Theatre news: West End show JAMES FREEDMAN: MAN OF STEAL takes to the road

“Genuinely jaw-dropping” The Times


Following its West End debut, the acclaimed one-man show JAMES FREEDMAN: MAN OF STEAL takes to the road in June for a limited run…catch him if you can!

Freedman, “The world’s Number One Pickpocket” and stealth crime expert, will steal a whole lot more than you might expect. One member of the audience will lose the most valuable thing possible…what have you got to lose?

Funny and fast-fingered, this “master of the deceptive arts”, exposes how the bad guys really think and the show reflects a life-time spent studying street criminals, con-men and cyber fraudsters.



2    Leeds, Carriageworks
3    Swindon, Arts Centre
4     Maidenhead, Norden Farm
5     Buxton, Opera House
8    Guildford, GLive
9    Henley, Kenton Theatre
10   Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
11   Bridport, Arts Centre
14   Colchester, Arts Theatre
15    Milton Keynes, The Stables
18   Banbury, Mill Arts
30    Margate, Theatre Royal

See for full tour details. Follow @jamesfreedman

Fuelled at an early age by being victim to muggers, he began a lifelong study of criminology and the psychology of thieves. In his words, “It was then I decided to become a pickpocket myself – only an honest one. I want to educate people to help them avoid becoming victims.”

Hailed a genius in his field by Derren Brown, Freedman is the only man to have picked the pockets of The Mayor of London, The Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Governor of the Bank of England. He is in great demand from businesses and Police Forces as an advisor, speaker and educator and was recently appointed by the City of London Police as the UK’s first Fraud Prevention Ambassador. He has made many TV appearances including This Morning, CNN International, The Wright Stuff, BBC Breakfast & Sky News and presented a regular slot on Channel 5’s series Police 5, demonstrating the latest scams and how to avoid them.

RBM and Love Variety present James Freedman: Man of Steal, directed by Edward Hilsum and written by James Freedman & Edward Hilsum.

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