One of the world’s foremost Magicians and close up magic star Steve Truglia amazes London’s West End Audiences with classic card tricks, cheats and scams in this unique and interactive multimedia show, with film, images music and live camera action, to bring close up magic to every audience member.
Having passed the notoriously rigorous performance exam for The Magic Circle, Steve sought out long ago hidden secrets within the Magic Circle’s incredible library, to further study these dark arts. In earlier life Steve’s time with UK Special Forces taught him the use of psychological operations to defeat an adversary; skills which are also used by gambling cheats and con artists to this day. Steve has now been awarded the highest degree within the Magic Circle, attainable by examination, that of Associate of the Inner Magic Circle, (AIMC); he is one of only 300 people in the world to hold this distinction.
Steve is also an accomplished stunt coordinator and action director, adding another layer to his interest in the use of ‘smoke and mirrors’. A lifelong fascination with the colourful history of gambling cheating with cards, and it’s influence on modern close up magic, led Steve to write and produce The Card Shark Show. Artistic direction by Joanie Spina (David Copperfield, Ghost the Musical on Broadway). The show takes the audience on an historical whistle stop tour of the characters, stories and techniques, utilised by these shadowy figures. From Medieval Witchcraft, to the Wild West, through to 1930′s gangsters, street con artists and beyond, we see how these cheats influenced modern card magic and sleight of hand.
‘If you want to see a specialist skill elevated to the highest level, buy a ticket to the Card Shark Show.’ - GQ
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