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REVIEW: Adults only Magic Show (Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023)

Updated: May 20

Adults only Magic Show review, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023. Showmen Productions

Adults Only Magic Show

Assembly George Square Studios

August 2023


Trust me, no one is more surprised to see 5 stars on a magic show review than me. I don't like magic shows... I only booked this show because I like to have a well-rounded Fringe schedule, and I think it only fair to cover as much of the wild variety on offer at the festival as possible.

Well, Australian magic duo Sam and Justin may just have changed my mind on magicians! I am genuinely astonished by what I've just seen. They are real life wizards! Not only that, but they are both charming and fun. There isn't a top hat or a rabbit in sight.

Instead their show is full of unique, innovative and honestly mind-blowing tricks utilising great, modern staging. I don't know how they did it. Any of it! And the room was full of lecture-chair detectives trying to catch them out at every turn. There was creative comedy, there were thrilling illusions, there was a whole load of cheekiness, and just a hint of nudity.

The Adults Only Magic Show is simply the best, most entertaining magic I've ever seen in real life, on TV, or anywhere. The atmosphere they built in the venue, and the reaction from the crowd said it all. This show and these guys are sensational. I think I need to go back. Wow.


When and Where?

Venue: Assembly George Square Studios - Studio Three

Time: 21:15

Dates: 2nd – 27th August (not 21st)


About Showmen Productions

Showmen Productions are comedy magicians Justin Williams and Sam Hume.

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.

Sam and Justin are two-time Winners of ‘Best Magic’ Weekly Awards at Adelaide Fringe (2021,2023), have completely flipped the script on what you would expect from your typical magic show – replacing the bunnies and top hats with raw comedy and sex appeal! Entering its fourth year of touring globally in Australia and internationally, the show continues to prove an absolute festival HIT - regularly playing completely sold-out nights to rave audience - and alongside their family shows, secured the title of ‘Highest Selling Show’ across at each festival!


Adults only Magic Show review, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023

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