Monday 20 August 2012 | By Khristine Gallagher
ED2012 Children’s Show Review: The I Hate Children Children’s Show (Unusual Productions)
Exuding raw imagination, magician Paul Nathan and his buddy, John Anaya, bring back to the Fringe their world of astounding music and magic with a splash of attitude. Nathan is hilariously condescending, sarcastically shouting ‘’yay!’’ as he performs magic tricks with flawless execution and sadistic wit. With every adorable child involved, Nathan amazes with a range of entertainment such as wow-inducing illusions and balloon animals: he can even make dog-cheetahs. Well, kind of. Even sceptical kids are hushed and kept entertained as Nathan sharply delivers his deadpan wit. Leaving audiences wide-eyed with wonder without the forced cheesy optimism that usually accompanies children’s entertainment, Nathan juggles around a world of child-hating fun infused with magical illusions.
Pleasance Courtyard, 1-27 Aug, 12.15pm
tw rating 5/5 | [Khristine Gallagher]