FRINGE 2018 – MAGIC – Matt Tarrant : Unsolved – Gluttony – 4.5K

By Julia Cudsi


Matt Tarrant can hardly be considered a new addition to the Adelaide Fringe – with sold out shows in each successive Adelaide Fringe since 2012, and a star turn on Australian Survivor,  he has become something of a fixture in South Australia.

Having said that, I have never had the opportunity to see one of his shows before, so I attended with high hopes for a magician and mentalist who wins award after award. And I was not disappointed.

With a tongue in cheek nod to the fact that most audience members spend the entirety of a magic show trying to figure out exactly how the magic tricks work, Matt takes us through a variety of sophisticated card tricks, mind reading and humorous stories, all relying on a hefty dose of audience participation. Each trick, of course, goes off without a hitch – and we would expect no less from a reputable musician.

Overall, this is an extremely entertaining show, with a lot of bang for your buck. Perhaps a little heavy on the patter and a little light on the number of tricks, it is nonetheless indisputable that, at least for this reviewer, every element of Matt Tarrant’s show remains Unsolved – and extremely entertaining.

Buy your ticket before, inevitably, this show sells out.



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