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Thursday, March 14, 2019


(Brendon Peel)

Is it real or is it all a trick? - the only way to answer this question is to witness it for yourself in Brendon Peel’s brand-new show, The Trickster. South Africa’s busiest theatre illusionist returns to Durban to perform at the Rhumbelow Theatre with jaw-dropping illusions, never before seen feats, and mind-blowing magic.

“I love Durban, and the people of Durban have been so friendly and supportive. I’m really excited to be coming back to perform in such an amazing theatre,” says Peel.

The Trickster is a show filled with mentalism, mind games, psychological illusion, card tricks as well as classic magic tricks. All of these disciplines of magic are blended together with Peel’s quick wit and elegant charm.

Peel is a multi-award-winning performer who is regarded as one of the top in his field of magic and mystery throughout the whole of Africa. Since a young age he has been fascinated by the art of magic, and now he has turned that fascination into a way of life.

The Trickster is a show that portrays a young man’s journey to discovering a true passion and love for the art of illusion, magic, and mystery. Join the trickster as he takes you on this journey and shows you a variety of fascinating illusions that will leave you in awe, not only is the magic truly mind blowing but Peel’s performance is guaranteed to leave you thoroughly entertained with memories that will last you a lifetime. He has been dubbed by media and critics alike as, “mystical, magical and truly genius”.

The Trickster runs from March 22 to 31 with shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 20h00 and Sundays at 14h00. The venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner.

Tickets R150 (R130 pensioners, students with a valid student card and tables of eight or more). Family Pack Pricing (R300 for two adults and two children free)

Take along food picnic baskets. Braais will be available. There is limited secure parking and booking is essential. A cash bar is available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). Rhumbelow Durban is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road in Umbilo.

Booking is through Computicket or contact Roland on 082 499 8636, email (also for group booking discounts of 20 or more) or visit