Meet the ‘Great Magician of the North’!
The “Great Magician of the North” performed on the same bill as Jimmy Cricket recently.
Chris Cross is also an escapologist and former contortionist, having performed worldwide and appeared on British television.
He learnt his first magic trick aged 10. When he was 13, he performed for tips semi-professionally at various bars, casinos and nightclubs in his home town of Newcastle.
Chris developed a stage act incorporating comedy, magic and his natural ability of dislocation and contortion.
In addition to performing as a street show, he did cabaret at various holiday parks on the south coast of England.
He finished school at the age of 16 to become a full-time entertainer.
Chris, now 30, has performed at numerous festival events across the country, including Glastonbury and T in the Park.
He is known as the “Great Magician of the North”.
Chris appeared earlier this week on the same bill as comedian Jimmy at the Theatre Royal Wakefield.
Jimmy tweeted afterwards: “My thanks to the young Magician Chris Cross and girlfriend/assistant Claire, and friends Alan and Becky for a lovely meal and after for a fabulous show at the Theatre Royal Wakefield this evening, with stage manager Smudge, alongside Joe on sound and Fran on lights!“
Find out where Jimmy is performing and his other forthcoming shows by viewing all his tour dates on this website.