EDINBURGH FRINGE 2016 – ‘ILLUMINATIONS – WHAT THE CRITICS SAID.
Over 5000 tickets sold for his Edinburgh Fringe Show “illuminations” universally praised by critics.
“A highly visual and thoroughly enjoyable magic show, brim-full of warmth and personality. Novel, impressive illusions, an abundance of charisma and style.”
“An unusual and enchanting show, absorbing entertainment. A superbly imaginative, clever and wonder-filled show.” (TV BOMB) ★★★★
“There are moments which defy immediate rational analysis; on one occasion it is genuinely baffling how he achieves what he does, and even when the underlying principal must be a simple practical method the actual means by which it is applied and manipulated remains an elusive mystery. ” (Geek Chocolate)
“Excellent comedic moments, especially charming … consistently thrilling… a very enjoyable hour. ” (Fringe Guru)★★★★
Kevin Quantum is special. In a good way. He makes objects float above your head, creates rainbows on stage, projects your thoughts into reality and would have a dragon patronus were he an actual wizard. He creates amazing moments on stage couched with joy, wonder and sharp-witted comedy. Levitations, disappearances, beautiful memorable fun moments … for private clients and public audiences he creates one of the most intriguing performances you’re ever likely to see. Thinking about booking Kevin? Click Here.
Comedy magic shows have twice been nominated at the Scottish Comedy Awards, his sell out show, Quantum Magic, premièred last year at the world famous Edinburgh International Science Festival before the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe till the 31st August at Gilded Balloon. Shows have received multiple five star awards, resulted in a Radio 4 commission and received multiple awards.
How? We can’t reveal all the secrets but having spent the first ten years of his adult life completely immersed in Physics and the next ten in magic, Member of the Magic Circle and 2x Master of Science, Kevin is most likely the only person on the planet who’s reached the magic 10,000 hours needed to make you an ‘expert’ – in both areas. Combine that with tutorship from the best magicians in the world (Vegas legends Penn and Teller), award winning comedy and the result is a spellbinding experience, guaranteed to blow your mind.
Member of the Magic Circle
Guinness World Record Breaker
Talk of the Town Award Winner
Eleven years ago, Kevin’s life changed over night as he left his day job and trained to be a magician by the best – Penn and Teller, Pat Page, Paul Daniels. Being surrounded by legends early on was definitely a good thing.
Placing a scientist into the shoes of a magician sounds like a crazy reality TV format (it was, see here), but Kevin found that applying his science knowledge to magic ended up creating some of the most visual and amazing creations ever seen in the world of magic. A decade on Kevin is known and respected by the magic community around the world with his creations (colour changing flower bed, world’s first theatrical rainbow) his productions (MagicFest, Tower of Illusion) and his unique understanding and views on magic.
Kevin has appeared in BBC documentaries (“Titanic”, “Dissection”), consulted for the National Theatre of Scotland and broken a Guinness World Record. He was the first magician to perform a magic act at the Globe Theatre in London, taught Eddie Izzard magic for a recent movie and has produced some of the most inventive performance magic formats in recent years (“The Secret Room”, “Tower of Illusion”, “Magic a la carte”). He has also had much recent success with magic-comedy-sketch-group “The Colour Ham” (nominees at Scottish Comedy Awards 2014,2015). As magic creatures go, Kevin fits somewhere between Gandalf and Brian Cox is the closest thing to real magic a believer or cynic will ever find.