Sat 28 Oct | 8.00pm | Tickets £13 (£10.50) | Theatre | Ages 8+
The star of West End magic marvels and big screen spectacles, Ali Cook, brings his critically acclaimed Principles of Deception to mac, featuring his own brand of awe-inspiring magic and off-beat comedy.
Taking its name from Arthur Buckley’s seminal magic compendium, Principles and Deceptions – the first book to categorize every magic trick – the show demonstrates Ali Cook’s skill as a historian of deception. In a masterclass of technique across a range of magic disciplines, including close up magic, mind reading, deception, sleight of hand, and escapology, expect an evening of magical invention and re-invention.
Ali starred in the West End illusion spectacular Impossible, as well as television magic specials including Penn & Teller: Fool Us (ITV), Dirty Tricks (Channel 4), Secret World of Magic (Sky One) and Now You See It (BBC One). In addition to comedy and illusion, his television work includes Emmerdale (ITV) and Mr Selfridge (ITV), as well as film roles in the BAFTA nominated film Kajaki (2015), Get Lucky (2013, Universal Pictures), The Anomaly (2014, Universal Pictures) and The Messenger (2015, directed by BAFTA and Emmy Award winner David Blair). He also co-star's in the upcoming political comedy How To Sell A War with Sharon Horgan.
“The show is perfection” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
“You blew us away” Penn & Teller
“Immensely funny” Daily Telegraph
“His tricks are dazzling” The Daily Mail
“Supremely talented” Time Out
“Ali Cook’s illusions are thrilling” The Big Issue
"Cook proves magic isn’t all about wearing ridiculous outfits & making the Statue of Liberty vanish" Maxim Magazine.
“A hugely impressive show that’s never short on spectacle… Genuinely astounding” ★★★★ Mail on Sunday
“Jaw dropping” ★★★★ Metro
“Awe-inspiring” ★★★★ Chortle
★★★★★ Edinburgh Spotlight
★★★★ The Scottish Herald
★★★★ Fringe Guru