This is not a magic show

Vincent Gambini

Forget everything you know about magic and magicians. Now remember it all again.

This is not a magic show is a 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.

Please note that this performance takes place 18 & 20-22 May, across multiple venues.

Matilda Ferry (Wed 18 May), The Wardrobe Theatre (Fri 20 May), Bristol Green Studio (Sat 21 May), S.P.A.C.E. (Sun 22 May)

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

Takes apart the clockwork mechanics of wonder in ingenious style

✭✭✭✭ Fest Mag

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

For The Wardrobe Theatre, booking in advance recommended. Cash only, some tickets on the door.

Venue
The Wardrobe Theatre
Start Date
May 20, 2016
End Date
May 20, 2016
Time
9pm
Price
£12/£8
Running Time
60 mins
Age Guidance
TBC
Box Office Number
0117 987 7877
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