Pete Firman has announced a brand-new 27 date tour of the UK. Marvels, which will open at the Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells on 21st September 2018 and conclude at Totton’s Hanger Farm Arts Centre on 10th November 2018 also includes a run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and promises to be his most astonishing show yet.
Tickets for Edinburgh and the UK Tour are available here.
Pete said: “I’m thrilled to be hitting the road again with a brand new bag of tricks! Performing magic on television is brilliant, but it really should be experienced live and right in front of your eyes in a theatre. I’ve spent the last year and a bit working on new ways to drop jaws and tickle ribs. I can’t wait to get started!”
Pete was recently awarded ‘The Carlton Award’ for outstanding comedy in magic by the world famous Magic Circle. He was presented with the award by The Magic Circle’s president Scott Penrose at the annual awards ceremony in Central London. Other recipients of Magic Circle awards include Derren Brown and David Copperfield.
On 19th April Pete will be appearing on ‘Tonight At The London Palladium’ on ITV1. Presented on one of the world’s most famous stages and hosted by Bradley Walsh, other guests in the episode are Emeli Sande, Steps, The Chinese State Circus and the cast of ‘The Phantom of the Opera’.
Pete will be appearing in BBC One’s ‘Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief’ live on Saturday 18th March! Tune in at 6.45pm to see him performing Little Mix’s ‘Black Magic’ along with Ellie Taylor. The show, hosted by Mel and Sue, is part of the BBC’s Red Nose Day schedule and is all in aid of Comic Relief.
Pete recently made two guest appearances on ITV1’s brand new primetime series ‘The Next Great Magician’. Hosted by Stephen Mulhern and Rochelle Humes, the show features guest performers from all over the world. You can see his second appearance below.
Pete recently completed filming for a brand new documentary on comedy legend Tommy Cooper. The programme entitled ‘Tommy Cooper Forever’ will air on ITV later in 2017 and traces Tommy’s life and career though archive footage and interviews with friends, acquaintances and fans.
Here’s a sneaky peek between takes of Pete playing with one of Tommy’s actual magic props.
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Pete has just completed his 9th Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His sold out show played to thousands of Fringe goers over the 25 performances and was well received by audiences and critics alike.
“Pete Firman: Super Duper is a brilliant magical performance that will guarantee you an amazing night of bewildering illusions and breathless laughter.” – Broadway Baby
“…awe inspiring magic tricks that take place over the hour: as they are skilfully executed, the audience sit in suspense and display visible shock.” – Ed Fest Mag
“He had me all the way through the show with my jaw wide open, and the hour flew by.” – I Talk Telly
“As masters of comedy magic go, look no further than Pete Firman…A slick and loveable performer, with an hour of exceptional tricks that just zips by.” – The Skinny
“Not only were his tricks awesome but also so was his stage presence, he commanded the sold-out show with wonder.” – Arts Award Voice
Over the course of the Festival Pete appeared on BBC Radio 2’s ‘Arts Show’, STV’s ‘Edinburgh Festival 2015’ and BBC2’s ‘Sue Perkins’ Big Night Out.’ He also made number 12 on The Independent’s list of the top 50 jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe and was given the ‘thumbs up’ by the one and only Derren Brown.
Pete will be returning to the Edinburgh Festival in August 2015 with a BRAND NEW show! Tickets are now on sale here.
Pete Firman – Super Duper
After sell-out performances in 2014, ‘the UK’s leading comedy magician’ (Time Out) returns with an astonishing new show.
Star of BBC One’s The Magicians and guest on countless television programmes, including BBC Two’s The Sarah Millican Television Programme, BBC One’s Celebrity Mastermind and Channel 4’s Comedy Mash-Up.
Expect Pete’s trademark blend of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic, it’s a show not to be missed!
★★★★★ – Time Out ★★★★★ – The Mirror
★★★★ – Metro ★★★★ – The Independent
‘The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy meets magic in the 21st century’ (Times)
‘The new poster boy for British comedy magic’ (Telegraph)
‘Impressive, well-executed illusions delivered with the same speed and lightness of touch as his surgically-precise one-liners’ (List)
Pete recently hosted a BBC Radio 4 Extra documentary on magic and it’s history. Hear it here on BBC iPlayer.
“Comedian and magician Pete Firman enters the world of illusion to bring together a compilation of archive programmes exploring the fascinating and secretive world of professional magic. From the early illusionists of the Victorian age right up to the modern masters David Blaine and Derren Brown, Pete explores the amazing range and breadth of conjuring.”
Pete was recently a guest on BBC1’s ‘The John Bishop Show’. The Saturday night series features music and comedy guests hand picked by John himself. Here’s a clip from the beginning of Pete’s segment, where he and John perform some magic together.
Pete was recently featured in ITV1’s ‘The Magic Show Story’, a one-off special which took viewers on a journey through sixty years of television trickery. Pete appeared alongside other TV magicians past and present, including Dynamo, Derren Brown, Penn and Teller, Geoffrey Durham, David Nixon, Tommy Cooper, Wayne Dobson and David Copperfield.
Pete recently featured in an episode of BBC Radio 4’s programme ‘I’ve Never Seen Star Wars’. Hosted by Marcus Brigstocke, the show invites guests to try new experiences. Ann Widdecombe had an ambition to learn magic and Pete was brought in to teach her. Hear how she does at mind reading here.
Pete is featured in Channel 5’s ‘TV’s 50 Greatest Magic Tricks’ on Saturday 13th December at 9.10pm. As well as being interviewed about many of the tricks included in the programme, two of Pete’s signature routines make the countdown list. Tune in to see which one made the top 10!
After sell-out performances on his 2013 tour ‘the UK’s leading comedy magician’ (Time Out) hits the road again with his astonishing new show.
The star of BBC1’s ‘The Magicians’ and special guest on countless other TV shows, which recently include BBC2’s ‘The Sarah Millican Television Programme’, BBC1’s ‘Celebrity Mastermind’ and Channel 4’s ‘Comedy Mash-Up’.
Expect Pete’s trademark blend of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic. This is a show not to be missed!
★★★★★ – Time Out ★★★★★ – The Mirror
★★★★ – Metro ★★★★ – The Independent
“The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century” The Times
“Impressive, well-executed illusions delivered with the same speed and lightness of touch as his surgically-precise one-liners” The List
“The new poster-boy for British comedy magic” The Telegraph
“The best magic tricks in the Universe” – The Independent
Pete recently concluded another fantastic run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his brand new show ‘Scoundrel’. It was a month of sell-out performances and critical acclaim for “the UK’s leading comedy magician” (Time Out).
Press for ‘Scoundrel’
★★★★★ – Broadway Baby “An accomplished performer and an exciting showman and someone you simply have to see to believe.”
★★★★1/2 – Edinburgh Reviews “I wanted to be impressed, I wanted value for my money and that’s exactly what I got. Pete Firman is a magical hoot.”
★★★★ – Fest Magazine “Pete Firman is a consummate performer who has rightly been showered with praise.”
★★★★ – The List “His quick-witted asides share the perfectly-paced hour with deft and breathtaking illusions.”
★★★★ – The Edinburgh Reporter “Hearty laughs in addition to genuine wonderment.”
★★★★ – Edinburgh Festivals Magazine “Seamless blending of quality magic and stand-up comedy. It is a joy to watch.”
★★★★ – Three Weeks “Firman’s showmanship and obvious talent for appealing to his audience is remarkable…Gifted with sleight of hand (and of tongue) this hilarious magician will have you choking between amused chuckles and gasps of wonder.”
★★★★ – The Good Review “Scoundrel is a cheeky and exceptional hour of magic and humour.”
Pete was recently interviewed by ‘Reveal’ magazine. As well as chatting about his Edinburgh Festival show Pete took the opportunity to perform some astonishing magic. Read all about it and see more pictures of him levitating journalist Rosalind Sack by clicking here.
Following a hugely successful tour in Spring 2012 and another successful Edinburgh Festival Fringe season, Pete Firman, the Star of BBC1’s popular prime time show The Magicians, sets out to tour the UK again with a brand new show and an all-new box of mind-bending tricks.
Pete will be touring from January 2013 with his new live show, Hoodwinker.
The first venues to have tickets on sale are now listed on the live dates page. Lots more are still to be added, so keep checking back regularly or keep tabs on Pete’s Twitter as he will be announcing more venues there.
After a sensational run in BBC1’s hit show ‘The Magicians’ Pete is taking his live show out on the road. ‘Jiggery Pokery’ is Pete’s 3rd UK tour, check out when and where he is playing here. http://www.petefirman.co.uk/live_dates.asp
Expect amazing feats that defy logic, a fast and furious delivery of gags and astounding tricks that will leave you dumbfounded for days!
After sell out shows in 2007/08/09/10, everyone’s favourite comedic conjuror returns with ‘the best magic tricks in the Universe’ (Independent). Expect amazing feats that defy logic, a fast and furious delivery of gags and more tricks up his sleeve than Scotland has bagpipes!
As seen on Dirty Tricks and ‘Derren Brown’s 3D Magic Spectacular’ (Channel 4), ‘The Secret World of Magic’ (Sky1) and ‘Comedy Rocks’ (ITV1).
‘The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century’ (Times).
‘Funnier than most comedians and more magical than Dumbledore on a good day’ (Time Out).
Edinburgh 2010 was another fantastic year for Pete. Not only did he perform to sell-out audiences he also got terrific reviews from the Edinburgh press for his fourth solo show ‘Jokes & Tricks.’ Here are a few samples…
***** The Mirror “Tremendous fun from a performer at the top of his not inconsiderable game.”
**** Time Out “Middlesbrough man of mystery and magic, Pete Firman, delivers another cracking hour of bad puns, innuendo and slick tricks. Super stuff.”
**** Edinburgh Festivals Magazine “Firman is as quick with his jokes as he is with his hands. Good solid entertainment.”
**** The National Student “He’s dependable, annoyingly talented and always enjoyable; Pete Firman is one of the best and most bankable magicians working today.”
**** The British Comedy Guide “Worlds apart from the old style cheesy magician…he pulls off being very funny whilst performing a series of very impressive tricks.”
**** Hairline “Each trick is more amazing than the next…Firman easily wins the title of being everyone’s favourite magician.”
If you missed him in Edinburgh you can catch Pete as he tours the country this October in ‘Jokes & Tricks – 2010 Tour.’