Tom Brace: Brace of Spades

Cabaret and Variety (magic, family)

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  • Pleasance Dome - AceDome
  • 13:20
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 8+
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Play People Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains audience participation.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    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


Following a sold-out run at last years Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Tom Brace returns with a brand-new magic show for the whole family! Featuring Tom's unique blend of comedy and magic, the show promises to have a little something for everybody. 'Classic magic tricks with youthful charm' ( 'Hilarious... joyfully daft... if you want to catch a magic show this Fringe, then this should be it' (

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
  • Accessible entry: Main queue in bar. Wheelchair and level access via lift at rear of bar — reached via ramp at the rear of the venue. Speak to staff or Box Office for lift access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 11- 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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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Manda 116 days ago

Tom was so watchable and dealt with some very, um...challenging children in a friendly and comedic way. The magic was also pretty good! Definitely go see.

Paul 121 days ago

Absolutely go and see this show, the magic is great the showmanship is class and the comedy is brilliant. A fantastic hour well spent.

Alastair McInnes 121 days ago

We stumbled into this with last-minute tickets and without having read the description fully. It is very much aimed at children. That said, it's not that adults won't enjoy it - the magic is good and the patter very clever - but you might feel you wanted something a little faster if there aren't kids in your party. But, if there are, they'll love it.

Tim S 122 days ago

Good-natured family magic show. A bit messy, could do work on his patter, and a bit too dependent on wifi, but an engaging and hard working entertainer.

Emma 122 days ago

I’m not a massive fan of magic shows (but a trip to the Fringe involves negotiation!) but I really enjoyed this show. Tom Brace is a warm and engaging performer who uses magic as a vehicle for the entertainment. Very family friendly.

Bray Family 125 days ago

What a fantastic show for all the family! If you have kids definitely take them to see this show. If you don't, you'll still love it just the same. Magic and humour combined. Everyone enjoyed themselves.

Tripp Stewart 125 days ago

Very fun show for the kids. Magic was good but not earth blowing, but the energy and showmanship was excellent. Very fun. My 11 and 13 year old loved it.

Garry Liburd 127 days ago

Hilarious - This was good clean family fun. The magic tricks were spot on and his inter action with audience members was first class. The show is worth seeing and highly recommended. 5 Stars

Mike Reese 127 days ago

Very entertaining for all of the family.
Great tricks mixed with loads of humour- it's nice to see a magician who can have a laugh at his own expense.

Tim 128 days ago

So this is definitely good family fun - particularly if your kids are under 10ish. He is an entertainer as well as a magician. In fact I would say he is a better entertainer than a magician. 2 of his tricks didn’t work today - unfortunately it was the first and the last so it did spoil it a little. However the other tricks were impressive and went down well with the audience. It’s the kind of show your kids will love more than you but there if nothing wrong with that.

Julia 129 days ago

Saw the show today with my husband and 8 year old. It was a fantastic hour of laughter and some very impressive magic. Well worth the money and one of the best family shows we've been to.

Avril Ritchie 130 days ago

Enjoyed this show and I'm not a fan of magicians. Great for families.

PHILIPPA 131 days ago

Very funny show. Kids loved it.

Jill Thornton 131 days ago

We saw Tom today..... amazing! Fun for kids and adults alike. Amazing magician and a very funny guy. My 8 year old son now wants to be a magician! Definitely recommend.

The Martins 131 days ago

Fantastic entertainment for all the family. Tom is a very funny and engaging performer. Very impressive tricks - we're still trying to work out how he did some of them. Very highly recommended.

The Hills 133 days ago

Extremely entertaining show. Brace is hilarious. Pretty cool magic tricks. Fun for all the family. We all laughed a lot!

Oliver 133 days ago

Fabulous hour of family friendly fun. Really good magic as well as excellent humour and on-stage antics. Game show with audience (and more!) participation and an unforgettable, eye-widening, chair gripping five minutes with Tom’s alternative version of a well known risk-taking game. 4/5

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World Magic Review (3/5 stars) 117 days ago

Brace yourself (sorry), Tom Brace’s show Brace of Spades is a whirlwind of fun, playful energy. Brace is a cheerful, exuberant performer whose enthusiasm is a solid match for the family demographic that one can expect at an afternoon magic show.

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Voice Magazine (4/5 stars) 117 days ago

Brace pitched the show brilliantly, focusing on the spectacle and sparkle often overlooked in favour of opaque and elite mystery. This show is one for adults and children alike, easy watching, a crowd pleasing filler for a busy fringe afternoon.

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