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.


Jamie Allan's iMagician - online

Every Friday at 7pm

Jamie and his team broadcast a show on Facebook every Friday at 7pm. The show has received rave reviews for its content and production. The show is a mixture of fun, star interviews and magic. Visit Jamie's public Facebook page to find out more, watch the next show on Friday, or catch up with previous episodes: facebook.com/JamieAllaniMagician.

 

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 - 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. 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 - Cancelled

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 - Cancelled

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 - Cancelled

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 - 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, 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."

 

September 2nd – Scotland, Arbroath – The Webster Memorial Theatre – 01241 435 800
September 9th – Hertfordshire – The Radlett Centre – 01923 859 291
September 10th – Andover – The Lights – 01264 368 368
September 12th – Eastbourne – Royal Hippodrome Theatre – 01323 802 020
September 15th – Peterborough – Vivacity’s Key Theatre – 01733 207 239
September 18th – Market Drayton – Festival Drayton Centre -01630 654444
September 23rd – East Riding Of Yorkshire – Bridlington Spa – 01262 678258
September 27th – Tewkesbury – The Roses Theatre – 01684 295 074
September 29th – Kettering – The Lighthouse Theatre – 01536 414141


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.

 

Richard Jones: Escape 2020 - UK Tour

October 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."

 

October 3rd – Hertford Theatre – 01992 531 500
October 5th – Bristol – Redgrave Theatre – 0117 3157 800 Or 602
October 15th – Chesterfield – The Pomegranate Theatre – 01246 345 222
October 17th – Lyme Regis, Dorset – Marine Theatre – 01297 442 394


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

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Derren Brown: Showman

February Dates

Derren Brown returns to the stage with 'Showman', his brand new live show for 2021. "We were all ready to open Showman when the tour had to be postponed. Now, after sitting around in my pants for months I am so, so eager to get this show on the road. I’m hugely grateful to everyone who bought tickets and then were told they had to wait. Let’s get together and have a hug and a party." Derren. "The closest our Galaxy can boast to a Jedi Master" Empire.

22nd - 28th February - Dartford Click Here

 

Derren Brown: Showman

March Dates

Derren Brown returns to the stage with 'Showman', his brand new live show for 2021. "We were all ready to open Showman when the tour had to be postponed. Now, after sitting around in my pants for months I am so, so eager to get this show on the road. I’m hugely grateful to everyone who bought tickets and then were told they had to wait. Let’s get together and have a hug and a party." Derren. "The closest our Galaxy can boast to a Jedi Master" Empire.

2nd - 6th March - Oxford Click Here
9th - 13th March - Woking Coming soon
23rd - 27th March - Plymouth Click Here
30th March - 3rd April - Aberdeen Coming Soon

 

Derren Brown: Showman

April Dates

Derren Brown returns to the stage with 'Showman', his brand new live show for 2021. "We were all ready to open Showman when the tour had to be postponed. Now, after sitting around in my pants for months I am so, so eager to get this show on the road. I’m hugely grateful to everyone who bought tickets and then were told they had to wait. Let’s get together and have a hug and a party." Derren. "The closest our Galaxy can boast to a Jedi Master" Empire.

30th March - 3rd April - Aberdeen Coming Soon
13th - 17th April - Sunderland Click Here
20th - 24th April - Hull Click Here
27th April - 1st May - Glasgow Click Here

 

Derren Brown: Showman

May Dates

Derren Brown returns to the stage with 'Showman', his brand new live show for 2021. "We were all ready to open Showman when the tour had to be postponed. Now, after sitting around in my pants for months I am so, so eager to get this show on the road. I’m hugely grateful to everyone who bought tickets and then were told they had to wait. Let’s get together and have a hug and a party." Derren. "The closest our Galaxy can boast to a Jedi Master" Empire.

7th April - 1st May - Glasgow Click Here
4th - 8th May - Canterbury Coming Soon
11th - 15th May - Ipswich Click Here
25th - 29th May - Leeds Click Here

 

Derren Brown: Showman

June Dates

Derren Brown returns to the stage with 'Showman', his brand new live show for 2021. "We were all ready to open Showman when the tour had to be postponed. Now, after sitting around in my pants for months I am so, so eager to get this show on the road. I’m hugely grateful to everyone who bought tickets and then were told they had to wait. Let’s get together and have a hug and a party." Derren. "The closest our Galaxy can boast to a Jedi Master" Empire.

1st - 5th June - Bournemouth Click Here
8th - 19th June - Salford Quays Coming Soon
22nd - 26th June - Wolverhampton Click Here
29th June - 3rd July - Norwich Click Here

 

Derren Brown: Showman

July Dates

Derren Brown returns to the stage with 'Showman', his brand new live show for 2021. "We were all ready to open Showman when the tour had to be postponed. Now, after sitting around in my pants for months I am so, so eager to get this show on the road. I’m hugely grateful to everyone who bought tickets and then were told they had to wait. Let’s get together and have a hug and a party." Derren. "The closest our Galaxy can boast to a Jedi Master" Empire.

29th June - 3rd July - Norwich Click Here
6th - 10th July - Milton Keynes Click Here
13th - 17th July - Southend Click Here.

 

 

 

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