CHRISTMAS MAGIC: Glen Rhodes will perform three more shows at Rose City Shoppingworld.
CHRISTMAS MAGIC: Glen Rhodes will perform three more shows at Rose City Shoppingworld. Michael Nolan

Take the kids to this free Christmas magic show

IF YOU hear explosions of laughter and merriment while at Rose City Shoppingworld, there's a good chance it will be coming from one of Magic Glen's performances.

The Brisbane performer is booked for one show each day this week, taking on a Christmas theme.

Glen Rhodes said his first two performance were a hit.

"I think they've been pretty good. There have been nice groups of noisy kids,” he said.

"There is lots of fun and laughter. It's all about comedy that gets kids laughing and interacting.

"I use traditional slapstick comedy ideas that have been around for a long time - they are a guaranteed crowdpleaser.”

Today's children have an eye for detail and though they may be young, the magician said it was hard to slip anything by them.

"I have a little fake mouse that I have brought in for this time of year. I always tell the kids it's fake, because what used to happen is I'd get the mouse out and all the kids would yell, 'It's fake, it's fake',” he said.

"So now I tell the kids it's fake and now they tell me it's real.

"That mouse runs all over my body and jumps into the crowd and gets a good laugh.”

This idea of drawing the audience into the show was the key to entertaining children.

"I think it's about interaction. You can't do a show where it's all about sitting and watching someone up on stage,” MrRhodes said.

Magic Glen will perform today and tomorrow from 11am and on Friday from 10am. Each show is at the Woolworths entrance.