Number 65 - 22nd September 2001


Jerry Sadowitz appears live at The Playhouse Harlow on Friday 19th October at 8 pm. Jerry has made a number of TV shows including the recent "Jerry Atrick Show" and "The People vs Jerry Sadowitz." The last time that I saw him live was in Camden Town a few years ago... and he was excellent. The Playhouse issued the following: 'WARNING: THIS PERFORMER IS HIGHLY OFFENSIVE!' You've been warned... If you've never seen him live then 'you ain't seen nothing yet' Tickets: £12.50 from the Box Office on 01279 431945 The Playhouse Harlow, Playhouse Square, Harlow, Essex CM20 1LS 22.9.01


The Playhouse Theatre is running a competition through MagicWeek. Here's you're chance to see Jerry at The Playhouse Harlow - free! Which of the following is Jerry Sadowitz NOT well known for? a) comedy b) magic c) ballet. Send your answer to by Monday 8th October. The first correct entry drawn at random will win two free tickets to see Jerry at The Playhouse. 22.9.01


Monday Night Magic, produced since January 1995 by John Lenahan and Anthony Owen and still Britain's only resident magic and comedy show, is back. Held at the Upstairs at the Gatehouse Theatre, Highgate, North London the new season of weekly shows launches on Monday 8th October and runs through to Monday 10th December. Hosted by John Lenahan the ever-changing line-up of performers this season will include Danny Buckler, Pete Wardell, Marc Paul, Scott Penrose, Sean Meo, Nicholas Einhorn, Tim Clark, Richard Pinner, Alan Shaxon, Mandy Muden, Jon Allen, George Kovari and Company, Otis Canelonni, Alfonso Rios, Alistair Cook, Omid Djalili, Peter McCahon, Mark Shortland and Simon Bligh. More information and tickets from the box office on 0208 340 3488. 22.9.01


The Medway Magic Society based in Rochester, Kent are holding a convention/day of magic on April 14th 2002. The day will feature top lecturers, a workshop on publicity and promotion from Patti Sinclair, magic dealers Alakazam, Bond Agency, Kaymar, and Magical Wonders with more to be announced. And if you want to know how to do a move or build a prop you'll be able to visit one of the 'help desks' either the 'Sleight Site' or the 'Crafty Corner.' Set in Rochester's historic High Street, and just 150 yards from the finest Norman keep in England and Rochester Cathedral. Make a note in your diary now, we'll bring you more details nearer the time (we've heard that the lecture venue is really excellent - this is all set to be a really good day of magic). 22.9.01


Three of Paul Gordon's publications have just been added to the MagicWeek Book Shop - all found under 'cards'. Click Here to visit the Shop. 22.9.01


Manchester has a new magic shop in the shape of James Anthony's MagicWorld. Known to MagicWeek readers for their website you can now visit them in person at the Arndale Market, High Street, Manchester. For more information Click Here 22.9.01


Steve Knight has a website devoted to Uri Geller's drawing duplications which is full of all sorts of interesting stuff Click Here and a bibliography of material on Geller Click Here Both pages are really excellent and offer a wealth of information. 22.9.01


For the past (and for the next) two weeks TV Channel Nickelodeon have had a Sabrina The Teenage Witch day on Sundays. Before and after the breaks magician Nigel Mead appears in up to 12 spots of 45 seconds each performing magic. Nigel is a member and past president of the Medway Magic Society, and an all round nice guy (so we are told!). 22.9.01


The much-anticipated Harry Potter movie will première on November 16th at the Odeon cinema in Leicester Square. It is expected to attract a host of celebrities as well as the stars of the £85 million blockbuster, and will be followed by a glittering party. The film is expected to break all box office records. Daniel Radcliffe, aged 12, will play the young magician, appearing alongside John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Richard Griffiths, Fiona Shaw, Alan Rickman, Richard Harris, John Hurt, Rik Mayall and Julie Walters. Work on a sequel has already started. 22.9.01


Amy Evans’ Strike (the play that opened at the Edinburgh Festival this year with a 'magic' connection featured in MagicWeek some months ago) was nominated for the Fringe First Award. The Scotsman Fringe Firsts are the oldest established and most prestigious awards on the Fringe, and the play received some excellent reviews. 22.9.01


British film producer Matthew Vaughn is to wed magician David Copperfield's Ex Claudia Schiffer. The couple have been dating since November and currently share a flat in London's trendy Notting Hill. 22.9.01


Wayne Dobson appears up and down the country Click Here for dates • Sorry to 7 year old magician Nathaniel Barberfrom - I missed listing his magic show last week • MagicWeek welcomes your news • That's all for this week - see you next week, Duncan. 22.9.01