Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Paul Aitchison’s hit show blending character comedy with phenomenal tricks, Could It Be Magic?, comes to London in 2020, playing a short season at the Chiswick Playhouse. Time to book your tickets!
The one-man show runs at the West London venue from 14 to 18 January 2020.
Written by and starring comedian, actor and magician Aitchison, Could It Be Magic? follows the finale of a bizarre magic competition. Who will win? The audience decides!
The quartet of contestants, all played by Aitchison, include enchantingly coiffured German illusionist Klause Fantastiche, moody mindreader eager to explode onto the big time from his mum’s basement Zantos Thorne, classic conjuring couple from the 70s Colin and Carol, and Magic Ring Magical Society founder and current title holder Reg Kettle.
When the production ran in Edinburgh earlier this year, Pocketsized Theatre said it was performed with “great comic style that is engaging and entertaining”.
Aitchison may be best known as a founder member of comedy sketch group Mixed Doubles, who’ve staged work in London and Edinburgh, performed on BBC Radio 4 and won the People’s Choice Award at the Dave Comedy Festival. He previously appeared in the West End production of Potted Panto, I Heard an Angel Singing at Theatre 503 and is currently playing Nurse Nora in Theatre Royal Lincoln’s pantomime, Robin Hood.
Aitchison’s Could It Be Magic? kicks off 2020 at Chiswick Playhouse, where it is followed by another Edinburgh hit comedy, Great British Mysteries 1599, new writing festival The Scene and the return of hit thriller, Tryst.