The Disappearing of Vincent Gambini

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Wednesday 14th April (premiere & live Q&A) at 8pm and then on demand until 18th April

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Presented by Augusto Corrieri & Hugo Glendinning

What happens when the line between reality and fiction vanishes into thin air?

In Spring 2020 Vincent Gambini began touring his show about a magician in crisis over the state of the world. “What is the point of magic…”, asked the exasperated Gambini, dropping his props and collapsing on the stage floor, “…when everything is falling apart? This is the last show I do. I quit!”

Gambini couldn’t have predicted that his tour would actually be cancelled, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Featuring the empty streets of Brighton in lockdown, as well as private rehearsal footage and phone conversations, this new film reflects on the laborious preparation behind sleight-of-hand magic, and the search for human contact at a time of isolation.

Online film premiere on Wed 14th April, 8pm. Followed by a Q&A moderated by playwright Deborah Pearson, at 9pm.

The film will remain available for on-demand viewing until Sunday 18th April.

This film is supported by Arts Council England.


The company does not feel the film contains any health warnings.

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About the company

Augusto Corrieri is a writer, performance artist and, under the pseudonym Vincent Gambini, a critically acclaimed sleight-of-hand magician.

Hugo Glendinning is a photographer and filmmaker who has worked with most leading British theatre and dance companies.

Deborah Pearson is a live artist and playwright. Her work has toured to 6 continents, 25 countries and has been translated into 8 languages. She is a research fellow at Birkbeck, and founding co-director of UK artist collective Forest Fringe. | | Twitter: @Gambinimagic 

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