Adelaide Fringe Review: Card Ninja
Review – Geoff Jenke
Warning: This show contains Ninjas, not magic. Apparently, this warning goes out because people upon hearing “Card” Ninja they expect magic card tricks. Hmmm, I was of these people and then he started the night by asking a member of the audience to take a card and remember what it was. Then telling everyone “It’s not a magic show”.
Card Ninja runs through a series of Ninja training exercises, using cards while regaling everyone with his life story. (“I didn’t have a girlfriend”). He uses the dreaded audience participation to demonstrate his skills and to supply the show with music. Poor Brody, the music on his phone didn’t quite meet the Ninja’s need, but full credit to Ninja he adjusted well.
Javier Jarquin (Card Ninja) certainly knows his Ninja moves and also his card moves. By the end of the night there are cards all over the theatre. The “fireworks” finale is simply sensational.
Expect danger (hard hats at times to be worn), card stunts and killer cards (“put your hands in front of your face”) but most of all expect a riotous evening of fun for the whole family. The kids in the audience loved the show.
Its not a magic show, just one long show of magical moves. Take the family for a great night out. They will thank you for it.
Corona Theatre – The Garden of Unearthly Delights – On Until March 3