Notice

Where organisers have contacted MagicWeek to let us know that their show / event has been cancelled (or if we have heard) then we have removed their listing. Other listings on this 'What's On' page remain, but can not be considered as being 100% accurate. It is always best to double-check with an organiser before making a journey to a show or event.


David Alnwick's Nightmare Magic  - Bedford Fringe Festival

31st July

David Alnwick's Nightmare Magic - A ghost story told with magic. "When Rob Blake discovered a coded journal in his late uncle's attic, he enlisted my help, a magician, to decipher it. Join me as I present our supernatural findings to the world. Be warned, these demonstrations are not for the faint of heart." "Sell-out crowds every year" North East Theatre Guide. ★★★★ Broadway Baby. ★★★★ The Skinny. ★★★★ Fringe Guru. Venue: Bedford Fringe Festival, Quarry Theatre, 31st July 2021 at 7.30pm (1 hour) Tickets: www.ticketsolve.com.

 

Wayne & Mike’s Coffee Morning - online

Wayne and Mike start their Fridays with a chat, a coffee and surprise guests. YouTube.

 

Magicians Advice Podcast - online

Hosted by Phil Taylor and Ian Brennan. "For magicians looking to improve the quality of their performance and to get a deeper understanding of this art we call magic." Podbean.

 

Wonderville - Palace Theatre, London

July Dates

From the promoter: Wonderville brings together some of the greatest illusionists live on stage in a breathtaking display of magic and illusion that will electrify, surprise and leave theatregoers in awe at what they are seeing.

Don’t miss this fresh spin on one of the greatest historical art forms, magic. Five acts will appear at each performance and showcase their incredible talents. The acts are the multi-award-winning Mind Reader and TV star Chris Cox, star of Britain’s Got Talent Josephine Lee, stage illusionists Young & Strange and Magic Circle Champion Edward Hilsum. Amazi and Symoné are our 5th act, each playing selective performances during the run. Amazi is an international hula hooper and Symoné combines hula hooping, roller skating and dance, they both currently hold a Guinness World Record. Be transported to a variety performance like no other – comedy, illusion, magic, entertainment and mystery make it a fun night for all the family.

 

Guest performers:
Kat Hudson (16th-19th July & 25th-30th August)
Magic Singh (21st-26th July & 11th-16th August)
Emily England (28th July-2nd August)
Harry De Cruz (4th-9th August)
Magical Bones (18th-23rd August).

 

Palace Theatre, London. 16th July - 30th August.

Website: www.wondervilleuk.com

Box Office: www.nimaxtheatres.com/theatres/palace-theatre.

 

Magic Goes Wrong - UK tour

July Dates

Back with their biggest comedy catastrophe to date, multi award-winning Mischief (The Play That Goes Wrong, BBC One's The Goes Wrong Show) return to the stage with their hilarious new show created with magic legends, Penn & Teller. A hapless gang of magicians are staging an evening of grand illusion to raise cash for charity. But as the magic turns to mayhem, accidents spiral out of control and so does their fundraising target! Raising the bar with their dare-devil stunts, jaw-dropping feats and irresistible comedy genius, Mischief’s Magic Goes Wrong comes to Leeds Grand Theatre direct from the West End. Book your tickets now, before they vanish out of sight (or sellout!).

 

Leicester, Curve: 20th - 24th July 2021

The Lowry, Salford: 27th - 31st July 2021

For more info and to book see www.mischiefcomedy.com

 

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. See www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com.

 

Wonderville - Palace Theatre, London

August Dates

From the promoter: Wonderville brings together some of the greatest illusionists live on stage in a breathtaking display of magic and illusion that will electrify, surprise and leave theatregoers in awe at what they are seeing.

Don’t miss this fresh spin on one of the greatest historical art forms, magic. Five acts will appear at each performance and showcase their incredible talents. The acts are the multi-award-winning Mind Reader and TV star Chris Cox, star of Britain’s Got Talent Josephine Lee, stage illusionists Young & Strange and Magic Circle Champion Edward Hilsum. Amazi and Symoné are our 5th act, each playing selective performances during the run. Amazi is an international hula hooper and Symoné combines hula hooping, roller skating and dance, they both currently hold a Guinness World Record. Be transported to a variety performance like no other – comedy, illusion, magic, entertainment and mystery make it a fun night for all the family.

 

Guest performers:
Kat Hudson (16th-19th July & 25th-30th August)
Magic Singh (21st-26th July & 11th-16th August)
Emily England (28th July-2nd August)
Harry De Cruz (4th-9th August)
Magical Bones (18th-23rd August).

 

Palace Theatre, London. 16th July - 30th August.

Website: www.wondervilleuk.com

Box Office: www.nimaxtheatres.com/theatres/palace-theatre.

 

R&D Mind Control - Tour

August Dates

Rick Green and Dean Williamson, aka R&D Mind Control, present an Evening of Magic and Mind Reading. From the promoters: Highly interactive and theatrical we begin with Mind Reader Dean Williamson who will open the evening with his 'Influence' show. This show transcends what it means to influence and be influenced. Followed by International Personality Magician Rick Green back performing in the UK for the first time in eleven years. He was the first magician to get a yes from every judge on Britain's Got Talent. Rick will take you through a spectrum of magic from pure sleight of hand to grand illusion. With support from comedy magician Lewis Hill.

Early bird tickets £15 each. Families welcome (minimum age 12).

7th August: Layton Institute - 30 Westcliffe Drive, Layton, Blackpool FY3 7HG.

11th August: Alexander's Live - Rufus Court, Chester CH1 2JW.

13th August: Prohibition Cabaret Bar - 25-27 Pink Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5DW.

See www.events.factoryofmagic.com for more info and to book.

 

Magic Goes Wrong - UK tour

August Dates

Back with their biggest comedy catastrophe to date, multi award-winning Mischief (The Play That Goes Wrong, BBC One's The Goes Wrong Show) return to the stage with their hilarious new show created with magic legends, Penn & Teller. A hapless gang of magicians are staging an evening of grand illusion to raise cash for charity. But as the magic turns to mayhem, accidents spiral out of control and so does their fundraising target! Raising the bar with their dare-devil stunts, jaw-dropping feats and irresistible comedy genius, Mischief’s Magic Goes Wrong comes to Leeds Grand Theatre direct from the West End. Book your tickets now, before they vanish out of sight (or sellout!).

 

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne: 3rd - 8th August 2021
Cambridge, Arts Theatre: 10th - 21st August 2021
Newcastle, Theatre Royal: 23rd - 28th August 2021
Leeds, Grand Theatre: 30th August - 4th September 2021

For more info and to book see www.mischiefcomedy.com

 

Leeds Magic Jam

8th August

Chris Stewart writes: Leeds Magic Jam is a brand new one-day magic convention with world class lectures, dealers and loads more. The event is on Sunday 8th August 2021 in Leeds, West Yorkshire. We're really excited to be able to bring you the first opportunity in over a year for magicians to get together, see live lectures, frequent the dealers, socialise and jam in-person. Not only that, but we will have some other special things planned. Leeds Magic Jam will be held at The Legion, Kippax, Leeds, LS25 7HF on Sunday 8th August 2021. Doors will open at 11.30am and the lectures and dealers will finish at 5pm. With full bar open until late for jamming. Full details of lecturers, dealers and running order will be announced shortly. For more information or tickets visit: www.facebook.com/Leedsmagicjam or email leedsmagicjam@gmail.com Tickets are strictly limited, so book now to avoid disappointment. Only £10 per ticket!

 

Magic and Mayhem! - Hunstanton and Hailsham

August Dates

From the producers: Once again JezO and Bondini are pleased to be on the road again with their show Magic and Mayhem! Shows during August at Princess Theatre, Hunstanton (Wednesdays 11th, 18th and 25th August). The show will feature new items as well as some old favourites and the audience will be amazed, amused and definitely entertained by the high energy infectious personality of JezO and the more sedate classic style of Bondini. For details and to book see: www.princesshunstanton.co.uk.

 

Pete Firman's Bag of Tricks - back on the road!

August Dates

Pete Firman is one of the UK’s most popular magicians and he’s back on the road! You’ve seen him on television, now experience his trademark blend of laugh-out-loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic live on stage. As seen on ITV1’s Tonight at the London Palladium and The Next Great Magician, BBC1’s The Magicians, The John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme. See www.petefirman.co.uk/live for updates and to book.

 

Derren Brown: Showman - UK Tour

August Dates

Derren Brown returns to the stage with 'Showman', his brand new live show. "We were all ready to open Showman when the tour had to be postponed. Now, after sitting around in my pants for months I am so, so eager to get this show on the road. I’m hugely grateful to everyone who bought tickets and then were told they had to wait. Let’s get together and have a hug and a party." Derren. "The closest our Galaxy can boast to a Jedi Master" Empire.

See www.derrenbrown.co.uk/shows/showman

 

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. See www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com.

 

Wayne Goodman Lecture - The Gathering, Great Yarmouth

1st September

Kyle Sarocen writes: Our first lecture of the year for The Gathering will be the very talented Wayne Goodman on Wednesday 1st of September. Wayne Goodman is a performer, inventor and author, known for his no-nonsense approach to entertaining. His first book release 'The Definitive Guide to Restaurant Magic' sold out instantly because people know that when it comes to actually working, Wayne Goodman is a name you can trust. Wayne has multiple trick releases and 14 books to his name with his next book set for release Blackpool 2022. Wayne will be teaching a mixture of close-up, stage, children's, and family magic intermixed with his trademark comedy. Wayne is a fearless performer known for his quick wit; be ready to laugh as you learn! Doors open at 7pm, lecture starts at 8pm. This is a free event and we welcome all magicians including hobbyists, semi-professionals and professionals. 18 years or over only. No exceptions. Venue: The Grosvenor Casino, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 3JG www.tg-thegathering.co.uk.

 

Magic Goes Wrong - UK tour

September Dates

Back with their biggest comedy catastrophe to date, multi award-winning Mischief (The Play That Goes Wrong, BBC One's The Goes Wrong Show) return to the stage with their hilarious new show created with magic legends, Penn & Teller. A hapless gang of magicians are staging an evening of grand illusion to raise cash for charity. But as the magic turns to mayhem, accidents spiral out of control and so does their fundraising target! Raising the bar with their dare-devil stunts, jaw-dropping feats and irresistible comedy genius, Mischief’s Magic Goes Wrong comes to Leeds Grand Theatre direct from the West End. Book your tickets now, before they vanish out of sight (or sellout!).


Leeds, Grand Theatre: 30th August - 4th September 2021

For more info and to book see www.mischiefcomedy.com

 

Pete Firman's Bag of Tricks - back on the road!

September Dates

Pete Firman is one of the UK’s most popular magicians and he’s back on the road! You’ve seen him on television, now experience his trademark blend of laugh-out-loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic live on stage. As seen on ITV1’s Tonight at the London Palladium and The Next Great Magician, BBC1’s The Magicians, The John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme. See www.petefirman.co.uk/live for updates and to book.

 

E-Club Pro Live Zoom Open Event - online

22nd September

For the last two years Mark Leveridge has been successfully presenting his E-Club Pro Live lecture via Zoom, his lectures being enjoyed in various countries around the world. The content for this lecture is drawn from his E-Club Pro online magic resource and the material covers magic for strolling, close up shows, stand up/parlour work and mentalism. Everything is practical and features Mark's attention to detail and clear thinking. A new version of this lecture format will be offered for next year, but the current lecture is being presented for one final time as an Open Event to which any individual magician can apply to join. It will take place on Wednesday 22nd September 2021 at 7.30pm BST, and the cost is just £15.00. Plus, everyone who registers no later that the 31st August 2021 will receive a Coupon Code worth £15.00 to spend on any MLM product. The lecture lasts two hours and will provide you with an exciting selection of practical magic to learn and enjoy. For more information and to book your 'front row' seat, go to www.markleveridge.co.uk; we will look forward to seeing you in September.

 

Derren Brown: Showman - UK Tour

September Dates

Derren Brown returns to the stage with 'Showman', his brand new live show. "We were all ready to open Showman when the tour had to be postponed. Now, after sitting around in my pants for months I am so, so eager to get this show on the road. I’m hugely grateful to everyone who bought tickets and then were told they had to wait. Let’s get together and have a hug and a party." Derren. "The closest our Galaxy can boast to a Jedi Master" Empire.

See www.derrenbrown.co.uk/shows/showman

 

Illusion: Impossible - UK Tour

September Dates

From the promoters: Illusion : Impossible showcases 5 of the most incredible illusionists in the world including: Britain's Got Talent runner-up Jamie Raven, Britain's Got Talent 2020 Finalists James & Dylan Piper, award-winning magician Oliver Tabor, highly acclaimed magical duo The Glamourists and world speed illusionist Kayden Black. Collectively these performers have been seen by hundreds of thousands of people around the world and with over 500 million YouTube views between them, this production showcases their incredible talents together - live on stage. Illusion : Impossible features exclusive tricks never seen before... a non-stop show packed with breathtaking magic and illusion. Illusion : Impossible touring the UK and Europe. See www.illusionimpossible.co.uk for more info. Trailer: YouTube.

 

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. See www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com.

 

Magic Goes Wrong - UK tour

October Dates

Back with their biggest comedy catastrophe to date, multi award-winning Mischief (The Play That Goes Wrong, BBC One's The Goes Wrong Show) return to the stage with their hilarious new show created with magic legends, Penn & Teller. A hapless gang of magicians are staging an evening of grand illusion to raise cash for charity. But as the magic turns to mayhem, accidents spiral out of control and so does their fundraising target! Raising the bar with their dare-devil stunts, jaw-dropping feats and irresistible comedy genius, Mischief’s Magic Goes Wrong comes to Leeds Grand Theatre direct from the West End. Book your tickets now, before they vanish out of sight (or sellout!).


Southampton, Mayflower Theatre: 26th - 30th October 2021

For more info and to book see www.mischiefcomedy.com

 

Derren Brown: Showman - UK Tour

October Dates

Derren Brown returns to the stage with 'Showman', his brand new live show. "We were all ready to open Showman when the tour had to be postponed. Now, after sitting around in my pants for months I am so, so eager to get this show on the road. I’m hugely grateful to everyone who bought tickets and then were told they had to wait. Let’s get together and have a hug and a party." Derren. "The closest our Galaxy can boast to a Jedi Master" Empire.

See www.derrenbrown.co.uk/shows/showman

 

Pete Firman's Bag of Tricks - back on the road!

October Dates

Pete Firman is one of the UK’s most popular magicians and he’s back on the road! You’ve seen him on television, now experience his trademark blend of laugh-out-loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic live on stage. As seen on ITV1’s Tonight at the London Palladium and The Next Great Magician, BBC1’s The Magicians, The John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme. See www.petefirman.co.uk/live for updates and to book.

 

The South Tyneside International Magic Festival 2021

15th-17th October

From the organisers: We are pleased and excited to announce that we are planning to hold our next magic festival 'in person' between 15-17th October this year! Please email Karri Prinn, karri.prinn@southtyneside.gov.uk if you would like to reserve a space. No money needed yet, just your name. We have set a limit of only 175 spaces! In the two weeks in which we made the announcement on our FB page, half the slots have already been filled. Our star Lecturers and Performers will be announced over the coming months. We really look forward to seeing you in South Shields in October!

 

Illusion: Impossible - UK Tour

October Dates

From the promoters: Illusion : Impossible showcases 5 of the most incredible illusionists in the world including: Britain's Got Talent runner-up Jamie Raven, Britain's Got Talent 2020 Finalists James & Dylan Piper, award-winning magician Oliver Tabor, highly acclaimed magical duo The Glamourists and world speed illusionist Kayden Black. Collectively these performers have been seen by hundreds of thousands of people around the world and with over 500 million YouTube views between them, this production showcases their incredible talents together - live on stage. Illusion : Impossible features exclusive tricks never seen before... a non-stop show packed with breathtaking magic and illusion. Illusion : Impossible touring the UK and Europe. See www.illusionimpossible.co.uk for more info. Trailer: YouTube.

 

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. See www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com.

 

Richard Jones: Escape - UK Tour

October 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. 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 ITV programme, much of the audience 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."

See www.richardjonesmagic.co.uk/tour-dates for venues and dates.

 

Magic Goes Wrong - Apollo Theatre, London

October Dates

From the promoters: Created with Magic legends 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! Penn & Teller won’t be appearing on stage. The Vaudeville Theatre operates strictly under the government Tier 2 requirements. For further information check our Covid-19 secure information page. All bookings in a party must only be from the same household or the legally defined support bubble.

Now Booking: Thursday 21st October 2021 to Sunday 27th February 2022

www.nimaxtheatres.com

 

Magic Goes Wrong - UK tour

November Dates

Back with their biggest comedy catastrophe to date, multi award-winning Mischief (The Play That Goes Wrong, BBC One's The Goes Wrong Show) return to the stage with their hilarious new show created with magic legends, Penn & Teller. A hapless gang of magicians are staging an evening of grand illusion to raise cash for charity. But as the magic turns to mayhem, accidents spiral out of control and so does their fundraising target! Raising the bar with their dare-devil stunts, jaw-dropping feats and irresistible comedy genius, Mischief’s Magic Goes Wrong comes to Leeds Grand Theatre direct from the West End. Book your tickets now, before they vanish out of sight (or sellout!).


Theatre Royal Bath: 9th - 21st November 2021

For more info and to book see www.mischiefcomedy.com

 

Pete Firman's Bag of Tricks - back on the road!

November Dates

Pete Firman is one of the UK’s most popular magicians and he’s back on the road! You’ve seen him on television, now experience his trademark blend of laugh-out-loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic live on stage. As seen on ITV1’s Tonight at the London Palladium and The Next Great Magician, BBC1’s The Magicians, The John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme. See www.petefirman.co.uk/live for updates and to book.

 

Derren Brown: Showman - UK Tour

November Dates

Derren Brown returns to the stage with 'Showman', his brand new live show. "We were all ready to open Showman when the tour had to be postponed. Now, after sitting around in my pants for months I am so, so eager to get this show on the road. I’m hugely grateful to everyone who bought tickets and then were told they had to wait. Let’s get together and have a hug and a party." Derren. "The closest our Galaxy can boast to a Jedi Master" Empire.

See www.derrenbrown.co.uk/shows/showman

 

Illusion: Impossible - UK Tour

November Dates

From the promoters: Illusion : Impossible showcases 5 of the most incredible illusionists in the world including: Britain's Got Talent runner-up Jamie Raven, Britain's Got Talent 2020 Finalists James & Dylan Piper, award-winning magician Oliver Tabor, highly acclaimed magical duo The Glamourists and world speed illusionist Kayden Black. Collectively these performers have been seen by hundreds of thousands of people around the world and with over 500 million YouTube views between them, this production showcases their incredible talents together - live on stage. Illusion : Impossible features exclusive tricks never seen before... a non-stop show packed with breathtaking magic and illusion. Illusion : Impossible touring the UK and Europe. See www.illusionimpossible.co.uk for more info. Trailer: YouTube.

 

Magic Goes Wrong - Apollo Theatre, London

November Dates

From the promoters: Created with Magic legends 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! Penn & Teller won’t be appearing on stage. The Vaudeville Theatre operates strictly under the government Tier 2 requirements. For further information check our Covid-19 secure information page. All bookings in a party must only be from the same household or the legally defined support bubble.

Now Booking: Thursday 21st October 2021 to Sunday 27th February 2022

www.nimaxtheatres.com

 

Magic Goes Wrong - Apollo Theatre, London

December Dates

From the promoters: Created with Magic legends 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! Penn & Teller won’t be appearing on stage. The Vaudeville Theatre operates strictly under the government Tier 2 requirements. For further information check our Covid-19 secure information page. All bookings in a party must only be from the same household or the legally defined support bubble.

Now Booking: Thursday 21st October 2021 to Sunday 27th February 2022

www.nimaxtheatres.com

 

David Williamson in 'Circus 1903' - Royal Festival Hall, London

December Dates

Circus 1903 returns to the Royal Festival Hall on London's South Bank for Christmas. Expect acrobats, contortionists, trapeze artists, a death-defying high-wire act and sensational life-sized elephants created by the puppeteers behind War Horse, brought together by ringmaster magician David Williamson. All this entertainment is packaged into a show with a gorgeous vintage feel, inspired by the classic circuses of the turn of the century era. And there’s great news if you’re lucky enough to have experienced the thrill of Circus 1903 before: there are new acts included for this season. 16th December 2021 to 2nd January 2022. Royal Festival Hall, London. See www.southbankcentre.co.uk.

 

The Session

14th, 15th & 16th January

From the organisers: The Session is the best close-up magic convention in the UK. Full stop. It was started thirteen years ago, in Gloucestershire, back when it was just a bunch of friends trying to make the sort of convention they wanted to go to. One that wasn’t too big. One that actively encouraged sessioning. One where the performers actually wanted to hang with the attendees. For full details visit: www.vanishingincmagic.com.

 

David Williamson in 'Circus 1903' - Royal Festival Hall, London

January Dates

Circus 1903 returns to the Royal Festival Hall on London's South Bank for Christmas. Expect acrobats, contortionists, trapeze artists, a death-defying high-wire act and sensational life-sized elephants created by the puppeteers behind War Horse, brought together by ringmaster magician David Williamson. All this entertainment is packaged into a show with a gorgeous vintage feel, inspired by the classic circuses of the turn of the century era. And there’s great news if you’re lucky enough to have experienced the thrill of Circus 1903 before: there are new acts included for this season. 16th December 2021 to 2nd January 2022. Royal Festival Hall, London. See www.southbankcentre.co.uk.

 

Ben Hart: Wonder - UK Tour

January Dates

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex presents Ben Hart: Wonder 2021. Britain’s Got Talent 2019 finalist, West End star and multi award-winning magician. Expect his 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. See www.benhartmagic.com for venues, dates and updates.

 

Magic Goes Wrong - Apollo Theatre, London

January Dates

From the promoters: Created with Magic legends 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! Penn & Teller won’t be appearing on stage. The Vaudeville Theatre operates strictly under the government Tier 2 requirements. For further information check our Covid-19 secure information page. All bookings in a party must only be from the same household or the legally defined support bubble.

Now Booking: Thursday 21st October 2021 to Sunday 27th February 2022

www.nimaxtheatres.com

 

Ben Hart: Wonder - UK Tour

February Dates

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex presents Ben Hart: Wonder 2021. Britain’s Got Talent 2019 finalist, West End star and multi award-winning magician. Expect his 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. See www.benhartmagic.com for venues, dates and updates.

 

Magic Goes Wrong - Apollo Theatre, London

February Dates

From the promoters: Created with Magic legends 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! Penn & Teller won’t be appearing on stage. The Vaudeville Theatre operates strictly under the government Tier 2 requirements. For further information check our Covid-19 secure information page. All bookings in a party must only be from the same household or the legally defined support bubble.

Now Booking: Thursday 21st October 2021 to Sunday 27th February 2022

www.nimaxtheatres.com

 

Richard Jones: Escape - UK Tour

February 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. 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 ITV programme, much of the audience 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."

See www.richardjonesmagic.co.uk/tour-dates for venues and dates.

 

Blackpool Magic Convention 2022

17th-20th February

Blackpool Magic Convention Statement: The dates for Blackpool 2022 are Thursday 17th February to Sunday 20th February 2022. Booking for 2022 opens on Monday 5th April 2021 via our website: www.blackpoolmagic.com.

 

Champions of Magic - UK Tour

March Dates

 

From the promoter: Champions of Magic returns to the UK in 2022 for a short tour, before heading to Europe to perform in some countries you’ve only heard about through war journalism. So see them while you still can. They genuinely might not come back.

 

But let’s be honest, this isn’t ‘In & Of Itself’. You don’t get to feel clever for watching our show. And we’re not going to try and sell to MagicWeek readers using a series of adverbs and adjectives about a group of performers whom you’re either friends with on Facebook, or have at least seen drunk at the Ruskin. So what’s in it for you as a professional magician? Allow us to walk you through it...


• If you love brushed-aluminium props, black art, or the impeccable design work of Tim Clothier then do we have a show for you. We’ve got a truckload of it. Literally.

• You’ll gasp at the world’s most dangerous performance of the Jaws of Death! (The prop is the same as all the others but the tech who suspends it is entirely unqualified).
• You’ll be shocked by how much a Sven deck goes for at the merch stand.
• You’ll enjoy close-up magic performed on the big screen – join other magicians for the Elmsley count-along!
• You’ll feel like a meteorologist when you can see the Snowstorm coming about 4 minutes before it happens.
• One night the roller in the Dreamvision prop WILL fail. This could be it and you’ll want to be there when it does! Let’s find out together if we have an ‘out’ for that. (Spoiler alert: nope).
• Hang around for the Meet & Greet in the lobby after the show – the cast love unsolicited notes.


Tickets start from just £25. That’s three quid cheaper than Criss Angel’s Penguin lecture. Or use some of those sweet, sweet Zoom Show profits, and treat yourself to a front row seat at £55. That way we’ll even hear you when you tell your date ‘I know how they did that’. Here’s the tour info. Bring family, bring friends, don’t bring a deck. We promise you a fun night out:


31st March Brighton Centre
2nd April Nottingham Motorpoint Arena (on sale soon)
3rd April London Eventim Apollo
4th April Cambridge Corn Exchange
6th April Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
7th April Grimsby Auditorium (on sale soon)
9th April York Barbican
10th April Manchester Opera House
11th April Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre


Tickets for all shows at www.championsofmagic.co.uk. Please note the show is not recommended for children under 5, or performers still doing Bandanna Banana. Special magicians only offer – book tickets with 3 or more other magicians and get the bonus of going to Nando's together after the show to discuss how you would have done it better.

 

Derren Brown: Showman - UK Tour

March Dates

Derren Brown returns to the stage with 'Showman', his brand new live show. "We were all ready to open Showman when the tour had to be postponed. Now, after sitting around in my pants for months I am so, so eager to get this show on the road. I’m hugely grateful to everyone who bought tickets and then were told they had to wait. Let’s get together and have a hug and a party." Derren. "The closest our Galaxy can boast to a Jedi Master" Empire.

See www.derrenbrown.co.uk/shows/showman

 

Champions of Magic - UK Tour

April Dates

 

From the promoter: Champions of Magic returns to the UK in 2022 for a short tour, before heading to Europe to perform in some countries you’ve only heard about through war journalism. So see them while you still can. They genuinely might not come back.

 

But let’s be honest, this isn’t ‘In & Of Itself’. You don’t get to feel clever for watching our show. And we’re not going to try and sell to MagicWeek readers using a series of adverbs and adjectives about a group of performers whom you’re either friends with on Facebook, or have at least seen drunk at the Ruskin. So what’s in it for you as a professional magician? Allow us to walk you through it...


• If you love brushed-aluminium props, black art, or the impeccable design work of Tim Clothier then do we have a show for you. We’ve got a truckload of it. Literally.

• You’ll gasp at the world’s most dangerous performance of the Jaws of Death! (The prop is the same as all the others but the tech who suspends it is entirely unqualified).
• You’ll be shocked by how much a Sven deck goes for at the merch stand.
• You’ll enjoy close-up magic performed on the big screen – join other magicians for the Elmsley count-along!
• You’ll feel like a meteorologist when you can see the Snowstorm coming about 4 minutes before it happens.
• One night the roller in the Dreamvision prop WILL fail. This could be it and you’ll want to be there when it does! Let’s find out together if we have an ‘out’ for that. (Spoiler alert: nope).
• Hang around for the Meet & Greet in the lobby after the show – the cast love unsolicited notes.


Tickets start from just £25. That’s three quid cheaper than Criss Angel’s Penguin lecture. Or use some of those sweet, sweet Zoom Show profits, and treat yourself to a front row seat at £55. That way we’ll even hear you when you tell your date ‘I know how they did that’. Here’s the tour info. Bring family, bring friends, don’t bring a deck. We promise you a fun night out:


31st March Brighton Centre
2nd April Nottingham Motorpoint Arena (on sale soon)
3rd April London Eventim Apollo
4th April Cambridge Corn Exchange
6th April Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
7th April Grimsby Auditorium (on sale soon)
9th April York Barbican
10th April Manchester Opera House
11th April Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre


Tickets for all shows at www.championsofmagic.co.uk. Please note the show is not recommended for children under 5, or performers still doing Bandanna Banana. Special magicians only offer – book tickets with 3 or more other magicians and get the bonus of going to Nando's together after the show to discuss how you would have done it better.

 

Wessex Magical Association 90th Anniversary Celebration Convention

3rd April

From the organisers: Save the date now for our convention - A full day of lectures from top names, together with a dealers hall, followed by our very special evening gala show. Venue: Bournemouth. More details nearer the date. www.wmagic.co.uk.

 

MagiCon 2022 - Bangor, Co Down

29th April to 1st May

James Hobart writes: The dates and venue have been released for MagiCon 2022 - the Irish Magic Convention - hosted by The Ulster Society of Magicians. It will be held from Friday 29th April 2022 to Sunday 1st May 2022 in the Marine Court Hotel, Bangor, Co Down. They are now accepting bedroom reservations at a discounted rate if you mention the convention when booking. www.online-usm.com.

 

Derren Brown: Showman - UK Tour

May Dates

Derren Brown returns to the stage with 'Showman', his brand new live show. "We were all ready to open Showman when the tour had to be postponed. Now, after sitting around in my pants for months I am so, so eager to get this show on the road. I’m hugely grateful to everyone who bought tickets and then were told they had to wait. Let’s get together and have a hug and a party." Derren. "The closest our Galaxy can boast to a Jedi Master" Empire.

See www.derrenbrown.co.uk/shows/showman

 

Derren Brown: Showman - UK Tour

June Dates

Derren Brown returns to the stage with 'Showman', his brand new live show. "We were all ready to open Showman when the tour had to be postponed. Now, after sitting around in my pants for months I am so, so eager to get this show on the road. I’m hugely grateful to everyone who bought tickets and then were told they had to wait. Let’s get together and have a hug and a party." Derren. "The closest our Galaxy can boast to a Jedi Master" Empire.

See www.derrenbrown.co.uk/shows/showman

 

Derren Brown: Showman - UK Tour

July Dates

Derren Brown returns to the stage with 'Showman', his brand new live show. "We were all ready to open Showman when the tour had to be postponed. Now, after sitting around in my pants for months I am so, so eager to get this show on the road. I’m hugely grateful to everyone who bought tickets and then were told they had to wait. Let’s get together and have a hug and a party." Derren. "The closest our Galaxy can boast to a Jedi Master" Empire.

See www.derrenbrown.co.uk/shows/showman

 

Ehrlich Brothers Dream & Fly - The SSE Arena, London

13th August

In this gigantic show, the two World Record breaking magicians will present jaw-dropping and unique illusions that have to be seen to be believed in their spectacular live show. They will appear from nowhere with a helicopter, fly in a golden Lamborghini and make the world's largest candy jar appear. In addition, the two magic brothers will perform magic in the middle of the audience. Tickets: www.axs.com.

 

Derren Brown: Showman - UK Tour

August Dates

Derren Brown returns to the stage with 'Showman', his brand new live show. "We were all ready to open Showman when the tour had to be postponed. Now, after sitting around in my pants for months I am so, so eager to get this show on the road. I’m hugely grateful to everyone who bought tickets and then were told they had to wait. Let’s get together and have a hug and a party." Derren. "The closest our Galaxy can boast to a Jedi Master" Empire.

See www.derrenbrown.co.uk/shows/showman

 

Derren Brown: Showman - UK Tour

September Dates

Derren Brown returns to the stage with 'Showman', his brand new live show. "We were all ready to open Showman when the tour had to be postponed. Now, after sitting around in my pants for months I am so, so eager to get this show on the road. I’m hugely grateful to everyone who bought tickets and then were told they had to wait. Let’s get together and have a hug and a party." Derren. "The closest our Galaxy can boast to a Jedi Master" Empire.

See www.derrenbrown.co.uk/shows/showman

 

Derren Brown: Showman - UK Tour

October Dates

Derren Brown returns to the stage with 'Showman', his brand new live show. "We were all ready to open Showman when the tour had to be postponed. Now, after sitting around in my pants for months I am so, so eager to get this show on the road. I’m hugely grateful to everyone who bought tickets and then were told they had to wait. Let’s get together and have a hug and a party." Derren. "The closest our Galaxy can boast to a Jedi Master" Empire.

See www.derrenbrown.co.uk/shows/showman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penn and Teller's First Final UK Tour

June Dates

From the promoter: These shows will feature Penn & Teller's classic magic performed live with their unique brand of humour and audience participation and will feature never before seen tricks in the UK. For over 45 years as magic's most outrageous and innovative team, Penn & Teller are Emmy award-winning TV stars, best-selling authors and Las Vegas icons. Their Showtime series, 'Penn & Teller: BS!' was nominated for 16 Emmys. Past ventures were the highly successful ITV's 'Penn & Teller Fool Us!' hosted by Jonathan Ross on Saturday nights and 'Penn & Teller Tell A Lie' for Discovery Channel and Channel 5's 'Fool Us in Vegas' TV show is in the 7th series.

Penn says "We’ve been working together 45 years and are now coming out of the longest break we've ever had from working together. We are so excited to start touring in the UK playing our favorite theaters. Is this our last UK tour? We don't know, but you're welcome to buy tickets and hope for that, while we'll be hoping for more final tours than the Stones and Cher put together." Don’t miss your chance to see the funniest and most unique magicians in the world in this brand new show.

 

4th-5th June 2023, O2 Apollo Manchester www.viagogo.co.uk
8th-9th June 2023, New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham www.viagogo.co.uk

13th-18th June 2023, Eventim Apollo, London: www.ticketmaster.co.uk

 

 

 

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