Thursday 5 - Friday 6 April 2018


Thursday 5 & Friday 6 April





Running time

Approx 70mins (no interval)


Theatre & Performance


Large Committee Room

Age guidance



Critically acclaimed magician and theatre artist Vincent Gambini returns with brand new material. Performing with his trademark ironic detachment, Gambini plays expertly with our understandings of magic and theatre.

In this show Gambini exposes the hidden difficulties of being a magician: the arduous job of creating genuine wonder and enchantment, particularly in times of deep political turmoil. What are magicians to do in the face of the growing disillusion that pervades the world today? This is an ambitious performance about artifice and illusion, politics and deception, total wonder and total disenchantment.

Gambini’s 2015 performance, This is not a magic show, received huge critical acclaim, with four star reviews from The Guardian, Time Out and The Stage, and a tour across the UK and Germany.

This is an opportunity to see brand new material from Gambini, as he prepares a new theatrical magic show.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Developed with support from Cambridge Junction, the Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts, University of Sussex, Shoreditch Town Hall, and ARC Stockton Arts Centre.

The Guardian
The Stage

"This thoughtful, playful and multi-layered piece will make you question how we watch and what we see.’"
★★★★ (on This Is Not A Magic Show)

"An alternative low-key magic show… Quiet, deliberate and exceptionally controlled."
★★★★★ (on This Is Not A Magic Show)

"A gentle, cerebral show in which Gambini unpicks both his tricks and the expectations of his audience..."
★★★★ (on This Is Not A Magic Show)

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