Mason King – Game of Chance

Mason King – Game of Chance

Following a successful Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2016, mind control artist Mason King returns for another audience interactive journey into the inner depths of the human mind. Demonstrations of psychological influence, the art of lie detection and direct mind reading magic will leave us questioning: do we control our own thoughts? Do we control our own decisions? And above all, can we control our own luck? 

Strangers: Mindreader

Strangers: Mindreader

There is a man who reads minds and predicts the future. How he does this remains a mystery to most. His explanation is bizarre, but is it all lies and trickery? Or is it stranger than you could possibly imagine? Returning to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe after two successful previous years, director and multi award-winning magician Joe Strickland presents a show that uniquely blends magic with storytelling... 

Strangers: Pairs

Strangers: Pairs

Survivors on a desert island, siblings in their mother’s attic, magicians preparing a new show. These pairs tell three stories interwoven with magic and illusion to create an audience experience like no other... 

The New I Hate Children Children's Show

The New I Hate Children Children's Show

You love the I Hate Children Children's Show but you want the new new, and who can blame you? Not us... We're Americans, we know all about new and improved. So treat yourself. Treat your kids... 

The I Hate Children Children's Show

The I Hate Children Children's Show

Same deal as last year. Champagne for mums as each child is personally insulted by a fat American. Every kid helps with a trick on stage. After the show check out the online photos starring your kids at IHateChildren... 

Mr. Swallow and the Vanishing Elephant

Mr. Swallow and the Vanishing Elephant

Following the five-star, sell-out success of Houdini, Nick Mohammed's alter ego Mr. Swallow is back with another hour of magic, music and elephants. 'Breathtaking' ***** (Guardian)... 

Ben Hanlin: 50

Ben Hanlin: 50

TV magician Ben Hanlin returns to Edinburgh with his brand-new show. Ben has searched the globe and the history books to find the 50 best magic tricks ever performed. He's added his own cheeky spin and presents them in this fast-paced magic show! Ben's warm and fun personality have made him a regular TV face, appearing in his own ITV2 show, Tricked, Celebrity Juice, Live at the Palladium and many more... 

Pete Firman – Marvels

Pete Firman – Marvels

'The UK's leading comedy magician' (Time Out) returns to the Fringe with an astonishing new show. As seen on ITV1's Tonight at the London Palladium, The Next Great Magician, BBC One's The John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme... 

Colin Cloud: Psycho(logical)

Colin Cloud: Psycho(logical)

Cloud's astounding deductions and outrageous stunts have stunned audiences worldwide. Psycho(logical) is a thrill ride where your thoughts and imaginations will guide and mislead you before ultimately revealing the truth... 

Paul Dabek – Encore!

Paul Dabek – Encore!

Dabek is an old-school showman; his banter is honed to a bleeding edge and you can easily imagine him holding forth on classic Saturday night TV, perhaps as a guest on The Paul Daniels Magic Show or The Royal Variety Performance... 

Piff the Magic Dragon: The Road to Piffland

Piff the Magic Dragon: The Road to Piffland

Piff returns to Edinburgh with new jokes, new tricks and the same dog (at time of printing). After extending his Las Vegas residency into 2018 (yep, really), Piff is celebrating with a World Tour... 

Velvet Evening Séance

Velvet Evening Séance

As we enter the shadowy theatre of Assembly Hall we see an imposing set of gallows upon which a young man sits shackled as a lone pianist plays quiet discordant music. It's a suitably atmospheric and haunting set up for a show that revels in the aesthetic of late Victorian mysticism and magic, and the start of a fabulously creepy and slick new play... 

Strangers: A Magic Play II

Strangers: A Magic Play II

A homeless person, a gambling addict, a political preacher, a television presenter. Four seemingly separate stories interwoven with magic and illusion to create an audience experience like no other... 

I Can Read Your Mind – Free

I Can Read Your Mind – Free

Irish mind reader Tomas McCabe is back with a new show for 2017! Following a hugely successful tour of Ireland, Tomas is bringing his abilities across the sea to the Edinburgh Fringe! Full of audience participation, Tomas will show you live how he can control the decisions we make, how he learnt to detect lies from prisoners and how strong our intuition is through a dangerous game of Russian Roulette! You'll be laughing out loud and gasping with amazement all the way to the jaw-dropping finale!  

Big Fringe Magic Gala

Big Fringe Magic Gala

Edinburgh Fringe's biggest and best mixed bill magic night! The best illusion, magic and cabaret acts from the Fringe have assembled for one night only at Gilded Balloon's biggest venue... 

The Naked Magicians

The Naked Magicians

I think a naked magic show is a brilliant idea; two magicians with no way to hide anything up their sleeves, in their pockets (or anywhere else) amazing us with their skill at sleight of hand... 

David Narayan: The Psychic Project

David Narayan: The Psychic Project

A mind reading show based on the true story of America's psychic spies. In 1972, the Cold War took an unusual turn. Concerned by Russia’s investment in mind control, the CIA began a secret project to train civilians as psychic spies: stealing secrets, manipulating memories and finding out if thoughts can kill... 

Aaron Calvert: Awaken

Aaron Calvert: Awaken

'Jaw-dropping entertainment from a modern day wizard' ***** (Telegraph). Following a sensational 2016 sell-out debut, Aaron Calvert returns with more astounding mind reading and fascinating hypnotic feats in his brand-new show Awaken... 

Peter Antoniou – Happy Medium

Peter Antoniou – Happy Medium

If you could ask a psychic a question what would it be? Direct from London’s West End, award-winning '"psychic" comedian Peter Antoniou brings his unique skills to peer inside your head, fondle your frontal lobe and tickle your funny bone... 

A Case of Wonders by Sam Fitton

A Case of Wonders by Sam Fitton

A theatrical twist on the traditional magic show, A Case of Wonders combines magic, comedy and special effects in its Edinburgh Fringe debut promising to be something out of the ordinary... 

The Magic Wand With Three(!) Ends

The Magic Wand With Three(!) Ends

René knows how to keep kids entertained whilst giving adults a good laugh too. There’s plenty of opportunity to come up and assist. René’s visual bits of business keep them laughing out loud and occupied... 

René Mazing: (Dis)Appearing Nightly

René Mazing: (Dis)Appearing Nightly

René was raised in London and returned to Germany in 1996... for the humour. In his Edinburgh debut, he’ll be presenting amazing illusions combined with a dry wit seldom encountered among Germans... 

Chris Dugdale: Up Close!

Chris Dugdale: Up Close!

Chris Dugdale is a master of the art of sleight of hand and, even when encouraging the audience to closely watch his every move he manages to repeatedly stun them with his apparent ability to teleport cards and other items from one place to another... 

#Magical Mystery Walking Tour of the Fringe

#Magical Mystery Walking Tour of the Fringe

A light-hearted unofficial free walking tour of the Fringe, meeting outside Burgers and Beer Grillhouse at 10:30 – ending in a 15-20 professional magic show in The Newsroom on Leith Street... 

Jerry Sadowitz: Comedian, Magician, Psychopath!

Jerry Sadowitz: Comedian, Magician, Psychopath!

Jerry Sadowitz - comedian, magician, and all round scary man is back! With his unique combination of comedy, absolute hatred, and card tricks, every moment is guaranteed to make you feel better about yourself as he bangs on about some pish or other... 

Craig: Deception

Craig: Deception

In a dark, sweaty room on an unusually warm Edinburgh summer day, the odds are already stacked against any act trying to hold an audience’s attention. Today, with polite banter, charmingly fun anecdotes and some deceptively simple tricks, Craig Stephenson does exactly that... 

And For My Next Trick

And For My Next Trick

It’s a fair statement to make that there are both straight-up sceptics and those who actively try to believe when it comes to magic, but the fact still remains that an audience for any show – no matter their magical persuasion – wants to be entertained... 

Tom Binns is Ian D Montfort: Ian Talk Three

Tom Binns is Ian D Montfort: Ian Talk Three

Ian D Monfort communicates with many famous figures who have passed to the other side. Among them is Steve Jobs, of Apple fame. Following his correspondent’s example, who modernised the humble phone by making it an iPhone, spiritual medium Montfort wants to modernise what we call rationality, making it… well, you get the joke... 

Ben Dali: Take a Trance on Me

Ben Dali: Take a Trance on Me

After amazing audiences for two years with groundbreaking Strictly Come Trancing, the Fringe’s first and best hypnotist returns with a brand-new hypnotic experience. Take a Trance on Me invites audience volunteers to be hypnotised live on stage, before re-enacting a range of hilarious hypnosis sketches inspired by the madcap world of Edinburgh Festival Fringe... 

Ben Hart: Belief?

Ben Hart: Belief?

Ben Hart opens his hour-long show with a simple but beautiful magic trick that has a playful story attached. He’s confident, charming and has a wry smile that lets you know that he’s never going to be too serious and immediately makes you feel safe in his hands... 

Colin Cloud: Dare

Colin Cloud: Dare

The Fringe is full of mind readers but Colin Cloud’s framing device of presenting his skills as deduction and manipulation creates a whole different feel.It’s a sell-out crowd in Pleasance Grand and the majority seem already convinced from his first moments on stage that, even though this isn’t magic, his abilities transcend normal human reach... 

Aaron Calvert: Awaken

Aaron Calvert: Awaken

Suave, debonair and immaculately presented, Aaron Calvert has the audience entranced from the opening seconds of his new show, Awaken. Calvert’s blend of magic and hypnosis contains moments that made me gasp, and it certainly has that most important mark of a good performance – I am still thinking about it... 

The Potter Trail

The Potter Trail

Edinburgh is the greatest place a Harry Potter fan can visit if they’re looking to immerse themselves in an environment that feels authentically wizarding. With Edinburgh’s magical history and the intrigue of the Old Town’s wynds and closes, it’s not hard to see where J... 

The I Hate Children Children's Show

The I Hate Children Children's Show

Magician Paul Nathan returns to Edinburgh once more with The I Hate Children Children's Show for an hour of interactive magic, name-calling and the occasional glass of champagne.The show has been a staple of the Edinburgh Fringe for many years and it’s clear to see why... 

Morgan & West: Return of the Time-Travelling Magicians

Morgan & West: Return of the Time-Travelling Magicians

I’m guilty of being a magic sceptic. The scale of the trick has to be so awe-inspiring that I’m left stupefied for months before I will give it any kudos. What makes Morgan & West unique is their ability to considerately intertwine humour and magic and it is this, and not the tricks alone, that creates the real magic... 

Ben Dali: Take a Trance on Me

Ben Dali: Take a Trance on Me

After amazing audiences for two years with groundbreaking Strictly Come Trancing, the Fringe’s first and best hypnotist returns with a brand-new hypnotic experience. Take a Trance on Me invites audience volunteers to be hypnotised live on stage, before re-enacting a range of hilarious hypnosis sketches inspired by the madcap world of Edinburgh Festival Fringe... 

Ava Beaux: The Mysterious Tales of Poe

Ava Beaux: The Mysterious Tales of Poe

Enter the unsettling mind of Edgar Allan Poe. Follow Ava into a web of Gothic stories, revealed through extraordinary magic. Behold the crew of a phantasmal ship, encounter the uninvited guest bringing pestilence to the party, and listen to the uncanny beating of a deceased heart... 

Caspar Thomas: More Magic and Mentalism

Caspar Thomas: More Magic and Mentalism

Following his successful runs at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringes 2015 and 2016, Caspar returns to Edinburgh to perform more new and classic (invented by some of the greatest magicians of the last 120 years) close-up, interactive, before your very eyes sleight of hand magic and mentalism... 

A Case of Wonders by Sam Fitton

A Case of Wonders by Sam Fitton

A theatrical twist on the traditional magic show, A Case of Wonders combines magic, comedy and special effects in its Edinburgh Fringe debut promising to be something out of the ordinary... 

Chris Cook: Control

Chris Cook: Control

‘An absolute master of his stage and a reminder of how cool magic is’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘Cheeky magician with the slickness of a stand-up’ **** (Stage). **** (ThreeWeeks)... 

Callum McClure: Deception

Callum McClure: Deception

The multi award-winning magician Callum McClure, with a unique blend of robotics and magic, will amaze and amuse. Combining classic magic with a modern and technological twist, this brand new show is magic as you have never seen before... 

Lee Hathaway: The MagDaddy – Free

Lee Hathaway: The MagDaddy – Free

The man who fooled Penn & Teller hits the Edinburgh Festival to assert himself as the pimp among magicians – or so he thinks! With over 20 years of experience as a professional magician, TV talent shows, the Youtube generation and media-whore celebrities are in all the firing line as Lee lets rip on the state of magic in the UK today and lets you in on some of the real secrets behind the façade... 

Ada Campe and the Psychic Duck

Ada Campe and the Psychic Duck

Variety! Comedy! Magic! A Psychic Duck! Join Ada Campe for a show about spirit waterfowl, wonderful women and a fairground mystery that occured on the Welsh coast many moons ago… ‘Resembles an unhinged super-villain’ (DIVA)... 

Luke Closely: Mugician

Luke Closely: Mugician

Magic. Live music. Comedy. Scottish. Luke brings you his new show, combining music and magic: classy swinging piano, rhythmic guitar, and mind blowing, modern sleight of hand magic... 

Stunt Magician – Danger Dave Reubens

Stunt Magician – Danger Dave Reubens

Back with a brand new show, Danger Dave Reubens takes you on a crash course in daredevil antics, jaw-dropping magic and bizarre comedy. Your adrenaline fuelled host offers up exciting surprises and laughs accompanied with moments of edge-of-your-seat peril and an epic soundtrack... 

The House Always Wins!

The House Always Wins!

Returning to the Fringe, Stephen invites you to enter the world of the hustler and enjoy an evening of card tricks, cheats and scams in this intimate and interactive show. Experience the magic in front of your eyes as you discover why we can all be fooled... 

Ben Dali: Take a Trance on Me

Ben Dali: Take a Trance on Me

After amazing audiences for two years with groundbreaking Strictly Come Trancing, the Fringe’s first and best hypnotist returns with a brand-new hypnotic experience. Take a Trance on Me invites audience volunteers to be hypnotised live on stage, before re-enacting a range of hilarious hypnosis sketches inspired by the madcap world of Edinburgh Festival Fringe... 

Magic and Mayhem: Magic That Isn't Shit!

Magic and Mayhem: Magic That Isn't Shit!

Come join us for an afternoon of amazing stunts, mind reading, stand-up comedy and magic that isn't shit! 'The Detective' Ben Cardall (Sherlockian) will reveal your inner thoughts and the contents of your pocket and 'The Comedian' Phil Knoxville (SCIN) is the stand-up magician with the twisted skills to pay the bills and a fully fledged licence to rock. 

The New Maths Magic Show

The New Maths Magic Show

The sequel to last year’s full house show. Experience and learn new mathematical magic tricks. Jason Davison, a Mathemagician, is on a quest to help you appreciate maths in a whole new way... 

Griffin and Jones: Homemade Miracles

Griffin and Jones: Homemade Miracles

The Pioneers of Slapdash Magic are back for a third year at the Fringe, with a brand new show! Expect illusions, death-defying stunts and magical life hacks, all from the jumbled, confused minds of your favourite professional idiots... 

Breaking the Magicians' Code With Kane & Abel

Breaking the Magicians' Code With Kane & Abel

Following last year's smash-hit, these anarchic twin tricksters return to break more rules of the Magicians' Code of Conduct. Codes set to be broken include never reveal how a trick is done, never perform with liquids, never perform anything dangerous, never perform with animals, never perform when people are eating, never order 10,000 t-shirts to promote your show and never recreate your birth through the art of escapology... 

#Dave: Literally the Best Magician

#Dave: Literally the Best Magician

Twelve full-house Edinburgh Fringe runs. Two national tours. One TV special. Arrive early to avoid crushing disappointment. ‘Ninja Wizard’ ***** (ThreeWeeks). ‘Completely f*cking awesome' **** (Skinny)... 

The Amazing Guy Show!

The Amazing Guy Show!

Thom Peterson is The Amazing Guy! A one-man flash mob of magic and comedy. Join him as he turns your Fringe experience into a slumber party of fun and mystery. Grab a drink, grab a friend and grab a seat for magic that will blow your hair back, and comedy that’s illegal in five states (or at least… frowned upon)... 

The Magic Circus

The Magic Circus

Roll up, roll up, Magic Den presents the Magic Circus, an exciting, fun, fast-paced and colourful magic show suitable for all the family. Everyone from 4-94 is sure to love The Magic Circus... 

Caspar Thomas: More Magic and Mentalism

Caspar Thomas: More Magic and Mentalism

Following his successful runs at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringes 2015 and 2016, Caspar returns to Edinburgh to perform more new and classic (invented by some of the greatest magicians of the last 120 years) close-up, interactive, before your very eyes sleight of hand magic and mentalism... 

The Card Players With Kane & Abel

The Card Players With Kane & Abel

Comedy conjurors Kane & Abel invite you to join them for an evening of close-up magic, comedy and silly stunts. This show promises to be the most intimate magic show at this year’s Fringe, allowing you to watch the magic at close quarters... 

Gary Dunn Presents Monkey Magic

Gary Dunn Presents Monkey Magic

Gary Dunn is back! Monkey Magic, is his second show at the Edinburgh Fringe and it’s bigger, badder, and even more bananas than the first! With his trusty sidekick Chico the Monkey, Gary will have you gasping with amazement and laughing so much, you may wee yourself! Sixty minutes of slapstick and magic for the whole family - what’s not to enjoy? ‘An absolute must see show!’ (Primary Times)... 

Wonders at Dusk

Wonders at Dusk

At the top of a chandelier-lit staircase, illusionist Scott Silven awaits. Join him in the stunning surroundings of The Dome, one of Edinburgh's most iconic and breathtaking buildings, as he orchestrates an awe-inspiring evening of mind reading and illusion... 

MoMentum: A Motivational Mind Reading Experience

MoMentum: A Motivational Mind Reading Experience

Experience the power of a live motivational mind reading show! Combining techniques used by motivational speakers, magicians, and stage mind readers, Phil Ainsworth is The MoMentalist; inspiring and encouraging audiences to live in the MoMent... 

Strangers: A Magic Play II

Strangers: A Magic Play II

A homeless person, a gambling addict, a political preacher, a television presenter. Four seemingly separate stories interwoven with magic and illusion to create an audience experience like no other... 

Snap

Snap

'The best magic show in 2016 Edinburgh Fringe' (BroadwayWorld.com) and Best Production at Asian Arts Award 2016. The world's greatest illusion artists from Korea bring you an astounding, enchanting experience of a lifetime... 

Rodney's Really #Good Family Show

Rodney's Really #Good Family Show

With over 10 million video views online, internet sensation Rodney delivers a one-hour extravaganza filled with silly one-liners, magic, props and music. Fun for all the family! 

The Amazing Bubble Man

The Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he has sold out there for the last 10 years... 

Tony Roberts: Late Nite Ace High

Tony Roberts: Late Nite Ace High

Tony Roberts is back, he’s loose and ready to blow your mind with cheeky, salacious stand-up, songs, stories and crafty card manipulation. Nominated: Best Cabaret Brighton Fringe 2015, Sold Out Adelaide Fringe 2016 ‘continuous stream of extremely funny stories... 

Amazing Magic Christopher – Family Magic Show!

Amazing Magic Christopher – Family Magic Show!

Amazing Magic Christopher presents fun at the Fringe – Family Magic Show! The show features magic, balloon modelling, Barney the Puppet Bird and lots and lots of audience participation and fun... 

Magic Travel With Hello Potter and Uno

Magic Travel With Hello Potter and Uno

Do you want to watch the best family show? You have to come and see this! Magic, balloon twisting, hand shadows, comedy... All that and much more in Magic Travel with performers Hello Potter and Uno... 

Rodney's Really #Good Family Show

Rodney's Really #Good Family Show

With over 10 million video views online, internet sensation Rodney delivers a one-hour extravaganza filled with silly one-liners, magic, props and music. Fun for all the family! 

Peter & Bambi Heaven: When Love Becomes Magic

Peter & Bambi Heaven: When Love Becomes Magic

'Love is a battlefield' (Pat Benatar). Australia's best high energy dancing magicians, Peter & Bambi Heaven are back, spraying love and magic on everything and everyone they touch. ‘The laughter was deafening’ **** (Advertiser, Adelaide)... 

Kevin Quantum: Anti-Gravity

Kevin Quantum: Anti-Gravity

Following award-winning sell-out performances in Edinburgh and Adelaide, Kevin returns with a brand-new show. Enter a space where the rules of gravity are bent and broken... Impossible illusions and levitations brought to you by the magician-scientist hybrid tutored by Penn & Teller... 

Morgan & West: More Magic for Kids!

Morgan & West: More Magic for Kids!

Bigger, bolder and more brilliant than before! Time travelling magicians Morgan & West return to the stage with a brand-new marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the young, old and everyone in-between! Expect the unexpected, believe the unbelievable, but do not dare miss the unmissable Morgan and West! As seen on The Next Great Magician (ITV), Penn & Teller: Fool Us (ITV) and The Slammer (CBBC)... 

Ben Dali: Take a Trance on Me

Ben Dali: Take a Trance on Me

After amazing audiences for two years with groundbreaking Strictly Come Trancing, the Fringe’s first and best hypnotist returns with a brand-new hypnotic experience. Take a Trance on Me invites audience volunteers to be hypnotised live on stage, before re-enacting a range of hilarious hypnosis sketches inspired by the madcap world of Edinburgh Festival Fringe... 

BARRERA

BARRERA

Barrera is what a clown AA meeting would look like. Two heartbroken clowns have lost their best friend – a red balloon – in a bang. Being a clown is not easy. Even when grieving, you are expected to be funny... 

Jerry Sadowitz + Card Tricks

Jerry Sadowitz + Card Tricks

Taking time out of his busy schedule of swearing and screaming, Sadowitz will, for two nights, do card tricks with even less entertainment value. Can you afford to miss it?! Jerry Sadowitz is best known as the most offensive stand-up comedian in the world, but he is also one of the best close-up magicians, inventing tricks and presentations that other better-known magicians incorporate in their acts... 

Séance

Séance

The exclusive and intimate event returns to Brighton after its 2013-16 sell-out Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe runs. Twelve guests join Peter Antoniou for a thrilling and shocking adventure into the world of spirit contact... 

Griffin and Jones: Slapdash Magic

Griffin and Jones: Slapdash Magic

Griffin and Jones – the self-proclaimed Ant & Dec of this comedy price range – delivered an action-packed hour of illusions, stunts and magical life hacks. We learned how to store endless quantities of white powder in small plastic bags, what not to do with household bleach and how to smuggle a straitjacket through customs... 

Tony Roberts: Card Magic & More For Kids!

Tony Roberts: Card Magic & More For Kids!

Join Covent Garden’s cheekiest street performer, award-winning magician Tony Roberts for mind-blowing card magic and more! There’ll be laughs, mayhem and classic conjuring for kids and parents... 

Escape: A Magic Show

Escape: A Magic Show

Escape the mundane and the everyday and see the world through the eyes of a magician. Luke Robson takes you on a journey back in time, featuring escapes throughout history. Including curious characters such as Mackenzie, the man who played cards with the Devil himself; Jack Sheppard, the 18th century jail-breaker, and the legendary Houdini, who escaped from more than just his straitjacket... 

Peter Antoniou: 'Psychic' Comedian

Peter Antoniou: 'Psychic' Comedian

If you could ask a psychic a question what would it be? Fresh off his sell-out international tour, and with sell-out runs in London's West End, let 'Psychic' comedian Peter Antoniou peer inside your head, fondle your frontal lobe, and tickle your funny bone... 

Tony Roberts: Card Magic

Tony Roberts: Card Magic

Exceptionally clean tricks with wickedly naughty jokes from this award-winning magician. Tony's iconic storytelling style belies his deft sleight of hand, producing baffling illusions while charming his audience with laughter... 

Poet of the Impossible

Poet of the Impossible

Not just a magician but a 'poet of the impossible', Scots-Italian conjurer and writer, Lorenzo 'Renz' Novani, weaves verbal wizardry and magic into 50 thought provoking and wonder-filled minutes that offer a glimpse of the magicians secretive mind, take you on a journey into magic’s mysterious past, and most importantly, present impossibilities that defy explanation and gravity... 

The Singing Hypnotist: Christopher Green

The Singing Hypnotist: Christopher Green

The Singing Hypnotist will change your life. He uses songs to heal, transform and put you under. It’s a combination of clinical hypnotherapy, stage hypnosis, original music and good old fashioned showbiz... 

Man of a 1000 Farces

Man of a 1000 Farces

Prepare for a schlock'n'roll explosion of magic, sideshow, physical comedy and a new high in lowbrow. Let this international man of misery take you on a psychedelic freak-out. "A marvellous routine, a brilliant magician" (Nicholas Parsons). 

Fried Mind Show: David Terrence

Fried Mind Show: David Terrence

A light-hearted mind-reading show with amazing and impossible mind stunts! No dead relatives will be contacted throughout the evening, however they may be interrupted with the laughter as the show is peppered with comical moments... 

A Bit of Magic with Stu & Friends

A Bit of Magic with Stu & Friends

Bringing together the best comedy, magic and cabaret acts at Brighton Fringe, following last year’s sell out shows, comedy magician Stu Turner hosts a smorgasbord of variety. London based Stu's offbeat act is sometimes silly, sometimes surreal, but always baffling and highly entertaining... 

SESKA: Fruit Salad!

SESKA: Fruit Salad!

When SESKA comes to town, kids laugh out loud, dads f*rt out loud and mums faint at his feet! This show contains magic, mayhem, and happiness! Sold out the past 3 years. Nominated Best Family Show 2015... 

Caspar Thomas: More Magic & Mentalism

Caspar Thomas: More Magic & Mentalism

Following successful runs at Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe 2015 and 2016, Caspar returns to Brighton to perform more close-up, interactive, before-your-very-eyes sleight of hand magic and mentalism... 

MoMentum: A Motivational Mind-Reading Experience

MoMentum: A Motivational Mind-Reading Experience

Experience the power of a live motivational mind-reading show! Combining techniques used by motivational speakers, magicians, and stage mind-readers, Phil Ainsworth is 'The MoMentalist'; inspiring and encouraging audiences to live in the MoMent... 

Talking to the Dead

Talking to the Dead

Is it possible to communicate with the dead? Magicians Griffin and Jones intend to find out. Using techniques from Victorian seance rooms, they invite you to join them in an unforgettable journey into the unknown... 

JJ and the Dancing Stick

JJ and the Dancing Stick

JJ dances to create fascinating and mysterious illusions using magic stick levitation. Three different dancing sticks with short and long strings and lights, or... just sticks which rise, fall and float apparently defying gravity... 

Mr Swallow – Houdini

Mr Swallow – Houdini

It’s not every day you find yourself leaning forward on your seat due to the sheer suspense of a show. Looking across, the tension has caught everybody in the same way: people are straining their necks to get the best view... 

Illuncheon: A Picnic of Tricks!

Illuncheon: A Picnic of Tricks!

Sorcery and sandwiches! Trickery and tea! Bewitchery and banter! The man with the world's only degree in magic serves up a feast for family fascination. And with perfect manners too! Owen Lean graduated in 2006 with the world's first degree in street magic... 

Magic and Mayhem

Magic and Mayhem

Come join us for an afternoon of amazing stunts, mind reading, stand-up comedy and magic that isn’t shit! 'The Empathist' Ian Harvey Stone (The Devil Without) will open your mind and tickle your funny bones, 'The Detective' Ben Cardall (Sherlockian) will reveal your inner thoughts and the contents of your pocket and 'The Comedian' Phil Knoxville (SCIN) is the stand-up magician with the twisted skills to pay the bills and a fully fledged licence to rock. 

Aaron Calvert: Mind Games

Aaron Calvert: Mind Games

Where a show like Mind Games has to shine is in the mind reading and Aaron Calvert has chosen some lovely tricks that suitably stun the participants onstage and the audience alike. Like most of the new slate of mind reader acts, Calvert doesn’t claim to have psychic abilities; rather he refers to psychology, body language and emotional cues... 

Pete Firman – TriX

Pete Firman – TriX

Pete Firman’s tenth Edinburgh Fringe show has a short prelude: a montage of the posters of his previous nine shows. This is a nice touch, to remind you that you are in the hands of probably the most prolific comedy-magician there is at the moment... 

Paul Dabek – Look at Me!

Paul Dabek – Look at Me!

Paul Dabek is back in the spotlight at the Free Fringe and, without giving anything away; this is man who really knows how to make the most of a spotlight.Dabek is a confident and accomplished magician... 

Steele Edge: Martial Arts Illusion Show

Steele Edge: Martial Arts Illusion Show

Steele Edge: Martial Arts Illusion Show bills itself as “a dynamic fusion of physical excitement and visual wonder” but it’s more of a bizarre fusion of vague ‘oriental’ stereotypes, slow motion fight scenes and mediocre magic... 

Ben Hanlin: Trickhead

Ben Hanlin: Trickhead

At the end of Trickhead, Ben Hanlin asks the audience to tell everyone about the show but not to spoil the tricks. That’s going to make this a hard show to review as all I can really say about Ben Hanlin apart from his skills as a magician is that he’s a charming, funny and witty chap to spend an hour with... 

Mind Power and Magic

Mind Power and Magic

There is a myth that we use only 10% of our brains, and while this is not true, there is no doubt that a trained mind can perform tasks that ordinary people may find miraculous. In his 25th Fringe, Edinburgh magician Ian Kendall will be demonstrating feats of mental agility that will boggle the mind, bamboozle the brain and leave you wondering whether there are any practical applications for this particular skill set (spoiler alert: no, not really)... 

Strictly Come Trancing

Strictly Come Trancing

Ben Dali’s Strictly Come Trancing has a flashy presentation as he enters to Eye Of The Tiger in a glittering jacket and pop-star headset. Dali has a good sense of humour and immediately connects with his audience; explaining what hypnosis is and, crucially, that it doesn’t work on everyone... 

Revolution in the Magic Square

Revolution in the Magic Square

Ian Saville has just become the President of the Magic Square; his election is a surprise, and proves divisive to every faction of the magic society. As a socialist magician, he believes that he can inspire the masses, yet he is beset by rebellious members in his own ranks... 

SNAP

SNAP

Snap is an incredible display of the very best magic performance that South Korea has to offer. The cast of eight magicians represent a diverse range of magical skills and Casa Kim directs the whole show with panache... 

The Maths Magic Show

The Maths Magic Show

Experience and learn mathematical magic tricks. Jason Davison is a magician and a mathematician on a quest to help you appreciate maths in a whole new way. Learn to read minds, make predictions and avoid phone damage all with the power of mathemagics... 

Wonders at Dusk

Wonders at Dusk

It would be hard to imagine a more appropriate setting for an evening of magic and illusion than this. As the sun sets, you enter The Dome, take in the grandeur of the entrance hall and await the call to ascend the golden staircase... 

Mason King – Mind Control

Mason King – Mind Control

Mason King’s Mind Control mixes card tricks, deception and mind-reading into just under an hour of delving into the human psyche.King’s speciality, as you might have guessed, is mind-reading... 

Seance

Seance

The exclusive and intimate event returns to Edinburgh after its 2013-15 sell-out Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe runs. Twelve guests join Peter Antoniou for a thrilling and shocking adventure into the world of spirit contact... 

Laughs With Tricks – Free

Laughs With Tricks – Free

Will the guys be out of bed in time for their lunchtime show? You bet they will. With Phil's hilarious and quick-witted stand-up; and Stu's brilliantly baffling comedy magic, you're in for a cracking hour of lunchtime fun... 

Strictly Come Trancing

Strictly Come Trancing

Strictly Come Trancing, the only hypnosis cabaret show at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 returns bigger and better than ever. Featuring unbelievable, exclusive hypnotic sketches rooted in contemporary pop culture, you're guaranteed to never forget what you witness, whether you're in the audience or on stage... 

The Naked Magicians

The Naked Magicians

'It's R-rated magic at its stunning best' (TheGlobalGoddess.com). Following sold out shows and rave reviews in Australia, Asia, USA, Canada and New Zealand, the world's funniest and naughtiest magic show The Naked Magicians is coming to Edinburgh! 'They are hot, mind-blowing and seriously hilarious... 

A Regular Little Houdini

A Regular Little Houdini

Houdini came to Newport twice in the early twentieth century - not a piece of information you'd find at the top of Houdini's Wikipedia page, but of utmost significance to young Alan, played by Daniel Llewelyn-Williams, who becomes enchanted by the great man’s magic and escapology... 

Milkshake!

Milkshake!

Milkshake! is the latest serving of magi-comic madness for the under-tens from master of mayhem Seska, who bounds onto the stage in a white suit, aviators and furry ushanka hat. Surrounded by an array of milky items (milkshake carton, cookies, a rubber cow’s head…) he looks like a strangely bovine club promoter who’d be right at home on Eurovision... 

Robbie Cockburn: Badinage

Robbie Cockburn: Badinage

Back for his seventh Edinburgh Fringe, comedy magician and juggler Robbie Cockburn is here with a brand new stage show Badinage. Robbie combines quick wit humour and magic into a one man fifty-minute performance... 

Caspar Thomas: Magic and Mentalism

Caspar Thomas: Magic and Mentalism

Magician and comedian Jerry Sadowitz says 'Caspar’s sleight of hand and mentalism is of a standard rarely seen anywhere, and never attempted by the current generation of magicians... 

Something in My Shoe

Something in My Shoe

Meet Reginald, the bravest piece of rope in show business. Discover the perils of rising-finger illness. Thrill to the exploits of Rupert, rabbit escapologist. Join in the collective creation of a magic spell, and find out what on earth is in Ian’s shoe... 

The Psychic Project

The Psychic Project

A mind reading show based on the true story of the Cold War’s psychic spies. In 1975, the Cold War took an unusual turn. Concerned by Russia’s investment in mind control, the CIA began a secret project to train civilians as psychic spies: stealing secrets, manipulating memories and finding out if thoughts can kill... 

Dave Alnwick: The Cult of Dave

Dave Alnwick: The Cult of Dave

Mind wizard. Cult leader. Dave. Will he convert you? Free magic show. ‘F*cking ginger ninja wizard’ ***** (ThreeWeeks). ‘Completely f*cking awesome’ ***** (LSM). ‘Genuinely impressive illusions’ **** (Skinny)... 

The House Always Wins!

The House Always Wins!

Returning to the Fringe for the fourth year, Stephen invites you to enter the world of the hustler and enjoy an evening of card tricks, cheats and scams in this intimate and interactive show... 

Breaking the Magicians' Code with Kane & Abel

Breaking the Magicians' Code with Kane & Abel

After 13 years abiding by the magicians’ code of conduct, Kane & Abel will break every rule in the book passed down to them by their grandfather to discover how different their lives could be... 

Charlie Caper: Wonder Wander

Charlie Caper: Wonder Wander

Wonderful magic from the winner of Sweden's Got Talent. About Charlie: 'The best sleight-of-hand you'll ever see' (Advertiser). 'Goodness!' (Stephen Fry). 'Will leave you entirely baffled' (Adelaidean)... 

Magic Faraway Cabaret

Magic Faraway Cabaret

Always packed, this ‘fab lil cabaret party’ (Time Out) returns for its fifth year. Magic, variety, burlesque and sideshow acts are gift-wrapped by Mister Meredith in a world of fun and games... 

Poetricks

Poetricks

Roll up, roll up and encounter eye melting magic tricks and ear bending poems. A whirlwind of words. A monsoon of magic and non-stop family fun. You will never look at magic and poetry in the same way again! Very funny and entertaining family show... 

Griffin and Jones: Slapdash Magic

Griffin and Jones: Slapdash Magic

The pioneers of slapdash magic are back! These award-winning idiots have become famous for their quick banter, tight chemistry, contagious energy and jaw-dropping, show-stopping wizardry! Join them for more quick tricks, crazy inventions and outrageous stunts... 

Die Magik Kunst

Die Magik Kunst

To celebrate Grainger's 87th birthday, the best magicians in the universe make their comeback with the greatest maelstrom, extravaganza, tsunami of a magic show the world will ever see... 

Chris Cook: White Lies

Chris Cook: White Lies

‘An absolute master of his stage... He made what seems impossible to the rest of us look effortless and is a reminder of how cool magic is’ (BroadwayBaby.com). Chris Cook lies for a living... 

Laura London: CHEAT

Laura London: CHEAT

Laura London is a magician who travels the world with just a deck of playing cards. Her passion for the secretive world of sleight of hand artists and crooked gamblers led her to make some extraordinary discoveries... 

Ada Campe in Cress!

Ada Campe in Cress!

Experience Ada Campe's unique blend of comedy, magic, regret and shouting in a show that will surprise and entertain everyone – especially vegetarians. Ada Campe has delighted audiences in Stand Up for Women! at the Garrick Theatre and Wilton’s Music Hall, What The Frock! Comedy in Bristol and Femmes by the Thames at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern... 

Craig: Impossible

Craig: Impossible

Comedy, magic, a little bit of chocolate and a lot of danger! Yorkshire magician Craig Stephenson brings his new show to Edinburgh, with its blend of laugh-out-loud comedy and mind-blowing magic. 

Strangers: A Magic Play

Strangers: A Magic Play

In the same way that a musical blends theatre with music, Strangers: A Magic Play blends theatre with magic. A mind reader who is told other people’s thoughts by a voice in his head... 

At the Illusionist's Table

At the Illusionist's Table

After sell-out runs from 2013-2015, At the Illusionist’s Table returns... Thoughts transcend. Whisky materialises. Dreams are revealed. Set at the exclusive 28 Queen Street, acclaimed illusionist Scott Silven hosts an exquisite evening of fine dining and whisky tasting interwoven with breathtaking illusion... 

It's a Kinda Magic!

It's a Kinda Magic!

London Cabaret Award-winners Duo Bogof have been making magic since before they were married, and they’re still making magic... long after their divorce! Equipped with their trusty video camera, a few magic props and the belief that anything is possible, Duo Bogof transport you into their strange and wonderful world... 

The Potter Trail

The Potter Trail

This free walking tour is geared for Potter fans young and old: Plenty of Harry Potter lore blended with some mild speculation, historical information and plenty of jokes. You’ll be informed on where JK really hung out, which parts of the city contributed to which part of the books and learn a bit about real events such as the fate of witches in Medieval Scotland, what The Elephant House is really the birthplace of and such characters as Lockhart, a notorious lawyer and McGonagall, a poet who made his money from being deliberately awful... 

Poet of the Impossible

Poet of the Impossible

Renz Novani: Poet of the Impossible. Card magic, illusion and sleight of mind bound by carefully weaved words. This is an intimate, eloquent performance of impossible magic that will leave you spellbound and speechless... 

Gary Dunn’s Family Feast

Gary Dunn’s Family Feast

Gary Dunn comes to the Fringe with his one-man (one chicken) magic show! Sixty minutes of family fun and some great magic from Scotland’s No 1 comedy magician and his trusty sidekick, Colin the Mind Reading Chicken... 

Star Wars: A Dating Odyssey

Star Wars: A Dating Odyssey

So you like Star Wars and can't find a date? Join the club. Follow dating Padawan Aaron Ayjay, as he takes a comedic and musical look at his relationship disasters as well as his passion for all things Star Wars... 

Mysterious Moments of Magic

Mysterious Moments of Magic

Victorian gentleman magician, John Henry Blackwood, returns with a series of magical experiments to explore the potential of time travel. His signature tall tales, anecdotes and elegant magic culminate in an attempt to answer one of science’s biggest questions: Is time travel possible? Following successful shows in 2013 and 2014, Mysterious Moments of Magic has taken two years to develop and is bigger, more ambitious and more impossible than anything Blackwood has attempted before... 

Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids (and Childish Grown-Ups!)

Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids (and Childish Grown-Ups!)

Time travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West return to unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility. Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyperreality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea (sadly there are no actual mountains or trucks on stage during the show, Mr West simply would not have them)... 

Neil Henry: Mindwangler

Neil Henry: Mindwangler

YouTube sensation Neil Henry is back following his five-star sell-out show Mindsquirm, the hilarious and brain-scratchingly mystifying show that What'sOnStage.com simply described as 'Jaw-dropping'... 

Kevin Quantum: Illuminations

Kevin Quantum: Illuminations

After a sell-out run last year, magician/scientist hybrid Kevin Quantum presents his brand new show Illuminations. Showcasing stunning light based illusions, including the slowing of time using flickering beams, a will-o'-the-wisp floating above your head and for the first time ever, the creation of a rainbow live on stage... 

Tony Roberts – Card Magic

Tony Roberts – Card Magic

What happens when a corporate city worker takes to the streets of the world with a deck of cards, some jokes and an escape act? Find out in Tony Roberts' 2015 Brighton Fringe Cabaret Award-nominated, storytelling and close-up card magic show... 

Talking To The Dead

Talking To The Dead

Is it possible to communicate with the dead? Magicians Griffin and Jones intend to find out. Face your fears and join them as they use techniques from Victorian seance rooms to peer into the Great Beyond and ask the question - "Is anybody there?” Sceptics and believers welcome. 

Escape: A Magic Show

Escape: A Magic Show

Escape the mundane and see the world through the eyes of a magician. A combination of classic conjuring and storytelling, 'Escape' will make you think of magic differently, with a combination of laughs, thrills and chills featuring physical, mental and emotional escapes throughout history. 

Max and Ivan: Unstoppable

Max and Ivan: Unstoppable

Fringe veterans Max and Ivan bring their show Unstoppable to The Warren for this year’s Brighton Fringe. With wrestling, pots of cream and plenty of character comedy it loosely tells the tale of how the double act met pursuing their childhood hobbies... 

Nutty Noah

Nutty Noah

Wear your Pants with Pride! Nutty Noah’s magical family entertainment extravaganza. Ages 4 and up. "The king of all things silly" (Ben Elton) 

A Regular Little Houdini

A Regular Little Houdini

A tenacious young boy from the docks idolises Houdini and commits himself to a life of magic. But the harsh reality of working class life in Edwardian Britain gets in the way. Training himself to emulate his hero's escapology, he experiences most terrifying events of British industrial history. 

Fool

Fool

He promises the earth, but only a Fool would trust the Magician. If you are desperate enough, any help is welcome, but be prepared to suffer the consequences in this macabre new adult myth complete with original music and bizarre magic... 

Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids (and Childish Grown-Ups!)

Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids (and Childish Grown-Ups!)

Time travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility. Mixing brain-busting illusion and good old fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all the family, where magic and silliness abound! 

The Devil Without

The Devil Without

Faust re-imagined. For 500 years, Faust has stayed one step ahead, but the Devil takes any chance to try again and Faust must hide. Despite not opening the door for one bare hour..... 

Doug Segal: I Can Make You Feel Good (Preview)

Doug Segal: I Can Make You Feel Good (Preview)

"Imagine if Derren Brown was funny" (Evening Standard) Doug Segal (Winner: Best Cabaret Act, Brighton Fringe) is back in Brighton to preview his new show which is designed to make you feel good! As seen on BBC1 and BBC3... 

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

Tommy Cooper, with his impeccable timing, love of slapstick and one-liners was a true comic genius. Complete with trademark fez and misfiring magic, the man is an undisputed icon of live entertainment... 

A Royal Wunderlich Variety Show

A Royal Wunderlich Variety Show

Brighton's all-male cabaret smutsters, Der Wunderlich Revue, celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday with a night of right royal mirth, magic, music, cheerleading and madness. Hosted by Professor Elemental and featuring the cream of Brighton's male performers and special guests... 

High Jinx

High Jinx

Republic is home to Michael Jordan’s 'High Jinx' magic and illusion show during this year's Brighton Fringe. This fantastic one hour show for all the family offers a fun fuelled time for everyone young or old... 

Caspar Thomas: Magic & Mentalism

Caspar Thomas: Magic & Mentalism

Close-up, sleight-of-hand magic and mentalism performed for the stage. Magician and comedian Jerry Sadowitz says: “Caspar’s sleight-of-hand and mentalism is of a standard rarely seen anywhere, and never attempted by the current generation of magicians... 

Singing Hypnotist

Singing Hypnotist

The world’s first singing hypnotist, who uses original songs to induce a trance-like state to hilarious, and life-changing effect. He is also writer and performer Christopher Green, known for his comedy characters Tina C and Ida Barr and the author of Overpowered: The Science & Showbiz of Hypnosis. 

Star Wars: A Dating Odyssey

Star Wars: A Dating Odyssey

So you like Star Wars and can't find a date? Follow dating Padawan, Aaron Ayjay, as he takes a comedic look at his relationship disasters and his passion for all things Star Wars. Learn Jedi mind tricks to convince a hottie to go out with you... 

Tony Roberts Magic Show

Tony Roberts Magic Show

Exceptionally clean tricks with wickedly naughty jokes from this award-winning magician. Tony's iconic storytelling style belies his deft sleight of hand, producing baffling illusions while charming his audience with laughter... 

A Bit of Magic with Stu & friends

A Bit of Magic with Stu & friends

Bringing together the best magic, comedy, and cabaret acts at Brighton Fringe, comedy magician Stu Turner hosts a smorgasbord of entertainment. Come along to laugh, gasp, and be amazed at this fabulous hour of fun. 

I Demand a Recount!

I Demand a Recount!

One year on from "the closest election in modern times" 'I Demand a Recount!' tackles the questions that can't wait until GE2020. Is Beyonce to blame for voter apathy? Is The House of Commons a bit like Wilkos? Could a game of British Bulldog aid constitutional reform? Using magic, music and mentalism! 

Oliver Meech: When Magic & Food Collide

Oliver Meech: When Magic & Food Collide

After two sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, Oliver returns to Brighton with his latest magical mash-up: a comedy magic show packed with mouth-watering, jaw-dropping tricks. "could rival Derren Brown" (TheatreWales), "my jaw hit the floor" (BBC), "hilarious" (Broadway Baby) 

Milkshake!

Milkshake!

Crazier than finding a poodle in your fridge – yes it’s SESKA! SOLD OUT Brighton Fringe 2014 & 2015. Nominated Best Family Show 2015. Returning with the coolest brand new show 'Milkshake!' packed with magic tricks, music, laughter, happiness, sword swallowing, mind reading and lots of cookies! It's fab! 

Peter Antoniou: Happy Medium

Peter Antoniou: Happy Medium

Charming, comedic cold-reading coupled with misdirection and mind-reading in a show that entertains without breaking new boundaries. Peter Antoniou opens his psychic show by getting the majority of the audience to reveal their online passwords in a routine that delivered a punchy opening... 

Owl Time

Owl Time

Inspired by a phrase from Virginia Woolf to describe dusk, Owl Time is a gentle production that provides political punch. While focusing on the necessity for humankind to harmonise with nature it follows the story of Matchgirl, who lives in a refugee camp in Calais (known as the Jungle)... 

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

Join us on a journey through the magical forest where three fairy tales are imaginatively brought to life. Not only will you meet 'The Mouse Family' and 'Fearless Hans' but also our dear friend 'Little Red' in 'Red Riding Hood'... 

Amazing Bubble Man

Amazing Bubble Man

Louis thrills audiences with bubble art, magic and science. An Edinburgh Festival favourite, his shows sell out every year. Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy with artistry, audience participation and spellbinding bubble tricks that keep everyone mesmerised. 

Fringe Festivities at the North Laine Brewhouse

Fringe Festivities at the North Laine Brewhouse

Join us at the North Laine for a weekender of art, music, performance and general fringy goodness! We'll start on Friday evening and won't stop until Sunday night! Expect live art, original music, burlesque, fire, magic and DJs until 2am! 

Séance

Séance

2013-15 Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe sell-out! Twelve guests join Peter Antoniou for a shocking adventure into the world of spirit contact. Forget the horror films, experience a séance first hand... 

Aaabeduation – A Magic Show

Aaabeduation – A Magic Show

"We are the first show… in the Edinburgh Fringe Guide" magicians Malin Nilsson and Charlie Caper crow happily, claiming this as the reason for their strangely named show. This seems odd to be the sole reason to name a show, but as no other explanation is given, we just have to go with it... 

Pete Firman: Super Duper

Pete Firman: Super Duper

'It's fucking magic.' Pete Firman says this as a joke, but those three words are his show in a nutshell. Blunt, irreverent, and frustratingly riveting, Peter Firman: Super Duper is a manifestation of 'how the hell did he do that' in sixty minutes... 

Peter Antoniou – Happy Medium

Peter Antoniou – Happy Medium

The show is called Happy Medium, and Peter Antoniou introduces himself early into it as a 'Comedium', but these excellent puns are far from the best part of this show.The distinctive comedic style Antoniou weaves through his show can be explained with one example – “This man has paperclipped a sticker to himself... 

Chris Dugdale: Sleightly Dishonest

Chris Dugdale: Sleightly Dishonest

Being a show in the weird and wacky world that is the Fringe, I must admit, I had certain expectations of magician Chris Dugdale. You expect something ‘alternative’ or perhaps a trick that you’ve never seen before... 

Neil Henry's Magical Mindsquirm

Neil Henry's Magical Mindsquirm

You probably expect misdirection from magic, but it’s a rare thing for it to move you. This extraordinary offering from Neil Henry ended with such heartfelt sweetness that not even the most begrudging sceptics among the audience – if there were any left by the end of the show – could have come out feeling anything but joy... 

Tricnic

Tricnic

Tricnic is a comedy magic show featuring twin magicians Kane and Abel who reject your preconceived notions of the props and common items magic is usually done with and instead perform with food... 

Chris Cook: Truth or Dare

Chris Cook: Truth or Dare

Chris Cook is an unexpected gem of Edinburgh Fringe magicians, and an absolute master of his stage. His show this year, Truth or Dare, is a testament to the captivating nature of skillful and surprising magic... 

Poet of the Impossible

Poet of the Impossible

In a tiny, hot, almost claustrophobic room on Hanover Street, a poet is performing miracles. Renz Novani weaves words as well as he manipulates a pack of cards and, although we risk passing out from the heat, not one of us will look away for fear that we might miss the next trick... 

The Lock-In Cabaret

The Lock-In Cabaret

‘I took Friday off for this shite!’ was but one of the kinder jeers fired at Steve Griffin and Nathan Jones’ flailing cabaret show. The Guilford duo hosted an inferior magic act that was wrought with patchy tricks and poorly scripted jokes that ended as mere batting practise for the hecklers... 

Strictly Come Trancing Hypnosis Show with Ben Dali

Strictly Come Trancing Hypnosis Show with Ben Dali

Lunchtime is perhaps not the right time for a hypnosis show for adults. Strictly Come Trancing is a show where you can see how it could have been great – if only the sky had been a bit darker and the audience participants a bit tipsier... 

Oliver Meech's Improvised Magic Show

Oliver Meech's Improvised Magic Show

Oliver Meech is no stranger to the Edinburgh Fringe, having brought his show When Magic and Science Collide in previous years. However, this Fringe, Meech aspires to do something a little different than a traditional magic show, and combines his skills for illusion with – as the title says – improv... 

Colin Cloud: Kills

Colin Cloud: Kills

In his brand new show Cloud will deduce everything about you and explain how he did it, accurately predict your behaviour, turn someone into an actual genius and, quite literally, get away with murder right before your very eyes... 

Colin Cloud: Kills

Colin Cloud: Kills

Colin Cloud is the ultimate rockstar mentalist, or as he styles himself, deductionist. He has succeeded in cultivating the most intriguing aesthetic for himself, combining the Victorian mysteriousness of his idol Sherlock Holmes with his own flashy modern tech and dramatic reveals... 

Jerry Sadowitz: Comedian, Magician, Bawbag!

Jerry Sadowitz: Comedian, Magician, Bawbag!

The nightmare continues... Highly offensive stand-up and sleight of hand skills combine to produce a show that uniquely defies audience appeal. Please note that while his act has been successfully 'middle-classifed' by other performers, they have all since contracted the ebola virus and regularly pass it on to their audiences... 

Impossible

Impossible

Alan Cox is Harry Houdini and Phill Jupitus is Arthur Conan Doyle in a play exploring a belief in the spiritual and the reasons that can lead you to believe in something which nobody can prove... 

Ian D Montfort: Under Sciencey Conditions

Ian D Montfort: Under Sciencey Conditions

Tom Binns has a huge reputation to protect. His flyers are littered with laurels and 5 star reviews, some of which must be credited to his most famous character – hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury... 

Scott Smith: Wonders at Dusk

Scott Smith: Wonders at Dusk

Wonders at Dusk is not just a magic show; it is a magical experience. Scott Smith does not define himself; he does not say, 'I am a magician, here are the tricks I am going to do for you'... 

I Hate Children Children's Show

I Hate Children Children's Show

Performer Paul Nathan informs his audience before they enter the space that ‘Moms and Dads get Champagne, kids get insults’. He holds true to his word, and each adult is handed a glass of bubbly upon arrival... 

Shazam!

Shazam!

Phillip the magician has forgotten how to do magic. After a failed show he returns to his seaside childhood home in an attempt to reconnect with his lost ability. Set entirely in his bedroom, through memory, music and a set of old family photo albums Phillip explores his past to rediscover his passion for magic... 

Aye Spy

Aye Spy

Some children want to be footballers, rock stars or astronauts. Not Jody… He wanted to be a spy! The lure of fast cars, glamorous women and high tech gadgets was the way he wanted to roll... 

The Outsider

The Outsider

Conceived and performed by stage magician Janne Raudaskoski, The Outsider is a spectacular piece of theatre illusion. Or as Raudaskoski likes to call it, experiential theatre.Using clever special effects, the show is best described as a 4D movie... 

The Colour Ham – One. Last. Time. (A Best Of)

The Colour Ham – One. Last. Time. (A Best Of)

Last show ever – will sell out. 'Astonishing' ***** (Edinburgh Evening News). 'Hugely refreshing' **** (FestMag.com). 'As absurd as it is clever. They take magic, comedy and mentalism, destroy it and rearrange it in a way that just hasn't been done yet' **** (Skinny)... 

Piff the Magic Dragon – Breakfast at Piffany's

Piff the Magic Dragon – Breakfast at Piffany's

What do Shania Twain, David Copperfield and Penn & Teller have in common? They've all had Breakfast at Piffany's, and this year you can too. Direct from Las Vegas, Piff the Magic Dragon and Mr Piffles return to the Fringe with new tricks, old snacks and sweet, sweet prizes... 

Magiko

Magiko

A simple set, a modest stage and enough enthusiasm for magic in one man to inspire his audience to audible, astonished gasps. Magiko, with Siegfried Tieber, is an absolute triumph of close-up sleight of hand and mind reading magic... 

The Potter Trail

The Potter Trail

The Potter Trail, beginning opposite the Greyfriars Bobby statue, is proud to say that it is perfectly magical, thank you very much. Joining a robed, wand-wielding guide, this tour takes us from the grave which inspired the true identity of Lord Voldemort (I’m sorry, He Who Must Not Be Named), to the street that inspired Diagon Alley, and many other locations besides... 

The Magic of Jim

The Magic of Jim

Interactive, energising, spontaneous comedy magic, with audience participation. Inspired by his years of experience performing close-up magic, Jim the Magician will take the audience on a journey through his world of magic... 

Déjà Vu – A Mind Reading Show Like You Won't Have Seen Before

Déjà Vu – A Mind Reading Show Like You Won't Have Seen Before

Deja Vu, according to a very quick Google search I just did, means 'a feeling of having already experienced the present situation.' Now, while Francis Girola did inspire this feeling throughout his performance, it was more in relation to his incessant need to repeat the definition more than necessarily fulfilling it in a magical sense... 

Magic Faraway Cabaret

Magic Faraway Cabaret

Always packed, this ‘fab lil cabaret party’ (Time Out) returns to Edinburgh for its fourth year with the pick of the Fringe's burlesque, magic, variety and sideshow. A world away from your average mixed bill night... 

Griffin and Jones: Fooling Themselves

Griffin and Jones: Fooling Themselves

Award-winning tricksters Griffin and Jones, famous for their own brand of high energy comedy and slapdash magic, are likely to have you glued to your seats and rolling in the aisles in equal measure... 

The Magic of Jim

The Magic of Jim

Interactive, energising, spontaneous comedy magic, with audience participation. Inspired by his years of experience performing close-up magic, Jim the Magician will take the audience on a journey through his world of magic... 

Cassandra: Mary Canary

Cassandra: Mary Canary

Extraordinaire and ex-convict Cassandra turns to the noble art of magic in a final desperate attempt for fame. It's Cassandra like you've never seen her before (because you've never seen her before)... 

At the Illusionist's Table

At the Illusionist's Table

After complete sell-out runs in 2013/2014, At the Illusionist’s Table returns with a new production. Thoughts transcend. Whisky materialises. Dreams are revealed. Set at exclusive 28 Queen Street, acclaimed illusionist Scott Smith hosts an exquisite evening of fine dining and whisky tasting interwoven with breathtaking magic... 

The Magic Circus

The Magic Circus

Roll up, roll up, Magic Den presents The Magic Circus, an exciting, fun, fast-paced and colourful magic show suitable for all the family. Everyone from 3-93 is sure to love The Magic Circus... 

High Jinx Magic and Illusion Show

High Jinx Magic and Illusion Show

Fresh from his European Tour with the Festival International de Magie and his sell-out UK theatre tour the unique creativity, passion and talent of Michael Jordan brings together audiences of all ages... 

James Freedman: Man of Steal

James Freedman: Man of Steal

Persuader. Showman. Thief. Freedman will steal a whole lot more than you might expect. Funny and fast fingered, his unique and extraordinary show exposes how the bad guys really work, sharing a lifetime spent studying hustlers, street criminals and conmen... 

Déjà Vu – A Mind Reading Show Like You Won't Have Seen Before

Déjà Vu – A Mind Reading Show Like You Won't Have Seen Before

Have you ever been surprised to receive a phonecall from a friend that you were just thinking about? How many times have you felt so in tune with a person that you knew what they were about to say before they uttered a single word? Life is full of those little mysteries that are too often easily cast off as mere coincidences... 

Morgan & West: Lying, Cheating Scoundrels

Morgan & West: Lying, Cheating Scoundrels

Morgan & West invite you to join them at the card table for an intimate evening of shams, scams and good old fashioned cheating. Hear how some of the finest minds in history were swindled by the nineteenth century's greatest magical duo... 

Cassandra: Mary Canary

Cassandra: Mary Canary

Extraordinaire and ex-convict Cassandra turns to the noble art of magic in a final desperate attempt for fame. It's Cassandra like you've never seen her before (because you've never seen her before)... 

LOTTO: Karma of the Alchemist

LOTTO: Karma of the Alchemist

While buying a lottery ticket, an overworked office worker meets a host of Wizard of Oz-esque characters. The magic act of buying the ticket and the kerfuffle that follows is a kaleidoscopic revelation of the characters’ dreams... 

Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids (and Childish Grown-ups!)

Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids (and Childish Grown-ups!)

Time travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility. Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and, of course, a truck-full of tricks and tea... 

Kevin McMahon – Quantum Magic

Kevin McMahon – Quantum Magic

State-of-the-art magic fused with incredible science, from the scientist turned magician who was tutored by Penn and Teller. Having spent the first 10 years of his adult life studying physics, and the next 10 studying magic, member of the Magic Circle Kevin McMahon explores the exotic space where science and magic meet...