After seeing Stuart Lightbody's unbelievable close-up magic show, I'm convinced this quick-handed South African magic champion truly has powers beyond belief. With his charming presence and storytelling prowess, Stuart immediately draws you into his mystical world where the impossible becomes reality right before your eyes.
I watched in awe as he made cards appear with moves so smooth and clever they left my head spinning. Even when staring intently at his hands just inches away, I couldn't begin to figure out his wizardry. Stuart had the crowd utterly spellbound and baffled as his magic flowed from one jaw-dropping trick to the next.
After 25 years perfecting his otherworldly talents, it's no wonder Stuart stacks up awards like magical trophies - he recently nabbed a 2024 FRINGE WORLD weekly award in the theatre and performance category. And having seen his show firsthand, I believe every accolade is well deserved. His showmanship and sleights of hand are unparalleled.
Stuart is truly a master of magic, with speed and style so distracting that even seasoned magicians would struggle to spot his subtle manoeuvres. But technical excellence aside, it's his charismatic and charming way of bringing viewers into his mystical stories that make the experience positively enchanting.
I lost count of the number of times this marvellous magician made me shake my head in disbelief, laugh in delight, or think "No way!" in shocked excitement. With intimate, interactive magic that sparks gasps, chuckles and applause, The Magic Eye is a fantastic way to spend an evening.
Stuart's personal charm and truly mystifying mastery confirm what other reviews rave about - this guy elevates magic to new levels! So, believe in the magic and grab tickets to catch this unmissable treat of a show before FRINGE WORLD ends. A standing ovation from me for The Magic Eye's magical magician! ★★★★★