Bunbury Magazine – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
John and Claire Lenahan present a magic show with a difference, a showcase of magic standards with a twist which beautifully weaves the spell-binding and the hilarious. Their funny and engaging introduction oozes the charm and chemistry which cannot fail to draw the audience into their world.
This is a show which has card tricks, rope tricks, tissue tricks, the Chinese linking rings and much more besides, but this is not conventional magic. There is a beautiful and dark undercurrent of energy which washes through every moment of this show. The humour throughout has a great depth, with moments touching on the almost-vulgar while maintaining an intense amicability which keeps the audience on their toes and the edge of their seats from the first second to their last.
With each moment carefully planned, they are able to act right in the moment, an on-the-spot energy that can only come with being at the top of their game.
This is the first time John has been back to the Fringe in almost 3 decades, returning to show Claire the ropes – she did steal his act after all. John’s seasoned performance skills, combined with Claire’s chaotic energy, make the perfect combination. This uncle & niece sparkle with an energy and wit that could win over any audience.
Written by Christopher Moriarty
John and Claire Lenahan: Loud & Louder
JusttheTonic @ The Caves, 1930. £5/PWYW
2nd – 26th August (except 13th and 20th)