SA’s biggest family magic show set to take Cape Town by storm in June

In June, The College of Magic will take to the Artscape Theater stage with its biggest production in twelve years, The magic key. Our wondermakers are gearing up for a spectacular live experience full of magic, drama, comedy, juggling and a ton of fun – a “can’t miss” show running June 1-4.

A big magic show takes place in Cape Town in June

The whole family is invited to join ‘Hogwarts’ in South Africa, world renowned for creating amazing family experiences and intriguing worlds of mystery, magic and illusion over its 40 year history.

The magic key follows Ntombi, the show’s young female lead, on a quest to find her little sister. Here she faces a corridor of doors and must find the “right key, for the right door”, the magic key.

Along the way, she encounters the most incredible illusions never seen before as a cast of unexpected characters entertain, delight and inspire.

The role of Ntombi will be played by Nakhane Ntame, a 14-year-old student at the College of Magic.

Ntame, who has trained in various performance art forms such as mime, clowning and acting since the start of 2021, is eager to step into the spotlight.

“I’m so excited to share the stage with my fellow students and bring some magical fun to Cape Town audiences. At the College of Magic, we’ve worked hard to make this show as spectacular as ever and we can’t wait to give it life,” she says.

Ntame, from Blue Downs, will share the stage with a host of other students following in the footsteps of College of Magic alumni, such as board member Stuart Taylor.

Taylor brings his acting skills to the show by performing a fun and wacky scene in the show.

Taylor is probably best known to South Africans as one of the country’s most prolific magicians and comedians, as well as the presenter of SABC’s hit travel show 3, go nowhere slow.

But when this Stellenbosch University science graduate isn’t in front of the camera, he enchants local and international audiences with his headline, stand-up and magic shows.

“I started my career in the entertainment industry by pursuing magic, hoping to succeed in South Africa. Being able to see talented young and new magicians take to the stage and share their passion for the craft is always a joy. great pleasure for me,” admits Taylor.

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With an excellent track record in creating large-scale family shows, The magic key will be directed by Chad Findlay, currently art director of the College of Magic.

“The experience starts from the moment you arrive at the theater with special performances, photo ops and other “events” happening in the foyer before the show and during intermission. The Magic Key is sure to have young and old cheering loudly and believing in magic again,” says Findlay.

Tickets for this spectacular experience can be purchased through Computicket at or through Checkers and Shoprite retail stores nationwide from R149 and R165.

All COVID regulations will be strictly adhered to.

For more information on the College of Magic website:

Brian L. Hartfield