Phillip Northfield 'Mind Reader' - Ludlow

16th June

From the organisers: Philip Northfield is proud to bring his one-man show Mind Reader to the Ludlow Fringe on 16th June, at The Sitting Room, Blue Boar. Phil's previous shows have seen him predict human behaviour, reveal PIN codes, and influence seemingly impossible choices. Mind Reader is the latest show from the Shropshire based entertainer, showing first at the Ludlow Fringe in 2018, before playing at various venues across the county. Watch as a fictional story comes to life. He puts his money where his mouth is in a battle of wits and attempts to redefine how predictable we all truly are in a finale that will leave you scratching your head for weeks. For a unique fringe show experience, unlike anything else you'll see this year, come see Philip Northfield Mind Reader at the Ludlow Fringe on June 16th at 8pm at The Sitting Rooms, The Blue Boar, 52 Mill Street, Ludlow SY8 1BB (Map). www.phillipnorthfield.co.uk, www.ludlowfringe.co.uk. Tickets: www.eventbrite.co.uk.

 

Jamy Ian Swiss Cups & Balls Masterclass - London

16th June

Magic Lectures UK write: Magic Lectures UK are proud to present a masterclass on the Cups & Balls, by one of magic's greatest teachers. Very few people get the opportunity to study with Jamy Ian Swiss. This masterclass gives you the opportunity learn about a subject in which he is an undisputed master: the Cups & Balls. The day will comprise of: His routine (which is based on Dai Vernon’s classic routine), but also highlights moments and ideas from other influential past masters and Jamy’s final load sequence, which includes a terrific and detailed discussion on liquid loads, as well as timing, misdirection, and routine construction. You will learn the Cups & Balls along with Jamy, and on a more fundamental level, you get a chance to observe a master at work, learn hands-on and ask questions. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend a day with one of the living greats, as he entertains, instructs and informs you with his distinctive and expert handling of the Cups & Balls. £60 Per Person. Limited spaces available. Locations: Leeds 2nd June, London 16th June. Venues TBC. See www.facebook.com/pg/MagicLecturesUK for updates. To reserve your place email: magiclecturesuk@gmail.com.

 

Derren Brown: Underground - UK Tour

June Dates

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

 

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


June 16, Orchard Theatre, Dartford
June 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, Theatre Royal, Norwich
June 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

 

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

 

Evolution of Magic - Blackpool

To 28th October

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

 

Manchester Circle Jumbo Auction

18th June

From the organisers: Magical Bargains Galore on Monday 18th June at Salford Masonic Hall, 41 The Crescent, Salford, Near Manchester M5 4PE (Map). Organised by Manchester Circle of Magicians. Free for members, £3.00 door charge for non-members. Doors open at 5.30pm and viewing commences at 6pm. Auction commences at 6.30pm. Star Auctioneers are Quentin Reynolds and Derek Lever. Hundreds of items being sold many without reserve, such as DVDs, books, close-up, kids tricks, mentalism, etc. 8 Lots already entered, including part of Bob Austin's Estate. See you there. www.manchestercircleofmagicians.co.uk.

 

Ben Earl Masterclass - Manchester

18th June

Martin Allcock writes: On Monday the 18th June the hugely talented Ben Earl is coming to Manchester to present an evening of Masterclasses. Ben's sleight of hand is world-class and during the evening he will teach you the tools to allow you to take your card magic to a higher level.

 

Mission Control: Mission Control is a fundamentally new way to approach the subject of card control. Attendees will learn a new system for controlling a card (via insertion, replacement or peek) in order to make it completely invisible under any performing conditions, this approach is a radical departure from traditional (both technically and philosophically). Mission Control is a very practical system which is extremely deceptive while remaining simple and flexible.

 
Changes: Ben will be teaching brand new ways to approach two of the simplest, but most important moves in all of card magic: the Double Lift and Top Change. Ben's approach to these techniques is not only deeply fooling but simple and practical. Be prepared to rethink what you thought you knew about these fundamental techniques and develop a new way.

 

Palming: Palming is one of the most powerful, secret techniques in all of card magic. Very few do it well - even fewer do it invisibly. Ben will be teaching how to make it invisible (from the top and bottom of the deck) so that you can perform miracles. Ben will also show you new ways to practice so that your palming development is rapid.

 

The evening will start at 6pm and the cost is £125 per person. Due to the intimate and in-depth nature of the teaching, places will be strictly limited to a maximum of 8 people. Each section will last around an hour with a short break between for refreshments. Don't miss this opportunity to take your sleight of hand with cards to the next level by learning from one of the very best there is. Due to the nature of the material being taught the masterclass is only suitable for those at an intermediate level and above, i.e. you ideally already need to be able to do the moves to a reasonable standard. Please contact me by email martin@magical-entertainment.co.uk to book.

 

Think Nguyen’s UK lecture tour

June Dates

Magic Lectures UK write: Magic Lectures UK are proud to present Think Nguyen’s UK lecture tour. Think is known to make his cards “come to life”. He released two major DVD projects called Parallels and Vermillion. The first project received great reviews from the Blackpool Convention (2017). He also wrote 2 limited lecture notes: 'One Idea for Each Tentacle' and 'My Fingers Flowing' and web episodes called 'The Coffee Series'. The lecture will focus on card magic and the theories underlying magic in general. Besides sharing his favorite routines, Think will briefly cover some of his main work on the concept of Estimation and Jazz Magic. Think is an incredible magician, once you see him work you will understand what we mean. Be sure to catch him on his little tour of the UK before the end of the month.
Cardiff Magic Circle - 18/6/18
Smoke & Mirrors Lecture - 20/6/18
Isle of Mann Lecture & Masterclass - 22/6/18 to 24/6/18
Newcastle Magic Circle - 25/6/18
The Associated Wizards of the South 26/6/18
Exonian Magical Society - 28/6/18.

 

Chris North Mind Games - Anglian Magic Society

19th June

Chris North presents his comedy mind reading show for the Anglian Magic Society this Tuesday 19th June at 7.30pm, at The White Horse Inn, The Street, Trowse, Norwich NR14 8ST (Map). This is a super fun mind reading show that steers away from the norm and will have you laughing and scratching your heads. This is a special event night so members, visitors and friends are all welcome to come along at £3.00 per person. Following the show there will be close-up tables set around the room and a small buffet to carry on a magical evening. More details: www.theanglianmagicsociety.uk. Steve Majes, Secretary of The Anglian Magic Society.

 

Jamie Daws 'Opening More Daws!' lecture - Medway Magical Society

19th June

Neil Colley writes: With over 10 years experience in releasing material to the magic community, Jamie's magic speaks for itself! From incredibly visual eye candy to the darkest most bizarre tales you could imagine, his effects are diverse and intriguing to say the least. Within the past 2 years, his lectures have been highly praised by magic clubs and societies, which ultimately resulted in him being asked to partake in a bespoke lecture for Murphy's 'Magic at the Table' UK Lecture Series. Now part of the Alakazam Academy and taking his new tour to different countries, his teaching style is clear, concise and in-depth. If you would like to learn how to amaze, confuse, delight and sometimes even scare your audience, then see Jamie's latest lecture, Opening More Daws! "This lecture is amazing. Something for everyone and so different." Houdini's Magic Bar. "Jamie delivered a professional, funny and fantastic lecture at our club, which was filled with interesting effects and ideas. It truly has something for everybody. Highly recommended!" London Society of Magicians. Tuesday 19th June at 8pm. Visiting magicians welcome. Medway Magical Society, St George Hotel, New Road Avenue, Chatham, Kent ME4 6BB (Map). www.medwaymagicalsociety.org.uk.

 

Tom Crosbie Lecture - Northamptonshire Magicians' Club

19th June

Mark Paul writes: Tuesday 19th June. A lecture not to be missed. Visiting magicians welcome, £10 door charge. The lecture starts at 8pm. Northamptonshire Magicians' Club, Brafield on the Green Working Men's Club, 35 Bedford Road, Brafield on the Green, Northampton NN7 1BD (Map). www.northamptonshiremagicians.uk.

 

The Magic Hour - London

June Dates

Enter the wood panelled drawing room of London's 5 star Sheraton Park Lane Hotel for this award winning spellbinding show of magic and illusion in the style of the Victorian masters of deception. Following 5 star reviews and sell out audiences since 2013, The Magic Hour has established itself as the premier magic show in London. Join Tony Middleton 'Sonic', as seen on Penn & Teller: Fool Us (ITV, CW) and journey back in time to the Golden Age of Magic. Named in the top 10 things to do in London (TripAdvisor), and no.1 Halloween show of 2017 (Metro), you will witness the impossible as objects vanish, time stops still, and spirits write messages from 'the other side'.
June 21st, 22nd www.magichourshow.com.

 

Kilmarnock Magic Circle 80th Birthday Celebration

23rd June

Kenny Kerr writes: Kilmarnock Magic Circle are proud to have reached our 80th Birthday and we are inviting you to our birthday party celebrations. We are holding a dinner cabaret on Saturday 23rd June at 7pm at the Foxbar Hotel, 62 London Road, Kilmarnock KA3 7DD (Map). Cabaret performers are Fraser Stokes (winner of the 2018 SAMS Stage Competition), Michael McMillan (Runner-up in the 2018 SAMS Stage Competition) and FISM award winner / international star, Paul Nardini. Tickets are priced at £25 per head and include a delicious three course meal. To book, please contact our secretary, Elizabeth McNamara on 01563 821241 or email elizabethmcnamara@btinternet.com Looking forward to seeing you there.

 

Paul Vigil Lecture & Workshop - International Magic, London

23rd June

From the organisers: Paul has been practicing the art of magic since the age of 5, and 10 years later Paul under took the challenge of becoming a professional performer in his native Salt Lake City. In 2002 Paul moved to Las Vegas to join the ranks of the world's finest magicians. Paul’s creative contributions have not gone unnoticed by his peers. We are delighted to have Paul for both a lecture and one-off workshop on Saturday 23rd June. Paul's lecture will be covering material from both of his sought after books: Classic Fantastic and The Doors of Deception. This material includes magic and mentalism for use in close-up and parlour. His workshop will cover more advanced material with a deeper focus on detail. Workshop £75 per person. Start Time 1pm. Lecture £15 per person. Start 5pm (finish approx 7pm). Venue: 2nd Floor, Casa Italiana, 136 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1R 5DL (Map). www.internationalmagic.com. Advanced booking essential - please email martin@internationalmagic.com.

 

Luke Murray: Mindreader - Canal Café Theatre, London

23rd June

Luke Murray returns to the Canal Café Theatre with his third magic show, Mindreader. Following the success of Luke Murray: Mentalist, and Luke Murray: Mystifier, where Luke demonstrated his incredible ability to read minds and influence thoughts, he will come crashing back into Little Venice with his incredible talents. In his new show, Luke will perplex, entertain, mystify and provoke all over again. Be prepared for two audience members to be connected to each other in the most incredible way. Luke will also demonstrate how to detect a liar, how to read a spectator's thoughts, and how to play a game of 50/50 and win every time. Snap up your ticket now for £10 and spend an evening drinking, laughing and dropping your jaw! 60 minutes, 12+. Saturday 23rd June at 7.30pm. See www.canalcafetheatre.com.

 

Lior Manor: The London Workshop

24th June

"Lior Manor may not be well known in the magic world, but that’s because he’s too busy flying around the world (always in First Class) doing shows for major corporations. He is known, however, to the elite of the magic and mentalism world. I have been to several of his lectures and, often, most of the attendees are other leading professionals. They come because they know Lior shares workable, money-making ideas that have been proven in the real world. He teaches the way he performs – with passion and with great humor. He's not to be missed!" Ken Weber. See www.facebook.com/events for details.

 

Manchester (Warrington) Balloon Day

25th June

From the organisers: There will be a couple of balloon workshops of varying levels to cater for all who attend during the day, plus a basic session first thing, if required. There is usually a fun competition to enter if you would like to, plus all the usual fun and laughter of a 'Care & Share' Balloon Day. Graham will be going through some of his latest designs and there are a couple of early-bird specials still available. 10am till 5pm on Monday 25th June. Booking details: Click Here.

 

Conjuring at the Court - London

26th June

Conjuring at the Court celebrates 9 years of stage magic with a fabulous line-up of top magicians! Featuring the marvellously funny Mel Mellers, the polished deception of Michael Vincent, the characterful magic of Wayne Fox, and the hilarious comedy of James Fortune. Compere Russell Levinson. Tickets just £11 from www.conjuringatthecourt.com – it’s cheaper to book in advance. The show starts at 8pm and runs to 10pm with an interval. It’s in the lovely function room of the Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, West Ealing, London W13 8PH (Map). Come early to enjoy a meal before the show! Parking is free from 6.30pm.

 

Ben Cardall Lecture - Derby Magic Circle

27th June

Paul Sharp writes: On Wednesday 27th June, Derby Magic Circle is hosting Ben Cardall’s lecture at Breadsall Memorial Hall, Brookside Road, Breadsall, Derby DE21 5LR (Map) 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Ben’s lecture focuses on why he performs the way he does, and what constitutes 'real'. It’s often a controversial topic, but he will offer his thoughts on the benefits of developing a skill within your mentalist act in particular (he has a caveat for magicians too) and the importance of memory in the work of our performance art and how this alone can be used to create some amazing things. Ben teaches a simple system for reading people. No tricks, nothing other than your observational and deductive qualities at work. Visiting Magicians and past members are very welcome to come along, but there is a small fee of £10 payable on the night. Please contact our President Allan Humphries prior to attending on 01889 590 975 or email info@derbymagiccircle.com  www.derbymagiccircle.com.

 

Mark Elsdon & Ian Rowland 'The Meeting of The Minds' - Newcastle

29th June

This is the Friday before the MINDS Convention which takes place over the weekend. Mark and Ian... together at last! This unique seminar will focus on Creativity In Mentalism, Magic as Metaphor and Making Money from Mentalism. Inspiring theory, brilliant new tricks and an exclusive, free booklet. This one-off event is not to be missed! For more info and to book see www.thecoldreadingconnection.com.

 

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

29th June

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

 

Travis Perkins Assembly 26th Ferrybridge Day of Magic

1st July

From the organisers: Travis Perkins is pleased to announce the date for the 26th Ferrybridge Day of Magic, Sunday 1st July. With Lecturettes and the Showette, Dealers and Traders, the day looks like it will be another promising event - put the date in your diary now. More news as we approach the day! Venue is The Community Centre, The Square, Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire WF11 8PQ (Map). Doors open at 9.45am and the day closes at 5pm. For more information please visit our Facebook page: Ferrybridge Day of Magic, contact the Travis Perkins Assembly on 01904 709500 or email Michael Shepherd gmfs.msm@gmail.com or Danny Hunt info@amethystmagic.com.

 

Derren Brown: Underground - UK Tour

July Dates

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

 

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


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

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

 

Baffling Blandford

July Dates

The Walk starts at 4pm every Sunday in July & August 2018. A hatful of history and mindblowing mystery. Join our 'wizardstop tour' as we illustrate this fine Georgian town's magical hotspots with eccentric facts and illusions. Tickets £8 (families £20, concs £7) from: Blandford TIC or Crown Hotel Reception or just turn up on the day! Free parking on Sundays at the nearby Marsh & Ham (West Street, Blandford Forum DT11 7AJ). Accessible to people with wheels. Also private tours. Starts from Crown Hotel garden, West Street, Blandford Forum DT11 7AJ www.artoftheimpossible.com/magic/baffling-blandford.

 

Magical Bones: Black Magic - London

2nd July

From the promoters: Star of the spectacular West End Magic Show Impossible and ground breaking 4K TV series Around the World in 80 Tricks (Sky, Insight), Magical Bones returns to the Southbank with his brand-new magic show, simply called Black Magic. This show goes far and beyond the normal expectations of a traditional magic show and culminates in a spectacular finale that truly questions the limits of what is humanly possible. Expect to be taken on an awe-inspiring journey that just so happens to include the coolest breakdance moves, back flipping card tricks and of course jaw dropping street magic! Following his recent TV performance at the 2018 BAFTAs TV awards (BBC1), where he closed the ceremony, this will be the first chance this year for the public to witness his new show Black Magic live at the Underbelly Festival.


The show has been written and produced by Magical Bones himself: "I’m really excited about debuting this new show. The term ‘Black Magic’ usually is associated with negative connotations, however, this show is about challenging those ideas and pays tribute to an incredible black magician from the 1800’s, Henry ‘box’ Brown - a 19th century Virginia slave who escaped to freedom at the age of 33 by arranging to have himself mailed in a wooden crate in 1849 to abolitionists in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania!" Tickets: www.underbellyfestival.com also see YouTube and follow @magicalbones on Instagram.

 

Magic at the Barn: 15 Years of Magic - Rochford

7th & 8th July

A unique show featuring award-winning magic, incredible illusions, secret wonders, mind-blowing impossibilities, comedy and entertainment from the past 15 years of the 'Magic at the Barn' shows. Set within the enchanting atmosphere of a 17th century barn theatre and presented by the show's creator Oliver Tabor. Witness: a levitating girl, drawn pictures that come to life, impossible mind-reading, appearing butterflies and much more, including guest performances from Christian Lee and the Card Ninja. Guaranteed entertainment for all the family! 4 amazing shows over 2 days, Saturday 7th July at 3pm & 7.30pm and Sunday 8th July at 12pm & 3pm. Tickets: £10 child, £15 adult, £40 family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) via www.eventbrite.co.uk. Box office: 01702 543242. Red Brick Barn, Sutton Hall, Shopland Road, Rochford, Essex SS4 1LH (Map).

 

Blackpool Magicians' Club Table Top Sale

10th July

From the organisers: Blackpool Magicians Club are holding a table top sale on Tuesday 10th July from 7pm at the club's HQ: Blackpool Magicians' Club, 56-60 Caunce Street, Blackpool FY1 3NE (Map). www.blackpoolmagic.com. There is no door charge and visiting magicians and societies are most welcome to come along and enjoy our hospitality and facilities. Bar refreshments and catering will be available throughout the evening and of course you may just find a few new tricks and props. We will have a limited number of tables available to visiting magicians at £10 each. If of interest please contact Alan Horne on alan@childrensentertainments.co.uk for availability.

 

Jay Adkins: Mind Magician - Stourport

13th July

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

 

Keith Bennett Lecture - The Cornish Magical Society

15th July
Keith Penney writes: "Keith Bennett - Misdirection also Tango" 15th July at 3pm. Keith Bennett has been a magician for over fifty years and a magic dealer for over twenty five years. He is a member of the British Magical Society (BMS) and the Wolverhampton Circle of Magicians. After reading for a law degree Keith Bennett spent twenty years as a professional photographer in the field of industrial and advertising photography. In 1989 he became a magic dealer and introduced the UK to Bicycles seconds which transformed the face of cardmagic there. He now specialises in Tango coin magic and Tango coin tricks but he also sells some other makes of coin trick. He started in coin magic in 1962 when he saw Ken Brooke perform the Han Ping Chien coin trick. The same day he saw Liepzig s Pride which he also still does. Keith Bennett is particularly interested in sleeving and holdouts and uses a lot of sleeving in his coin magic. His latest venture is the mindreading chicken act or Keith Bennett and Total Abuse of a Rubber Chicken. Non members £10. The Cornish Magical Society, Carnon Downs Village Hall, Tregye Road, Carnon Downs, Feock, Truro TR3 6GH (Map). www.cornishmagicalsociety.co.uk.

 

The Magic Hour - London

July Dates

Enter the wood panelled drawing room of London's 5 star Sheraton Park Lane Hotel for this award winning spellbinding show of magic and illusion in the style of the Victorian masters of deception. Following 5 star reviews and sell out audiences since 2013, The Magic Hour has established itself as the premier magic show in London. Join Tony Middleton 'Sonic', as seen on Penn & Teller: Fool Us (ITV, CW) and journey back in time to the Golden Age of Magic. Named in the top 10 things to do in London (TripAdvisor), and no.1 Halloween show of 2017 (Metro), you will witness the impossible as objects vanish, time stops still, and spirits write messages from 'the other side'.
July 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th www.magichourshow.com.

 

KFC3 The Karl Fulves Convention - London

21st July

KFC3... now in it's 3rd great year! The Karl Fulves Convention, organised by Allan Brown, is set up to honour one of the greatest unsung geniuses and giants of close up magic...Karl Fulves. As ever, this highly informal event will take place at the The Holiday Inn Express, 30 Jamestown Road, Camden Town, London NW1 7BY (Map). Saturday 21st July 6pm. All attendees must come with at least one magic trick from any Fulves publication that they can share with others. This year, we hope to be joined by Thomas Ellis, Andrew Hockney, and Jerry Mensfield who will be demonstrating a number of items from Rigmarole#5. Free entry, very informal, no need to register... just turn up. Any questions email abrown.kfc@gmail.com.

 

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

27th July

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

 

Sleight of Hand on the Strand - London

28th July

Following on from the success of The Magic Hour, we present Sleight of Hand on the Strand. Located at Simpsons in the Strand, part of the world famous Savoy Hotel, enjoy an hour and fifteen minutes in the company of two of London's finest close-up magicians. Enjoy this light hearted and heart warming show in a luxurious setting. You will never get closer to the impossible!

Tony Middleton 'Sonic', headliner of The Magic Hour at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, is widely acknowledged as London's leading parlour magician. He is joined by the Magic Circle's skilful Dominick Zwolinski, whose 20 years experience has included performing for Boris Johnson, Bremner, Bird & Fortune, and Jim Carey who declared 'Burn him! He's a Witch!'

Together they will entertain with classic magic, mind-reading and illusion in an intimate and evocative setting. Take a journey back in time to a world of sepia and sleight of hand - the roaring 20's - where cabaret and close-up magic went hand in hand. But keep your eyes open - behind the wit and charm of our performers lies a web of secrets and surprises!


28th July www.magichourshow.com.

 

Magic on the Fringe - Edinburgh

August Dates

The official Edinburgh Fringe programme contains 75 magic and magic-related shows. Once again card man Peter McLanachan (www.thecardman.co.uk) has kindly pieced together all the magic listings for MagicWeek readers (many thanks once again Pete!) Click Here.

 

Pete Firman 'Marvels' - UK Tour

August Dates

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

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

1st - 26th Aug Edinburgh Fringe

 

Baffling Blandford

August Dates

The Walk starts at 4pm every Sunday in July & August 2018. A hatful of history and mindblowing mystery. Join our 'wizardstop tour' as we illustrate this fine Georgian town's magical hotspots with eccentric facts and illusions. Tickets £8 (families £20, concs £7) from: Blandford TIC or Crown Hotel Reception or just turn up on the day! Free parking on Sundays at the nearby Marsh & Ham (West Street, Blandford Forum DT11 7AJ). Accessible to people with wheels. Also private tours. Starts from Crown Hotel garden, West Street, Blandford Forum DT11 7AJ www.artoftheimpossible.com/magic/baffling-blandford.

 

Aaron Calvert: Declassified - Edinburgh Fringe

1st - 26th August

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

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

 

1st - 26th August, 6pm Daily
Tickets: £8 to £12 via www.aaroncalvert.com/tickets
Venue: Gilded Balloon at the Museum, Lothian Street, National Museum of Scotland, EH1 1HB
www.aaroncalvert.com/edinburgh-fringe-magic

 

The Magic Hour - London

August Dates

Enter the wood panelled drawing room of London's 5 star Sheraton Park Lane Hotel for this award winning spellbinding show of magic and illusion in the style of the Victorian masters of deception. Following 5 star reviews and sell out audiences since 2013, The Magic Hour has established itself as the premier magic show in London. Join Tony Middleton 'Sonic', as seen on Penn & Teller: Fool Us (ITV, CW) and journey back in time to the Golden Age of Magic. Named in the top 10 things to do in London (TripAdvisor), and no.1 Halloween show of 2017 (Metro), you will witness the impossible as objects vanish, time stops still, and spirits write messages from 'the other side'.
August 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th, 31st www.magichourshow.com.

 

Sleight of Hand on the Strand - London

18th August

Following on from the success of The Magic Hour, we present Sleight of Hand on the Strand. Located at Simpsons in the Strand, part of the world famous Savoy Hotel, enjoy an hour and fifteen minutes in the company of two of London's finest close-up magicians. Enjoy this light hearted and heart warming show in a luxurious setting. You will never get closer to the impossible!

Tony Middleton 'Sonic', headliner of The Magic Hour at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, is widely acknowledged as London's leading parlour magician. He is joined by the Magic Circle's skilful Dominick Zwolinski, whose 20 years experience has included performing for Boris Johnson, Bremner, Bird & Fortune, and Jim Carey who declared 'Burn him! He's a Witch!'

Together they will entertain with classic magic, mind-reading and illusion in an intimate and evocative setting. Take a journey back in time to a world of sepia and sleight of hand - the roaring 20's - where cabaret and close-up magic went hand in hand. But keep your eyes open - behind the wit and charm of our performers lies a web of secrets and surprises!


18th August www.magichourshow.com.

 

Magic Cruise

11th August

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

 

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

21st, 22nd August

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


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

 

Jonathan Royle's ESP - Byline Festival

24th August

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

 

Sleight of Hand on the Strand - London

25th August

Following on from the success of The Magic Hour, we present Sleight of Hand on the Strand. Located at Simpsons in the Strand, part of the world famous Savoy Hotel, enjoy an hour and fifteen minutes in the company of two of London's finest close-up magicians. Enjoy this light hearted and heart warming show in a luxurious setting. You will never get closer to the impossible!

Tony Middleton 'Sonic', headliner of The Magic Hour at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, is widely acknowledged as London's leading parlour magician. He is joined by the Magic Circle's skilful Dominick Zwolinski, whose 20 years experience has included performing for Boris Johnson, Bremner, Bird & Fortune, and Jim Carey who declared 'Burn him! He's a Witch!'

Together they will entertain with classic magic, mind-reading and illusion in an intimate and evocative setting. Take a journey back in time to a world of sepia and sleight of hand - the roaring 20's - where cabaret and close-up magic went hand in hand. But keep your eyes open - behind the wit and charm of our performers lies a web of secrets and surprises!


25th August www.magichourshow.com.

 

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

31st August

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

 

The Magic Hour - London

September Dates

Enter the wood panelled drawing room of London's 5 star Sheraton Park Lane Hotel for this award winning spellbinding show of magic and illusion in the style of the Victorian masters of deception. Following 5 star reviews and sell out audiences since 2013, The Magic Hour has established itself as the premier magic show in London. Join Tony Middleton 'Sonic', as seen on Penn & Teller: Fool Us (ITV, CW) and journey back in time to the Golden Age of Magic. Named in the top 10 things to do in London (TripAdvisor), and no.1 Halloween show of 2017 (Metro), you will witness the impossible as objects vanish, time stops still, and spirits write messages from 'the other side'.
Every Thursday & Friday at 8pm until Christmas. www.magichourshow.com.

 

Sleight of Hand on the Strand - London

September Dates

Following on from the success of The Magic Hour, we present Sleight of Hand on the Strand. Located at Simpsons in the Strand, part of the world famous Savoy Hotel, enjoy an hour and fifteen minutes in the company of two of London's finest close-up magicians. Enjoy this light hearted and heart warming show in a luxurious setting. You will never get closer to the impossible!

Tony Middleton 'Sonic', headliner of The Magic Hour at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, is widely acknowledged as London's leading parlour magician. He is joined by the Magic Circle's skilful Dominick Zwolinski, whose 20 years experience has included performing for Boris Johnson, Bremner, Bird & Fortune, and Jim Carey who declared 'Burn him! He's a Witch!'

Together they will entertain with classic magic, mind-reading and illusion in an intimate and evocative setting. Take a journey back in time to a world of sepia and sleight of hand - the roaring 20's - where cabaret and close-up magic went hand in hand. But keep your eyes open - behind the wit and charm of our performers lies a web of secrets and surprises!


Every Saturday until Christmas. www.magichourshow.com.

 

At Home with The Magic Circle - London

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

 

Tuesdays 4th and 18th September.

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

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

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

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

Mario Morris: Build Your Confidence, Build Your Show - Cardiff

7th-9th September

From the organisers: Mario Morris - School of Busking presents 'Build Your Confidence, Build Your Show', a three day event on 7th, 8th and 9th September in Cardiff. 'Build Your Confidence, Build Your Show' is a gateway into achieving your aims and goals, whilst living the life you want to live. The School of Busking has helped magicians, entertainers, street, stage and close-up performers all over the world step into their dreams, doing what they love. Do you have a dream to perform or wish you could develop the skills and confidence to take you to the next level, or do you already have the skills and now are ready to receive mentoring and feedback to develop your show further? Then, this focus is for you. See www.schoolofbusking.com.

 

Pete Firman 'Marvels' - UK Tour

September Dates

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


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

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

 

Ali Cook Principles of Deception - UK Tour

September Dates

The star of West End magic marvels and big screen spectacles, Ali Cook, has announced a new UK tour for his critically acclaimed comedy magic show Principles of Deception. Treating audiences to a festival of fascination, Principles of Deception acts as the essential storytelling of magic, with Ali Cook’s own brand of awe-inspiring magic and off-beat comedy. The tour will visit theatres nationwide between 29th September 17th- November 2018. "A hugely impressive show that’s never short on spectacle… Genuinely astounding"
★★★★ Mail on Sunday. Also see YouTube.

For tickets go to: www.alicook.com/gigs or the theatre links below:

 

Saturday 29th September - Banbury, Mill Arts Theatre, www.themillartscentre.co.uk

 

Jamie Raven 'Making Magic' - UK Tour

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


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

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

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

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

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

 

The Magic of Ferràn Rizo - The Cornish Magical Society

30th September
Keith Penney writes: We have been very lucky to have managed to get the Spanish magician Ferran Rizo to come over from Spain and present one of his lectures to us. This one is not to be missed. Ferràn Rizo, is a professional magic performer from Spain. He is a great lecturer who has tought his magic to the best Magic Circles of Spain, such the Spanish Society of Magicians, Circle of Professional Magicians from Madrid, the Circle of Illusionist from Castellón.  In 'With the Rizos', he'll cover close-up magic taken from his last lectures featuring magic with cards, coins, a cup and a piece of paper! 8.30pm visitors welcome. The Cornish Magical Society, Carnon Downs Village Hall, Tregye Road, Carnon Downs, Feock, Truro TR3 6GH (Map). www.cornishmagicalsociety.co.uk.

 

Jamie Raven 'Making Magic' - UK Tour

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

The Magic Hour - London

October Dates

Enter the wood panelled drawing room of London's 5 star Sheraton Park Lane Hotel for this award winning spellbinding show of magic and illusion in the style of the Victorian masters of deception. Following 5 star reviews and sell out audiences since 2013, The Magic Hour has established itself as the premier magic show in London. Join Tony Middleton 'Sonic', as seen on Penn & Teller: Fool Us (ITV, CW) and journey back in time to the Golden Age of Magic. Named in the top 10 things to do in London (TripAdvisor), and no.1 Halloween show of 2017 (Metro), you will witness the impossible as objects vanish, time stops still, and spirits write messages from 'the other side'.
Every Thursday & Friday at 8pm until Christmas. www.magichourshow.com.

 

Sleight of Hand on the Strand - London

October Dates

Following on from the success of The Magic Hour, we present Sleight of Hand on the Strand. Located at Simpsons in the Strand, part of the world famous Savoy Hotel, enjoy an hour and fifteen minutes in the company of two of London's finest close-up magicians. Enjoy this light hearted and heart warming show in a luxurious setting. You will never get closer to the impossible!

Tony Middleton 'Sonic', headliner of The Magic Hour at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, is widely acknowledged as London's leading parlour magician. He is joined by the Magic Circle's skilful Dominick Zwolinski, whose 20 years experience has included performing for Boris Johnson, Bremner, Bird & Fortune, and Jim Carey who declared 'Burn him! He's a Witch!'

Together they will entertain with classic magic, mind-reading and illusion in an intimate and evocative setting. Take a journey back in time to a world of sepia and sleight of hand - the roaring 20's - where cabaret and close-up magic went hand in hand. But keep your eyes open - behind the wit and charm of our performers lies a web of secrets and surprises!


Every Saturday until Christmas. www.magichourshow.com.

 

Pete Firman 'Marvels' - UK Tour

October Dates

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

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

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

 

Exonian Magical Society One Day Convention

5th October

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

 

At Home with The Magic Circle - London

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

 

Tuesdays 9th and 23rd October.

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

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

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

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

Ali Cook Principles of Deception - UK Tour

October Dates

The star of West End magic marvels and big screen spectacles, Ali Cook, has announced a new UK tour for his critically acclaimed comedy magic show Principles of Deception. Treating audiences to a festival of fascination, Principles of Deception acts as the essential storytelling of magic, with Ali Cook’s own brand of awe-inspiring magic and off-beat comedy. The tour will visit theatres nationwide between 29th September 17th- November 2018. "A hugely impressive show that’s never short on spectacle… Genuinely astounding"
★★★★ Mail on Sunday. Also see YouTube.

For tickets go to: www.alicook.com/gigs or the theatre links below:


Sunday 21st October - Shrewsbury, Severn Theatre, www.theatresevern.co.uk
Friday 26th October - Sudbury, Quay Theatre, www.quaysudbury.com
Saturday 27th October - Leicester, Y Theatre, www.leicesterymca.co.uk

 

Pete Firman 'Marvels' - UK Tour

November Dates

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

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

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

 

Ali Cook Principles of Deception - UK Tour

November Dates

The star of West End magic marvels and big screen spectacles, Ali Cook, has announced a new UK tour for his critically acclaimed comedy magic show Principles of Deception. Treating audiences to a festival of fascination, Principles of Deception acts as the essential storytelling of magic, with Ali Cook’s own brand of awe-inspiring magic and off-beat comedy. The tour will visit theatres nationwide between 29th September 17th- November 2018. "A hugely impressive show that’s never short on spectacle… Genuinely astounding"
★★★★ Mail on Sunday. Also see YouTube.

For tickets go to: www.alicook.com/gigs or the theatre links below:


Friday 2nd November - Swindon, Arts Centre, www.swindontheatres.co.uk
Saturday 3rd November - Walton on Thames, Riverhouse Barn, www.littleboxoffice.com/riverhouse
Sunday 4th November - Beverley, Parkway Beverley, www.beverley.parkwaycinemas.co.uk
Friday 9th November - Folkestone, Quarterhouse, www.quarterhouse.co.uk
Thursday 15th November - Tunbridge Wells, Trinity Theatre, www.trinitytheatre.net
Saturday 17th November - Bristol, Theatre 1532, www.1532bristol.co.uk

 

The Magic Hour - London

November Dates

Enter the wood panelled drawing room of London's 5 star Sheraton Park Lane Hotel for this award winning spellbinding show of magic and illusion in the style of the Victorian masters of deception. Following 5 star reviews and sell out audiences since 2013, The Magic Hour has established itself as the premier magic show in London. Join Tony Middleton 'Sonic', as seen on Penn & Teller: Fool Us (ITV, CW) and journey back in time to the Golden Age of Magic. Named in the top 10 things to do in London (TripAdvisor), and no.1 Halloween show of 2017 (Metro), you will witness the impossible as objects vanish, time stops still, and spirits write messages from 'the other side'.
Every Thursday & Friday at 8pm until Christmas. www.magichourshow.com.

 

Sleight of Hand on the Strand - London

November Dates

Following on from the success of The Magic Hour, we present Sleight of Hand on the Strand. Located at Simpsons in the Strand, part of the world famous Savoy Hotel, enjoy an hour and fifteen minutes in the company of two of London's finest close-up magicians. Enjoy this light hearted and heart warming show in a luxurious setting. You will never get closer to the impossible!

Tony Middleton 'Sonic', headliner of The Magic Hour at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, is widely acknowledged as London's leading parlour magician. He is joined by the Magic Circle's skilful Dominick Zwolinski, whose 20 years experience has included performing for Boris Johnson, Bremner, Bird & Fortune, and Jim Carey who declared 'Burn him! He's a Witch!'

Together they will entertain with classic magic, mind-reading and illusion in an intimate and evocative setting. Take a journey back in time to a world of sepia and sleight of hand - the roaring 20's - where cabaret and close-up magic went hand in hand. But keep your eyes open - behind the wit and charm of our performers lies a web of secrets and surprises!


Every Saturday until Christmas. www.magichourshow.com.

 

At Home with The Magic Circle - London

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

 

Tuesdays 6th, 13th and 20th November.

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

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

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

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

The Magic Hour - London

December Dates

Enter the wood panelled drawing room of London's 5 star Sheraton Park Lane Hotel for this award winning spellbinding show of magic and illusion in the style of the Victorian masters of deception. Following 5 star reviews and sell out audiences since 2013, The Magic Hour has established itself as the premier magic show in London. Join Tony Middleton 'Sonic', as seen on Penn & Teller: Fool Us (ITV, CW) and journey back in time to the Golden Age of Magic. Named in the top 10 things to do in London (TripAdvisor), and no.1 Halloween show of 2017 (Metro), you will witness the impossible as objects vanish, time stops still, and spirits write messages from 'the other side'.
Every Thursday & Friday at 8pm until Christmas. www.magichourshow.com.

 

Sleight of Hand on the Strand - London

December Dates

Following on from the success of The Magic Hour, we present Sleight of Hand on the Strand. Located at Simpsons in the Strand, part of the world famous Savoy Hotel, enjoy an hour and fifteen minutes in the company of two of London's finest close-up magicians. Enjoy this light hearted and heart warming show in a luxurious setting. You will never get closer to the impossible!

Tony Middleton 'Sonic', headliner of The Magic Hour at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, is widely acknowledged as London's leading parlour magician. He is joined by the Magic Circle's skilful Dominick Zwolinski, whose 20 years experience has included performing for Boris Johnson, Bremner, Bird & Fortune, and Jim Carey who declared 'Burn him! He's a Witch!'

Together they will entertain with classic magic, mind-reading and illusion in an intimate and evocative setting. Take a journey back in time to a world of sepia and sleight of hand - the roaring 20's - where cabaret and close-up magic went hand in hand. But keep your eyes open - behind the wit and charm of our performers lies a web of secrets and surprises!


Every Saturday until Christmas. www.magichourshow.com.

 

The Session & The Event

11th-13th January

Mac King will headline The Session 2019! Now based at the Park Inn, Heathrow, The Session will see Mac King both lecture and perform a full one-man show. This is a rare opportunity to see Mac away from his own theatre on the Las Vegas Strip, where he performs two sell-out shows a day. He will join Lason Ladanye (USA), Kyle Littleton (USA), Jared Kopf (USA) and many more to be announced. Visit www.sessionconvention.com.

 

Blackpool Magic Convention

15th, 16th & 17th February

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

 

 
 

Wessex Magical Association Convention 2019

7th April

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

 
 

Belfast MagiCon 2019

3rd-5th May

James Hobart writes: At last weekend’s Irish Convention in Dublin we were delighted to announce the first details of next year’s event. Belfast MagiCon 2019 will be held in the Park Avenue Hotel, Belfast from 3rd-5th May 2019 (the hotel is now accepting accommodation bookings at guaranteed preferential rates). The weekend will include Dealers, Lectures, Shows and the Annual Chairman’s Dinner and Ted Oldham Memorial Lecture from hosts, The Ulster Society of Magicians. The first confirmed International Star Guest Fritz with a Z was introduced to Saturday attendees, as he dropped in on his way to a gig at a Dublin comedy club the following evening. The convention website is now live at www.belfastmagicon2019.webs.com and will be updated regularly over the next twelve months.

 

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