#PULSE18 – The Chore of Enchantment

Performed on Sat 2 Jun


Critically acclaimed magician and theatre artist Vincent Gambini presents brand new sleight-of-hand.

Critically acclaimed magician and theatre artist Vincent Gambini returns with brand new material. Performing with his trademark ironic detachment, Gambini plays expertly with our understandings of magic and theatre.

In this show Gambini exposes the hidden difficulties of being a magician: the arduous job of creating genuine wonder and enchantment, particularly in times of deep political turmoil. What are magicians to do in the face of the growing disillusion that pervades the world today? This is an ambitious performance about artifice and illusion, politics and deception, total wonder and total disenchantment.

Gambini’s 2015 performance, This is not a magic show, received huge critical acclaim, with four star reviews from The Guardian, Time Out and The Stage, and a tour across the UK and Germany.


Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Developed with support from Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts, Cambridge Junction, University of Sussex, Shoreditch Town Hall, Magic Fest and ARC Stockton Arts Centre.

14+ Adult themes and content

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