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Escapology & Contortion Show

Chris Cross Escapologist has been performing his Unique Escapology Stunts & Magic Tricks all over the World for the past two decades – From New York to New Zealand, Bahrain to Dubai, London to Paris, Bangkok to Brazil and most places in-between…Chris Cross has Performed his Upside-down Straitjacket Escape both nationally and internationally – Chris Cross can also perform it Right-side up, too, of course!

The Straitjacket Escape Stunt ALWAYS goes down a treat – whether it be a performance standing on a stage, on a trade show stand or dangling upside down high in the air by his ankles attempting to Escape above the crowds! Chris Cross can play his Escapology Act for Comedy, as a Serious Dramatic piece or simply just to Music. Previously dangled from Cherry-pickers, Cranes, Bridges, Ceilings and even from the Roof of a Medieval Castle! He’s performed this stunt on British & International Television – and at many Street Performance Festivals, Cabaret Theatres, Corporate Dinners and Private Events, too! His Daring Stunts look great on Television, Adverts and Music Videos.

Chris Cross – Escapologist can also escape from many other items – such as Multiple Sets of Handcuffs, 50metres of Shipyard Rope, 50metres of Steel Chains and Padlocks, An underwater Escape from a Metal Milk Can, plus from many other restraints and situations… Chris Cross can even perform a custom Escapology stunt to suit a new product launch or promotion – whether it be an Escape from inside a Brand-new car, from inside a Giant Mineral Water Bottle or Anything else! Chris Cross has the unique ability to Contort his body in ways to help achieve the seemingly impossible! That coupled with his skills as an Amazing Magician and you’ve got yourself one of the UK’s Top Escapologist talents! A real talking point of any Occasion – people won’t forget your event for a long time!

Some of Chris Cross’s career highlights to date include: Magic for Prince Charles on his State Visit, Tricks for The Prince of Bahrain at The Bahrain International Circuit Formula One, Entertaining Prince Harry, Mike Tyson’s Sportsman’s Dinner which was shown on ESPN’s Sportsnation, Boy George’s 50th Birthday Party, Alice Cooper’s Press Conference, Consulting on The Hairy Bikers Larger Than Live Tour (teaching them how to Escape from Steel Chains), Appearing on Bafta-Winning Kids TV Show THE SLAMMER on CBBC, Appearing on BBC’s The ONE Show (twice), Performing with Paul Daniels & The Lovely Debbie McGee and lots of other Fantabulous performances that are far too many to mention!
Available for Performances Nationally, Internationally, Inside or Outside.

Chris Cross’s Show can last anytime between a few minutes, to a few hours. His Show is in English, though he is available to perform his show in any other language upon request. If it’s not a big show you’re looking for, then Chris Cross can also perform walkabout Escapology at events, too! Chris Cross – Escapologist is always a big hit.

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Chris performs his award-winning magic stunts around the globe

Unique fresh, funny & stylish, Chris can adapt his performances to suit your event

He can perform indoors or outdoors for all ages & his act breaks down language barriers too

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TESTIMONIALS

Here’s what Chris Cross – Escapology & Contortion Show’s clients said:

‘ Very Nice Tricks – If he isn’t at your party, you’re stupid!’

Private Client

‘That was so amazing! – Go on tell me how you did it!’

Private Client

‘Fast, Fluid and very Funny’

Northern Magic Circle Magazine

‘Cool and Funky Act’

Private Client

‘Great Stuff – Awww Brilliant Card Tricks’

Private Client

‘Wow – Crazy Stuff!’

Private Client

‘A real throwback to music hall eccentricity, Chris Cross is inventive, totalling baffling and original. He REALLY should be put in a strait-jacket – trouble is he can wriggle out of one just as quick as Houdini.’

The Stage Magazine

“Amazing… The cheeky Geordie certainly enjoys himself at the audience’s expense, and there is absolutely no malice in him…”

Edinburgh Festivals

“He spent quite a long time warming up the audience, his jokes were filthy and his ego was as big as his hair, which the audience loved. This guy was unique and spunky and he worked well with the audience..”

Carnival Divine Burlesque Review

“We spotted Chris Cross and his own special brand of contortion on MySpace; it freaked us out enough that we decided to promote him all over the site. We wish him the best of luck wierding out crowds across the nation.”

Myspace UK

“Chris Cross ROCKS – and that’s ‘Coming from US!”

Hard Rock Cafes, Casinos & Festival

“Cross is FASTER than ME – his tricks are TOTALLY AMAZING!!”

Sugar Ray Leonard, Former WBC Welterweight Champion of the world

“One of the WEIRDEST things I’VE seen in a LONG time!”

Alice Cooper

“You Reeeeeeeee-arrrrranged MY Mind!! I have to have you Backstage Entertaining us at EVERY Gig we do!!”

Miles Kane, Mod Rocker

“Chris Cross is CRAZY – he had ME feeling in Danger of my life and stuff!!”

Iron Mike Tyson

“HRH Very Much enjoyed your Tricks during his recent visit to Northumberland!”

HRH The Prince of Wales’ Secretary

“He’s got a cool & funky act”

Simon Cowell

“Chris Cross has performed several times at Alnwick Castle and has always impressed our friends and family. He is very professional with a wonderful skill for entertaining his audience and his natural ability to keep people fascinated throughout his performance is quite unique”

Her Grace, The Duchess of Northumberland

PREVIOUS CLIENTS

Chris Cross – Escapology & Contortion Show’s Previous Clients:

Aston Martin
Beefeater Gin
Exxon Mobil
Diesel Clothing Dubai
Harvey Nichols
BBC
Lexus Motors
Ripley’s Believe it or Not
Gaziano Girling of Saville Row
Nestle
Hard Rock Café
Northern Goldsmiths
Draper Tools
Click Consult
Asda
The Gate Entertainment Complex
Players Sports Bar
Aspers Casino
John Lewis Department Stores
Draper Trade Shows
The Children’s Foundation
The Parkinson’s Disease Society
Go North East Transport
Dance City
Laughing Horse Comedy Club
Blu Bambu
World Escape Artists Relay 2007
Stockton ARC Theatre
Club Antichrist London
BBC3 and BBC Radios
Esso Exxon Mobil
Marriot Hotels
Bannantynes Hotels
Holiday Inn
Thomsons Holidays Flybacks
Carnival UK
Butlins Holiday Parks
Hoburne Holiday Parks
Haven Holiday Parks
University of Cambridge

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