I had a very enjoyable time watching the Australian premiere of Stunt Magician – Danger Dave Reubens at the Ramp at the Ice Cream Factory last night.
The show was exactly as advertised, 50 minutes of dangerous stunts, magic and comedy.
Danger Dave alarmed me when he kicked off the show swallowing real razors in front of us all, and I don’t know what was worse, watching him eat the blades, or watching him pull them out again.
I found myself thrilled and scared me with his non-stop exciting and edgy stunts and completely swept up in the show, resorting to covering my eyes and holding my breath when he played live staple gun roulette on his face.
What I didn’t expect was to become a magician’s assistant!
The show was very interactive, and Danger Dave used probably about half the audience at different times to assist him, which really added to the audience enjoyment. It was family friendly and all-around good entertainment.
Despite the late hour, there were quite a few children in the audience having a great time. Kids were made very welcome by Danger Dave, who was surprisingly genial, sharing stories about his love for favourite magicians and describing their famous daredevil acts with us all.
I lost count as I was so involved with the show but there were at least ten different stunts or magic tricks done, it was a really fun show.
The venue was small and steep, with the floor and benches made of wood. Visibility and lighting were good, and the sound was excellent, with some really powerful music played, with some really strong rock tracks, perfect for the stunts.
Get in while you can and don’t be afraid to take the whole family. It only runs until 5 February.