AIM President Lee Cohen and FISM winner Simon Coronel are currently performing their shows at the Adelaide Fringe Festival where both have been given rave reviews!
Fairy Lee delights the children in her one-person show by entering the room from the back in her gorgeous purple ensemble. Costumes are so important in a children’s performance, and first impressions really do last!! She outdid herself, and was professional and poised. Her show was carefully accompanied by suitably fairy-like music, and included a bevy of simple yet effective magic tricks; the turning of a picture into a live bird, a guinea pig into and enormous white rabbit, and some magically flowering blooms.
Small tricks such as butterflies scattered across the stage, lots of colour and items the children were allowed to take home off the stage. Fairy Lee invited a couple of children onstage to assist with her next trick, and the setup of the room was pleasant in that all the kids could sit up the front on the small chairs. Her simplicity and smile won all the kids over, her great communication with the audience and her seamlessness in moving from one item to the next made the show quite smooth.
Fairy Lee’s collection of white animals used onstage was an absolute winner; I personally enjoyed her purple highlighted hair. The 45-minute show was just the right length for the three to eight-year-olds present that day. Even with the Clipsal cars taking over the airwaves at stages she smiled on and just continued.
Very good work! We really enjoyed it.
Meanwhile Simon Coronel, fresh from the Perth Fringeworld Festival, was given an unprecedented FIVE STAR review for his show ‘Glitches in Reality’. Reviewer Ewart Shaw from The Adelaide Advertiser said.
Simon Coronel walks out on stage and rolls up his sleeves. He’s going to explain how tricks work, and he does.
Then he adds the magic. Just as you think you know what he’s doing, he takes it up a notch and out of your understanding.
Some of it is advanced dexterity. He can solve a Rubik’s cube, a small one, in his mouth, as he demonstrates while reading a steamy passage from a romance novel.
He can do the expected range of card tricks, showing the audience but not the one invited on the stage, how it’s done.
The climax of the act is pure mentalism. We see the padlocked box. We choose the hero’s occupation, we choose the monster, the weapon and even the means of death.
Then a member of the audience opens the locked box and reads the story of the orb of power, and every detail we have given him is already there.
It’s a late-night hour that leaves you properly amazed.
You can catch both shows at The Melbourne Magic Festival JUne 29 to July 11. Book now and don’t miss out!