Magic War

UK Shows 2007  


Magic War invited audiences into the session of a secret society. You were invited to the bizarre ritual, but could one trust one’s own eyes? All is clearly not as it seems.

This was a strange and fantastical world of nightmarish tricks, where the burlesquing of violent battles initiate you into a dark and deceptive new world order.

Would you dare put your hand in a guillotine? Could you watch your lover get chopped in half? Bringing to life a golden age of magic within today’s culture of violence. With thrilling visual illusions and dark humour, Magic War questioned our survival strategies and beliefs.

Hackney Empire Studio, London, Jun 2007
Soho Theatre, London, Oct–Nov 2007

Development & Direction – Lois Weaver & Flick Ferdinando

Costume Design & Props –Sarah Munro & Mark Copeland of the Insect Circus

Lighting Design – Sue Baynton


Supported By

Arts Council England

Hackney Empire

Soho Theatre

Warwick Arts Centre



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