Expert in luxury travel, food & theatre. Star of BBC Three's Killer Magic, West End show Impossible & creative at The Fat Duck.
Chris Cox is the stand out star of BBC Three’s award winning ‘Killer Magic‘ and headlines the hit West End magic show ‘Impossible.’ He’s a multi award winning mind reader who can’t read minds. Not only that but according to The Guardian he is ‘one of the most exciting entertainers in Britain.’
‘STUNNING… LEAVES OTHER MAGICIANS SCRATCHING THEIR HEADS.’ THE TIMES
Chris has been seen by over 250,000 people worldwide and received rave reviews for his headlining role in the smash hit magic show ‘Impossible’ at the Noel Coward Theatre (London’s West End 2015 & 2016, Inaugural Season at Dubai Opera & International tour) and in ‘The Illusionists – Live From Broadway‘ (International Tour). He has a string of accolades under his belt including 5 sell out solo Edinburgh Fringe shows, 4 solo UK Tours, 2 extended sell out runs at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, 2 Edinburgh Fringe Awards, a Best Comedy Show award, a heap of 5 star reviews and numerous TV and radio appearances.
Alongside reading minds Chris is a creative consultant for Heston Blumenthal & The Fat Duck. He also writes about Luxury Travel, Theatre, Food, Life Events and anything he thinks you might find interesting.
To help me pick I went to the hivemind of Twitter and Facebook, asking friends if they had any experience selling a house online and those who came back were overwhelmingly positive about the experience. From that initial research I settled on getting quotes and valuations of my property from Purple Bricks, Hatched and eMoov.
The stakes were high, I had the chance to prove myself as the cool older family member by treating a kid whose catchphrase is 'I'm bored' and 'this is rubbish' to a day out which he can boast to his friends about.
Nestled in the Arabian desert are two small cities, you might have heard of them, Dubai and its smaller neighbour Abu Dhabi? I mean, of course you're heard of them, these megacities aren't shy about shouting how great they are, and that's even true when it comes to thrill rides and waterparks.
Geneva was recently voted the third most expensive city in the world, so it's easy to see why most Brits simply fly into the airport and head to the Alps. However by doing this, they're missing out on a treat, albeit a costly one.
In passing I mentioned to a chef friend at Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck that I was going to Washington DC. He stopped in his tracks, putting his knife down and looking me with the intense gaze of a man not to be messed with..
New Orleans is a city that conjures up so many images but as soon as you arrive you realise it's one of the most vibrant and unique cities in America. Full on contradictions, excitement and friendly locals who are so proud to call this city home, and it's easy to see why.
New Orleans has something for everyone, if you want to party head to Bourbon Street and get wild after drinking a hurricane or two. Walking through the French Quarter is like sticking your iPod on shuffle, with music and culture oozing out of every building and on every street corner; this city has Jazz in it's soul.
As I finish another mediocre London sushi lunch that I've grabbed from beside the sandwiches, I find my mind transported back to Tokyo where the freshest and tastiest sushi imaginable filled a hole in my stomach and cemented a place in my mind as the best sushi I've ever eaten. But it's more amazing than that because it's also the best and only sushi I've ever made.
Normally the scariest thing about West Sussex is the prospect of a delay at Gatwick but all that changes in Autumn as Tulleys Farm open their world famous scream park for <a href="http://www.halloweenattractions.co.uk/shocktoberfest/ " target="_hplink">Shocktober Fest</a>.
The South Bank in London is once again home to the E4 Udderbelly, London Wonderground and brand new headline show 'Limbo' from the team behind last years hit 'Cantina' is running from now through to September.
I caught up with Simon to talk about the upcoming transfer of 'Curious Incident.' We met just down the road from the show's new home at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue - yet despite it being minutes away Simon hadn't gone to look at the marquee which had just gone up. I wondered why?
Metamorphosis has been a hit throughout the world and as the cliché goes, it's easy to see why. Turning Kafka's short story into a piece which is part physical theatre, part simmering and charged domestic drama is no mean feat but it is accomplished with transfixing beauty, dark comedy and graceful tragedy.
Simon Russell Beale, an acting treasure who could easily be called the greatest stage actor of our generation if it weren't for Mark Rylance, takes on the lead, playing against type in a performance which is as dazzling as the sequin dresses he wears.
After a hugely successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Without You has transferred to the Menier Chocolate Factory till the 15th of September. It is a performance which reminds you just how powerful theatre can be.
For over 10 years I've spent most of August in Edinburgh at the festival and for five of those years I've been performing shows. Now working on a year on, year off system I took the opportunity to enjoy Edinburgh without the stress of doing a show and to catch up on what my magical colleagues were up to.
22/08/2012 16:51 BST
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