‘Mat Ricardo vs The World’ is at The Majestic Theatre, 78-80 Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JT, on Friday 2nd November 7.30pm.

Award-winning cabaret star, and the UK’s most successful juggler, Mat Ricardo, had a problem, after a 30-year career as the go-to guy for jaw-dropping dexterity, he’d run out of new tricks. So he did something stupid: he bet everyone in the world that he could learn any trick they could think of.

The next year of his life was spent feverishly learning some of the craziest and trickiest tricks in the world, all to make this show.

Fresh from a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run, this is a one-man variety show – juggling, magic, escapology, sleight of hand, knife throwing, stand-up comedy, feats of strength, demonstrations of dexterity, wit and hilarity.

The Scotsman review gave it four stars and said: “Undoubtedly one of the greatest variety artists working today…a master of his form.”

  • Watch a short video of Mat here
  • Adult £12 (Concession £10) plus booking fee, via The Majestic’s website
  • Call The Majestic on 01325 633255