Wonderville: Magic & Cabaret ★★★★ Wonderville | Aug 9 - Oct 30, 2022


Wonderville definitely lives up to its name. London's newest cabaret has a super lineup of acts that will be regularly changing. On the evening we attended the tone was set by Fay Presto who went through the crowd and did some lovely close-up magic. The show itself was hosted by both accordionist and singer, Desmond O'Connor, and the formidable and funny, Chastity Belt. We thoroughly enjoyed Chastity's sharp repartee and loved her rendition of The Clash's "London Calling." The atmosphere and antics were also complemented by some beguiling variety acts: Abi Collins' hula-hoop skills, Snookie Mono's sword-swallowing feats, and Tara Talland's acrobatic virtuosity. But, this was a night that was all about the magic. Billy Kidd brought a fresh attitude and some excellent legerdemain to the stage, and we loved the act of mentalist, Marc Oberon. The whole audience ended up collectively scratching their heads as he effortlessly read our minds and anticipated our thoughts. The final performance by magic troupe, The Matricks, brought down the house with its sensational old vanishing illusions that had some novel contemporary twists. Look no further for a great evening out on the town. We anticipate many more nights of wonder at this terrific new addition to the London entertainment scene.

Rated: ★★★★

Reviewed by J.C.
Photo by Mark Senior.

Want to save on tickets? See our Tips page.

When, Where, Getting there:

Most Popular

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons ★★★★ Harold Pinter Theatre | Jan 18 - Mar 18, 2023

Barbara Bleier and Austin Pendleton ★★★ The Pheasantry | January 13 &14, 2023

We'll Always Have Paris ★★★★ The Mill at Sonning | Jan 19 - Mar 11, 2023

George Takei's Allegiance ★★★★ Charing Cross Theatre | Jan 7 - Apr 8, 2023

Two Billion Beats ★★★★ Orange Tree Theatre | Jan 20 - Feb 4, 2023

Newsies ★★★★ Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre | Until April 16, 2023

In the Net ★★ Jermyn Street Theatre | Jan 12 - Feb 4, 2023

On The Ropes ★★★★ Park Theatre | Jan 7 - Feb 4, 2023

The Cher Show ★★★ New Wimbledon Theatre | Jan 31 - Feb 4, 2023

Love Goddess, The Rita Hayworth Musical ★★★ The Cockpit | Nov 18 - Dec 23, 2022

The City Life Magazine | Reviews & Ratings