Philip Escoffey has been exploring the world of psychics and mystics for over twenty years. They've divided people's thoughts for as long as they've intrigued them. He is an entertainer, mentalist and TV presenter.
"Peoples' beliefs fascinate me" says the bilingual British / Swiss mind-meddler. "If it makes them feel better, human beings will quickly abandon common sense and adopt any old belief. I find that very interesting."
As do his audiences.
In 2008, his first show '6 Impossible Things before Dinner' premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe and 2 years later became the longest running one-man show to play Sydney Opera House.
Away from the bright lights of stage, television and sunbeds, Philip continues to enjoy the intimacy of performing live at corporate and private events. Otherwise he can be found reading books, watching television and avoiding dance floors. He also gives talks on the psychology of belief. As a sceptic, psychology graduate and magician, he has a fascinating insight into seemingly inexplicable claims and events.
Philip was one of the original Illusionists, premiering at Sydney Opera House in 2012. He continued with the show until the end of last year, performing to over half a million people in theatres and arenas all over the world, including 7 shows at London's Hammersmith Apollo.
Philip devised, co-wrote and presented the series "Impossible" with Googlebox Entertainment for Channel 5.
At the start of his hour, Escoffey says that he will, by the end of the show, have us believing in something we know to be impossible. And he does exactly that, though it would be unforgivable to tell you what happens at the end of this astounding show...
If Escoffey is not exhibiting supernatural powers, then he is exhibiting such breathtaking skill it is tantamount to having supernatural powers. Read more >>
In his comedy festival show Six Impossible Things Before Dinner, he leads his audience to a moment where they believe an act of genuine magic (like seeing into the future) has taken place, despite baldly setting them up for disappointment. And he does it in a way that they experience all this in a personal way.
To say any more would spoil one of the most surprising, slyly manipulative and intelligent shows I have seen. Read more >>