Magician and author Nicholas J. Johnson is combining sustainability with sleight-of-hand in a new magic show made entirely out of reclaimed and recycled materials. Tricky Nick Gets Crafty runs from 6-10 July at Melbourne Magic Festival at Arrow on Swanston.
The inspiration for the show came from watching my daughters turning empty cardboard boxes into creative toys, said Johnson. It hit me that, as a magician, there was no reason why I couldn’t do the same thing!
The result is a sixty-minute magic show crafted entirely from reclaimed materials. “We’ve turned shoeboxes into vanishing boxes, junk mail into play cards, and plastic bags into silk handkerchiefs.”
The show also inspires its young audience to create their own magic props at home with step-by-step instructions for transforming household waste into illusions. “The show has a great message about sustainability,” said Nicholas. “But, to be honest, I’m more interested in showing audiences how fun it is to make your own magic!”
Tricky Nick Gets Crafty runs from 6-10 July at Arrow on Swanston as a part of the Melbourne Magic Festival.
Tickets are on sale at www.melbournemagicfestival.com.