Colin Cloud: Sinful

Cabaret and Variety (comedy, magic)

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  • Pleasance Courtyard - The Grand
  • 20:00
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Lee Martin for Gag Reflex in association with Kilimanjaro Live
  • Warnings and additional info: -
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    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 2 years


Are you an honest person? And did you just lie to yourself? Colin Cloud knows the truth – and the truth is that we're all sinners. In Sinful, Cloud will charm the demons in your head and reveal whether you are saint or sinner. He'll listen to those whispering voices that tempt you to defy the better angels of your nature. With special guest Chloé Crawford, Colin will reveal why it's so much more fun to ask for forgiveness than permission, and why enough is never enough.

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  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Ramped entrance via driveway off main road. Seats while queuing available inside.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Jenah Pollock 114 days ago

I absolutely loved it then again I have always loved Colin cloud I just think his performances are phenomenal I definitely recommend it watch this and it will give you a taster of the show

Matt R 114 days ago

Be worried, Be very worried. Colin will reveal things to people about you that he should not known. An incredible show all round and it was great to see the involvement of Chloe. A must see! Hugely recommend.

Jim C 117 days ago

Like Derren Brown. With attitude. Professional. Mystical. Awesome!

Angus Simpson 117 days ago

Be afraid. Be very afraid. You may walk into this show thinking you’re something of a saint, but this gentleman will turn you into a sinner within the hour. Colin Cloud’s latest Fringe show, ‘Sinful’, has got to be his biggest and best yet. He bills himself as a forensic mindreader, but he’s also a masterful manipulator, a mind-boggling magician and a consummate showman. He takes all the expected genres of mindreading and puts them through the showbiz wringer. Play along and you may find your deepest, darkest secrets out there for all to see - he unearthed some real humdingers when we went to see him - but, whatever happens, you’ll have an unforgettable night. It’s spooky, it’s extraordinary, it’s very funny and enormously entertaining. How does he do it? It doesn’t matter, but let’s hope he never stops. Whatever else you see, this is the show you’ll be telling all your friends about when you get home.

E 121 days ago

Superb. Unlike any of the other magicians I've seen at the Fringe. Colin and Chloe are both very captivating and exciting performers to watch!

Emma Ferrier 123 days ago

Colin is an incredible performer and I could watch him all day. I'm a bit of a sleuth myself and like to work out how effects are done but his execution is what makes me come back year after year (and multiple times, even then! I've seen Sinful twice (both preview nights) and have tickets booked for the final night!)

It was always going to hard for Colin to live up to DARE and (Psycho)logical and while I preferred those shows for their atmosphere and Psycho(logical) in particular for the overall story it had, Sinful was still an incredible show. It takes elements from previous shows that are well loved as well as adds some new effects.

The main addition to Sinful this year was in the form of Chloe Crawford more so than in new effects. Her sleight of hand is incredible. I just wish we saw more from her. Whilst she shares the stage with Colin as his equal and showcases just some of her skills as a magician, I feel like we didn’t get to see enough of her herself in the previews but I have been left very excited to see more from her in the future.

Over all, this is my must see Fringe show each year and I am saddened to hear this may be the last (at least full run) Fringe Colin does for a while. It's bitter sweet I suppose as I'm glad his career is really taking off but he is the highlight of my fringe every year and YOU MUST SEE HIM WHILE YOU CAN!

Doug Bissett 123 days ago

A very slick and professional show in a big auditorium. Funny and clever tricks.

Jack 123 days ago

I was persuaded by a friend to go to see Colin Cloud, and I'm glad I did. From start to finish, the show was excellent - Colin and Chloe are incredible. Funny, mind blowing at times, unique, and great audience interaction. Well worth a look.

Sarah Scott 123 days ago

Incredible! One of the best shows I have saw at the Edinburgh fringe and I’m already excited for next time I can see Colin again. The show was magical, funny and mind blowing. Can’t wrap my head around his talent, it was superb.

G ROBERTSON 127 days ago

Not as good as previous shows, probably only deserves 3 stars. One or two impressive tricks, but l suspect so much of the info on audience members comes from their facebook pages that they have tagged!

Robert Beveridge 127 days ago

This was a mesmerising hour of magic, delivered with great skill - hugely enjoyable. I was asked to go on stage and have no idea how he removed a ring from a box in my hand and also removed my watch without me realising! Very clever illusions and top drawer entertainment. Highly recommended.

Gary Marcus 129 days ago

Fantastic show from start to finish. Loved the interaction between Chloe and Colin. How does he do it?....

Paddy Roberts 130 days ago

Amazing show that was worth the queuing to get a good seat. If you every doubted these kind of acts come along and leave a convert. A few technical issues didn’t deflect from some great feats that will blow your mind. The lovely Chloe will keep everyone smiling... while Colin delivers the laughs and magic of this great show... Enjoy... father (loud shirt) and sensible teenage son tour 2019

Karen Wilkinson 131 days ago

Great show! We can all be blown away by illusionist (even though we can work out how it's done) but it's Colin Cloud's delivery that makes this show. He really does capture you + draw you in. Chloe was spellbounding too. A definite must see of The Fringe

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Celebrity Radio (5/5 stars) 114 days ago

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Broadway World (3/5 stars) 114 days ago

After five years at the Fringe, and a transatlantic turn on America's Got Talent, for which he was invited back for the Champions series, Colin Cloud returns to Edinburgh with new show Sinful. The premise of the show is to work out who thinks they are heavenly, and establish the...

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Edinburgh Reporter (5/5 stars) 115 days ago

His shows are utterly compelling – he is simply a genius.

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Fest (3/5 stars) 117 days ago

Everyone is both a saint and a sinner, trustworthy and devious, honest and deceitful. Colin Cloud capitalises on all these hidden depths in his latest mind-bending show, Sinful. While a clever production of mind-reading and sleight of hand, Sinful lacks originality or theatricality in its execution. Each trick is precisely...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 120 days ago

Colin Cloud is the undisputed rockstar of the Edinburgh Fringe magic world and one of the festival’s greatest success stories of recent years. I first saw him perform to an astonished room in The Caves back in 2014 and have marvelled as he has grown exponentially in confidence and reputation...

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World Magic Review (4/5 stars) 122 days ago

Sinful is an enticingly good show, full of everything the Fringe crowds have already decided they love about Colin Cloud, with a few new twists. And just when you think you’ve got Sinful figured out, Cloud and Crawford prove that the trick has been on you all along.

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