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Mr Swallow And The Vanishing Elephant (The Pleasance, Nick Mohammed and United Agents)

By | Published on Thursday 23 August 2018

It’s a case of Mr Swallow and The Vanishing Voice tonight, but despite his hoarseness, the show must go on. “The elephant in the room”, he quips, referring to the cage behind him, before treating us to a series of memory feats that would impress any pachyderm, including memorising menus and recalling the names of the entire front section of the audience. He fills time between tricks by dancing, performing extracts from musicals, and berating his assistants. This is an entertaining, jaw-dropping spectacle for all the family, rivalling Derren Brown at his best and filled with “how did he do that?” moments. Take a break from stand-up and treat yourself to this fantastic show.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andy Murray]