Penn and Teller to make their Scottish debut

Penn and Teller will bring their world-famous magic show to Scotland for the very first time this week.

The American duo, who have been performing together since 1975 and currently hold the record for the longest-running headliners to play in the same Las Vegas hotel, will bring their unique blend of comedy and trickery to Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium on Thursday, 15 and Friday, 16 June.

Penn and Teller have spent more than 40 years as one of magic’s most outrageous and innovative teams, winning the Las Vegas Magicians of the Year award eight times and having their Las Vegas show crowned as The Single Best Show in Vegas by the Los Angeles Times. Their Glasgow shows will give Scottish fans the rare opportunity to see the iconic showbiz duo perform some of their best tricks live – with some audience members even expected to be asked to take part!

Announcing the tour, Penn said: “Oh boy. Teller and I are so excited to be coming back to the UK and this time we’re not just hitting England, we get to go up to Scotland, too. You may think it’s a magic show tour, but we see it as a vacation in a country we love. We can’t wait to see and fool our friends and fans in the UK. Oh boy!”

In addition to cementing themselves as Las Vegas royalty, Penn and Teller are also best-selling authors and Emmy award-winning TV stars. Their most recent TV show, Fool Us in Vegas, is a talent competition which has been presented by both Jonathan Ross and former Buffy and American Pie star Alyson Hannigan. The show gives magicians the chance to try and baffle the duo with their own tricks, with the aim of winning the chance to open for them in Las Vegas. The show is expected to return with a new series this summer.

Penn and Teller, SEC Armadillo, Finnieston Street, Glasgow, Thursday 15 and Friday 16 June, 7.30pm, 0844 395 4000.

Words: Amy Anderson

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