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.