The young people of The King’s Players deserve an ‘A’ for effort, but a ‘D’ for delivery for their production of Garnet Hirst’s “Magick”. It contains some pretty complex magic tricks that need to be executed flawlessly to be believable. They aren’t. The set is attractive and well thought out, but the need to move large props is distracting, and ultimately gets in the way of the story. As for the story itself—a tale of a damaged young boy who tries to rewrite his past and change the future through magic and quantum physics-- it is so convoluted and over-written that I was surprised to learn that Garnet Hirst is a professional writer and not one of the company’s young people.

Magick can be seen at the Neptune Studio on September 3 at 7:00 and Friday 7 at 9:45. Tickets are $9.

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