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Chris Cox | Keynote Speaker

Broadway, Westend and BBC TV Star

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Chris Cox knows what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “Who the hell is Chris Cox?” Well, it’s a good job you’re reading this. He’s the only mind reader in history to have starred on Broadway, London’s West End and at the Sydney Opera House. He starred in Chris Cox’s Mind Boggling Magic (CBBC) and award-winning Killer Magic (BBC Three). He’s a multi-award-winning ‘mind reader who can’t read minds’ and, according to The Guardian, he is “one of the most exciting entertainers in Britain”. Time Out thinks that “he’s loveable, geeky and deceptively talented” and “does tricks that would make Jesus proud”. But he’s far too modest to openly brag about his achievements here…

Chris is a unique force in the world of mind reading, having played Broadway, three West End seasons and 22 sold-out shows at the Sydney Opera House. He’s currently starring in the world’s biggest magic show, The Illusionists (which has included shows on Broadway, the West End, the Sydney Opera House, two US Tours, a Reno Residency, and tours across South Africa, Mexico and Australia). Prior to this, he starred in Impossible (with two runs in the Noel Coward Theatre, as well as shows in Singapore, the Dubai Opera theatre, the Araneta Arena in Manila and a World Tour), and as Muddles alongside Warwick Davis in Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (New Victoria Theatre, Woking). He’s also written and performed five critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe Festival shows, four solo UK Tours and two extended sell-out runs at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, and he’s won two Edinburgh Fringe Awards, a Best Comedy Show award and 28 five-star reviews.

Chris offers unique, hilarious and mind-blowing corporate entertainment for some of the world’s biggest companies. The likes of O2, Virgin Atlantic and Allianz have hired Chris to add laughs, energy and talked-about moments to their events. Chris brings his Broadway Star performance to your venue, creating bespoke material that ties in to your message and delivering an interactive and engaging performance.

Companies love to bring Chris in to provide 20–30 minutes of invigorating entertainment which will leave the delegates talking about their event for days. With a set packed full of audience participation, laughter, warmth and amazement, he is perfect for after-dinner entertainment or to kickstart your day with a blast of energy. Chris is also experienced in combining his performance with hosting, emceeing and award-giving, creating bespoke material to help get your message across. O2 use him time and time again as part of their Guru training sessions; Thatchers Cider got him to entertain their most valuable clients after dinner; and The Knight Of Illumination awards had him captivating their audience at the Hammersmith Apollo.

Chris also delivers a truly original keynote speech which will be the talk of your conference. Looking at the magic of creativity and the psychology of change, Chris offers real-world examples which your staff can take home with them to improve their performance and manage change. These are lessons they can implement straight away to help your business and your people grow. Highlights of the keynote speech include incredible interactive mind-reading effects and learnings based on knowledge from his work with Hugh Jackman, Heston Blumenthal and the Harry Potter And The Cursed Child play.

Chris can give your corporate training a real blast of energy with a performance that’s full of learning, laughs and mind reading involving every single person and giving them actual take- home knowledge that will improve what they do for your business. He’ll tailor his years of experience to produce a corporate training session your employees actually look forward to, enjoy and remember. Chris is all about delivering an experience like no other: unique; energising; engaging; funny; and mind-blowing.

As well as starring in his own BBC shows, he read One Direction’s minds at the BBC Music Awards, and was part of the BAFTA-nominated team who brought magic to Merlin (BBC). On top of this, he has been a guest on The Today Show (NBC), The Project (Network 10, Australia) America’s Got Talent (NBC), Heston’s Recipe For Romance (Channel 4), Now You See It (BBC One), How TV Changed Magic (Channel 5), The Secret Of Star Wars (BBC iPlayer), and The Mentalist Revealed (Channel 5).

Chris Cox has performed at Shakespeare’s Globe, Latitude and the Reading and Leeds Festivals. He’s created magic for Barnum (Menier Chocolate Factory), Dan and Phil’s Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire (World Tour, London Palladium, and Dolby Theatre Hollywood), Dan and Phil’s 2018 World Tour, and for Heston Blumenthal at The Fat Duck Restaurant where Chris is a creative consultant. He is the writer and producer of several BBC Radio 1 shows, including Hugh JackmanWolverine The Musical, The Matt Edmondson Show, Dan and Phil’s Guide To Happiness and The Story Of Tim Minchin. Chris also is the Magic and Illusions Assistant for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Parts 1 And 2 (Palace Theatre, London).

Chris continues to tour in the world’s biggest magic show, The Illusionists, alongside staging his solo performances and presenting at corporate events around the globe. He hopes you have a lot of fun watching him today, and, because he’s a mind reader, he already knows that you’ll enjoy the show so much that you’ll leave thinking, “I love Cox!”

‘One of the most exciting entertainers in Britain. Sure to be playing bigger stages here and abroad soon….The hottest ticket in town’
The Guardian

‘Genuinely baffling… very impressive’
Mark Shenton, The Sunday Express

‘Loveably geeky, a truly talented performer with simply astonishing tricks. Astonishingly Impressive. Prepare to be amazed. He does tricks that would make Jesus proud. Very funny & remarkable’
Time Out

‘Stunning…. has other magicians scratching their heads.’
The Times ‘

A hyperactive Harry Potter who knows what you’re thinking.’
The New York Times

‘Gobsmacking mentalism – this man’s comedy mindreading will perplex and amuse.’
Evening Standard

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