Benjamin Earl Lecture
Liverpool Magic Circle
June 5th 2008
Reported by Alan Singleton
When I was approached by one of our members about upcoming lectures, he asked me if I would consider booking Benjamin Earl. At this time, I was not familiar with this new name but the member went on to tell me how Earl was receiving rave reviews after releasing his DVD 'Past Midnight'. I was intrigued. I ventured to find out more about this elusive character, and happened upon his DVD box-set and set about watching them immediately.
I am not about to go on and on about Earl's DVDs as there are already shining reviews about them, but suffice it to say that the very next day I sent a email to Benjamin and after further email correspondence, I found Ben here lecturing at the Liverpool Magic Circle.
Ben is not your average magic lecturer, intent on teaching trick after trick and endeavouring to sell them after the lecture is over. If this is the kind of performer you are looking for, I would not advise booking Ben.
However, if you are looking for a break from the norm, someone with the ability to change your whole way of performing, your whole way of thinking, your whole way of practising, then Benjamin Earl is the man to book. The Lecture featured very little material from the DVD's and instead was focused on amazing new material.
Ben's standard of card handling is second to none. His gambling themed magic is outstanding, his skill is unbelievable. I can honestly say he left all who attended the lecture gob-smacked.
Ben made me realise that no matter how old you are, no matter what your viewpoint, not to be too proud. Because after having Ben feature at your establishment, you and your attendees will come away truly inspired. If you fully understand the ideas and ideals that Ben has to put across, you, and your spectators will find a new way to experience magic.
© Alan Singleton - President Liverpool Magic Circle, June 2008