Ali Cook (3 stars)

This article is from 2011.

Ali Cook

Old-fashioned with homage to TV magic shows

A familiar face from TV magic shows, Cook’s hour is determinedly old-fashioned with homage paid to the polyester-haired showmen of his youth in one sketch. Cook’s sleight-of-hand is impressive, while his elucidation of some of the world’s greatest tricks is compelling, though his cheesy banter could do with a service.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, until 29 Aug, 9.30pm, £12–£13 (£11–£12).

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