‘Diabolical’ wouldn’t necessarily be my first choice of word but it wouldn’t be too far off the mark to describe this lacklustre show. Magicians needn’t be flashy to spark the imagination of the audience, but they do require an originality with their tricks and presentation which was noticeably missing from Diabolical. Awkward audience participation, modest amounts of humour and tired old tricks without any real sense of wonder left the evening feeling pretty flat. Some unintentional nudity was the only real funny moment of the whole show, which was a shame given the wonderful surroundings of The Warren pop-up theatre.
The Warren, 17 May 2012