Ben Earl – Trick Artist
Magician Ben Earl demonstrates his mastery of sleight of hand and deception, beginning with a range of illusions based on the theme of crime. He invites a group of people to join him as he tries to catch a speeding bullet, leaps from the top of a moving car, goes to prison to perform with ex-convicts, and teaches an audience member how to be a pickpocket.
The magician takes on the science world as he tries to outwit a robot, involves a team of botanists and a Venus flytrap in the performance of an illusion and uses sleight of hand to explain quantum physics – before flying backwards through a window
The magician performs a range of illusions on the theme of art. He tries to steal a painting from a gallery, plays a drinking game with a group of men in an attempt to bring out their artistic side, demonstrates his mastery of sleight of hand at sculptor Antony Gormley’s installation Another Place, and ends up on fire.
The magician performs a range of illusions on the theme of money, using diamonds to help turn his head into £1million, and deploying his skills to ensure wins and losses at a casino. He also tests the security of online banking, demonstrates how easily passwords can be hacked into, and tries to steal £10,000 from a secure vault – before ultimately jumping from a four-story building.