This is one of the stupidest shows I’ve seen – to its credit. It starts with some pretty humdrum card manipulation before moving onto ‘The Ninja Trials’: the tasks you need to complete to become a card ninja. I won’t go into detail as they all boil down to the same thing: throwing playing cards at things. That said, the Card Ninja is a capable and funny performer with some very good patter and keeps everything moving along at a tremendous pace. It’s no small feat to keep the audience in the palm of your hand for an hour whilst flinging cards at them. The show is stupid and pointless, but it’s also lots of fun and good, clean family entertainment.
Assembly George Square, 3 – 28 Aug (not 15, 22), 1.00pm (1.50pm), £8.00, fpp53.
tw rating 3/5