Mat Ricardo: Showman

  • Cabaret
  • 8:10pm (1 hour)
  • 31 Jul; 1-10 & 12-16 Aug 2014
  • Pleasance Dome
  • 6.50 - 9.50
Mat Ricardo: Showman. Mat Ricardo. Copyright: Small and Clever.

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Cabaret starring Mat Ricardo performed on the following days in August 2014...

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The Gentleman Juggler returns to Edinburgh by popular demand following a triumphant run in 2013 and sell-out season in the West End. Witness a show packed full of big laughs, serious skills and breathtaking spectacle. See genuine danger, dexterous elegance and thrills, performed by a man at the top of his game. 'Incredible skills. Engaging and funny' **** (Scotsman). 'Brilliant!' ***** (Herald). 'Hilarious! ***** ( Winner of Best Speciality Act at London Cabaret Awards and Herald Angel Theatre Award.

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Following a hit Fringe run in 2013, a sell-out season in London’s West End and a triumphant solo debut at the Adelaide Fringe, internationally renowned gentleman juggler Mat Ricardo returns to Edinburgh for a strictly limited season as part of a tour of the UK & Europe.

Two and a half decades of work, practice, honing, polishing, brainstorming and attempting if not the impossible then certainly the bloody difficult, means that in a world where variety is seen as an unfashionable relic only suited for talent shows, Mat Ricardo is at the forefront of the reinvention and re-evaluation of his art form.

Showman is packed with tricks, with genuine displays of danger, teeming with understated dexterous elegance, thrills, skills, spectacle, slapstick and wit. He beguiles his audience with both old favourites and signature routines, including some tricks that haven't been performed for decades, and some that have never been performed before at all. Oh, and one that killed a fellow juggler in 1936. No biggie.

The leading speciality act of the British cabaret revival, winner of Best Speciality Act in the London Cabaret Awards, and the UK's most successful juggler, Mat Ricardo delivers a show packed full of big laughs, serious skills and breath-taking spectacle.