The Man who was Magic

Tony Baloney Puppet Theatre present a one-man panto with a cast of many. 

As a child my favourite book was the Paul Gallico classic The Man who was Magic. The story of Adam the Simple and his quest for the city of Mageia, a few miles east of west and just beyond the boundaries of time, inspired me to be the performer I am today.

It also inspired this show. 

For seventy minutes we enjoy a complete break from reality, as we go on a wonderful journey where the magic is real. Along the way we meet a talking dog, a walking puppet booth, a pixie taxi, and a nervous rabbit. Suitable for ages four to ten, the show mixes magic, puppets and storytelling, with plenty of laughs.

“Showing a flair for spooky storytelling and Dr Suess style rhyming, he dazzled with his verbal dexterity.”    Rubber Chicken Magazine
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About Tony Baloney

Tony Baloney is a descendant of legendary Music Hall star Dan Leno, the world's first panto dame. He has been Irish magic champion four times, and has performed all over Europe. He first began doing magic at seven, and did his first professional show at 18. 

In addition to magic, he is a puppeteer and ventriloquist, and a very mediocre juggler. 

He is also a best-selling author (fifteen books published to date) and once held the world record for the longest public lecture.