Tom Brace: Embrace the Impossible!

Cabaret and Variety (magic, comedy)

  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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Cluedo, Roald Dahl and one film in particular from 1985... Tom Brace takes a trip down memory lane with a brand-new magic show inspired by his past. Join him as he showcases his unique but totally pointless magical abilities that he discovered growing up in the 90s/00s. Jam packed with nostalgia, expect the unexpected with homages to classic board games, TV shows and films with magical twists. 'Charmed, amazed and delighted in equal measure!' (James O'Brien (LBC)). 'Reminiscent of a young Stephen Mulhern' (List).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There are 6 steps into the venue more if you want to sit further back into the venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    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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Claire 4 days ago

Booked as a filler show but it was very entertaining, funny, and family friendly with a few surprises that have you wondering

Sophie McKenzie 4 days ago

Absolutely brilliant show, enjoyed every minute and genuinely a nice guy. Lots of audience participation but he makes you feel so comfortable that even though you might be hiding at the beginning you’ll be begging to be on the stage by the end!!!

Sig's mum 4 days ago


We were expecting card tricks and pulling bunnies out of hats however what we saw was anything but that!!

An amazing show that truly immersed the audience In everything that happened!

10/10 would recommend the show.

Fringe Fangirl 5 days ago

How did he do THAT?! will be the question on your lips as you leave this show. A great combination of "regular" magic tricks using ropes, cards etc and some mind-boggling, brain-bending "what the?" sorcery!!

Mic failures and over enthusiastic children in the audience didn't put Tom off his stride, he was so professional, personable and developed a great rapport with the audience from the outset.

Fun for all the family - go see him for sure!

Fraser Stokes 6 days ago

I loved this show!

Highlight of my day at the Fringe out of 6 shows I saw! It was a proper 'show' not just a serious of tricks. The show had lovely through-line of visiting key childhood memories which he tells in a visual display of magic, comedy and story telling. He is endearing and funny.

His handling of spontaneous moments with the audience was fantastic. Not just a magic show but a lovely hour of storytelling, audience engagment, nostalgia and comedy.

Go see it.

jo lyall 6 days ago

We loved this show, silly, nostalgic and completely mind bending!

daniel mountain 8 days ago

Excellent show today 5*. We saw Tom yesterday handing out flyers, but got our attention by doing a couple of close up tricks rather than just giving us a flyer. He was very personable on the street and decided to go to the show.

We recommended him to friends so they came with us and enjoyed the show as much as us

The show has some great tricks, audience participation and makes you in many occasion asking yourself 'how do he do that?'

Tom was very professional he made everyone feel comfortable in the room, and selected a top notch show.

Go and see Tom he is fantastic !!

Chloe Oakshett 8 days ago

BOOK THIS, IT'S SO FUN. We all thought this was brilliant. Booked on impulse after seeing Tom do some street magic and just so pleased we did - its amazing. Perfect for everyone, so good. Definitely our Best of Fringe 2022

Helen D 8 days ago

Great show. Some really good tricks. Lots of audience interaction. Good fun for all ages. I’d recommend.

John Starley 8 days ago

Excellent show just as much fun for the adults as the kids.

Jo Haughey 8 days ago

Excellent show - really warmed to Tom and his audience interaction was really well managed! 5*****

Kamila Marzec 9 days ago

Such a great show! Unexpected,as depends of audience too! Great magician and lovely personality! Funny and entertaining!

Paul Williams 9 days ago

A great family friendly show from Tom. He charmed an audience of all ages and is both a skilled magician and an approachable host. Enjoyed every minute, well worth an hour of anyone's time.

Samantha Lister 9 days ago

So happy we went to this show on impulse! Truth be told, this show just happened to be at a time in the day we wanted to fill, so I booked tickets. Such a happy, pleasant surprise. We enjoyed it more than the show we had been more excited to see on the same day. Enjoyable equally for both adults and children. Tom is very likeable and funny. And I won't give away the surprise, but the magic he ended on made my husband and I stare at each other in utter confusion and astonishment. Even after the show, we both kept saying, 'but how did he do that?!'
Definitely the sign of a great magic show!

C 9 days ago

Great show, really enjoyed it - thank you Tom! Suitable for kids and adults - it’s a win win! Loved the 90s nostalgia too.

nikki and kids 10 days ago

Saw Tom this afternoon with my 12, 10 and 9 year olds - we all loved it!! Very funny and absolutely no idea how he did any of the tricks! Amazing!! Go see

Family Funson 10 days ago

We all loved this show - nostalga for the adults, hilarious kid gags and unfathomable magic tricks. Highly recommend for families (and anyone born in the 90s).

Catherine Mcavoy 11 days ago

Just saw Tom Brace tonight and heartily recommend, 2 adults and 3 teens / tweens all enjoyed very much, super-funny format and we are still scratching our heads trying to work out how he did all the tricks!

Eilidh Robertson 13 days ago

Tom was hilarious. A great show with some great magic tricks and pitched well for both adults and children.

Paula H 13 days ago

Tom’s show is fun, snappy, and family friendly with great content for the kids but many quips for the adults. He does not disappoint in his tricks or entertainment and already looking forward to what he comes up with next!

Gundula Thiel 13 days ago

Great show for the whole family. Magic and comedy in one. Very entertaining.

Kathryn Mulholland 14 days ago

Tom Brace is Ace!! Great show for kids and adults.. will definitely be recommending.

Adam Brown 14 days ago

Great show. Very enjoyable, loved the magical trip back to my childhood.

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