I know, I know. I can hear you from here – “Pete, where have you been? You haven’t posted in ages!” I know but, as I have said previously, I do most of my posting on the socials these days. But that all said, it is finally that time of year again – the printed (and online/PDF) version of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme was published this morning and so here is the list of this year’s magic at the Fringe.

If you are performing, I hope your shows go well, get great reviews and lots of people come to see them. If you are going, I hope this list is of some help and that you have a great time.

Cabaret and Variety

1 Hour Straitjacket Escape Magic Show
Arron Jones / PBH’s Free Fringe
One devilishly handsome magician trapped in a straitjacket. Mind-melting magic, showstopping laughs and unexpected twists. Is it possible? Come find out! ‘One of the best!’ (YorkshireLive.co.uk). As seen on ITV, E4 and Dave.
PBH’s Free Fringe @ Pilgrim (Back Lounge)
Aug 6-28 17:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Ada Campe: Too Little, Too Soon
Ada Campe / The Stand Comedy Club

Join award-winning variety artiste Ada Campe for a show about wonderful women, surprising secrets and amphibian water ballets. ‘Very funny’ (Guardian). ‘Fabulous’ (ScotsGay.co.uk). ‘Genius’ (Sandi Toksvig). ‘Marvellous’ (Scotsman). ‘Resembles an unhinged supervillain’ (DIVA).
The Stand’s New Town Theatre (Studio)
Aug 4 14:55(1h) £11.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F)
Aug 5-14,16-28 14:55(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) (£44.00 F)

Ash Pryce: Ghosts
Noisy Ghost Entertainment / PBH’s Free Fringe

There’s something spooky in the underground vaults with Edinburgh Horror Festival sell-out magician and paranormal illusionist Ash Pryce. ‘Prepare to be convinced about the thin veil that separates our world from the next’ **** (TheWeeReview.com).
PBH’s Free Fringe @ Banshee Labyrinth (Chamber Room)
Aug 4 19:20(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
Aug 17-22,24-27 19:20(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Ava Beaux: Which Witch
Ava Beaux / PBH’s Free Fringe

In this blend of magic and theatre, two halves of one magician compete. Will Ava prevail or submit to alter-ego Beaux? ‘Delightfully sinister’ ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘Slick patter’ **** (List).
PBH’s Free Fringe @ CC Blooms (CC Blooms)
Aug 6-16,18-28 21:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Ben Hart: Wonder
Lee Martin for Gag Reflex

West End star and multi award-winning magician Ben Hart returns with Wonder. A show that’s always amazing, sometimes shocking and shines a light into the darkest corners of your imaginations… An unforgettable experience, leaving you in Wonder.
Pleasance Courtyard (The Grand)
Aug 3-4 19:50(1h) £10.00
Aug 5-9,12-14,19-21,26-28 19:50(1h) £16.50 (£14.50)
Aug 10-11,15,17-18,22-25 19:50(1h) £13.50 (£12.50)

Caspar Thomas: Sleight of Handkerchief
Caspar Thomas / PBH’s Free Fringe

Magic as stunning as the skill is hidden. Having had plenty of time to practise, Caspar returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with a brand-new magic show. ‘A master of the sleight of hand’ (FringeReview.co.uk).
PBH’s Free Fringe @ Voodoo Rooms (French Quarter)
Aug 6-28 15:05(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Charlie Caper: Magical
Charlie Caper / PBH’s Free Fringe

From the winner of Sweden’s Got Talent – magnificent magic, oodles of charm and lots of laughs. Eight five-star reviews in Australia 2020. ‘The best sleight of hand you’ll ever see’ (Advertiser, Adelaide).
PBH’s Free Fringe @ Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse (Warehouse)
Aug 6-28 18:15(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Chris Dugdale: Ethermind
Chris Dugdale Int Ents

‘One of the top magicians working the circuit’ (BroadwayBaby.com). A unique blend of magic and mind control! Minds are influenced and the results are indisputable! The only act ever to win the Edfest Bouquet four times!
Assembly Rooms (Drawing Room)
Aug 3-4 18:35(1h) £8.50
Aug 5,10-11,15-18,22-25 18:35(1h) £12.50 (£11.50)
Aug 6-8,12-14,19-21,26-28 18:35(1h) £14.50 (£13.50)

David Alnwick: Famous Magician
David Alnwick / PBH’s Free Fringe

New show for 2022. Fringe legend David Alnwick performs epic magic. ‘Daily queues down the street’ ***** (WorldMagicReview.com). ‘Completely f*cking awesome’ **** (Skinny). ‘They’d burn him 300 years ago’ (Phill Jupitus). **** (BroadwayBaby.com). **** (FringeGuru.com).
PBH’s Free Fringe @ Voodoo Rooms (Ballroom)
Aug 6-28 12:10(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

David Alnwick: Good Afternoon, Magic
David Alnwick / PBH’s Free Fringe

Fringe legend David Alnwick performs his favourite tricks. ‘Alnwick is wildly, ridiculously popular’ ***** (WorldMagicReview.com). ‘Completely f*cking awesome’ **** (Skinny). ‘A true magician’s magician’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘The audience were spellbound’ **** (DeadlineNews.co.uk).
PBH’s Free Fringe @ Pilgrim (Back Lounge)
Aug 6-28 15:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Dirty Tricks – How the Illusionati Rule the World
The Great Baldini

Legendary magician, The Great Baldini, leads the sinister Illusionati: elite magicians who control society through magical dark arts. Dirty Tricks reveals how. Tommy Cooper meets Blofeld. ‘Incredible’, (Front Row, Radio 4).
Greenside @ Riddles Court (Willow Studio)
Aug 5-7 16:20(50m) £5.00 (£4.00) (£16.00 F)
Aug 8-13,15-18 16:20(50m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F)

Dom Chambers: Fake Wizard
Lee Martin for Gag Reflex

Award-winning comedy and magic-adventure, starring Dom Chambers (The Illusionists on Broadway and Penn & Teller: Fool Us). Ditching the top hat and bunny for Tinder and beer, Fake Wizard takes magic to a ridiculous new territory.
Assembly George Square (The Blue Room)
Aug 3-4 17:50(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)
Aug 5-9,12-14,19-21,26-28 17:50(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)
Aug 10-11,16-18,22-25 17:50(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Elliot Bibby and the Magical Beach Ball
Elliot Bibby, Blond Ambition and Voodoo Rooms

Join multi award-winning magician Elliot and his friend Barry the Beach Ball as the unique double act bounce off each other in another captivating comedy magic show that won’t let you down!
The Voodoo Rooms (The Ballroom)
Aug 5-6,12-13,19-20 19:50(1h) £15.00
Aug 7,9-11,14,16-18,21,23-25 19:50(1h) £12.00

The Greatest Magician
James Phelan / PBH’s Free Fringe

‘Extraordinary’ (Daily Mirror). A dazzling new magic show, presented by the magician most famous for jamming the BBC switchboard after correctly predicting the lottery. Directed by Paul Daniels – James Phelan is The Greatest Magician.
PBH’s Free Fringe @ Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse (Warehouse)
Aug 7-12,15-28 15:45(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Griffin and Jones: Idiot Magicians
Griffin and Jones / PBH’s Free Fringe

They’ve spent the last decade showcasing their homemade miracles and generally being the biggest comedy magic superstars you’ve never heard of… until now! ‘The perfect Fringe magic show’ (FringeGuru.com). ‘Idiocy is contagious’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com).
PBH’s Free Fringe @ Voodoo Rooms (Speakeasy)
Aug 6-7,9-14,16-21,23-28 18:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

The Grumpy Magicians Present: Trust Us, We’re Magicians
TGM / PBH’s Free Fringe

The Grumpy Magicians will be performing their new show using their unique style of comedy magic to baffle and entertain you. A ‘solidly entertaining hour’ (WorldMagicReview.com).
PBH’s Free Fringe @ CC Blooms (CC Blooms)
Aug 6-20 16:15(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Kevin Quantum: Dark Matter
KQ Productions

Kevin Quantum, trained by Penn & Teller, performs jaw-dropping illusions, taking you from belly laugh to intense confusion; transfixed to properly entertained. A night where stranger things unfold before your eyes. ‘Astonishing’ ***** (Edinburgh Evening News).
Gilded Balloon Teviot (Debating Hall)
Aug 3-5 15:30(1h) £8.00
Aug 6-7,10-11,15-18,22,24-25,29 15:30(1h) £13.00 (£12.00)
Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28 15:30(1h) £15.00 (£14.00)

Just a Magic Show
Arron Jones / PBH’s Free Fringe

A perfect show to start your day! Card tricks, mindreading, all the magic show stuff. Magician, on stage, doing magic in a magic show; what more do you want? ‘One of the best’ (YorkshireLive.co.uk).
PBH’s Free Fringe @ Bannermans (Back Cave)
Aug 6-28 11:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

LEON the Magician: Table Tennis is Magic
LEON the Magician

A completely original show. Centre stage is a table tennis table and a humorous member of The Magic Circle! LEON the Magician will combine modern amusing magic, mentalism with exhibitions of table tennis.
theSpace @ Venue45 (theSpace @ Venue 45)
Aug 22-27 16:00(50m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F)

The Lock-In Cabaret
Griffin and Jones / PBH’s Free Fringe

The only way to end your night at Edinburgh Fringe! Join high-energy hosts, Griffin and Jones, for an hour(ish) of late-night chaos, decadence and mischief from some of the very best variety acts on the Fringe!
PBH’s Free Fringe @ Voodoo Rooms (French Quarter)
Aug 6-7,9-14,16-21,23-28 01:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Magic Faraway Cabaret with Mister Meredith
Mister Meredith / PBH’s Free Fringe

Always packed, this ‘fab lil’ cabaret party’ (Time Out) returns with Mister Meredith again in charge. ‘An amazing compere’ (BurlesqueBibleMag.com). ‘An exciting array of the best in burlesque, comedy and sideshow’ **** (ThreeWeeks).
PBH’s Free Fringe @ Voodoo Rooms (Speakeasy)
Aug 6-28 22:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

The Magic of Jim
Jim the Magician

They’ve let him indoors! Jim’s interactive energising magic has been an annual fixture around the Pleasance Courtyard for many years. Join Jim for his first indoor residency! ‘Embodies all that’s best about the Fringe’ (FringeGuru.com).
Pleasance Courtyard (The Green)
Aug 3-4 17:45(30m) £5.00
Aug 5-9,12-14,19-21,26-28 17:45(30m) £9.00 (£8.00) (£30.00 F)
Aug 10-11,16-18,22-25,29 17:45(30m) £7.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F)

The Magic Show Starring Liam A Black as the Glittering Prince of Magic
Kingdom Theatre Company

A world-class magical premiere with beautiful showgirls and jaw dropping illusions with Vegas-style presentation gaining standing ovations at Carnegie Hall from this award-winning company. www.kingdomtheatrecompany.com
Greenside @ Nicolson Square (Emerald Theatre)
Aug 5-7 21:00(50m) £11.00 (£40.00 F)
Aug 8-13,15-20,22-27 21:00(50m) £14.50 (£13.50) (£52.00 F)

Magical Bones: Soulful Magic
Broken Robot Productions

Following a sell-out debut in 2019, the Britain’s Got Talent finalist returns to the Fringe with ‘a dazzling show… full of imagination and flair’ **** (Guardian). As seen on Penn & Teller: Fool Us.
Assembly Checkpoint (Assembly Checkpoint)
Aug 3-4 16:45(1h) £10.50
Aug 5-9,12-14,19-21,26-28 16:45(1h) £14.50 (£13.50)
Aug 10-11,15,17-18,22-25 16:45(1h) £12.50 (£11.50)

The Magician, the Mind Reader and the Nerd
Look At That Productions / PBH’s Free Fringe

Three of the Fringe’s biggest variety performers come together for an extra-sensational show! Witness the best magic, mind-reading and nerd-ity the Fringe has to offer, all in one spectacular event!
PBH’s Free Fringe @ Voodoo Rooms (Ballroom)
Aug 6-28 16:40(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Mason King – Mind Games
Elite Entertainment

Mind reader Mason King returns to the Edinburgh Fringe to take you on a journey into his unique world of explosive, mind-blowing fun! ‘Astounding’ (FringeReview.ca). ‘Mind-blowing’ (TheatreAndArtReviews.wordpress.com).
theSpace @ Surgeons Hall (Theatre 2)
Aug 15-20,22-27 17:05(45m) £9.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F)

Mat Ricardo: The Extraordinary Gentleman
Lee Martin for Gag Reflex with Royal Caribbean Entertainment

The showman returns with an incredible, hilarious, unmissable one-man circus for all ages! ‘One of the greatest variety artists today’ (Scotsman). ‘The most talented man at the Edinburgh Fringe’ (BroadwayBaby.com).
Gilded Balloon Teviot (Sportsmans)
Aug 3-5 12:15(1h) £7.50
Aug 6-7,10-11,15-18,22-25 12:15(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)
Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28 12:15(1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

Mysteries: An Hour of Impossibility
Cameron Gibson, Blond Ambition and Voodoo Rooms

Join Scottish mind reader Cameron Gibson as he uses his skills of mind-reading, psychology, mystery and magic to demonstrate extraordinary feats leaving you with an experience you won’t forget.
The Voodoo Rooms (The Ballroom)
Aug 5-6,12-13,19-20,26-27 18:30(1h) £12.00
Aug 7,9-11,14,16-18,21,23-25,28 18:30(1h) £10.00

Oracle: Do You Want to See the Future?
Lorenzo ‘Renz’ Novani

A jaw-dropping mind-reading show that will have you grinning from ear to ear, scratching your head in bafflement and wondering if you might just have seen a glimpse of the future.
theSpace on the Mile (Space 3)
Aug 5-7 20:35(50m) £6.00 (£4.50)
Aug 8-11 20:35(50m) £10.00 (£8.00)
Aug 12-13 20:35(50m) £12.00 (£9.00) (£8.00 SU)

A Secret Show by Cameron Young
Cameron Young

One of the hottest names in modern magic, with appearances on national television shows such as Britain’s Got Talent and Penn & Teller: Fool Us. Cameron’s magic has been seen across the globe.
Gilded Balloon Teviot (Turret)
Aug 3-5 12:20(1h) £8.00
Aug 6-7,10-11,15-18,22-25,29 12:20(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)
Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28 12:20(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Sounds Impossible: A Musical Magic Show by Neil Kelso
Neil Kelso / PBH’s Free Fringe

When Neil Kelso (master magician and award-winning concert pianist) plays the piano, strange things happen… Mysteries unfold and nothing is quite what it seems in this magical musical show.
PBH’s Free Fringe @ Fingers Piano Bar (Fingers Piano Bar)
Aug 6-10,12-17,19-24,26-28 15:10(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Stunt Magician – Sabotage
Danger Dave Reubens / PBH’s Free Fringe

Danger Dave Reubens is back with a new comedy magic show and someone is out to get him! Join his perilous journey, packed with edge-of-your-seat stunts and madcap comedy. As seen on the BBC.
PBH’s Free Fringe @ Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse (Warehouse)
Aug 6-16 14:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

TA DA – The Ramblings of a Magician
Samuel King

Winner of Best Magic Adelaide Fringe 2022. An existential show about one magician’s relationship with his magic, told through stand-up comedy, quirky tricks and original illusions.
Laughing Horse @ The Counting House (The Lounge)
Aug 4-13 17:45(1h)
Pay What You Can in advance from the following prices to guarantee entry or turn up at the venue for free, with the option of donating at the end of the show. Your Pay What You Can ticket options are: £5, £7.50, £10 and £12.50.

Tom Brace: Embrace the Impossible!
Play People Productions
Sell-out show 2018! Magician Tom Brace takes a trip down memory lane with a brand-new magic show for all ages. Expect the unexpected. **** (VoiceMag.uk). **** (Primary Times). **** (ThePhoenixRemix.com).
Underbelly, Bristo Square (Ermintrude)
Aug 3-5 16:55(1h) £7.00
Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21,26-28 16:55(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)
Aug 10-11,15,17-18,22-25,29 16:55(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Tomas McCabe: How to Read Minds
Tomas McCabe / PBH’s Free Fringe

One of the most popular mind readers at the Fringe since 2017. Before the pandemic, he had received four yeses on BGT and was the UK guest star on cruises around the world!
PBH’s Free Fringe @ Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse (Warehouse)
Aug 6-28 20:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Kane and Abel / PBH’s Free Fringe

Kane and Abel perform comedy and magic based on the cliches of being twins. ‘Endlessly watchable performers’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘Seriously impressive’ (BBC Radio Bristol). ‘Top Weekend Comedy Pick’ (Times). ***** (Channel 44 Adelaide).
PBH’s Free Fringe @ Voodoo Rooms (Ballroom)
Aug 6-9,11-16,18-23,25-28 13:40(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

West End Magic
OT Magic FX productions

London’s longest-running family magic show. An exciting, family-friendly show offering an amazing mixture of magic, comedy and variety acts plus a special guest act every day. For ages 5 to 105. ‘Outstanding’ (TripAdvisor.co.uk).
theSpace @ Surgeons Hall (Theatre 1)
Aug 5-13 11:05(50m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£30.00 F)
Aug 15-20 14:35(50m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£30.00 F)

Children’s Shows

Adventure Bubble Show with Milkshake
Bubble Laboratory Dr Bubble and Milkshake

Most suitable for ages 0 and older
Every child goes inside their own bubble! China, Romania and Bulgaria’s Got Talent stars return with a new show with shadow bubbles, light bubbles, square bubbles, bubble tubes, smoke bubbles, vortexes and a million-bubble finale!
theSpaceTriplex (Big)
Aug 5 10:05(1h) £8.00 (£28.00 F)
Aug 6-7,9,12-14 10:05(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) (£42.00 F)
Aug 8 10:05(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)
Aug 10-11 10:05(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) (£38.00 F)
Aug 15,17-18 10:10(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) (£38.00 F)
Aug 19-20 10:10(1h) £12.00 (£11.00) (£42.00 F)

Amazing Bubble Man
Louis Pearl

Most suitable for ages 0 and older
An Edinburgh favourite who sells out every year, Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubble art, science, magic and fun. Combining comedy, artistry, music and audience participation, his spellbinding bubble tricks keep everyone mesmerised.
Underbelly, George Square (Udderbelly)
Aug 4-5 12:55(1h) £8.00
Aug 6-7,9,12-14,19-21,26-28 12:55(1h) £12.00 (£10.50)
Aug 8,10-11,15-18,22-25,29 12:55(1h) £11.00 (£9.50)

The Bubble Show
The Highland Joker

Most suitable for ages 3-12
Join Mr Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles! Enjoy bouncy bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, smoke bubbles, square bubbles, giant bubbles and even fire bubbles! An international award-winning performance which blends magic, storytelling, science and bubble art!
Assembly George Square Gardens (Piccolo)
Aug 4 10:30(1h) £7.50
Aug 5-9,12-14,19-21,26-28 10:30(1h) £12.50 (£11.50)
Aug 10-11,16-18,22-25,29 10:30(1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

The Funny Punny Magic Show
Tricky Ricky

Most suitable for ages 4 and older
Join the Trickster and Sunny the Bunny for a riot of silly stunts and crazy magic! Tricky Ricky will present his unique brand of magical mayhem for kids age 4 to 104!
Deaf Action (Blackwood Bar)
Aug 14 13:30(40m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£30.00 F)
Aug 14 15:00(40m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£30.00 F)

The Greatest Magic Show
Showmen Productions

Most suitable for ages 4-12
Direct from Australia! This multi award-winning family magic show is returning to Edinburgh once again with more whimsical wonders than ever before, plus a free magic wand on entry! Starring Sam, Justin and the enchanting Ringmaster.
Assembly George Square Gardens (Palais du Variete)
Aug 3-4 14:35(1h) £10.50
Aug 5-9,12-14,19-21,26-28 14:35(1h) £14.50 (£13.50)
Aug 10-11,16-18,23-25,29 14:35(1h) £12.50 (£11.50)

Magic Gareth’s Magic Eye
Gareth White

Most suitable for ages 5 and older
Kick-ass, eye-bending magic and a whole load of nonsense (and balloons)!
Pleasance Courtyard (Cabaret Bar)
Aug 3-29 12:25(40m) £8.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F)

Magic Roman’s Summer Holiday
Chip and Pin Theatre

Most suitable for ages 5-11
Join Magic Roman on the most epic holiday ever. Expect adventure, laughter, chaos and… magic! This unforgettable show promises some jaw-dropping moments, perfect for kids and grown-ups alike.
Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose (Dram)
Aug 3-5 11:40(1h) £8.00
Aug 6-7,10-11,15-16,18,22-25 11:40(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) (£32.00

Once Upon a Raindrop
Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Most suitable for ages 1-3
Edinburgh Magic Festival sell-out! Join our adventurous, quick-witted raindrop in a round the world journey, exploring family, home and belonging themes. Enjoy sensory games, fantastic animals and magic tricks; a fun show with your wee ones.
Deaf Action (Braidwood Centre)
Aug 12-18 10:00(30m) £11.00 (£5.00 C)
Aug 12-18 11:15(30m) £11.00 (£5.00 C)
Aug 12-18 12:30(30m) £11.00 (£5.00 C)

Science Magic
Donal Vaughan / Free Festival

Most suitable for ages 5-12
The fun, family, science comedy show is back! Learn all about science and laugh your pants off while you do. Strongly recommended to book a ticket to secure a seat. The shows will sell out fast.
Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters (Maggie’s Chamber)
Aug 4-28 11:30(1h)
Pay What You Can in advance from the following prices to guarantee entry or turn up at the venue for free, with the option of donating at the end of the show. Your Pay What You Can ticket options are: £5, £7.50, £10 and £12.50.

Scotland’s Magic Sensation
Leigh Milne

Most suitable for ages 5 and older
Scotland’s premier magician in brand-new and hilarious interactive magic and puppet show for all the family. Great way to start the day for all ages and something for everyone! Magic! Puppets! Mayhem! And lots of laughter!
Le Monde (Venue @ Le Monde)
Aug 5-15,17-22,24-29 12:15(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (£8.50 SU)


Adults Only Magic Show
Showmen Productions

Prepare to be wowed out of your comfy seats in this jam-packed, 18+ spectacular! Featuring an array of raucous comedy, mind-bending illusions and just a cheeky hint of nudity seen on stages all across the globe!
Assembly George Square Studios (Studio Three)
Aug 3-4 21:15(1h5m) £11.50
Aug 5-9,12-14,19-21,26-28 21:15(1h5m) £15.50 (£14.50)
Aug 10-11,16-18,23-25 21:15(1h5m) £14.00 (£13.00)

Card Ninja
Javier Jarquin

Warning: This show contains ninjas not magic. The one-man Fringe phenomenon returns. A hilarious journey to become an assassin using ordinary playing cards. Expect risky and deadly fun.
Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wine Bar)
Aug 3-5 16:15(1h) £8.50
Aug 6-7,10-11,15-18,22-25 16:15(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)
Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28 16:15(1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

Joz Norris: Blink
Joz Norris

Legendary magician Joz Norris has perfected the hardest magic trick of all time – making an entire audience blink in unison. Sold-out run, 2019. From the winner of The Comedians’ Choice Award for Best Show, 2019.
Pleasance Dome (JackDome)
Aug 3-4 20:20(1h) £6.00
Aug 5-9,12-14,19-21,26-28 20:20(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)
Aug 10-11,15,17-18,22-25,29 20:20(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)

Luke Oseland: Drunk Magic
Luke Oseland

This is the pre-drinks magic show. Join Luke in his debut one-man show as he performs incredible feats and magic that will leave you wondering ‘why?’ as well as ‘how?’.
Laughing Horse @ The Counting House (The Ballroom)
Aug 4-25,27-28 23:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle

This new Mischief comedy with Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer will leave you in stitches. ‘Telepathically challenged. Blissfully Funny’ (Metro). ‘Can’t read an autocue, never mind a mind’ (Financial Times).
Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Beyond)
Aug 3-4 21:30(1h) £10.00
Aug 5-9,12-14,19-21,26-28 21:30(1h) £18.50 (£16.50)
Aug 10-11,16-18,22-25 21:30(1h) £16.00 (£14.00)

Pete Firman: Bag Of Tricks
So Comedy and Broken Robot Productions by arrangement with CMM

The TV regular and Fringe favourite returns with his astonishing new show, blending laugh-out-loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic. ‘The UK’s leading comedy magician’ (Time Out). ‘A spellbinding mix of comedy and magic’ (List).
Gilded Balloon Teviot (Debating Hall)
Aug 3-5 20:00(1h) £9.00
Aug 6-7,10-11,15-18,22-24 20:00(1h) £14.00 (£13.00)
Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28 20:00(1h) £15.50 (£14.50)

Pete Heat: Blimey
Pete Heat

Joyously unhinged hour of comedy and mind-blowingly surreal magic from a charming, self-effacing miracle worker. ‘Like Noel Fielding performing sleight of hand’ **** (Fest). ‘Very, very funny’ ***** (FringeGuru.com). ‘Incredibly impressive’ **** (ThreeWeeks).
Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wee Room)
Aug 3-5 20:40(1h) £8.50
Aug 6-7,10-11,15-16,18,22-25,29 20:40(1h) £12.50 (£11.50)
Aug 8-9,12-14,19-21,26-28 20:40(1h) £13.50 (£12.50)

Science Magic XXX
Donal Vaughan / Free Fringe

Science! Sex! Stand-up! The man behind the acclaimed kids show Science Magic, is debuting a raunchy science comedy show, strictly for adults only! Multi-award winner Donal Vaughan will perform amazing science tricks, interspersed with hilarious comedy.
Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 (The Alcove)
Aug 4-28 19:15(1h)
Pay What You Can in advance from the following prices to guarantee entry or turn up at the venue for free, with the option of donating at the end of the show. Your Pay What You Can ticket options are: £5, £7.50, £10 and £12.50


Circo Aereo, Mimexplosion in association with From Start to Finnish

Lion – The Weird and Magical Abracadabra Circus Show is an hour of pleasure and a bit of thrilling fear led by a one-man circus. This physical comedy is mixing circus, illusions and playful horror with superb live music.
Assembly Rooms (Ballroom)
Aug 3-4 16:40(1h) £11.00
Aug 5,10-11,16-18 16:40(1h) £13.00 (£12.00)
Aug 6-9,12-14,19-21 16:40(1h) £15.00 (£14.00)


The Potter Trail
The Potter Trail

Grab a wand and join your robed guide on the original and best Harry Potter walking tour of Edinburgh. Discover the sites that inspired the series and author’s writing haunts. Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice Award winners 2016-2021.
Meeting Point at Greyfriars Bobby Statue (Tour Meeting Point)
Aug 1-29 12:00(1h30m) (Free Ticketed)
Aug 1-29 16:00(1h30m) (Free Ticketed)


Nightmare Magic
David Alnwick / PBH’s Free Fringe

Writer and magician David Alnwick presents a ghost story told using magic. ‘Perfection… Pushing the boundaries of magic’ ***** (WorldMagicReview.com). ‘Really impressive work’ (Andy Nyman). ‘Mind-blowing’ (Katy Danbury, London Horror Festival). ‘Atmospheric storytelling and exciting magic’ (TheWeeReview.com).
PBH’s Free Fringe @ Voodoo Rooms (Speakeasy)
Aug 6-28 16:50(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

So there you have it. It’s a decent list considering the last couple of years. I am hoping to get through at the end of the month as I am in Canada in late July/early August. You can follow my adventures on my social media bits and pieces (and if you’re good, I may just post something about that trip on here too!).

Take care and speak soon.

The Cardman 🙂

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