In the show, Freedman exposes how the bad guys really work, reflecting a life-time spent studying hustlers, street criminals and con-men. Fueled at an early age by having fallen victim to muggers, and further inspired by watching child pickpockets on the streets of Paris, he began a lifelong study of criminology and the psychology of thieves. In a press statement he explained, "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." His expertise has been courted by the entertainment industry, for whom he has consulted on such films as "Les Misérables" and Roman Polanski’s "Oliver Twist." He has recently appeared in a regular slot on the Channel 5’s series "Police 5," demonstrating the latest scams and how to avoid them.
The show is directed and co-written by Edward Hilsum the founder of production company Love Variety.
Man of Steal plays Sunday and Monday evenings beginning April 12, prior to an official opening April 13, for a run through April 27. To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7378 1713 or visit www.menierchocolatefactory.com