The incredible story of Geraldine Hartman, a card shark, gambler and sleight of hand artist in the 1920s.
Laura London debuted her first one-woman show ‘Laura London: CHEAT’ which she devised and wrote at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 and received four star reviews across the board. She has since then toured this show in the UK appearing at venues as diverse as The Meridien Hotel, Piccadilly and the Vaulty Towers in Waterloo as well as La Villette in Paris and she has also taken the show to magic conventions in America.
The show reveals the incredible story of Geraldine Hartman, a card shark, gambler, sleight of hand artist and of course a cheat in the 1920s. Geraldine’s passionate affair with poker, whiskey and a lover are told through the entries of her personal journal, as are the card cheating techniques she used to part the suckers from their money.
Laura will be sharing with you the secrets of how to cheat at cards using genuine techniques used by the hustlers of the time. Audience members will be invited to participate in this rare opportunity to see up close and personal into a world which is notoriously secretive.
Be enthralled and entertained as Laura London lays bare the life and secrets of one of the world’s few female card sharks.
EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL 2016
GINHOUSE BURLESQUE 2017-2021
SECRET CELLER: VAULTS 2018
LONDON FESTIVAL OF CLOSE UP MAGIC: LEMERIDIAN 2019
LA VILLETTE, PARIS 2019
WELLCOME TRUST 2019
LE PHALENE, LYON 2021