Phil Hitchcock - Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the London Palladium

December Dates

It’s an all-star cast in a multi-million pound QDOS Entertainments production. Phil has designed new illusions for the production including an outstanding version of his award-winning bird act. He's also created an mind blowing version of his floating fireball with a spectacular finale! Inspired by Siegfried & Roy and with thanks to Alpha, this is an exclusive illusion that is wowing audiences twice daily. The show is receiving rave reviews and has almost sold-out for the 5 week run. www.lwtheatres.co.uk

 

Magic Goes Wrong - Vaudeville Theatre, London

December Dates

Created with magicians Penn & Teller, Mischief Theatre conjure up an evening of grand illusion. In the next 'Goes Wrong' comedy to hit the West End, the original Mischief company play a hapless gang of magicians presenting a charity event. As the accidents spiral out of control, so does their fundraising target... Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London WC2 from 14th December 2019 to 15th March 2020. For more information and to book visit www.mischieftheatre.co.uk.

 

The Magic Circle Christmas Show - London

20th-30th December

From The Magic Circle: The Magic Circle Christmas Show is our annual fund raising event featuring family entertainment. The show is for families so arrive when the doors open to make the most of your experience at The Magic Circle. The museum will be open prior to each show and magicians will be mixing with the audience. The matinee performance (2.30pm show time) should be finished by 5pm and the evening show (6.30pm show time) by 9.30pm. The Magic Circle has a fully stocked bar with soft drinks for children and adult refreshments. Confectionary is also available and there are a large selection of restaurants near The Magic Circle. See www.themagiccircle.co.uk for full details and to book.

 

Children’s Magic Show - London

27th December

From the organisers: Let your children enjoy the magic of Christmas! With top children’s entertainer Colonel Custard, and the fabulous magic and dance act of Megan Swann. Tickets: £7 children £9 adults from www.conjuringatthecourt.com. The show starts at 2.30pm and runs to 4pm with an interval. It’s in the lovely function room of the Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, West Ealing, London W13 8PH (Map). Just 12 minutes from Central London; take the West Ealing train from Paddington and the hotel is 2 minutes walk from the station.

 

Conjuring at the Court - London

27th December

From the organisers: Enjoy Christmas with mystery and fun from Carl Pettman, Paul Megram, Stephen Barry, and the balletic magic of Megan Swann. Compere Russell Levinson. Tickets still only £11 from www.conjuringatthecourt.com. 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). Just 12 minutes from Central London; take the West Ealing train from Paddington and the pub is 2 minutes walk from the station. Parking is free from 6.30pm.

 

Circus 1903, UK and Ireland Tour

December Dates

Experience the fun and daredevil entertainment of a turn-of-the-century circus. The show includes sensational life-sized elephants stunningly created by puppeteers from War Horse, putting elephants back in the ring as never before. The circus boasts a huge cast of jaw-dropping and dangerous acts from all corners of the globe. Featuring acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, trapeze and high-wire performers and more, this show captivates and transports audiences of all ages to the golden age of circus. David Williamson returns as the Ringmaster in this exciting new production.

Royal Festival Hall 19th December – 30th December

Also see www.circus1903.com.

 

'The Illusioneer' presents 'The Magic of Christmas' - London

18th December

From the organisers: The show brings together some of London's most talented magicians for a full evening of sophisticated entertainment. It's a cornucopia of magic: close up, parlour and casino trickery, as well as an opportunity to enjoy magic puzzles and mystery. Before the show, guests will have the chance to explore the manor, to indulge at the bar and to unwind in a glamorous setting. Doors and bar open from 6pm to 12 midnight; the show will start at 8pm. Duration approximately 2 hours 30 minutes including short intervals. Food available from the bar. Car Parking available. Tickets and more info via www.theillusioneer.co.uk or www.eventbrite.co.uk. Venue: Belair House, Gallery Road, West Dulwich, London SE21 7AB (Map).

 

Magic at Christmas with Paul Ormonde - The Quays Shopping Centre, Newry

21st December

From the organisers: Paul Ormonde will be appearing at Eddie Rockets, The Quays Shopping Centre, Newry, N. Ireland on Saturday 21st December from 2pm - 4pm. He will perform close-up magic for Christmas shoppers. The Magic of Christmas will include something for all ages when Paul Ormonde, a Member of The Magic Circle London, will demonstrate the visually impossible. Don't let this opportunity to see him disappear!

 

Tenth MagicFest - Edinburgh

27th December to 5th January

Kevin Quantum, magician and festival organiser, said: “We’re so proud to unveil the 10th annual MagicFest and we think the lineup is the best yet – with mind-blowing entertainment over Christmas and Hogmanay. We’ll have shows for adults and for families, plus our ever popular Magic School – which is just for kids. And the entertainment all comes courtesy of some of the most impressive magicians, illusionists and mind-readers.”


Svetlana McMahon, festival producer, added: “We’re particularly excited to unveil the new productions like Hogmanay House - a key event in Scotland’s Winter Festivals programme. It’s a chance to discover weird and wonderful Scottish traditions presented by magicians, musicians and storytellers while exploring the opulent rooms, secret passages and hidden chambers of Lauriston Castle.”


The festival takes place from 27th December to 5th January and the attractions include:


• The Opening Night Christmas Gala: An eclectic mix of the weird and the wonderful including Harthill-local-cum-Vegas-headliner Colin Cloud and Magic Circle Young Magician of the Year Adam Black. Enjoy a multitude of breath-taking illusions from top magicians and the most talented newcomers.


• Hogmanay House: A magical “First Foot” adventure at Lauriston Castle – escape the dreich winter weather, join us for a dram or a hot chocolate and make merry as musicians, magicians and storytellers celebrate the magic and origins of Hogmanay. Featuring world-class card magician Lewis Barlow, singer/songwriter Ainsley Hamill, mind reader Drew McAdam, silver-tongued storyteller Jock Ferguson, and more.


• You Are Magic: Huge fun for children and families. A magic show conjured up from thin air where the audience become the stars – do you have the skill to saw someone in half and put them back together again? Packed with thrilling illusions, spooky mind reading, stunning sleight of hand, and death-defying escapes. Presented by the Magic Gareth and Michelle Ferguson and written by YouTube star Professor Richard Wiseman.


• Kevin Quantum “Anti-Gravity”: Enter a space where the rules of gravity are bent and broken. Impossible illusions and levitations in a ★★★★★ show mixing science, comedy and magic, brought to you by Scotland’s own magician-scientist hybrid Kevin Quantum. Winner of the “Best Magic” award at the Adelaide Fringe 2018.


• Comedy Magic Club: Have your mind blown and laugh yourself silly with the funniest, scariest, and freakiest, conjured for your delight in our magic comedy club for ages 16+. Featuring Elliot Bibby, Luke Eaton, Cammy Young, Cammy Gibson, Dan Bastianelli and special guests.


• Magic School: Now enrolling young sorcerers aged 7-10 can to learn magic tricks from professional magicians then astound your family and friends. Join a one-off session or a four-day course with a show for parents as the grand finale. Led by magician and Magic School headmaster Gary James.


• Tricky Ricky “Christmas Madness”: The four-times winner of Scottish ‘Children’s Entertainer of the Year’ Tricky Ricky takes you on a magical festive journey. Prepare to be amused and amazed in a fast-paced, nutty, comedic and chaotic magic show for kids aged from 1 to 101!


• The Power of Perspective: An Exhibition of photographic Illusions presented by the Rock Trust, illusion expert Professor Richard Wiseman and MagicFest. Enjoy the illusions at the Scottish Storytelling Centre and then see how they were created at the Museum of Edinburgh.


This year Edinburgh International Magic Festival is moving from its usual summer dates to winter due to the tremendous popularity of the MagicFest Christmas Show which they have run for the past three years. For full details of all our events and activities see www.magicfest.co.uk and also see the YouTube trailer.

 

Magic at The Hilton - Southampton

28th December

From the organisers: Special, magical, black-tie events featuring Etienne Pradier, Ryan Hayashi, Brendan Rodrigues, Paul Martin, Edward Askham-Spencer, Steel Johnson, Josh King, Ole Gold and the stunning vocals of Ashya Roberts. Plus a special secret Britain's Got Talent performer! People can expect a red carpet reception, three courses of fine dining, close-up magic and smooth songs from our vocalist throughout the night, culminating in a stage show. This has been set up with fundraising in aid of 'Help for Heroes' and 'Rock 2 Recovery', two veteran charities that do incredible work to support struggling veterans. Our last event at the Grand Café can be seen here: YouTube. Tickets £65.00 - visit www.askham-magic.com for more details and to book.

 

Phil Hitchcock - Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the London Palladium

To 12th January

It’s an all-star cast in a multi-million pound QDOS Entertainments production. Phil has designed new illusions for the production including an outstanding version of his award-winning bird act. He's also created an mind blowing version of his floating fireball with a spectacular finale! Inspired by Siegfried & Roy and with thanks to Alpha, this is an exclusive illusion that is wowing audiences twice daily. The show is receiving rave reviews and has almost sold-out for the 5 week run.

 

Circus 1903, UK and Ireland Tour

January Dates

Experience the fun and daredevil entertainment of a turn-of-the-century circus. The show includes sensational life-sized elephants stunningly created by puppeteers from War Horse, putting elephants back in the ring as never before. The circus boasts a huge cast of jaw-dropping and dangerous acts from all corners of the globe. Featuring acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, trapeze and high-wire performers and more, this show captivates and transports audiences of all ages to the golden age of circus. David Williamson returns as the Ringmaster in this exciting new production.

Royal Festival Hall 1st – 5th January

Also see www.circus1903.com.

 

The Session 2020

10th, 11th, 12th January

The Session is now a three-day event! Starting on Friday lunchtime, and finishing Sunday night, you'll be blown away by the lineup we have arranged for our first ever three-day convention! See David Regal, Laura London, Mike Pisciotta, Michael Vincent, Denis Behr, Peter Clifford, David Williamson, Andrew Goldenhersh, Gustav Kuhn, Harrison Greenbaum, Henry Harrius, Andi Gladwin, Howard Hamburg, Dominic Twose, Will Houstoun, Rory Adams and Paul Wilson (with more names to be announced).
• Never seen before lectures, talks and workshops – we persuade our amazing performers to share their brand new material with you.
• The very best magicians in the world sharing their thoughts and ideas with an eager and appreciative audience.
• Amazing opportunities to session with the stars as well as your friends – we have exclusive use of the hotel bar and conference room.
• Handpicked dealers – just like the products we sell on Vanishing Inc. – we make sure you only get the best of the best in our dealers’ room

• A schedule that is packed with astonishing magic, but also makes time for you to catch up over a beer or coffee with old friends – and make new ones.

Click Here for more information and to book!

 

Luke Baker Magic Attack - Birmingham

17th January

From the promoters: Luke Baker is taking his one man comedy magic stage show "Magic Attack" on tour. In the show Luke will read minds, perform amazing magic and illusions and have everyone in stitches.

January 17th Birmingham Mockingbird Theatre

See  www.lukebakermagic.co.uk/tour.html for more info and tickets.

 

Magic Goes Wrong - Vaudeville Theatre, London

January Dates

Created with magicians Penn & Teller, Mischief Theatre conjure up an evening of grand illusion. In the next 'Goes Wrong' comedy to hit the West End, the original Mischief company play a hapless gang of magicians presenting a charity event. As the accidents spiral out of control, so does their fundraising target... Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London WC2 from 14th December 2019 to 15th March 2020. For more information and to book visit www.mischieftheatre.co.uk.

 

Ben Hart: Wonder - UK Tour

February Dates

Britain’s Got Talent 2019 finalist, West End star and multi award-winning magician Ben Hart is embarking on his debut solo tour. Expect Ben’s most mind-blowing and exciting magic in a show that shines a light on magic, life, the universe and the darkest corners of your imaginations. With the simplest of props, using the objects and minds of the audience, Ben Hart conjures an altogether new kind of magic.


Funny, subversive, often dark and always amazing, Ben has established a reputation for always creating wonderfully alternative magic. At the age of 16 he was awarded the prestigious Young Magician of the Year award by the Magic Circle and is one of the youngest ever members of The Inner Magic Circle (with Gold Star) – the highest level of the famous Magic Circle. He was nominated for the Time Out and Soho Theatre Cabaret Award in 2013. The star of Killer Magic, Ben Hart’s Life Hacks Hoax (both BBC3), Now You See It (BBC1), The One Show, Len Goodman’s Partners in Rhyme and countless other TV appearances in the UK and abroad (his work has taken him to America, Australia, across Europe, The Middle east, Asia and Africa).


When not performing magic, Ben invents, writes, and directs magic tricks and illusions for TV, theatre and film. His ideas have been performed by some of the world's top magicians and he has designed illusions for The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Old Vic, The Globe, The Hampstead Theatre and was the mind behind the acclaimed special effects in the west end production of The Exorcist. Ben has also performed as part of Impossible, one of the world’s biggest magic shows and performed in the West End for two consecutive years with the show.

 

Wednesday 5th February: Eden Court Theatre, Inverness www.eden-court.co.uk
Thursday 6th February: Tivoli Theatre, Aberdeen www.thetivolitheatre.com
Friday 7th February: Webster Theatre, Arbroath www.webstertheatre.co.uk
Saturday 8th February: Dundee Rep, Dundee www.dundeerep.co.uk
Sunday 9th February: Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham www.queenshall.co.uk
Tuesday 11th February: Theatre Royal, Lincoln www.newtheatreroyallincoln.co.uk
Wednesday 12th February: Lowther Pavilion, Lytham St Annes www.lowtherpavilion.co.uk
Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th February: Wilton's Music Hall, London www.wiltons.org.uk
Thursday 20th February: The Theatre, Camberley www.camberleytheatre.biz
Friday 21st February: Public Halls Harpenden www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk
Friday 28th February: The Maltings, Farnham www.farnhammaltings.com

Also see www.benhartmagic.com

 

"It's Magic... Up North!" - Tyne Theatre & Opera House

9th February

An Evening of Magic with Martin Daniels & Chris Cross. From the promoters: Roll up, Roll up! Daniels & Cross are two of the Best Comedy Magicians in the UK - combining quick wit and stand-up comedy with very clever illusions and magic tricks, expect a magical stage performance with plenty of laughs! Suitable for both adults and children.

Chris Cross is The Great Magician of the North and has been performing magic tricks since he was just 10 years old! Now, with over 20 years in the game, this tricky Geordie cheekster has appeared on BBC’s The One Show, CBBC’s The Slammer, performed for The British Royal Family, International Royalty and has amazed many celebrities at many high profile events around the world – including Boy George’s 50th Birthday Party, Alice Cooper’s press conference, Mike Tyson’s sportsmans dinner, on-set for Sir David Jason and backstage magic for The Arctic Monkeys! Cross performed to 2,000 people at The Edinburgh Playhouse in 2019, as a surprise on David Blaine’s show, during Blaine’s first ever UK tour.

Martin Daniels has had a career in show business spanning decades and is the successor of his Dad, the late and very great Paul Daniels. He’s now carrying the flame of the Daniels Magical Dynasty and for the past 20 years has been performing all over the globe on cruise ships. He’s a wonderful comedy magician in his own right – with television appearances throughout the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s on The Paul Daniels Magic Show, and The Les Dennis Laughter Show. He presented TV’s ‘Game for a Laugh’ and he has appeared on The Children’s Royal Variety Show five times. In 2011, Daniels received a standing ovation from American magicians, Penn & Teller, on the hit TV show ‘Fool Us’, where he performed a masterful illusion – fooling everyone in the audience! See them together in the Toon for one night only, book now! Sunday 9th February at Tyne Theatre & Opera House, 117 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4AG www.tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk.

 

Richard Jones: Escape 2020 - UK Tour

February Dates

From the promoters: "Richard Jones was the winner of Britain's Got Talent and is a British Army soldier as well as one of the world’s greatest magicians in The Magic Circle. Having recently had audiences on Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions completely captivated, Richard is extending his sell-out tour of the UK earlier this year. Therefore due to popularity, new dates in 2020 have been announced where the mesmerising Lance Corporal will confirm exactly what made him the stand out act to win Britain’s top talent show in 2016... And still the only magician to have won the show. After gasps of emotion shown on the ITV1 programme, much of the audience this month were reduced to tears when Richard paid tribute to his veteran mentor, Fergus Anckorn – a fellow magician who died last year before his 100th birthday. On his extended tour of Escape, Richard endeavours to break the boundaries of the mind with his ‘magic with meaning’, debuting a further twist on some of his newest, awe-inspiring magic. In heart-warming memory of Fergus, he will be recreating some of his dear friend’s most incredible tricks too - some of which the legendary soldier only ever taught Richard himself."

 

February 14th – Surrey – Camberley Theatre – 01276 707 600
February 28th – The Mansfield Palace Theatre – 01623 633 133
www.richardjonesmagic.co.uk/tour-dates.

 

Magic Goes Wrong - Vaudeville Theatre, London

February Dates

Created with magicians Penn & Teller, Mischief Theatre conjure up an evening of grand illusion. In the next 'Goes Wrong' comedy to hit the West End, the original Mischief company play a hapless gang of magicians presenting a charity event. As the accidents spiral out of control, so does their fundraising target... Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London WC2 from 14th December 2019 to 15th March 2020. For more information and to book visit www.mischieftheatre.co.uk.

 

John Archer Against The Odds - UK Tour

February Dates

Semi-finalist on Britain's Got Talent and support act for Tim Vine on seven UK tours, John Archer finally takes to the stage on his own one man show, Against The Odds. A rare chance to see baffling magic with a dash of comedy thrown in by the man who many consider to be the best comedy magician in the UK today. The first man to fool Penn and Teller on 'Penn and Teller: Fool Us' and a former winner of the prestigious Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year, John Archer has also appeared on BBC1's Tim Vine Travels in Time, Sky 1's Undercover Magic and CBBC's Help My School Teacher Is Magic and Help My School Trip Is Magic.
1st Epsom: Playhouse
7th Bradford: Studio
8th Southend: Palace Theatre
21st Northampton: Royal and Derngate
28th New Milton: Forest Arts Centre

See www.john-archer.com for more info and to book.

 

Luke Baker Magic Attack

February Dates

From the promoters: Luke Baker is taking his one man comedy magic stage show "Magic Attack" on tour. In the show Luke will read minds, perform amazing magic and illusions and have everyone in stitches.

February 8th Kettering Masque Theatre

February 13th Manchester Kings Arms Theatre

February 21st Brighton Caxton Arms Pub Theatre

See  www.lukebakermagic.co.uk/tour.html for more info and tickets.

 

Blackpool Magic Convention

14th, 15th, 16th February 2020

The Convention Team write: The first of our major headliners at Blackpool 2020 will be the incredible Uri Geller! Because of the expected interest in this man's work, we're proud to announce that this will be the first ever 'Mega-Event' that will be presented at the convention. An event so huge that it can only be presented in The Opera House Theatre. This venue would be the only place that we could possibly consider using, so that we can give enough people the chance to attend. For over an hour Uri Geller will talk about his incredible life and work, that has kept him in the public eye for nearly 50 years. Following his talk, there will be a chance to ask Uri anything that you want, during a Q&A session. This is just the first of many, many surprises that we have in store for you next year during the February 2020 Blackpool Magic Convention. To book see www.blackpoolmagicconvention.com.

 

Christian Magicians UK 2020 Conference

17th-20th February

From the organisers: Noel Britten will be our Star Lecturer at our next annual conference (17th - 20th February 2020). Noel Britten’s award winning comedy has earned him a solid reputation for comedy excellence. Noel’s quick witted dry humour defies all expectations. He is regularly invited to perform around the world, including The Sydney International Festival in Australia, The Nova Scotia Comedy Festival in Canada and of course The Edinburgh Festival. Noel's work has also been featured on Channel 4 and the BBC. In the West Country he is well known for his Bizarre Bath comedy tours of his home City, that he conceived and wrote as a former Young Magician of the Year and Street Performer. His comedy magic tours have been running each summer for the past 27 years. The Christian Magicians UK Conference will be held at the Kings Park Conference Centre in Northampton. Noel will be with us on Wednesday 19th February 2020. For further information, please visit www.christianmagicians.org/conference.

 

Ben Hart: Wonder - UK Tour

March Dates

Britain’s Got Talent 2019 finalist, West End star and multi award-winning magician Ben Hart is embarking on his debut solo tour. Expect Ben’s most mind-blowing and exciting magic in a show that shines a light on magic, life, the universe and the darkest corners of your imaginations. With the simplest of props, using the objects and minds of the audience, Ben Hart conjures an altogether new kind of magic.


Funny, subversive, often dark and always amazing, Ben has established a reputation for always creating wonderfully alternative magic. At the age of 16 he was awarded the prestigious Young Magician of the Year award by the Magic Circle and is one of the youngest ever members of The Inner Magic Circle (with Gold Star) – the highest level of the famous Magic Circle. He was nominated for the Time Out and Soho Theatre Cabaret Award in 2013. The star of Killer Magic, Ben Hart’s Life Hacks Hoax (both BBC3), Now You See It (BBC1), The One Show, Len Goodman’s Partners in Rhyme and countless other TV appearances in the UK and abroad (his work has taken him to America, Australia, across Europe, The Middle east, Asia and Africa).


When not performing magic, Ben invents, writes, and directs magic tricks and illusions for TV, theatre and film. His ideas have been performed by some of the world's top magicians and he has designed illusions for The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Old Vic, The Globe, The Hampstead Theatre and was the mind behind the acclaimed special effects in the west end production of The Exorcist. Ben has also performed as part of Impossible, one of the world’s biggest magic shows and performed in the West End for two consecutive years with the show.


Tuesday 3rd March: Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone www.hazlittartscentre.co.uk
Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th March: The Playhouse, Norwich www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk
Friday 6th March: Arts Centre, Haverhill www.haverhillartscentre.co.uk
Saturday 7th March: The Theatre, Chipping Norton www.chippingnortontheatre.com
Saturday 28th March: The Playhouse, Harlow www.harlowplayhouse.co.uk

Also see www.benhartmagic.com

 

Richard Jones: Escape 2020 - UK Tour

March Dates

From the promoters: "Richard Jones was the winner of Britain's Got Talent and is a British Army soldier as well as one of the world’s greatest magicians in The Magic Circle. Having recently had audiences on Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions completely captivated, Richard is extending his sell-out tour of the UK earlier this year. Therefore due to popularity, new dates in 2020 have been announced where the mesmerising Lance Corporal will confirm exactly what made him the stand out act to win Britain’s top talent show in 2016... And still the only magician to have won the show. After gasps of emotion shown on the ITV1 programme, much of the audience this month were reduced to tears when Richard paid tribute to his veteran mentor, Fergus Anckorn – a fellow magician who died last year before his 100th birthday. On his extended tour of Escape, Richard endeavours to break the boundaries of the mind with his ‘magic with meaning’, debuting a further twist on some of his newest, awe-inspiring magic. In heart-warming memory of Fergus, he will be recreating some of his dear friend’s most incredible tricks too - some of which the legendary soldier only ever taught Richard himself."


March 3rd – Chippenham – The Neeld Community & Arts Centre – 01249 446699
www.richardjonesmagic.co.uk/tour-dates.

 

Magic Goes Wrong - Vaudeville Theatre, London

March Dates

Created with magicians Penn & Teller, Mischief Theatre conjure up an evening of grand illusion. In the next 'Goes Wrong' comedy to hit the West End, the original Mischief company play a hapless gang of magicians presenting a charity event. As the accidents spiral out of control, so does their fundraising target... Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London WC2 from 14th December 2019 to 15th March 2020. For more information and to book visit www.mischieftheatre.co.uk.

 

John Archer Against The Odds - UK Tour

March Dates

Semi-finalist on Britain's Got Talent and support act for Tim Vine on seven UK tours, John Archer finally takes to the stage on his own one man show, Against The Odds. A rare chance to see baffling magic with a dash of comedy thrown in by the man who many consider to be the best comedy magician in the UK today. The first man to fool Penn and Teller on 'Penn and Teller: Fool Us' and a former winner of the prestigious Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year, John Archer has also appeared on BBC1's Tim Vine Travels in Time, Sky 1's Undercover Magic and CBBC's Help My School Teacher Is Magic and Help My School Trip Is Magic.
1st Shrewsbury: Theatre Severn
7th Gloucester: Guildhall
13th Bordon: Pheonix Arts Centre
14th Colchester: Arts Centre
20th Stockton-On-Tees: ARC
22nd Birmingham: Old Rep Theatre
27th Barrow-In-Furnace: The Forum
28th Fareham: Ashcroft Arts Centre

See www.john-archer.com for more info and to book.

 

Pete Firman & The Amazing TBC - UK Tour

March Dates

Corrie McGuire Management is delighted to announce that award-winning magician and comedian, Pete Firman, will tour the UK with his most ambitious show yet. Beginning in Maidenhead at the Norden Farm Arts Centre on 13th March 2020, the tour will take in an initial total of 22 dates and will conclude at the Cambridge Junction on 15th May 2020. Pete is back on the road with a completely unique and hilarious new kind of magic show. Come and witness the first and possibly final performances of The World’s Greatest Magical Double Act. Every night Pete will be joined by a different special guest who has no previous conjuring experience, and together they will perform jaw-dropping magic without any rehearsal. What could possibly go wrong?! Pete Firman said: “I’m thrilled to be back on tour with a different style of magic show. I'll be placing my trust (and reputation!) in the hands of some special guests with buckets of enthusiasm, but zero sleight of hand skills. Suffice to say we won't be starting them off with sawing me in half!” Photo credit: Karla Gowlett.

 

13 March Maidenhead - Norden Farm
21 March Margate - Theatre Royal

 

Tickets are on sale via www.petefirman.co.uk.

 

Luke Baker Magic Attack - Wolverhampton

21st March

March 21st Wolverhampton Arena Theatre. From the promoters: Luke Baker is taking his one man comedy magic stage show "Magic Attack" on tour. In the show Luke will read minds, perform amazing magic and illusions and have everyone in stitches.

See  www.lukebakermagic.co.uk/tour.html for more info and tickets.

 

Darcy Oake - UK Tour

March Dates

Darcy is set to electrify audiences throughout the UK from March 21st-31st, 2020! Tickets & VIP packages for his eleven date tour go on sale on Friday 8th November from 10am: www.axs.com
Sat 21st March The Riverside, Newcastle upon Tyne
Sun 22nd March The Caves, Edinburgh
Mon 23rd March St Lukes, Glasgow
Tue 24th March The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Wed 25th March Arts Club, Liverpool
Thu 26th March Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Fri 27th March O2 Academy 3, Birmingham
Sat 28th March Manchester Academy 3, Manchester
Sun 29th March Thekla, Bristol
Mon 30th March Komedia, Brighton
Tue 31st March Islington Assembly Hall, London.

 

Derren Brown Showman - UK Tour

March Dates

The all-new live show for 2020. Derren Brown returns to the stage with his brand-new live show in 2020. The multi award-winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, Derren Brown, is at his very best on stage. His one-man shows have received wide critical acclaim and more Olivier wins and nominations than any other in history. Now with his first brand new theatre show in five years, Derren Brown returns to astonish and amaze audiences up and down the country. The content of Showman remains a closely-guarded secret, but if you’ve seen him before, you know you’re in for a powerhouse treat. "All I can reveal is that the show will ultimately be about you, the audience member, because that’s what I find most interesting. There are places I’d like to take the audience where we haven’t been before. I always aim to have it deliver more than you’d expect. I’m excited to be at the starting point of that process. Getting it on the road will be my favourite part of the year." Derren Brown.
Orchard Theatre, Dartford 27th March - 4th April 2020

 

'Shaman & Showman' with Jeff McBride and Larry Hass

28th & 29th March

A brand-new two day conference. Jay Fortune writes: I'm pleased to announce 'Shaman & Showman', a brand-new two day conference sponsored by Magicseen happening on March 28th & 29th, 2020 in Blackpool. For the first time ever, Jeff McBride and Larry Hass will be presenting two unique one-day conferences exploring the healing art of meaningful magic. McBride's Mystery School have hosted events in Las Vegas for many years which I have long planned to bring a flavour of to magicians in the UK (namely the 'Magic & Medicine' and 'Magic & Meaning' conferences). Shaman & Showman is a two-day event.


Saturday 28th March, 10am-6pm: The Healing Power of Magic. Open to doctors, medical practitioners, therapists, healers, as well as magicians and magic practitioners. Learn how the art of magic can be used in therapeutic environments. With an intense focus on raising your magic—and your performances—to a whole new level.


Sunday 29th March, 10am-6pm: The Meaning of Magic. Magic is the art of Transformation. You will learn enough material to create a brand new show and, more importantly, you'll leave with a deeper, more refined appreciation for the power of your own magic, and how to tap into your best inner-magician.


Both dates are very limited as there will be group/individual learning with over £150 worth of free merchandise (different bundle each day). Plus, Early Bird tickets are now on sale at a reduced price. Each day is only £55, or just £99 for the entire weekend (until 31.12.19). We have secured a holistic training venue for the conference. Your ticket includes arrival drinks and buffet lunch. It's taken a lot of preparation over many years to make these events a reality and may never be repeated. If you want to spend a weekend with two of the greatest teachers in magic and explore how magic can be used for deeper connection, then please book your ticket today. Full details and venue information: www.jayfortune.co.uk/product-category/shaman-showman. If you've ever dreamed of attending the Las Vegas conferences and never made it, don't delay in booking your ticket today at a fraction of the cost and treat yourself to a sample of these magical experiences.

 

Pete Firman & The Amazing TBC - UK Tour

April Dates

Corrie McGuire Management is delighted to announce that award-winning magician and comedian, Pete Firman, will tour the UK with his most ambitious show yet. Beginning in Maidenhead at the Norden Farm Arts Centre on 13th March 2020, the tour will take in an initial total of 22 dates and will conclude at the Cambridge Junction on 15th May 2020. Pete is back on the road with a completely unique and hilarious new kind of magic show. Come and witness the first and possibly final performances of The World’s Greatest Magical Double Act. Every night Pete will be joined by a different special guest who has no previous conjuring experience, and together they will perform jaw-dropping magic without any rehearsal. What could possibly go wrong?! Pete Firman said: “I’m thrilled to be back on tour with a different style of magic show. I'll be placing my trust (and reputation!) in the hands of some special guests with buckets of enthusiasm, but zero sleight of hand skills. Suffice to say we won't be starting them off with sawing me in half!” Photo credit: Karla Gowlett.

02 Apr Bromsgrove - Artrix
03 Apr Shrewsbury - Theatre Severn
08 Apr Didcot - Cornerstone
09 Apr Camberley - Camberley Theatre
10 Apr Durham - Gala Theatre
15 Apr Swindon - Arts Centre
16 Apr Chippenham - The Neeld
17 Apr Fareham - Ashcroft Arts Centre
18 Apr New Milton - Forest Arts Centre
21 Apr Birmingham - Old Rep Theatre
22 Apr Crawley - The Hawth
23 Apr Tunbridge Wells - Trinity Theatre
29 Apr Northallerton - The Forum
30 Apr Stockton - The Arc

 

Tickets are on sale via www.petefirman.co.uk.

 

Derren Brown Showman - UK Tour

April Dates

The all-new live show for 2020. Derren Brown returns to the stage with his brand-new live show in 2020. The multi award-winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, Derren Brown, is at his very best on stage. His one-man shows have received wide critical acclaim and more Olivier wins and nominations than any other in history. Now with his first brand new theatre show in five years, Derren Brown returns to astonish and amaze audiences up and down the country. The content of Showman remains a closely-guarded secret, but if you’ve seen him before, you know you’re in for a powerhouse treat. "All I can reveal is that the show will ultimately be about you, the audience member, because that’s what I find most interesting. There are places I’d like to take the audience where we haven’t been before. I always aim to have it deliver more than you’d expect. I’m excited to be at the starting point of that process. Getting it on the road will be my favourite part of the year." Derren Brown.
Orchard Theatre, Dartford 27th March - 4th April 2020
Regent Theatre, Ipswich 7th-11th April 2020
Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth 14th-18th April 2020
Theatre Royal, Plymouth 21st-25th April 2020

 

Ben Hart: Wonder - UK Tour

April Dates

Britain’s Got Talent 2019 finalist, West End star and multi award-winning magician Ben Hart is embarking on his debut solo tour. Expect Ben’s most mind-blowing and exciting magic in a show that shines a light on magic, life, the universe and the darkest corners of your imaginations. With the simplest of props, using the objects and minds of the audience, Ben Hart conjures an altogether new kind of magic.


Funny, subversive, often dark and always amazing, Ben has established a reputation for always creating wonderfully alternative magic. At the age of 16 he was awarded the prestigious Young Magician of the Year award by the Magic Circle and is one of the youngest ever members of The Inner Magic Circle (with Gold Star) – the highest level of the famous Magic Circle. He was nominated for the Time Out and Soho Theatre Cabaret Award in 2013. The star of Killer Magic, Ben Hart’s Life Hacks Hoax (both BBC3), Now You See It (BBC1), The One Show, Len Goodman’s Partners in Rhyme and countless other TV appearances in the UK and abroad (his work has taken him to America, Australia, across Europe, The Middle east, Asia and Africa).


When not performing magic, Ben invents, writes, and directs magic tricks and illusions for TV, theatre and film. His ideas have been performed by some of the world's top magicians and he has designed illusions for The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Old Vic, The Globe, The Hampstead Theatre and was the mind behind the acclaimed special effects in the west end production of The Exorcist. Ben has also performed as part of Impossible, one of the world’s biggest magic shows and performed in the West End for two consecutive years with the show.


Thursday 2nd April: Corn Exchange, Newbury www.cornexchangenew.com
Tuesday 7th April: The Castle, Wellingborough www.thecastle.org.uk
Thursday 9th April: Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk
Friday 10th April: The Deco, Northampton www.thedeco.co.uk
Saturday 11th April: Storyhouse, Chester www.storyhouse.com
Sunday 12th April: The Lowry, Salford www.thelowry.com
Wednesday 15th April: Princess Alexandra Theatre, Yarm www.thepaaonline.org
Thursday 16th April: Carnegie Theatre, Workington, Cumbria www.carnegietheatre.co.uk
Friday 17th April: Civic Hall, Ellesmere Port www.brioleisure.org
Saturday 18th April: The Civic, Barnsley www.barnsleycivic.co.uk
Sunday 19th April: Northwich Memorial Court, Northwich www.brioleisure.org
Wednesday 22nd April: The Capitol, Horsham www.thecapitolhorsham.com
Thursday 23rd April, McMillian Theatre, Bridgewater www.mcmillantheatre.com
Friday 24th April: The Redgrave Theatre, Bristol www.redgravetheatre.com
Wednesday 29th April: Theatre Royal, Winchester www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk

Also see www.benhartmagic.com

 

Richard Jones: Escape 2020 - UK Tour

April Dates

From the promoters: "Richard Jones was the winner of Britain's Got Talent and is a British Army soldier as well as one of the world’s greatest magicians in The Magic Circle. Having recently had audiences on Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions completely captivated, Richard is extending his sell-out tour of the UK earlier this year. Therefore due to popularity, new dates in 2020 have been announced where the mesmerising Lance Corporal will confirm exactly what made him the stand out act to win Britain’s top talent show in 2016... And still the only magician to have won the show. After gasps of emotion shown on the ITV1 programme, much of the audience this month were reduced to tears when Richard paid tribute to his veteran mentor, Fergus Anckorn – a fellow magician who died last year before his 100th birthday. On his extended tour of Escape, Richard endeavours to break the boundaries of the mind with his ‘magic with meaning’, debuting a further twist on some of his newest, awe-inspiring magic. In heart-warming memory of Fergus, he will be recreating some of his dear friend’s most incredible tricks too - some of which the legendary soldier only ever taught Richard himself."


April 2nd – Hertford Theatre – 01992 531500

April 17TH – Tewkesbury – The Roses Theatre – 01684 295074

April 19TH – Chesterfield – The Pomegranate Theatre – 01246 345 222
April 21st – Bristol – Redgrave Theatre – 0117 3157 800 Or 602
www.richardjonesmagic.co.uk/tour-dates.

 

John Archer Against The Odds - UK Tour

April Dates

Semi-finalist on Britain's Got Talent and support act for Tim Vine on seven UK tours, John Archer finally takes to the stage on his own one man show, Against The Odds. A rare chance to see baffling magic with a dash of comedy thrown in by the man who many consider to be the best comedy magician in the UK today. The first man to fool Penn and Teller on 'Penn and Teller: Fool Us' and a former winner of the prestigious Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year, John Archer has also appeared on BBC1's Tim Vine Travels in Time, Sky 1's Undercover Magic and CBBC's Help My School Teacher Is Magic and Help My School Trip Is Magic.
3rd Guildford: G Live
4th Folkestone: Quarterhouse

See www.john-archer.com for more info and to book.

 

Northern Magic Summit - Harrogate

1st to 3rd May

Secretary Brian Lead writes: "When we’re sixty-four" may sound like a Beatles song title, but the NMC, founded 1956, will be celebrating another momentous birthday with a Northern Summit over the weekend of 1st to 3rd May next year. You can look forward to the well established blend of shows, lectures, workshops, dealers and an auction. So far we have lined up the Patrick Page Experience, President Roy Field’s ‘Magic by the Seaside’, an ‘All-Winners’ gala show and public children’s show, a celebrity interview and even a non-magical event to cater all tastes. The convention will open with a welcoming meal and cabaret and close with the now traditional ‘fringe’ session. Last year, the Northern returned to its spiritual home in Harrogate, and will once more be in residence at the Crown Hotel. The Northern Summit has earned the reputation of the friendliest convention in the calendar, so put those dates in your diary now and look out for further details on the website and in our Northern Lights magazine. www.northernmagiccircle.org.uk.

 

Pete Firman & The Amazing TBC - UK Tour

May Dates

Corrie McGuire Management is delighted to announce that award-winning magician and comedian, Pete Firman, will tour the UK with his most ambitious show yet. Beginning in Maidenhead at the Norden Farm Arts Centre on 13th March 2020, the tour will take in an initial total of 22 dates and will conclude at the Cambridge Junction on 15th May 2020. Pete is back on the road with a completely unique and hilarious new kind of magic show. Come and witness the first and possibly final performances of The World’s Greatest Magical Double Act. Every night Pete will be joined by a different special guest who has no previous conjuring experience, and together they will perform jaw-dropping magic without any rehearsal. What could possibly go wrong?! Pete Firman said: “I’m thrilled to be back on tour with a different style of magic show. I'll be placing my trust (and reputation!) in the hands of some special guests with buckets of enthusiasm, but zero sleight of hand skills. Suffice to say we won't be starting them off with sawing me in half!” Photo credit: Karla Gowlett.

01 May Alnwick - The Playhouse
02 May Leeds - City Varieties
08 May Chorley - Little Theatre
09 May Kendal - Brewery Arts Centre
10 May Sheffield - Leadmill
15 May Cambridge - The Junction

 

Tickets are on sale via www.petefirman.co.uk.

 

John Archer Against The Odds - UK Tour

17th May

Semi-finalist on Britain's Got Talent and support act for Tim Vine on seven UK tours, John Archer finally takes to the stage on his own one man show, Against The Odds. A rare chance to see baffling magic with a dash of comedy thrown in by the man who many consider to be the best comedy magician in the UK today. The first man to fool Penn and Teller on 'Penn and Teller: Fool Us' and a former winner of the prestigious Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year, John Archer has also appeared on BBC1's Tim Vine Travels in Time, Sky 1's Undercover Magic and CBBC's Help My School Teacher Is Magic and Help My School Trip Is Magic.
17th Salford: Lowry

See www.john-archer.com for more info and to book.

 

Magic in the City - Bristol

17th May

Sunday 17th May 2020 Magic in the City (Bristol)

Details later in the year.

www.bristolmagic.co.uk

 

Derren Brown Showman - UK Tour

May Dates

The all-new live show for 2020. Derren Brown returns to the stage with his brand-new live show in 2020. The multi award-winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, Derren Brown, is at his very best on stage. His one-man shows have received wide critical acclaim and more Olivier wins and nominations than any other in history. Now with his first brand new theatre show in five years, Derren Brown returns to astonish and amaze audiences up and down the country. The content of Showman remains a closely-guarded secret, but if you’ve seen him before, you know you’re in for a powerhouse treat. "All I can reveal is that the show will ultimately be about you, the audience member, because that’s what I find most interesting. There are places I’d like to take the audience where we haven’t been before. I always aim to have it deliver more than you’d expect. I’m excited to be at the starting point of that process. Getting it on the road will be my favourite part of the year." Derren Brown.
Milton Keynes Theatre 5th-9th May 2020
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea 12th-16th May 2020
Theatre Royal, Norwich 19th-23rd May 2020
Grand Theatre, Leeds 26th-30th May 2020

 

Midlands Magic Convention

31st May

From the organisers: On Sunday 31st May 2020 Rob Harper, a magician from the Midlands, has arranged a one day charity convention to be held at the Birmingham Conference & Events Centre. The day is a fundraiser for the charity Hope For Justice. Rob is also a police officer and along with a team of ten others is heading to Cambodia in September 2020 to work with victims of child sexual exploitation. With a top quality line up including Lee Smith, Fay Presto, Etienne Pradier, Leo Smetsers, Wayne Goodman, Jon Allen, John Moreton, Joel Dickinson and Jasper Blakeley (with his Russian alter ego Kockov) the day is going to be amazing. Early bird tickets are now for sale priced at £40 until the end of December. Visit the Facebook page facebook.com/groups/556127978454713 for details.

 

Derren Brown Showman - UK Tour

June Dates

The all-new live show for 2020. Derren Brown returns to the stage with his brand-new live show in 2020. The multi award-winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, Derren Brown, is at his very best on stage. His one-man shows have received wide critical acclaim and more Olivier wins and nominations than any other in history. Now with his first brand new theatre show in five years, Derren Brown returns to astonish and amaze audiences up and down the country. The content of Showman remains a closely-guarded secret, but if you’ve seen him before, you know you’re in for a powerhouse treat. "All I can reveal is that the show will ultimately be about you, the audience member, because that’s what I find most interesting. There are places I’d like to take the audience where we haven’t been before. I always aim to have it deliver more than you’d expect. I’m excited to be at the starting point of that process. Getting it on the road will be my favourite part of the year." Derren Brown.
New Theatre, Hull 2nd-6th June 2020
New Theatre, Oxford 16th-20th June 2020
Kings Theatre, Glasgow 23rd-27th June 2020
The Lowry, Salford Quays 30th June-11th July 2020

 

Derren Brown Showman - UK Tour

July Dates

The all-new live show for 2020. Derren Brown returns to the stage with his brand-new live show in 2020. The multi award-winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, Derren Brown, is at his very best on stage. His one-man shows have received wide critical acclaim and more Olivier wins and nominations than any other in history. Now with his first brand new theatre show in five years, Derren Brown returns to astonish and amaze audiences up and down the country. The content of Showman remains a closely-guarded secret, but if you’ve seen him before, you know you’re in for a powerhouse treat. "All I can reveal is that the show will ultimately be about you, the audience member, because that’s what I find most interesting. There are places I’d like to take the audience where we haven’t been before. I always aim to have it deliver more than you’d expect. I’m excited to be at the starting point of that process. Getting it on the road will be my favourite part of the year." Derren Brown.
The Lowry, Salford Quays 30th June-11th July 2020
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield 14th-18th July 2020
Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton 21st-25th July 2020
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury 28th July-1st August 2020

 

Derren Brown Showman - UK Tour

August Dates

The all-new live show for 2020. Derren Brown returns to the stage with his brand-new live show in 2020. The multi award-winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, Derren Brown, is at his very best on stage. His one-man shows have received wide critical acclaim and more Olivier wins and nominations than any other in history. Now with his first brand new theatre show in five years, Derren Brown returns to astonish and amaze audiences up and down the country. The content of Showman remains a closely-guarded secret, but if you’ve seen him before, you know you’re in for a powerhouse treat. "All I can reveal is that the show will ultimately be about you, the audience member, because that’s what I find most interesting. There are places I’d like to take the audience where we haven’t been before. I always aim to have it deliver more than you’d expect. I’m excited to be at the starting point of that process. Getting it on the road will be my favourite part of the year." Derren Brown.
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury 28th July-1st August 2020.

 

Richard Jones: Escape 2020 - UK Tour

September Dates

From the promoters: "Richard Jones was the winner of Britain's Got Talent and is a British Army soldier as well as one of the world’s greatest magicians in The Magic Circle. Having recently had audiences on Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions completely captivated, Richard is extending his sell-out tour of the UK earlier this year. Therefore due to popularity, new dates in 2020 have been announced where the mesmerising Lance Corporal will confirm exactly what made him the stand out act to win Britain’s top talent show in 2016... And still the only magician to have won the show. After gasps of emotion shown on the ITV1 programme, much of the audience this month were reduced to tears when Richard paid tribute to his veteran mentor, Fergus Anckorn – a fellow magician who died last year before his 100th birthday. On his extended tour of Escape, Richard endeavours to break the boundaries of the mind with his ‘magic with meaning’, debuting a further twist on some of his newest, awe-inspiring magic. In heart-warming memory of Fergus, he will be recreating some of his dear friend’s most incredible tricks too - some of which the legendary soldier only ever taught Richard himself."


September 9th – Hertfordshire – The Radlett Centre – 01923 859 291
September 12th – Eastbourne – Royal Hippodrome Theatre – 01323 802020
September 15th – Peterborough – Vivacity’s Key Theatre – 01733 207 239
September 18th – Market Drayton – Festival Drayton Centre -01630 654444
September 29th – Kettering – The Lighthouse Theatre – 01536 414141
www.richardjonesmagic.co.uk/tour-dates.

 

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