Magic for Socialism
Free Money Magic Show - A new socialist magic show - Free entrance!
The Free Money Magic Show is the title of the latest show from Ian Saville, socialist magician, to be premiered at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with previews in London in July. Ian investigates the real meaning of money. Where does it come from? Do we really need it? Ian consults experts, and his financial adviser, who turns out to be a dummy. Of course, Karl Marx will appear, but also some new characters, and some new tricks. Find out more here.
For more than 30 years, Ian Saville has been presenting his Marxist Magic and ventriloquism.
Whereas David Copperfield is content with little tricks like making the Statue of Liberty disappear, Ian Saville aims at the much more ambitious goal of making International Capitalism and exploitation disappear. True, he hasn't quite succeeded, but he keeps on trying.
This is a funny, magical, thought-provoking and topical celebration of Socialism.
The act can last for anything from 15 minutes to an hour and is suitable for all sorts of events and venues. If you are organising a social, a celebration, a training event or a public meeting, get in touch to see if Ian can add his magic.
As well as the Cabaret Act, Ian has presented full-length shows - Brecht on Magic, Getting Nowhere - Again and Left Luggage. With singer Leon Rosselson he presented Look at it This Way. And he does shows for children (though Karl Marx and Bertolt Brecht don't feature in those).
Awards won by Ian Saville include The Brighton Fringe Review Award, The Tapwater Award (a more acceptable alternative to the Perrier) and a Time Out Theatre Award. See what the critics have said in the reviews.
Ian Saville has performed socialist magic on picket lines, at benefits, and at many labour movement events, conferences and meetings, to audiences all over the UK, and overseas.
He's also performed in comedy clubs, theatres (including the National Theatre), arts centres, Performance Art events, universities and the Albert Hall. If you would like him to perform for your organisation, festival, theatre or campaign, or if you have ideas about how to develop the art of socialist magic, get in touch.