Revealing Mysteries with Stuart Lightbody
Illusion & Magic / Princess Alice

South African Magic Champion, Stuart Lightbody, performs in this waking dream filled with both strange and delightful wonders. Each layer of mystery is peeled back to reveal an even deeper layer. What will be revealed, and what will these mysteries reveal about us all?

Catch this show before it jets off to Edinburgh Fringe. From the winner of the Overall Best Magic Award (Adelaide Fringe, 2024), the Spirit of the Fringe Ovation Award (NAFest 2019), the Theatre Award (FRINGE WORLD Festival, 2018), and the Creative Award (Prague Fringe Festival, 2014).

“You find yourself, if only for a moment, believing in magic." - Cape Times

"A flow and tumble of Marvels" - The Times

"Lightbody elevates this art to new levels" - Cape Argus

"His skill is mindblowing" - Cape Argus

"A master of misdirection" - Cape Times


Production Credits

Written and performed by Stuart Lightbody

About the Artists

Stuart Lightbody has spent over 27 years studying and sharing the art of magic.

Stuart tours his theatre shows across 3 continents. As a three time South African Magic Champion, Stuart has represented his country at the World Magic Championships in Sweden and at the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas.

He has also won numerous local and international awards, including two "Silver Ovation Awards" and a "Spirit of the Fringe Award" at the South African National Arts Festival, the Overall Best Magic Award" at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the "Creative Award" at the Prague Fringe Festival and the "Theatre Award" at the FRINGE WORLD Festival.

He spends his life pondering, practicing and performing moments that are beautifully impossible.


  • Venue: Princess Alice
  • Location: Princess Alice Hall
  • Ticket price: R100.00
  • Programme type: The Fringe
  • Genre: Illusion & Magic
  • Duration: 60 min
  • Ages: 14+
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