Number 1240 - Saturday 30th March 2024


Stars of The Magic Circle Easter Show. The Magic Circle write: Suitable for all the family. Be enchanted by superb close-up magicians followed by an amazing magic variety show featuring exceptional performers in a truly magical theatre! Hosted by West End star Simon Lipkin and featuring comedy magic legend John Lenahan, the insanely talented Yev Moskalov (Ukraine) and our very own home grown Careena Fenton - we've put together a fantastic show for all the family to enjoy. Explore the amazing building – the house of 10,000 secrets! April 3rd-6th. Get your tickets now for an unforgettable Easter celebration of magic, held at The Magic Circle's secret Euston headquarters! 30.3.24


The David Berglas Award 2024. Many congratulations to Fay Presto, seen here receiving The David Berglas Award at The British Magical Society's annual dinner on Friday, 22nd March. Formed in Birmingham in 1905, The British Magical Society is the oldest magical society in Europe. The first President was David Devant, who was also the first President of The Magic Circle. The Trophy is awarded annually to a British magician for "Outstanding Contribution to Magic". Photo: Magic Circle President Marvin Berglas presenting the David Berglas Award to Fay Presto together with British Magical Society President Jim McLean. 30.3.24


Scott Silven: Wonders - Brighton Festival, 8th-12th May. From the promoter: Scott Silven: Wonders, a mesmerising performance that reaches far beyond a traditional magic show. Direct from New York and following a sold-out international tour, world-renowned illusionist, mentalist, and performance artist Scott Silven brings his unique form of theatrical enchantment to Brighton Festival for the first time.

Inspired by the movies of Alfred Hitchcock and fascinated with the enigmatic and unexplainable, the mood is set. Let your guard down and embrace Wonders, a shared journey through Silven’s childhood in the lowlands of Scotland and the mysteries that can be conjured through the power of our own imagination.

Silven is a modern-day marvel, pushing the boundaries of the illusionist craft by creating stylish, smart, and uniquely immersive performances that have mesmerised audiences across the globe. Let him expertly guide you through an interactive experience that explores the power of human connection through a series of breathtaking illusions. Silven leads his audiences to a place that suggests untold possibilities, a place that challenges perceptions; a place that allows them to look at the world, and themselves, in an extraordinary way. You will leave feeling different. "Wow. Wow. Wow. Silven will leave your mouth agape." New York Times. "Even non-believers, like myself, will be blow away by the artistry." Melbourne Time Out. For more info and to book visit Also see YouTube.


The Wizards Weekend Magic Convention by The Enchanted Rabbit Magic Emporium. From the organisers: Featuring: Roy Davenport, R Paul Wilson, Luke Jermay, Chris Cross, Ian Kendal, Freak, Chris Lynam, Peter McLanachan, Colin Bourdiec and Steve Faulkner. Full 3-day tickets are only £85! Gala show tickets and day tickets are also available individually! 19th - 21st April 2024. It's at the Gibside Hotel in Whickham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. Tickets and info here: Facebook event page: 30.3.24


Stellar Magic Presents CCC - The Midlands Convention, 13th & 14th April. Chris Congreave writes: I am organising a small convention in the Midlands 13th & 14th April 2024. Lecturers appearing are Gary Jones (in his first lecture in almost 5 years), Rodd Hogg, Mark Elsdon, James Brown and Michael Murray. There will also be a few select dealers. It will be a very intimate and fun convention with time for conventioneers to hang out and session with the lecturers. There will also be other surprises! Saturday tickets: Click Here. Sunday tickets: Click Here. Weekend tickets: Click Here. 30.3.24


Blackpool Magic Convention 2025 - Registration opens 2nd April. Amazing Gala Shows featuring world class performers, star lectures, late night fringe shows, extensive Dealers Hall and so much more. Blackpool Magic Convention promises international, award-winning magicians, illusionists and acts, brought together in one fantastic venue to provide a weekend like no other. Work is well underway for the 2025 event that will bring you the very best Convention of its kind, anywhere in the world. We hope to see you in Blackpool from the 14th February to the 16th February 2025. Registration opens 10am, April 2nd. 30.3.24


Legends of The Magic Circle - An Evening with John Styles, Monday 29th April. The Magic Circle write: Celebrating With Styles! Our ‘Legends of Magic’ nights are always popular — with good reason! Both surprising and fun, these interviews are endlessly fascinating, giving us an opportunity to share a lifetime of experience.

On Monday 29th April our Living Legend will be the wonderfully entertaining John Styles. A highly accomplished magician who was one of very first to have a restaurant residency at ‘Smollensky's on The Strand’. He has also worked as a consultant and magical advisor on a range of TV and film projects spanning several decades. John is the world’s leading expert on the quintessentially British art of Punch & Judy, presenting these shows all over the world — in some countries for the very first time. And if all that’s not impressive enough, John was awarded an MBE for his contribution to the Arts!

Please join us as John, interviewed live by the equally entertaining Noel Britten, will share plenty of stories and video clips of his colourful life. Open to all Magicians, tickets are just £20.00 for non-members. Seating is limited so contact as soon as possible. You don’t want to miss this! Free for Members & Associates of The Magic Circle.


Gag Reflex Productions presents Ben Hart: Live at Wilton's on July 15th & 16th. West End star and multi-award-winning magician Ben Hart returns to Wilton’s with another spellbinding show. Alongside sell-out Fringe shows in Edinburgh, Adelaide and across the world, Ben has performed for royalty, was a Britain's Got Talent finalist and has had dozens of TV appearances including his own BBC series - Hart is one of the most televised magicians in the UK.

With only the simplest of props and using the objects and minds of the audience, Hart conjures a show that shines a light on magic, the universe, and the darkest corners of your imagination. Expect wicked humour, visual alchemy, and a night of impossibility. Do not miss this chance to witness him live. Wilton's Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley (pedestrian access only), London E1 8JB. For more info and to book see


Richard Jones Soldier of Illusion - Hawick Town Hall, Hawick, Scotland. Tonight, Saturday 30th March. From the promoter: Richard Jones rose to fame as the only magician to ever win Britain’s Got Talent and has since won the prestigious Gold Star accolade within The Inner Magic Circle, the highest honour in The Magic Circle. Known as 'The Military Illusionist' he represents the very best in cutting edge magic, mind-reading and psychological illusion. Richard combines his training from his 12 years serving in the British Army using his expert knowledge of deception to create a unique experience you will never forget! Following his headline sellout with the biggest magic show in the West End, Richard continues to astound audiences around the world with his incredible tours. Book here: For more tour info visit 30.3.24


One Night Only - The Woody Aragon Masterclass at The Magic Circle on Sunday 7th April. From the organisers: Masterclass and One Man Show. We’re really excited to be launching a new season of Masterclasses and intimate one-person shows. To get things off to an incredible start, we’ve gone for the big guns, and on Sunday 7th April from 3pm are welcoming none other than the legend himself Woody Aragon! This is not your average teach-in or lecture. This is an intimate gathering for serious students and fans of Woody’s work. It will go further, deeper and more underground - a rare opportunity to spend quality time with a master. Places are strictly limited to 25 and when they're gone, they’re gone! On the same evening, Woody will also be presenting a special 'One Night Only' performance in our theatre from 6.30pm. One Night Only Tickets available at Masterclass Tickets available at 30.3.24


Chris Rawlins Lecture - The Order of The Magi, Manchester. From the organisers: The Order of The Magi (Manchester's Magicians' Society) is very pleased to announce that on the 9th April, Chris Rawlins will be presenting The Helen Moran Memorial Lecture at The Irish World Heritage Centre, 1 Irish Town Way, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 0AE. Helen was a much-loved member of the Magi and every year the society presents this lecture, in her memory. Here's a bit of info about the lecture:

Chris Rawlins has gained great momentum over the last decade. This new lecture sees him demonstrate some new material that you have never seen before. In some cases, you’ll learn new and important details on routines of his you may already know, and in others, you’ll learn brand new and never shared secrets. These include the memory of an entire shuffled deck of playing cards. Two truly impossible drawing duplications - the infamous CTRL-C and ‘Clarity’. Chris' favourite use for ‘DFB’ and a number of other exciting and unique devices, routines and methods. If you love Mentalism - you’ll love this lecture. If you love fooling card magic - you’ll love this lecture. If you love impossible and visual magic - you’ll love this lecture. If you love memory demonstrations - you’ll love this lecture.

Visitors are welcome by prior arrangement with Secretary Mike Sharples via email or by contacting 0774 8833666. This meeting coincides with the first meeting of our new year and also the start of 115 years of magic in Manchester. That's how long we've been going. In all that time we have never missed holding at least one monthly meeting and producing a magazine every month. If you are interested in joining the society please get in touch via the website


Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle - the reviews are in:

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Limited West End run to April 28th - see to book. 30.3.24


Thomas Moloney on Craig Petty's Magic TV: 'Talk Magic'. Every week Craig Petty sits down and chats with a well known magician; a creator, a performer, or someone who has had a positive impact on the Magic Community. This week "Thomas Moloney: Making a career as a gigging magician". YouTube. 30.3.24


Hinckley Magic Monthly, Thursday 4th April. From the organisers: After the success of our first ever Hinckley Magic Monthly last month we're back again this Thursday the 4th of April with special guest magician the award winning Paul Kybert plus hosts Thomas Dixon (the charming Chilean magician) and David Micheals. It promises to be another amazing fun filled evening. At only £12 a ticket it's a live entertainment magical bargain! The first Thursday of every month. You can expect an evening of award-winning close-up magic, followed by a stand-up magic show. With drink offers on the night and plenty of local parking Stockwells is the place to be for your Thursday night magic fix! Tickets are £10 in advance or £12 on the door. Speak to the venue to book tickets: 07876 136599. Address: Stockwells Coffee House and Bar, 1A New Buildings, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 1HN. 2.3.24


Bargain Loving Brits in the Sun. New Saydo Park arrivals Carole and Phyllis already love life in Spain but they want to experience more of the community spirit, so they sign up for fellow resident Margaret's mystery tour. Where will it take them? Tree surgeon Rocky faces danger on a daily basis as he tends to the high branches of the Costa del Sol, while young magician Dean faces the first night of a residency at the Chamber of Secrets theatre. (Repeat) Tuesday 2nd April on 5Select, see TV Magic for details. 30.3.24


The Curious Cabaret - Nottingham, 2nd & 3rd April. This month featuring Francisco Mousinho & Tom Wright, An evening of legerdemain, laughter and libations, each month showcasing different magicians from the UK and around the world, hosted by Chris Wilder. The show lasts 2 hours, including two short intervals. It is designed for adults as the venue is a licensed cocktail bar. Doors 7pm, show 8pm. Tickets for all events can be found at 30.3.24


David Britland's Cardopolis. Always excellent. If you're really into magic Cardopolis is for you! Magic, notes, trivia, and other fragments from the deceptive art. It's free, but a click on the 'Buy Me A Coffee' link is a nice gesture. DT. Subscribe at: 30.3.24


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"David Blaine: Impossible" YouTube • "Las Vegas magician bids emotional farewell to Tropicana before its historic closure" Click Here • "He thought he'd sold his Rolex for $15K. Sleight of hand left him with coupons instead" Click Here • "Magicians, Kalin and Jinger, bring 'Wonders: A Whirlwind of Wizardry' to the Pioneer Underground" Click Here • "Real Life: NZ-bound illusionist Scott Silven on ‘sliding-doors moment’ that led to touring the world" Click Here • Many thanks for your UK magic news, always welcomed. See you next week, Duncan. 30.3.24