David Blaine for Playhouse

Mar 22 2019 | By More

First UK tour opens in Edinburgh

David Blaine, the magician, illusionist and stunt artist, is to open his first-ever UK and Ireland tour with one night at the Edinburgh Playhouse in June 2019.

After Edinburgh, David Blaine: Real or Magic, will tour to Dublin, Manchester, Birmingham and Bournemouth, ending up with two dates at the London Eventim Apollo.

David Blaine

Blaine’s one-man show promises to be “an unforgettable interactive experience that both shocks and amazes.”

“An experiment in and of itself,” according to the publicity, “his performance combines his world-famous sleight of hand with his death-defying endurance acts. No two shows will be exactly the same.”

David Blaine is said to have single-handedly redefined magic after producing and directing his original television special Street Magic when he was twenty-three.

Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller called it “the best TV magic special ever done.” Blaine then brought his up close and personal brand of magic to the stage, with sold out performances across the United States and Canada.

feats of endurance

Blaine is probably best known for his high profile feats of endurance. In 1999 he was buried alive in a clear coffin in New York City for a week. The following year he stood inside a six-ton block of ice for 63 hours with no food or sleep.

In 2002, he spent 36 hours standing atop a 30 meter pillar without a safety net, suffering a concussion after leaping ten stories into a pile of cardboard boxes.

David Blaine: Real or Magic
Edinburgh Playhouse 18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA.
Wednesday 5 – Thursday 6 June 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Tickets and details: Book Here from 9am, Friday 29 March 2019.

David Blaine: Real or Magic on tour:
Wed 5/Thurs 6 June 2019 Edinburgh
On Sale now. Book online
Sat 8 June 2019 Dublin
On Sale now. Book online
Tue 11 June 2019 Manchester
O2 Apollo Manchester
On Sale now. Book online
Fri 14 June 2019 Birmingham
Arena Birmingham
On Sale now. Book online
Sat 15 June 2019 Bournemouth
International Centre
On Sale now. Book online
Tue 18/Wed 19 June 2019 London
Eventim Apollo
On Sale now. Book online


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