Contemporary Conjuring (second review)

Nick-Wallace-KEY-Promo-image-1Cast: Nick Wallace

Show Type: Magic
Audience: General
Warning: May not be suitable for little children

Performed at Gallery #3: James North Studio

Review by: Jessica Perkins

Although the title of Nick Wallace’s submission in this year’s Fringe show is Contemporary Conjuring, audiences may find that term a bit anachronistic as they are taken back to times of travelling carnivals and parlour room tricks.

Two Fringes ago, magician/illusionist/mindreader Wallace wowed audiences with his other-worldy talent and polished presentational skills in a full-length show. This time around, Wallace treats us to a 25 minute performance in the intimate setting of James North Studio.

The magic show is short, but Wallace is so capable, so confident and steady with his connection with the audience that even the biggest skeptic can find some goosebumps on their arms in a few minutes. Wallace holds to his usual routine of card tricks, hypnotism and defying what our minds tell us can’t be real, but of course adds a unique flair to each and every performance. He tells his audiences that they’ll all be a part of something truly special that’s never been done before…and delivers on this promise in an fantastical finale.

Contemporary Conjuring is fun, mysterious and an overall thrill for any audience looking for a good time. Don’t believe me? Go see it for yourself! Great for all members of the family.

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