THERE might not be any tigers involved but a glittering show from a Fife magician is bringing Siegfried and Roy to the Edinburgh Fringe, with a little help from his Dunfermline stage manager.

Aaron Angeloni is on hand for Liam A Black, who will be performing throughout the festival alongside a huge host of talent, including dancers and assistants.

He is aiming to bring a sense of "razzle dazzle" to the capital with his "old-fashioned" style, including one trick made famous by the legendary illusionists.

Liam, who was named Young Magician of the Year at just 15, says the show is a "small production with big production values" and although he was denied his dreams of transforming into a tiger or flying over the audience, he has not held back in creating a circus-style spectacular.

"The idea is to bring back old-style magic," he told the Press.

"Now there is a lot of street magic – smaller scale – I am trying to do something different."

Liam says the show, which started on August 5 and will run most nights until August 27, receives a standing ovation regularly from the audience, who have a 360-degree view of the stage, meaning that nothing can be hidden.

"Almost the whole show is new material," he added.

"My biggest trick is that I fold my assistant into this tiny little thing and put swords through her – that is the trick by Siegfried and Roy.

"The audience want to see good magic, and big magic, I have had people come back to see if they can figure out how I did things, or just to see it again.

"It is set up like a circus ring so you can see the stage from all different angles, if we make someone disappear then you can see it 360 degrees."

The magician, whose trademark is "sequins and rhinestones" had several of his costumes made especially for the show by refugees who had fled Ukraine to live in Edinburgh and has been helped along the way by his Dunfermline-based stage manager.

"I think people come with low expectations which is a good thing, and then we wow them," he said.

"It has to be flawless, if you come out dressed in rhinestones and make-p you can come across pretentious, you have to get them (the audience) to laugh and make them like you.

"We live in a world where you can watch something on your phone and just change it instantly if you don't like it, people's attention spans have changed."

At the end of the show, Liam even dons a 200lbs cape, which he says has been difficult going in high temperatures.

And he hopes that next year's show will be even bigger.

"My dream has always been to produce a show on a 'Phantom of the Opera' scale with flying over the audience.

"The aim is to create a big, big magic spectacular, I think that is achievable.

"I really want to get shot out of a cannon."

The producer behind the show is also behind Kelty Clippie, a musical based on John Watt’s famous song, and Liam says that the two Fife-rooted productions have been helping each other sell tickets.

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