Mark James Review

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It was familiar, and yet brand new territory for us as we enjoyed our first mid-month Trickery show. Settling in to our new home at The Office Late Lounge nicely, we welcomed the return of some Trickery favourites as well as introducing some new talent to our ever expanding Trickery family!

 

Opening the show was pretty, petite and talented ukulele player Jade Flannery… I can sense some of your confusion on this description – you’re probably thinking ‘That doesn’t sound like a typical Trickery act’, so let me put your mind at ease by ensuring you that the songs were hilarious and a little bit filthy! I can safely say, that at no other night in Aberdeen could you come hear a young pretty girl play ‘F*** the police’ on the Ukulele… we are very proud to be different!

 

Our Burlesque debutant was the vivacious Kitty Kollar. She gave us two very different, but equally titillating acts. The first of which was a lovely cheeky food based routine that whipped up the audience into a frenzy… Her second act was much darker, displaying a more seductive, dangerous side to her character, and yet she had the audience in the palm of her hand (although partially because she was scaring them!).

 

Trickery favourite Peter Wood returned to have a nosey at our new venue and to provide some laughs as only he can. His set included the perils he faces when it comes to dating, mental breakdowns and his unfortunate attempts at stardom! A great friend of the Trickery, we are always thrilled to have him back and to get our next installment of his comedic life!

 

After stalking and begging him to come back since his Trickery debut last year, Mark James graced us with his presence again to our great delight! He combines juggling, escapology and traditional magic to provide a side-splittingly great routine. Highlights included a straight jacket escape, some very dangerous juggling and the exciting tales of a film noir-esque detective. His act had the audience in stitches and we are absolutely thrilled that we could bring him back to Aberdeen for a new audience to enjoy his talent and humour… we’ll start bugging him immediately for a Trickery return later in the year!