Chris Dugdale: Down to One

Cabaret and Variety (magic, theatre)

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  • Assembly Rooms - Drawing Room
  • 19:40
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Chris Dugdale Int Ents
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 12 and above (12+)(Audience Participation)
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Chris Dugdale: Down to One. Thrilling new show for 2019. 'One of the top magicians working the circuit' ( Only act ever to win the Edfest Bouquet three times (2016, 2017, 2018). 14 Royal Performances. 'The most unbelievable ending of any trick ever' (ITV). Down to One: a journey of magic and binary mind control culminating in one random audience member determining the success or failure of each individual show. 'There's no way a mere human can achieve what he does here!' ***** ( 'Mind-boggling... beyond belief!' **** (Herald).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There is lift access into the performance space. If not taking the lift there are 23 steps into the venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Patricia Silver 115 days ago

Excellent magician and entertainer. He had us all fooled, even through I've worked as an agent for magicians for years. I was very impressed.

Wayne Howsen 125 days ago

** We have now seen this show a second time and were again blown away. Exceptional entertainment - so clever. We are lost for words at Chris’s brilliance. See this amazing show!

Astonishing. Incredibly gifted, amazing magic and really though provoking. Although it sounds like a cliche I have never seen anything as amazing before in my life. We cannot stop talking about it. Sensational entertainment.

Lloyd 126 days ago

Good tricks, very engaging personality, fun show. Definitely one to see if you like magic shows

Mads Boyd-Madsen 128 days ago

I came out feeling elated.
Chris started out a little weak. I suppose he was trying to suss out the audience. However, he very quickly earned our trust and from then on it was really good.
Chris style of magic is quite similar to that of Darren Brown with less of the pretentiousness I find with Darren. But rather than performing all the magic himself, he got a selected member of the audience to actually carry out many of the tricks, which worked really well and made the stunts the more impressive.
5 out of 5

DR 130 days ago

Superb show, good level of energy and very engaging style with plenty of surprises and mind tricks along the way. Suitable for families.

LTW 132 days ago

1. Good concept - made us reflect upon the critical moments in our lives which came down to one decision.
2. Loose connection - I felt that the connection between the tricks shown and the concept was still loose, making me feel that I just saw a series of tricks and not how everything came "down to one".
3. Fairly entertaining - overall it was entertaining enough and good value for money.
4. Good tricks - but nothing particularly spectacular.


S Si 132 days ago

Brilliant and enjoyable as usual. 4th year I've gone to see Chris and whilst some of the act has been seen before there are some new surprises. Chris is an entertainer and showman without showing off or being pretentious. A very enjoyable hour

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Bouquets & Brickbats (5/5 stars) 124 days ago

"Look, when it comes to superlatives, we’ve pretty much used them all up when talking about Mr Dugdale. All I can say is, if you’re a lover of magic shows (and there are plenty of them on the Fringe this year), this is the one you really mustn’t miss. Get in early and watch his hands very carefully."

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