MAT RICARDO: SHOWMAN
The Gentleman Juggler, leading speciality act of the British cabaret revival, and the UK's most successful juggler, Mat Ricardo presents big laughs, serious skills, slapstick, and breath-taking spectacle. See genuine danger, dexterous elegance, thrills, and of course high-level circus, performed by a man at the top of his game. He beguiles his audience with both old favourites and signature routines, including some tricks that haven't been performed for decades, and some that have never been performed before at all. Oh, and one that killed a fellow juggler in 1936. No biggie.
In 2014 Mat returned to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by popular demand, following a sell-out season in the West End, made many high profile television appearances; in 2015 he was invited back for a three-date run at the Southbank's Mime Festival, a rare honour.
Mat was the first variety performer to be invited as a guest onto ITV1's The Jonathan Ross Show, is the star of the famous Unum Tablecloth Trick TV ad campaign, and appeared on new primetime BBC1 Magic Show Now You See It.