During a fun outing with a friend to the Melbourne Magic Festival, we were lucky enough to catch Perth magician Robbie T perform his show “Weirdo”. Let me confess right here that I count myself among the weirdos – the dreamers, the strange thinkers. It comes with the territory having some geeky pursuits and loving magic.
I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed this show! Alongside showcasing some amazing magic with cards (that I was lucky to be chosen to assist in), numbers and other items, the storytelling in this show is sweet and well selected. At regular intervals during the show, the audience gets to learn about Robbie and take a trip back in time with him back to his school days. During his stories he is lighthearted and isn’t afraid to laugh at his previous childhood self. Robbie also introduces the audience to a friend from his childhood which was adorable, and melted a few hearts in the room. I should also mention that at the end of the storytelling journey, Robbie’s finale had me on the edge of my seat – it was an incredible piece of magic!
Robbie T himself is an amiable and endearing magician. If he detects tension in the room, he knows exactly what to do to dispel that and delight his audiences in the process. Robbie does get help from the audience regularly during the show, always making sure people are comfortable helping out and that his helpers are treated well.
This show is called “Weirdo” but I could call it so many other things – “sweet, delightful and entertaining” being some of the adjectives I’d use. “Weirdo” is still showing at the Melbourne Magic Festival, with the last show on Sat July 14th – don’t miss it!
*Disclaimer: we attended this show as guests of the performer