The Library at Ayers House

Until 16th March


“Haunted.” unfolds its one-man intimate magic show within the atmospheric setting of The Library at Ayers House. The aged architecture and vintage décor cultivate an aura of mystery, which aligns with the thematic concepts of the show.

What distinguishes “Haunted.” from other magic shows is its innovative incorporation of old objects, each imbued with its own narrative blurring the lines between past and present, reality and the supernatural. From antique rings to weathered dolls, every prop adds a new layer of intrigue to the story. Notably, the lock and key from Highgate cemetery emerge as a standout, drawing the audience’s attention with its historical significance and captivating allure.

However, despite the captivating concept, there are instances where the execution falls short of expectations. While the intrigue of each prop is undeniably compelling, the magic tricks themselves may not consistently leave a lasting impression on the audience. Some spectators may find themselves wondering if there is a grand finale or a significant reveal, particularly given the description of a full Victorian Séance in the synopsis. It’s worth noting that the execution of the séance, while present, may not have been as elaborate or impactful as anticipated. As a result, reviewing this show poses a challenge. While it could have been more positively received if it focused solely on storytelling, the inclusion and marketing of magic elements ultimately led to an overall experience that felt somewhat underwhelming.



2.5 stars out of 5


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