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Piff the Magic Dragon in Jurassic Bark – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [rating:4] Piff the Magic Dragon first came to the British public’s attention on Penn and Teller’s ITV magic show, ‘Fool Us’. While he didn’t manage to dupe the experienced tricksters, Piff certainly made an impression with his bright green costume and his sidekick, Mr Piffles, his extremely cute Chihuahua. The running story of the Jurassic Bark, Piff’s ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Doug Segal: How to Read Minds and Influence People – Gilded Balloon

Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:5] Ex-advertising executive and psychology graduate Doug Segal has been described as “Derren Brown, but funny”. This isn’t a bad comparison at all. He freely admits to using suggestion, reading of minutiae, statistics, showmanship, lying and cheating – but not magic – to achieve his effects. Nevertheless, most of his act is simply astounding. Incredibly personable, he ...

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Barry and Stuart: Show and Tell – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [rating:5] With magicians, a lot of their appeal lies in the mystique. Fantastic feats happen before your very eyes, and you go home thinking “how in the world did they do that?” Performers like Derren Brown create no illusions, beginning his act telling the audience that he possesses no psychic or magical powers whatsoever. Barry and Stuart ...

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