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PREVIEW – Edinburgh International Magic Festival 2012

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Kevin McMahon of the Magic Festival

Kevin McMahon of the Magic Festival

Edinburgh International Magic Festival 2012 launched

A sensory feast awaits this summer as The Edinburgh International Magic Festival casts its spell across the Capital and promises to take you to the extreme end of visual theatre. Attracting over 30 performers from eight countries including: France, Germany, Portugal, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, Ukraine and the UK, this year classic meets close-up, mindreading defies illusion, cabaret clashes with comedy and levitation renders the impossible possible.

Once again The Royal Lyceum theatre hosts the Magic and Variety Gala Opening night. A breath-taking spectacle of the finest acts in the Magic World, the addition of a Gala afternoon preview show opens up the world of unreality for just £10. Both performances are suitable for children 5+.

Jav Jarquin, aka Card Ninja, is one of the most skilful card handlers in the UK, his Street Magic Master Class, sponsored by ideas.co.uk, for 11-14 year olds promises to teach the coolest street magic effects that will blow your friend’s minds.

Levitating forks, cards turning to glass and disappearing wine! Adventure seekers should head to The Royal Scots Club for Magic Dinner, an evening of delicious food, magical cabaret, mindreading and show stopping close-up magic that promises to mess with your head.

Have a glance at the Magic Festival calendar and get planning.

Information:

You can follow the Magic Festival on facebook and on twitter.  You can also join the mailing list.

Tickets are on sale now via the Magic Festival website and via the telephone: 0131 473 2000.  There are ticket offers available. You can also buy tickets in person at: Hub Tickets (The Hub, Castlehill EH1 2NE) Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 1st July 2012 10am to 5pm

You can also volunteer to help at the Magic Festival.


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