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Chris Cross

Contortionist and Escapologist

Chris Cross has been performing his Unique Escapology Stunts & Magic Tricks all over the World for the past two decades.

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Biography

Chris Cross 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 Duabi, London to Paris, Bangkok to Brazil and most places in-between…

Chris has Performed his Upside-down Straitjacket Escape both Nationally and Internationally – He 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 can play his Escapology Act for Comedy, as a Serious Dramatic piece or simply just to Music. He has 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 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… He 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! He 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, Apprearing 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’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 can also perform WALKABOUT Escapology at events, too! He is always a big hit.

 

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Previous Clients

Some Previous Corporate Clients:

Microsoft, Aston Martin, Diesel Dubai, Exxon Mobil, M&S, Lexus Motors, Harvey Nichols, Virgin Atlantic, Beefeater Gin, Audi, intu, Bauer Media, John Lewis, Virgin Media, Royal Air Force & Many Others

He’s performed Worldwide – from New York City to New Zealand, Bahrain to Dubai, London to Paris and lots of places in-between!
He’s Notably Performed for The British Monarchy on Numerous occasions & The Prince of Bahrain at The Bahrain International Circuit Formula One, too!

He was booked to entertain at Alan Shearer’s VIP Statue Un-veiling Party, Boy George’s 50th Birthday Party, Alice Cooper’s Press Conference & Mike Tyson’s & Sugar Ray Leonard’s Sportsman’s Dinners! Chris was The HARD ROCK VIP Magician 2014 and he’s supported Ocean Colour Scene on their tour, Opened for Eric Burdon & The Animals, as well as providing Backstage Entertainment for The Arctic Monkeys, Miles Kane, EXAMPLE, Tinie Tempah, Kodaline, Etc.

BBC Worldwide hired Chris to consult on The Hairy Bikers Stage Show Tour

& he has appeared on CBBC’s Children’s BAFTA Award-Winning Show ”The Slammer”

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Testimonials

Chris Cross ”Cool and Funky Act’
Simon Cowell

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

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

‘Fast, Fluid and very Funny’
Northern Magic Circle Magazine

‘Great Stuff – Awww Brilliant Card Tricks’
Ross Noble

‘Wow – Crazy Stuff!’
Ant and Dec

‘WIERD! Funny and Cool all the Same but JUST WIERD!’
Bassment Jaxx

‘Really Cool Hair’
David Blaine

“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

‘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.’
Derek Smith, The Stage Magazine (from ‘Top 10 Speciality Acts Currently Working the Circuit’ Article)

‘His real skill is in creating an atmosphere of complete lunacy which infects your mind and leaves you questioning whether the sane world still exists. To say he is a natural showman is a gross understatement – the 19-year-old has already been a street performer for a decade and appeared on Britain’s Got Talent, and can handle an audience like a piece of putty. His body-bending stunts merely provide a vehicle for a comedy act that’s as slick as it is screwball, delivered in an outrageous, Russell Brand-esque persona.’
Nuala Calvi, The Stage Magazine (Edinburgh Festival)

”Cross is FASTER than ME – his tricks are TOTALLY AMAZING!!”
HAMISH DODDS, CEO/PRESIDENT HARD ROCK CAFES, CASINOS & FESTIVAL

”One of the WEIRDEST things I’VE seen in a LONG time!”
SUGAR RAY LEONARD, FORMER WBC WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD*

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

”Chris Cross is CRAZY – he had ME feeling in Danger of my life and stuff!!”
MILES KANE, MOD ROCKER

”HRH Very Much enjoyed your Tricks during his recent visit to Northumberland!”
IRON MIKE TYSON,FORMER UNDISPUTED HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD

“CHRIS HAS PERFORMED SEVERAL TIMES AT ALNWICK 
CASTLE AND HAS ALWAYS IMPRESSED OUR FRIENDS AND 
FAMILY. HE IS VERY PROFESSIONAL”
HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES’S SECRETARY

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