Catch the Magic

FREE PIC- Edinburgh Magic Fest 06As the fourth Edinburgh International Magic Festival casts its spell across the Capital, from 28 June – 5 July 2013, audiences are invited to immerse themselves in the surreal magical world between fact and fiction.

Breath-taking illusions and awe inspiring magic from performers across Europe and as far afield as Australia will once again take you to the fun fringes of reality. Classic meets close-up, mindreading defies illusion, cabaret clashes with comedy and levitation renders the impossible possible.

The Magic and Variety Gala Show transforms the beautiful Royal Lyceum Theatre into world of unreality where the finest award winning magicians from around the world are joined by a dragon, a dule of doves and the world’s first magic performing Chihuahua! The Great Lafayette Award makes its third appearance; this year’s recipient is anyone’s guess in what bodes to be a superb evening of contemporary, cutting edge magic.

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Magic Is In The Air!

The Edinburgh International Magic Festival kicks off tomorrow in the Capital and over 30 magicians from 8 countries are making their way to the Festival Capital of the world.

Friday 29th June is opening night and MagicFest is delighted to have a sold out audience of magic lovers, press and special guests including the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop.

The Magic and Variety Gala Evening Show at the Royal Lyceum Theatre will also see the winner of the prestigious Great Lafayette Award announced to an annually nominated, respected magician in recognition of their contribution to live magic.

Still not bought your tickets? Bruce Glen, The Gentleman Magician puts it perfectly:

“Edinburgh is known as the world’s leading Festival city and magicians from around the world regard it as extremely prestigious to perform here. The Edinburgh International Magic Festival can now be mentioned in the same breath as the Edinburgh Festival and The Fringe – a great honour for the Art of Magic. The fact that Edinburgh is Europe’s most haunted city also makes it attractive to magicians…. we need all the help we can get!”