Listen to Ali Cook’s story of magical deeds

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AS an award-winning magician and one of the stars of ITV’s Penn and Teller: Fool Us, Ali Cook has shocked and amazed audiences with his unique blend of inventive, original, magic tricks, pushing the boundaries of what is possible on stage.

Experience Cook’s amazing skills of misdirection and sleight of hand at the Edinburgh International Magic Festival from tomorrow, when he brings his latest show, Principles and Deceptions, to the Capital.

Cook’s anarchic mix of comedy and magic has made him a headliner on the UK comedy circuit as well as a favourite with celebrities around the globe, his famous fans including Damien Hirst, Minnie Driver and Basement Jaxx, as well Harry Potter creator JK Rowling.

The Silver Star associate member of the Inner Magic Circle, who regularly receives standing ovations for his large-scale illusions says, “The Edinburgh International Magic Festival is a great chance to catch up with old friends, but also I love to perform grand illusions in small places and Edinburgh Storytelling Centre is the perfect venue for me.”

Ali Cook: Principles and Deceptions, Scottish Story Telling Centre, High Street, tomorrow-Friday (not Monday), 7pm, £12, 0131-473 2000

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