Thursday 19 Oct - Saturday 2 Dec [Past Event]

Bringing back a long-forgotten act, Kit Young stars in this story of deception


Influence tells The Magician’s story.

Descended from and inspired by a long line of mentalists, conjurers, and illusionists, for the first time he brings his skills in acting and magic together, to present an enchanting journey through a long-forgotten act that he is going to bring back to life…

“Theatrical magic show cleverly fogs the boundary between performance and reality” – THE STAGE

️️️★★★★”A magic and theatre lovers’ treat, Influence will keep you on your toes” – A YOUNGISH PERSPECTIVE 

“As with the trickery, the production as a whole is really well-crafted, with particularly Natalie Pryce’s set design perfectly bridging the tricks and The Magician’s reality” – WHATS ON STAGE

️️★★★★  ‘Influence combines the frisson of danger of a magic show with a play’s careful plotting” – LONDON PUB THEATRES

With a few new surprises along the way. The work challenges the audiences’ powers of perception, and asks them if they can really believe what they see and hear?

Full of twists and turns, Influence plays with illusion, throwing into question the difference between truth and deception, reality and fiction.

All Monday night shows are £10 tickets with £5 Concessions, students & under 26s
Local offer: Islington Residents – all shows have £10 tickets

Suitable for ages 14+


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Thursday 19 – Saturday 2 December 

Evening shows: 7.30 pm
Saturday Matinees: 2.30pm

Ticketing Prices

£10 preview shows (19 – 24 October)
 full price
£15 Concessions
£15 Under 26s & Students
£10 Islington Residents

Venue Access

The theatre at Collective Theatre is wheelchair accessible and step free on the ground floor.

For any mobility or access concerns or questions, please contact our team on by email, and we will be happy to discuss any additional information or specific requirements.

Please find more information about building access and how to find us on Your Visit

Content warnings

Influence contains audience participation, strong language, magical peril, themes of violence and death and possible gunshots.

Running Time

Approx. 100 Minutes (Including interval)

Cast and Creatives

  • Kit Young

    The Magician

Creative Team

Written by Stockroom
Directed by James Hillier
Designed by Natalie Pryce
Magic Consultant   Scott Penrose
Lighting Design  Tim Mascall
Sound Design & Composition   Simon Slater
AV Design   Will Monks
Assistant Director   Dylan Verley
Casting by Annie Rowe CDG
Production Manager & CSM   Jack Opie
Deputy Stage Manager   Fae Hochgemuth
Assistant Stage Manager   Ellen Schofield
Assistant Stage Manager Caitlin Ince
Stage Manager Ryan Lane

Stockroom Writers   Chris York, Georgia Crowther, Maheni Arthur

Photos by Hana Kovacs


Influence - photo by Hana Kovacs

Influence - photo by Hana Kovacs

Influence - photo by Hana Kovacs

Influence - photo by Hana Kovacs