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Edinburgh International Magic Festival is delighted to present a programme of events delivered entirely virtually this winter from the 16th – 20th December 2020.
Enjoy a dose of winter wonder with a line-up of local talent, most of whom live in Scotland and are past MagicFest favourites. With live venues closed – we’re presenting shows the only way we can – digitally – and we’d love for you to join us. Watch an amazing show AND support the arts at the same time!
Kevin Quantum, magician and festival organiser, said: “In the midst of everything that’s going on in the world right now, our skills as entertainers are more needed than ever to lift spirits and bring joy to people. So, I’m delighted that we’re able to offer an 11th year of magic to the world, and this year you don’t even have to take off your slippers to enjoy it all!”
Gary James’ Magic School returns for the 11th consecutive year alongside other Edinburgh favourites Magic Gareth and Tricky Ricky – who’ll be performing family shows – a perfect diversion for the kids. Fringe favourites Elliot Bibby and Kevin Quantum join Glasgow based magician Ryan K Davidson and past Scottish Magic Champ Billy Reid for virtual close-up magic performances. Vincent Gambini completes the bill with a unique show performed entirely … by telephone.
This year all tickets will cost £10 ‘per screen’ and we’re offering the opportunity to buy a MagicFest Pass that will let you see all shows in the line-up for just £50.
Svetlana McMahon, festival producer, said: “We really want to support Scottish performers as much as we can this year and thanks to a generous donation to the festival combined with support from Creative Scotland, it is possible for us to offer all festival participants fixed fees as well as 100% of takings from ticket sales! So everyone who books a ticket will directly support the arts in Scotland.”
We know artists aren’t the only ones having a tough time, so Kevin Quantum has decided to offer half the tickets for his show THE TRICK THAT FOOLED free of charge to those who aren’t able to afford a ticket at the moment. Those who would like a ticket need only pay the booking fee of £1 to secure a place.
So give Netflix a break and support live entertainment in Scotland with some amazing shows from some great talent. And let your ‘new normal’ be a long weekend of live magic broadcast into your living room.
For full details of all our events see http://magicfest.co.uk/whats-on/