On Sunday, team STAG were invited along to the The Magic Hatter’s Christmas Cracker performance which is in it’s 8th magical year. We of course took our mini mumblers along as after all, they are the real critics when it comes to children’s’ entertainment.
If you haven’t already heard of him, The Magic Hatter is a well-known local children’s entertainer who can apply his magic and performance skills to any occasion – fairs, christenings, schools, festivals, holiday parks…the list goes on. His Christmas Show is a combination of everything he has to offer wrapped up in a big ball of cheesy Christmas loveliness. In short – we loved it!
From the very start, he had the audience (adults and children alike) eating out of the palm of his hand with fantastic music, sound effects, lighting and props – plenty to hold our attention before the magic had even started! And once the magic had started, it was seamlessly incorporated throughout a great script based on Christmas films.
The show lasted 90 minutes with a short interval and was jam-packed with tricks, jokes, audience participation (adults and children again) and Christmas references. Guest appearances from Holly the Elf, Frostbite the Penguin, Madge Hatter and Santa himself helped to keep the energy and excitement of the show going and amused our mini mumblers tremendously. They were so happy to have their photograph taken with two of the stars at the end of the performance and chatted excitedly about the magic tricks in the show all the way home.
The Magic Hatter’s Christmas Cracker has been successful for the last eight years for many reasons… the show is professional, magical, funny and Christmassy!
We would definitely recommend that you book this show for next Christmas – tickets were very reasonably priced and the venue (The Hive Studios, Nether Poppleton, York) was fantastic!
Thank you for having us Magic Hatter and we hope you get a well-deserved rest over Christmas!
We attended the show on Sunday 9th December 2018. This review is based on our families experience on the day. Everything written here is our own opinion – we’ll always be honest in our reviews.