Chris Cox

Chris Cox

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Mind Reader

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Synopsis

As the mind reader who can’t read minds, Chris combines psychology, humour, body language, influencing skills and plain lying to suggest he actually can. According to Time Out, the star of the hit West End and Broadway show The Illusionists ‘does tricks that would make Jesus proud' and can boast working with Hugh Jackman, Heston Blumenthal, and on the stage production of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child.

Biography

Chris Cox is the only mind-reader in history to have starred on Broadway, sold out twenty-two shows at Sydney Opera House, and performed four seasons at London’s West End. The Guardian believes he is “one of the most exciting entertainers in Britain”, while Time Out thinks, “he does tricks that would make Jesus proud”.

Chris stars in the world’s biggest magic show The Illusionists. He also created, hosted, and headlined Wonderville at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End. He’s written and performed five critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe Festival shows, four solo UK Tours, two extended sell-out runs at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, and won two Edinburgh Fringe Awards, and a Best Comedy Show award. He also starred as Muddles alongside Warwick Davis in Snow White & The Seven Dwarf and has performed at Shakespeare's Globe, Latitude, and the Reading & Leeds Festivals.

As well as starring in his own BBC shows Chris Cox’s Mind-Boggling Magic and Killer Magic, he has appeared on Blue Peter, America's Got Talent, Heston Blumenthal’s Recipe For Romance, and The Secret Of Star Wars, and was part of the BAFTA nominated team who brought magic to BBC One’s Merlin. He has also read One Direction’s minds at the BBC Music Awards.

As a creative consultant and creator of magic and theatrical creative experiences Chris has developed material for Park Row Restaurant in collaboration with DC Comics and Warner Brothers in London, and for Heston Blumenthal and the three-Michelin-starred Fat Duck Restaurant.

He was the writer and producer of BBC Radio 1’s Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine The Musical, The Matt Edmondson Show, Dan & Phil's Guide To Happiness, and The Story Of Tim Minchin. Chris is also the Magic and Illusions Assistant for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Parts One and Two, and Charlie & The Chocolate Factory.  

Companies love to bring Chris in to provide invigorating entertainment which will leave delegates talking about their event for days. With a set packed full of audience participation, laughter, warmth, and amazement, he is perfect for after-dinner entertainment or to kickstart your day with a blast of energy. Chris is also experienced in combining his performance with hosting, emceeing, and award-giving, creating bespoke material to help get your message across.

Chris also delivers a keynote speech which looks at the magic of creativity and the psychology of change. He offers real-world examples to improve performance. Highlights of the keynote include interactive mind-reading effects and learnings based on knowledge from his work with Hugh Jackman, Heston Blumenthal, and the Harry Potter And The Cursed Child play.

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The JLA Real Variety Show 2015