Review: Cath Jamison’s Conjure Woman
Cath Jamison is a self-professed ‘big kid’ at heart when she performs, a description that fits her one-woman magic show Conjure Woman to a T. She flounced around the performance space with seemingly boundless energy, pulling strangers from their seats to serve as assistants for her mind games. While her sleight of hand isn’t always as slight as she may wish, and her connection with the volunteers not strong enough to wow the audience at all instances, she owns the stage in a way that is rare to see.
When she lands a trick though, she lands it out of nowhere. It really is mind-boggling to think of how she manages to achieve such entertaining feats of trickery. Her charismatic way of teasing the volunteers makes her an endearing performer. This as well as her quick-wit, ability to interact with her audience and play off the room when things don’t work out makes her an excellent performer.
If Cath Jamison has a show near you, it’s worth going to see. Unfortunately Conjure Woman was only on for a short time at the Melbourne Magic Festival and has already finished, but Cath isn’t going anywhere soon. She’s a performer worth keeping an eye on for the future.