Friday, 1 August 2008
Cosentino: Threshold, Aug 1, 2008 **1/2
Clocktower, Moonee Ponds, Aug 1 & 2, 2008 then touring
Reviewer: Kate Herbert
Stars: 2 &1/2
By Kate Herbert
Cosentino is an ambitious, 22 year old Australian magician whose show is a peculiar mix of professional and amateur.
His illusions and card tricks are polished, his escapes from a straightjacket and a water tank are terrifying, but his too-frequent patter is repetitive, lacklustre and interrupts the magic and spectacle. The show could be half the length without it.