Creatives | Chris Cox

Chris Cox


Chris Cox knows what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, who the hell is Chris Cox? Well it’s a good job you’re reading this then. He’s the only mind-reader in history to have starred on Broadway, Sydney Opera House and London’s West End; the latter an incredible four times. He’s been seen on stage by over 750,000 people worldwide.

He stars in Chris Cox’s Mind Boggling Magic (CBBC) and the award winning Killer Magic (BBC Three), he’s a multi-award winning 'mind reader who can't read minds' and according to The Guardian he is “one of the most exciting entertainers in Britain”. Time Out thinks, “he does tricks that would make Jesus proud” and that “he’s loveable, geeky & deceptively talented.” He’s far too modest to make them the first things people read about him though.

Chris is a unique force in the world of mind reading having played Broadway, four West End seasons and 22 sold-out shows at Sydney Opera House. He stars in the World’s biggest magic show The Illusionists (Broadway, West End, 3x US Tour, Reno Residency, South Africa, Mexico & Australia tours including Sydney Opera House), Impossible (2x Noel Coward Theatre London’s West End, Dubai Opera, Singapore, Araneta Arena Manila & World Tour) and in 2021 he created, produced, hosted and headlined Wonderville at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End.

He has written and performed 5 critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe Festival shows, 4 solo UK Tours, 2 extended sell-out runs at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, won 2 Edinburgh Fringe Awards, a Best Comedy Show award and over thirty 5 star reviews.

As well as starring in his own BBC shows Chris Cox’s Mind Boggling Magic and Killer Magic, he has been seen with One Direction reading their minds at the BBC Music Awards, Blue Peter, The Today Show (NBC), The Project (Network 10, Australia) America's Got Talent (NBC), Heston Blumenthal’s Recipe For Romance (Channel 4), Now You See It (BBC One), How TV Changed Magic (Channel 5), The Secret Of Star Wars (BBC iPlayer), The Mentalist Revealed (Channel 5), not only that but was part of a BAFTA nominated team who brought magic to Merlin (BBC) and has performed at Shakespeare's Globe, Latitude and the Reading & Leeds Festivals.

As a creative Chris has designed and directed magic & illusions for The Burnt City (Punchdrunk, London), A Christmas Carol (Bristol Hippodrome, Barnum (Menier Chocolate Factory), Dan & Phil’s Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire (World Tour, London Palladium & Dolby Theatre Hollywood), Dan & Phil’s 2018 World Tour, Bill Gates, Richard Curtis & Project Everyone and is a key creative for the world renowned Lapland UK. Chris is the magic & illusions associate for the UK tour of Charlie & The Chocolate Factory and the Magic & Illusions Assistant for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Parts 1 And 2 (Palace Theatre, London.)

As a creative consultant for magic & theatrical creative experiences Chris has developed material for Park Row Restaurant in collaboration with DC Comics and Warner Brothers in London and for Heston Blumenthal and the three-Michelin-starred Fat Duck Restaurant. He was the writer and producer of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine The Musical, The Matt Edmondson Show, Dan & Phil's Guide To Happiness and The Story Of Tim Minchin all for BBC Radio 1.

As a producer he has produced Mario The Maker Magician during its sold out run at the Edinburgh Fringe and Off Broadway at the Soho Playhouse New York

Chris continues to tour in the world’s biggest magic show, The Illusionists, alongside staging his solo performances and presenting at corporate events around the globe. He hopes you have a lot of fun watching him today, and, because he’s a mind reader, he already knows that you’ll enjoy the show so much that you’ll leave thinking, “I love Cox!”