17 December | 5:00pm | £12 / £10
Doors & bar from 4.15pm | Performance 5:00pm, ends 6:00pm, no interval
Peter Clifford’s Magic Crackers (age guide: 7+)
'Peter Clifford is one of my favourite magicians and one of the loveliest people I know.'
Discombobulater and Derren Brown favourite, Peter Clifford brings a cracker of a Christmas family show to Stapleford Granary filled with jaw-dropping magic!
Peter leads us on a magical Christmas journey making the seemingly impossible possible and the ordinary extraordinary. Expect puzzles, propositions, revelations and fun, all presented with the brain-stopping and heart-lifting magic for which Peter is renowned. With Christmas cards, bells and a handful of nuts, Peter adds wonder to this magical time of the year. He'll even turn the audience into a musical instrument with a surprising result... !
Peter Clifford has been obsessed with conjuring since he was a boy, winning local and national magic contests. He used magic to pay his way through drama school in Manchester and since graduating he has worked as an actor on stage and television as well as continuing to perform as a magician.
Peter has created effects for many theatre shows including a stomach churning eye plucking scene in King Lear (Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol) and producing a whole cast from nowhere in 'The Mysteries of Father Brown' (Worcester Swan) and creating spooky supernatural happenings for Dracula (Feelgood theatre). His magical television appearances include Isaac Fawlkes in BBC’s 'Magic - a history of magic', Stanley Milgram in 'Derren Brown: the Heist' and Professor' and John Gladwell in Derren's 'Fear and Faith: Placebo'. He co-created and co-directed the sell out tour and West-end run 'Derren Brown – Live'. He has worked as a consultant for David Blaine on 'David Blaine: Beyond Magic' on television and was a co-creator and co-director of David’s first live tour (David Blaine: Live) which toured North America and was seen in the UK in 2019.
'Peter Clifford’s love of the art resonates throughout the field of magic bringing life and hope to us all'
Covid-19 and concerts
In line with the most up-to-date guidance Public Health for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, we:
- clean all surfaces that people touch regularly and keep hand sanitizer around the site
- ensure air flow remains good around the building (we have a highly efficient air extraction system in the concert hall)
- advise all ticket holders to take a lateral flow test before coming to an event at the Granary and insist that staff and visitors who are unwell do not attend the venue
Face coverings are currently not compulsory, but if the guidance changes we will communicate this to ticket holders.