This week I sat down with well known Melbourne magician (and veteran Melbourne Magic Festival performer) Tim Credible to have a glimpse at what’s in store for his audiences and fans this year. Tim offers a family magic show PLUS a magic school for any young magic fans keen to learn some skills – talk about a busy performer!
You’ve been a regular performer at the Melbourne Magic Festival for many years now, what keeps you coming back to this festival?
My show is all about fun, laughter and amazement for the whole family. The Melbourne Magic Festival has made it possible for me to share my magic with thousands of families. It also gives me the chance to see and support other great performers in the magic community.
What do you enjoy most about entertaining children and families?
Quite simply hearing the kids laughing and bringing the inner kid out of the grown ups that are accompanying them.
Describe your show in 3 words: Belly Laughing Kids
I hear that you also run children’s magic classes (in the form of Magic School) during the Melbourne Magic Festival. What can you tell me about these classes (I’m sure they are bound to be popular)?
I think this will be the 15th year I have run Magic School at the Melbourne Magic Festival. Wow, that’s a long time! It really is a highlight to see the kids performing magic on stage to their family and friends.
Do you have a favourite memory of performing at the Melbourne Magic Festival that you can share?
This is a hard one after 15 years of performing and teaching at the Melbourne Magic Festival. I think seeing the kids that I taught 15 years ago performing their own shows at the festival as adults has to be a highlight for me.
I hear you have some expressive and curious co stars in your show! Care to tell us about them (or are they interview shy)?
My friend Douzie the Dragon has become the star of the show. I’m just there to support him (but don’t tell him that!)
This sounds like such a fun show – fancy seeing a magical dragon as part of the show too! Don’t miss Tim Credible’s Family Magic Show, running twice a day from July 5th to July 9th. Find tickets here.
If you have some young budding magicians, Tim Credible’s Magic School is running once a day from July 5th to July 9th. Tickets for magic school can be found here.
To find out more about Tim Credible, visit his website: TimCredible.com.au