Ian Saville, Socialist Magician, 2008. Image: Simon Steven

Ian Saville
Socialist Magic

Friday 2 June 2006

Umbrella Community Centre

Ian Saville is an English magician whose act incorporates ventriloquism and comedy. His performance is distinctive primarily for the fact that it is geared towards a comic form of socialist propaganda. He says of his act, “whereas David Copperfield is content with little tricks like making the Statue of Liberty disappear, I aim at the much more ambitious goal of making international capitalism and exploitation disappear” .

Part of The mess tent performance programme