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The GREAT BALDINI – DIRTY TRICKS: How The Illusionati Rule The World

HE’S COMING! Legendary magician, the Great Baldini, the Wizard of the West, brings his show ‘DIRTY TRICKS – How The Illusionati Rule the World’ to the 2022 Buxton Fringe.

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The Great Baldini (Emperor of Illusion, Prince of Prestidigitation, Maharajah of Mystery) appears at the Buxton Fringe (for the first time ever) with his new magic show: Dirty Tricks.

‘The Great Baldini’ is a magical superstar, a relic of the music halls and a theatrical performer of the old school.  In ‘Dirty Tricks’  he reveals himself to also be the shadowy leader of the sinister ILLUSIONATI: elite magicians who control the world through magical dark arts.

‘Dirty Tricks: How the ILLUSIONATI Rule the World’ and the persona of ‘The Great Baldini’ were created by David Hoare as a follow-up to his 2018 tour-de-force ‘A Magician’s Journey’.

‘Dirty Tricks: How the ILLUSIONATI rule the World’ is a magical lecture in which Baldini demonstrates how the ILLUSIONATI infiltrate political, criminal and intelligence organisations to rig elections, launder money and orchestrate assassinations. The show culminates in a ludicrous game of ‘Russian roulette’ when one audience member has a chance to join…the ILLUSIONATI.

‘The Great Baldini’ is a member of the Magic Circle and an award-winning member of both the Bristol Society of Magic and the Wessex Magical Association. ‘Front Row’ (BBC Radio 4) turned to him as a spokesperson of the Magic Community during the Covid crisis. He performed ‘on-air’ interactive magic (described by Kirsty Lang as ‘Incredible’) for 200,000 radio listeners, and which was repeated on ‘Pick of the Week (BBC Radio 4).

Incredible” (Front Row, BBC Radio 4)
Wonderful, a joy” (Pick of the Week, BBC Radio 4)
Charming, engaging and charismatic. A pleasure.” (FringeReview)
A seasoned professional, with excellent command of the stage.” (Broadway Baby)


Dirty Tricks: How The ILLUSIONATI Rule the World’ By the Great Baldini

Monday 11th & Thursday 14th July: Green Man Gallery, Workshop Room – 6 pm-7 pm

Friday 15th July: Green Man Gallery, Workshop Room – 2 pm-3 pm

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th July: Green Man Gallery, Gallery 6.30 pm-7.30 pm


Tickets available at

The Green Man Gallery,

01298 937375




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