Blackpool Magic Convention

14th, 15th, 16th February 2020

MAIN STAGE SHOW PERFORMERS
Lance Burton & Friends (Friday night Show), Arturo Brachetti - Solo (Saturday night Show), Christian Wedoy, Gaeton Bloom, John Archer, Kalin & Jinger, Maria Sarach, Marko Karvo, Michael Goudeau, Sergio Starman, Wayne Dobson, Fielding West, Keith West, Mac King, Max Fulham.
ONE-MAN SHOWS
Ben Hart, Mac King, Danny Buckler, Max Fulham, Max Maven, Rafael, The Evasons, Richard Wiseman - Seance, Avnar the Eccentric.
MEGA LECTURE
Uri Geller.
WAYNE DOBSON AND FRIENDS
Wayne Dobson and special guests.
CLOSE-UP PERFORMERS
Benjamin Morey, Craig Petty, Matt Windsor, Takumi Takahashi, Jay Sankey, Michael Ammar, Henry Evans, Lain Moran, Kyle Littleton, Marcelo Insua, Ryan Schlutz.
LECTURERS
Gaeton Bloom, Henry Evans, Jamie Allan, Jay Sankey, Kyle Littleton, Lior Manor, Lynette Welch, Max Maven, Marcelo Insua, Richard Wiseman, Michael Ammar, Patrick Kun, Ryan Schlutz, Sam Fitton, Sergio Starman, Takumi Takahashi, Paul Stone, Rafael, Master Payne, Avnar the Eccentric, Phillip Hitchcock.
POWER POINT PRESENTATION
Master Payne.
CLOSE-UP COMPETITION
Featuring performers from around the world.
STANDALONE EVENT
Juan Esteban Varela - Magic in the Dark.
BEAT THE WAND
Magic Sam.
TED STYLE TALKS
Hosted by Luke Dancy.
NOT THE GALA SHOW
Jack Gleadow, Ryan Gleeson, Gary Dunn, John Kimmons, George Firehorse.
KIDS SHOW LECTURES
Jozo Bozo, Keith Fields, Max Fulham, Noah Kelly, Phileas Flash, Master Payne.
Don't leave it too late...
www.blackpoolmagicconvention.com.

 

Ben Hart: Wonder - UK Tour

February Dates

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


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


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


Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th February: Wilton's Music Hall, London www.wiltons.org.uk
Thursday 20th February: The Theatre, Camberley www.camberleytheatre.biz
Friday 21st February: Public Halls Harpenden www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

Sunday 23rd February: Chicago Boom, Amsterdam
Friday 28th February: The Maltings, Farnham www.farnhammaltings.com

Saturday 29th February: Medina Theatre, Isle of Wight www.medinatheatre.co.uk

Also see www.benhartmagic.com

 

Magic Goes Wrong - Vaudeville Theatre, London

February Dates

Created with magicians Penn & Teller, Mischief Theatre conjure up an evening of grand illusion. In the next 'Goes Wrong' comedy to hit the West End, the original Mischief company play a hapless gang of magicians presenting a charity event. As the accidents spiral out of control, so does their fundraising target... Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London WC2 from 14th December 2019 to 30th August 2020. For more information and to book visit www.mischieftheatre.co.uk.

 

Chris Wardle’s ‘Crafty Conjuring’ Lecture – Leicester Magic Circle

17th February

This is a lecture of ‘crafty’ magic covering close-up, children’s magic, impromptu items and mentalism, with the emphasis on cunning, streamlined methods. Chris will also be discussing the creative process and sharing tips and ideas for devising your own effects and making what you already do unique. An evening of practical material you can use, with something for everyone. His ideas have appeared in books, magazines and have been used on TV, radio and on the stage. Chris has regular columns in both the IBM British Ring’s and The Magic Circle’s magazines, and he is an award-winning Member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star. There is a charge of £10 for visiting magicians. 7.30pm on Monday 17th February at Braunstone Civic Centre, Leicester LE3 2PP. Contact Secretary Barry Martin for details: barry@theleicestermagiccircle.co.uk.

 

Christian Magicians UK 2020 Conference - King's Park Conference Centre, Northampton

17th-20th February

From the organisers: Monday 17th to Thursday 20th February 2020. The Conference has a star studded line up of lecturers: Noel Britten, President of The Magic Circle; Scott Humston (photo), from America, who now devotes his life to educating through entertainment; Mark Harrington, Christian Magician and All Age Communicator, and Quentin Reynolds, strong magic with lots of comedy. Plus Workshops with top UK magicians Mark Shortland and Steve Price. The Christian Magicians UK Conference will be held at the Kings Park Conference Centre, Kings Park Road, Northampton NN3 6LL (Map). Scott Humston will be with us for the entire conference. Noel Britten will be with us on Wednesday 19th February. Mark Harrington on Tuesday 18th February and Quentin Reynolds on Thursday 20th February. Conference is open to non-members and day tickets are still available, but hurry time and space is running out. For further information and detailed programme please visit www.christianmagicians.org/conference.

 

A Night of Magic - King's Park Conference Centre, Northampton

19th February

From the organisers: Featuring Scott Humston and Mark Shortland, two of the best international magicians from the USA and the UK join us for a family show of magic and illusion at King's Park Conference Centre, Kings Park Road, Northampton NN3 6LL (Map). Doors 7.30pm, Show 8pm on Wednesday, 19th February. Book via www.christianmagicians.org. Organised by Christian Magicians UK.

 

Laura London, President’s Night, Hull Magicians’ Circle

20th February

Jon Marshall writes: The brilliant Laura London will be performing and lecturing at Hull Magicians’ Circle as the guest of our President, Eddie Dawes for his President’s Night on Thursday, 20th February at 7.45pm at the Sailmakers Arms, High Street, Hull HU1 1NQ (Map). Visiting magicians are welcome at a fee of £5. Laura's interest in magic began when she was only 10 years old and just one week after her 18th birthday, she became the youngest female member of The Magic Circle, 16 years later, Laura is a member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star. Initially concentrating on a wide range of close-up magic, Laura now focuses on cards, and her exceptional skills have taken her to the Edinburgh Fringe in a show she devised and wrote herself 'Laura London: Cheat', receiving 4 star reviews across the board. Laura's TV credits include ITV1’s 'The Next Great Magician' and 'Penn and Teller: Fool Us', 'The Magic Party' for BBC NI, 'Children In Need' and 'Playing Tricks’.


"It has always been a joy to watch Laura work, her sleight-of-hand skills and dexterous abilities are not only as natural as they could possibly be, but also gracefully wonderful to watch. She is without out a doubt, one of the finest playing-card-technicians that I have ever had the pleasure to have sat at the card table with."
Daniel Madison. "Laura London is not just a fantastic magician, she is a worker. The material she performs in her Cheat Act has been refined and audience tested for many years, all over the world. Laura's done the hard part. All you have to do is watch, listen and learn." Chad Long. www.hullmc.org.uk www.laura.london.

 

Fergus Flanagan 'When I Grow Up, I Want to be a Magician' - London

20th, 21st, 22nd February

BAFTA award-winning magician Fergus Flanagan makes his London debut with 'When I Grow Up, I Want to be a Magician', a magic show that shines a light on mental health and explores the trials and tribulations of being a working magician. Both previous dates sold out in a little over 5 hours! Tickets are now available for February 20th, 21st and 22nd at the Hen and Chickens Theatre, 109 St Paul's Road, Highbury, London N1 2NA (Map). Tickets www.unrestrictedview.co.uk. Also see www.fergusflanagan.com.

 

John Archer Against The Odds - UK Tour

February Dates

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

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

 

Luke Baker Magic Attack

21st February

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

February 21st Brighton Caxton Arms Pub Theatre

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

 

Magical Bones Black Magic - UK Tour

21st February

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 21st February The Lowry, Salford

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

 

Brazen - West Yorkshire

27th February

Brazen, a stage show of magic and illusion by Alexander Wells & Co. Brazen is a portrayal of two travelling magicians demonstrating their deceptive arts and exhibiting an ancient, magical automaton; A talking brass head that can read minds and see everything that was and will ever be, an oracle transcending time. The show combines illusion, puppetry, magic, mentalism and comedy to create this world and entertain the audience. It has visual and artful magic, dangerous feats of skill, audience involvement and uses ancient and modern artifice from the conjurer's art. Thursday 27th February at 7.30pm at The Golden Lion, Fielden Square, Todmorden, West Yorkshire OL14 6LZ (Map). Tickets: www.skiddle.com. Also see facebook.com/AlexanderWellsMagic.

 

The lllusioneer Secret Studio - Herne Hill

27th February

From the organisers: A brand new exclusive show. This is a two-hour show with an interval presented by Barrie Westwell. A special intimate evening with only 8 guests at our Secret Studio in Herne Hill. Puzzles, Illusions, Close Up and Parlour Magic at its best. Each show features one or two magicians from the Illusioneer team, performing the closest of close-up magic taking place in the Illusioneer's studio. You will be snug in the inner sanctum of inner sanctums. Bring your own liquid refreshment - drinking vessels and corkscrew will be provided. Nearest train: Herne Hill Station. Nearest buses: 68, 468, 37. Thursday 27th February at 7pm. Exact location will be given on purchase, but it's only 5 minutes from the centre of Herne Hill. Tickets £25 via www.eventbrite.co.uk.

 

Paul Voodini lecture 'A Spirit Among the Magicians' - Calder Bookshop & Theatre, London

28th February

From the organisers: On the evening of Friday 28th February, Paul Voodini will be giving his all-new lecture 'A Spirit Among the Magicians' at the Calder Bookshop & Theatre in London. Paul has gained a reputation over the past decade in mentalism and bizarre magic circles, and in 2019 he was honored to receive a lifetime achievement award by the Psychic Entertainers Association in the USA. In this all new lecture he recounts the rise of Spiritualism in the 1800s, the tricks and dupes employed by fraudulent mediums of the time, and how these tricksters gave birth to the branch of magic known as 'mentalism'. This lecture is also interspersed with Paul's own amusing recollections of working in the 'spook business', making this both an informative and highly entertaining lecture! Details at www.readerofminds.co.uk.

 

Richard Jones: Escape 2020 - UK Tour

28th February

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


February 28th – The Mansfield Palace Theatre – 01623 633 133
www.richardjonesmagic.co.uk/tour-dates.

 

Ben Hart: Wonder - UK Tour

March Dates

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


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


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


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

Sunday, March 8th: Queens Theatre, Barnstaple www.queenstheatre-barnstaple.com

Tuesday, March 10th:The Redgrave, Bristol www.redgravetheatre.co.uk

Friday, March 27th: Arts Theatre, Braintree www.braintreeartstheatre.com
Saturday, 28th March: The Playhouse, Harlow www.harlowplayhouse.co.uk

Sunday, 29th May: Leicester Curve, Leicester www.curveonline.co.uk

Also see www.benhartmagic.com

 

Richard Jones: Escape 2020 - UK Tour

March Dates

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


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

 

Magic Goes Wrong - Vaudeville Theatre, London

March Dates

Created with magicians Penn & Teller, Mischief Theatre conjure up an evening of grand illusion. In the next 'Goes Wrong' comedy to hit the West End, the original Mischief company play a hapless gang of magicians presenting a charity event. As the accidents spiral out of control, so does their fundraising target... Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London WC2 from 14th December 2019 to 30th August 2020. For more information and to book visit www.mischieftheatre.co.uk.

 

John Archer Against The Odds - UK Tour

March Dates

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

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

 

Brazen - Manchester

4th March

Brazen, a stage show of magic and illusion by Alexander Wells & Co. Brazen is a portrayal of two travelling magicians demonstrating their deceptive arts and exhibiting an ancient, magical automaton; A talking brass head that can read minds and see everything that was and will ever be, an oracle transcending time. The show combines illusion, puppetry, magic, mentalism and comedy to create this world and entertain the audience. It has visual and artful magic, dangerous feats of skill, audience involvement and uses ancient and modern artifice from the conjurer's art. Wednesday 4th March at 7pm at Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL (Map). The show will take place in the beautiful setting of Gallery 14, The Dutch Masters. Tickets available on Eventbrite and organised by Manchester Art Gallery. Also see facebook.com/AlexanderWellsMagic 

 

An Evening with the Grumbleweeds: Comedy and Entertainment - Great Yarmouth

4th March

Kyle Sarocen writes: Our next Gathering is 'An Evening with the Grumbleweeds: Comedy and Entertainment', an exclusive evening for all those wanting a fabulous night out, held at The Grosvenor Casino, Great Yarmouth in the stunning Restaurant on the 4th of March. Please reserve your seats for this event as seating is limited to 50 by contacting Kyle on 07982 819727. The ticket price of £10 includes the famous Grosvenor Buffet. Doors open at 7pm, evening runs 8pm -10.30pm approximately (intermission at 9pm, hot and cold buffet served). The Kings of Comedy will be sharing their years of knowledge and experience as comedians. With countless TV appearances to their credit, including BBC TV’s 'Opportunity Knocks', and their own TV series 'The Grumbleweeds Radio Show', along with entertaining audiences at nearly every major theatre and seaside resort in the UK, this duo are known by their peers as 'The Guv’nors of Comedy', are extremely funny, and have lots of valuable information to share. No matter what your style of performance, this is one 'magic' lecture you definitely do not want to miss! 7pm on Wednesday 4th March at The Grosvenor Casino, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 3JG (Map).

 

Ted Oldham Memorial Lecture and Chairman's Dinner - The Ulster Society of Magicians

21st March

James Hobart writes: The Annual Ted Oldham Memorial Lecture and Chairman’s Dinner of The Ulster Society of Magicians will be held on Saturday 21st March at The Park Avenue Hotel, Belfast – the successful venue for Belfast MagiCon last year. Fritz Alkemade from the Netherlands will be lecturing at 2.30 pm and will be joined on the After Dinner International Stage Show by comedy magician Clive Moore from Derby and multi award-winning local Nikola Arkane. Arrival and Close Up Magic 7pm for 7.45pm. Dinner and Cabaret Tickets £34.50 (Children’s meals available for £24.50). Please book by contacting George Bleeks before noon on 7th March, Telephone 07860 115611 or email george.bleeks@ntlworld.com or by post to 114 North Parade, Belfast with the names of your party and details of any special dietary requirements. Payment to be made before 7th March by cash, cheque, bank transfer or online at www.online-usm.com/shop (where a small administrative fee will be levied).

 

Tarot Card Reading and Fortune Telling for Fun and Profit - Rochdale

8th March

From the organisers: Professional Psychic Entertainer Stuart "Harrizon" Cassels presents an intensive one-day course teaching Tarot Card Reading and various other forms of fortune telling. During the event, Stuart will be sharing many of the secrets he uses at trade shows, house parties and corporate events. Whether you want to add a little fortune telling to your existing mentalism act, or increase your income with Psychic and Tarot Parties, this course will take you from zero knowledge to appearing to be the expert in divination in just one day! Sunday, 8th March, 9.30am to 5.30pm at The Flying Horse Hotel, Packer Street, Rochdale, Greater Manchester OL16 1NJ (Map). £77 early bird price until 31st January, then £97 after. See www.fortunetellingacademy.co.uk for full details and to book.

 

Tony Griffith 'At Home' Day - Bristol

8th March Sold Out

From the organisers: On Sunday 8th March 2020 Tony Griffith will be holding one of his 'At Homes' in his home in the village of Norton Malreward on the outskirts of Bristol. Tony has been holding these very popular events on a regular basis for the last 25 years. He has finally decided the At Home on the 8th March will the very last one he will be holding.

An At Home is a day long event for those looking for a more in depth discussion and learning experience in various aspects of the magic art. The day is geared to the interests of those attending and covers a wide range of magic including close up magic, walk around magic, stand up magic and presenting ‘magic talks’ for organisations looking for Speakers. Also covered is personal organization. Tony’s At Home has been described as a Masterclass by those attending previous such events and takes advantage of Tony’s 30 years experience as a professional magician.

As this is the final At Home Tony is holding, the specially reduced registration for the day is only £25 - a bargain at the price and includes coffee/biscuits on arrival, a sandwich lunch and tea/cake prior to departure. The day runs from 10.30am to 5.30pm. Seating is very limited in order to make it personal and worthwhile for those attending. Early registration is essential. He has lectured throughout the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the U.S.A. He has given over 100 performances at The Magic Castle, Hollywood where he has also lectured 5 times. He is a Gold Star Member of The Inner Magic Circle, and has lectured there on 6 occasions. He is a regular Speaker/Performer for those organisations looking for Speakers. For more details or to register, email tony@tonygriffith.co.uk, call 01275 835463 or see www.tonygriffith.co.uk. 13 Church Road, Norton Malreward, Bristol BS39 4EX.

 

The Illusioneer Presents 'March Magic Mix' - London

12th March

From the organisers: 'The Illusioneer Presents', which is hosted at Belair House, a Grade II listed Georgian manor in Dulwich, is a compendium of close-up magic, casino magic, parlour magic and magical games, presented by the team of Illusioneers. During the first half visitors will stroll around, drink in hand, pausing at different magical performance booths to enjoy the entertainment. After a short interval there will be an hour long set of parlour magic acts performed by individual members of the team. Thursday 12th March at 8pm (doors open at 6pm) at Belair House, Gallery Road, Dulwich, London SE21 7AB (Map). Tickets are £20 via Eventbrite Click Here.

 

Pete Firman & The Amazing TBC - UK Tour

March Dates

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

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

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

 

Magical Bones Black Magic - UK Tour

March Dates

From the promoters: Broken Robot Productions presents Magical Bones: Black Magic. Following a totally sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the star of international stage hit Impossible takes to the road with his much anticipated debut solo UK tour. Direct from appearances on BBC1’s BAFTA Awards, ITV1’s This Morning and Sky’s Around The World In 80 Tricks, and his acclaimed London residency, join one of the most explosive names in street magic today as he effortlessly combines intricate sleight of hand with jaw dropping breakdance moves in one of the most awe-inspiring shows you’ll see this year. Tour Dates, 2020:
Friday 20th March Cornerstone, Didcot

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

 

Luke Baker Magic Attack - Wolverhampton

21st March

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

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

 

Darcy Oake - UK Tour

March Dates

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

 

Derren Brown Showman - UK Tour

March Dates

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

 

'Shaman & Showman' with Jeff McBride and Larry Hass

28th & 29th March

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


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


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


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

 

Magic Goes Wrong - Vaudeville Theatre, London

April Dates

Created with magicians Penn & Teller, Mischief Theatre conjure up an evening of grand illusion. In the next 'Goes Wrong' comedy to hit the West End, the original Mischief company play a hapless gang of magicians presenting a charity event. As the accidents spiral out of control, so does their fundraising target... Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London WC2 from 14th December 2019 to 30th August 2020. For more information and to book visit www.mischieftheatre.co.uk.

 

Pete Firman & The Amazing TBC - UK Tour

April Dates

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

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

 

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

 

Derren Brown Showman - UK Tour

April Dates

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

 

Ben Hart: Wonder - UK Tour

April Dates

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


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


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


Thursday 2nd April: Corn Exchange, Newbury www.cornexchangenew.com

Saturday 4th April: Shelley Theatre, Bournemouth www.shelleytheatre.admit-one.eu

Monday 6th April: Norwich Playhouse, Norwich www.norwichtheatre.org
Tuesday 7th April: The Castle, Wellingborough www.thecastle.org.uk
Thursday 9th April: Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk
Friday 10th April: The Deco, Northampton www.thedeco.co.uk
Saturday 11th April: Storyhouse, Chester www.storyhouse.com

Sunday 12th April: The Lowry, Salford www.thelowry.com

Tuesday 14th April: Burnley Mechanics, Burnley www.burnleymechanics.com
Wednesday 15th April: Princess Alexandra Theatre, Yarm www.thepaaonline.org
Thursday 16th April: Carnegie Theatre, Workington, Cumbria www.carnegietheatre.co.uk
Friday 17th April: Civic Hall, Ellesmere Port www.brioleisure.org
Saturday 18th April: The Civic, Barnsley www.barnsleycivic.co.uk
Sunday 19th April: Northwich Memorial Court, Northwich www.brioleisure.org

Monday 20th April: The Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds www.carriageworkstheatre.co.uk

Tiesday 21st April: Coliseum Theatre, Oldham www.coliseum.org.uk/plays/ben-hart-wonder
Wednesday 22nd April: The Capitol, Horsham www.thecapitolhorsham.com
Thursday 23rd April: McMillian Theatre, Bridgewater www.mcmillantheatre.com
Friday 24th April: The Redgrave Theatre, Bristol www.redgravetheatre.com

Saturday 25th April: Torch Theatre, Milford Haven www.torchtheatre.co.uk/ben-hart-wonder
Wednesday 29th April: Theatre Royal, Winchester www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk

Also see www.benhartmagic.com

 

Richard Jones: Escape 2020 - UK Tour

April Dates

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


April 2nd – Hertford Theatre – 01992 531500

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

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

 

John Archer Against The Odds - UK Tour

April Dates

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

24th Harlow Playhouse

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

 

Magical Bones Black Magic - UK Tour

April Dates

From the promoters: Broken Robot Productions presents Magical Bones: Black Magic. Following a totally sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the star of international stage hit Impossible takes to the road with his much anticipated debut solo UK tour. Direct from appearances on BBC1’s BAFTA Awards, ITV1’s This Morning and Sky’s Around The World In 80 Tricks, and his acclaimed London residency, join one of the most explosive names in street magic today as he effortlessly combines intricate sleight of hand with jaw dropping breakdance moves in one of the most awe-inspiring shows you’ll see this year. Tour Dates, 2020:
Saturday 4th April Nonsuch Studios, Nottingham

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

 

4MG Live! - Salford

10th April

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

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

 

Northern Magic Summit - Harrogate

1st to 3rd May

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

 

Pete Firman & The Amazing TBC - UK Tour

May Dates

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

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

 

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

 

Ben Hart: Wonder - UK Tour

May Dates

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


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


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


Saturday 2nd May: The Beacon, Wantage www.ticketsource.co.uk

Sunday 3rd May: The Capitol, Horsham www.thecapitolhorsham.com

Wednesday 6th May: Grove Theatre, Dunstable www.grovetheatre.co.uk

Thursday 7th May: Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishops Stortford www.rhodesartscomplex.com

Saturday 9th May: The Core, Solihull www.thecoretheatresolihull.co.uk
Sunday 10th May: The Kenton Theatre, Henley on Thames wwwkentontheatre.co.uk

Monday 11th May: Dorking Halls, Dorking www.dorkinghalls.co.uk
Wednesday 13th May: Theatre Royal, Winchester www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk
Thursday 14th May: Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick www.warwickartscentre.co.uk
Friday 15th May: The Witham, Barnard Castle wwwthewitham.org.uk
Sunday 17th May: Barnsley Civic, Barnsley www.civicbarnsley.com
 

Also see www.benhartmagic.com

 

Magic Goes Wrong - Vaudeville Theatre, London

May Dates

Created with magicians Penn & Teller, Mischief Theatre conjure up an evening of grand illusion. In the next 'Goes Wrong' comedy to hit the West End, the original Mischief company play a hapless gang of magicians presenting a charity event. As the accidents spiral out of control, so does their fundraising target... Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London WC2 from 14th December 2019 to 30th August 2020. For more information and to book visit www.mischieftheatre.co.uk.

 

Derren Brown Showman - UK Tour

May Dates

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

 

Magical Bones Black Magic - UK Tour

May Dates

From the promoters: Broken Robot Productions presents Magical Bones: Black Magic. Following a totally sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the star of international stage hit Impossible takes to the road with his much anticipated debut solo UK tour. Direct from appearances on BBC1’s BAFTA Awards, ITV1’s This Morning and Sky’s Around The World In 80 Tricks, and his acclaimed London residency, join one of the most explosive names in street magic today as he effortlessly combines intricate sleight of hand with jaw dropping breakdance moves in one of the most awe-inspiring shows you’ll see this year. Tour Dates, 2020:
Thursday 7th May Castle, Wellingborough
Friday 8th May Leicester Square Theatre, London
Saturday 9th May Curve, Leicester
Thursday 14th May Mac, Birmingham
Friday 15th May Truck Theatre, Hull
Wednesday 20th May G Live, Guildford
Friday 2nd May Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone
Tuesday 26th May Palace Theatre, Southend
Friday 29th May Arts Centre, Swindon
Saturday 20th May Norden Farm, Maidenhead

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

 

John Archer Against The Odds - UK Tour

17th May

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

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

 

Magic in the City - Bristol

17th May

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

 

Midlands Magic Convention

31st May

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

 

Derren Brown Showman - UK Tour

June Dates

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

 

Magical Bones Black Magic - UK Tour

June Dates

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

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

 

Magic Goes Wrong - Vaudeville Theatre, London

June Dates

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

June Dates

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

 

One Man: Many Friends - Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke

28th June

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

 

Derren Brown Showman - UK Tour

July Dates

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

 

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

Created with magicians Penn & Teller, Mischief Theatre conjure up an evening of grand illusion. In the next 'Goes Wrong' comedy to hit the West End, the original Mischief company play a hapless gang of magicians presenting a charity event. As the accidents spiral out of control, so does their fundraising target... Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London WC2 from 14th December 2019 to 30th August 2020. For more information and to book visit www.mischieftheatre.co.uk.

 

4MG Live! - Canterbury

31st July

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

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

 

Derren Brown Showman - UK Tour

August Dates

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

 

Magic Goes Wrong - Vaudeville Theatre, London

August Dates

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

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.

 

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 9th – Hertfordshire – The Radlett Centre – 01923 859 291

September 10th – Andover – The Lights – 01264 368368
September 12th – Eastbourne – Royal Hippodrome Theatre – 01323 802020
September 15th – Peterborough – Vivacity’s Key Theatre – 01733 207 239
September 18th – Market Drayton – Festival Drayton Centre -01630 654444
September 29th – Kettering – The Lighthouse Theatre – 01536 414141
www.richardjonesmagic.co.uk/tour-dates.

 

The Event 2020 - London

19th & 20th September

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

 

Evolution of Magic The Unknown - Blackpool

October Dates

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

 

 

 

 

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