Ben Hart – Hex: Adelaide Fringe 2024 Review

Ben Hart – Hex: Adelaide Fringe 2024

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   A bewitching performance that will leave you spellbound.

Ben Hart has returned to the Adelaide Fringe with his new show – Hex.

Hart hails from the UK and has a lifelong passion for magic.  Having studied its origins and its history, he revealed he owns a priceless book about the mysterious art form from the 1500’s.  Fascinated by spells and spirits, Hart entertains the illusion that supernatural forces are at play.

From using household objects such as a cup and saucer, a spoon and a fork, each magic trick is perfectly executed and there are regular gasps from the crowd. The small stage is bathed in dramatic lighting and sound effects are used to build suspense.

Hex is a darker show than last year, inspired by witchcraft and the occult. There is once again plenty of audience participation, with opportunities for volunteers to get up on stage (front row guests be warned!).

There were a few previously performed magic tricks in this year’s show, although no less impressive.   Hart appears to link and unlink ‘unlink-able’ rings and the mysterious disappearance and re—appearance of a credit card bravely offered up from an audience member was mind boggling. There is a very clever and confusing trick with a deck of cards and a visually stunning performance with a tunnel of sand falling on to the stage from above.

Hart again uses a large screen and zoom-in camera on stage to give the audience a closer view in one performance to prove everything is as it seems – or is it?!

Hart was born for the stage and performs with natural flair and humour, regularly interacting with the crowd and at one stage walking up through the seats to the very back row and down again. The Factory is an intimate venue and perfectly suited to Hart’s 60 minute engaging performance.

As with last year’s show, we left the venue wondering how on earth he pulled off so many incredible tricks right in front of our eyes.

Ben Hart is performing at The Factory in The Garden of Unearthly Delights until Sunday 17 March 2024. Rated M15+.



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