Pete Firman: Trickster

Trickster sees Pete Firman perform his signature blend of jokes and magic tricks with the usual swag and flair which regulars will have come to expect from his shows. For the first-timers in the audience, this will be a jaw-dropping and engaging hour that will likely convert you into a fan.

Trickster is an hour of splendid magical malarkey that will thoroughly entertain, amaze and impress.

It’s unquestionable that Firman belongs on the stage: his jovial energy, cheeky humour, and absolute mastery of his craft are the perfect formula – and what make him such an entertaining performer to watch. The show is very well structured and paced, with each trick or gag set up in such a way as to always draws you in and keep you hooked until the big payoff.

From a “magicky version of hide-and-seek” to mind-blowing tricks involving thought projection, Firman effortlessly has the audience eating out of the palm of his hand from start to finish. Magic enthusiasts will be familiar with some of the tricks – for example the nail-biting game of chance Russian Roulette – though Firman makes it a point to put a new spin on some of the more standard magician fare to keep things fresh.

It should not come as a surprise that a show like this involves audience participation. Firman’s affable nature coupled with sheer curiosity for what is to come make this show one of the few where you want to get involved – or at the very least you wouldn’t feel terrified at the prospect of getting picked out.

Trickster is an hour of splendid magical malarkey that will thoroughly entertain, amaze and impress. Firman’s incredible ability to hoodwink his audience guarantees that you leave the venue wondering “how on earth did he do that?”  

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The Blurb

After sell-out performances in 2013, ‘the UK's leading comedy magician’ (Time Out) returns to Edinburgh with an astonishing new show. Seen on BBC2's The Sarah Millican Television Programme, Channel 4's Comedy Mash-Up and star of BBC1's The Magicians. Expect Pete's trademark blend of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic. This is a show not to be missed! ‘The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century’ (Times). ‘The new poster-boy for British comedy magic’ (Telegraph). ‘Impressive, well-executed illusions delivered with the same speed and lightness of touch as his surgically-precise one-liners’ (List).