Review - Edinburgh Fringe: Morgan and West: Clockwork Miracles

Morgan and West: Clockwork Miracles

At Gilded Balloon Teviot, 16.30, by www.morganandwest.co.uk

Over the past few years Morgan and West have fast become enjoyable staples at the Edinburgh Fringe.  For those who don't know them they are a pair of deboniar, bewhiskered, time travelling magicians.

Mr Morgan

I've seen them several times over the years and their recent TV appearance on Penn and Teller's Fool Us has done them no harm - this is the biggest venue I've seen them play and it was a total sell out, and being the Gilded Balloon it wasn't one of those pokey, uncomfortable venues, good seating, good views and not like a Turkish sauna.

Mr West

They are magicans and they do use members of the audience so be careful where you sit.  But they are masters of misdirection - one effect I had seen them perform before and I still looked where they wanted me to at the crucial moment.  Damn.  We also have the first magic I have ever seen performed by a shadow puppet.  If you are an afficienado of magic then its true that you will have seen some of the effects before but quite frankly who cares - this time round they're wrapped in a bed of charm and inventiveness.  A must see and genuinely for all the family.

As well as this show the pair are appearing at the same venue in a midnight show called Morgan and West: Lying, Cheating Scoundrels.

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