PIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON
WINNER OF THE MAGIC CIRCLE STAGE MAGICIAN OF THE YEAR 2013 – 2014
FOLLOWING ANOTHER HIT SELL-OUT EDINBURGH SHOW
PLAYS THE BRIGHTON COMEDY FESTIVAL ON 10 OCTOBER
PRIOR TO A RESIDENCY AT THE SOHO THEATRE
15 – 27 OCTOBER
Piff the Magic Dragon and his sidekick Mr Piffles, the World’s First Magic Performing Chihuahua™, are set to dazzle London audiences with their unique brand of deadpan humour and astonishing magic, playing the Soho Theatre 15 – 27 October, with a press night on 17 October.
Piff’s was described as having ‘complete mastery of his craft’ by The Scotsman, and his Edinburgh show garnered a clutch of 4 and 5 star reviews, played to packed houses and was Pick of the Fringe in the Mail on Sunday, Time Out, Independent and Scotsman. Piff and Mr Piffles made their full season debut in La Clique this year as part of their 10 year Anniversary Show, attracting huge praise from press and public alike.
Piff will also be performing at the Brighton Comedy Festival on Thursday 10 October at the Brighton Dome.
With over 10 million YouTube hits to his name, Piff performed live to over 200,000 people in 2012, opening for Mumford & Sons on their 17-date UK tour, which included two major appearances at the O2. He can currently be seen gracing the cover of Babel, the band’s second album, becoming the only magic performing dragon in the world to appear on the artwork of a Grammy award-winning album. A record Piff hopes to keep. Other international gigs included The Secret Policeman’s Ball with The Muppets at Radio City Music Hall in NYC, and a hit nine night solo season at Sydney Opera House.
‘Gloriously grumpy’ – Chortle.co.uk
‘A great act. Very funny.’ – Jonathan Ross
Piff is only the second magician ever to win both The Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year (2013) and Close Up Magician of the Year (2011), and in 2013 he was promoted to Member of the Inner Magic Circle. This, the Society’s highest Degree, is limited to a maximum of 300 Members at any time and is by call of The President. Current holders include David Copperfield, Paul Daniels & Lance Burton. Piff proved to be the stand out star of ITV1’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us; Penn & Teller dubbed him ‘a stunningly good magician’ and the trick he performed in front of them was voted one of TV’s 50 Greatest Magic Tricks.
Piff’s alter-ego John van der Put created the magic for Punchdrunk’s new show, The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable with the National Theatre. This is the second time he has worked for the ground breaking company, after he turned water into wine for Faust.
When asked what the audience could expect from the new show Piff said, “I will be trying to break the ancient curse of the magic dragon, while Mr Piffles performs card tricks with the power of his cuteness and attempts to survive death by 13 razor sharp wooden spears. In a world exclusive, this show also sees the West End Debut of Darren Gold, The World’s First Mind Reading Goldfish.”
VENUE: Studio, Brighton Dome
DATE: Thursday 10 October
VENUE: SOHO THEATRE
DATES: 15 – 27 October
PRESS PERFORMANCE: TBC
TICKETS: 020 7478 0100