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Charlie Caper & Malin Nilsson: Minor Miracles @ Gluttony (Adelaide Fringe 2017)

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Rating (out of 5 stars): ★★★★★

Malin Nilsson and Charlie Caper

Aspiring magicians - listen up! The Swedes know how to leave you spellbound. Iconic duo Charlie Caper & Malin Nilsson have become quite the recognizable faces roaming the streets of Adelaide since the advent of Adelaide Fringe this year. They have certainly got some nifty tricks up their sleeves (pun intended). As adorable as their accents are, their act boasts of a high level of expertise and skill. While the show has very little dialogue, every time they speak it is enjoyable and memorable. Their acts do not require special words such as "Abracadabra" - Malin and Charlie go for the visual appeal to the maximum. You are always left wondering, "how did they do that?", but you don't ponder on it because you are watching a magic show after all.

Malin and Charlie

This show is family-friendly and by the many cheers, laughs, and moments of wonderment coming from the audience, Malin and Charlie certainly did their job by providing us with 50 minutes of top quality entertainment. Their bubbly and bright attitudes invited lots of laughs, awes, and general appreciation for their work, which always left my mind riddled with questions: "How did they do that?" and "But, how did the robot move without any interaction from the duo?"

It is no surprise that Malin and Charlie won the Adelaide Fringe 2016 award for Best Magic - they are highly skilled in their abilities to make bubbles turn into glass baubles, or make a valued item from the audience disappear before our very eyes, only for it to re-appear in another act. Think of the Amélie soundtrack playing in the background (which, in some cases, it does) - there's moments where things get intriguing, dramatic, suspenseful, and eventually providing the audience with closure.

Caught in the act

Malin has been described as a "glorious enfant terrible of magic", while Charlie is a "gentleman hobo, a conjuror extraordinaire". While I'm unsure whether genuine mistakes were made during the show, they handle their errors majestically and end up turning it into entertainment for the audience to laugh with them. As my friend Aivi mentioned, "the magicians had strong and animated expressions, which further added to the humorous and fun side of the show".

Malin Nilsson

If you're a fan of the chain of shows such as "[Country name]'s Got Talent", then you'll also be pleased to know that Charlie Caper is the winner of Sweden's Got Talent - the first magician in the world to win this television concept. Malin Nilsson is a frequent visitor of Hollywood, being coined the status of "one of the most creative magicians of her generation".

Charlie Caper

We are now halfway past the Adelaide Fringe, but Minor Miracles will be here for public entertainment till the end of the Fringe season (March 19). While they will occasionally be performing at the Gawler Place canopy, you will primarily be able to catch their show at La Petite Grande in Gluttony. Book your tickets here and make sure you don't miss out. Connect with the lovable duo through their social media platforms:
Facebook // Twitter // Instagram.

Promo poster (Photo courtesy: Adelaide Fringe)
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Why? Because magic is underrated
When: Adelaide Fringe season
Where: Gluttony // Stirling Fringe
Cost: $15 - $79
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