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Tue 26th Feb at 8:00pm
The Secret World Of Charles Dickens
@ Lauderdale House, London
Featuring: Ian Keable
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The Secret World Of Charles Dickens : Ian Keable
‘The Secret World Of Charles Dickens’ celebrates the bicentennial of the birth of Charles Dickens from an unusual and intriguing stance: Charles Dickens was also a gifted amateur magician.
Ian explores the writer’s love of magic through his books, numerous articles and letters – all of which throw an unexpected light on his fascinating personality. He also revives, using contemporary humour, tricks that Dickens is known to have performed and to have been taken in by. The show also focuses on Dickens’ sceptical fascination in spiritualism. Some spiritualist-type stunts are demonstrated which convinced many of Dickens’ contemporaries of the authenticity of mediums.
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A magician who combines sleight of hand with sleight of mind. The former accountant has been described as 'a charismatic magician!' (Time Out).
Winner of The Magic Circle Comedy Award 2008 / 09. A magician and mind reader that combines sleight of hand with sleight of mind, Ian Keeble has made numerous television appearances and is the writer / presenter of BBC Radio 4's 'Men of Mystery'.
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Venue: Lauderdale House
N6 5HG 51.569298, -0.143364
→ Upper Holloway 15 min walk
→ Archway 8 min walk