Magic Show Reviews


John Acher in Tim Vine’s ‘Sunset Milk Idiot’ Tour

Reviewed by Bob Gill, February 2018


Chamber of Mysteries Dinner & Show, Malta

Reviewed by Mike Danata, December 2017


Dr Houstoun’s Conjuring

Reviewed by Bob Gill, April 2017


Mr Swallow - Houdini

Reviewed by Ian Keable, February 2017


The Vanishing Man

Reviewed by Joshua Pickering, January 2017


Chris North: Mentalism Live

Reviewed by Stephen Bolam, October 2016


Impossible, The Noel Coward Theatre, London

Reviewed by Quentin Reynolds, August 2016


Mary Poppins, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Reviewed by Mike Danata, May 2016


Influence – The Show. Roberto Forzoni

Reviewed by Kevin Bird AIMC, April 2016


Dynamo Live. The Brighton Centre

Reviewed by Wayne Dobson, February 2016


Paul Zenon in Linking Rings

Reviewed by Ian Keable, January 2016


Two Men Without Assistance

Reviewed by Donald Monk, December 2015


Victorian Theatre Presents: A Night of Mystery - An Extraordinary Performance of Amazing Magic & Unusual Phenomena!

Reviewed by Steve Majes, November 2015


Dynamo Live. Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London

Reviewed by Marc Spelmann, October 2015


Russ Brown's Carnival of Magic

Reviewed by Mark James, October 2015


Wow! This Show is Magic

Reviewed by Prince Darius, November 2014


Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014

Reviewed by Tony Middleton, August 2014


Sooty in Salford

Reviewed by Geoffrey Newton, August 2014


The Sooty Show

Reviewed by Chris Wardle, April 2014


Modern Mystic League Magical Variety Show

Reviewed by Geoffrey Newton, April 2014


The Sooty Show in Manchester

Reviewed by Geoffrey Newton, January 2014


The Cromer Christmas Show

Reviewed by Steve Medler, December 2013



Reviewed by Mike Danata, October 2013


The Cornish Magical Society Entertain Mylor Yacht Club

Reviewed by Brian Adams, October 2013


Seaside Special, Cromer Pier

Reviewed by Jimmy Carlo, October 2013


The Illusionists

Reviewed by Mike Danata, September 2013


Bill's Magical Mystery Tour

Reviewed by Richard Blackie, September 2013


Jasper Blakeley (aka Kockov) at Smoke & Mirrors, Bristol

Reviewed by Heather Pickstock, July 2013


Derren Brown: Infamous, Liverpool Empire

Reviewed by Rick Tynan, April 2013


Wow! This Show is Magic

Reviewed by Chris Wardle, April 2013


Festival Magic

Reviewed by C Paul F Cockburn, September 2012


Oliver Meech and Bruce Glen at The Magic Circle

Reviewed by Kevin Doig, July 2012


Andrew Van Buren and Company - Al Fresco

Reviewed by Geoffrey Newton, July 2012


Sean Alexander at Pleasurewood Hills

Reviewed by Chris North, July 2012


Egg, Sausage & Peas with Jonathan Royle

Reviewed by Ben Hughes, March 2012


Hans Klok - The Houdini Experience

Reviewed by Chris Cox, February 2012


A Visit to Showzam

Reviewed by Geoffrey Newton, February 2012


Jack and the Beanstalk

Reviewed by Michael Carr, January 2012


Aladdin on tour, with High Jinx

Reviewed by Alan Maskell, December 2011


Dave Allen at the South Downs Magicians Christmas Party

Reviewed by Paul Bromley, December 2011


Harry Anderson Performance and Lecture

Reviewed by Ian Keable, November 2011


An Evening of Magic and Mystery

Reviewed by James Willoughby, November 2011


Ian Keable: Funny Tricks

Reviewed by James Willoughby, November 2011


Paul Stockman - The Queens Theatre, Barnstaple

Reviewed by Kirt Carling, July 2011


Sim Sala Bim: Paul Dabek and Romany Diva of Magic

Reviewed by Jon Marshall, July 2011


Ian Rowland’s One-Man Show

Reviewed by Michael Vincent, July 2011


Paul Stockman, Live at the Calne Town Hall, Wiltshire

Reviewed by Jack Stephens, July 2011


Manuel Martinez, Live onboard the P&O cruise ship Azura

Reviewed by Jack Stephens, July 2011


An Audience with The Count

Reviewed by Michael Chandler, June 2011


Mind Messer Kockov at The Glee Club, Cardiff

Reviewed by Tony Middleton, April 2011


Ghost The Musical

Reviewed by Quentin Reynolds, April 2011


A Magical Variety Show, Empire Theatre, Blackburn

Reviewed by Geoffrey Newton, March 2011


Magic Thamed Returns

Reviewed by Brian Dodridge, February 2011


Oliver Meech in Cabaret

Reviewed by Paul Bromley, January 2011



Reviewed by Geoffrey Newton, January 2011


Penn & Teller get intimate by James Pritchard

Reviewed by James Pritchard, July 2010


Penn and Teller - HMV Apollo, London, reviewed by Kevin Bird AIMC

Reviewed by Kevin Bird, July 2010


Penn and Teller - HMV Apollo, London, reviewed by Merlin Dunlop

Reviewed by Merlin Dunlop, July 2010


Mindmatics – Tom Harrison

Reviewed by Ian Keable, July 2010


John Lenahan live on the Ventura

Reviewed by Jack Stephens, June 2010


Hocus Pocus with Paul Kieve

Reviewed by Ian Keable, June 2010


Stephen Williams 'The Show'

Reviewed by Richard Blackie, June 2010


An Audience With The Chuckle Brothers - with Safire

Reviewed by Freddie Wilkinson, April 2010


P C Sorcar Junior, Alexandra Palace, London

Reviewed by Ian Keable, March 2010


Jasper Blakeley as ‘Kockov’, Wales Millennium Centre

Reviewed by Ian Rowland, March 2010


The Nottingham Guild of Magicians Magical Variety Show

Reviewed by D Lewis, March 2010


John Archer supporting Tim Vine, The Joke-Amotive

Reviewed by Ian Keable, February 2010


Pete Firman & The Gilded Balloon Tour

Reviewed by Tom Lauten, February 2010


Love and Other Magic Tricks

Reviewed by Chris Cox, February 2010


The Magic Circle Christmas Show 2009

Reviewed by John Derris, January 2010


Spooky Night of Illusion

Reviewed by Zyg Jarzembowski, November 2009


Change: Arturo Brachetti

Reviewed by Alan York, October 2009


Ed’s monthly Magic Stall at the Zeppelin Shelter, Aldgate, London

October 2009


A Night of Illusion at The Zeppelin Shelter

October 2009


70 Years of Pure Magic - Nottingham

September 2009


Richard Griffin and Hayley Jane - Princess Cruise Lines 2009

September 2009


Derren Brown: Enigma - Adelphi, London

June 2009


Lee Thompson Pickpocket in Cirque de Soleil, Kooza, in Atlanta USA 2009

June 2009


Magic Circle works wonders at Royal Free Hospital

May 2009


An Evening of Sorcery and Song!

May 2009


An Evening of Fine Cuisine and Conjuring

May 2009


Derren Brown: Enigma

April 2009


The Modern Mystic League Magical Variety Show

April 2009


Disney Live - Mickey’s Magic Show

March 2009


Alex Lodge – Vision

March 2009


An Evening of Magic and Illusion - Nottingham

February 2009


Aladdin - with Safire

January 2009


Mother Goose - with Vizage

January 2009


Max Somerset: An Evening of Magic

December 2008


Criss Angel - Believe

October 2008


An Evening of Fine Wine, Dining and Conjuring with John van der Put

October 2008


Siegfried & Roy - A Tribute at the London Palladium

September 2008


An Evening of Magic and Illusion, Nottingham

September 2008


On The Bus

July 2008


Marc Salem at The Carriageworks, Leeds

July 2008


Stars of Magic 2008, Istanbul

May 2008


Intimate Magical Delight for All - The Magic Cavern

April 2008


Paul Dabek’s ‘Night of Magic’

February 2008


Danny Hunt - Showzam 2008

February 2008


Aladdin The Magical Adventure

December 2007


Dick Whittington, Civic Hall, Bedworth

December 2007


Kasrani Presents... A Show of Extraordinary Magic

November 2007


Arturo Brachetti - The man with a thousand faces

November 2007


The Bilston Bear Show

November 2007


Halloween Magic at Great Easton

November 2007


Jay Fortune - Magick and Mayhem

October 2007


Paul Brook - Open to Influence

October 2007


Van Buren’s Abracadabra - Magic Around The World

October 2007


James More - A Winner For Sure!

September 2007


One Night in Vegas

August 2007


Mind Reading - Chris Cox

August 2007


Mind Reading - Stephen Long

August 2007


President Scores with Knockout Punch

May 2007


Derren Brown, Mind Reader - An Evening of Wonders

May 2007


Bizare Bath - The Comedy Walk

April 2007


Feed The Children Variety Performance 2007

March 2007


Spooky Goings On 2

March 2007


An Evening of Magic and Illusion 2007

February 2007


Christmas in Benidorm

January 2007


Conjuring Up Comedy - Ian Keable

November 2006


‘WOW’ A Magical Variety Experience

September 2006


Magic and Illusion - Nottingham Style

September 2006


Marc Oberon at the Nottingham Arts Theatre

August 2006


John Lenahan live in cabaret on the Aurora

August 2006


Marc Salem - On Second Thoughts

July 2006


Simon Lovell's Strange & Unusual Hobbies

May 2006


Jeff McBride and Eugene Burger: Magic - the Secret Art

April 2006


An Evening with Paul Daniels

March 2006



March 2006



February 2006


The Magic & Laughter Show - Nottingham

February 2006


The Magic Circle Centennial Christmas Show

January 2006


Merlin's Secret

December 2005


Klub Magic at the Komedia, Brighton

December 2005


22nd Annual International Magic Close-up Competition

December 2005


Late Night Magic - Jermyn Street Theatre

October 2005


No Hat, No Rabbit - Geoffrey Durham's new one-man show

October 2005


Nottingham Guild of Magicians - Evening of Magic and Illusions

October 2005


Klub Magic at the Komedia, Brighton

October 2005


Marc Oberon - One-Man Show

October 2005


Jack Delvin - Delving into Magic

September 2005


Bournemouth Star Trail 2005

August 2005


Jarrett and Raja at The Hilton Hotel, Blackpool

August 2005


The Fabulous Magic of Dr Bondini

August 2005


Ian Kendall

August 2005



August 2005


Jack Delvin - Delving into Magic

July 2005


Hooked on Laughter with Vizage

May 2005


Derren Brown - Something Wicked This Way Comes

April 2005


The Current Pun Tour

April 2005


Klub Magic at the Komedia, Brighton

February 2005


Klub Magic at the Komedia, Brighton

January 2005


Davenport's Christmas Wonder Show

January 2004


Spooky Magic at the Grill Room

October 2004


David Merlini - Live in Budapest

September 2004


Edinburgh Fringe Festival August 2004

August 2004


Klub Magic at the Komedia, Brighton

June 2004


Red Cross Charity Show

May 2004


Klub Magic at the Komedia, Brighton

May 2004


Derren Brown - Live

May 2004


A Night of Magic

April 2004


Klub Magic at the Komedia, Brighton

April 2004


Klub Magic at the Komedia, Brighton

March 2004


Paul Daniels Performs as Malini the Magician

March 2004


Douglas Merrick

February 2004


Klub Magic at the Komedia, Brighton

February 2004


Old Tyme Music Hall

January 2004


Test the Nation

December 2003


An Evening with Paul Daniels

August 2003


Paul Daniels Does The Fringe

August 2003


Jus' Like That!

March 2003


Geoffrey Durham's Little Miracles

March 2003


Geoffrey Durham's Little Miracles

January 2003


The Magic Circle Christmas Show 2002

January 2003


Steve Cohen - Chamber Magic

September 2002


Derren Brown Live

September 2002


Marc Salem's Mind Games 2002

June 2002


Now You See Las Vegas...

May 2002


An Audience with Paul Daniels

May 2002


The North West Magical Close-up Championships

April 2002


The Magic Circle Christmas Show 2001

December 2001


Monday Night Magic

November 2001


Marc Salem - Mind Games 2001

October 2001


The Poetry of Conjuring - Michael Vincent

September 2001


Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2001

August 2001


Bradford Magic Circle 'Hey Presto' Magic Show

March 2001


An Evening with Wayne Dobson and Friends

October 2000


One Man and his Magic - Jack Delvin

September 2000


Geoffrey Durham - in East Lothian

September 2000


Summer Magic - Terry Seabrooke

September 2000


Marc Salem - Mind Games

August 2000


Magic at the Edinburgh Fringe 2000

August 2000