Review: Chris Cox at South Hill ParkBy Caroline Cook
January 25, 2013
Chris Cox: Fatal Distraction
South Hill Park, Bracknell
Thursday, January 24
Chris Cox must have a photographic memory. Either that, or he can actually read minds.
After yesterday's show at South Hill Park I'm still trying to decide.
Chris states at the start of his show that he can't read minds, no-one can, but that leaves us wondering, just how does he do it?
Following a story about the love of his life, Chris weaves together anecdotes of how they met and how it all fell apart, while doing some genuinely baffling mind-reading tricks on his audience.
Don't get too comfy in your seat if you go to see Fatal Distraction - you could well be on your feet, or leaping up to catch a toy ferret in a jumper, at any moment.
Through every step of the story the audience were involved, calling out things, writing down words, and generally being left open-mouthed on stage at the end of a trick.
Possessing a knack for getting pulled up on stage when there's any kind of audience interaction I spent most of the show with a bell by my side and a clock in an envelope on my lap.
I can't tell you any more - the magic of the show is in not knowing what's coming - but what I will say is that by the end I was left opened mouthed, staring at a fluffy rabbit in disbelief.
With some ba-dum-tush style jokes and friendly patter throughout, Fatal Distraction was an hour-and-a-bit of fun, amusement and impressed bewilderment.
And I'm sure we weren't the only ones who turned detective on the way home, trying to answer that fundamental question- just how did he do it?
Chris Cox: Fatal Distraction is at South Street in Reading on Thursday, May 30. To book visit www.readingarts.com