Fiona Duff: It's magic at the Assembly Rooms

If there is anything that keeps you young I reckon that it is disbelief. You know what I mean '“ something that takes you beyond the grounds of normal life.

Friday, 23rd March 2018, 6:10 am
Fiona's looking forward to magic

To be honest, most of the time I am a bit of a cynic. If someone does a good deed I just question what they are going to get out of it for themselves.

However, there’s one thing which leaves me in wide-eyed wonderment and that is magic. I mean, how do they do those tricks?

When someone guesses what card you have chosen or pronounces what type of fruit is written on a card in your hand I just gasp in disbelief. So no prizes for guessing what I have booked to see in the Easter holidays – the Champions of Magic are in Edinburgh for the first time, performing at the Assembly Rooms for four days in April.

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And that’s not just one magician but five of the blighters performing all sorts of feats that will have me amazed and marvelling at what I have seen for several weeks I should think.

With all of them being American, I am expecting a lot showmanship, pizzazz and chutzpah, and judging by reviews of previous shows, that’s exactly what I am going to get.

One of them, Edward Hilsum, has the title of International Stage Magician Of The Year, so they don’t come any better than that.

Frankly I doubt that the Assembly Rooms will know what has hit it – this is a building in which Charles Dickens once read extracts from his novels and I doubt that there was any levitation involved in that event.

So I hope to see you there as I shall be taking my youngest child as well as my inner child for a great night out.

And if you see me skipping down the street afterwards don’t worry as I will just be celebrating the magic of being alive.