Safire are an award winning spectacular act
taking the world of illusion into a new dimension. Their hard work has produced a breathtaking and amusing live show,
resulting in them being
in great demand and gaining them an excellent reputation throughout the magic
Not only have Safire established themselves here in Britain but they have
been fortunate enough to break through to America - one of
the highlights of their career was to receive an invitation from world
famous illusionists Siegfried & Roy to appear in their Convention at the
Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas.
As the Safire phenomenon continues, so their C.V. grows. Safire's experience and ability to adapt their performance to
any situation makes their act ideal for any style of event, from large
theatre shows to corporate product launches.
Safire have worked extensively throughout the world of entertainment,
creating many of their own illusions to ensure they are always at the
cutting edge of their craft. Their popularity has resulted in an
impressive list of shows, including:
Touring for six years with The Ken Dodd Laughter Show, and appearing on
many Variety Bills. Safire have performed at over 120
British theatres. Performing at the largest
"number one" venues throughout the UK including
The Birmingham Hippodrome and The Palace in Manchester, and supporting some of
the top names in show business including Billy Pearce, Bobby Davro, John
Inman, Keith Harris, Phil Cool, Richard Branson, Jeremy Beadle, Kim Wilde,
Wayne Dobson, Hinge and Bracket, Cannon and Ball, The Grumbleweeds, Jimmy
Cricket, Danny La Rue and Rory Bremner. With seven Pantomimes under their
belt they are one of Britain's top theatrical illusion acts.
Their Summer seasons have included Frank Carson's "Its a Cracker" at the
North Pier Theatre, Blackpool and two years with Ken Dodd at the
prestigious Blackpool Opera House.
Whilst performing in Germany Safire, by Royal Appointment, were invited to
appear before Prince Lutipold of Bavaria.
Safire's Television appearances include: Pebble Mill, The Pyjama Party, On
the Road with Gaz Top, The Quest, The Sooty Show and Top Banana. Safire
also performed on Granada Tonight's Christmas Special - The Crusaders,
with Noddy Holder (Slade), the cast of Coronation Street and magically
produced 'Warrior', star of the hit TV show Gladiators.
Safire's magic ranges from small intimate close up tricks to large scale
illusions many of which are unique. Their corporate clients include:
Virgin, Nat West, Granada, Channel 4, Anderson Consulting, Magex, Jaguar,
Hilton Hotels, Euro Dollar and Mercedes, (where they not only presented
their illusion act but also made a car appear!) Safire (Stuart and Jayne)
are members of Equity and have no sole agent.
"As an illusionists my top trick has got to be the Substitution Trunk. It
is such an old illusion, it's new. I don't think you can get a much better
finale to your act. I've found that if all else has failed to impress your
audience, the Sub Trunk normally wins them over."
"My top book has got to be U F Grant's 20 tricks with a Victory Carton, as
this saved my knee caps 10 years ago. (It's a long story but very
interesting!!) Also thumbs up to the Pan's Book of Children's Magic for
the same reason. I also enjoy Rand Woodbury and Andrew Mayne."
"I would say that of my favourite magicians is Doug Henning. He epitomized
the era he was in and wasn't afraid of not being stereo typed as the
regular magician that everyone expected. He was creative, and bought
humour and light heartedness to all his illusions. My biggest regret is
that I was so close to having the chance of meeting him when we appeared
at the Magic Seminar in Las Vegas 2 years ago, where he was to be
attending, and unfortunately he died a few months previous. I also enjoy
Otto Wesley for his outrageousness."
Top Magic Quote?
"My favourite Magic Quote came from Ken Dodd. He said 'You can do funny
tricks...or you can do tricks funny!'"
Top Magic Moment?
"Our own Top Magic moment was performing at the Tropicana Hotel in
Las Vegas in front of not only the general public but some of the top
names in magic, including Siegfried & Roy, Pendragons, Penn & Teller, Jeff
McBride and many others."