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Sunday, December 8, 2019


(Russell Comrie)

A unique magic show, Mysteries, is opening at Seabrooke’s Theatre in Durban on December 19, 2019.

Created by and starring acclaimed magician Russell Comrie, and directed by former Durban director, academic and magician, Murray McGibbon, this one-man show explores the nature of secrets and how they shape our perception of magic, of reality, and of ourselves.

Mysteries is unlike any other magic show: witty, enchanting, and utterly mystifying, it’s a guided tour into the secret world of a master magician. Award-winning magician Russell Comrie takes audiences on a magical journey, performing his own take on the classic tricks of yesteryear, lifting the veil on the gambler’s subtle art, and even reading a mind or several (using only willing participants, of course).

Russell Comrie is an award-winning professional magician and serves on the committee of the South African Magical Society. Murray McGibbon is one of South Africa's most prominent theatre personalities and a multi-award-winning director and producer. He is well-known to Durban audiences from his tenure as Artistic Director for the Playhouse Company. He is currently Associate Professor of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance at Indiana University Bloomington in the United States.

Adding to the festive spirit, Distillery 031, Durban’s premier craft spirit distillery, will be on hand before and after the show, serving delicious craft gins and cocktails (with a smattering of non-alcoholic drinks as well) from their beautiful mobile bar.

The show runs for ±75 minutes and is suitable for all ages (although it is not recommended for children under ten years old, who may find it difficult to follow).

It’s an intimate theatrical experience unlike any other, not to be missed this festive season!

For more information, follow Russell Comrie on Instagram @russell.comrie  or visit his website at

Mysteries runs from December 19 to 22, 2019, at 18h00 for 19h00 evening shows (Thursday, Friday, Saturday). There will be matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 14h00 for 15h00. Tickets R120 (R100 pp for 10 or more tickets) are available at

Seabrooke’s Theatre is situated in the Durban High School (DHS) complex in St Thomas Road, Musgrave, Durban.