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Morgan & West: Crime Solving Magicians (Morgan & West)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

By Jove! What a sensationally satisfying sleuthing showcase this was! The Gilded Balloon finally lived up to its somewhat peculiar name by hosting this twenty-four carat gold, tremendously uplifting hour of miraculous mind-reading, which left embittered cynics and hopeless romantics alike to wander Edinburgh’s windswept streets, cheerier and more dumbfounded than before. Inspired by Victorian culture, featuring tricks sharper than a Swiss army knife, tickets to watch these charmingly old-fashioned conjurers should be compulsory antidotes prescribed to every dejected performer and rain-battered spectator during the festival’s bleakest moments. Even if you aren’t moustachioed, infatuated with Sherlock Holmes, or dressed in an immaculate three-piece suit and cravat, your spirits will be raised immeasurably by this delightful, family-friendly show. Simply spiffing!

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3 – 29 Aug (not 17), 3.30pm (4.30pm), £8.50 – £10.50, fpp121.
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