Twisted twosome conjure a Civic reception tonight

Bit of an earful: Illusionists Barry And Stuart are different
Bit of an earful: Illusionists Barry And Stuart are different
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WOULD let these two into your home?

It seems plenty have in the past couple of years – but only as far as the television – as Scottish sorcerers Barry and Stuart have given magic a 21st century kick up the top hat.

Barry And Stuart

Barry And Stuart

And now the BAFTA -nominated stars of BBC 1’s The Magicians have taken their distinct brand of gruesome and funny illusions on the road – landing at The Civic, Barnsley tonight.

At a time when comedy is touted as the ‘new rock ‘n’ roll’, Barry and Stuart have thrown in illusion with a subversive, devious new twist to win over modern audiences.

Their profile has been on the rise thanks to appearances on several TV shows, including Dirty Tricks and Darren Brown: 3D Magic Spectacular.

The pair debuted their live show Part Time Warlocks at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where they were an instant hit with critics and audiences. They have returned every year since, playing to sold out houses every night.

Following their show Powered By Demons in 2009 they were awarded Best Comedy Illusionists at the World Magic Awards and were flown to Las Vegas to perform in a one-off show seen by millions on US television.

They’ve now devised a touring show that has them performing dazzling acts of dupery as the pair delve into the dark world of ghosts and attempt to cast a voodoo trance over a random member of the audience.

Marvel at their creative use of technology, big stage trickery and sharp pointy things...