AWARD-WINNING mentalist and magician Brendon Peel will perform his show, Hocus Pocus, in Port Elizabeth for one night only. Peel has performed across South Africa and internationally and is looking forward to wowing audiences in the Friendly City with his unique brand of magic and mentalism – not only because he loves enthralling magic fans but because he hails from PE. “My previous show, Mysteries of the Mind, ended up being a sold-out run in the Savoy Theatre in my home town, so that is something I consider to be a career highlight,” said Peel. Presented by Magic Africa Productions and Big Mouth Entertainment, Hocus Pocus is a show filled with hard-hitting mentalism and mind-reading routines as well as more traditional magic tricks as Peel guides the audience through a variety of illusions and feats all blended together with a fun-loving and humorous approach. Born to be an entertainer, and with a strong theatrical background, Peel says you can call him a magician, a mentalist or an illusionist. “I am what is known a mentalist, which is basically a magician who focuses on performing magic of the mind,” he explains. “Designing shows that incorporate effects or illusions that have never been seen before really excites me,” he continues. “In magic, it is beautiful when you can suspend someone’s reality even if it is for just a fleeting moment.” Named by critics as one of the top performers in his field, Peel is guaranteed to engage, entertain and blow the minds of everyone in the audience with a show which is fun and engaging for the whole family – the perfect night out. Hocus Pocus will be performed on Saturday at the Protea Hotel by Marriott, Port Elizabeth Marine at 20:00. Tickets are available from Computicket.