Evolution of Magic, The Glitch, 3 Stars

Evolution of Magic, The Glitch
The Horseshoe Bar at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
8th April – 29th Oct 2022

EVOLUTION OF MAGIC returns to the Horseshoe at Blackpool Pleasure Beach for another season of the coolest magic show in town.  Returning for their sixth season, Craig and Elizabeth are joined on stage by amazing assistants and dancers.  The electrifying new show, The Glitch, blurs the very lines of reality and will leave audiences astounded.

Starring Craig Christian Magician and Illusionist who has the dexterity of a true artist. He performs miracles with just a deck of cards. His urban and edgy style is changing the face of Magic and Entertainment. Whilst Elizabeth’s thought-provoking tales of the impossible delve into the world of the unknown.

You may recognise Elizabeth who has recently appeared and performed on the popular ITV show ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. Having got through to the semi-finals she shocked audiences with a terrifying audition that resulted in Amanda Holden swearing live on stage!

The show is packed with mind blowing magic, mentalism and skilful cardistry accompanied with fresh music and stunning light effects.

Craig and Elizabeth perform all over the world but enjoy coming back to the home of magic that is Blackpool. This show is truly a performance not to be missed!

The show takes place in the Horseshoe at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, a magical venue which has been home to illusion and mystique for many years.

Craig Christian adds, “Of course it’s a Magic Show, but it’s not just about the Magic. We have developed over the years a show that we are really proud of. It’s everything a show should be, exciting, captivating, and most of all, entertaining.”

Review by Richard Lambert, 3 Stars

Craig Christian is a seasoned performer, immediately apparent in his slick delivery throughout this show. Accompanied by Elizabeth in a combination of close-up material, mind-bending stories and illusions. Craig’s close-up work is filmed and projected onto screens allowing a view of the more traditional “just how did he do that?” moments.

Before the show starts there is a table with orange and black sweets. The audience is invited to make a choice. The choices being to experience a new reality, or to stick to what is known with greater clarity. This felt like a great mechanism to engage the audience and start building the tension. Just before showtime, the soundscape started to build in volume to a sound explosion that opened the show. Bang on time! Loved that!

In a two act production, the 1st half was good but it’s the 2nd half that zings with the larger illusions making the bigger impact. Elizabeth’s no-nonsense pragmatic style is slightly chilling and sets the tone for a fairly dark couple of magical moments. Elizabeth is certainly no “Debbie McGee” and this show is a far cry from a Paul Daniels’ magic show. The two “Magician Technicians” dressed all in black ably assist with the essential staging and add to the mood and stylistic manner this production creates.

The show is very suitable for family entertainment. Although it is dark in nature, there is nothing I would worry about children watching. As an adult I would have loved to have an option for a later-night version which would have more blood and gore.

Hopefully Craig and Elizabeth will return for the 2023 season, no doubt with more illusions to amaze and entertain!

Listings Info:

Tickets start from £13 per person and can be booked at Tickets click here