This hour long spectacle is difficult to put into the regular pigeon hole of a West End show and is actually a little difficult to describe. I guess essentially it’s a magic show. Freedman uses some astounding slight of hand to show us the ways in which criminals can steal everything and anything from us (hence the name of the show which many have misspelled). With unwitting and fairly nervous audience members, we are shown the world of the pick pocket in a clever and engaging manner. Along with anecdotes from Freedman’s life and some nice bits of stage lighting and background music, the show serves as a scary wake up call for all who are lackadaisical with their personal security. It’s interesting rather than entertaining per se, and is the sort of show everyone should go and see once.
Reviewed by Nicky Sweetland
Photo by Nobby Clark
James Freedman Man of Steal is playing at the Trafalgar Studios until 30 June 2015. Click here for more information