Strangers: A Magic Play II, the first show to blend magic and theatre, returns to the Hackney Showroom in London this July prior to its run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Joe Strickland has always felt stranger than most people. At the age of 15 he realised that almost all magic shows were just sequences of unrelated tricks and wanted to change that, so he went on to perform various routines incorporating magic into dramatic narratives. Strangers: A Magic Play II is the culmination of years of work blending magic with theatre, and into the 21st Century.
Having performed last year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to great success, four brand new scenes have been created for this year’s festival. A homeless person given a magical gift by a mysterious stranger. A gambling addict battling with her addiction. A political preacher giving their first sermon. A shopping channel presenter struggling to care about their job.
In the same way that a musical blends theatre with music and lyrics, Strangers: A Magic Play II blends theatre with magic and illusion. Four separate stories are interwoven with magic to create an audience experience which challenges what we think and how we think about magic and performance.
Strangers: A Magic Play II previews at Hackney Showroom on 8 July 2017 before performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from 4 – 26 August 2017. For more information or to book tickets, please visit the website.