Vault Festival 2016: The Vanishing Man
The story of the greatest magic trick ever performed
London’s biggest arts festival is returning: make your way underground for six weeks of creativity, innovation and chaos at Vault Festival. With more than 100 different shows spread across eight incredible venues, you're not going to find anything else like it above or below ground any time soon. "I've been able to work out, deconstruct and rebuild every trick I've ever seen. Except this one.” Hugo Cedar was an Edwardian magician known as "The Vanishing Man"; he created the perfect trick and then disappeared forever, but his story lives on… Directors and performers Simon Evans (also a long time magician and magical consultant) and David Aula, team up to create a time-hopping, misdirection-abusing, mind-bending examination of what really happens when a man, in full sight of his audience, simply ceases to be. The show takes place in the Brick Hall space. Running time is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.
"Sweetly inventive and brazenly original.”