Reviewer: Dale Anninos-Carter
What: Schrodinger’s Wizard
Presented by: Sebastian Rideaux (Mr Marmalade)
Magic will occur right in front of your eyes during Schrodinger’s Wizard – quite literally as the intimate sized tent allows for unmissable details. You’ll be questioning everything you know as Mr Marmalade (or as he refers to himself, ‘Genius Dickhead’) treats your eyes with mind-boggling sorcery. Some may say he’s a bit of a WHIZZ(ard).
As you glare in awe, Mr Marmalade incorporates playing cards (which are essentially John Cena as they come out of no where), ropes, metal hoops, and even fire into the show, which are accompanied by his sidekick who plays live eerie music in conjunction with the tricks. Also prepare yourself to be called up on stage too, as audience inclusion is an essential element of Schrodinger’s Wizard.
Now how is this different from any other magic show you ask? Well Mr Marmalade is quite the cheeky magician and isn’t afraid to self-validate, get a bit naughty with the sexual references, and pull some pretty hilarious jokes – even some personalised Adelaide ones. He’s also quite the storyteller, as he intertwines history/his story with the sleight of hand occurring on stage.
Although Marmalade uses mild language and drug references during the performance, I’d say this one is alright for the kids – the minors in this particular audience we’re loving it at least. Most references are simply witty banter which needs a little more advanced worldly experience to fully understand I’d say.
Here’s what some wannabe magicians (audience members) had to say:
“He’s your real life Harry Potter.”
“Hot, on fire, snappy – and that’s just the magic.”
“I was fascinated. How does he do that?!”