A mag­i­cal night out in 50-seater the­atre

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IHAVE dis­cov­ered a close friend does not like magic. I am won­der­ing whether to end our friend­ship, or to work on mak­ing her like it.

I adore magic in all its shapes and forms, so the news that Mon­day Night Magic is re­turn­ing for its fourth sea­son on Mon­day is ex­cit­ing for me.

Pre­sented by Cape Town Magic Club, and back in its first home at the Cape Town Club, shows take place ev­ery week at 7pm and 9pm. Each show has a host – most of the time, founder and pro­ducer Mar­cel Oude­jans – a guest, a fea­tured per­former, and a head-liner.

This is not the kind of thing you’ll see at chil­dren’s par­ties; there are age re­stric­tions in place – no un­der-13s and no un­der-18s.

Although it’s aimed at adults, with some un­de­ni­ably risqué el­e­ments in the late show, there’s no way you’ll walk out of there not feel­ing a child-like won­der.

Upon ar­rival at the club, guests will be wel­comed by Black Orchid Bur­lesque flap­per girls (and guys), and three shows dur­ing the run will in­clude per­for­mances by Diva Disas­tar.

The re­turn to the Cape Town Club is a happy one; the in­ti­mate 50-seater the­atre is in the base­ment, ac­cessed through a se­cret door­way. It’s all won­der­fully mys­ti­cal and mag­i­cal.

There’s a bar and lounge down there too, where you can min­gle with the artists be­fore and af­ter the show.

This has been one of my favourite nights out since its in­cep­tion, so chances are you’ll see me there.

Ev­ery Mon­day night, 7pm and 9pm, from June 5 to July 31 at Cape Town Club, 18 Queen Vic­to­ria Street, Cape Town. Ticket prices: Golden Cir­cle R200, gen­er­al­ad­mis­sion R170, block book­ing prices avail­able. ; visit: www.magic.capetown; buy tick­ets: www.magic.capetown/ tick­et­sline-up of per­form­ers: www. magic.capetown/the-shows.

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