er, inserting science into entertainment. He’s studied both physics and magic, so you’re in great hands.

A Case Of Wonders By Sam Fitton | La Belle Angele | 5-26 Aug
I picked this particular magic show because it’s a more theatrical piece of entertainment, and I like the idea of magic with a storyline. ‘A Case Of Wonders’ combines magic, comedy and special effects whilst telling the tale of how, after missing his train, Sam gets stranded on a station platform, where all matter of strange goings-on occur.

Aaron Calvert – Awaken | La Belle Angele | 5-26 Aug
This one made the list because, when we sent our reviewer to see Aaron Calvert’s 2016 show ‘Mind Games’, she was seriously impressed by his very slick routine of hypnosis and mind games, and ability to deliver trick after trick with mesmerising precision and pace. Definitely one for the list if you are a mind-magic aficionado.