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“An enjoyable guide to card magic/cheating!”

The Card Shark Show
Ranked #189 of 383 Concerts & Shows in London
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

An enjoyable evening in a very unique London Hotel (an old courthouse which still contains the original cells, off the bar area)
The Card Shark is an East London chap, dressed like a 20's Chicago gangster, he wows you with sleight of hand card tricks, used by gamblers from way back hundreds of years. He's a charming charismatic storyteller too and demonstrates how 'mind reading' works - in fact he demonstrated on my friend, which was very impressive.
If you are visiting London, it's a good night out in the centre of town.

Thank AnnaP992
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I thought this was going to be a magic show, but it's actually a mind-boggling demonstration and history lesson on the methods used by card cheats down the ages. Featuring filmed segments, live demonstrations with screen projection so everyone can see, and audience participation, the host performs and explains and entertains grandly for 90 minutes, ably communicating his own enthusiasm for his subject.

Taking in everything from Wild Bill Hickok through Houdini to the three-card-monte crooks you see on street corners, it's full of unexpected twists and informs and baffles in equal measure, his skill with cards and associated disciplines being obviously top drawer.

Highly recommended.

Thank Sandy R
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Mmmmmm it wasn't what I was expecting and it left me feeling very deflated
It's not an entertainment show , it's definitely not for kids - they'd be bored.
I went with a friend my choice so I felt awful .
The guy who put so the event talks through and demonstrates his experience with card trick . I would agree it might be good for overseas tourist who might've fleeced by con artists.
It was a good show , it's informative but it's definitely not what I'd call a good night out BUT it does show what people can do with a deck of cards - it's mind boggling - don't trust people with a pack of cards!!!

2  Thank Kemi O
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Hi We loved this show in london .full of energy from a talented magician I would recommend this show gem if you like magic steve had a nice style of magic and gambling tricks

Thank mikealan25
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

This guy will show you how easily you and your money can be parted by cardsharks who can make playing cards dance to their own tune. He also demonstrates mind reading; is it real or trickery? I'm not sure. There's also some history of cheating and learn how modern thieves and pickpockets operate. I picked up a few valuable tips about how to protect my belongings, and not to gamble on the turn of a card! There's no interval, and you get a chance to talk with Steve after the show.

Thank paulphear
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