Having recently astonished, amazed and entertained a number of celebrities, personalities and members of the public with his weekly prime time TV show titled “Magic with Mo” on SABC3, South African magician Mo Magic has embarked on a nationwide theatre tour. With multiple sold out performances across the country, the magician now brings his live show, Mo Magic, for the first time to Johannesburg at the Fringe at the Joburg Theatre from the 20th to the 23rd of October 2016.
This being his 14th year with the art of magic, the audience can expect to see some of the magic, mentalism (mind-reading magic) and stunts – as seen on the TV show – and other routines saved especially for the 90 minute theatre show. He will also have you in stitches with his clean comedy and witty ad-libs. “I’m ecstatic that audiences across the country are enjoying my theatre show and am excited to bring my show to Johannesburg. This is the very first time I will perform my theatre show in the province.”
With an Honours degree in Electronic Engineering, Mo resigned from a lucrative career as a project manager in 2010 to pursue his passion for the art of magic. “2015 brought with it the realisation of my dream – to share the art of magic with South Africans regularly on TV, taking it to them in their homes. During 2016, I plan to take the art of magic to people in their towns and cities to experience live.”
A first of its kind for South Africa, the TV show gained a tremendous following from the viewing public and rose to second most watched South African TV show on SABC3 behind Isidingo. Additionally, the only international shows with larger viewerships were Bold and the Beautiful and Days of our Lives, both on air for decades with a long standing following. “I’m thrilled the TV show was so well received. South Africans are clearly appreciating the art of magic and I’m honoured to be sharing it with them,” comments Mo Magic.
“Magic with Mo has pulled out an ace for SABC3 with a whopping increase in viewership since its premiere. Not an easy feat on a Saturday night. This growth is a good example of a show slowly building by being engaging or entertaining. Well done, Mo.” – TVSA
The brand ambassador for Child Welfare Durban & District, Mo Magic is also using the tour to spread awareness into the contribution made by the organisation towards “giving childhood back to children” and has combined a message with an illusion in the show to spread the news.
The magician’s ambitious nationwide tour makes history in that this is the first time a South African magician will tour the country with a theatre show, combining magic, mentalism and comedy. The show will then travel internationally.
Tickets for Mo Magic cost R150 and can be purchased through www.webtickets.co.za or www.joburgtheatre.com. No under 6’s permitted and no admittance after start of performance. The show runs Thursday to Saturday at 19h30 with a Sunday matinee at 14h00. The Fringe at Joburg Theatre is located at 163 Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein.
Visit www.momagic.co.za for more information.
By Monica Steyn