Being partial to socialism but sceptical of the opiate of the people that is the magic show, I didn't quite know what to expect from this.

Saville's set follows the whimsical notion of his transformation from a bourgeois to a socialist magician under the reluctant tutelage of Bertolt Brecht, whose ghost is represented by a rather scary dummy.

There are several funny but predictable leftist in-jokes and a few impressive tricks based around the class system and the means of production, although the chit chat accompanying them can be longwinded.

The show works best as a basic, amusing introduction to Brechtian stage techniques but is unlikely to convert any new fellow travellers.

It is, however, worth a chuckle if you're already on the journey.

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