David Blaine to kick off first-ever UK tour in Edinburgh

David Blaine to kick off first-ever UK tour in Edinburgh

Magician and illusionist David Blaine has announced first-ever UK and Ireland live tour – and it kicks off at the Edinburgh Playhouse. Blaine, who is well-known for his ambitious public stunts, will bring his Real Or Magic Tour to the UK and Ireland in June for his first live dates on these shores. The show promises an “interactive experience” and a set of “death-defying stunts”, as well as the assertion that no two shows on…

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MagicFest Interview: Juan Esteban Varela

MagicFest Interview: Juan Esteban Varela

All this week, we’ve been counting down to the opening of MagicFest 2017. The popular festival returns to Edinburgh tonight, kicking off over a week of spellbinding performances from some of the world’s most fascinating magicians. Earlier this week, we caught up with Juan Esteban Varela to find out more about his show, From the Dark, which takes place at the Assembly Rooms on Sunday and is the only magic show in the world to…

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MagicFest Interview: Kevin Quantum

MagicFest Interview: Kevin Quantum

All this week, we’re counting down to the opening of MagicFest 2017. The popular festival returns to Edinburgh this Friday so we caught up with professional magician and MagicFest founder Kevin Quantum to find out everything you need to know about the UK’s largest magic event. You founded MagicFest back 2010 and it’s now the UK’s largest magic-based event. Why did you decide that Edinburgh was the best place to launch it? Edinburgh was perfect….

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MagicFest Interview: Billy Reid

MagicFest Interview: Billy Reid

All this week, we’ll be counting down to the opening of MagicFest 2017. The festival, which is the UK’s biggest magic event, returns to Edinburgh this Friday. Ahead of the opening night, we’ll be chatting to some of the fascinating magicians and illusionists on this year’s line-up to find out what it’s actually like to work in one of the world’s most mysterious industries. First up is Billy Reid, one of the country’s best close-up…

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Review: Penn and Teller, Glasgow Armadillo

Review: Penn and Teller, Glasgow Armadillo

They’re as synonymous with Las Vegas as scantily-clad showgirls and blinding neon lights so it was no surprise to see a full house of excited fans turn out in force to see Penn and Teller perform in Scotland for the very first time last night. The iconic duo brought countless illusions and jokes with them but their most impressive trick was the way in which they were able to play their audience –revealing their ‘secrets’…

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Preview: MagicFest + win tickets

Preview: MagicFest + win tickets

Scotland is renowned for myths, legends and folklore and, from Friday, there is going to be some seriously spellbinding activity going on in the Capital. MagicFest, which brings together some of the world’s greatest magicians, illusionists and mind-readers, is set to return for its seventh consecutive year with its biggest line-up to date. Here at AAA, we’ve decided to put all our cards on the table and reveal our top picks from this year’s programme……

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Preview: Impossible, Edinburgh Playhouse

Preview: Impossible, Edinburgh Playhouse

Do you believe in magic? No? Well, if you head along to the Edinburgh Playhouse later this week to see their latest show then you might just change your mind. Fresh from its ground-breaking run at the Noel Coward Theatre in London’s West End, Impossible brings together some of the world’s best illusionists for a fast-paced show that fuses death-defying stunts, technological trickery and grand illusions with up-close magic tricks. Starring TV Escapologist Jonathan Goodwin, Cirque du Soleil’s Lee…

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