New TV series aims to showcase talents of Cape Town’s young magicians: Impossible – the magic and magicians of Cape Town- April 19 to July 26, 2023, screening on the free-to-air Cape Town TV and also on DSTV channel 263
|Impossible – the magic and magicians of Cape Town |
When: April 19 to July 26, 2023- every 2nd Wednesday
Time: 5pm on Wednesday evenings
Repeats: Each episode will be repeated on the Thursday at 9am
Duration of each episode: Two parts of about eight minutes each- about 16/17 minutes
Platforms: Youth programme Ekse free-to-air (Cape Town area) and available on DSTV channel 263
Producers: Cape Town TV and Alexander May
Alexander May and Sinethemba Bawuti are co-hosting Impossible – the magic and magicians of Cape Town, an exciting new TV series mini-series, with eight episodes, from April 19 to July 26, 2023. The series is going out on Cape Town TV, during its Ekse youth programme. Cape Town TV is free-to-air in the greater Cape Town area. The show may also be accessed on DSTV channel 263. So if one lives in Cape Town, one does not need to be a DSTV subscriber. The first episode will be broadcast on Wednesday, April 19 and then is on every 2nd Wednesday- ie fortnightly. If you miss the episodes on Wednesday nights, there will be a repeat, on the next day (ie the Thursdays) at 9am.
Impossible – the magic and magicians of Cape Town, was conceptualised by Alexander May, to showcase the awesome talents as to showcase the talents of new/young magicians’ talents. May says: “I saw people like magic champ, Anja Steyn and others and how successful they are, but not many people outside the magic world know about them. I wanted to create a show where they can show their skills off. It’s not the first magic series on the channel, but it’s the first of this kind.” Anja Steyn, a student at the College of Magic is the guest performer, featured in the first episode. She received double accolades at the International Brotherhood of Magicians Convention in Atlanta, USA, 2022. She won the Youth Stage AND Close-up Competitions. May adds: “In the first episode, on April 19, that will air on Wednesday she does an extremely entertaining routine with cups and balls, but one can see how polished she is, it’s just very entertaining to watch.”
It is hoped that the series will give viewers insights into the talents and skills of Cape Town’s up-and-coming magicians- with the hosts Alexander May and Sinethemba Bawuti, giving “viewers a glimpse into the world of magic.”
Impossible – the magic and magicians of Cape Town is a co-production between Cape Town TV and Alexander May and will be broadcast fortnightly during the youth programme Ekse on the channel. To re-iterate, one does not need DSTV to access the channel, from the greater Cape Town area. The show may also be accessed on DSTV channel 263. Info as supplied:
About Alexander May and Sinethemba Bawuti
Alexander May is one of the most established South African magicians, who started his career in the late 1990s, and over the years, has performed at numerous events in South Africa and abroad. He has also won several awards for his craft, including the Daelin Trophy in 2013 and 2022. His co-host for the show, Sinethemba Bawuti, is a graduate of the College of Magic and currently on their teaching staff. He has performed in various countries and television channels around the world and was just recently the subject of a short documentary on an Austrian TV channel.
Format of Impossible
“Impossible” will feature eight young and up-and-coming magicians from Cape Town, who have been selected from a pool of talented magicians from the city. Many of the guests will be students or graduates of The College of Magic in Claremont who have achieved successes in the world of magic. Alexander May believes that their passion and talents deserve to be displayed to the public as well, and at the same time offer viewers high-quality entertainment. Each episode will have one of the young magicians as they perform their unique brand of magic for the viewers, as well as performances by the hosts. Each episode, consists of two parts of about eight minutes each, so in total about 16/17 minutes.
No need for DSTV if you are watching the series in Cape Town
Cape Town TV is a free-to-air channel and can also be found on DSTV channel 263. Cape Town TV available in the greater Cape Town area– ie one does not need DSTV. Outside of the Cape Town, one needs access to DSTV, to watch. The first episode Impossible – the magic and magicians of Cape Town will be broadcast on April 19, 2023 during the Ekse youth programme, starting at 5pm.
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