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Preview: Colin Cloud

What can you tell by looking at a person? When they last polished their shoes or where they got their clothes from? How about being able to tell what they’ve had for their dinner or where they’ve been that day. It could even be their PIN code or what they do for a living.

Complete with Sherlock-interpreted cat tattoos, Colin Cloud has been dubbed “the hipster Sherlock Holmes.”

Last year Colin Cloud and his show ‘Kills’ became a success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a total of 23 sold out performances and countless five star reviews. As well as this, Cloud is currently in the process of making his first TV series with NBC Universal. His show ‘The Forensic Mind Reader’ is described as “the signature pieces from his 2014 show plus exciting new material.”

Coming from a scientific background, Cloud enrolled to study Forensic Science at Glasgow Caledonian University at the tender age of 15. The forensic scientist mixed mind magic and brain science alongside his love of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s work. Having left celebrities such as Jonathan Ross, Ant and Dec, Simon Cowell and professionals Penn and Teller completely speechless, Uri Geller describes the showman as “one of the greatest thought readers of all time.”

Likened to infamous figures such as Derren Brown, one of Cloud’s biggest influences is Andy Nyman. Accomplished magician and mentalist Nyman has frequently collaborated with Derren Brown having co-written the TV shows ‘Mind Control’ and ‘Trick of the Mind’ which Brown fronts. Nyman also co-wrote and co-directed four of Brown’s stage shows, including ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ which was awarded an Olivier Award for Best Entertainment, and ‘Enigma’, which was also nominated for a Olivier Award in 2010.

As well as shows in locations such as Las Vegas, New York and Los Angeles, Colin will be visiting Salford’s Lowry Theatre on the 4th of November before continuing his tour to Leicester, Leamington Spa, Dorchester and London.

Interested in what Colin could read from you?

Wednesday the 4th of November: The Lowry, Salford
Friday the 13th of November: Uppingham School, Rutland, Leicester
Saturday the 14th of November: Spa Centre, Leamington Spa
Thursday the 26th and Friday the 27th of November: Leicester Spuare, London
Saturday the 28th of November: Arts Centre, Dorchester

Tags: colin cloud, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, mind reader, Preview music, salford, The Lowry

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