Since its inception in 2016, the Cape Town Magic Club has hosted four fantastic seasons of Monday Night Magic, dazzling more than 3000 audience members with a variety of illusions, sleight of hand, mentalism and, well…magic.
This September, Monday Night Magic returns for its fifth season in an elegant new home – The Vault of Taj Cape Town, a five-star luxury hotel steeped in as much history as magic itself.
Set in the heart of the CBD, Taj Cape Town occupies two historic buildings, retaining the architecture and many meticulously restored interior features of the original South African Reserve Bank and the old BoE building – formerly the Temple Chambers, built in 1890. Taj’s doors open to a precinct that includes the national and provincial parliaments, Government Avenue leading through the 350-year-old Company’s Garden from St George’s Cathedral, the cosmopolitan crafts of St George’s Mall and Greenmarket Square, and a diversity of culture, art, entertainment and cuisine.
Monday Night Magic guests will be welcomed to the weekly shows, which take place at 7pm and 9pm, by the ever-glamorous members of Black Orchid Burlesque SA, dressed in vintage costume to set the tone for the experience ahead. In the art deco-styled ABC Bar, or retro Twankey Bar, you’ll be able to enjoy pre- or post-show drinks, including a special Monday Night Magic cocktail created by resident award-winning bartender and mixologist AJ Snetler aka The Tattooed Barman. Special dining options for Monday Night Magic guests will be offered in the hotel’s restaurants.
Then, downstairs in the intimate 50-seat theatre – in the actual underground bank vault – all manner of mystery will unfold…Cape Town Magic Club represents nearly 30 magicians who specialise in various disciplines, from stylish card tricks which will defy belief, to heart-stoppingly dangerous thrill acts. Anything goes in this underground playground.
With such an extensive line-up of talent at its disposal, no two Monday Night Magic shows are alike – not even the early and the late shows. Guests can expect to see the talents of top local and international acts including TV stars, champions, and even performers travelling especially to perform in the theatre. Spicing things up, even more, are special “magical burlesque” performances by Diva Disastar throughout the season. These shows are, without a doubt, designed for an adult audience and confirm that magic is definitely not just for children’s parties.
Says Marcel Oudejans, founder of the Cape Town Magic Club and producer of Monday Night Magic: “We’re very pleased that because of the enthusiastic support and feedback from our past audiences we’ve been given the opportunity to move to such a respected venue. Our performers are all excited to bring the best of their skills and new ‘tricks’ to our loyal local fans, magic-lovers and visitors to Cape Town, confirming we are Africa’s premier magic theatre.”
Prepare to be amazed and to sit in open-mouthed wonder as Cape Town Magic Club’s artists take you on a mind-bending journey down the rabbit hole, in a setting where you can closely watch their every move – and still have no idea how they do it.
Monday Night Magic season five opens to the public on September 18 2017.
Launch Bonanza Show: 7pm, September 11, 2017 (Invited guests, limited tickets for public)
Bookings: www.magic.capetown/tickets (box office opens September 6, 2017)
Ticket prices: Golden Circle (front row) R200pp, General Admission R170pp
Telephone: 083 229 9550