The Best of Series 1 and 2 Abracadabra - Wolfgang Riebe
Reviewed by Jack Stephens

Many of you may remember Wolfgang Riebe when he made quite an impact on the magic scene in the early nineties. He appeared at The Magic Circle to great acclaim, appeared on BBC TV and then simply disappeared!

Actually he did not disappear but spent the next few years touring his magic show all over the world, appering in over 120 countries He then went back to his native South Africa where he has become the most successfull magician they have ever had. He hosts a TV series called Abracadabra and has issued 2 DVD's of highlights from these shows.

So, if you want to sit back, relax and watch a few hours of excellent cabaret and close up magic, this could be just for you. It makes a change from the normal teach-in DVD's/videos. Here you just watch a true professional at work. Great magic, and some great gags and one liners. King Monte, Cut and Restored Tie, Sword Thru Neck, Shadow Box, Subtitution Trunk and Ultimet Perspex Sawing In Half are just a few of the effects Wolfgang performs.

For the close-up lover there is lots and lots of walkabout magic too all performed in Wolfgang's unique style. His sheer love of magic shines through on each and every trick.

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Jack Stephens, July 2005