Mark Worgan's Klub Magic at the Komedia, Brighton
1st March 2004
Reviewed by Martin Breese
Mark Worganís Magic Evenings which are held on the first Monday of each month at Brightonís Komedia Theatre are great events and are receiving well-deserved near full houses.
This show combined a very well balanced programme on stage with close up around the tables provided by three very able performers: Andrew Jeffrey, Steve Pratt and Steve Virgo. Andrew Jeffrey performed at my table and his set left us wanting more.
Host Mark Worgan opened the show with some really funny comedy gags and introduced the first act, which was in the capable hands of Mel Harvey.
Mel was highly professional and I was fooled by his flash production of a full bottle of wine achieved by clever misdirection. His Professorís Nightmare was the best I have seen.
Romany was next and had the audience and her on-stage assistants completely in her thrall. She plays the part of a visiting Los Angeles Diva who has lost her props on her flight to the UK. She is a brilliant actress and her act was original, entertaining and baffling. Her performance was an absolute lesson in stagecraft and showmanship.
Jack Delvin provided a polished finale to a great evening. He handled his volunteers with great skill and having lent a ring to Jack Delvin they were floated in mid-air, sawn in half and finally experienced the terror of the giant head chopper before the ring was returned. Jack Delvin has much of the charm of the late Robert Harbin. The entire evening was an outstanding success.
Klub Magic at The Komedia Theatre www.klubmagic.co.uk
© Martin Breese, March 2004