MMF 2019 Review: Tim Ellis: As Seen on TV

Melbourne magic identity Tim Ellis has been performing magic for 46 years (so far) and is the artistic director of the Melbourne Magic Festival. On top of this, he also has his own family magic show in the Melbourne Magic Festival. “Tim Ellis: As Seen on TV” is a showcase of some favourite magical routines. Over the years I’m sure Tim has built an extensive magical repertoire, however the pieces chosen for this show were all well selected. If you’ve seen some of Tim’s magic before you may be aware of the sort of magical adventure that will be about to unfold, if you haven’t seen a performance by Tim Ellis, then what are you doing?!! Go and book a ticket to his show now!

From an emotional story time opening to a clever toast routine and some cool predictions, Tim’s magic is always enjoyable. The crowd was enthusiastic and enjoying the show with every piece of magic that was performed for them to marvel at. A fun party atmosphere erupted late in the show when balloons were batted around the audience and everyone got into a balloon frenzy – this was very funny to watch (and quite magical too of course)! A tip from me would be to ensure you stay for the encore as trust me – you do not want to miss the special piece of magic that Tim has in store for you.

It’s hard not to enjoy this magic show. I left the theatre with a huge smile on my face and can’t wait to see what Tim Ellis has up his sleeve next time.

VERDICT: Ideal family entertainment from a master magician. Tim Ellis is synonymous with magic in Melbourne and you’re missing out on something amazing if you haven’t been to one of his shows yet.

*Disclaimer: I attended this show as a guest of the festival



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