CharlieQuinn Magician: 'I'm Going Sleightly Mad'
Illusion & Magic / Princess Alice

"I'm going sleightly mad" is the first time CharlieQuinn will be performing as a magician at the National Arts Festival but he is no stranger to performing in Makhanda. CharlieQuinn has been part of the festival 5 times before as a drummer and musician, and this time, he takes on the National Arts Fest by storm to impress audiences of all ages with his unique talents in both magic and music. 

Performing throughout Gauteng, CharlieQuinn has mezmerised audiences with his unique skills in the art of magic. In "I'm Going Sleightly Mad", CharlieQuinn intrigues audiences with card magic, mentalism, and Rubik's cube trickery. His parlour set will entice, shock and mystify all who join...and just when you you think you've seen it all, CharlieQuinn catches you unawares with music and mayhem.


Join CharlieQuinn as he explores the multiple facets of his talents and shares his alter ego in 4 whirlwind shows during the National Arts Fest. 


Production Credits

Charles Dubber - Producer, Magician, and musician
Colin Underwood - Assistant director
Bianca Le Cornu - Graphic Designer



About the Artists

Welcome one and all to CharlieQuinn's bio!

So what would you like to know? 

I started off my entertainment career as a drummer (I still do this by the way!) but I was always intrigued by the circus and astonishing people so it made sense that the next logical move would be in that direction. 
I was dabbling in the art of juggling, learning an array of mind-boggling moves to impress anyone who would watch:


  • Mill's Mess
  • 3 Ball Shower
  • Cascade Patterns


After a while, I realised I was looking for more ... I wanted to keep people shocked and amused for longer periods of time. This is when CharlieQuinn truly came to the fore. 12 years ago, I took my first magic class (yes, it's as secret and underground as you'd ever expect - and no, I can't share the secret location with you) *wink*. All you need to know is that it started me off on a roller-coaster ride of magic. I dabbled in all types of sleight-of-hand and mentalism until I found my own "magic" so to speak. This includes cards, coins, cubes and close-up magic (Let's call it CharlieQuinn's 4 C's!)


Over the past 12 years I have performed at various events from children's parties to formal Christmas parties, as well as joined the stage with some of my favourite magicians: Brendon Peel, Li Lau, Colin Underwood, and Wolflock (to name but a few). The thing you need to know is that you'll never find me without my bag of tricks. I'm always ready to create a magical moment. It's my passion - and I'll never stop for as long as people are amazed (this should keep me going for quite some time then). 


Oh, did I mention I'm also a speed cuber?

  • Venue: Princess Alice
  • Location: Princess Alice Hall
  • Ticket price: R70.00
  • Programme type: The Fringe
  • Genre: Illusion & Magic
  • Duration: 45 min
  • Ages: ALL AGES
    • Suitable for All Ages
Princess Alice
June 25, 2024 10:00 - 10:45
Princess Alice
June 26, 2024 16:00 - 16:45
Princess Alice
June 27, 2024 18:00 - 18:45
Princess Alice
June 28, 2024 22:00 - 22:45