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Fatal Distraction is the fifth brand new show from the multi award-winning, five star, fringe sell-out, mind reader who can’t read minds, Chris Cox. He’s been on TV, toured the world and is somehow still getting away with it. Fatal Distraction has picked up a magical hat full of 5 star reviews and won the 2011 Venue Magazine award for best comedy show.

Chris will be doing things he shouldn’t be able to do, performing tricks nobody has ever seen or done before, controlling coincidence, probing theories of fate and answering the FAQ: ‘Can you use this stuff to attract girls?’. Determined to deliver the most satisfying hour possible Chris will be handing control over to his audience by giving them the power to control his actions with their minds. Cox manages to mix a love based narrative with some of the most unique and incredible mind-reading effects ever seen on the stage.

The Press on Fatal Distraction
‘Genuinely baffling… very impressive’ ***** Mark Shenton, The Sunday Express

‘Some truly astonishing feats of mind reading, slickly performed with skill and showmanship by master magician Chris Cox.’ **** Time Out

‘Mind Reading with a twist, it was breathtaking and brilliant.’ The Guardian

‘Extraordinary, forced me to reconsider my review star-rating policy, as five stars almost seems to miserly for this show…executed to perfection…stunning…so consistently astounding that the magical and remarkable became common place and customary…book your ticket immediately.’ ***** ThreeWeeks

‘I had to cover my mouth to conceal the fact it was hanging open in a mix of shock and excitement…a bewildering talent…a world class act…a magnificent experience for anyone” ***** Fringe Guru

Breathtakingly accurate, his predictions are a mongrel hybrid mix of psychology, magic, body language, influencing, comedy, devilish good looks, and lying. He constantly astonishes audiences with cutting-edge and highly imaginative stunts, charmingly delivered with a warm and mischievous sense of fun.

Chris already knows you won’t buy a ticket, why not prove the geeky mind reader wrong?

Please bring your mind for reading purposes.


Show Credits:

Producers: Amy Hopwood & Ed Smith for Phil McIntyre Entertainments in association with Vivienne Clore for The Richard Stone Partnership

Writer: Chris Cox

Director: Chris Cox with Ben Hart & Ben Furness

Creative Consultants: Peter Clifford, Richard L Lewis, Morgan & West, Damian Robertson, Graeme Smith, Ben Hart

Video & Sound Design: Chaotic Creations

Set Design: Bridget Murton for Sets Appeal

Photography: Rich Hardcastle

Print Design: Richard P Chapman

Press & PR: Flick Morris for The PR Office

Production Manager: Duncan McLean & Barry Hilton

Thanks To: Barry Hilton,  Ryan Taylor & all at The Pleasance

Forthcoming Dates

Sorry, Chris Cox is busy so there are no public shows booked at the moment. If you are interested in booking Chris for a private event then check out the booking page.

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DateCityVenueCountry
20/02/15EveshamEvesham Arts CentreUnited Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Box office: 01386 446944. Address: Evesham Arts Centre, Victoria Avenue, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 4QH.. Venue phone: 01386 446944.
03/05/14LondonE4 UdderbellyUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:45pm. Admission: £15.50. Box office: 0844 545 8252. Address: Southbank Centre. Venue phone: 0844 545 8252.
28/06/13LondonE4 UdderbellyUnited Kingdom
Time: 9:00pm. Box office: 0844 545 8285. Address: Southbank Centre. Venue phone: 0844 545 8252.
09/06/13ColchesterColchester Arts CentreUnited Kingdom
Time: 8:30pm. Box office: 01206 500900. Address: Church St, Colchester, C011 1NF. Venue phone: 01206 500900.
01/06/13BromsgroveArtrixUnited Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Box office: 01527 577330. Address: School Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1AX. Venue phone: 01527 577330.
30/05/13ReadingSouth StreetUnited Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Box office: 0118 960 6060. Address: 21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU. Venue phone: 0118 9606060.
19/05/13CoventryWarwick Arts CentreUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:45pm. Box office: 024 7652 4524. Address: University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL. Venue phone: 024 7652 4524.
18/05/13SwindonSwindon Arts CentreUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:30pm. Box office: 01793 614837. Venue phone: 01793 614837.
17/05/13CanterburyGulbenkianUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:30pm. Box office: 01227 769075. Address: The Gulbenkian University of Kent Canterbury Kent, CT2 7NB. Venue phone: 01227 769075.
15/05/13ShrewsburyTheatre SevernUnited Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Box office: 01743 281281. Address: FRANKWELL QUAY, SHREWSBURY, SHROPSHIRE, SY3 8FT. Venue phone: 01743 281281.
24/01/13BracknellSouth Hill ParkUnited Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Box office: +44 (0)1344 484 123. Venue phone: +44 (0)1344 484 123.
10/01/13UppinghamUppingham TheatreUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: 12.
24/09/12BristolTobacco Factory TheatreUnited Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Venue phone: 0117 902 0344.
15/07/12Southwold, SuffolkLatitude FestivalUnited Kingdom
Time: 1:00pm. Performing in The Comedy Arena on Sunday 15th as part of Latitude.
19/06/12LondonE4 UdderbellyUnited Kingdom
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: £12.50. Box office: +44 (0) 844 545 8282. Address: Southbank Centre. Venue phone: 0844 545 8252. The brand new show from the multi award-winning, five-star mind reader who can’t read minds. Chris Cox has been on TV, toured the world and is somehow still getting away with it. Blending magic, psychology & lying he’ll make you think he knows what you’re thinking. Please bring your mind for reading purposes.“One of the most exciting entertainers in Britain” (Guardian)“Stunning… has other magicians scratching their heads” (The Times)
29/05/12LondonE4 UdderbellyUnited Kingdom
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: £12.50. Box office: +44 (0) 844 545 8282. Address: Southbank Centre. Venue phone: 0844 545 8252. The brand new show from the multi award-winning, five-star mind reader who can’t read minds. Chris Cox has been on TV, toured the world and is somehow still getting away with it. Blending magic, psychology & lying he’ll make you think he knows what you’re thinking. Please bring your mind for reading purposes.“One of the most exciting entertainers in Britain” (Guardian)“Stunning… has other magicians scratching their heads” (The Times)
12/05/12WellingtonWhitireira TheatreNew Zealand
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $26.50. Box office: 0800 TICKETEK (842 538). Address: 25-27 Vivian Street. Venue phone: 0800 WHITIREIA (944 847). The brand new show from the multi award-winning, five-star mind reader who can’t read minds. Chris Cox has been on TV, toured the world and is somehow still getting away with it. Blending magic, psychology & lying he’ll make you think he knows what you’re thinking. Please bring your mind for reading purposes. “One of the most exciting entertainers in Britain” (Guardian) “Stunning… has other magicians scratching their heads” (The Times)
11/05/12WellingtonWhitireira TheatreNew Zealand
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $26.50. Box office: 0800 TICKETEK (842 538). Address: 25-27 Vivian Street. Venue phone: 0800 WHITIREIA (944 847). The brand new show from the multi award-winning, five-star mind reader who can’t read minds. Chris Cox has been on TV, toured the world and is somehow still getting away with it. Blending magic, psychology & lying he’ll make you think he knows what you’re thinking. Please bring your mind for reading purposes. “One of the most exciting entertainers in Britain” (Guardian) “Stunning… has other magicians scratching their heads” (The Times)
10/05/12WellingtonWhitireira TheatreNew Zealand
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $26.50. Box office: 0800 TICKETEK (842 538). Address: 25-27 Vivian Street. Venue phone: 0800 WHITIREIA (944 847). The brand new show from the multi award-winning, five-star mind reader who can’t read minds. Chris Cox has been on TV, toured the world and is somehow still getting away with it. Blending magic, psychology & lying he’ll make you think he knows what you’re thinking. Please bring your mind for reading purposes. “One of the most exciting entertainers in Britain” (Guardian) “Stunning… has other magicians scratching their heads” (The Times)
09/05/12WellingtonWhitireira TheatreNew Zealand
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $26.50. Box office: 0800 TICKETEK (842 538). Address: 25-27 Vivian Street. Venue phone: 0800 WHITIREIA (944 847). The brand new show from the multi award-winning, five-star mind reader who can’t read minds. Chris Cox has been on TV, toured the world and is somehow still getting away with it. Blending magic, psychology & lying he’ll make you think he knows what you’re thinking. Please bring your mind for reading purposes. “One of the most exciting entertainers in Britain” (Guardian) “Stunning… has other magicians scratching their heads” (The Times)
08/05/12WellingtonWhitireira TheatreNew Zealand
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $26.50. Box office: 0800 TICKETEK (842 538). Address: 25-27 Vivian Street. Venue phone: 0800 WHITIREIA (944 847). The brand new show from the multi award-winning, five-star mind reader who can’t read minds. Chris Cox has been on TV, toured the world and is somehow still getting away with it. Blending magic, psychology & lying he’ll make you think he knows what you’re thinking. Please bring your mind for reading purposes. “One of the most exciting entertainers in Britain” (Guardian) “Stunning… has other magicians scratching their heads” (The Times)
05/05/12AucklandQ TheatreNew Zealand
Time: 7:00am. Admission: $32. Box office: 09 309 9771. Address: 305 Queen Street. Venue phone: +64 9 309 9771. The brand new show from the multi award-winning, five-star mind reader who can’t read minds. Chris Cox has been on TV, toured the world and is somehow still getting away with it. Blending magic, psychology & lying he’ll make you think he knows what you’re thinking. Please bring your mind for reading purposes. “One of the most exciting entertainers in Britain” (Guardian) “Stunning… has other magicians scratching their heads” (The Times)
04/05/12AucklandQ TheatreNew Zealand
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $32. Box office: 09 309 9771. Address: 305 Queen Street. Venue phone: +64 9 309 9771. The brand new show from the multi award-winning, five-star mind reader who can’t read minds. Chris Cox has been on TV, toured the world and is somehow still getting away with it. Blending magic, psychology & lying he’ll make you think he knows what you’re thinking. Please bring your mind for reading purposes. “One of the most exciting entertainers in Britain” (Guardian) “Stunning… has other magicians scratching their heads” (The Times)
03/05/12AucklandQ TheatreNew Zealand
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $32. Box office: 09 309 9771. Address: 305 Queen Street. Venue phone: +64 9 309 9771. The brand new show from the multi award-winning, five-star mind reader who can’t read minds. Chris Cox has been on TV, toured the world and is somehow still getting away with it. Blending magic, psychology & lying he’ll make you think he knows what you’re thinking. Please bring your mind for reading purposes. “One of the most exciting entertainers in Britain” (Guardian) “Stunning… has other magicians scratching their heads” (The Times)
02/05/12AucklandQ TheatreNew Zealand
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $32. Box office: 09 309 9771. Address: 305 Queen Street. Venue phone: +64 9 309 9771. The brand new show from the multi award-winning, five-star mind reader who can’t read minds. Chris Cox has been on TV, toured the world and is somehow still getting away with it. Blending magic, psychology & lying he’ll make you think he knows what you’re thinking. Please bring your mind for reading purposes. “One of the most exciting entertainers in Britain” (Guardian) “Stunning… has other magicians scratching their heads” (The Times)
01/05/12AucklandQ TheatreNew Zealand
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $32. Box office: 09 309 9771. Address: 305 Queen Street. Venue phone: +64 9 309 9771. The brand new show from the multi award-winning, five-star mind reader who can’t read minds. Chris Cox has been on TV, toured the world and is somehow still getting away with it. Blending magic, psychology & lying he’ll make you think he knows what you’re thinking. Please bring your mind for reading purposes. “One of the most exciting entertainers in Britain” (Guardian) “Stunning… has other magicians scratching their heads” (The Times)
30/04/12AucklandQ TheatreNew Zealand
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $32. Box office: 09 309 9771. Address: 305 Queen Street. Venue phone: +64 9 309 9771. The brand new show from the multi award-winning, five-star mind reader who can’t read minds. Chris Cox has been on TV, toured the world and is somehow still getting away with it. Blending magic, psychology & lying he’ll make you think he knows what you’re thinking. Please bring your mind for reading purposes. “One of the most exciting entertainers in Britain” (Guardian) “Stunning… has other magicians scratching their heads” (The Times)
28/04/12AucklandQ TheatreNew Zealand
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $32. Box office: 09 309 9771. Address: 305 Queen Street. Venue phone: +64 9 309 9771. The brand new show from the multi award-winning, five-star mind reader who can’t read minds. Chris Cox has been on TV, toured the world and is somehow still getting away with it. Blending magic, psychology & lying he’ll make you think he knows what you’re thinking. Please bring your mind for reading purposes. “One of the most exciting entertainers in Britain” (Guardian) “Stunning… has other magicians scratching their heads” (The Times)
26/11/11Market DraytonFestival TheatreUnited Kingdom
Box office: 01630 654444.
25/11/11DidcotCornerstone Arts CentreUnited Kingdom
Box office: 01235 515144.
24/11/11AldershotWest End CentreUnited Kingdom
Box office: 01252 330040.
18/11/11CambridgeThe JunctionUnited Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Box office: 01223 511511.
17/11/11FarehamAshcroft Arts CentreUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:30pm. Box office: 01329 223100.
12/11/11SwindonSwindon Arts CentreUnited Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Box office: 01793 614837. Venue phone: 01793 614837.
11/11/11StaffordThe MetUnited Kingdom
Box office: 01785 254 653.
10/11/11North FinchleyArtsdepotUnited Kingdom
Box office: 020 8369 5454.
04/11/11BathRondo TheatreUnited Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Box office: 01225 463362.
28/10/11SalfordThe LowryUnited Kingdom
Box office: 0843 208 6000.
27/10/11StocktonThe ArcUnited Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Box office: 01642 525199.
26/10/11CrawleyHawthUnited Kingdom
Time: 8:15pm. Box office: 01293 552636.
09/10/11BrightonPavilionUnited Kingdom
Time: 9:15pm. Box office: 01273 709 709.
08/10/11ReadingSouth StreetUnited Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Box office: 0118 9606060. Address: 21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU. Venue phone: 0118 9606060.
07/10/11NewburyNew Greenham ArtsUnited Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Box office: 01635 522 733.
06/10/11WolverhamptonSlade RoomsUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:30pm. Box office: 0870 320 7000.
10/09/11UppinghamUppingham TheatreUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:30pm. Box office: 01572 820820.
09/09/11UppinghamUppingham TheatreUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:30pm. Box office: 01572 820820.
28/08/11EdinburghPleasance DomeUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:10pm. Admission: £6 – £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0131 556 6550. Address: 1 Bristo Square. The all new show for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
27/08/11EdinburghPleasance DomeUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:10pm. Admission: £6 – £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0131 556 6550. Address: 1 Bristo Square. The all new show for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
26/08/11EdinburghPleasance DomeUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:10pm. Admission: £6 – £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0131 556 6550. Address: 1 Bristo Square. The all new show for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
25/08/11EdinburghPleasance DomeUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:10pm. Admission: £6 – £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0131 556 6550. Address: 1 Bristo Square. The all new show for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
24/08/11EdinburghPleasance DomeUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:10pm. Admission: £6 – £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0131 556 6550. Address: 1 Bristo Square. The all new show for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
23/08/11EdinburghPleasance DomeUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:10pm. Admission: £6 – £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0131 556 6550. Address: 1 Bristo Square. The all new show for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
22/08/11EdinburghPleasance DomeUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:10pm. Admission: £6 – £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0131 556 6550. Address: 1 Bristo Square. The all new show for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
21/08/11EdinburghPleasance DomeUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:10pm. Admission: £6 – £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0131 556 6550. Address: 1 Bristo Square. The all new show for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
20/08/11EdinburghPleasance DomeUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:10pm. Admission: £6 – £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0131 556 6550. Address: 1 Bristo Square. The all new show for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
19/08/11EdinburghPleasance DomeUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:10pm. Admission: £6 – £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0131 556 6550. Address: 1 Bristo Square. The all new show for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
18/08/11EdinburghPleasance DomeUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:10pm. Admission: £6 – £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0131 556 6550. Address: 1 Bristo Square. The all new show for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
17/08/11EdinburghPleasance DomeUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:10pm. Admission: £6 – £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0131 556 6550. Address: 1 Bristo Square. The all new show for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
16/08/11EdinburghPleasance DomeUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:10pm. Admission: £6 – £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0131 556 6550. Address: 1 Bristo Square. The all new show for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
15/08/11EdinburghPleasance DomeUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:10pm. Admission: £6 – £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0131 556 6550. Address: 1 Bristo Square. The all new show for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
14/08/11EdinburghPleasance DomeUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:10pm. Admission: £6 – £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0131 556 6550. Address: 1 Bristo Square. The all new show for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
13/08/11EdinburghPleasance DomeUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:10pm. Admission: £6 – £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0131 556 6550. Address: 1 Bristo Square. The all new show for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
12/08/11EdinburghPleasance DomeUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:10pm. Admission: £6 – £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0131 556 6550. Address: 1 Bristo Square. The all new show for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
11/08/11EdinburghPleasance DomeUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:10pm. Admission: £6 – £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0131 556 6550. Address: 1 Bristo Square. The all new show for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
10/08/11EdinburghPleasance DomeUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:10pm. Admission: £6 – £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0131 556 6550. Address: 1 Bristo Square. The all new show for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
09/08/11EdinburghPleasance DomeUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:10pm. Admission: £6 – £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0131 556 6550. Address: 1 Bristo Square. The all new show for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
08/08/11EdinburghPleasance DomeUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:10pm. Admission: £6 – £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0131 556 6550. Address: 1 Bristo Square. The all new show for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
07/08/11EdinburghPleasance DomeUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:10pm. Admission: £6 – £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0131 556 6550. Address: 1 Bristo Square. The all new show for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
06/08/11EdinburghPleasance DomeUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:10pm. Admission: £6 – £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0131 556 6550. Address: 1 Bristo Square. The all new show for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
05/08/11EdinburghPleasance DomeUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:10pm. Admission: £6 – £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0131 556 6550. Address: 1 Bristo Square. The all new show for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
04/08/11EdinburghPleasance DomeUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:10pm. Admission: £6 – £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0131 556 6550. Address: 1 Bristo Square. The all new show for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
03/08/11EdinburghPleasance DomeUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:10pm. Admission: £6 – £14. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0131 556 6550. Address: 1 Bristo Square. The all new show for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
26/07/11LondonCanal Cafe TheatreUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:30pm. Box office: 020 7289 6054. Preview of Chris’ new show Fatal Distraction
23/07/11LondonKings PlaceUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: £12. Box office: 020 7520 1440. Address: 90 York Way. Venue phone: 020 7520 1440. Fatal Distraction Preview.Double bill show with Bridget Christie & Jess Ransom
17/07/11LondonCanal Cafe TheatreUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:00pm. Box office: 020 7289 6054. Preview of Chris’ new show Fatal Distraction
10/07/11LondonPleasance IslingtonUnited Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £5. Preview for Chris’ new show. Come see it for cheap while it could still be a bit rubbish.
03/07/11LondonCanal Cafe TheatreUnited Kingdom
Time: 7:00pm. Box office: 020 7289 6054. Preview of Chris’ new show Fatal Distraction.
26/06/11LondonPleasance IslingtonUnited Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £5. Age restrictions: All Ages. Preview of Chris’ new show Fatal Distraction. Come see it for cheap while it could be a bit dodgy still.

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