Meshing magic and mirth

Durban comedian Masood Boomgaard performs at Sibaya Casino in March.


DURBAN is set for some magical stage moments soon – TV illusionist Mo Magic will be performing at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre and local funnyman Masood Boomgaard will be teaming with mentalist and “hypnogician” Troye at Sibaya Casino’s iZulu Theatre.

Mo Magic is scheduled to perform his new show, Moments of Wonder, from March 9 to 12 at the Sneddon, and is then scheduled to take it to the Hexagon Theatre in Pietermaritzburg from March 30 to April 1.

This 90-minute show follows the suave performer’s 2016 theatre tour and recent return from Las Vegas and Hollywood.

Moments of Wonder is said to offer “mystifying mentalism, incredible illusions and family friendly comedy”.

An honours degree graduate in electronic engineering, Mo resigned from a lucrative career as a project manager, in 2010, to pursue his passion for the art form. His hit TV series was very well received nationally and is currently being rebroadcasted by the SABC, weekly.

Mo Magic is headed for Durban’s Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre.

Tickets for his new show start at R100 and are available at Computicket.

Magic, mentalism and standup comedy are said to collide in the new stage show, Masood and Marvellous Mentalism, to be staged at Sibaya Casino at 8pm on March 3 and 4, and 3pm on March 5.

The magic comes from Troye – just Troye – who has been entertaining audiences for 15 years, specialising in stage mentalism.

“He is the only ‘hypnogician’ in South Africa, using a blend of comedy and charm, creating impressive feats of mind reading, telekinesis, hypnosis and future prediction,” says a spokesman.

“Within seconds, he captivates his audience and sends them on a journey of fascination and wonder. Expect to be wowed by this disciple of the legendary Jimmy Ritchie as he takes the audience through the wonderful world of magic and mentalism.”

Joining Troye is Durban-based standup Masood Boomgaard who frequently collaborates with the biggest names in the comedy industry on stages across the country.

He is also known for his work with artists outside of the comic sphere, often including music and magic as part of his shows.

Tickets for the Sibaya Casino show cost R120 from Computicket outlets.

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