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STRING THEORY

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Venue:The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street Edinburgh EH8 9DD
Phone: 0131 667 7533
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Ballroom
AUG 2-26 at 12:30 (55 min)
Venue:The Free Sisters, 139 Cowgate Edinburgh EH1 1JS
Phone: 0131 622 6802
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Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Gothic Room
JUL 29-31, AUG 1 at 13:45 (60 min)
 
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A brand new show from the people who brought you FUNNY STUFF FOR HAPPY PEOPLE.
Martin "Bigpig" Mor has been doing family friendly shows all over the world, for over 30 years.
In fact he has become a family tradition as many people who watched his shows when they were children, now bring their own kids to see his shows.
STRING THEORY has circus stunts, magic tricks, stupid science, but mostly it is just good family fun.

This show is suitable for all ages and abilities.


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News and Reviews for this Show

August 18, 2018  One4Review
Martin Mor is such a big personality, that he grabs the room’s attention at once, and gets them giggling quickly.

The idea behind this year’s show title, String Theory, is that he’ll answer the age-old question “How long is a piece of string?” by putting some into his bucket, via his complicated measuring device, for the amount the audience are amused. He can then measure the results at the end. Thankfully, there was plenty to measure.

Mor’s interactions with even very young children are consistently fun, and very silly, without ever being patronising. His thirty-two years an equity member have stood him in good stead, and his patter is, if you look very carefully, quick, and slick. Most people, however, are too busy looking at the next trick – just as they’re supposed to be.

Juggling, balancing, spinning, and a spot of magic, are all coupled with friendly banter, and even a quick hint of satire. Plus we may have possibly witnessed a world record of an audience member being the youngest to do the tablecloth trick… almost certainly the slowest, and given the baffled look on the face of the three year old ‘magician’ volunteer, one of the cutest. Click Here

August 4, 2018  Fest
In front of me, an excited row of eight to ten year olds are swapping stories about the last time they saw the special blend of circus tricks and comic improvisation that Martin Mor presents in his family shows. Its an auspicious start, and one that is borne out by the talent and chutzpah of this boldy bearded Northern Irish entertainer when he appears.

Smartly dressed in earthy-toned plaids—waistcoat and plus-fours—he boldy engages audience members young and old with "science and stuff". It's easy to overlook just how strong his juggling and balance skills are because we're having so much fun. Nearly 8 foot of it, to be precise. We have a measuring system. All Mor's tricks require assistance from audience volunteers – and there are no shortage of hands shooting up when he as much as raises an eyebrow in our direction. Mor knows his audience inside out, working a perfect level of teasing and bigging up members of the crowd.

He spins balls on sticks, tosses wooden blocks—known in the trade as cigar boxes—and reduces a cascade of five coloured balls down to zero as his current young helper is directed to catch them one by one into a large net. Twinkly-eyed charisma is amplified in the small indoor space, and a novel twist on the classic tablecloth trick is as funny as the recurring interaction with audience snacks.

String Theory includes new material for those who had had the pleasure of seeing Mor's shows before, but keeps all of the familiar rib-tickling charm. Click Here

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