Martin Peirce Lecture
The Merlin Magical Society
7th September 2023
Reviewed by Michael Wysockyj
I am a member of the Merlin Magical Society in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire. We have just (Thursday evening the 7th September) enjoyed a very entertaining, informative and all-round-satisfying lecture by the inimitable Martin Peirce. It was a lecture packed with commercial magic with clever non-intimidating methods that are suitable for all skill levels.
What was presented was a collection of routines that were cranked high on the entertainment value scale. It wasn't a lecture for those obsessed with knuckle-busting moves. But it was a lecture for magicians interested in methods that leave you with plenty of head-space to focus on presentation and entertainment. It was just under 2-hours of close-up, parlour and stage magic but to be honest it could have gone on for another hour and it would have maintained my interest. The time just flew by. Martin is a full-time pro magician so the stuff he teaches works in the real world.
And there was a great back of the room stall where you could buy tricks and books by the man. This was a lecture full of the most accessible material I think I have ever come across. See him if he is lecturing near you. You are guaranteed to be inspired whatever your style of magic happens to be. Ten out of ten!
© Michael Wysockyj (Voodoo Mick), September 2023