Following completely sold-out seasons in Edinburgh 2014 and 205, the Adelaide Fringe 2016 and in ‘The Illusionists’ on London’s West End, Colin Cloud returns to the stage with his brand new solo show.
He’ll perform an exposé of the human condition: thoughts, dreams, hopes and desires – nothing is out of bounds. You’ll learn why people lie to each other and how you can tell. He’ll also show you how you can increase the odds, improve your memory and hone your ability to pay attention.
As you gain an insight to his mind-techniques, we’ll see just how far he can delve into the subconscious, with a single purpose: to reveal your naughtiest memory.
“ONE OF THE BIGGEST HITS OF THIS YEAR’S FRINGE” Adelaide Advertiser (2016)
Cloud is notorious for performing daring stunts on stage and this year, in true Sherlockian style, he’ll attempt to survive a lethal concoction, inviting his audience to join him after the show on the streets of Edinburgh in search of the life-saving antidote. 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.
“THRILLING…CLOUD’S UNUSUAL TALENTS ARE WORTH WITNESSING AND HE PROVIDES A WELL-ROUNDED, ENTERTAINING HOUR AT THE FRINGE THAT WILL LEAVE EVERYONE ASKING THEMSELVES, ‘HOW DID HE DO THAT?’” «««« The List
Cloud has the wit of a comedian, the intensity of a hypnotist and the allure of Sherlock Holmes himself.
Over the past year, 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 IS A BRILLIANT MIND-READER AND REGULARLY ACHIEVES THE APPARENTLY IMPOSSIBLE…A CLASSY SHOW WHICH WILL IMPRESS ANYONE WHO SEES IT.” «««« Daily Mirror
WARNING: DO NOT think about anything that you wouldn’t want Colin to know or reveal.
“The Hipster Sherlock Holmes
Terrifying mind reading … Colin is as charming as they come.” STV
“A master of deduction …
Cloud finely balances his incredible Sherlock Holmes-esque detection skills with some very neat and well-judged comedic moments.” Edinburgh 247
“Colin Cloud takes the impossible, makes it possible,
leaving his audience open-mouthed… and just a little nervous.” Liam Rudden, Edinburgh Evening News
“Slick, skillful and utterly compelling”
***** Edinburgh Spotlight
Truly amazed. Go and see him – you literally won’t believe your eyes.” ***** Edinburgh Reporter
Colin Cloud spent 2015 touring his five-star, sold-out hit show Kills – except for the days he starred in and hosted The Illusionists in London’s West End.
It’s been a big year.
Derren Brown said that Colin Cloud was “amazing”. He also said, “Loved your act!” and “Such a delight!”
TV presenter Holly Willoughby yelled to him, “Do me!” on live TV,
Mark Gatiss, one of the creators of BBC’s Sherlock, shouted, “Burn him!”
It’s just as well for Colin that witch trials are a thing of the past, because he’ll soon blowing minds and alarming people in the most entertaining way with his brand new show –
This new, fully immersive experience will ask a lot of questions: How secure is your personal security? How impenetrable is your mind? How safe are your deepest, darkest thoughts?
The answer? Not very. Colin knows exactly what’s in store for you, and he’ll prove it – with plenty of twists and turns, and through his most daring and dangerous feats to date.
Colin Cloud, The Deductionist: turning sceptics into believers since 1987.
In 2014 and 2015, Colin Cloud was the runaway success of the Edinburgh Comedy Festival Fringe with 23 sold out performances and multiple 5 star reviews. On top of this, his other show received the ‘Skinny Magazine – Talk of the Town’ award, which was the first time it had ever been awarded.
Colin Cloud is a forensic scientist who mixes mind magic and brain science with his love of Arthur Conan Doyle’s works, resulting in him being described as the closest thing in the universe to the real life Sherlock Holmes. In his brand new show, Colin Cloud will, quite literally, get away with murder. (Well, maybe not literally with literal murder. That would be wrong. And illegal.)
Cloud will deduce everything about you, then he’ll be kind enough to explain how he did it. You’ll understand why he’s never lost a game of poker, learn how to discover the phone number of anyone you like, recall information from the recesses of your mind and he will even share with you the ability to connect with people on a deeper and more meaningful level than you’ve ever experienced before.
He’ll leave you convinced he’s a psychic savant with the hypnotic powers of a calculated angel. Colin Cloud is potentially the most dangerous man in the world.
Luckily, he’s on our side.
★★★★★”So wonderfully unexpected that when I left the room I was literally shaking.” – The Edinburgh Guide
★★★★★ “Jaw-dropping” – Daily Record
★★★★★ “Incredible” – Broadway Baby
★★★★★ “Colin Cloud left me speechless.” – Arts Award Voice
★★★★ “Mind blowing.” – One4Review
★★★★★ “Incredible” – Edinburgh Spotlight
★★★★★ “Mesmerising” -Edinburgh Reporter
★★★★★ “Unbelievable” – TV Bomb
★★★★ “How did he do that?” – The List
★★★★★ “Fantastic” – Edinburgh Evening News
★★★★ “This is a classy show which will impress anyone who sees it.” – The Daily Mirror
★★★★ “Cloud is Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock Holmes in the flesh -with an added dash of charm.
” – Edinburgh Festival 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
This blew my mind, this guy is sooo good, really amazing and so entertaining and engaging. I bet you you’ll come out of there going “how did he DO that!!” A brilliant hour of fun mind-bending stuff for all! Enjoy and catch it if you can before the fringe ends! Julie Odell
Amazing – and I was a sceptic! Can’t begin to work out how he does it. Very entertaining and he is a very personable young man. I look forward to seeing him at the Fringe in the future but reckon he is destined for greater things.Richard Mackintosh
Absolutely brilliant show, mad skills! He was personable and communicated well with the audience. A fascinating show! 5 Stars!Michelle McIntyre
Caught your solo show on Saturday evening… blown away. Great interaction with the audience and looking forward to the next time. Colour of Ham show directly afterwards was fantastic, again. Kevin Mcgaff
Absolutely loved this show – clever, funny, astonishing and no humiliating audience participation – a clincher! Go – he CAN read your mind! Cathy Mcculloch
What an amazing first show of the Fringe. How can he guess so much from drawings, words, amount of money? And the last moment is amazing, a must-see, he is a true magician. Lynn Holland
How does he do it? The family next to us were obviously transparent as he knew where they lived, the names of all their pets, and random words they read in a book. He is incredible. Peter Whitfield
Saw this show on our 1st night in Edinburgh and what a cracking start to our stay! Thoroughly entertaining, Colin Cloud was cheeky, funny and so clever – we were seated in the 2nd row and had a fantastic view but this gave nothing away as to “how he does it”. Definitely a WOW show!! Don’t miss it.Fay Collins
MANAGEMENT & PUBLICITY : Don Jack t: 01324 716827 m: 07740 676874 e: email@example.com Colin Cloud mind reader, Edinburgh, London, New York and LA.
TV Entertainer. After dinner keynote speaker. Live performer.
Look at your hands. Your nails. The heels of your shoes. What do you see?
Imagine someone who could look at those details and see everything. Everything.
“You see but you do not observe. The distinction is clear.” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes) A Scandal in Bohemia.
Only, you don’t have to imagine. Because this is precisely what Colin Cloud does.
He’ll know what you’ve had for lunch, where you’ve been that day, what you do for a living, the car you drive, even your PIN code. He’ll read you like a book. He’s already sure you’re quite the page turner.
He left ITV’s Jonathan Ross speechless (surely a first!). Ant and Dec screamed in disbelief! Mind reader and spoon-bender Uri Geller described him as “one of the greatest thought readers of all time”. His peers predict he’s the next big thing in the world of Mentalism. The media have described him as the real-life Sherlock and witnesses don’t say much as they’re usually left speechless.
When the other boys were out playing football and hiding in the woods, Colin was predicting the score and finding their hiding places with almost psychic accuracy.
He’s the Holmes of entertainment, if Holmes had a flair for comedy. He’s the deductionist of hypnotism, the Great Detective of live events.
Colin Cloud is the best and maybe even the wisest man you’ve ever known. Cloud has performed for professional sceptics like Penn and Teller. He has wowed the hard-to-please Simon Cowell. He has certainly left people convinced that he does indeed have mystical skills of reading minds and influencing outcomes.
Performer, after dinner keynote speaker, consultant, coach, comedian: the entertaining and endearing Colin Cloud is THE forensic mind reader and you know you want to see him.
You want to hire Colin Cloud the after dinner mind reader.
(You know it. We know it. Colin definitely knows it.)
Colin Cloud is regarded as one of the top after dinner mind readers / keynote speakers and entertainers at events around the globe. Just 12 months ago, he headed one of the UK’s most successful motivational companies. Now he’s working with individuals and organisations all over the world, entertaining and sharing with them an insight into his unique talents and abilities. His years of skill and training are at your disposal.
WHAT CAN HE DO FOR YOU?
Colin has a knack for making events UNFORGETTABLE. Guaranteed.
So what are you looking for on this occasion? To be entertained by Colin’s internationally acclaimed performances? To learn relevant and transferrable skills that will make a real and lasting difference to you and your employees? Or to have an experienced event host ensure that your evening runs to perfection while keeping your audience attentive and engaged?
The Entertainer – The Art of Deduction
What happens in the show? Well, we don’t want to ruin the surprise now, do we? But let’s just say Colin takes all the best bits from his live theatre tours and TV appearances and builds them into a mind-blowing experience, fulfilling your needs on a grand scale.
It’s exceptionally visual. Via a mixture of psychology, suggestion and humour, Colin will share with your guests the closest thing to authentic mind reading they will ever see. Everyone will feel involved throughout, although only people who actually want to come on to the stage will be asked up – win/win.
The end result? Your audience will spark with excitement. They’ll laugh, they’ll gasp and they’ll be amazed.
Colin’s material is written and devised by him personally. What you see cannot be replicated: not by anyone, anywhere. He is, quite simply, one of a kind.
This format has been performed on stage and in theatres around the world, for audiences of 50 to 4000. Nonetheless, Colin’s team will ensure that the performance is entirely tailored to your event and your requirements.
After dinner mind reader / Keynote Speaker – Mind Your Own – Own Your Mind
Having studied forensic investigation at university and with a passion for criminal profiling, Colin went on to work for seven years as writer and speaker for one of the UK’s most exciting motivational speaking companies. In short: Colin gets people. He understands how they tick. He knows their motivations and desires. Most importantly, he uses this knowledge to impart relevant material for improving and sustaining their effectiveness.
Themes covered include Impactful Connections, Affirmative Psyches, Transformational Endurance, Effective Influence, Heightened Awareness and Directional Guidance.
Whether you are looking for someone to help bring your teams closer together, or for a motivational speaker to provide something that’s fresh, empowering, high-energy and compelling, Colin can combine any or all of these elements to deliver a one-of-a-kind presentation.
Presented through of a series of personal understandings and demonstrations of scientific research, Colin will literally challenge the way you think about your job, your life… the world.
His presentation has been described by many as positively life-changing.
You’ll also be pleased to know that there is absolutely no role-play at any point – phew!
If you want your staff or delegates to not only feel but to actually become stimulated, inspired and passionate about their role within your organisation, this is the only option for you.
The Event Host- Elementary Emcee
The average attention span of any audience is three minutes. After that, you’ve lost them.
What if you had someone whose skills ensured they were kept thoroughly mesmerised throughout the proceedings? Who engaged them at relevant intervals, to keep energy levels high? Who provided focus for your guest speakers and your event’s outcomes?
With Colin’s understanding of social dynamics and showmanship, he has the optimal skill set to act as the conductor for your audience, ensuring they are at ease in the beginning, held completely captivated throughout and buzzing with enthusiasm by the end.
It’s no surprise that Colin is now rebooked to host events on a regular basis.
These events are all done with a natural energy and charisma that ensures your delegates are still talking about your event long after it’s over. Colin’s reputation is based on his ability to incorporate any brand message into a remarkable and alluring occasion for your target audience.
His experience is vast, from business awards to variety gala shows. Get in touch and you’ll quickly understand why Colin is relied upon as the superglue to hold monumental functions together
The Parlour Performer- Locked Room Mysteries
For the past few years, Colin has been regularly invited to the homes of celebrities and distinguished families to share with them and their guests experiences of up-close marvels.
Colin’s Locked Room Mysteries show is the perfect addition to any gathering. You’ll be captivated and entertained in your own surroundings, reliving the truest style of Victorian entertainment. It’s exactly what Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would have ordered.
Bringing his skills and abilities normally reserved for stage and screen, Colin will interact with your guests on a personal level.
Trust us, the only thing more satisfying than witnessing your friends being left open-mouthed as Colin reveals their deepest, darkest secrets (with permission – usually), is when he reveals yours.
There is minimal set-up and effort on your part, so you can completely relax.
Quite simply, this endearing and enchanting figure will arrive, astonish and depart. But the memories created will be treasured for generations to come.
GET IN TOUCH NOW TO START PLANNING YOUR NEXT EVENT. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU TO MAKE IT PERFECT. COLIN ALREADY KNOWS HOW TO MAKE IT A MONUMENTAL SUCCESS.
Your guests will be left with only four questions:
IS HE SUPERHUMAN?
WHAT ELSE DOES HE KNOW?
ACTUALLY, WHAT DOESN’T HE KNOW?
SHOULD WE BURN HIM AT THE STAKE?
MANAGEMENT & PUBLICITY :
Don Jack t: 01324 716827 m: 07740 676874
e: firstname.lastname@example.org Colin Cloud mind reader, Edinburgh, London, New York and LA.
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