The world is in turmoil. Can magic provide the much-needed solace for these difficult times? Vincent Gambini is not so sure.
Disillusioned by global news events, struggling with ‘magician’s block’, Gambini lays bare the hidden difficulties of being a conjuror in the 21st century. Yet all is not as it seems: has Gambini in fact long retired from show business, and is this show nothing but a dream-memory of his final performance?
Combining deadpan comedy with jaw-dropping sleight-of-hand magic, this new show plays expertly with our understandings of deception, artifice and theatrical make-believe.
“What makes it really special is that this is a magic show about magic itself – our need for wonder and miracles in our current dark times, even if we know it’s all made up.” The List
“A lovely hybrid of theatre and magic” Total Theatre
The development of The Chore of Enchantment was funded by Arts Council England, with support from the University of Sussex. Supported by Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts, Cambridge Junction, Shoreditch Town Hall, and ARC Stockton Arts Centre.
Venue & Booking Information
Ticket prices for performances £8 (£5 all concessions).
Available in advance, online or in person or on the door.
Axis Offer Card: £16 (£10 all concessions).
3 performances for the price of 2. Available in person only.
Concessions for students, people with disabilities (and carers if appropriate), unwaged, senior citizens. ID may be required.
The performance programme is mainly aimed at an adult audience, aged 14+, unless otherwise stated. Please contact Box Office to check.
FREE Opening Times Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm.
Groups for OpenSpace by arrangement. Please contact Box Office.
FREE after 5pm.
If visiting before, parking permit available from Box Office / university reception.
All spaces are accessible to wheelchairs. An indication loop is available for all performances by prior arrangement. Large print brochure is available on request. If you have any queries or require assistance, please contact Box Office.
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at least 15 minutes before the performance begins or may be resold.
Buy in person
From the Axis Box Office an hour before each performance – before then, please call 0161 247 5302 to confirm we are open.
Buy 8 tickets, get 1 FREE
Where are we?
Axis Arts Centre, MMU Cheshire, Crewe Green Road, Crewe, Cheshire CW1 5DU
Tel: 0161 247 5302
How to find us
Axis Arts Centre is on the Crewe Campus of Manchester Metropolitan University.
By train: we are 10 minutes walk from Crewe station.
By road: find Crewe from J16 or J17 of the M6. We are off Crewe Green Road. Free parking.