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Saturday, May 28, 2022


(Right: Brendon Peel)

Last night I enjoyed a highly entertaining evening at the Rhumbelow Theatre watching Brendon Peel’s show “IMPOSSIBLE!”.

And “impossible” is just about the right word that comes to mind when he does his amazing mentalist sequences. How does he do it???

Quite honestly, forget that question and just enjoy the show. Mentalist Peel is an engaging, fast-talking entertainer and the audience – of all ages – responded enthusiastically to him. Especially a number of bright and intelligent youngsters who were only too happy to join him on stage, impressing us all with their confidence and intelligence.

Only 29, he already has an considerable list of achievements under his belt – he’s been on Britain's Got Talent, got a standing ovation on Romania's Got Talent, appeared on the Travel Channel, and has a busy schedule ahead including performing on a cruise liner.

He describes his shows as the interactive engaging of the magic of the mind – ie “getting into your head”.

The audience is quick to respond when he asks for volunteers to answer questions. The person chosen could be asked to think of a city in the world or a song but are required not to tell anyone else the answer. He assures the audience that there is no set-up or collusion and the process whereby he reveals the correct answers is filled with humour and ironic comment.

Well-known for doing puzzles from an early age, his favourite is the Rubik's Cube and his young volunteer handled the inter-action with aplomb.

So, if you have youngsters (I would suggest 9 upwards), then take them along to see the show. If you don’t have any – then borrow some! Especially if they are fascinated by numbers.

There are two more performances: tonight (Saturday) at 19h00 and tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon at 14h00). (Venue opens 90 minutes before show for snacks/drinks)

Tickets R160 (R100 under 13). Booking is essential on email: or through Computicket.

Rhumbelow Theatre is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road in Umbilo, Durban. – Caroline Smart