Ian Saville, Socialist Magician, 2008. Image: Simon Steven

Ian Saville
Socialist Magic


Ian Saville is an English magician whose act incorporates ventriloquism and comedy. His performance is distinctive primarily for the fact that it is geared towards a comic form of socialist propaganda. He says of his act, “whereas David Copperfield is content with little tricks like making the Statue of Liberty disappear, I aim at the much more ambitious goal of making international capitalism and exploitation disappear” .

Part of The mess tent performance programme

Ian Saville