Number 1039 - 23rd May 2020

 

Britain's Got Talent Unseen. Last week's auditions that didn't go out on the main show, but can now be seen on the ITV Hub, or on YouTube. DT.

Alan and Kat Hudson. See this amazing magical couple back to back on www.facebook.com.

Alan Hudson. "Spectacular! Get wrapped up in magic (and cling film) with Alan Hudson! Alan Hudson’s card tricks just keep getting more and more spectacular - and hilarious! Watch as he ropes in Amanda as his glamorous assistant and they get all wrapped up in the magic (and cling film!)." YouTube.

Kat Hudson. "Buzzer bombshell! Kat Hudson buzzes herself in a miraculously magical performance! An act that buzzes themselves?! Well, we do say expect the unexpected on this show... But calamity can create captivation - Kat Hudson’s act is truly miraculous!" YouTube. 23.5.20

 

The MagicWeek Video Archive - lockdown double bill. This week, shows 3 & 4 from the first series of The Secret Cabaret with Simon Drake. Show 3 (from 23rd January 1990) stars: Simon Drake, Jeanin Lionet, James Randi, Stromboli, Tony Andruzzi, Les Hilton, Geno Munari, John Gaughan, Charlotte Chatton, Pat Page and Ricky Jay. And show 4 (from 30th January 1990) stars: Simon Drake, Bartschelly, James Randi, John Gaughan, Geno Munari, Jenny Randles and Ricky Jay. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To see the full MagicWeek Video Archive to date Click Here23.5.20

 

Celebrity Magician creates YouTube Magic Academy For Kids During Quarantine. Chris Dugdale writes: Want to learn magic from the man who has fooled everyone from the Queen to Beyoncé? The Kids Magic Academy will teach you magic tricks offering the best tutorials on YouTube, showing you how to perform easy magic tricks that you can then put together, to create your own magic show. The Kids Magic Academy offers the best place in 2020 where easy magic tricks for kids are not just revealed but taught properly with theatre and passion and most importantly respect for the art of magic. Chris Dugdale is an international award-winning magician who lives in Annapolis, Maryland and is the only performer in history to win The Edfest Bouquet (Edinburgh Festival Award) 4 times. He lives at home with his wife Alexis and his daughters Lara and Natalie and their two crazy cats, Leo and Morris!

"The Kids Magic Academy - on NBC's WBAL TV" YouTube.

"Celebrity magician creates YouTube magic show for kids" www.newsbreak.com.

"Kids Magic Academy Trailer" www.vimeo.com. 23.5.20

 

Matthew Wright's Online Show and Lecture 'Web of Secrets'. Matthew Wright writes: I have transformed my theatre show 'Chamber of Secrets' into an online show called the 'Web of Secrets'. I am now offering the public show plus a lecture to magic clubs and am thrilled to announce that I am now taking bookings for The Web of Secrets Online Show and Lecture.

 

The Web of Secrets show is an online variation of the Chamber of Secrets theatre show that I have owned and run on the Costa Del Sol for the past 6 years. The theatre show quickly rose to the Trip Advisor number one attraction for the Costa Del Sol and Malaga region and was last year shortlisted into the top ten attractions for the whole of Spain, Balearics and Canaries. I have now transformed this amazing show into an enthralling virtual online experience for all to enjoy.

 

The 45 minute show forms the first half of your magic club bundle and is available for anyone to watch... friends, family or just fans of magic in the general public. The second half of the show is a private, magicians only lecture where we go through many of the effects in the show. We talk not only about the effects but also touch on how they have been adapted to work for an online audience. For those interested in performing online there is a quick behind the scenes tour of my set up where I will answer any questions you may have. The tricks performed and taught are all my own creations and cover all areas of magic including close-up, parlour, stage, mentalism and comedy. They are all solid workers that have been road tested many hundreds of times... they are real world workers. See www.fb.me/webofsecrets and www.chamberofsecrets.eu/web-of-secrets for more info. 23.5.20

 

Order of The Magi – Long service award. Mike Sharples writes: Congratulations Jack Steel on 70 years membership of The Order of The Magi. Jack is also a member of the British Ring of The International Brotherhood of Magicians, is a Life Member of Equity, and a Life Member of the Order of The Magi. It is a pleasure to know you and you truly are a gentleman in every sense of the word. 23.5.20

 

Mentalist Lior Suchard popped up and impressed on The Graham Norton Show a few weeks ago: "On Graham's virtual sofa: the King of Cool, actor Jeff Goldblum; Harry Potter star Imelda Staunton; cult documentary maker Louis Theroux; master mentalist Lior Suchard; and music from Brit-Award winner Mabel." Here's the iPlayer link in case you missed it iPlayer. 23.5.20

 

Playing Card Face Masks by PropDog. PropDog write: During these tough times of the Covid-19/Coronavirus pandemic, we will unfortunately all be required to wear face masks during certain times for many months to come. So why not do it in style! So PropDog have reached out to a mask manufacturer to create some stylish playing card design masks. These comfort assured masks are made from soft, stretchy fabric for comfortable, snug wear and won’t irritate your skin. They are custom printed from PropDog in the UK and are available in Medium and Large sizes in a high-quality breathable fabric, meaning they’re anti sweat and allow you to breath easily. The stretchy elastic straps ensure that your mask will stay in place over your nose, chin and mouth. Washable, reusable, and easy to care for. See www.propdog.co.uk. 23.5.20

 

Tommy Cooper Forever. 24th & 25th May on ITV. A two-part celebration of Tommy Cooper's life and work. With the help of contributions from family and friends who worked with him, this programme reveals how an act that started out in the desert during the Second World War went on to take the comedy world by storm. In the second programme, singer and actress Anita Harris retraces her footsteps back to the London Palladium where she worked with Tommy. There's a return to Holland to discover how Cooper became an unlikely comedy hero on Dutch TV in the 60s and comedian Les Dennis makes an emotional trip back to Her Majesty's Theatre to remember the night he saw Tommy's final performance. (Repeat) See TV Magic for details. 23.5.20

 

DC’S Rope Routine for Children's Entertainers - Mark Leveridge Magic. It’s amazing how much fun you can have with just a length of rope, a pair of scissors and two young children up to help you! This is a hilarious presentation for the classic cut and restored rope trick which is designed for the 3-6 age group. It is full of verbal and visual humour incorporated into a fast paced, entertaining routine lasting about 7-8 minutes.

 

On the 45 minute downloadable TricKlipXtra video footage you see a full live performance and then the routine is broken down into 7 stages, with detailed explanations of all the gags and also the working for the cut and restored rope itself. This routine has been in my commercial show for over 30 years and it has proved itself to be a consistently great hit with young audiences. I’m sure it will soon become one of your favourites too. Find out more and watch a performance video at www.markleveridge.co.uk. 23.5.20

 

2 hours of over-the-phone mind reading for charity. Adam Hudson writes: "I have completed over 2 hours of over-the-phone mind reading for people in lockdown. This was in aid of The Children's Heart Unit, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle. Here are several audio clips of the performances: YouTube, YouTube, YouTube, YouTube, YouTube. Please have a listen and if you enjoy them, and are able, then please consider making a small donation to this amazing charity through the just giving page where you will also be able to read more about the project: www.justgiving.com. 23.5.20

 

Tonight at the London Palladium. Bradley Walsh hosts the variety show, featuring the very first TV performance from the hotly anticipated musical revival Annie, incredible mind-reading from international award-winners The Clairvoyants and music from legendary British blues singer Elkie Brooks. The star of Joseph and former X Factor winner Joe McElderry takes to the stage, there is a surprise visit from Brian Conley, and the British National Latin Formation Champions Fever Formation show off their trophy-winning talent. (Repeat) Wednesday 24th May on ITV. (Repeat) See TV Magic for details. 23.5.20

 

Poker Player's Nightmare (Improved) - International Magic. This great little card trick has one of the most instant and visual changes you'll ever see. Two sets of 5 cards (one red backed, the other blue) are placed on the table. A coin is tossed and according to how it lands, the spectator is given one set, the magician the other. However, when both sets are shown, the magician has five random cards whereas the spectator has a 'Full House'. The magician clearly shows all five cards individually back and front - then, in an instant, without any false moves, the magician's cards change into a 'Royal Flush'. All cards are again cleanly and fully shown individually on both sides. No sleight of hand, all cards are shown back and front as both a losing and then a winning hand. The change is instant and extremely magical. What's more, this is re-set ready to go again the moment you finish your performance! See www.internationalmagic.com. 23.5.20

 

Join the E-Club for half price! If you are missing being able to attend magic club meetings, and regret that the opportunity to mix with fellow enthusiasts has been withdrawn for the time being, why not give your magic life a real boost by signing up for Mark Leveridge's E-Club? The E-Club consists of hundreds of online pages of great magic content that you will not find elsewhere, plus contains help and advice that draws on Mark's four decades of experience as a full time pro. Members have access 24/7 and can dip in and out whenever they wish to learn, be informed or get inspired. Currently in its 10th year, the E-Club is unique in the scope and scale of its content, and new material is added every month ensuring that there is always something fresh to excite you. There are two levels of membership - E-Club Pro and E-Club Elite. For the next week you can join at either level and receive a 50% refund of the monthly membership costs for the first three months. With no fixed subscription period to worry about, now is a great time to get involved with one of magic's greatest resources. The half price offer ends at midnight on Friday 29th May 2020 so act now. For more information go to www.markleveridge.co.uk.. 23.5.20

 

Strong Man by Jimmy Strange - Zane's Magic Shop. This the latest brainchild of Jimmy Strange. Strongman is a new method for visually bending metal that is easy to do and super practical! Metal bending is always best when it happens visually and slowly, it is undeniable. Still to this day, metal bending is one of the strongest most believable pieces of magic you can perform. There is something mesmerizing about watching cold hard steel bend and warp. It cannot be explained as sleight of hand or misdirection, it is more likely to be described as mind over matter or a supernatural phenomenon... No set-up, no switches. See www.zanesmagicshop.com. 23.5.20

 

Mark Leveridge's Free-Buys. Week 6. Throughout the 1990s and the first half of the 2000s Mark Leveridge organised a close-up magic convention every two years called The British Close Up Magic Symposium. It was a hugely popular event at the time and featured some of the world's best close uppers. With each event a book was published featuring contributions from the performers and lecturers working the convention, and this week's Free-Buy gift is a huge E-Book called The Symposium Collection, which combines all the material from the 9 Symposium books as well as the material assembled for a special additional 10 Year Anniversary publication. The result is a fabulous line up of magic that will thrill anyone who is interested in close up. To receive your complimentary copy simply place any order with MLM this week and you will be sent an email providing you with a link to download The Symposium Collection (worth £35) completely free. This exclusive Free-Buy offer expires at midnight on Friday 29th May 2020. For more information go to www.markleveridge.co.uk. 23.5.20

 

Jon Gordon. Franklin writes: I just heard the sad news of the passing of Jon Gordon, I just don’t know what to say. Jon was such a good friend and I’ll greatly miss him so very, very much especially as we both shared the same love for performing mentalism. We were both on the committee of the Leeds Magical Association as it was then and Jon worked with great love in organizing the conventions.

Jon’s interest in magic sparked when an uncle of his gave him a Geoffrey Robinson Conjuring Set for Christmas in 1952 when he was eight years old. It was on a trip to the Unique Magic Studio in Brewer Street, London for a Unique Day organized by Harry Stanley in 1958 when the Magic bug actually bit. Away from magic Jon had a thriving public relations marketing business in Chapel Allerton, Leeds where we had many committee meetings for the L.M.A.

 

As well as Jon’s number one interest in mentalism he was also a children’s entertainer and enjoyed performing close-up magic. Unfortunately in the last few years Jon has been off the magic scene as he had many health problems and found great difficulty in walking. In the latter years when Jon had difficulty getting about I use to have great pleasure taking him up to the South Tyneside Magic convention which he greatly enjoyed.

 
Jon leaves behind his wife Judy and three daughters. May Jon’s dear soul rest in peace.
23.5.20

 

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Number 1038 - 16th May 2020

 

Roy Horn. Last Saturday, 9th May, the news that Roy Horn had died from Covid-19 greatly saddened magicians worldwide. Noel Britten, President of The Magic Circle, wrote such a fitting piece on The Magic Circle's Facebook group that I asked if I could reproduce it here. Siegfried & Roy really were Superstars of Magic. DT.

 

This is incredibly sad news. Siegfried & Roy together were both incredible showmen but also true pioneers in the world of magic. Without a doubt they were the reason that Las Vegas became a mecca for magicians as they led the way in showing that magic could be considered a production in itself rather than just a speciality act within a bigger show.

Although they started their Las Vegas life with just their original dove act and the Sub Trunk finish they, through undoubted determination, but also an eye for the spectacular and a never before seen level of dynamism in their magic act, grew from an 8 minute speciality act at MGM to a closing 30 minute act at The Stardust [poster], then their own show with guest acts at The Frontier, and finally to the ground breaking show at The Mirage and undoubtedly the most spectacular magic show I have ever seen - a true extravaganza. It set a new bar in show design, scale and technology which led the way for EFX and all the following Cirque shows.

Along the way Siegfried & Roy pioneered steering production shows away from being topless so that whole families could attend, and the idea of a showroom being specifically designed for a show allowing magical moments that you literally would never see anywhere else on earth.

The term 'Superstar' of magic is bandied around too casually when people like Roy have striven so hard to earn it rightly. They say we stand on the shoulders of giants - I don't think there is an illusionist alive today who shouldn't realise how much they owe to Siegfried & Roy for making their careers not only better and more highly regarded, but maybe even possible.

Sincerest condolences to Siegfried, Lynette and all the team.

 

Noel Britten, 9th May 2020.

 

"Roy Horn of Las Vegas's famous Siegfried and Roy act dies from Covid-19" www.theguardian.com

"Legendary magician Roy Horn dies from Covid-19 complications" YouTube

"How Siegfried & Roy changed Las Vegas forever" YouTube16.5.20

 

The David Williamson Online Experience / Workshop - this Thursday, 21st May. Reserve your space for The Online David Williamson Experience! In this exclusive live online workshop David will share his comedy, magic, techniques, sleights, stories, philosophies, and his passion for the performance of magic. David has a plan for what will happen during the session, but be ready to ask questions because he rarely sticks to the plan! The Workshop will be recorded and each attendee will have access to the video after the event. "The usual accolades don’t do justice to the talents of David Williamson. He's an award-winning magician and one of the world's best and most versatile sleight of hand artists. A terrific teacher of magic. A great comedian and an exceptional stage performer. But for me David Williamson is more than that. He's a magician who changed the way we do magic." David Britland. Find out more and book your place now: www.davidwilliamson.com/workshops. [Here's a video clip taken from The MagicWeek Video Archive featuring David Williamson and Rocky Raccoon from 11th September 1991: YouTube]. 16.5.20

 

The MagicWeek Video Archive. This week, Series 1, Show 2 (smarter readers will see where this is heading), from 'The Secret Cabaret with Simon Drake'. Starring: Simon Drake, Carletti & Belle, James Randi, Rocky Rendall, Tony Ehiert, Geno Munari and Ricky Jay. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To see the full MagicWeek Video Archive to date Click Here16.5.20

 

News from The Magic Circle. Almost 50 people have become Apprentices of The Magic Circle in the past few months, despite the lockdown caused by coronovirus. President Noel Britten said this week: "It is very encouraging that magicians recognise the benefits of being in The Magic Circle even when our London HQ is closed and our live lecture programme is postponed. Members benefit in many other ways - for instance with The Magic Circular, our monthly magazine, still being published, the success of our recently introduced TMC TV programme which is put out on our private Facebook platform every Monday evening - and members’ ability to watch a fantastic back catalogue of lectures. Facebook is also where our members offer each other advice on any subject - even, sometimes, magic tricks!"

 

The Magic Circle, which has reduced subs during the present crisis, is also offering help to members who may be struggling with mental health issues, through Flourish, its mental well-being initiative. While stressing that the society is not an organisation of counsellors, therapists or doctors, the organisation can provide some resources and point members in the direction of others. Welfare support is being offered through its welfare team and the society’s network of regional and international reps - providing a listening ear.


Flourish points members towards the Equity website which has a page of advice, www.equity.org.uk/coronavirus, regarding Covid-19 issues which is open to non-members, and moodgym, a self-help website for preventing and managing symptoms of depression and anxiety. For details of how to join The Magic Circle see www.themagiccircle.co.uk
16.5.20

 

The Biggest Magic Event Ever? Following 52 consecutive online events featuring some of the biggest and best names in magic, Studio52 embarked on the ultimate finale – a 24-hour nonstop broadcast. With nothing else but a mobile phone, an internet connection and the app ‘Instagram’, over the past several weeks every night Studio2 spent each night chatting to different magicians around the world. Hosted by UK magician Ben Earl, they chatted with everyone from David Copperfield to Steve Forte, Bill Malone to David Blaine and David Williamson to Piff the Magic Dragon. With no stone left unturned many diverse conversations were had.

 

The jewel in the crown was the final 24-hour stream, in aid of the charity MIND – Raising money for those who will be struggling most with our new isolated conditions. Ben was joined by over 30 guests including Uri Gellar, Chris Kenner, Chris Power, Dynamo, Tom Binns, Magic Singh, Ekaterina and many more. During the 24-hour stream they managed to raise over £3,500 for MIND. They will continue to collect money for MIND for the next week leading up to one final stream on the 22nd of May 8pm. See www.Instagram.com/Studio52 www.JustGiving.com/Studio5216.5.20

 

Britain's Got Talent Unseen. Last week's auditions that didn't go out on the main show, but can now be seen on the ITV Hub, or on YouTube. DT.

Marco Tempest. "Be starstruck by Marco Tempest’s magical drones! Get ready for some seriously mind-blowing magic... We’ve seen some pretty incredible magic on the BGT stage, but Marco Tempest’s magical flying drones are totally unique and have left us totally spellbound." YouTube

Roger Fabulous. "Marvellous Magician Roger Fabulous is Fabulously Funny! Roger Fabulous’ magic is hilarious! Watch as he ropes Dec in as his glamorous assistant... But will our Judges be spellbound by his wonderful wizardry as well as his jokes?!" YouTube16.5.20

 

Loosley Speaking - a magic podcast by Dave Loosley. Join Magician Dave Loosley as he speaks with some of the world's best magicians. In this laid-back and fun podcast you'll get a real insight into the minds of professional magicians from around the world. Join Dave on Episode 1 as he speaks with Marc Spelmann about his career in magic so far, and the incredible first audition for BGT. Listen on your favourite platform including Apple and Spotify16.5.20

 

The Twins FX receive Innovation award. The Twins FX were awarded the 'Innovation' award at 'The Great British Pantomime Awards' a couple of weeks ago. This year the event was held online, YouTube. This award celebrates innovation, creativity and excellence in Pantomime, across the UK. Now in its fourth year, The Great British Pantomime Awards are held in the highest regard throughout the Pantomime industry. The Twins FX make the impossible possible for theatre productions, film and television worldwide. Their portfolio includes soaring airborne flying dragons, a mighty seven metre tall gorilla, slithering sea monsters, a hovering helicopter, monster sharks, a flying full-size London bus and more! www.thetwinsfx.com16.5.20

 

The X Files with Ricky Jay. The Amazing Maleeni. "On the Santa Monica pier a magician amazes the crowd with his superior ancient magic tricks. However Mulder and Scully are soon brought in when the headless corpse of the magician is found in his car leaving only his twin brother, Albert and his rival, LaBonge as suspects. After some strange scenarios we are left with the question, who murdered the Amazing Maleeni, or is it all another amazing trick?" Repeat. Late night on Thursday 21st May, see TV Magic for details. 16.5.20

 

ZOOMentalism - New Release! Mark Elsdon is pleased to announce the release of a brand new eBook of tricks designed to be performed over Zoom or indeed any video streaming service. Whether you are a working professional looking for material for your new ZOOM show or a hobbyist looking for new tricks to fool family and friends, this eBook has just what you need. For more info and purchasing details visit elsdon.blogspot.com16.5.20

 

The Magic of Steven Hamilton - International Magic. Steven was one of the U.K.'s top close-up and corporate workers. A very busy performer who knew what was required for good commercial magic. He was also a deep thinker and earned much respect from his fellow magicians. It's these friends that got together on the project of writing up all of Steven's material, culminating in the publication of this book. Beautifully printed and with detailed diagrams, there are more than 170 pages of magic aimed mainly at the established card magician, but containing something for all close-up and corporate workers as well. See www.internationalmagic.com16.5.20

 

Forever Flapping Plus - Mark Leveridge Magic. First, there was 'In a Flap' – a ground breaking book detailing 6 individual gimmicked envelopes with many routines using them. This was followed by the publication of 'Still Flapping' – a further 3 individual fake envelopes with routines both for these plus extra ideas for the envelopes revealed in the first book. Then came 'Forever Flapping' which combined both the above books and included some extra envelope magic in a Bonus Section. Now I am pleased to announce the publication of 'Forever Flapping Plus', an E-Book which provides a further 8 envelope routines on top of those originally published in the previous edition. Find out more, see www.markleveridge.co.uk16.5.20

 

Ring Vanish Box - Zane's Magic Shop. Awesome Close-up or Parlor Trick! The magician borrows a ring from a spectator, says the magic words, the ring vanishes into thin air and reappears inside the locked box! Find out more: www.zanesmagicshop.com16.5.20

 

Magic Makes You Laugh Out Loud. Compilation of internet videos of magic tricks that went spectacularly wrong. Featuring contributions from Ellie Taylor, Bobby Mair and Dave Spikey, as well as magicians whose acts have been popular online, including a record-breaking skydiving illusionist and a performer who worked a marriage proposal into his routine. Tuesday 26th May on 5 Star (repeat). See TV Magic for details. 16.5.20

 

The Mark Leveridge May 2020 Podcast. Every month Mark Leveridge releases a free audio podcast in which for half an hour he chats about matters magical. Here are the topics covered in the latest edition: Magic steps up and produces a number of projects to keep magicians in lockdown interested. Taking away the ‘parachute’ helps to raise levels of perseverance for pro magicians. Formulating a sort of magic risk assessment can help in dealing with performance glitches. Learning how to control all aspects of your performance life can pay big dividends. Richard Young’s Magicians’ Podcasts and Dynamo’s Beyond Belief provide some welcome magical distraction. Creativity is better when it is driven by plot more than method. Mark's podcasts are always an interesting blend of opinion and advice, so if you have 30 minutes to spare you can listen online or download the May issue from either www.markleveridge.co.uk/podcast-archive, or www.markleveridge.podbean.com from where you can also sign up to be a follower and thus receive every new edition as soon as it is published at the start of each month. 16.5.20

 

Mel Harvey's VE Celebrations. Mel Harvey writes: "Sadly all my VE bookings were cancelled but we had a great time in Wellesbourne with the local residents, all social-distancing. Even Mr Punch had his mask on! We couldn't get a fly-past so we had to make do with a drive past on my scooter! There was magic (without volunteers), music from the 40s, self-distancing plate spinning and the residents brought their own food and drink. We had the added advantage of my 96 year old neighbour Helena who regailed us with war stories and her memories of the first VE Day in 1945, and I have had a request to do it all again when we celebrate getting out of lockdown." 16.5.20

 

Mark Leveridge's Free-Buys. Week 5. This week Mark Leveridge is offering a fabulous close up/parlour routine called Perfect Intuition as the free gift if you place any order before midnight on Friday 22nd May. All you need in order to perform this reputation making effect are a few pay envelopes, some business cards or double blank playing cards and a Sharpie pen and you will be able to create a strong routine in which a spectator appears to exhibit an infallible intuition! Playing big enough for a small cabaret or parlour show, yet also suitable for a table of 7 or more people, Perfect Intuition is clever, easy to do, and fooling! This is a Premier E-Routine which is supplied free as a set of downloadable PDF instructions which include a link to online additional video directions. You can watch a dem right now by going to www.markleveridge.co.uk and if you place your order before midnight on Friday 22nd May, you will be sent a link to download Perfect Intuition at no extra charge. 16.5.20

 

Magician Allin Kempthorne, seen on Britain's Got Talent 2 years ago as "Professor Strange", represents the UK as he performs Too Many Bottles in this global lock down video project featuring over 100 magicians, jugglers and circus performers from all around the world. The video is in support of an Australian Mental Health charity, See YouTube16.5.20

 

Get Your Act Together. Steps singer Claire Richards is mentored by fire-eating act the Black Fire Girls, former politician Ann Widdecombe joins circus ringmaster Norman Barrett, one-time Coronation Street star Oliver Mellor (Dr Matt Carter) is coached by musical quintet the Bottle Boys, TOWIE's Elliott Wright teams up with Cyr wheel performer Billy George, and TV personality Nancy Dell'Olio collaborates with illusionist Hans Klok. Host Stephen Mulhern follows the rehearsals leading up to the contestants' big performances as they compete for a place in the final in a fortnight alongside Ray Quinn, Chip and last week's winning act, James Bolam. Repeat. Saturday 23rd May, see TV Magic for details. 16.5.20

 

News Submissions. MagicWeek welcomes your UK magic news (major and minor), but please remember the news deadline: Thursday if possible. Final deadline: 12 noon Friday. Many thanks, DT. 16.5.20

 

"TV Magic. The highs and lows of Dynamo, Britain’s greatest magician" Click Here • "Silicon Valley’s favorite magician reimagines his act in the age of Zoom" Click Here • "Review: Magician Helder Guimarães turns Zoom into theater in ‘The Present’" Click Here • "Uri Geller sends video message to BGT magician Sean Heydon who turned back time: ‘You do it better than me’" Click Here • "8 Tips For a Great Online Presentation" Click Here • "Only The Foodie Magician Could Pull Off A Zoom Magic Show" Click Here • "'Magician Quarantine Kit': Small businesses find innovative ways to generate income during Covid-19 crisis" Click Here • "Book Review: 'Houdini: The Elusive American'" Click Here • "Greg Frewin 4th International Stars of Magic Show" YouTube • That's it! See you nest week, Duncan. 16.5..20

 

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