Science and magic collide

Glendale Festival organisers are inviting audiences to lock away their logic, suspend their disbelief, and join them for Oliver Meech's comedy magic show '“ a fun-filled fusion of magic, mirth and mind-reading, with amazing tricks inspired by astounding science.

Saturday, 5th November 2016, 10:19 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 15:22 pm

In a show for the QI generation that was a total sell out at the Edinburgh Fringe 2013 and 2014, Oliver meddles with forces we barely understand and delivers his mind-boggling magic with an easy humour and audience banter.

Described as an extremely enjoyable romp through science, magic and the science of magic, his show invites plenty of audience participation to support his well-executed tricks, and builds to an astonishing, ‘how did he do that’ finale.

For ages seven to 107 years, the show will start at 7.30pm, on Friday, November 11, at Wooler’s Cheviot Centre.

And as a bonus Oliver will be offering a family magic workshop for ages seven-plus on the Saturday morning after the show, from 11am to noon.

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Magic consultant Oliver has worked on the Discovery Channel’s Breaking Magic and collaborated with artists including Olivier award-winning actor/director Christopher Green and Booker nominated author Sarah Waters.

Off-stage, he is the author of three acclaimed magic books, distributed worldwide, and was one of the youngest people to lecture at The Magic Circle.

“We’re always looking for something different as part of our festival fund-raising and we think this Highlights show will be amazing,” said Alison Lloyd-Harris, who chairs the Glendale Festival committee.

Tickets for the show cost £9 adults, £8 concs, £6 child and £25 family. Tickets for the workshop are £5 adult, £4 under 16, £16 family ticket. Workshop participants get £1 off show tickets. They are available on 01668 282406 or www.highlightsnorth.co.uk