Interview: Tony Roberts - Card Magic

As Brighton Fringe gears up for 2016, Broadway Baby offers an insight into the shows, the people and the world that is Brighton Fringe. We’ve been speaking to participants from around the Fringe and asked them to give us an insight into their shows.

There are no shop-bought illusions, just me and a couple of decks of cards.

Name Tony Roberts

Show Tony Roberts - Card Magic

Tell us a bit about yourself

A year ago I turned 50 and became a Dad for the second time. I walked away from a corporate job ten years ago to push my body through the head of a tennis racquet for a living, despite not being an acrobat or flexible in any way - most days of the week I work as street performer in Covent Garden. I also love cards.

Can you tell us a little bit about your show, what can we expect?

Fifteen years ago at a poker game I was shown a beautiful piece of card magic by a professional magician, he became my mentor and friend. Card Magic is the story from that moment till now, my journey from boardroom to busker.

Why did you decide to perform your show at the Brighton Fringe?

I had such a fantastic response when I performed the show here last year that I had to come back.

What makes your show different?

There are no shop-bought illusions, just me and a couple of decks of cards.

Who would enjoy seeing your show?

Anyone who likes to laugh.

What has been the best advice you have been given?

Less is more.

What show, apart from yours, would you recommend at the Brighton Fringe and why?

The Cult of Comedy - Sameena Zehra is an amazing host and comic.

What do you think audiences will enjoy the most about your show?

Dancing up a storm.

Tony Roberts - Card Magicis appearing at the Brighton Spiegeltent, 14 May 14:00 13-14 May 19:30