This Is Not A Magic Show
Forget everything you know about magic and magicians…
Now remember it all again.
This is not a magic show is a critically acclaimed performance of and about sleight-of-hand magic: its invisible mechanics, its clichés, and what it tells us about live theatre and make-believe. In a conversational yet crafted approach, Vincent Gambini presents astonishing close-up magic that invites us to question how enchantment and wonder are produced within a theatrical situation.
Possibly the first of its kind, Vincent Gambini’s This is not a magic show is part performance-lecture, part deconstructed showbiz, and part magic tricks that leave you, like, omg.
Vincent Gambini is an award-winning magician. His critically acclaimed performances have taken place across Europe, the US and South America. He combines magic with elements of theatre, performance art and spoken word, all to create new forms of deception.
☆☆☆☆ ‘This thoughtful, playful and multi-layered piece will make you question how we watch and what we see.’ The Guardian
☆☆☆☆ ‘An alternative low-key magic show… Quiet, deliberate and exceptionally controlled.’ Time Out
☆☆☆☆ ‘A gentle, cerebral show in which Gambini unpicks both his tricks and the expectations of his audience… A tightly constructed piece of performance.’ The Stage
☆☆☆☆ ‘Takes apart the clockwork mechanics of wonder in ingenious style’ Fest Mag
Age guidance: 14+
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
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Seating: This event is seated
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Masthead image: This is not a magic show © Hugo Glendinning