Mason King – Mind Control
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
This is a family-friendly hour of mind reading, psychological influence and lie detecting. Mason King is friendly and approachable, which is disarming enough to make his mind-reading tricks even more impressive.
At the start of the show, King immediately connects with the audience, and this connection lasts throughout. Audience members were eager to participate throughout, and it was apparent that they were engaged and enthralled from the first. Mason King is a formidable magician with extraordinary abilities.
At times, the show seems more like an demonstration/lecture than a theatrical experience, however the mind-reading feats are genuinely impressive, and left me both baffled and entertained.