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Deception More Deceit at Adelaide Fringe - Review

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by Stacey Canavan (subscribe)
I'm a 28 year old female Senior Reporter for Weekend Notes. I Graduated from A Bachelor of Journalism at The University of South Australia in 2013 & completed my Diploma in Photography
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09/03/15 - 15/03/15
Mind Blown present 'Deception: More Deceit' staring award-winning magicians and mentalists Matt Tarrant and Vinh Giang. After sold out seasons at the 2013 and 2014 Adelaide Fringe they're back with a whole new show playing at Gluttony: The Lotus Palace at 7pm until March 15th. The show on Sunday 8th March was sold-out to a packed house of eager fans, many of whom had seen the boys before. Having already experienced what they had to offer at The 2013 and 2014 Adelaide Fringe and The Movember Charity show I had high expectations. The boys delivered and in a big way. This is the best Deception show I've seen over three years.

Staring Vinh Giang and Matt Tarrant, the boys take turns performing acts of magic and mentalism for the audience starting with Giang and an audience member taking to the stage for sleight of hand tricks. The gentleman was asked to pick a card from the deck and put it in his pocket. From that Giang was able to read the gentleman's mind using body language to establish which card he had and was correct.

Next Tarrant asked a lady to join him on stage for a trick that had the audience cringing in anticipation. He put a spike into one of four paper bags and moved them around and then asked the lady to also move them. He then asked her to move his hand over a bag not containing the spike. When it got to only two bags remaining he then used her hand over the second to last bag. These men are incredible to watch and always blowing my mind even after seeing them before. This show was all new tricks and well worth the money.

Giang asked a couple to join him on stage and he had five envelopes with the words, No, Hell Yes, Certainly, Sometimes and Mostly written on them. He then asked the male to answer the questions as if his wife was asking them. The questions included 'Do I look fat in this?', 'Does my friend look attractive in this picture?' and 'Do you love me?' if he answered each correctly at the end there was the chance to win $40. Tarrant then proceeded to read the minds of some of the audience members. He asked if there was a Julie in the room, aged 40 and an Aries, then he correctly answered questions about her life, including the company she works for and her marital status.

Giang and Tarrant use mentalism to read people's minds and even put ideas in their heads before they've even thought about it - it's mind - blowing and their sleight of hand needs to be seen to be believed. The show won awards for Adelaide Fringe Talk Fringe "Top Voted, Top Reviewed" show in 2013 and 2014 is back and better than ever.

Dates
Monday 9th March to Sunday 15th March at Gluttony: The Lotus Palace at 7pm

Buy Tickets
Adult $30.00, Artist Pass Discount $27.00, BankSA Customer $27.00, Group 6 $27.00, TREv $27.00 Companion Card & Cheap Tuesday $27.00
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Why? Live Magic and Mentalist show
When: March 9th - 15th at 7pm
Where: Gluttony - The Lotus Palace
Cost: $27 - $30
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