• By Jonathan
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  • 4th Jun 2012
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  • ★★★★

Pete Firman employs a mix of top-class magic fused with comedy gags. A genre in which Firman currently leads the pack, and probably why he’ll be familiar to most as star of BBC1’s ‘The Magicians’ amongst many TV appearances.

The show has it all: Mind reading; slight of hand, and not to mention some bigger illusions performed in Firman’s slightly camp and passionately energetic style. He even weaves in the odd running man and table dance (not that kind!). Firman builds on old tricks; those you may have seen before; some you may think you know how it is done – but a reveal of an empty container or removal of a piece of material proves how very wrong you were!

What Firman does is eye catching, slick and I’m still none the wiser as to how he pulled off some of the tricks having sat myself in the front row for closer inspection. The beauty of the show is the interactivity, not a trick or joke goes by without someone from the audience being involved, be it and invitation up on stage or simply being asked to think of a card. Surely live audience involvement is potential for a total catastrophe when it comes to magic, but Firman gets it right every time.

Pete Firman is massively witty in this banter filled variety show. It is really exciting to see an alternative nights comedy and an entertainer, guiltless in bearing the title ‘Magician’.

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The Blurb

The UK’s top comedic conjuror returns to the Southbank with his brand new show Jiggery Pokery. Expect amazing feats that defy logic, a fast and furious delivery of gags and more of "the best magic tricks in the Universe" (Independent). As seen on The Magicians (BBC1), The Secret World of Magic (Sky1) and Comedy Rocks (ITV1).

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