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Magic In An Age Of Pretence

Front Room Phoenix

Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970


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Magic In An Age Of Pretence

Front Room Phoenix

With Exeter Phoenix temporarily closed, we have partnered with a local academic to bring you a live interactive show that you can take part in virtually. 

Magic In An Age Of Pretence

Truths and lies
Concealment and revelation
Chaos and oder
Why not? 

These are challenging times. How we communicate, how we look at one another, and how we perceive our everyday surroundings are radically shifting from day to day. Join in with Professor Brian Rappert in using magic as a method for reflecting on our altered experiences. In this highly interactive, on-line event, some of the magic will take place in your very hands! And who doesn’t need a bit more magic in their lives these days…

Magic in an Age of Pretence isn’t an ordinary magic show!  Instead of a magician set apart from the audience, this show consists of using the play of secrecy, disclosure and deception in magic to generate discuss the role of secrecy, disclosure and deception in art, science, war, and daily life. Find out more about Brian Rappert here >>


This event is being held online on Zoom. To take part, you will need to register in advance so that we can send you the link to the meeting. Register here >> 

You will need a laptop, on-line connection and deck of 52 cards (preferably already sorted by suit). Joining instructions will be sent to you before the event. 

This performance will involve participation in small group discussions. As a result, the recommended age is 18+. Families/couples can take part on one device and work as a collective group if they wish. 

If you have any difficulties joining, please email Brian:

Show Times

There are two chances to catch this free, interactive event: 

  • Sun 24 May: 8pm
  • Sun 31 May: 8pm

Choose your showtime by using the drop down menu here >>


Magic in an Age of Pretence is operating on a ‘Pay What You Decide’ ticketing scheme, giving audiences a chance to experience more exciting and new theatre, whilst supporting both artists and theatres during this time. 

These are uncertain financial times for everyone at the moment so we do not want finance to be a barrier to attendance. If you are able, (and only if you are able) there will be a link available at the end of the piece where you can make a donations of what you think is suitable. 

All funds will be donated directly to Exeter Phoenix

Venue: Online 

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