A magical night out in 50-seater theatre
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.