BY BILLY SUTER
FOLLOWING the success of his 2016 theatre tour, magician extraordinaire Mo Magic is set to intrigue and entertain KwaZulu-Natal audiences with his new theatre show, Moments of Wonder.
It runs at Durban’s Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, on the UKZN campus, from March 9 to 12, then heads for the Hexagon theatre, on the Pietermaritzburg UKZN campus, from March 30 to April 1.
The good news is that SoSuterBill.com has three sets of double tickets to give away to the Wednesday, March 8, preview of the 90-minute show in Durban, starting at 8pm.
All you have to do to be in line to win two tickets is email firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “MO MAGIC” in the email subject field – and also provide your name and a contact number. The competition closes at midnight tonight (Wednesday, March 1).
The winners will be contacted and asked to collect tickets in their name from the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre box-office on the night.
Taking the experience of magic to audiences across the country, and recently returned from Las Vegas and Hollywood, Mo takes his audience on a journey to the impossible with his mystifying mentalism fun illusions and family-friendly comedy.
His new show is built around the concept of wonder, he points out, adding that we, as humans, experience “wonder” on a daily basis in different forms – for example, while watching movies, listening to music, spending time with loved ones, or watching the sun rise or set.
Mo takes a number of these scenarios and creates magic with them, putting his own spin on them.
The magician does not want to give too much away and would rather the audience experience the magic for themselves in his latest theatre production.
Mo’s passion for entertaining with the art of magic has attracted the attention of magicians worldwide. In February 2017, he was featured as the cover story for international magic magazine Vanish, the world’s largest magic magazine read by over 100 000 magicians worldwide.
This marked the first time a South African magician has been awarded the accolade. Other international magicians to be included on the cover include Criss Angel, Uri Geller and Paul Daniels.
When asked about his continued success, Mo says: “The art of magic has the ability to bring joy, delight and wonder, and I am very thankful to entertain with my presentations and illusions. There is nothing else I’d rather do. It’s one of the ways for me to contribute to the world and I love it!”
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 television series was very well received nationally and is currently being rebroadcasted by the SABC, weekly.
When asked about his performance preference, the magician says: “I love performing the art of magic on TV and live, however I believe that the audience enjoys the live experience more as they are present and are able to participate in the experience.
“TV audiences enjoy the show as an observer, whereas in the theatre, members of the audience have the opportunity to join me on stage and participate in the magic.”
Mo’s previous theatre productions (Amazing You! in 2012 and Mo Magic in 2016) were sell-out successes and tickets for this run of Moments of Wonder are limited.
Tickets start in price from R100 and are available at Computicket outlets.