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Pete Firman: Marvels – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Pete Firman professes to be a student as well as a practitioner of magic. This approach gives him the chance to put his own spin on established tricks, such as the ‘dancing table’ standard, and to pay tribute to his influences. In a charming move during Marvels, Firman performs a trick attributed to his uncle who, he claims, ...

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NEWS: Edinburgh International Magic Festival to return for ninth year in May

The Edinburgh International Magic Festival returns for its ninth year over a week in spring rather than summer, running from Friday 11 to Saturday 19 May. The event will showcase some of the world’s most celebrated illusionists, proving that magic is an art form with the power to enchant, mystify, challenge and leave audiences speechless. Beginning with a Wizard World Gathering and finishing ...

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Das Fest  – Vault Festival, London

Writer: Philipp Oberlohr Director: Margot Newkirk Grambow Reviewer: Richard Maguire There’s something for everybody at this year’s Vault Festival taking place under the arches at Waterloo: theatre, comedy, cabaret, music and dance.  Unfortunately, Das Fest, a mindreading show from Austria doesn’t seem to be for anybody.  Das Fest translates as The Party, but it’s not a party you’d want to ...

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The Slightly Fat Show – Leicester Square Theatre, London

Created by: Slightly Fat Features Reviewer: Christie-Luke Jones The Slightly Fat Show is a veritable Frankenstein’s monster of comedic silliness. A fourteen-legged, knife-wielding, beer-swilling hodgepodge of the most madcap bits of The Young Ones, The Three Stooges, Monty Python, and every pantomime ever created. It’s also unerringly British. Slightly Fat Feature’s earnest and undoubtedly talented troupe are flying the flag ...

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Jamie Raven – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest Losing out to a three-legged dog in what is essentially a seaside talent show that just happens to be broadcast on television. That’s the story of Jamie Raven: a magician and illusionist who wowed audiences in the 2015 series of Britain’s Got Talent, only to be gazumped in the final by Matisse the Dog, whose owner rather ...

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Morgan and West: Parlour Tricks – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Harriet Mallion From the very second the doors open Mr Morgan and Mr West welcome you warmly into their parlour. A pair of marvellous time-travelling magicians, spectacular showmen, and certainly the “spiffing chaps” they claim to be. Parlour Tricks is a delight to audiences of all ages and truly does offer something for everyone. Rhys Morgan and Robert West lead the ...

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The Naked Magicians -Trafalgar Studios, London

Performers: Christopher Wayne &Mike Tyler Reviewer: Scott Matthewman What's the best way for a conjurer to show an audience that you've got nothing up your sleeves? One solution: lose the sleeves. Australian duo Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler promise to take the concept to its extreme, by shedding all their clothes. And while they do eventually get naked, for most ...

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Paul Dabek: Look at Me! – La Belle Angele, Edinburgh

Reviewer:Mel Duncan Paul Dabek is a seasoned Fringe favourite, and a quick audience poll taken by him during the course of the performance flags up the first timers, stumbling in to chance their arm at a PBH free fringe event; audience returning for consecutive nights, bringing friends to witness the magic man and a whole host of locals returning to ...

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