Magician Ali Cook coming to London’s Underbelly Festival

Ali Cook

Magician Ali Cook coming to London’s Underbelly Festival

This summer at the Underbelly Festival you can catch the renowned magician and comedian Ali Cook. Where he’s bringing his critically acclaimed show Principles of Deception. Having starred in West End magic performances and spectacles on the bug screen will be treating audiences to a festival of fascination, Principles of Deception acts as the essential storytelling of magic, with Ali Cook’s own brand of awe-inspiring magic and off-beat comedy. The performance at Underbelly Festival Southbank will be on 27 May.

Taking its name from Arthur Buckley’s seminal magic compendium Principles and Deceptions – the first book to categorize every magic trick – Principles of Deception demonstrates Ali Cook’s skill as a historian of deception. In a masterclass of technique across a range of magic disciplines, Ali Cook defies the illusionist norm by showcasing a plethora of astonishments for audiences. Featuring close up magic, mind reading, deception, sleight of hand, escapology and many more styles, Principles of Deception is an evening of magical invention and re-invention.

“A hugely impressive show that’s never short on spectacle… Genuinely astounding”
★★★★ Mail on Sunday

“Forget what you think you know about comedy magicians – Ali Cook is edgy, intelligent, self-referential, caustically hilarious and one of the most sought-after illusionists on the planet”
GQ Magazine

Principles of Deception became Ali Cook’s third sold-out show at the world famous Edinburgh Festival in 2011. The performance won him critical acclaim, and firmly established Ali as a leading proponent of the alternative magic scene. Previously his other Edinburgh shows A Touch of Vegas (2008) and Pieces of Strange (2010) were also met with superlative reviews and sold out performances.

Principles of Deception
Venue: Underbelly Festival, Belvedere Road Coach Park, London SE1 8XX
Dates: 27 May 2017
Performances: 7.45pm
Prices: Tickets from £15.50 (includes £1.50 in fees per ticket)
Duration: 60 minutes
Age Guidance: Suitable for ages 8+
Booking: www.underbellyfestival.com |0844 545 8252

Written by Alex Alex Keighley