Who is Vincent Gambini?
Well, it's me.
My name is Vincent Gambini.
I'm currently based in Brighton, and my specialty is sleight-of-hand magic with cards and coins.
I combine magic with elements of theatre, performance art and spoken word.
The story goes:
As a teenager in the late 90's ALL I did was study and practice sleight-of-hand magic.
I won 1st prize at the Italian Close-up Magic competition, and 2nd prize at the International competition in London. I also gained entry to the London Magic Circle by writing a thesis called 'Deconstructing Magic', which perfectly describes what I love doing.
In the early 2000's I packed my magic books away, got rid of all my magic props, and chose a different path: for 15 years I worked as a writer and performance artist, presenting experimental shows across Europe and further afield.
But recently I have dusted off the magic cape and returned to conjuring. In 2015 I premiered and toured This is not a magic show, and the reviews have been aglow.
As of 2018 I am working on a new show called The Chore of Enchantment, premiering at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 2019 dates to be announced...
17-18 Feb Work-in-progress presentation, In>Time Festival , Chicago, US
1 March This is not a magic show, Anstey Village Hall, Beaford Arts, Devon
2 March This is not a magic show, Atherington Pavillion, Beaford Arts Devon
5-12 April (New work) Chicago Cultural Center, US
12 May The Chore of Enchantment, Norfolk & Norwich Festival
21 May Fake Magic - a night of alternative magic acts, curated by Vincent Gambini Norfolk & Norwich Festival
2018 DATES The Chore of Enchantment
The development of The Chore of Enchantment is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
19 Jan Cambridge Junction
29 March ARC Stockton Arts Centre
5-6 April Shoreditch Town Hall, London
16 May MagicFest, Edinburgh
2 June PULSE festival, Ipswich
1-27 August Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
8 Nov Axis Arts Centre, Crewe
14 December DAS Graduate School, Amsterdam (video presentation on magic & choreography)
2017 DATES This is Not a Magic Show
13 & 14 Jan Theatre Royal Bath
15 & 16 June Rose Hill, Brighton - new work in progress
30 June, 1 & 2 July Edinburgh International Magic Festival - new work in progress
7 November Kunsthalle Mainz
2016 TOUR DATES This is Not a Magic Show
Summer tour dates were supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
10 Feb, Cambridge Junction
4 Mar, Word of Warning @ Z Arts, Manchester
9 Mar, Sheffield University Drama Studio
7-8 May, TIG7, Mannheim, Germany
14 May, Cambridge Junction
18, 20, 21 & 22 May, Mayfest, Bristol
24, 25, 26, 27, 28 May, Camden People's Theatre, London
31 May, Pulse Festival, Ipswich
4 June, Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate
1-3 July, Edinburgh International Magic Festival - also featuring work in progress
15 July, Larmer Tree Festival, (near Salisbury) - work in progress
25-26 July, Exeter Bike Shed
7 September, Norwich Arts Centre
23 September, Gloucester University Drama Programme
1 October, Tate Modern, London (part of Tate Exchange) - work in progress
4 October, Axis Arts Centre, Crewe
15 October, Winsford Library, CW7 2AS
16 October, Gread Budworth Parish Hall, CW9 6HL