Chris Cook: Charlatan


Performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival has been a dream of mine for years. Since around 2005 I have been going up to Edinburgh to check out the latest and greatest comedy and magic shows, dreaming that one day I may be able to have a show there myself. Well this year my dream came true...

A packed out audience enjoying the show

A packed out audience enjoying the show

I had the pleasure of performing my hour long show "Chris Cook: Charlatan" twenty times during the fringe festival to over 1,500 people. I had the pleasure of being a part of the wonderful PBH Free Fringe organisation who have been running for 19 years now. The show was really well received by critics and audiences and every seat of every show was always full with plenty of people sat in the aisles and squeezed in at the side.

He made what seems impossible to the rest of us look effortless and is a reminder of how cool magic is.
— BroadwayBaby
Rhys and I celebrating success with our comicbook tshirts

Rhys and I celebrating success with our comicbook tshirts

The whole experience was made possible with the help of my good friend Rhys Williamson who co-wrote and directed the show. Rhys was fantastic at bouncing ideas around and bringing a "non-magician" head to the table when it came to scripting and rehearsing. We will be working together again on next years show.

The show was on every day in the wonderful Voodoo Rooms, just round the corner from the train station. It is without a doubt one of the nicest venues at the entire festival, with fantastic staff and an excellent programme of other comedy and cabaret shows. I shall definitely be returning there next year...

Top Tipped comedy show of the Edinburgh Fringe
— ThreeWeeks

Thank you to all of the wonderful people that came to see the show. It was an absolute pleasure to perform to such a great bunch of people. I can't wait to see you all again next year.


There will be some public performances of Charlatan in Spring 2015 and the show is available to be booked for parties, events and corporate functions. For more information, check out the shows page