I Hate Rabbits (****1/2) until Sat, Mar 21, 2009

March 10, 2009

James Galea dubs himself Australia’s Number One magician and I can live with that.

He has a warm presence on stage and oozes confidence in what he does.

So what does he do? He does tricks! It really is an impressive display of sleight-of-hand.

James tells us he saw his first magic trick at the old age of 14 and was taken under the wing of a mentor, who turned out to be a real-life card sharp. 

What we are left with, is a show of bravado and wonder, as cards disappear and then manifest themselves on command, and a whole manner of objects are transformed before our very eyes.

If you have $25 to spend, buy a ticket to the show but don’t be tempted to wager it in a card trick with James Galea because you will lose. It is as simple as that!