The Chore of Enchantment (4 stars)

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Vincent Gambini (with Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts)

The world is in turmoil. Can magic provide the much-needed solace for these difficult times? Vincent Gambini is not so sure. Disillusioned by global news events, struggling with "magician's block", Gambini unveils the hidden difficulties of being a conjurer. Combining deadpan reflections with jaw-dropping sleight-of-hand magic, this new show plays expertly with our understandings of deception, artifice and theatrical make-believe. 'Thoughtful, playful and multi-layered… will make you question how we watch and what we see' ★★★★ (Guardian). 'Takes apart the clockwork mechanics of wonder in ingenious style' ★★★★ (Fest Mag).

Age category: 14+

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The Chore of Enchantment

7 Aug 20184 stars

Magic can make the doom disappear

A magic show about Brexit, Trump and impending climate catastrophe? You bet. Strictly speaking, those current global nightmares provide the all-pervasive context for magician Vincent Gambini's thoughtful, thought-provoking show. Having spent all his…

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