Number 1248 - Saturday 25th May 2024

 

The Dreamer - Live. June 2024 - February 2025 Nationwide. From the promoter: The Dreamer - Live. The groundbreaking new smash-hit magic show opens at The Magic Circle in London on June 24th. This astonishing, enigmatic, five star rated magic show will leave you aching with laughter and dizzy in disbelief. Presented by James Phelan, the award-winning magician most infamous for jamming the BBC switchboard after he correctly predicted the lottery. From making audience members forget their own names, to making live snow fill the auditorium - this jaw-dropping show is unlike anything you've seen before. Don't miss what The Standard calls "An unforgettable evening we can't stop talking about." It's time to believe in magic... dreams come true. The Dreamer - Live. See www.thedreamerlive.com for all venues and dates. 25.5.24

 

How To Write A Love Letter - A Close Up Magic Show by Luke Jermay. The Jermay Close Up Magic Theatre at The Lost & Found. Witness enchanting magic, up close & personal, at acclaimed master magician Luke Jermay’s immersive evening of contemporary conjuring & storytelling. A jaw-dropping experience you will remember forever at the world's most exclusive magic show.

Master Magician Luke Jermay performs his original demonstrations of modern sleight of hand conjuring and dazzling close-up magic for just 30 people at a time. Unlike the flashy, smoke and mirrors stage shows or the television camera trickery you might have seen; close-up magic is more refined, more interactive and more personal. There is no stage, no trapdoors, no smoke or mirrors. Just mind-blowing, interactive magic right before your eyes!

"Jaw-dropping! Jermay puts us in a state where we can wonder if the world has more possibilities than we thought it did before!" The Times. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, July 2nd to 31st, at The Jermay Close Up Magic Theatre at The Lost & Found, 3 Albion Place, Leeds LS1 6JL now booking: www.leeds.jermaymagic.com.
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Chris Dugdale: 11. From the promoter: Chris Dugdale Unveils Electrifying Show '11' in Edinburgh! From the promoter: The finale is hidden in full view the entire hour - and you won't see it coming... Fresh from his collaboration with the Pentagon, where he lent his expertise to the US Army on the art of deception, Chris Dugdale brings his unparalleled skills to the stage in "11". Directed by the dynamic duo of Phil Jay and Scott Harris, this riveting production challenges conventional notions of what's possible, inviting spectators into an experience where the impossible could become their reality.

 

Boasting 11 mind-bending routines, each more astonishing than the last, it's a rollercoaster ride of twists, turns and fun. With a blend of lightning-fast sleight of hand and mind-boggling mentalism, "11" pushes the boundaries of awareness and understanding. From start to finish, this experience promises to defy logic and leave even the most skeptical minds in awe. What would you do with your life if failure was not an option? With a dynamic and fast-paced format, Dugdale invites spectators into a realm that genuinely scared him during his research.


The heart-stopping climax will have them questioning the very fabric of reality. It's right there, from the moment you walk in... for all not to see... Witness "11" for an unforgettable journey into your mind and what you are truly capable of. It will leave you questioning everything you thought you knew about magic. August 1st-25th, Ed Fringe Assembly Rooms (Ballroom). Book now: www.thinkofacard.com.
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Paul Zerdin plays Will Scarlet in Robin Hood at The London Palladium this December. The last eight years have seen Paul busy on both sides of the Atlantic since winning America’s Got Talent in 2015. The year 2016 saw Zerdin head to The Las Vegas Strip for a headline residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. In 2017 and 2018 Paul appeared on spin-off shows America’s Got Talent - The Champions and Britain’s Got Talent - The Champions. Since then, Paul has toured the US and UK with his critically acclaimed All Mouth and Puppet Party shows. Robin Hood marks Paul’s 30th pantomime season seeing him return once again to The London Palladium. Paul is a Gold Star Member of The Inner Magic Circle and lives with his sponge family in South-West London.

 

Robin Hood at The London Palladium, from 7th December 2024 to 12th January 2025. With visual special effects by The Twins FX. For more information and to book see www.palladiumpantomime.com. 25.5.24

 

The Magic Circle in 52 Objects. Welcome to a peek behind the doors of The Magic Circle, the world’s most famous magic society. Whether you are here at our headquarters or visiting us virtually, as a member, fellow magician or muggle, we hope this will give you a taste of the history and evolution of The Magic Circle and our prime position in the history of magic itself.

 

These 52 objects – and the magicians associated with them – are just a fraction of the magic paraphernalia in our unique collection. If you’re a visitor, we hope this brief tour will whet your appetite sufficiently to want to learn more about us and maybe even come and see one of our shows in person and if you are a magician perhaps you are thinking of joining us?

If you are lucky enough to be here in person, you’ll spot our chosen objects as you explore our building, recently named the UK’s Most Iconic Magic Venue. When you have viewed an object just scroll to the top of the page and hit the symbol in the right hand corner to return to the full menu of 52 objects. We hope you enjoy your tour. Marvin Berglas, President of The Magic Circle.
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The Magicians Table: London's first carnival-themed, immersive close-up magic experience. Set in the private warehouse of a recently deceased carnival owner, audience members will be treated to close-up magic from the UK’s finest magicians, all while being served incredible cocktails to the sounds of live music, engaging in a tale of love, loss and mystery. Pres-sale tickets from 27th May, general release 30th May. Early Bird tickets from £35.00. Sign up for details at: www.magicianstablelive.com. 25.5.24

 

Britain's Got Talent - Live Semi Finals start Monday. Ant and Dec host the live semi-finals of the talent contest, welcoming back acts that impressed judges Bruno Tonioli, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon during the auditions and who now attempt to land a spot in the grand final. Monday to Friday from 8pm-10pm. The final will be held on Sunday, June 2nd, at 7.30pm. See TV Magic. 25.5.24

 

Cillian O'Connor 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: "Cillian O'Connor on his upcoming tour and experiences since BGT" YouTube. 25.5.24

 

The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week, Stephen Mulhern's The Quick Trick Show from 1999. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To see more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here. 25.5.24

 

Paul Gordon - upcoming Lecture dates. "Paul Gordon is well-known for his fun and informative magic lecture about double commercial card magic. And, it's fun and informative for non-card magicians too. This year's lecture dates include: 25th June at Leeds Magic Circle, 26th June at The Mystic Ring in Dunstable, 3rd July at Southdowns Magic Club in Handcross, 25th July at The Sussex Magic Circle in Hassocks and 24th September at The Kent Magician's Guild in Sevenoaks. If you want to see Paul lecture, contact the club secretary via the 'magic societies' on this website. Paul Gordon is a member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star and recipient of the John Nevil Maskelyne Prize for Literature. If you want to book Paul for your club, email pgmagic@btinternet.com." 25.5.24

 

Kane & Abel on BBC Radio to promote Magician Twinpossible Tour. Ed Kane from Kane & Abel will be interviewed at 3pm by BBC Radio Shropshire today, Saturday 25th May. Kane will be discussing the twin brothers' latest tour for their Kane & Abel: Magician Twinpossible show. Magician Twinpossible is at Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham on June 12th; Oscars - Ludlow Assembly Halls, Ludlow on June 15th; Glastonbury Festival 28th-30th June; Durham Distillery on July 26th/27th and Liquid Rooms Edinburgh on August 3rd-25th. To book Magician Twinpossible tickets: Click Here. 25.5.24

 

John Morton Lecture - Sheffield Circle of Magicians, Thursday 6th June. Pete Hammond. In March 2021 John successfully fooled magic legends Penn & Teller on their television program "Penn and Teller - Fool Us" winning not only the trophy, but also the opportunity to perform his magic in their show at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas. John also won "Close-Up Magician of the Year" in 2021 at the Medway Magic Society's annual competition and is a past winner of both "The Best Entertainment in Lincolnshire" and "The Best Entertainment in Yorkshire" awards at the Wedding Industry Awards - as voted by the public. John's lecture is on Thursday 6th June at 7.30pm at Magick Enterprises, 82 Broad Street, Sheffield S2 5TG. Visiting magicians are very welcome but there will be a small fee of £15 payable on the night. Please contact secretary Pete Hammond if thinking of attending, Click Here. 25.5.24

 

Magic Your Mind Happy. Psychologist and magician Professor Richard Wiseman has a new book out on how learning magic can help everyone to boost their confidence, feel happier, make more friends and much more! In Magic Your Mind Happy, all of the tricks and stunts have been carefully chosen to enhance key life skills and improve mental wellbeing. Here is the description from Amazon: Learn to defy gravity, read minds, pluck coins from thin air, make a sausage appear from nowhere and predict the future, all while boosting your mental wellbeing, resilience and self-belief. Magic Your Mind Happy will show you how to master the awe-inspiring ancient art of performing magic, anytime, anywhere and for anyone. www.amazon.co.uk. 25.5.24

 

MLM Web Offers. You have just one week left to catch the current selection of Web Offers from Mark Leveridge Magic before they change on the 1st June. 1. Four-midable Card Magic E-Book. This E-Book comprises of 29 pages with 39 colour photo illustrations which explains the following four routines. Royal Flush – the magician uses magic to produce a Royal Flush from a shuffled deck of cards. Big Deal – a spectator shuffles a deck and cards are dealt face up onto the table until a spectator calls ‘stop’ (no force). The card stopped at turns out to be the number and colour mate of a prediction card placed aside at the start. It’s Not What You Think – two selected cards are discovered in two baffling ways, with a kicker ending that comes as a total surprise! The Reds And The Blacks – four black suit cards and four red suit cards are used in a pleasing and magical sequence in which one at a time the red cards penetrate up through the black cards. Clean handling, no gimmicks and only 8 cards used. £7.00.
2. Slo Mo. If you like coin magic that is clean and which involves a spectator, this will be for you. This routine is designed to be performed slowly and deliberately and creates a strong three phase effect that looks impossible. It requires one gimmicked coin but it's worth it for the clean handling that it allows. Watch the dem to see how effective it is. This comes as a downloadable TricKlip Video and costs just £6.00. For more information go to www.markleveridge.co.uk.
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Rabbits Out of the Hat - The Comedy Musical Magic Show - London. Rabbits Out of the Hat is a musical play about a magic show. Vaudevillian duo Norvil & Josephine present their magical extravaganza. He is a magician with a secret and his sister assistant has a mission. With jaw-dropping magic and circus feats plus showstopper songs, magicians Norvil & Josephine share a funny and heartwarming story about being yourself, no matter what. Tickets £10-£12. Greater London shows at Harrow Arts Centre (28th May at 2pm at 171 Uxbridge Road, Pinner, London HA5 4EA) and Stanley Arts (30th May at 3pm and 7.30pm at 12 South Norwood Hill, London SE25 6AB). For show info and box office links visit: www.norvilandjosephine.com. 25.5.24

 

Magic Tutor Wanted for Ketsy's Young Magicians team. Richard Kettle writes: Amazing opportunity to join the Ketsy's Young Magicians team! Ketsy's Young Magicians is an extra-curricular club that offers infant and primary schools a structured and fun introduction to the wonderful world of magic! Children have enormous fun learning, practicing and performing a variety of age appropriate magic effects. Our club allows each participating child to collect stickers and magic giveaways through a 6 sticker booklet system. We are proud to offer our club to over 34 schools throughout Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire and currently teach over 500 children weekly. Due to demand, we now seek another Magic Tutor to represent our brand and take on a number of before-school, lunchtime and afternoon club sessions. Location can be very flexible. Please visit our website for more information and to express your interest in the opportunity: www.youngmagicians.co.uk. 25.5.24

 

The Prestige. "Period thriller set in Edwardian London where two rival magicians, partners until the tragic death of an assistant during a show, feud bitterly after one of them performs the ultimate magic trick - teleportation. His rival tries desperately to uncover the secret of his routine, experimenting with dangerous new science as his quest takes him to the brink of insanity and jeopardises the lives of everyone around the pair." On Wednesday 29th May on BBC One. See TV Magic for details. 25.5.24

 

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