HOCUS POCUS at the Arts Theatre
Magic was in the air with Brendon Peel's performance last Saturday at the George Arts Theatre.
Peel had several tricks, memory games and cards up his sleeve. His show, Hocus
Pocus, was well attended, with many youngsters in the audience who eagerly volunteered to assist on stage. His dry humour added just the right touch to a memorable evening for children and parents alike.
In one of the acts he had grown-ups gasp in horror as he squashed a series of beer cups, dodging a dangerous metal spike hidden by a member of the audience.
In another, he asked a ten-year-old to choose a word from a choice of several books.
At the same time she revealed her word to the audience, Peel showed the exact same word written on a cardboard behind her. Jack Goussard (9) wrote his name on a card of his choice, only to see it being torn in small pieces.
The same card later turned up again totally intact. Pure magic!
Peel, who resides in Port Elizabeth, was in turn impressed with the stunning venue. In his own words, he will be back again, lured by the beauty of the George Arts Theatre.
See more photos at www.georgeherald.comBrendon Peel with some of his young supporters at the Oakhurst Insurance George Arts Theatre. Back, from left are Talita Fourie (11), Brendon Peel, Stefan Fourie (8) and JC Barnard (8). In front are Keira Taljaard (10) and Karma Pienaar (9).
PIC 1: Keira Taljaard (10) picked a book after eliminating several options of other books, and chose a word which she kept secret. Brendon Peel (right) holds the attention of the audience. PIC 2: Keira reveals her chosen word, “decide”, at the same time that Peel shows the word written on a piece of cardboard. PIC 3: Keira can’t believe her eyes. But there it is!