EVENT – Edinburgh International Magic Festival, 1st – 8th July 2011

Tickets now on sale for the second Edinburgh International Magic Festival    As if by magic, the sun was shining on Edinburgh today as the Festival Theatre played host to the sort of people who could make that happen. Magicians and aficionados alike gathered this morning for the launch of this year’s Edinburgh International Magic Festival, […]

FRINGE REVIEW – Paul Zenon – Lounge Wizard (Fringe @ Le Monde)


20 – 30 August (not 23) 2115-2215, Le Monde Although he is also appearing nightly throughout the Fringe co-hosting The Late Late Show with Mikelangelo, Paul Zenon is also demonstrating his close-up magic in the basement of Le Monde in this intimate 45 minute show. As quick with his comedy as he is with his […]

FRINGE REVIEW – Ali Cook, Pieces of Strange


Until 30 Aug (not 18)  2145 (2245)  @ Gilded Balloon The first magic trick that Ali Cook learnt as a child was from a Paul Daniel’s set, but he’s certainly come a long way since then.   His hour-long Edinburgh Fringe show provides an astounding range of magic tricks and demonstrations of  jaw-dropping  mind-reading. Ali’s comedy patter between […]

REVIEW – International Magic Festival Gala, Lyceum Theatre.


   By Elliot Bibby  From dancing brush handles to quick-change artists, the Edinburgh Magic Festival drew to a close with a spectacular gala show last night in the Royal Lyceum Theatre. The 2-hour performance showcased the talents of six performers and two socks entertaining the packed theatre.  Compered by the very funny Gavin Oattes, it […]

PREVIEW – Magic School, Edinburgh Magic Festival

Calling all you Budding Harry Potters! We are looking forward to Edinburgh’s International Magic Festival in July. From the 7th – 10th July at The Lot in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket, the  Edinburgh International Magic Festival will be running a  ‘Magic School’ Are you aged between 7 and 12 with a passion for magic? Do you think you could […]

PREVIEW – Edinburgh International Magic Festival 7-11 July 2010

We love a good festival at Edinburgh Spotlight and we are excited at the forthcoming Edinburgh International Magic Festival which is debuting this year from 7th – 11th July 2010.  Illusionists, hypnotists and mind readers will descend upon the capital, as the festival gets into swing across the city.  Tickets are on sale now and there are […]

REVIEW – Chris Cox


Myself and 3 friends went to see Chris Cox last night and along with a full house, we all thoroughly enjoyed the show.  I last saw Chris at the festival 2 years ago and he seems to have matured his stage presence a lot, with a huge injection of humour.  I didn’t expect to laugh as much […]