The Showmen, award winning creators of the sell-out success Fringe shows, Adults Only Magic Show, The Greatest Magic Show and CIRCUS: The Show
are returning to Adelaide with updated versions of these three productions at Gluttony for the 2023 Adelaide Fringe.
Adults Only Magic Show plays in The May Wirth in Gluttony from 17 February to 19 March at 9:40pm (no performances Mondays) and will be Auslan interpreted on Sunday March 12. Fresh off a stellar sell-out season at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022; Prepare to be wow’d out of your comfy red seats in this absolute jam-packed adults only spectacular! Magic duo Sam and Justin have toured across the world presenting their unique display of hilariously raucous comedy, mind-bending illusions, stunningly dangerous stunts and just a cheeky hint of nudity.
WINNER – Best Magic Show, Adelaide Fringe Weeklies 2021
‘A true triumph as two engaging lads deftly build a bond with the audience, going from card tricks & sleight of hand to illusions & escapes!’
The Advertiser ★★★★
Sam Hume said, ‘We have painstakingly put together completely original routines, bringing together a range of disciplines to deliver a show that is sure to leave an impression. We guarantee the people of the Edinburgh Fringe have never seen anything like this before!’
After its debut season in Melbourne, 2019; the show has gone onto perform at renowned festivals across Australia and the world, including sell-out seasons as part of Fringe World, the Adelaide Fringe and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Having completely flipped the script on what you would expect from your typical magic show – replacing the top hats and bunny rabbits with naughty comedy and sex appeal – this is magic like you have never seen before!
“Wildly HILARIOUS, wonderfully confident, and WICKEDLY inappropriate! The perfection in the illusions, sleight of hand tricks and mental games prove just how good this duo is!”
THEATRE TRAVELS ★★★★★
“We are talking about Las Vegas quality performance art here. Such is the brilliance of the whole thing. I loved every minute. This is a guaranteed night of entertainment that I couldn’t recommend more highly – without a doubt 5 stars!”
Mumble Theatre ★★★★★
“If I could give it more than 5 stars I definitely would!”
“Magic at its FINEST and FUNNIEST!”
FRINGE FEED ★★★★
“Totally blown away…
I couldn’t believe my eyes! This duo is a force to be reckoned with!”
WEEKEND NOTES ★★★★★
VIDEO CLIP https://www.youtube.com/watch?V=4993bjrhrfm
Full Price: $35 on weekends, $29 mid-week;
Concession: $33 on weekends,
$27 mid-week Previews: $27
The Greatest Magic Show plays in The Virago in Gluttony at 1:30pm on February 18, 19, 25, 26 and March 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 with a relaxed performance on Monday March 13. Following a near two year hiatus due to COVID-19, The Greatest Magic Show toured the globe in 2022 enjoying sell-out seasons in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Edinburgh. For 2023 The Greatest Magic Show will have more whimsical wonders than ever before.; Sam and Justin will be hitting the stage with brand new illusions purchased direct from the same Vegas builder who worked with David Copperfield and Lance Burton. Their 2023 Ringmaster is played by the incomparable Perth fan-favourite and real life Disney character, Magnus ‘Danger’ Magnus, who will do everything he can to keep the chaotic magic show on track. As an added bonus, every child who attends the show will receive a free magic wand on entry and have their chance to take a photo with the stars of the show after the performance.
After having debuted in 2018 to sell-out crowds across the country, the Showmen have continued their enormous success, being awarded the weekly award for Best Children’s Show 2019 Fringe World, Best Kids Show at the 2019 Sydney Fringe, and most recently Best Kid’s Show at the 2022 Melbourne Magic Festival. They have been hailed by GLAM Adelaide, as “Quite possibly the Penn & Teller of Australia! ★★★★★!”; and the show was further praised by the West Australian as a “Rollicking, Rollercoaster Ride for Pint-sized Punters! ★★★★½”
Sam and Justin are bringing brand new illusions purchased direct from the same Vegas builder who worked with David Copperfield and Lance Burton! Their Ringmaster is played by the incomparable Perth fan-favourite and real life Disney character, Magnus ‘Danger’ Magnus, who will do everything he can to keep the chaotic magic show on track! As an added bonus, every child who attends the show will receive a FREE MAGIC WAND on entry and have their chance to take a photo with the stars of the show after the performance.
“This is THE SHOW to see! There are very few shows today with this level of production, and genuine, vested interest in teaching positive life lessons.
Entertainment Now ★★★★★
“This was the BEST SHOW EVER!”
GLAM Adelaide ★★★★★
“Raucous, Energetic and Entertaining!”
Theatre Weekly ★★★★★
“There was a smile on every face, adult and child!”
Perth School Holidays ★★★★
“Sam & Justin’s skills and clever banter had the packed out audience enthralled and delighted!”
Fringe Feed ★★★★½
They finish with an inspirational, feel good messages for all the kids: that is not the size of the wand that matters in this world, but the size of your DREAMS. No matter what you want to achieve in life, if you believe in yourself, you can make your dreams come true!
Watch them in action:
Instagram: @thegreatestmagicshow, #thegreatestmagicshow
“This is THE SHOW to see!”
Entertainment Now (Edinburgh) ★★★★★
“A Rollicking Rollercoaster Ride!”
The West Australian ★★★★½
Full Price: $27
CIRCUS : The Show
After a sell-out run in 2022 Australia’s fastest growing family circus spectacular CIRCUS : The Show is headed back to for the 2023 Adelaide Fringe playing in The Peacock in Gluttony at 4.30pm on February 18, 19, 25, 26 and March 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 with a relaxed performance Monday March 13.
CIRCUS is an Australian trailblazer in children’s entertainment featuring world-class illusions, tumbling acrobats, highly skilled jugglers, breath-taking and elegant aerialists, comedy, and an endearing clown. The show has received countless 5 star reviews as well as winning the award of Best Children’s Show at the Adelaide Fringe.
For the 2023 performances, CIRCUS’s Ringmaster will be played by Magnus Danger Magnus while the clowning talents of Nathan Green will be on full display in a range of hilarious stunts including climbing completely inside a gigantic balloon. Featured in the show is a star-studded cast of performers; including aerialist and hula-hoop extraordinaire, Shaunah Johnson, who will be presenting her energetic and unique aerial performances of grace and beauty while keeping everyone fully captivated with hula-hooping tricks you will have to see to believe! Also joining them is Bavo Delbeke, an urban circus legend from the Norway who brings his energetic experimental style of circus in a completely unique display of basketball juggling which has graced halftime performances at NBA games in the states; alongside one of the phenomenal talents of Perth-born, Antonia Sassine – who started her professional career with Kinetica Circus in Perth, and has since featured in several prominent circus shows by talented companies including BASS FAM Creative, Head First Acrobats and now Showmen Productions.
CIRCUS producer and performer Sam Hume said ‘CIRCUS brings together years of experience and skill in the industry. We have some of the most talented family circus performers on the Fringe circuit on board to help teach children the importance of celebrating difference. The show concludes with a powerful message to always embrace your weirdness and never lose sight of your dreams – no matter how wild!’
“What you have experienced keeps you smiling, wondering and shaking your head long after the show is over!”
The Advertiser ★★★★
“This is definitely a winner in family entertainment!”
GLAM Adelaide ★★★★★
“A punchy 60-minute fun ride full of thrills, spills, gasps and laughter”
The Clothesline ★★★★★
“The Greatest Circus Show Around!”
Watch them in action:
Full Price: $29 Concession/Child:
Instagram: @circustheshow, #circustheshow
Show Website: https://www.showmenproductions.com.au/circus
Showmen Productions Website: www.showmenproductions.com.au