Colin Cloud: DARE

2nd Aug 2017 - 26th Aug 2017

The Grand - Pleasance Courtyard


Parental guidance advised


Colin Cloud: DARE

Others will do anything to convince you to come to their show. Not Colin Cloud - he dares you.

His outrageous stunts on TV and stage have left celebrities and audiences the world over, shaken to their core.

Your life in his hands - literally.

In DARE, you will be involved in a potentially life enhancing experience of epic proportion.

Master of the unconscious, he'll predict the future and deduce your intimate thoughts.

And that's the truth.

Star of The Illusionists (Broadway and London’s West End)
As seen on Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (BBC1)

WARNING: Your truths will be revealed for entertainment purposes.

Following completely sold-out seasons in Edinburgh 2014, 2015 and 2016, the Adelaide Fringe 2016 and The Illusionists Live from Broadway and London’s West End, Colin Cloud returns to the Edinburgh Festival Comedy Fringe stage with his brand new solo show.

In true Sherlockian style, he’ll explore subjects likes persona, identity, group-bonding, tribalism and cults.
Will his audience succumb to his outrageous suggestion? We’ll find out as they are asked to put their life in his hands. Quite literally.
Of course this show has been designed to push Colin Cloud’s skills to the limit, but it also gives you the opportunity to see how he uses these near super human abilities in the real world.

Cloud has the wit of a comedian, the intensity of a hypnotist and the allure of Sherlock Holmes himself. He’s become known the world over as a man who can reveal your deepest, darkest secrets. He continues to be a hugely popular guest on ITV’s This Morning (his revelation of Holly Willoughby’s embarrassing childhood memory of her interaction with a trampoline went viral). He has since caused amazement and more than a few red faces on Radio and TV Broadcasts around the world. Colin also worked with co-creator and writer Mark Gatiss on the online presence for the Sherlock Christmas Special for BBC1.

Colin Cloud spent 2017 touring his five-star, sold-out hit show – except for the days he starred in and hosted The Illusionists in London’s West End and more recently The Illusionists live from Broadway.

Open/closeReviews and Quotations

So wonderfully unexpected that when I left the room I was literally shaking.
5 stars
The Edinburgh Guide
5 stars
Daily Record
5 stars
Broadway Baby
Colin Cloud left me speechless
5 stars
Arts Award Voice
Mind blowing
4 stars
5 stars
Edinburgh Reporter
How did he do that?
4 stars
The List
5 stars
Edinburgh Evening News
This is a classy show which will impress anyone who sees it
4 stars
The Daily Mirror
Cloud is Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock Holmes in the flesh -with an added dash of charm.
4 stars
Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
A lesson in the art of deduction
Skinny Magazine
A master of the art of deduction … Incredible Sherlock Holmes-esque detection skills
Edinburgh 247
Absolutely brilliant show, mad skills! He was personable and communicated well with the audience. A fascinating show!
Michael McIntyre
The hipster Sherlock Holmes. Terrifying mind reading... Colin is as charming as they come
Slick, skilful and utterly compelling
Edinburgh Spotlight

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