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Master Magician and Showman Richard Leigh has created an intimate underground mystical playground – a realm of magic, illusion and intrigue that will transport you to the odd-ball fairgrounds of yesteryear.
A show for the whole family. ‘Roll Up, Roll Up, Roll up’
All Side Show attractions and Fairground games are created through magic and illusion. There is plenty of audience participation in this immersive theatre show. Play tradition games such as ‘Hook a Duck’, ‘The Coconut Shy’, ‘Odds to win’, ‘Darts, 21 to win or pin 3 cards to win’ and can you fathom out the puzzle entitled ’13 Angels’ – great fun to bring the family or a group of friends together.
All is not what it seems though. Everything has a magical twist or surprise.
Right down the centre of the fairground called ‘The Midway’ Richard introduces from this strange world a selection of olde fairground Side Shows.
One of those Side Shows is an unusual and rare recreation of a piece of entertainment taken just from an old black and white photo postcard of a fairground from over 90 years ago and has certainly become one of Richards renowned maths extravaganzas entitled ‘The Fastest Mathematician’.
Enter the attraction. You choose the numbers, time and time again, BIG SUMS, and he’ll give you the total before you can get into your calculator mode.
This effect is wonderfully entertaining and has got to be seen to be appreciated. It’s incredibly quick.
And this is just a taster of numerous Side Show attractions which are presented here at London’s intimate magic theatre by Richard Leigh.
If you would like a mention for a birthday or a special occasion, then either contact Richard ahead of time via his website or pass on details to him as you enter the theatre.
The show is 1hour and 15 mins without an interval.
‘SCREAM IF YOU WANT TO GO FASTER’
Star rated out of 5
‘Great show!! My son really enjoyed it. He was able to participate in various parts of the performance and we also learnt the history behind a summer occasion we take for granted, the fairground. The theatre space is small and intimate which I love!!! I look forward to seeing many more shows at this venue and particularly by this magician.’
Gemma Aigbe. 5 STARS
‘Regretfully this show was not very well attended, however this did not detract from the” magicians” enthusiasm for all the things the fairground would have attracted. Our grandchildren 5 and 7 loved it and engaged in the audience participation.’
Malcolm Chiswell. 4 STARS
‘As a family we really enjoyed this show. The audience and children participation was great. We were amazed by his Mathematician… even the audience were not fast with their mobile calculator. He really put the children at ease and they love it.’
Nishma Aleksin-Shah. 4 STARS
‘when I arrived at the show it was nice to see some children already engaged in trying to solve the 13 angles trick, while waiting for the show to begin. I attended with my ten year old nephew who was welcomed by the magician and imediately joined the children in their problem solving activity. The show was overall thrilling with everybody attending feeling awestruck by the magicians slight of hand. The fact that all the audience members, including myself,were encouraged to take part in the various fairground tricks made it al the more enjoyable. I left with the feeling that I and my nephew would definitely return in the future for another show.’
Margaret Juji. 4 STARS
‘Such a fun family show in this quirky little theatre. We all loved the fairground theme and the audience engagement and participation. My three boys all asked to come back!’
Clare Bolton. 4 STARS