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Facilitators of Mirth

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Mat Ricardo

Mat Ricardo: Showman


At Pleasance, Jack Dome

Tours & festivals

8.10pm, 31st July to 16th August (not 11th)

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex presents

Mat Ricardo - Showman

at Pleasance, Jack Dome

8.10pm, 31st July to 16th August (not 11th)

The Gentleman Juggler returns to Edinburgh by popular demand following a triumphant run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 & sell-out season in the West End. Witness a show packed full of big laughs, serious skills and breathtaking spectacle. See genuine danger, dexterous elegance, and thrills, performed by a man at the top of his game.

Winner: Best Speciality Act – London Cabaret Awards

Winner: Herald Angel Theatre Award

"Incredible skills. Engaging and funny" – The Scotsman (UK) ****


"Brilliant!" – The Herald *****


"Hilarious!" – Fringe Guru *****




" As a dapperly dressed gentleman juggler, his props include cigar boxes, snooker cues, silverware and – in a signature trick – tablecloths. His dexterity is captivating, whether he’s sending coloured bottles spinning like fireworks or manipulating a hat, cane and wine glass in an elegant routine that borders on dance – one of several bits perfectly timed to a musical track." – The Scotsman
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" categorically one of the best shows I have ever seen. If you have the opportunity to go and see this show, you should totally, completely 100% go see it. In fact, stop reading this review and go book a ticket now…a show that has you going from the edge of your seat one moment, to roaring with laughter, and then straight back to tension! quite incredible " – Arts Award Voice
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"This show surpassed my expectations and then some. Mat Ricardo is a tremendously talented performer and an extremely eloquent, likeable host. Ricardo keeps an open dialogue with his audience, bouncing off any response with ease. At one point during the show he was apparently heckled by a small child, which he sportingly played along with. By creating this rapport with his audience we are lead to believe that everything the showman is doing or saying is completely true. This is where he juggles in the comedy and spices up the routine with some devilishly cheeky moments which toy with expectations by playing a few tricks on the audience. Ricardo more than delivers with a thoroughly entertaining show that kept us on the edge of our seats" – Broadway Baby ****
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"This circus star is a unique and unmissable showman" – EdFest Mag ****
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"Five stars for a juggler? I assure you, no mistake. He throws cigar boxes around, whips tablecloths away, and balances this and that on his nose. It’s impressive, it’s often hilarious…I laughed myself silly" – Fringe Guru *****


EXCLUSIVE Interview: Mat Ricardo: Showman – The New Current
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Interview: Mat Ricardo on his Showman persona – WOW 24/7
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