MMF 2019 Review: Now You See Us

 “Now You See Us” is performed by three very talented female magicians: Lee Cohen, Nicola Gidley and Prue Spencer. Each are known individually for their magical talents but their talents combine in “Now You See Us”. The premise to this show is that female magicians have been in the shadows for too long (as merely ‘assistants’ etc) and that NOW is their time to shine…and shine this show does!

 Every moment of this show is enjoyable, from the intro video and combined routines, to the sections where Lee, Nicola and Prue have the chance to perform their own favourite routines. There are a number of special guests to look out for so keep your eyes peeled during this show! I don’t want to spoil too much, but I can tell you that “Now You See Us” is highly entertaining, enjoyable, and is a perfect show to share with your family. It’s more than just a magic show, as some of the magicians have skills in other areas (like juggling) which enhances this show to be more than the sum of its performers. Snappy and sassy tunes make the audience bop along while enjoying the fun magic and surprises occurring throughout – there’s literally never a dull moment in this show! If you’ve seen any of the magicians perform previously, then I encourage you to see them all in this show as it is clear they’ve all gone ‘above and beyond’ to create a spectacle for their audiences. It’s likely you’ll see something you’ve never seen before.

VERDICT: In “Now You See Us” Lee Cohen, Nicola Gidley and Prue Spencer prove that when their powers combine they create truly incredible and impressive magic. An enjoyable show that I wished didn’t have to end.

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

Tickets / info: http://melbournemagicfestival.com/now-you-see-us/

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