Future pupil barrister takes ‘mind reading’ show to Edinburgh Fringe

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By Rhys Duncan on


Mock murder trial

A future pupil barrister, who also happens to be a professional mind reader, is taking a show to the Edinburgh Fringe this summer.

Tomas McCabe, due to start his pupillage at Hailsham Chambers in September, is combining his passions at the Edinburgh Fringe with the show 1 Murder: The Mind Reading Lawyer.

The performance, which is running for the majority of August, “combines mind reading and courtroom drama in a totally unique magic show.”

The hour-long show focusses on the murder trial of an audience member, with fellow onlookers taking on the role of jurors and judge.

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McCabe, who studied law at Birkbeck, University of London, won’t be the first lawyer to blend profession and performance at the Fringe, however. Back in 2022 a criminal solicitor took to the festival to debut her show “Shit Lawyer”, whilst last year saw a group of bar course students and future pupil barristers from Inner Temple bring their show to the Scottish capital.

Keen Legal Cheek readers may remember McCabe from his expose on the Inns of Court’s best and worst bars, or, more recently, for making an appearance on the must-follow lawfluencers for 2024 list, and the longlist for our award for Best Use of Social Media 2024.

If you’re interested in getting a sneak peek of McCabe’s mind reading skills, take a look at the YouTube clip below.

1 Comment

Reading Regular

I understand why he “minds Reading”.

As a Court centre, Reading has no catering whatsoever and a prehistoric attitude to CVP.

All I say is “bring back Judge Cutts”!

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