Irish MagicCon 2018 - Dublin

20th-22nd April

From the organisers:

The Irish Magic Convention is well known for being the most welcoming convention in the world. This April we'd like to invite you to join us in Dublin for MagiCon 2018. We are delighted to add Ian Keable and Andi Gladwin to the line up. They will join Greg Wilson, Jeff McBride, Larry Hass, Quentin Reynolds and many more! Vanishing Inc will be there along with Emerald Magic as the main dealers and we're hoping you will pop on over for a pint, some craic and some great chats. We’ve booked out an entire boutique hotel in Dublin City and the full weekend price includes a couple of light lunches, entrance to all the shows, lectures and dealers, a late night show and a BBQ dinner. Prices are as follows, including two lunches and a dinner: Full Reg Adult: €105. Under 16s Reg: €80. Non-Magician Partners, Parents and Guardians: €55. Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/R79SKS6jPtJHLyah2.

 

If you’d like to book a room, it’s the Hampton Hotel in Donnybrook, Dublin which is 5 minutes to the city centre by car and 15 minutes to the ferry port, and a taxi ride from the airport. It’s €110 per room per night (so that’s €55 per person sharing) and includes breakfast. There are a very limited number of rooms still available which can be booked online at www.hamptonhotel.ie or by telephone +353(0)1 6680955. Be sure to tell them that you attending the magic convention. The dates are the 20th, 21st & 22nd April 2018. If you have any questions please email Mark: irishmagicconvention@gmail.com.

 

Gregory Wilson - UK Lecture Tour

April Dates

From the tour organiser: Magic Lectures UK is proud to present Gregory Wilson, the two-time FISM Award-Winning performer, Gregory Wilson is back to lecture in the UK. His mission is simple: To share with you professional routines that are cool, clever, and cutting edge. Gregory Wilson is a bottomless well of ideas, lines and tricks. He's a master of sleight of hand, misdirection, routining and presentation, mixed with creativity, charm and lightning speed wit. He can do it all... and he can teach it all to you. He'll also talk a lot about using natural props, direct methods and compelling presentations. You can look forward to an arsenal of ideas that run the gamut from beginner to expert level and cover a wide variety of genres.
• Dublin, Ireland - 20/4/18 to 22/4/18
• Mid Essex Magical Society - 23/4/18
• Alakazam Magic club - 24/4/18
• Derby Magic Circle - 25/4/18
• Exonian Magical Society - 26/4/18
• Bradford Magic Circle 70th Anniversary - 27/4/18 to 28/4/18
• Nottingham Guild of Magicians - 29/4/18
• Newcastle Magic Circle - 30/4/18

 

Jeff McBride and Larry Hass Lecture - Manchester Circle of Magicians

24th April

William Booth writes: Experts at Stage and Close-up magic; it's sure to be a great evening. With magic, showmanship and storytelling what more could you ask for. Visitors are welcome with prior approval from the President and a charge of £5.00 on the night. For more information and details visit our website www.manchestercircleofmagicians.co.uk or email contact@manchestercircleofmagicians.co.uk.

 

Kevin Cunliffe Lecture - Bolton Magic Club

25th April

Paul Goodman writes: Bolton Magic Club presents Kevin Cunliffe's lecture. Kevin has been performing professionally for almost 35 years. Over this time he has won many awards for his performances. Kevin has appeared with the Circus of Horrors and on the BBC. Now it is your chance to see this not to be missed performer. Kevin will be including many of his working close-up routines, which he has been using daily for over 10 years. Also, many of his never revealed routines including many impromptu routines that can be used for both close-up and stage. Doors open at 8.30pm on Wednesday 25th April at The Doffcocker Inn, 780 Chorley Old Road, Bolton BL1 5QD (Map). www.boltonmagicclub.uk. Visiting magicians from other societies are most welcome. There will be an entrance fee £10.00 for non-members.

 

Pro Show Magic Lecture - Blackpool Magicians' Club

26th April

From  the organisers: The Pro Show Magic lecture will be presented by full time professional magicians Gary James and Ricky McLeod. Over the past 20 years, the duo have teamed up at many events, including the F1 in Bahrain for the past 2 years, performing onboard the Orient Express, over 100 performances at the world famous Gleneagles Hotel, and 8 years of performing at the Edinburgh International Magic Festival, not including the hundreds of weddings, corporate events and family shows. The Pro Show Lecture has been well received by numerous magical organisations and is a mixture of ideas for the presentation of new effects, as well as a few twists on some classic effects. They will also be discussing and demonstrating some of Pro Show Magic’s new products. Thursday 26th April 'The Pro Show Magic Lecture' Blackpool Magicians' Club, 56-60 Caunce Street, Blackpool FY1 3NE (Map). www.blackpoolmagic.com. For booking info email g.james@blueyonder.co.uk.

 

Evolution of Magic - Blackpool

To 28th October

Craig Christian & Elizabeth Best star in Evolution of Magic at The Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, from 30th March to 28th October 2018. From the promoters: Craig Christian and Elizabeth Best ignite the stage, packing 1000-seat theatres many times over. Craig’s fresh approach is pioneering the future of magic. His charismatic, witty, personality captures audiences creating a show where magic and entertainment are fused together to produce a flowing dynamic, visual spectacle! "Of course it’s a Magic Show, but it’s not just about the magic. We have developed over the years a show that we are really proud of. It’s everything a show should be, exciting, captivating, and most of all, entertaining!" Craig Christian. For more information and to book visit www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com, also see www.craigchristian.com.

 

Champions of Magic - UK Tour

April Dates

They’re back! Following the astonishing 2017 show to full houses and standing ovations. Direct from a hit run in London’s West End, the UK’s leading band of mind-blowing illusionists and magicians take to the road for the fifth year running to once again perplex, astound and thrill audiences all over the country. The world class illusionists will be performing incredible feats of mind-reading, stunning close-up and daring large-scale illusions and a death-defying, heart-stopping finale. So if you like your magic big, bold and baffling, this is the show for you. Touring since 2013 and seen by nearly a quarter of a million people, with over 20 million online views between them, this is the champion of all family viewing magic shows. www.championsofmagic.co.uk.
14th April - Edinburgh, Assembly Rooms
15th April – Reading, Hexagon - Click Here - 0118 960 6060
20th April – York, Opera House
21st April – York, Opera House
28th April – Brighton, Brighton Centre – Click Here - 0844 8471515
29th April – Plymouth, Theatre Royal

 

Derren Brown: Underground - UK Tour

April Dates

Derren Brown, the multi award winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, is taking his latest sensational show Underground on tour in 2018, in both the UK and Ireland. Derren said: "Underground was originally written for audiences in other countries who hadn’t seen me before. It meant finessing and revisiting past pieces and seeing them with fresh eyes. I sat down with my two co-writers and directors and we thought 'What would make the best possible Derren Brown show?' None of us were sure what the UK would make of it, but the resulting show felt so good, and met with such a great response when warming it up in London, that we decided to tour it. The reviews have been astonishing, and people who’ve seen all the shows have said they love being surprised by them again, and those who don’t know me so well are getting to see the best material for the first time. It’s a huge, huge joy to perform."

 

This is the second leg of the Underground tour, direct from the West End production at the Playhouse Theatre, which ran for thirty-five packed out performances in September and October 2017. Derren Brown: Underground is presented by Michael Vine, Andrew O’Connor, Derren Brown and Paul Sandler for Vaudeville Productions Ltd. and David Binder. It is directed by Andrew O’Connor and Andy Nyman, and written by Andy Nyman, Andrew O’Connor and Derren Brown.


April 20, 21, New Theatre, Hull
April 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, Theatre Royal, Nottingham

 

See www.derrenbrown.co.uk for more info and to book.

 

Hull Magicians’ Circle Annual Dinner and Show

21st April

Jon Marshall writes: Hull Magicians’ Circle Dinner and Theatre Show 2018 features fine dining with a five-course banquet and a great line-up for the after-dinner show with Paul Zenon, Richard Cadell, the illusions of Safire and Burlesque Fire performer Voodoo Tuesday. From the Close-Up Magic and Bunco Booth Reception to the show, guests are promised a night of great entertainment. Saturday, 21st April, 6.45pm for 7.30pm. Canham Turner Building, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX (Map). Just a few tickets left at £40 - see tickets.hullmc.org.uk or call 01724 850518.

 

At Home with The Magic Circle - London

24th April
An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. You'll learn about the history of magic and The Magic Circle itself and get to witness amazing close-up conjuring during the Parlour Magic Shows and a magical stage show as part of this highly entertaining evening. Doors open at 7pm and the event finishes at around 10pm. You'll be able to enjoy a drink in the Club Room bar and browse the treasures of The Magic Circle Museum before the magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval you'll have further opportunity to explore our fabulous headquarters before it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle Theatre to finish off your evening. Arrive early to enjoy your magical night out.

 

Tuesdays 24th April.

Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under-14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £50 for premium seats, £36.00 for individuals or £30 for groups of 20 or more plus transaction fee.

Tickets available from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.
Suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.
Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

Morgan & West Time Travelling Magicians - Wilton's Music Hall, London

24th-28th April

Great Scott! Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West bring a magical extravaganza to a millennium near you! This April, time-travelling magicians Morgan & West return to Wilton’s Music Hall to amaze and astound with their mind boggling magic. Not content with their lot as the nineteenth century’s greatest magic duo, this prestidigitatory pair present a conjuring spectacular to the audiences of the modern day. No future is left unseen and no timeline left unaltered as these temporal tricksters burst into the twenty-first century with a show brimming over with baffling magic, unparalleled precognitive powers, and a totally genuine ability to travel through time! An unforgettable evening of magic, mystery, and the unexplainable. “Hugely talented” ★★★★ The Mirror. Wilton’s Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley, London E1 8JB (Map). Tuesday 24th – Saturday 28th April 2018, 7.30pm - 9pm. Tickets: £7 - £16. Box Office: 020 7702 2789 or via www.wiltons.org.uk also see www.morganandwest.co.uk.

 

Jeff McBride and Lawrence Hass Eugene Burger Legacy Tour - York Society of Magicians

25th April

Adrian Salamon writes: York Society of Magicians will be hosting a very special lecture on April 25th at our venue at The Red Lion, Poppleton, Boroughbridge Road, Upper Poppleton, York YO26 6PR (Map). We have got the legend that is Jeff McBride as well as Lawrence Hass presenting their lecture on the legacy of Eugene Burger. This is not to be missed. Tickets will be £10 if booked before the 15th of March, thereafter £15. Email Grenville Dowson gren.dowson@virginmedia.com or Adrian Salamon contact@yorksocietyofmagicians.co.uk to reserve your place and arrange payment. Wednesday 25th April at 7pm. www.yorksocietyofmagicians.co.uk.

 

Conjuring at the Court - London

26th April

From the organisers: Witness the impossible at London’s longest-running monthly magic show! Featuring the very funny and amazing Graham Jolley, Jon Allen, James Pritchard and Russell Levinson. Another terrific night of magic! Tickets just £11 from www.conjuringatthecourt.com – it’s cheaper to book in advance. The show starts at 8pm and runs to 10pm with an interval. It’s in the lovely function room of the Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, West Ealing, London W13 8PH (Map). Come early to enjoy a meal before the show! Parking is free from 6.30pm.

 

Christian Gambin: The Gentleman Cheater - Nadler Soho Hotel, London

27th April

From the organisers: His life: the game! His passion: winning! His pleasure: cheating! When the cards start burning his hands, every trick becomes a new challenge. Do you enjoy close-up magic? You will love playing against him! Come and have fun in an interactive show. Christian Gambin, a stunning magician, award winning magician, World FISM and French Magic Champion, plays for the first time in London's West End. An expert in close-up magic and a stunning magician. The nearer you are, the less you can see! Come and see his sleight of hand and let dreams come true... The last Friday of the month at 7.30pm to June 2018. Tickets: £49.50. Nadler Soho Hotel, 10 Carlisle Street, London W1D 3BR. For more information and to book visit www.magicentertainmentlondon.co.uk.

 

Kevin Quantum's 'And For My Next Trick' - Southbank Festival, London

27th April

Magician-scientist hybrid Kevin Quantum makes his London debut next week with his comedy sketch magic production 'And For My Next Trick'. This fast-paced show has more blow-your-brains tricks than you can shake a wand at and will make you laugh. Nominated at the Scottish Comedy Awards and awarded 'Best Magic' at the 2018 Adelaide Fringe, Kevin Quantum will rock your socks off, and you won't even have to take off your shoes.
"Comic genius or daring magic wonder of the world" ★★★★★ (ThisIsRadelaide.com.au).
"Part science, part magic, part comedy, all genius" ★★★★★ (Cream Magazine).
"Bewildering sleight of hand" ★★★★ (Herald).
27th April 2018, 9.15pm, Southbank Festival. Tickets: www.underbellyfestival.com.

 

Scottish Association of Magical Societies Convention 2018

27th, 28th, 29th April

From the organisers: The 2018 convention will be taking place at The Normandy Hotel, Renfrew on 27th, 28th and 29th April. The Saturday Night Gala show will be reverting back to a Dinner Cabaret format, which better suits the layout of the Normandy Hotel. Acts Confirmed for the Saturday Night Dinner Cabaret are: Our 2017 SAMS Stage Competition winner, Elliot Bibby. Singer, comedian and musician Gordon Cree. And all the way from the USA, we are delighted to welcome Jeff McBride and Larry Hass, with compere Harry Robson. Jeff McBride and Larry Hass will both be lecturing and doing workshops with a third lecturer still to be confirmed. Dealers confirmed so far are: Harry Robson, Heidi Costumes, Adrian Harris, Alan Duncan and Jimmy Craig. Hotel rooms should be booked through our secretary, Elizabeth McNamara. Please contact her rather than book through the hotel as it makes it easier to monitor the room allocation. Elizabeth can be emailed at elizabethmcnamara@btinternet.com or call 01563 821241. Our Registration Secretary this year is Janet Colvan, email magic.janet71@gmail.com. Registration forms can be downloaded from www.scottishassociationofmagicalsocieties.co.uk. Competitions are being run by Graeme Taylor, email emearg112@hotmail.com or call 07539 662825 for more information.

 

Bradford Magic Circle 70th Anniversay Convention

28th April

Steve Gore writes: One day convention to celebrate 70 years of the Bradford Magic Circle. Lectures by Gregory Wilson (different to his tour) and Danny Hunt. See the 'Fenton Lock', the lock which Houdini declined to escape from. Evening show with illusions by Genetics, Destiny and Amethyst, Ray Roberts, Simon Hannahand and Gregory Wilson performing his 20 minute stand up show. Compered by ventriloquist Steve Hewlett. Saturday 28th April. Contact Neil Bird on 01274 447315, or email convention@bradfordmagiccircle.org.uk for details.

 

South London Magic Society Dealer Dem

1st May

Simon Rosselli writes: On May 1st we are having a Dealer Dem by Adrian Sullivan, a very experienced international close-up magician and stage magician with his own unique range of magic tricks. Adrian specialises in high impact effects that provide value for money. Virtually all the tricks require little or no sleight of hand. Doors open at 7pm for 'Hands On' then 8pm-10pm for the Dealer Dem. £10 for non-members, which can go towards Membership fee. South London Magic Society, Clock House Methodist Church Hall, Clock House Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4JP (Map). www.southlondonmagic.co.uk. Also see www.adriansullivan.co.uk.

 

Gregory Wilson - UK Lecture Tour

May Dates

From the tour organiser: Magic Lectures UK is proud to present Gregory Wilson, the two-time FISM Award-Winning performer, Gregory Wilson is back to lecture in the UK. His mission is simple: To share with you professional routines that are cool, clever, and cutting edge. Gregory Wilson is a bottomless well of ideas, lines and tricks. He's a master of sleight of hand, misdirection, routining and presentation, mixed with creativity, charm and lightning speed wit. He can do it all... and he can teach it all to you. He'll also talk a lot about using natural props, direct methods and compelling presentations. You can look forward to an arsenal of ideas that run the gamut from beginner to expert level and cover a wide variety of genres.
• Aberdeen Magical Society - 1/5/18
• Forth Valley Magic Circle - 2/5/18
• Wessex Magical Association - 6/5/18

 

Champions of Magic - UK Tour

May Dates

They’re back! Following the astonishing 2017 show to full houses and standing ovations. Direct from a hit run in London’s West End, the UK’s leading band of mind-blowing illusionists and magicians take to the road for the fifth year running to once again perplex, astound and thrill audiences all over the country. The world class illusionists will be performing incredible feats of mind-reading, stunning close-up and daring large-scale illusions and a death-defying, heart-stopping finale. So if you like your magic big, bold and baffling, this is the show for you. Touring since 2013 and seen by nearly a quarter of a million people, with over 20 million online views between them, this is the champion of all family viewing magic shows. www.championsofmagic.co.uk.
1st May – Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre - Click Here - 0844 871 7627
2nd May – Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre – Click Here - 0844 871 7627

 

Alaka-Van! - The Edge, Brixham.

5th May

Alaka-Van! A fund raising Magic Show and Supper at The Edge, Bolton Street, Brixham. The magic will start at your table during your supper; be prepared to be amazed by the talented young magicians from The Edge. The main event is a one-man show by Gareth Foreman, packed full of stunning magic and some mind bending psychological entertainment. There will also be a silent auction with some amazing lots up for grabs. We will be raising money to help buy a new minibus for the Youth Enquiry Service (YES) who will use it for all manner of community projects including beach cleaning, garden restoration, help for the elderly, feeding and clothing the homeless, and much much more. Tickets for this one-off spectacular are £10 show only & £15 for the show and two course supper. The fun starts at 7.15pm on Saturday May 5th. For more details and to book contact Gareth on 07956 539587 or email gareth@garethforemanmagic.co.uk. Venue: The Edge, Bolton Street, Brixham TQ5 8AW (Map) www.bxyes.org www.garethforemanmagic.co.uk.

 

Derren Brown: Underground - UK Tour

May Dates

Derren Brown, the multi award winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, is taking his latest sensational show Underground on tour in 2018, in both the UK and Ireland. Derren said: "Underground was originally written for audiences in other countries who hadn’t seen me before. It meant finessing and revisiting past pieces and seeing them with fresh eyes. I sat down with my two co-writers and directors and we thought 'What would make the best possible Derren Brown show?' None of us were sure what the UK would make of it, but the resulting show felt so good, and met with such a great response when warming it up in London, that we decided to tour it. The reviews have been astonishing, and people who’ve seen all the shows have said they love being surprised by them again, and those who don’t know me so well are getting to see the best material for the first time. It’s a huge, huge joy to perform."

 

This is the second leg of the Underground tour, direct from the West End production at the Playhouse Theatre, which ran for thirty-five packed out performances in September and October 2017. Derren Brown: Underground is presented by Michael Vine, Andrew O’Connor, Derren Brown and Paul Sandler for Vaudeville Productions Ltd. and David Binder. It is directed by Andrew O’Connor and Andy Nyman, and written by Andy Nyman, Andrew O’Connor and Derren Brown.


May 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Welsh Millennium Centre, Cardiff
May 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
May 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, Grand Opera House, Belfast
May 28, 29, 30, 31, Opera House, Cork

 

See www.derrenbrown.co.uk for more info and to book.

 

Edinburgh International Magic Festival 2018

11th-19th May

Tickets are now on sale for the ninth MagicFest! Highlights include:

• The first ever Wizard World Gathering. A great excuse to dress up, party down at the fantasy celebration of the year!

MagicFest Gala returns to the Lyceum theatre with a ‘fast and furious’ theme featuring pickpockets, sleight-of-hand artists and perhaps the greatest illusion act of our generation performing in Scotland for the first time.

The Secret room, historical buildings animated with magic.
Solo shows - our 5-day programme featuring work from the best Scottish and UK talent.

• 11th-19th May 2018. See www.magicfest.co.uk for more information and to book.

 

Modern Magic: Jake Banfield - London

12th May

Prepare to believe in magic...! Downstairs in the sumptuous screening room at the Charlotte Street Hotel, an audience will have their minds read, have their senses manipulated and experience some of the most astonishing feats of modern magic. Sit down and relax as Jake takes you on a journey of dapper deception, sophisticated sleight of hand and mischievous mind games. Saturday 12th May. Doors 7.30pm. Show 8pm. Tickets: £39. Venue: The Charlotte Street Hotel, 15-17 Charlotte Street, London W1T 1RJ (Map). www.modernmagic.co.uk.

 

Miraculous Magic Live! - Hove, Brighton

12th & 13th May
Top magician Danny Lee Grew presents the brand new 'Miraculous Magic' show, an exciting and hilarious magic show for children aged 5-8 years old. You will laugh and gasp as audience members are transformed into princesses, Mr Ted (the magical teddy bear) makes a special appearance and Danny performs the world famous bottle and glass illusion. Saturday 12th May and Sunday 13th May at 1pm and 2.45pm. Tickets £6.00 from www.brightonfringe.org. Venue: Purple Playhouse Theatre, 36 Montefiore Road, Hove BN3 6EP (Map) www.dannyleegrew.com.

 

Merlins of Wakefield Magic Festival Day

13th May

Merlins are staging a Magic Festival Day on Sunday 13th May at The Academy Theatre, Birdwell. This is a new venue and has easy access from the M1 (junction 36), plenty of free parking, a cafe and bar, and full theatre facilities. Full details will be announced soon, but you can buy a ticket now: Click Here. www.merlinswakefield.com.

 

At Home with The Magic Circle - London

15th May
An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. You'll learn about the history of magic and The Magic Circle itself and get to witness amazing close-up conjuring during the Parlour Magic Shows and a magical stage show as part of this highly entertaining evening. Doors open at 7pm and the event finishes at around 10pm. You'll be able to enjoy a drink in the Club Room bar and browse the treasures of The Magic Circle Museum before the magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval you'll have further opportunity to explore our fabulous headquarters before it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle Theatre to finish off your evening. Arrive early to enjoy your magical night out.

 

Tuesday 15th May.

Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under-14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £50 for premium seats, £36.00 for individuals or £30 for groups of 20 or more plus transaction fee.

Tickets available from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.
Suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.
Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

Aaron Calvert: Awaken - UK Tour

May Dates

Following sell-out shows in 2016 and 2017, and fresh from filming a highly anticipated show for Channel 4, Aaron Calvert is heading out on tour to read your minds and showcase his extraordinary hypnotic abilities. Aaron unlocks the potential of the human mind, demonstrating inexplicable hypnotic feats, live on stage. Trained as a doctor, Aaron combines his medical background with his mastery of suggestion and showmanship to push the boundaries of what people can, and will do - making this show a truly unforgettable experience.
"A talented showman that will leave you baffled" ★★★★★ Daily Mail
"Moments that made me gasp I can't stop thinking about" ★★★★ Broadway Baby

"The master of psychology in a jaw-dropping spectacle" ★★★★★ The Upcoming

 

Date: 18th May - 7.45pm
Tickets: www.tickets.newportlive.co.uk
Venue: NEWPORT Riverfront Theatre
The Riverfront, Kingsway, Newport NP20 1HG
Act website: www.aaroncalvert.com

 

Date: 25th May - 8pm
Tickets: www.beggarstheatre.co.uk
Venue: MILLOM Beggars Theatre
The Beggar’s Theatre, Market Square, Millom, Cumbria LA18 4HZ
Act website: www.aaroncalvert.com

 

Miraculous Magic Live! - Westcliff-on-Sea

19th May
Mix stunning magic, baffling illusions and cheeky comedy with a young, energetic, enthusiastic magician and what do you get? 'Miraculous Magic' is a brand-new magical experience for children and is guaranteed to create laughs and gasps. Top magician Danny Lee Grew will turn audience members into princesses and ask them to guess what's inside his sandwich. Mr Ted, the magical teddy bear, makes a special appearance and you will be amazed when Danny performs the world-famous glass and bottle illusion. Saturday 19th May at 2pm. Tickets £9.50 from www.southendtheatres.org.uk. Venue: Palace Theatre, 430 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 9LA (Map). www.dannyleegrew.com.

 

Christian Gambin: The Gentleman Cheater - Nadler Soho Hotel, London

25th May

From the organisers: His life: the game! His passion: winning! His pleasure: cheating! When the cards start burning his hands, every trick becomes a new challenge. Do you enjoy close-up magic? You will love playing against him! Come and have fun in an interactive show. Christian Gambin, a stunning magician, award winning magician, World FISM and French Magic Champion, plays for the first time in London's West End. An expert in close-up magic and a stunning magician. The nearer you are, the less you can see! Come and see his sleight of hand and let dreams come true... The last Friday of the month at 7.30pm to June 2018. Tickets: £49.50. Nadler Soho Hotel, 10 Carlisle Street, London W1D 3BR. For more information and to book visit www.magicentertainmentlondon.co.uk.

 

British Ring Picnic - Little Theatre, Leicester

27th May

Geoffrey Newton PRO writes: Following on from the success of the President’s Dinner Weekend at Wookey Hole, the IBM British Ring takes on another activity. The event, known as the ‘picnic’ has been off the scene for a while and is being brought back for 2018. It will take place at the Little Theatre in Leicester on Sunday 27th May (the Bank Holiday Weekend) and will run throughout the day. Mel Harvey and Andy Storm will be appearing along with others to be announced. There will be close-up, a competition and a buffet lunch. All this for just £7 (£5 children). Tickets may be booked on 01827 912305 or email thesootyshow@gmail.com. Numbers are needed to be known for catering purposes. Pay on the door (cash only). President Richard Cadell looks forward to meeting you all. Come and enjoy a magic social in the heart of Leicester. The theatre is very close to train and bus stations. Several hotels are in the vicinity with parking facilities close by. It has all the makings of an inexpensive day out where you can meet up with your magical friends. What are you waiting for? Sooty awaits your call or email.

 

Aaron Calvert: Awaken - UK Tour

June Dates

Following sell-out shows in 2016 and 2017, and fresh from filming a highly anticipated show for Channel 4, Aaron Calvert is heading out on tour to read your minds and showcase his extraordinary hypnotic abilities. Aaron unlocks the potential of the human mind, demonstrating inexplicable hypnotic feats, live on stage. Trained as a doctor, Aaron combines his medical background with his mastery of suggestion and showmanship to push the boundaries of what people can, and will do - making this show a truly unforgettable experience.
"A talented showman that will leave you baffled" ★★★★★ Daily Mail
"Moments that made me gasp I can't stop thinking about" ★★★★ Broadway Baby

"The master of psychology in a jaw-dropping spectacle" ★★★★★ The Upcoming

Date: 1st June - 8pm
Tickets: www.swindontheatres.co.uk
Venue: SWINDON Arts Centre
The Arts Centre, Devizes Road, Old Town, Swindon SN1 4BJ
Act website: www.aaroncalvert.com

Date: 8th June - 7.15pm
Tickets: www.ents24.com
Venue: LEEK Foxlowe Arts Centre
Stockwell St, Leek ST13 6AD
Act website: www.aaroncalvert.com

Date: 20th June - 8pm
Tickets: www.junction.co.uk
Venue: CAMBRIDGE The Junction
Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX
Act website: www.aaroncalvert.com

 

Scottish Young Magician of the Year

2nd June

Kenny Kerr writes: After moving the competition (from the 3rd June to the 10th June), it has now been necessary to move it, once again, due to further problems with the venue in Falkirk. It is now being held in Mosspark Baptist Church, 155 Corkerhill Road, Glasgow G52 1PG (Map), the Venue which Glasgow Magic Circle currently use for their meetings, on Saturday 2nd June at 1.30pm. As a result of this, the SAMS Delegates Meeting / AGM will also be moved to this date to keep everything together and that will start at 10.30am. Entrants for the competition should be under 18 years of age on the date of the competition – 2nd June 2018. The closing date for entrants is Sunday 29th April 2018 (SAMS Convention weekend). Please contact Graeme Taylor emearg112@hotmail.com 07539 662825 for more info, or to enter the competition.

 

Derren Brown: Underground - UK Tour

June Dates

Derren Brown, the multi award winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, is taking his latest sensational show Underground on tour in 2018, in both the UK and Ireland. Derren said: "Underground was originally written for audiences in other countries who hadn’t seen me before. It meant finessing and revisiting past pieces and seeing them with fresh eyes. I sat down with my two co-writers and directors and we thought 'What would make the best possible Derren Brown show?' None of us were sure what the UK would make of it, but the resulting show felt so good, and met with such a great response when warming it up in London, that we decided to tour it. The reviews have been astonishing, and people who’ve seen all the shows have said they love being surprised by them again, and those who don’t know me so well are getting to see the best material for the first time. It’s a huge, huge joy to perform."

 

This is the second leg of the Underground tour, direct from the West End production at the Playhouse Theatre, which ran for thirty-five packed out performances in September and October 2017. Derren Brown: Underground is presented by Michael Vine, Andrew O’Connor, Derren Brown and Paul Sandler for Vaudeville Productions Ltd. and David Binder. It is directed by Andrew O’Connor and Andy Nyman, and written by Andy Nyman, Andrew O’Connor and Derren Brown.


June 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
June 11, 12,13, Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth
June 15, 16, Orchard Theatre, Dartford
June 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, Theatre Royal, Norwich
June 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

 

See www.derrenbrown.co.uk for more info and to book.

 

At Home with The Magic Circle - London

5th June
An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. You'll learn about the history of magic and The Magic Circle itself and get to witness amazing close-up conjuring during the Parlour Magic Shows and a magical stage show as part of this highly entertaining evening. Doors open at 7pm and the event finishes at around 10pm. You'll be able to enjoy a drink in the Club Room bar and browse the treasures of The Magic Circle Museum before the magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval you'll have further opportunity to explore our fabulous headquarters before it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle Theatre to finish off your evening. Arrive early to enjoy your magical night out.

 

Tuesday 5th June.

Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under-14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £50 for premium seats, £36.00 for individuals or £30 for groups of 20 or more plus transaction fee.

Tickets available from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.
Suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.
Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

Magic History Gathering - The Magic Circle, London

9th June

For anyone interested in the history of magic, this really is a very special event. Open to both members and non-members of The Magic Circle, the speakers are: Peter Brunning on Jardine Ellis, Andi Gladwin on Edward G. Brown, Richard Evans on The Pinchbecks, Richard Kaufman on Cliff Green professional card magician, Barry Murray will show a film of A Cavalcade of Conjurers, Kobe Van Herwegan on Suzy Wandas the lady with the fairy fingers, Laura London will talk about Talma, and Paul Kieve on Servais Le Roy. Relatives of Servais Leroy and Talma will be attending. The day will conclude with a table sale of collectable books. The sale is only open to those attending The History Gathering. The cost of the day is £40 which includes morning coffee, afternoon tea and a substantial buffet lunch. Saturday, 9th June. Doors open at 9.45am for coffee and the first speaker will be at 10.45am. The day will finish by 6.30pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance from The Magic Circle website www.themagiccircle.co.uk. It is not possible to pay for admission at the door. Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map).

 

The Summer Social for Magicians and Cardists - Reading

11th June

A free one-day Event on Monday 11th June, from 11.30am - 11.30pm. Organiser Richard John writes: There will be Mini Lectures during the day time, with the use of a projector and camera. You will be able to learn some amazing new things from your peers. If you want to host a 15-20 minute lecture get in touch! hello@richardjohn.london. We will, for the first time at these events, be putting a tab behind the bar. We want to thank you for coming, that's why the first drink is free and there will be a selection of canapés on offer throughout the day. If you haven't been to one of these days yet, I'm sure you know someone who has, and that they are not to be forgotten. For the people who attended Yateley, Bristol or Reading before we look forward to seeing you again, for first timers, we look forward to welcoming you. Monday June 11th 2018, 11.30am to 11.30pm. Visit facebook.com/events/815171392003993/ for more info and to register your interest.

 

Leamington & Warwick Magic Society Day of Magic

13th June

John Needham writes: The Leamington Day of Magic this year is on Wednesday 13th June at the  Cubbington Sports & Social Club, Windmill Hill, Cubbington, Leamington Spa CV32 7LN (Map). The main lectures have been booked and include: Kieron Johnson, Mark Shortland and Etienne Pradier. The day officially starts on the Tuesday evening (12th June) at 7pm, opening with a dealer dem from Saturn Magic at 8pm for local magicians or those that travel up the day before. Tickets are priced at £25 pre-paid or £30 on the door, which includes breakfast for early arrivals, lunch and weather permitting an evening BBQ. In the evening Mark Shortland will perform on stage and we also have the Midlands Champion of Champions Close-up Competition. Full details and up to date information can be found on the club website www.lawms.wordpress.com.

 

Christian Gambin: The Gentleman Cheater - Nadler Soho Hotel, London

29th June

From the organisers: His life: the game! His passion: winning! His pleasure: cheating! When the cards start burning his hands, every trick becomes a new challenge. Do you enjoy close-up magic? You will love playing against him! Come and have fun in an interactive show. Christian Gambin, a stunning magician, award winning magician, World FISM and French Magic Champion, plays for the first time in London's West End. An expert in close-up magic and a stunning magician. The nearer you are, the less you can see! Come and see his sleight of hand and let dreams come true... The last Friday of the month at 7.30pm to June 2018. Tickets: £49.50. Nadler Soho Hotel, 10 Carlisle Street, London W1D 3BR. For more information and to book visit www.magicentertainmentlondon.co.uk.

 

Derren Brown: Underground - UK Tour

July Dates

Derren Brown, the multi award winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, is taking his latest sensational show Underground on tour in 2018, in both the UK and Ireland. Derren said: "Underground was originally written for audiences in other countries who hadn’t seen me before. It meant finessing and revisiting past pieces and seeing them with fresh eyes. I sat down with my two co-writers and directors and we thought 'What would make the best possible Derren Brown show?' None of us were sure what the UK would make of it, but the resulting show felt so good, and met with such a great response when warming it up in London, that we decided to tour it. The reviews have been astonishing, and people who’ve seen all the shows have said they love being surprised by them again, and those who don’t know me so well are getting to see the best material for the first time. It’s a huge, huge joy to perform."

 

This is the second leg of the Underground tour, direct from the West End production at the Playhouse Theatre, which ran for thirty-five packed out performances in September and October 2017. Derren Brown: Underground is presented by Michael Vine, Andrew O’Connor, Derren Brown and Paul Sandler for Vaudeville Productions Ltd. and David Binder. It is directed by Andrew O’Connor and Andy Nyman, and written by Andy Nyman, Andrew O’Connor and Derren Brown.


July 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

See www.derrenbrown.co.uk for more info and to book.

 

Jay Adkins: Mind Magician - Stourport

13th July

From the promoters: Jay Adkins: Mind Magician is a live audience show combining cutting edge mentalism and mind magic. Audience members will be involved in the show from the very start and blown-away by the mind reading demonstrations, leaving you asking "how is this possible? He can make even the non-believers question themselves."  Clever. Intriguing. Humorous and Brilliant! These are words used to describe Jay Adkins as he leaves his audience mesmerised, engaged and amused, with his naturally charming and entertaining style of stage mentalism, close-up magic and delightful deception. Combining psychological mind-manipulation together with magic and comedy, Jay brings a fresh vitality to the genre of mentalism. His inimitable style combined with memory feats that stun and amaze, Jay uses psychology, showmanship, hypnosis, suggestion and cold reading to captivate and engage his audience. Friday 13th July at 7.30pm at The Civic Hall, Stourport-on-Severn, Martins Way, Stourport DY13 8UJ (Map). Tickets via www.thecivicstourport.co.uk.

 

Aaron Calvert: Awaken - UK Tour

July Dates

Following sell-out shows in 2016 and 2017, and fresh from filming a highly anticipated show for Channel 4, Aaron Calvert is heading out on tour to read your minds and showcase his extraordinary hypnotic abilities. Aaron unlocks the potential of the human mind, demonstrating inexplicable hypnotic feats, live on stage. Trained as a doctor, Aaron combines his medical background with his mastery of suggestion and showmanship to push the boundaries of what people can, and will do - making this show a truly unforgettable experience.
"A talented showman that will leave you baffled" ★★★★★ Daily Mail
"Moments that made me gasp I can't stop thinking about" ★★★★ Broadway Baby

"The master of psychology in a jaw-dropping spectacle" ★★★★★ The Upcoming

 

Date: 13th July - 8pm
Tickets: www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk
Venue: BEDFORD Corn Exchange
St Paul's Square, Bedford, MK40 1SL
Act website: www.aaroncalvert.com

Date: 20th July - 8pm
Tickets: www.atgtickets.com
Venue: AYLESBURY Waterside Theatre
Exchange St, Aylesbury HP20 1UG
Act website: www.aaroncalvert.com

 

Christian Gambin: The Gentleman Cheater - Nadler Soho Hotel, London

27th July

From the organisers: His life: the game! His passion: winning! His pleasure: cheating! When the cards start burning his hands, every trick becomes a new challenge. Do you enjoy close-up magic? You will love playing against him! Come and have fun in an interactive show. Christian Gambin, a stunning magician, award winning magician, World FISM and French Magic Champion, plays for the first time in London's West End. An expert in close-up magic and a stunning magician. The nearer you are, the less you can see! Come and see his sleight of hand and let dreams come true... The last Friday of the month at 7.30pm to June 2018. Tickets: £49.50. Nadler Soho Hotel, 10 Carlisle Street, London W1D 3BR. For more information and to book visit www.magicentertainmentlondon.co.uk.

 

Pete Firman 'Marvels' - UK Tour

August Dates

Marvels, which will open at the Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells on 21st September 2018 and conclude at Totton’s Hanger Farm Arts Centre on 10th November 2018 and also includes a run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, promises to be his most astonishing show yet. Expect to be mesmerised by Pete's acclaimed blend of laugh-out-loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic, as he presents a truly unique live theatre experience. ‘The UK's leading comedy magician' (Time Out) has numerous television appearances under his belt, including ITV1's Tonight at the London Palladium, The Next Great Magician, BBC One's Let’s Sing & Dance for Comic Relief, The John Bishop Show, The Magicians and The Sarah Millican Television Programme. He also presented Pete Firman’s World of Magic for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Pete Firman said: “I’m thrilled to be hitting the road again with a brand new bag of tricks! Performing magic on television is brilliant, but it really should be experienced live and right in front of your eyes in a theatre. I’ve spent the last year and a bit working on new ways to drop jaws and tickle ribs. I can’t wait to get started!” (Photo: Karla Gowlett). Tickets available via www.petefirman.co.uk.

1st - 26th Aug Edinburgh Fringe

 

Magic Cruise

11th August

Magic takes to the high seas in August when a host of top magicians entertain on Cruise & Maritime's luxurious flagship Columbus, during a magic-themed 13-night cruise from Tilbury, London to St Petersburg, departing August 11th. This family-friendly round trip, featuring gala shows and workshops, stars John Archer, Paul Wilson, The Great Nardini and baffling double act Fifth Dimension and Malin. For details call 0844 963 0000 or visit www.cruiseandmaritime.com. Neil Bonner, showbiz cruise ship lecturer and member of the Wolverhampton Circle of Magicians.

 

Family Festival of Magic - St. Georges Theatre and Plaza, Great Yarmouth

21st, 22nd August

From the organisers: Following a highly successful first year, we will once again be presenting the Family Festival of Magic in Great Yarmouth on Tuesday 21st August and Wednesday 22nd August from 11am to 6.30pm, culminating in a spectacular stage show at 7.30pm on the Wednesday evening. We have a great line up of magical talent including top Illusionists Amethyst (Danny Hunt and Stephanie Clarke), the Victorian Magic of Chris North and Belinda, the Comedy Magic of Olly Day, the Award Winning Oliver Tabor and many more. If you are a magician or involved in the allied arts and would like to be involved, please email thegathering@mail.com to find out more.


Last year we attracted 5000+ people over the 2 days and this year hope to improve on that figure. The events will be held in the theatre and outside on the plaza stage. We also have circus workshops, close-up magic, illusionists and a fantastic ventriloquist, our very own Paul Henri with George the Monkey causing fun and mayhem over the two days. Most of the events are free to the public and with this fast becoming an annual event in Great Yarmouth, is well publicised on the Tourist Board website as well as on local radio, festival and theatre websites. Please call Kyle Sarocen on 07982 819737 for any further information - www.magicfestival.co.uk.

 

Jonathan Royle's ESP - Byline Festival

24th August

From the organisers: Bizarre comedy mind reader and belly button reading psychic entertainer Jonathan Royle has just been added to the line up of artistes, comedians and bands performing at the Byline Festival. He will present his 45 minute show "Egg, Sausage & Peas" in the Forest Forum to over a 1,000 people on Friday 24th August. Other names appearing include: Alexi Sayle, Hugh Grant, The Priscillas, The Blow Monkeys, Fly Circus from New Orleans, and comedy legend John Cleese among numerous others. Full details of this 4 day event are at www.bylinefestival.com.

 

Christian Gambin: The Gentleman Cheater - Nadler Soho Hotel, London

31st August

From the organisers: His life: the game! His passion: winning! His pleasure: cheating! When the cards start burning his hands, every trick becomes a new challenge. Do you enjoy close-up magic? You will love playing against him! Come and have fun in an interactive show. Christian Gambin, a stunning magician, award winning magician, World FISM and French Magic Champion, plays for the first time in London's West End. An expert in close-up magic and a stunning magician. The nearer you are, the less you can see! Come and see his sleight of hand and let dreams come true... The last Friday of the month at 7.30pm to June 2018. Tickets: £49.50. Nadler Soho Hotel, 10 Carlisle Street, London W1D 3BR. For more information and to book visit www.magicentertainmentlondon.co.uk.

 

At Home with The Magic Circle - London

September Dates
An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. You'll learn about the history of magic and The Magic Circle itself and get to witness amazing close-up conjuring during the Parlour Magic Shows and a magical stage show as part of this highly entertaining evening. Doors open at 7pm and the event finishes at around 10pm. You'll be able to enjoy a drink in the Club Room bar and browse the treasures of The Magic Circle Museum before the magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval you'll have further opportunity to explore our fabulous headquarters before it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle Theatre to finish off your evening. Arrive early to enjoy your magical night out.

 

Tuesdays 4th and 18th September.

Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under-14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £50 for premium seats, £36.00 for individuals or £30 for groups of 20 or more plus transaction fee.

Tickets available from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.
Suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.
Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

Pete Firman 'Marvels' - UK Tour

September Dates

Marvels, which will open at the Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells on 21st September 2018 and conclude at Totton’s Hanger Farm Arts Centre on 10th November 2018 and also includes a run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, promises to be his most astonishing show yet. Expect to be mesmerised by Pete's acclaimed blend of laugh-out-loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic, as he presents a truly unique live theatre experience. ‘The UK's leading comedy magician' (Time Out) has numerous television appearances under his belt, including ITV1's Tonight at the London Palladium, The Next Great Magician, BBC One's Let’s Sing & Dance for Comic Relief, The John Bishop Show, The Magicians and The Sarah Millican Television Programme. He also presented Pete Firman’s World of Magic for BBC Radio 4 Extra.


Pete Firman said: “I’m thrilled to be hitting the road again with a brand new bag of tricks! Performing magic on television is brilliant, but it really should be experienced live and right in front of your eyes in a theatre. I’ve spent the last year and a bit working on new ways to drop jaws and tickle ribs. I can’t wait to get started!” (Photo: Karla Gowlett). Tickets available via www.petefirman.co.uk.
 

21 Sep Tunbridge Wells • Trinity Theatre
22 Sep Swindon • Arts Centre
23 Sep Durham • Gala Theatre
26 Sep Bromsgrove • Artrix
27 Sep Fareham • Ashcroft Arts Centre
28 Sep Corby • The Cube
29 Sep Crawley • The Hawth
30 Sep Salford • The Lowry

 

Jamie Raven 'Making Magic' - UK Tour

September Dates
Lee Martin for Gag Reflex in association with InterTalent Rights Group proudly present Jamie Raven Making Magic UK Tour 2018. Britain’s Got Talent Finalist, Jamie Raven, is proud to announce the UK tour of his brand new show, Making Magic – a look at how magicians do what they do. Why does magic work? How are our hearts fooled into believing something that our brains know simply can’t be true? Making Magic will culminate in a random member of the audience, with absolutely no performing experience whatsoever, being turned into a magician in order to perform the final trick of the show live on stage with Jamie!


Venue: Lancaster Grand LANCASTER
Dates: Monday, 24th September
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 01524 64695
Online: www.lancastergrand.co.uk

Venue: Theatre Royal WAKEFIELD
Dates: Wednesday, 26th September
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 01924 211 311
Online: www.theatreroyalwakefield.co.uk

Venue: Dancehouse MANCHESTER
Dates: Thursday, 27th September
Time: 8.00pm
Box office: 0161 237 9753
Online: www.thedancehouse.co.uk

Venue: Northwhich Memorial Court NORTHWHICH
Dates: Friday, 28th September
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 0333 666 3366
Online: www.brioleisure.org/what-we-offer/entertainment

Venue: Tyne Theatre NEWCASTLE
Dates: Saturday, 29th September
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 0844 2491 000
Online: www.tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk

 

Jamie Raven 'Making Magic' - UK Tour

October Dates
Lee Martin for Gag Reflex in association with InterTalent Rights Group proudly present Jamie Raven Making Magic UK Tour 2018. Britain’s Got Talent Finalist, Jamie Raven, is proud to announce the UK tour of his brand new show, Making Magic – a look at how magicians do what they do. Why does magic work? How are our hearts fooled into believing something that our brains know simply can’t be true? Making Magic will culminate in a random member of the audience, with absolutely no performing experience whatsoever, being turned into a magician in order to perform the final trick of the show live on stage with Jamie!


Venue: Playhouse NORWICH
Dates: Monday, 1st and Tuesday, 2nd October
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 01603 598 598
Online: www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk

Venue: Marina Theatre LOWESTOFT
Dates: Wednesday, 3rd October
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 01502 533 200
Online: www.marinetheatre.co.uk

Venue: Churchill Theatre BROMLEY
Dates: Thursday, 4th October
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 020 3285 6000
Online: www.churchilltheatre.co.uk

Venue: Dorking Hall DORKING
Dates: Friday, 5th October
Time: 8.00pm
Box office: 01306 881 717
Online: www.dorkinghalls.co.uk

Venue: Camberley Theatre CAMBERLEY
Dates: Sunday, 7th October
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 01276 707 600
Online: www.camberleytheatre.biz

Venue: The Palace SOUTHEND
Dates: Monday, 8th October
Time: 8.00pm
Box office: 01702 351 135
Online: www.southendtheatres.org.uk

Venue: Corn Exchange KINGS LYNN
Dates: Wednesday, 10th October
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 01553 764 864
Online: www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk

Venue: Beck Theatre HAYES
Dates: Thursday, 11th October
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 020 8561 8371
Online: www.becktheatre.org.uk

Venue: Magnet Leisure Centre MAIDENHEAD
Dates: Saturday, 13th October
Time: 8.00pm
Box office: 01628 685 316
Online: www.leisurecentre.com/magnet-leisure-centre

Venue: Alban Arena ST ALBANS
Dates: Monday, 15th October
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 01727 844 488
Online: www.alban-arena.co.uk

Venue: Haymarket BASINGSTOKE
Dates: Tuesday, 16th October
Time: 8.00pm
Box office: 01256 844 244
Online: www.anvilarts.org.uk/whats-on/Jamie-raven-0

Venue: Theatre Royal MARGATE
Dates: Wednesday, 17th October
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 01843 292 795
Online: www.theatreroyalmargate.com

Venue: Corn Exchange NEWBURY
Dates: Friday, 19th October
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 0845 5218 218
Online: www.cornexchangenew.com

Venue: Ferneham Hall FAREHAM
Dates: Saturday, 20th October
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 01329 231 942
Online: www.fernehamhall.co.uk

Venue: Wycombe Swan HIGH WYCOMBE
Dates: Sunday, 21st October
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 01494 512 000
Online: www.wycombeswan.co.uk

Venue: Hexagon READING
Dates: Monday, 22nd October
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 0118 960 6060
Online: www.readingarts.com

Venue: Grove Theartre DUNSTABLE
Dates: Tuesday, 23rd October
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 01582 60 20 80
Online: www.grovetheatre.co.uk

 

Pete Firman 'Marvels' - UK Tour

October Dates

Marvels, which will open at the Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells on 21st September 2018 and conclude at Totton’s Hanger Farm Arts Centre on 10th November 2018 and also includes a run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, promises to be his most astonishing show yet. Expect to be mesmerised by Pete's acclaimed blend of laugh-out-loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic, as he presents a truly unique live theatre experience. ‘The UK's leading comedy magician' (Time Out) has numerous television appearances under his belt, including ITV1's Tonight at the London Palladium, The Next Great Magician, BBC One's Let’s Sing & Dance for Comic Relief, The John Bishop Show, The Magicians and The Sarah Millican Television Programme. He also presented Pete Firman’s World of Magic for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Pete Firman said: “I’m thrilled to be hitting the road again with a brand new bag of tricks! Performing magic on television is brilliant, but it really should be experienced live and right in front of your eyes in a theatre. I’ve spent the last year and a bit working on new ways to drop jaws and tickle ribs. I can’t wait to get started!” (Photo: Karla Gowlett). Tickets available via www.petefirman.co.uk.

03 Oct Potters Bar • The Wyllyotts Theatre
04 Oct Aldershot • West End Centre
05 Oct Shrewsbury • Theatre Severn
06 Oct Kendal • Brewery Arts Centre
11 Oct Reading • South Street Arts Centre
12 Oct Cambridge • The Junction
13 Oct New Milton • Forest Arts Centre
14 Oct Portsmouth • The Wedgewood Rooms
18 Oct Scarborough • The Stephen Joseph Theatre
19 Oct Leeds • City Varieties
20 Oct Stockton • Arc
25 Oct Birmingham • The Mac
26 Oct Barnsley • The Civic
27 Oct Chorley • The Little Theatre

 

Exonian Magical Society One Day Convention

5th October

Ozzy Dee writes: The Exonian Magical Society can announce we will be having our 1 Day Convention on the 5th October. This will be Friday, which is a brave thing to do, to break with the mould, but thought we would like to be different. It will include all the usual features of a convention, plus a 3 course meal all included in the price. More details in the future www.exonianmagicalsociety.co.uk.

 

At Home with The Magic Circle - London

October Dates
An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. You'll learn about the history of magic and The Magic Circle itself and get to witness amazing close-up conjuring during the Parlour Magic Shows and a magical stage show as part of this highly entertaining evening. Doors open at 7pm and the event finishes at around 10pm. You'll be able to enjoy a drink in the Club Room bar and browse the treasures of The Magic Circle Museum before the magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval you'll have further opportunity to explore our fabulous headquarters before it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle Theatre to finish off your evening. Arrive early to enjoy your magical night out.

 

Tuesdays 9th and 23rd October.

Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under-14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £50 for premium seats, £36.00 for individuals or £30 for groups of 20 or more plus transaction fee.

Tickets available from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.
Suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.
Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

Pete Firman 'Marvels' - UK Tour

November Dates

Marvels, which will open at the Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells on 21st September 2018 and conclude at Totton’s Hanger Farm Arts Centre on 10th November 2018 and also includes a run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, promises to be his most astonishing show yet. Expect to be mesmerised by Pete's acclaimed blend of laugh-out-loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic, as he presents a truly unique live theatre experience. ‘The UK's leading comedy magician' (Time Out) has numerous television appearances under his belt, including ITV1's Tonight at the London Palladium, The Next Great Magician, BBC One's Let’s Sing & Dance for Comic Relief, The John Bishop Show, The Magicians and The Sarah Millican Television Programme. He also presented Pete Firman’s World of Magic for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Pete Firman said: “I’m thrilled to be hitting the road again with a brand new bag of tricks! Performing magic on television is brilliant, but it really should be experienced live and right in front of your eyes in a theatre. I’ve spent the last year and a bit working on new ways to drop jaws and tickle ribs. I can’t wait to get started!” (Photo: Karla Gowlett). Tickets available via www.petefirman.co.uk.

02 Nov Camberley • Camberley Theatre
03 Nov Norwich • Norwich Playhouse
06 Nov Colchester • Colchester Arts Centre
09 Nov Didcot • Cornerstone
10 Nov Totton • Hanger Farm Arts Centre

 

At Home with The Magic Circle - London

November Dates
An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. You'll learn about the history of magic and The Magic Circle itself and get to witness amazing close-up conjuring during the Parlour Magic Shows and a magical stage show as part of this highly entertaining evening. Doors open at 7pm and the event finishes at around 10pm. You'll be able to enjoy a drink in the Club Room bar and browse the treasures of The Magic Circle Museum before the magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval you'll have further opportunity to explore our fabulous headquarters before it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle Theatre to finish off your evening. Arrive early to enjoy your magical night out.

 

Tuesdays 6th, 13th and 20th November.

Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under-14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £50 for premium seats, £36.00 for individuals or £30 for groups of 20 or more plus transaction fee.

Tickets available from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.
Suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.
Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

 
 

 
 

Blackpool Magic Convention

15th, 16th & 17th February

Starting with the Thursday Mega Auction on 14th February. The main convention dates are: Friday 15th to Sunday 17th February 2019. To register visit www.blackpoolmagic.com.

 

 
 

Wessex Magical Association Convention 2019

7th April

Sunday 7th April 2019. Venue: The Hub, Verwood, Dorset BH31 7QE (Map). www.wmagic.uk.

 

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