Coronavirus COVID-19

Public Health England announcement. 16th March 2020.

Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults


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Where organisers have contacted MagicWeek to let us know that their show / event has been cancelled (or if we have heard) then we have marked it as 'Cancelled'. Other listings on this 'What's On' page remain, but can no longer be considered as being accurate.

Duncan Trillo/MagicWeek. 21st March 2020.


ShareMagic: Live! - online

5th April

A free online magic lecture event. Vanishing Inc. write: In these unsettling times, we feel the world needs magic more than ever. Vanishing Inc. is proud to announce the launch of ShareMagic Live: The world’s first free, live-streamed, international magic event; a free, live, online magic event with lectures, chat and fun competitions along the way. Lecturing: Daniel Garcia, Caroline Ravn, Harapan Ong, Morgan & West, Jim Krenz, along with some very special surprise guests and two newcomers we like to support called Andi Gladwin and Joshua Jay. We’ll be streaming live and each of our stars will share some of their favourite magic with you. You'll be able to interact and chat with the performers while they are live. How much is it? It’s free. When is it? Sunday, April 5th, at 4pm GMT (12 noon EST). Find out more, visit: www.vanishingincmagic.com/sharemagic/live.

 

Magic Goes Wrong - Vaudeville Theatre, London

April Dates - Cancelled

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 30th August 2020. For more information and to book visit www.mischieftheatre.co.uk.

 

Pete Firman & The Amazing TBC - UK Tour

April Dates - Cancelled

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.

See www.petefirman.co.uk.

 

Derren Brown Showman - UK Tour

April Dates - Cancelled

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.
 

See www.derrenbrown.co.uk

 

Ben Hart: Wonder - UK Tour

April Dates - Cancelled

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.


See www.benhartmagic.com

 

Richard Jones: Escape 2020 - UK Tour

April Dates - Cancelled

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."


See www.richardjonesmagic.co.uk/tour-dates.

 

Magical Bones Black Magic - UK Tour

April Dates - Cancelled

From the promoters: Broken Robot Productions presents Magical Bones: Black Magic. Following a totally sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the star of international stage hit Impossible takes to the road with his much anticipated debut solo UK tour. Direct from appearances on BBC1’s BAFTA Awards, ITV1’s This Morning and Sky’s Around The World In 80 Tricks, and his acclaimed London residency, join one of the most explosive names in street magic today as he effortlessly combines intricate sleight of hand with jaw dropping breakdance moves in one of the most awe-inspiring shows you’ll see this year.

 

See www.magicalbones.com/events.

 

Danny Lee Grew: Miraculous Magic - Forest Arts Centre, Hampshire

4th April - Cancelled

If you mix baffling magic, incredible illusion, cheeky comedy with a young, energetic, enthusiastic magician and what do you get? Miraculous Magic - a brand new magical experience for the whole family that is guaranteed to create laughs and gasps. Top magician Danny Lee Grew will make a beautiful vase of flowers completely disappear, without a trace, coat hangers mysteriously link and unlink, and Danny will impale a chosen card with an umbrella, whilst riding a Segway! Saturday 4th April at 11am and 1.30pm. Prices are £10.00, Family Ticket (4) £33.50. Venue: Forest Arts Centre, Old Milton Road, New Milton BH25 6DS (Map) Book here: www.forest-arts.co.uk also see www.dannyleegrew.com.

 

4MG Live! - Salford

10th April - Cancelled

From the promoters: Reaching the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2019 catapulted 4MG: The Boyband of Magic into the public eye. Since then, thanks to the overwhelming support of their fans and the British public they continue to wow audiences with their innovative performances. Each member of 4MG have their own unique style of magic, separately they are amazing and together they are utterly mind-blowing. Harry (The Influencer) specialises in magic of the mind. He can appear to predict the future, control your actions and tell you what you are thinking; Theo (The Cardshark) handles a simple deck of 52 cards with balletic precision; and Dean (The Manipulator) appears to make objects vanish, switch, float and transform right before your eyes.

In a unique twist it is you, the audience, who complete the line-up. You are the fourth member of the group as the boys ask for plucky audience members to get involved in the magic on stage. No group like this exists in the world of magic and on this, their debut UK tour, you are guaranteed a show that is fast-paced, fresh and lots of fun. Friday, 10th April, The Lowry, Lowry Pier 8, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ (Map) www.thelowry.com

 

Two Men Without Assistance: The Homecoming - Blackburn Empire Theatre

1st May - Cancelled

Friday 1st May, Blackburn Empire Theatre. Fresh from their travels around the world, this award-winning comedy double act is coming back to the theatre where it all started, the Blackburn Empire Theatre! Since they last performed there in 2016, the boys have performed their show around the world, from the sunny islands of the Caribbean to the fjords of Norway. Seen by over 250,000 people this show never fails to make you laugh! Featuring comedy, magic and a few mystery guests, this show is definitely not one to be missed! The boys are coming home and couldn’t be prouder to be back in their hometown. Catch them whilst you can! Disclaimer: *Not for serious people* Two Men Without Assistance will not be responsible for any silliness or frivolity that may occur during the show. If you suffer from a serious disposition, please seek specialist advice before attending this show.  Friday 1st May at 7.30pm. Blackburn Empire Theatre, Aqueduct Road, Blackburn, Lancashire BB2 4HT (Map). Booking: tickets.tmwa.co.uk.

 

An Evening with Mike Wallis and Friends - Great Yarmouth

1st May - Cancelled

"Definitely the very very last evening with Mike Wallis and Friends!" In this, the fifth "Evening With", Mike takes you farther through his lived in life, helped by some of the talented folk who have become his friends. Together they will amuse, amaze and astound you. Mike has been associated with St Georges for over 40 years and is kindly donating all proceeds to the theatre. All proceeds go to St George's Theatre Trust. Friday 1st May (two days after Mike's 82nd birthday) at St. Georges Theatre, King Street, Great Yarmouth NR30 2PG (Map). Tickets and more info: Click Here.

 

Northern Magic Summit - Harrogate

1st to 3rd May - Cancelled

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 - Cancelled

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.

 

See www.petefirman.co.uk.

 

Ben Hart: Wonder - UK Tour

May Dates - Cancelled

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.
 

See www.benhartmagic.com

 

Magic Goes Wrong - Vaudeville Theatre, London

May Dates - Cancelled

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 30th August 2020.

 

See www.mischieftheatre.co.uk.

 

Derren Brown Showman - UK Tour

May Dates - Cancelled

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.
 

See www.derrenbrown.co.uk

 

Magical Bones Black Magic - UK Tour

May Dates - Cancelled

From the promoters: Broken Robot Productions presents Magical Bones: Black Magic. Following a totally sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the star of international stage hit Impossible takes to the road with his much anticipated debut solo UK tour. Direct from appearances on BBC1’s BAFTA Awards, ITV1’s This Morning and Sky’s Around The World In 80 Tricks, and his acclaimed London residency, join one of the most explosive names in street magic today as he effortlessly combines intricate sleight of hand with jaw dropping breakdance moves in one of the most awe-inspiring shows you’ll see this year.

 

See www.magicalbones.com/events.

 

Merlins Magic Festival - Wakefield

17th May - Cancelled

Merlins of Wakefield are hosting another fantastic Magic Festival. The day will consist of lectures, workshops, surprises and a Gala Magic Show in the evening. Artists already booked include Thomas Anthony, Michel Jordan, Magic Daz, Vinny Sagoo, Darren Mac (photo) and Martyn James. Plus a great selection of Dealers and a special presentation of a unique magical illusion used on the Paul Daniels show, that's not been seen in public for over 30 years! If you would just prefer to come along and see some of the best professional magic, comedy and variety acts, then the evening show is for you, and is ideal for the whole family. If you would like to see everything, then get the special discounted ticket for the whole event. Minimum age limit 10 years old, concessions for under 16 year olds. There is plenty of free parking, a cafe/bar and is easy access from the M1 (junction 36). Everyone who books for the full event will receive a free ‘Merlins Goody Bag’ containing more magic than the price of the ticket, which is just £30 (full day and Gala Show). Day event 9.30am - 5.30pm. Evening show 7.00pm - 9.30pm. To book your ticket Click Here. www.merlinswakefield.com.


Due to last year's successful event there has been a lot of interest, so please book early. Entry is by ticket only. We will email you a ticket to print off and bring on the day, along with timings and directions to the venue. The evening show seats are now numbered and will be allocated on a first come basis - so book early to get the best seats! Venue: The Academy Theatre, Birdwell, Barnsley S70 5TU (Map) www.theacademytheatre.co.uk.

 

Magic in the City - Bristol

17th May - Cancelled

From the organisers: The Bristol Society of Magic 2020 Magic in the City convention is up and ready for booking through their website www.bristolmagic.co.uk/magicinthecity. Lecturers and performers already confirmed for this year include Pit Hartling, Nick Einhorn, Marc Oberon, Fay Presto and Mark Shortland, with more to be announced. Following last year’s success the convention stays at the Doubletree by Hilton Bristol, minutes from Temple Meads station for easy train travel, plenty of parking and excellent facilities for the convention. It’s also based near the historic city docks with plenty of attractions to make a weekend of it. Great magic at a great venue so book now!

 

When I Grow Up, I Want to be a Magician - Hen and Chickens Theatre, London

28th, 29th, 30th May - Cancelled

BAFTA award-winning magician Fergus Flanagan's 'When I Grow Up, I Want to be a Magician', is a magic show that shines a light on mental health and explores the trials and tribulations of being a working magician. "...his show 'When I Grow Up I Want To Be A Magician' is gorgeous and moving and human and very special" Derren Brown. Tickets are now available for May 28th, 29th & 30th at the Hen and Chickens Theatre, 109 St Paul's Road, Highbury, London N1 2NA (Map). Tickets www.unrestrictedview.co.uk. Also see www.fergusflanagan.com.

 

Midlands Magic Convention

31st May - Cancelled

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 - Cancelled

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.
 

See www.derrenbrown.co.uk

 

Magical Bones Black Magic - UK Tour

June Dates

From the promoters: Broken Robot Productions presents Magical Bones: Black Magic. Following a totally sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the star of international stage hit Impossible takes to the road with his much anticipated debut solo UK tour. Direct from appearances on BBC1’s BAFTA Awards, ITV1’s This Morning and Sky’s Around The World In 80 Tricks, and his acclaimed London residency, join one of the most explosive names in street magic today as he effortlessly combines intricate sleight of hand with jaw dropping breakdance moves in one of the most awe-inspiring shows you’ll see this year. Tour Dates, 2020:
Friday 12th June Hawth, Crawley

For more information and to book visit www.magicalbones.com/events.

 

Magic Goes Wrong - Vaudeville Theatre, London

June Dates - Cancelled

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 30th August 2020. For more information and to book visit www.mischieftheatre.co.uk.

 

Leamington & Warwick Magic Society Day of Magic

24th June

John Needham writes: The Leamington Day of Magic this year is on Wednesday 24th June 2020 at Bedworth Ex Servicemen's Social Club, Rye Piece Ringway, Bedworth CV12 8JH (Map). Please note the change of venue from last year. The lectures will include Harry Robson. Details of others will follow. Tickets are priced at £25 pre-paid or £30 on the door. In the evening we have the Midlands Champion of Champions Close-up Competition. Full details and up to date information can be found on the club website: Click Here. Please also note that the venue for our usual club meetings has also changed to Leamington Rugby Football Club, Kenilworth Road, Blackdown, Leamington Spa CV32 6RG. Again please check our website for meeting details: www.magicsociety.co.uk.

 

Evolution of Magic The Unknown - Blackpool

June Dates

From the promoters: Starring Craig Christian Magician and Illusionist who has the dexterity of a true artist. He performs miracles with just a deck of cards. His urban and edgy style is changing the face of magic and entertainment. Whilst Elizabeth’s thought-provoking tales of the impossible delve into the world of the unknown. You may recognise Elizabeth who recently appeared and performed on ITV's ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. Having got through to the semi-finals she shocked audiences with a terrifying audition that resulted in Amanda Holden swearing live on stage! Craig and Elizabeth perform all over the world, but enjoy coming back to the home of magic, that is Blackpool. This show is truly a performance not to be missed! Selected dates from 26th June 2020 - 31st October 2020. See www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com.

 

One Man: Many Friends - Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke

28th June

From the promoters: Ventriloquist Steve Hewlett along with many of his stuffed pals entertain in a brand new show 'One Man - Many Friends' that's for all the family. No age restrictions. This show includes Steve's future Edinburgh Festival Show "Arthur Lager - Gets Real" as well as his tribute to Sir Ken Dodd and much more. Sunday 28th June at 7.30pm. Haymarket Theatre, Wote Street, Basingstoke RG21 7NW (Map). Box Office 01256 844244. Website: www.anvilarts.org.uk.

 

Derren Brown Showman - UK Tour

July Dates - Cancelled

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.
 

See www.derrenbrown.co.uk

 

Evolution of Magic The Unknown - Blackpool

July Dates

From the promoters: Starring Craig Christian Magician and Illusionist who has the dexterity of a true artist. He performs miracles with just a deck of cards. His urban and edgy style is changing the face of magic and entertainment. Whilst Elizabeth’s thought-provoking tales of the impossible delve into the world of the unknown. You may recognise Elizabeth who recently appeared and performed on ITV's ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. Having got through to the semi-finals she shocked audiences with a terrifying audition that resulted in Amanda Holden swearing live on stage! Craig and Elizabeth perform all over the world, but enjoy coming back to the home of magic, that is Blackpool. This show is truly a performance not to be missed! Selected dates from 26th June 2020 - 31st October 2020. See www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com.

 

Magic Goes Wrong - Vaudeville Theatre, London

July Dates - Cancelled

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 30th August 2020. For more information and to book visit www.mischieftheatre.co.uk.

 

4MG Live! - Canterbury

31st July

From the promoters: Reaching the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2019 catapulted 4MG: The Boyband of Magic into the public eye. Since then, thanks to the overwhelming support of their fans and the British public they continue to wow audiences with their innovative performances. Each member of 4MG have their own unique style of magic, separately they are amazing and together they are utterly mind-blowing. Harry (The Influencer) specialises in magic of the mind. He can appear to predict the future, control your actions and tell you what you are thinking; Theo (The Cardshark) handles a simple deck of 52 cards with balletic precision; and Dean (The Manipulator) appears to make objects vanish, switch, float and transform right before your eyes.

In a unique twist it is you, the audience, who complete the line-up. You are the fourth member of the group as the boys ask for plucky audience members to get involved in the magic on stage. No group like this exists in the world of magic and on this, their debut UK tour, you are guaranteed a show that is fast-paced, fresh and lots of fun. Friday, 31st July, Malthouse Theatre, Malthouse Road, Canterbury CT2 7JA (Map) www.malthousetheatre.co.uk

 

Derren Brown Showman - UK Tour

August Dates - Cancelled

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.
 

See www.derrenbrown.co.uk

 

Magic Goes Wrong - Vaudeville Theatre, London

August Dates - Cancelled

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 30th August 2020. For more information and to book visit www.mischieftheatre.co.uk.

 

Evolution of Magic The Unknown - Blackpool

August Dates

From the promoters: Starring Craig Christian Magician and Illusionist who has the dexterity of a true artist. He performs miracles with just a deck of cards. His urban and edgy style is changing the face of magic and entertainment. Whilst Elizabeth’s thought-provoking tales of the impossible delve into the world of the unknown. You may recognise Elizabeth who recently appeared and performed on ITV's ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. Having got through to the semi-finals she shocked audiences with a terrifying audition that resulted in Amanda Holden swearing live on stage! Craig and Elizabeth perform all over the world, but enjoy coming back to the home of magic, that is Blackpool. This show is truly a performance not to be missed! Selected dates from 26th June 2020 - 31st October 2020. See www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com.

 

IBM British Ring Convention - Greenock, Scotland

4th to 6th September - Cancelled

This year's IBM British Ring convention takes place from 4th to 6th September all under one roof at the wonderful Beacon Arts Centre, spectacularly situated on the banks of the Clyde in Greenock, Scotland. Artists already booked include Smith & Burns, Alan Rorrison, Peter Lamont, Michael Carr, Stephen Bargatze, Ricky McLeod and Richard Cadell & Sooty with more exciting names to be confirmed! Registration information here: www.britishring.org.uk. Alan Maskell, President.

 

The Magicians: Live on Stage - Barn Theatre, Oxted

5th September

Dave Loosley and Jamie Daws have teamed up to bring audiences and brand new theatrical experience designed to blow your mind! 'The Magicians Live on Stage' is a breathtaking magic and mentalism theatre show! The first half of the show will be performed by professional funny man Dave Loosley! He is an award-winning magician who has worked with some of the world's largest companies such as Shell and The Merlin Entertainment Group. He has created magic for magicians around the world and his creations are praised by some of the biggest names in the industry. Mixing modern day magic with his fun and engaging personality to create incredible moments of magic that you and your family will remember forever! The second half of the show will be brought to you by mentalist and mind reader Jamie Daws who will get inside your mind like you would never think possible! Working for companies such as The John Lewis Partnership, he is a master of deception and psychological manipulation. He was even invited to perform for world famous magical duo Penn & Teller and Jonathan Ross as part of ITV’s show ‘Fool Us’. His performance will shock and amaze! For more information and to book tickets for the first show at the Barn Theatre, Oxted on 5th September 2020, visit: www.magicianslive.co.uk.

 

Evolution of Magic The Unknown - Blackpool

September Dates

From the promoters: Starring Craig Christian Magician and Illusionist who has the dexterity of a true artist. He performs miracles with just a deck of cards. His urban and edgy style is changing the face of magic and entertainment. Whilst Elizabeth’s thought-provoking tales of the impossible delve into the world of the unknown. You may recognise Elizabeth who recently appeared and performed on ITV's ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. Having got through to the semi-finals she shocked audiences with a terrifying audition that resulted in Amanda Holden swearing live on stage! Craig and Elizabeth perform all over the world, but enjoy coming back to the home of magic, that is Blackpool. This show is truly a performance not to be missed! Selected dates from 26th June 2020 - 31st October 2020. See www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com.

 

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."


See www.richardjonesmagic.co.uk/tour-dates.

 

The Event 2020 - London

19th & 20th September

From the organisers: The Event is the UK's premiere gathering for mentalism. What started four years ago as a Mentalism "day" at The Session has, by popular demand, blossomed into its own event running September 19th-20th 2020, in Heathrow. Curated by Luke Jermay in conjunction with Vanishing Inc. Magic, The Event brings together nine of the world's finest mind readers and mentalists for an elite, intimate weekend of shows, lectures, interviews, and surprises. Performers include: Lu Chen, Luke Jermay, Michael Weber, Max Maven, Keith Barry, Marco Fida, Anthony Jacquin, Timon Krause and Paralabs. This is already well over half way to selling out. To book your tickets, please go to: www.vanishingincmagic.com.

 

Evolution of Magic The Unknown - Blackpool

October Dates

From the promoters: Starring Craig Christian Magician and Illusionist who has the dexterity of a true artist. He performs miracles with just a deck of cards. His urban and edgy style is changing the face of magic and entertainment. Whilst Elizabeth’s thought-provoking tales of the impossible delve into the world of the unknown. You may recognise Elizabeth who recently appeared and performed on ITV's ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. Having got through to the semi-finals she shocked audiences with a terrifying audition that resulted in Amanda Holden swearing live on stage! Craig and Elizabeth perform all over the world, but enjoy coming back to the home of magic, that is Blackpool. This show is truly a performance not to be missed! Selected dates from 26th June 2020 - 31st October 2020. See www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com.

 

 

 

 

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