With a father who is well respected in the magic world, Scott was
bound to become a magician and by the time he was six he was already
performing in front of appreciative audiences.
"Sparks fly as stylish Scott Penrose entrances everyone by producing
doves and cards from nowhere…."
The Stage and Television Today
Scott is a young, versatile and sophisticated Magician with a modern
professional approach to his art. Whilst working at high speed in cabaret,
doves appear from thin air as he performs magic with fire and smoke in the
most spectacular manner. For larger venues he can perform large illusions,
including "The Insta Magic Camera," "The Fan Levitation," "Bloodless
Surgery" and "Snow." The Fan Levitation was featured on the pop video for
the AllStars' single "Land of Make Believe" with Scott floating one of the
Meanwhile Scott's skills for creating, building and supplying magic have
been used on The Quick Trick Show, Animal Magic, Blue Peter and
Channel 5's forthcoming series Monkey Magic.
Scott's success in The Young Magician of the Year helped him to
become a member of The Magic Circle. He has subsequently been promoted to
member of The Inner Magic Circle (with a Gold Star). In 1992, at the
Blackpool Magic Convention, he was awarded the title British Magical
Champion of General Magic. In 1997 he won the Dittia Challenge
Shield at the British Ring convention. More recently, The Magic Circle
honoured Scott with the title of Stage Magician of the Year.
His skills have not just taken him to prestigious venues in Great Britain
such as the London Palladium, but also to France, Spain, Holland, Belgium,
Denmark, Eire, the Middle East and the United States. In addition, his
clients have included major corporations such as BBC TV, London Weekend
Television, GlaxoSmithKline, Blockbuster Entertainment, Toni & Guy, and
the Ford Motor Company.
"As with most magicians our favourite is often the latest thing that
we are working on. With this in mind I am particularly fond of the
Wakeling Sawing in Half. This version of the sawing finds its origins with
the first sawing premiered by Selbit in 1921 and could not be further
removed from the clichéd presentations of the slim-line "improved" sawing
that we see these days. I performed the Wakeling version a few months back
for the first time and had great fun working with it and was surprised
about what a powerful version of the sawing it is."
"Patrick Page's Big Book of Magic contains most of the
classics of magic to give a solid background to a beginner upon which he
or she can build. Pat came in for a lot of criticism when the book was
first released in the mid-seventies because it was published for the
public but it inspired so many new magicians at the time. I bought my copy
over twenty years ago as a kid and for many years I took it with me
wherever I went. Then about ten years ago I was at Heathrow Airport
waiting to catch a flight to Spain and by chance I bumped in to Pat in the
departure lounge. He was rather lost for words when I took a copy of his
book from my bag for him to autograph."
"There are many wonderful magicians that I admire, notably the likes
of Channing Pollock, Salvano and Fred Kaps. However, my top magician must
be my father for the inspiration that he gave me to take up this craft. My
father was a very keen hobbyist and years ago was known for the many novel
ideas that used to write up in Abra, of which a number were also selected
to appear in the Rice's Encyclopedia's of Silk Magic. He also happens to
be a master tailor who learned in craft his Saville Row - the combination
of his skills as both magician and bespoke tailor are very powerful - this
is very handy for me as dove worker."
Top Magic Quote?
"Albert Goshman's 'never waste a trip to your pocket' must be among
the greatest magical quotes of all time. The quote almost speaks for
itself and, although Goshman was a close-up worker, his thinking is just
as applicable, if not more so, to stage performers. Indeed if you analyse
any footage of Kaps, Burton, Tomsoni or Salvano you will see this
technique being used. In my lecture that I give to magicians it is a
weapon that I emphasise throughout."
Top Magic Moment?
"Meeting the master dove magician Channing Pollock. Channing is a
very modest and shy gentleman and I had been in the vicinity of him when
he made his rare visits to magic conventions but we never really spoke
because I did not really know him. Then two years ago I was performing my
dove act at a hotel in London and, after I left the stage, Channing came
backstage and introduced himself and we had an amazing discussion."