Magic and Mental Health at the Fringe!

16th August 2018

Magician and former mental health development worker, Jim Campbell, performs ‘Madness: Reality or illusion?’ at this year’s Fringe.

Commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival, Jim and several other magicians have been working with artist Ruth Euan to perform magic with a political edge. The series of performances, called ‘Sympathetic Magick’, weaves a trail of magic through the city and the Festival programme.

Jim’s show, called ‘Madness: Reality or Illusion?’, questions what is real and what is not, and how do we know and decide. By drawing on Jim’s background in mental health, magic and spirituality, he invites the audience to consider these questions and others. The show is a cross between a magical performance and a lecture that considers social construction theory, power and how we create our frames of reference.

Upcoming performances of ‘Madness: Reality or Illusion?’ include:

  • Sunday 19th August at 7pm, at The Green, Pleasance Courtyard. Tickets cost £7 (£5 concessions). Book your tickets here.
  • Sunday 26th August at 3pm, at Palm House, Johnston Terrace Wildlife Garden. No booking is required.

Find out more about other ‘Sympathetic Magick’ performances


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