The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Magic listings compiled for MagicWeek by Peter McLanachan: www.thecardman.co.uk

 

 

 

Cabaret

 

Aaron Calvert: Declassified

CatFace Talent and Lost Luggage Productions

What if all the stories you heard were true? Inexplicable urban legends are recreated live on stage as Aaron Calvert combines his astounding skills in hypnosis, magic and mind reading. Sell-out 2016/2017. ***** (Daily Mail). **** (BroadwayBaby.co.uk).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AARONCA_AVZ

Gilded Balloon at the Museum • Lothian Street, National Museum of Scotland, EH1 1HB (Auditorium)

Aug 1-3 18:00(1h) £6.00

Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23 18:00(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 18:00(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

 

Ada Campe and the Psychic Duck

Ada Campe / The Stand Comedy Club

Join 2018 NATYS winner Ada Campe for a show about wonderful women, a psychic duck and a fairground mystery... ‘Extravagantly mischievous persona... brilliantly crowd-pleasing act’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Resembles an unhinged super-villain’ (Diva).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ADACAMP_BFI

The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Studio)

Aug 2 14:50(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

Aug 3-13,15-26 14:50(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

 

Adam Patel: Brown Magic

Fascinating Entertainment Ltd

Adam Patel, one of the UK’s top street magicians, showcases his skills of sleight-of-hand, perceptual manipulation and mind-hacking while relating magic to stories from his life.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ADAMPAU_3H

Sweet Grassmarket • Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (Grassmarket 2)

Aug 2-12 18:40(1h) £8.50

 

Ben Dali: Trance of a Lifetime

Ben Dali / PBH's Free Fringe

Last chance to catch Edinburgh's premier hypnotist, including the greatest hits plus new sketches. Expect random, hilarious and unforgettable moments in Dali's most adult and groundbreaking extravaganza yet. The audience stars and anything goes.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BENDALI_AJG

Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, Follow close off of Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (Annexe)

Aug 4-13,15-21,23-26 22:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

Ben Hanlin: 50

Live Nation in association with Triple A Media

TV magician Ben Hanlin returns with a brand-new show! He's searched the globe to find the 50 greatest magic tricks ever performed, added his own cheeky spin and presents them in this fast-paced magic show!

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BENHANL_PV

Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (KingDome)

Aug 1-3 19:00(1h) £6.00

Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:00(1h) £12.50 (£11.50)

Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 19:00(1h) £11.50 (£10.50)

Aug 14,20-21,27 19:00(1h) £10.50 (£10.00)

 

Ben Hart: The Nutshell

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex

Multi award-winning magician Ben Hart returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new show that shines a light on magic, life, the universe and the darkest corners of your imaginations. Total sell-out show 2017. 'Devilishly clever' **** (Scotsman).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BENHART_GD

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Dining Room)

Aug 1-3 20:15(1h) £7.00

Aug 4-5,8-9,14-16,20-23,27 20:15(1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:15(1h) £12.50 (£11.50)

 

Bizarre

Michael Brandie

Scottish magician Michael Brandie presents his debut outing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. With his 'quality geek banter and self-deprecating humour' (Arbroath Herald), Michael will shock and mesmerise as he takes you on a journey of the downright Bizarre.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BIZARRE_BLA

Sweet Novotel • 80 Lauriston Place, Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel, EH3 9DE (Novotel 3)

Aug 2-12 20:20(50m) £8.00 (£6.00)

 

Breaking the Magicians' Code With Kane & Abel

Kane & Abel / PBH’s Free Fringe

Britain's bad boys of magic return to Edinburgh with their smash-hit anarchic magic show. 'Will leave you impressed and in stitches' **** (ThisIsRadelaide.com.au). 'Seriously impressive' (BBC Radio Bristol).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BREAKIN_AJG

Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, Follow close off of Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (Annexe)

Aug 4-7,9-14,16-21,23-26 13:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

Bubble and Squeeze

Louis Pearl and Jet Black Pearl / Stand Comedy Club

Louis Pearl, AKA the Amazing Bubble Man, accompanied by accordion diva Jet Black Pearl, have created a new stunning spectacle of bubble-based entertainment with cabaret style theatre and music geared towards an adult audience!

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BUBBLEA_BFH

The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Lower Hall)

Aug 15-26 22:20(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

 

Card Ninja

Javier Jarquin

Warning: this show contains ninjas, not magic. Back by popular demand, Card Ninja is a riotous display of comedy and card stunts using playing cards as ninja weapons. Expect deadly and risky fun. Suitable for ages 10+.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CARDNIN_GH

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wine Bar)

Aug 1-3 13:30(1h) £6.00

Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16,20-23,27 13:30(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) (£38.00 F)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 13:30(1h) £11.50 (£10.50) (£42.00 F)

 

Carl Charlesworth: Funny Magic

Carl Charlesworth / PBH’s Free Fringe

Carl Charlesworth presents Funny Magic. A mix of stand-up comedy and brilliant magic. Unique, funny and a little bit weird.

Bar-Bados • 65 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Room 5)

Aug 12-18 18:00(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

Caspar Thomas: More Magic and Mentalism

Caspar Thomas / PBH's Free Fringe

Stunning, skilful magic from Caspar Thomas. 'Caspar's sleight of hand and mentalism is of a standard rarely seen or even attempted by the current generation of magicians. Phenomenal!' (Jerry Sadowitz).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CASPART_ABL

Hispaniola • 3 Drummond St, EH8 9TT (Hispaniola)

Aug 4-25 15:50(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

Charlie Caper – Artifice Intelligence

Charlie Caper / PBH's Free Fringe

Advanced technology indistinguishable from magic! Robots of varying complexity, from AI research platforms to homemade junkbots, interact with international magician Charlie Caper (winner of Sweden's Got Talent) in experimental high-tech wizardry. 'Wubalubadubdub' (Roy Batty).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHARLIH_AOX

Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, Follow close off of Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (Warehouse)

Aug 9-14,16-21,23-26 16:05(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

Chris Cook: Chance

Chris Cook Magic / PBH's Free Fringe

'Best show of Fringe 2017' ***** (WorldMagicReview.com). An unlikely call leads down a rabbit hole of coincidences. Chris Cook is renowned for merging storytelling, comedy and magic tricks into a show that might just change your life...

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHRISCP_V2

Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Ballroom)

Aug 4-26 15:10(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

Chris Cook: Concealed

Chris Cook Magic / PBH's Free Fringe

***** (WorldMagicReview.com). Chris Cook lets you peek into his imagination in this hilarious close-up magic show in an intimate venue. 'The fun is knowing that every uproarious night will be a unique experience' (Stage).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHRISCO_3P

The Street • 2b Picardy Place, EH1 3JT (The Street)

Aug 5-13,15-25 19:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

Chris Dugdale: Up Close!

Chris Dugdale

2016 and 2017 winner of the Edfest Bouquet. The sold-out Edinburgh show returns... with a few new surprises for 2018! Fourteen royal performances. 'One of the top magicians working the circuit' (BroadwayBaby.com).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHRISDU_BEX

Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Drawing Room)

Aug 2-3 19:10(1h) £8.00

Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:10(1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

Aug 8-9,14-16,20-23 19:10(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

 

Colin Cloud: Psycho(Logical)

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex in association with Kilimanjaro Live

The forensic mind reader will take you on a thrill ride, where your thoughts and imaginations will guide and mislead you before ultimately revealing the truth. Total Fringe sell-out 2014-2017. ***** (Edinburgh Evening News).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018COLINCL_PL

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Grand)

Aug 1-3 20:00(1h) £9.00

Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:00(1h) £17.00 (£15.50)

Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 20:00(1h) £15.00 (£13.50)

Aug 13,20-21,27 20:00(1h) £13.50 (£12.00)

 

#Dave: Literally the Best Magician

Dave Alnwick / PBH's Free Fringe

Twelve full-house Edinburgh Fringe runs. Three national tours. One TV special. Arrive early to avoid disappointment. 'Ninja wizard' ***** (ThreeWeeks). 'Completely f*cking awesome' **** (Skinny). **** (FringeGuru.com). 'Incredible... daily queues down the street' (WorldMagicReview.com).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DAVELIT_K6

Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Speakeasy)

Aug 4-26 16:50(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

#Dave: Luxury Magic Show

Dave Alnwick / PBH's Free Fringe

Twelve full-house Edinburgh Fringe runs. Three national tours. One TV special. New show. Arrive early. 'Sell-out crowds every year' (NorthEastTheatreGuide.co.uk). 'Exemplary showmanship, funny, quick-witted... mind boggling' **** (PurpleRevolver.com). ***** (TheSphinx.co.uk).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DAVEWOR_4Q

Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (French Quarter)

Aug 4-26 13:40(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

DNA: Stealing Thoughts

DNA’s incredible feats of mind reading and telepathic thought transference have amazed audiences worldwide. ‘Stealing Thoughts’ will make you question what is truly possible as the duo read your mind with incredible speed and devastating accuracy. Your thoughts will become theirs in seconds... This must-see show is limited to just FIVE fringe performances so book early to avoid disappointment. Britain's Got Talent Finalists 2017 “How the bloody hell did you do that? That was incredible." - SIMON COWELL “We’re still trying to work out how they did it now” – RadioTimes

Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Ball Room)

Aug 8-9 13:20(1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

Aug 10-12 13:20(1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

 

Dreamer: Sam Fitton

Lost Luggage Productions / PBH's Free Fringe

Sam is back with more magic, theatre and special effects to shake up the traditional magic show. 'Ethereal tricks and awesome stunts fall effortlessly from his hands' **** (TheWeeReview.com). ThreeWeeks Top Three To See 2017.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SAMFITT_K6

Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Speakeasy)

Aug 4-25 15:25(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

The Edinburgh Fringe Magic Gala

CatFace Talent

Sell-out 2017. The best illusion, magic and cabaret acts from the Fringe assemble at one of Edinburgh's biggest theatres for your entertainment. This assortment of expert performers will leave your jaws dropped and minds blown.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BIGFRIN_GC

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Debating Hall)

Aug 1,3 16:30(1h) £6.00

Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20-23 16:30(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 16:30(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F)

 

The Fringe of the Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Camping

It's back! Edinburgh Festival Camping is hosting the show on The Fringe of the Fringe! An unpredictable night of music, comedy, dance, magic, circus, poetry... come join us for a great night where anything goes!

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FRINGEO_BBG

Edinburgh Festival Camping • West Gate, Royal Highland Centre, EH28 8NB (Edinburgh Festival Camping Venue 403)

Aug 25 21:00(2h) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

The Great Baldini – A Magician's Journey

The Great Baldini

Legendary magician The Great Baldini tells his life story through a series of stage illusions, from his first trick on his 12th birthday to his career pinnacle, rivalling the great Houdini.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GREATBA_Z2

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Loft)

Aug 20-25 21:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

Griffin and Jones: Trickorice Allsorts

Griffin and Jones / PBH's Free Fringe

The pioneers of slapdash magic are back with another mishmash of magical mayhem! These award-winning idiots have become famous for their fast banter, tight chemistry, contagious energy and show-stopping wizardry. 'Machine-gun patter' ****½ (TheReviewsHub.com).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GRIFFIN_AOX

Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, Follow close off of Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (Warehouse)

Aug 4-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 19:50(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

Harry De Cruz Gets His Act Together

PBH's Free Fringe

Everyone has a party trick. Harry has 374 and counting. The multidisciplined 'king of party tricks’ (Dynamo) presents a show that can only be described as unbelievable. 'The real Harry Potter' (JK Rowling).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018HARRYDE_V2

Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Ballroom)

Aug 4-26 13:40(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

I Can Read Your Mind

Tomas McCabe / PBH's Free Fringe

Irish mind reader Tomas McCabe is back! Following a hugely successful tour of Ireland and debut at last year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Tomas is bringing his amazing show back for a final Edinburgh run!

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018ICANREA_AOX

Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, Follow close off of Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (Warehouse)

Aug 4-26 21:05(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

John and Claire Lenahan – Loud & Louder

Ingenious Fools

Prepare for magic, escapology, mind reading, cannibalism and lion taming (pending permission from Edinburgh Zoo). You may not like being Lena-handled but you will be able to hear it!

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOHNANE_JC

Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Fancy Room)

Aug 2-12,14-19,21-26 19:30(1h) £5.00

Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue.

 

John Lenahan: Up Close

Ingenious Fools

An evening of intimate magic (and comedy) with a master, in a late-night venue restricted to a small audience – book early to avoid disappointment! 'The mascot of a magical renaissance' (Guardian).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JOHNLEN_2A

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Wee Room)

Aug 15-26 22:15(1h) £5.00

Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue

 

Kevin Quantum: Vanishing Point

Quantum Productions

Quantum will manipulate your perspective of the universe before converging at the point-of-most-strange. Expect epic stunts from the magician-scientist hybrid trained by Penn & Teller. 'Part science, part magic, all genius' ***** (CreamMagazine.com).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KEVINQV_AWB

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Cowbarn)

Aug 1-3 18:45(1h) £6.50

Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 18:45(1h) £12.50 (£11.00)

Aug 8-9,13-16,20,22-23 18:45(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

 

The Lock-In Cabaret

Griffin and Jones / PBH's Free Fringe

This ever-growing Edinburgh Fringe institution is back for its fifth year! With a different line-up of top, hand-picked Fringe acts every night, join hosts Griffin and Jones for the ultimate late-night variety show!

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LOCKINC_4Q

Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (French Quarter)

Aug 4-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 01:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

Luke Closely: A Musician Doing Magic!

Luke Closely / PBH's Free Fringe

Magic show. Live music. Comedy. Scottish. Luke returns to the Fringe with his combination of comedy magic blended together with his backing band, creating a unique performing experience. ***** (Joseph Cranford, Chicago Magic Lounge).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018LUKECLO_HK

Fingers Piano Bar • 61a Frederick Street, EH2 1LH (Fingers Piano Bar)

Aug 4-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 15:10(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

Magic Faraway Cabaret

Mister Meredith / PBH's Free Fringe

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

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MAGICFA_K6

Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Speakeasy)

Aug 4-26 22:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

The Magic Show

Eddie Farmer

Following an Edinburgh Fringe sell-out! See the impossible in the new 2018 show, journeying through unpredictable magic, misdirection from eras past to mind-reading wonders. An evening of entertainment, mystery and laughter for those who seek it.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MAGICSH_P3

Paradise in The Vault • 11 Merchant Street, EH1 2QD (The Vault)

Aug 20-25 19:30(50m) £5.00

 

Mark Watson: Man of Mischief

Mark Watson / PBH's Free Fringe

The Man of Mischief makes his Fringe debut with a one-man variety show! Filled with astounding juggling, jaw-dropping magic and feats of incredible danger – this show is not to be missed!

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MARKWAV_BAO

Bourbon Bar • 24a Frederick St, EH2 2JR (Room 1)

Aug 4-25 17:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

Mason King – Game of Chance

MK Entertainment

Mason King returns for another journey into the inner depths of the human mind! Do we control our own thoughts? Do we control our decisions? Can we control our own luck?

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MASONKI_RD

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 2)

Aug 6-11,13-18 17:10(45m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£20.00 F)

 

Mat Ricardo vs the World

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex

Award-winning cabaret star Mat Ricardo bet the world he could learn any trick. The results: juggling, magic, escapology, knifethrowing... and the only good trick that exists with a fidget spinner. 'Brilliant' ***** (Herald).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MATRICA_BJP

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe • 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Las Vegas)

Aug 2-3 12:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 4-26 12:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

McMagic Moments

Elliot Bibby

Back for his fifth year at the Fringe, Elliot Bibby, ‘cheeky charming magician’ (EdinburghSpotlight.com), will blow you away with incredible feats of magic, all with a Scottish twist. ‘Sleek and funny from beginning to end’ (BroadwayBaby.com).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MCMAGIC_VR

The Voodoo Rooms • 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA (The Ballroom)

Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 18:30(1h) £7.00

 

The Not So Secret Society

Jaggy Events / Ben Dali / PBH's Free Fringe

Edinburgh’s best late-night cabaret goes family-friendly! Expect A-list comedy, world-class magic, spellbinding music and all manner of unforgettable oddities from across the Fringe. Targeted and suited to all ages, it’s live cabaret at its finest.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NOTSOSE_BAO

Bourbon Bar • 24a Frederick St, EH2 2JR (Room 1)

Aug 4-13,15-21,23-26 18:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

Oliver Meech: When Magic and Food Collide

Unimpossible

Oliver's back with his latest magical mash-up, stuffed with jawdropping, mouth-watering tricks. Tummies will rumble, ribs will be tickled and gobs will be smacked. Two sell-out runs. 'Could rival Derren Brown' (Theatre-Wales.co.uk).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018OLIVERM_ACJ

Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Bottle Room)

Aug 2-3 14:10(1h) £5.00

Aug 4-12,14-18 14:10(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

 

Phantasmagorical

Miss Sylvia Sceptre / Free Festival

The alluring and merrily macabre Miss Sylvia Sceptre presents Phantasmagorical – an hour of spooky mind reading and Victorian spirit theatre. Witness a supernatural spectacle of stories and magic, swirling with dark whimsy.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MISSSYL_AWH

Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire • 36-38 Blair Street, EH1 1QR (Long Room)

Aug 2-26 12:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

The Psychic Project

David Narayan / PBH's Free Fringe

In 1972, the CIA launched a secret project training psychic spies for the Cold War. David Narayan explores the archives and attempts their experiments. 'Fascinating' (WorldMagicReview.com). 'As disturbing as it is astonishing' (Oxford Times).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018PSYCHIC_ACM

CC Blooms • 23-24 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA (CC Blooms)

Aug 4-6,8-13,15-20,22-26 16:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

Russian Roulette

Shantisha and Ivan / PBH's Free Fringe

Who will risk their life tonight? A rotating bill of bang-up performers from all over the Fringe, hand-picked by your charming belly-dancing Russian hostess. Safely bet on a mind-blowing evening full of magic, variety, comedy, circus and more!

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018RUSSIAN_AOX

Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, Follow close off of Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (Warehouse)

Aug 4-26 18:35(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

The Secret Room at Lauriston Castle

Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Enter secluded Lauriston Castle and travel back in time to a world of clandestine laboratories, hidden passages and secret rooms... Three expert magicians animate the castle's intriguing past with stories, performances and illusions.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SECRETS_BMD

Lauriston Castle • 2a Cramond Road South, EH4 5QD (Lauriston Castle)

Aug 7,14,21 17:30, 19:30(1h15m) £20.00 (£18.00) (£15.00 C)

 

The Secret Room at The Writers' Museum

Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Discover a trove of imagination and ingenuity. What inspired authors like Robert Burns, Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson? Three expert magicians unlock the doors of the Writers' Museum using magic and illusion.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SECRETR_BHH

The Writers' Museum • Lady Stair's Close (off the High Street), EH1 2PA (Foyer)

Aug 1-2,8-9,15-16,22-23 17:30, 19:30(1h15m) £20.00 (£18.00) (£15.00 C)

 

Sleight of Handsome

Freddie Folkston / PBH's Free Fringe

While away an hour or so as magic meets stand-up comedy. As well as some cunning trickery, Freddie will share his frustrations of modern and not-so-modern life.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SLEIGHT_BKK

La Vida • 3 Queensferry Street Lane, EH2 4PF (Basement Room 1)

Aug 4-25 15:45(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

Split Egg: A Magic Show About Being Twins

Kane & Abel / PBH's Free Fringe

These twin tricksters perform magic inspired by clichés surrounding twins. They'll prove they know what each other is thinking, feeling and which parts of them are truly identical. 'Impressive' (BBC Radio Bristol).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018SPLITEG_ACM

CC Blooms • 23-24 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA (CC Blooms)

Aug 4-7,9-14,16-21,23-26 18:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

Strangers: Mindreader

Strickland Productions

There is a man who reads minds and predicts the future. How he does this remains a mystery. His explanation is bizarre, but is it all lies and trickery? Or is it stranger than you could possibly imagine?

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018STRANGF_AAB

Greenside @ Nicolson Square • 25 Nicolson Square, EH8 9BX (Lime Studio)

Aug 5 16:10(50m) £8.00 (£24.00 F)

Aug 14,16,18,21,23,25 16:10(50m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£24.00 F)

 

2 Ruby Knockers, 1 Jaded Dick: A Dirk Darrow Investigation

Tim Motley / Free Festival

Ten-time Fringe festivals prize winner! Murders! Explosions! Punctuation#&$@! Comedy, magic, film noir. Think Boardwalk Empire meets Naked Gun meets Derren Brown. 'Amazing' ***** (AustralianStage.com.au). 'Must-see' ****½ (London Free Press).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/20182RUBYKN_ALY

Laughing Horse @ Ushers • 32b West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (Main Room)

Aug 2-14,16-26 15:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

Children’s

 

The Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl

An Edinburgh favourite who sells out every year, Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubble art, science, magic and fun. Combining comedy, artistry, music and audience participation, his spellbinding bubble tricks keep everyone mesmerised.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018AMAZINH_UK

Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (Udderbelly)

Aug 2-3 13:30(1h) £7.00

Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 13:30(1h) £12.00 (£9.00)

Aug 8-9,13-16,20-23,27 13:30(1h) £11.00 (£8.00)

 

Balloonatics

Chris Henry

Balloonatics is the award-nominated, world-travelled family comedy show for anyone crazy about balloons! Join the Balloonatics army, where it doesn't matter how technically gifted you are as long as you're having fun! Balloon buffoonery at its best!

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018BALLOON_UC

Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 1JX

(Belly Laugh)

Aug 2-3 11:40(1h) £6.50

Aug 4-7,10-12,18-19,25-26 11:40(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 8-9,13-14 11:40(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

 

Clowntown: I Can Do Anything, the Funtastic Show by Sphere Clown Band

Sphere Clown Band

'Big hit!' (STV). 'Five stars! Well crafted infectious fun!' (FringeReview.ca). Sing, dance, laugh with Patty and Dandy’s award-winning Canadian clownband. Slapstick, magic, instruments, puppets, catchy tunes. Gold record.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CLOWNTO_ZL

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Grand Theatre)

Aug 3-7,9-15,17-21,23-25 11:35(40m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£16.00 F)

 

Dick and Dom: Dick v Dom

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

Are you ready?! The multi BAFTA-winning legends Dick and Dom are coming to the Fringe for the first time in 2018. It's an insane live comedy experience that the whole family will never forget.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018DICKAND_BKJ

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (McEwan Hall)

Aug 1-3 13:00(1h) £9.00

Aug 4-7,10-12 13:00(1h) £14.50 (£13.50)

Aug 8-9 13:00(1h) £12.50 (£11.50)

 

Fantastic Magic Show for Kids

Miro Magic Party

The Fantastic Magic Show is a special and unique experience for children and their parents. It is a wonderful and memorable form of entertainment. Don't forget your balloon animal at the end of the show.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018FANTAST_J8

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Front Room)

Jul 31-Aug 1 12:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 2-5,7-12,14-19,21-26 11:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

The I Hate Children Children's Show

Unusual Productions

Fun, magic, music and danger collide in the award-winning show that's fun for kids and also people. Every child is invited to help with the magic on stage. Plus champagne for mums.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IHATECH_ZL

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Grand Theatre)

Aug 3-19 12:25(55m) £11.00 (£9.00) (£36.00 F)

 

The New I Hate Children Children's Show

20% More Child Hating!

More magic. More fun. More kiddy kicking madness. Treat your family and yourself to this mostly totally new show for older kids and teens.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NEWANDI_ZL

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Grand Theatre)

Aug 3-19 13:35(55m) £11.00 (£8.00) (£36.00 F)

Aug 20-25 13:35(55m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£34.00 F)

 

Nutty Noah: You Might Die!

Komedia Entertainment

UK Family Entertainer of the Year 2018 invites you to poke your tongue out at death and stamp on the foot of St Peter. Noah's trademark comedy, music and stunts will make you feel alive!

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018NUTTYNO_FZ

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Green)

Aug 20-21,27 14:00(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

Aug 22-23 14:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Aug 24-26 14:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

 

Tomfoolery's Beans on Toast Show

Tomfoolery

Following his sell-out Fringe debut last year, Tomfoolery returns with his action-packed show that's fun for all the family. Bursting with magic, silliness, music and much more! Abracadabra Beans on Toast!

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018TOMFOOM_AMD

Greenside @ Infirmary Street • 6 Infirmary Street, EH1 1LT (Forest Theatre)

Aug 20-25 10:20(50m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£22.00 F)

 

Comedy

 

Gamarjobat

Gilded Balloon and Komedia Entertainment present...

One of the few acts that can truly claim to be a global sensation are back with a show packed full of their world-conquering, fast-paced comedy! 'Cartoon characters come to life' (New York Times). 'A physical comedy masterclass' (Guardian).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018GAMARJO_AVZ

Gilded Balloon at the Museum • Lothian Street, National Museum of Scotland, EH1 1HB

(Auditorium) Box Office 0131 622 6552 V64 GE5 28

Aug 1-3 19:30(1h) £8.00

Aug 4-5,8-9,13,15-16 19:30(1h) £11.50 (£9.50) (£38.00 F)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-18 19:30(1h) £12.50 (£10.50) (£42.00 F)

Aug 7 15:00(1h) £12.50 (£10.50) (£42.00 F)

 

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

Hambledon Productions

The UK's number one Tommy Cooper tribute returns to the Fringe! Tommy, with his misfiring magic and trademark gags, was a comic genius. Starring John Hewer delivering the ultimate performance.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018JUSTLIK_GE

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Nightclub)

Aug 13-16,20-23 16:00(1h) £12.50 (£10.50) (£42.00 F)

 

Kevin Quantum: And for My Next Trick

Kevin Quantum

Comedy sketch-magic show with more tricks than you can shake a wand at. From magician-scientist hybrid, Kevin Quantum. 'Will take your breath away, then make it appear in someone else's pocket'

**** (BroadwayBaby.com).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018KEVINQU_GD

Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Dining Room)

Aug 1-3 21:30(1h) £7.00

Aug 4-5,8-9,13-16,20,22-23 21:30(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

Aug 6-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 21:30(1h) £13.00 (£11.00)

 

Mr. Swallow and the Vanishing Elephant

The Pleasance, Nick Mohammed and United Agents

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. ***** (Guardian, Stage, Evening Standard, Metro). Book early to avoid!

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018MRSWALL_PA

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance One)

Aug 1-3 19:30(1h) £7.00

Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 19:30(1h) £14.50 (£13.50)

Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 19:30(1h) £13.50 (£12.50)

Aug 13-14,20-21 19:30(1h) £11.50 (£10.50)

 

Nerd Time's a Charm

Tom Crosbie/PBH's Free Fringe

Tom Crosbie's first Edinburgh show saw his nerdiness deliver a sell-out run. His second made him a nerd squared. Armed with Rubik's Cubes and his wit, this year Tom is truly a nerd cubed!

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018TOMCROS_V2

Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Ballroom)

Aug 4-26 12:10(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

Pete Firman: Marvels

Phil McIntyre Entertainments in association with Corrie McGuire for CMM

The TV regular and Fringe favourite returns with his astonishing new show. Expect laugh-out-loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic. 'The UK's leading comedy magician' (Time Out). 'A spellbinding mix of comedy and magic' (List).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018PETEFIR_PN

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Beyond)

Aug 1-3 20:00(1h) £8.50

Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 20:00(1h) £15.00 (£13.50)

Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 20:00(1h) £12.50 (£11.00)

Aug 13-14,20-21 20:00(1h) £11.50 (£10.00)

 

Piff the Magic Dragon and the Dog Who Knows

Get Comedy / The Stand Comedy Club

Mr Piffles – reader of minds! Star of Las Vegas! Soiler of carpets! Also featuring Piff the Magic Dragon. 'A stunningly good magician' (Penn & Teller). 'Sensational' (Derren Brown).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018PIFFTHE_BFG

The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Grand Hall)

Aug 16-26 19:20(1h) £16.00

 

Tom Brace: Brace Yourself (It's Magic Time!)

Tom Brace Magic and Play People Productions

Hold on to your raincoats! Tom Brace brings a jam-packed hour of laughs and magic that you simply won't believe! Expect the unexpected in this mind-boggling variety show.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018TOMBRAC_FZ

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Green)

Aug 1-3 14:00(1h) £6.00

Aug 4-7,10-12 14:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Aug 8-9 14:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

 

Events

 

The Potter Trail

Grab a wand and join your robed guide on the original tour in Edinburgh designed especially for Potter fans! Discover inspirations for characters and locations and JK Rowling's old writing haunts. TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018POTTERT_AGN

Meeting Point at Greyfriars Bobby Statue • Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QE (Tour Meeting Point)

Jul 30-Aug 31 12:00,16:00(1h30m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Aug 4-5,11-12,18-19,25-26,Sep 1-2 14:00(1h30m) (Free Non-ticketed)

 

Theatre

 

The Chore of Enchantment

Vincent Gambini (with Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts)

Disillusioned by global news events, Gambini struggles to differentiate between magic, theatre and reality. A playful deconstruction of conjuring. 'Thoughtful, bamboozling, multi-layered' **** (Guardian).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CHOREOF_BMR

Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (The Dairy Room)

Aug 1-3 17:45(1h) £7.00

Aug 4-7,10-12,17-19,24-26 17:45(1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

Aug 8-9,14-16,21-23,27 17:45(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

 

Classic Conjuring

Dr Taliesin Coward

Experience the wonders of magical mysteries and classic sleight of hand in an interactive freestyle performance with master close-up magician Dr Taliesin. Timeless, sophisticated and spellbinding entertainment to leave you baffled and amused. www.classicconjuring.com.au

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018CLASSIE_L4

St Cuthbert's Church • 5 Lothian Road, EH1 2EP (Lindisfarne Room)

Aug 3 12:45, 14:00,18:30, 19:45(30m) £12.00 (£30.00 F)

Aug 6 13:30, 14:45(30m) £12.00 (£30.00 F)

Aug 7 15:30, 16:45, 18:00, 19:15(30m) £12.00 (£30.00 F)

 

The Extinction Event

SEDA and Glynis Henderson Productions in association with HighTide

After 60 minutes, mankind will vanish. Hypnotist magicians David Aula and Simon Evans present an examination of what happens when science starts thinking for itself. Not the story of a magic trick. The story of real magic.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018EXTINCT_PC

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Above)

Aug 1-3 15:40(1h) £8.00

Aug 4-5,7,10-12,17-19,24-26 15:40(1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 15:40(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

Aug 14,20-21,27 15:40(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

 

The Imagicarium of Mr Dickens

Quids In Theatre Company

Love Dickens? Love magic? Imagine if you could sit in Fagin's den or share a rum with Bill Sykes while he mesmerises you with cards? At last you can.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018IMAGICA_HN

theSpace on the Mile • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH (Space 2)

Aug 20-25 15:15(50m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£20.00 F)

 

Strangers: Pairs

Strickland Productions

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, creating an audience experience like no other.

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018STRANGE_AAB

Greenside @ Nicolson Square • 25 Nicolson Square, EH8 9BX (Lime Studio)

Aug 4 16:10(50m) £8.00 (£24.00 F)

Aug 13,15,17,20,22,24 16:10(50m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£24.00 F)

 

Tonight With Donny Stixx

Fear No Colours

Donny wanted to be a magician. He wanted to impress people. He wanted to go down in history. But he did something horrible: something not even magic could fix. Now how will he be remembered? www.fearnocolours.com

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018TONIGHV_JH

theSpace @ Jurys Inn • 43 Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH (Studio)

Aug 3-5 13:40(1h15m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£20.00 F)

Aug 6-8,13-15,20-22 13:40(1h15m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£20.00 F)

Aug 9-10,16-17,23-24 13:40(1h15m) £10.50 (£8.50) (£28.00 F)

Aug 11,18-19,25 13:40(1h15m) £11.50 (£9.50) (£28.00 F)

 

The Vanishing Man

SEDA and Glynis Henderson Productions

A time-hopping, mind-bending examination of what really happens when a man in full view simply disappears. More than a magic show, it's the story of a magic trick: the greatest ever performed. 'Theatrical magic' **** (Guardian).

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2018VANISHI_PB

Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Two)

Aug 1-3 14:10(1h) £8.00

Aug 4-5,7,10-12,17-19,24-26 14:10(1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

Aug 8-9,15-16,22-23 14:10(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)

Aug 14,20-21,27 14:10(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

 

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