Having 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 brings his theatre show to the Hexagon Theatre from July 21 to 23 at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg campus for four performances as part of his national tour.
Mo will also be performing at the iZulu Theatre at Sibaya Casino, north of Durban, from July 29 to 31.
A first of its kind for South Africa, Mo’s TV show gained a tremendous following from the viewing public and rose to second most watched South African TV show on SABC3 behind Isidingo. He said: “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.”
With an honours degree graduate in electronic engineering, Mo resigned from a lucrative career as a project manager, in 2010, to pursue his passion for the art of magic, saying: “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.”
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.
The tour kicked off in Durban with multiple sold out performances in February, then proceeded to the Wild Coast and Port Elizabeth. The magician is now thrilled to bring the show to Pietermaritzburg as part of the tour.
“I love performing the art of magic and the art form is best experienced live. I look forward to intriguing and entertaining the Pietermaritzburg audiences with my theatre show, especially since this will be my first public theatre performance in the beautiful city,” says Mo Magic.
Speaking about his performances at Sibaya, Belinda Jelf, the marketing manager said: “Come and experience Mo Magic’s mind blowing magic live at Sibaya. You’re in for some mind bending tricks and illusions that will keep you guessing, questioning and smiling for a long time afterwards.”
The brand ambassador for Child Welfare Durban & District, Mo Magic will also be 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.
NEED TO KNOW
- Catch Mo Magic at the Hexagon Theatre, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Golf Road, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg at 7.30 pm on Thursday, July 21, at 7.30 pm on Friday, July 22 and at 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm on Saturday, July 23. Tickets are R100 to R120 at Computicket. No under sixes.
- Catch Mo Magic at Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom’s iZulu Theatre at 8 pm on Friday, July 29 and 8 pm on Saturday, July 30 and 4 pm on Sunday, July 31. Tickets cost from R100 to R140 at Computicket or the Sibaya Box Office.