66th Blackpool Magic Convention

16th, 17th, 18th February

From the organisers: Here is the final full list of artists, lecturers and headline acts for Blackpool 2018. It looks like being the best ever! Asi Wind, Aaron Crow, Richard Turner, Javier Benetiz, "Magus Utopia" presenting "Love after Death", TC Tahoe, Issy Simpson, Richard Cadell, Marc Salem, Todd Robbins, Les Chapeaux Blancs, Matt Edwards, The Great Kaplan, Yo Kato, Sylvester the Jester, Niek Takens, Marty Putz, Chris Hart, Pop Haydn, Stuart MacDonald, Craig Christian, Fluteman, Joao Miranda, Brendan Rodrigues, Ben Earl (photo), Wayne Dobson and Friends, Ian D Montfort, Beat the Wand, Kieron Johnson, Andi Gladwin, David Kaye, Kockov, Noel Qualter’s Never Mind the Buzzsaw, John Bannon, Michael Murray, Brian Daley, Sooty, Russ Stevens – The Secrets of BGT, Not the Gala Show, Morgan and West, Mark Elsdon, Chad long, Eric Leclerc, Gay Ljungberg, Noel Britten, Paul Gordon, Pit Hartling, Olmac, Stephen Williams, Bear Pit Close-Up plus over 150 dealers. Book Now at www.blackpoolmagic.com.

 

Sleight of Hand on the Strand - London

17th February

Located at Simpsons on the Strand, part of the world famous Savoy Hotel, enjoy an hour and fifteen minutes in the company of two of London's finest close-up magicians - you will never get closer to the impossible! Tony Middleton 'Sonic', headliner of The Magic Hour at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, is acknowleged as London's leading parlour magician. He is joined by The Magic Circle's skillful Dominick Zwolinski, whose 20 years experience has included performing for Boris Johnson, Bremner, Bird & Fortune, and Jim Carey who declared "Burn him! He's a Witch!" They will entertain with classic magic, mind-reading and illusion in an intimate and evocative setting. Take a journey back in time to a world of sepia and sleight of hand - the roaring 20's - where cabaret and close-up magic went hand in hand. But keep your eyes open - behind the wit and charm of our performers lies a web of secrets and surprises!

Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Standard or premium seating available
Suitable for families
Feb 17

For information and to book visit www.magichourshow.com.

 

A Cavalcade of Wonders - Fisher Theatre, Bungay

17th February

Following the success of their show A Night of Mystery, Chris and Belinda North are launching their new Victorian show A Cavalcade of Wonders. This new production embraces all the excitement and nostalgia of entertainment in the Victorian era with magic, comedy and intrigue and is designed to appeal to the whole family - Saturday February 17th at 7.30pm Fisher Theatre, Broad Street, Bungay, Suffolk NR35 1EE (Map) www.fishertheatre.org and www.victoriantheatre.co.uk.

 

Michael Jordan's High Jinx Show - Tour

February Dates

Michael Jordan's High Jinx Show goes on tour this February during the half term period. This fast paced family variety show features grand illusions, crazy circus thrills, incredible tricks and the High Jinx Dancers . A show for all ages, sure to knock your socks off and leave you wanting more!
Saturday 17th February 7.45pm - Viva Blackpool
Wednesday 21st February 2pm - Stourbridge Town Hall
Saturday 24th February 6.00pm - Huddersfield LBT
For more information visit www.highjinx.co.uk

 

Christian Gambin: The Gentleman Cheater - Nadler Soho Hotel, London

All Year

From the organisers: His life: the game! His passion: winning! His pleasure: cheating! When the cards start burning his hands, every trick becomes a new challenge. Do you enjoy close-up magic? You will love playing against him! Come and have fun in an interactive show. Christian Gambin, a stunning magician, award winning magician, World FISM and French Magic Champion, plays for the first time in London's West End. An expert in close-up magic and a stunning magician. The nearer you are, the less you can see! Come and see his sleight of hand and let dreams come true... The last Friday of the month at 7.30pm from July 2017 to June 2018. Tickets: £49.50. Nadler Soho Hotel, 10 Carlisle Street, London W1D 3BR. For more information and to book visit www.magicentertainmentlondon.co.uk.

 

Steve Gore's 'Lemon Squeezy' lecture - Leicester Magic Circle

19th February

"I've not seen Steve's lecture before so was interested as he clearly is a thinker. One look at the range of effects he has produced and marketed shows that he has creative solutions where everything is thought through to the last detail. He clearly performs what he creates, and develops with performance at the forefront of his mind. Steve's 'Lemon Squeezy' lecture began with some impossible looking routines performed with ease using his unique marked decks (GPS and Amnesia), then moved into a wide range of effects suitable for close-up, cabaret and kid's shows. These ranged from the a commercial 'Perfect Partners' routine ideal for weddings and couples, an ACAAN style routine with Koran decks, his brilliant 'The Casino Con', a sliding knot rope routine (that reminded me of Pavel), a rubber band challenge macro effect, a multi revelation 'Visions from Vegas' and my favourite of the evening, a devilishly simple Note in Balloon. Book Steve's lecture and you'll get a GPS evening - Great Practical and Smart - crammed full with something for all types of performers." John Gordon, Coventry Magic Circle. Steve Gore's 'Lemon Squeezy' lecture at the Leicester Magic Circle on Monday 19th February at 7.30pm. Guests welcome (£10 on the door) see www.theleicestermagiccircle.co.uk for details.

 

David Devant - London

20th February

Following Ian Keable's talk about David Devant at The Magic Circle, which will take place this Monday, 19th February, to coincide with the 150th anniversary of his birth, Ian is organising a trip to visit David Devant's grave at 11am on Tuesday 20th February at Highgate Cemetery, London. Devant is buried on the West Side of the Cemetery, which is only open to the public with organised tours. You wouldn't normally be allowed to see the grave itself, as it is off the beaten track. If you would like to join the visit, contact Ian ian@iankeable.co.uk, who will give you the specifics. Please note, this visit is open to any interested party - you don't have to be a Member of The Magic Circle. Details about the Cemetery can be found here: www.highgatecemetery.org.

 

Chris North's 'Surviving Half a Century in Magic!' lecture - The Anglian Magic Society

20th February

“A unique and interesting lecture from one of the country’s most enduring and versatile professionals. 50 years of experience and knowledge including a question and answer session and a little bit of magic!” Along this journey Chris will present some of his favourite effects, show rare video clips, reveal stories from behind the scenes and have some select magic items for sale. Chris is a wealth of knowledge and is one of the most down to earth magicians you will ever meet, so if you have a question or need advice on a routine or trick there will be time towards the end of the lecture to pick his brains and get honest and straight forward advice. Tuesday, 20th February at 7.30pm. Members £3.00, visitors £10.00. The White Horse Inn, The Street, Trowse, Norwich NR14 8ST (Map). www.theanglianmagicsociety.uk. Steve Majes, Secretary of The Anglian Magic Society.

 

At Home with The Magic Circle - London

20th February
An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. You'll learn about the history of magic and The Magic Circle itself and get to witness amazing close-up conjuring during the Parlour Magic Shows and a magical stage show as part of this highly entertaining evening. Doors open at 7pm and the event finishes at around 10pm. You'll be able to enjoy a drink in the Club Room bar and browse the treasures of The Magic Circle Museum before the magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval you'll have further opportunity to explore our fabulous headquarters before it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle Theatre to finish off your evening. Arrive early to enjoy your magical night out.

 

Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under-14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £50 for premium seats, £36.00 for individuals or £30 for groups of 20 or more plus transaction fee.

Tickets available from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.
Suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.
Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

Richard Pinner Lecture - The Surrey Society of Magicians

22nd February

"Here is my big claim - This lecture will make you a better magician. It is my belief that part of the aim should be to make the children gasp in amazement during a magic show. Seems obvious dosen't it? Through practical examples (performing and teaching some tricks) I will discuss the small changes I have discovered that can make a massive difference. Your show will become more magical. I will also discuss changes I have made to stay relevant in the changing and diluted children’s birthday market, like my reinvention of the classic illusion pictured." Members are free and visiting magicians are welcome for a £10 entrance fee. The lecture takes place in East Horsley, Surrey at 8pm. For full details contact Adam Mosley info@surreymagic.org.uk.

 

Conjuring at the Court - London

22nd February

From the organisers: Need a magic fix after Blackpool? Enjoy London’s own gala magic show, Conjuring at the Court! With the Amazing Guy, Thom Peterson; the hilarious Mandy Muden; fast-paced illusionists Jason Steele & Joanne; and the wonderful Nicholas Einhorn. Compere Russell Levinson. Tickets for the show are still only £11 from www.conjuringatthecourt.com – it’s cheaper to book in advance. The show starts at 8pm and runs to 10pm with an interval. It’s in the lovely function room of the Drayton Court. Come early to enjoy a meal before the show. To get there: it’s at the Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, West Ealing, London W13 8PH (Map). Just 12 minutes from Central London. Parking is free from 6.30pm.

 

The Magic Hour - The Park Lane Hotel, London

March Dates

Enter the wood paneled drawing room of the 5 star Sheraton Park Lane Hotel for a spellbinding show of magic and illusion in the style of the Victorian masters of deception. Following 5 star reviews and sell-out audiences since 2013, The Magic Hour has established itself as the premier magic show in London. Join Tony Middleton 'Sonic', as seen on Penn & Teller: Fool Us (ITV, CW) and journey back in time to the Golden Age of Magic. You will witness the impossible as objects vanish, time stands still, and spirits write messages from 'the other side'.
"The best thing I have done in London so far!"
Curious London Blog

Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Standard or premium seating available

Recommended ages 10+
Maximum 60 seats
Shows at 8pm on Fridays
Mar 1
Mar 2
Mar 9
Mar 15
Mar 16
Mar 23
Mar 30

For more information and to book visit www.magichourshow.com.

 

Teenage Cancer Trust: Magic and Music Evening - North Lincolnshire

3rd March

Lindsay Sharpless writes: The evening was the idea of my 12 year old son Thomas Sharpless who is a budding magician. The evening will include close-up magic by the amazing Greg Chipman and Thomas. There will also be live music from the fabulous Johnny and The Rocket and the very talented Luke J West. Tickets are £5 each with profits from the evening going to the Teenage Cancer Trust. Saturday 3rd March at 7pm. Tickets available by calling 07429 193502 or emailing lindsaysharpless@gmail.com. Venue: Winterton Rangers, West Street, Winterton, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN15 9QF (Map). See Facebook for more details: www.facebook.com/events.

 

Conjuring and Cocktails - Manchester

6th March

Join your host, Alexander Wells and special guest, Sylvia Sceptre, for a fantastical display of magic in the beautiful surroundings of The Fitzgerald, situated in the Northern Quarter, Manchester at 9pm Tuesday the 6th of March. Alexander Wells has developed a unique style of performance inspired by the romance of the Victorian and Edwardian eras and the physical comedy of the silent film stars. At the first of these monthly events, Alexander will perform a selection of his trademark routines incorporating new takes on classical wizardry, intertwined with comedy and a sorcerous whiff of sulphur. Sylvia Sceptre combines psychological artifice and impossible mind-reading with the eerie world of the Victorian séance. An incredible act which features fabulous theatrical demonstrations of mesmerism, magic and mediumship, this is as close as you will ever get to witnessing the uncanny thrills of the Golden Age of Spiritualism. For more info and tickets: Click Here.

 

At Home with The Magic Circle - London

March Dates
An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. You'll learn about the history of magic and The Magic Circle itself and get to witness amazing close-up conjuring during the Parlour Magic Shows and a magical stage show as part of this highly entertaining evening. Doors open at 7pm and the event finishes at around 10pm. You'll be able to enjoy a drink in the Club Room bar and browse the treasures of The Magic Circle Museum before the magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval you'll have further opportunity to explore our fabulous headquarters before it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle Theatre to finish off your evening. Arrive early to enjoy your magical night out.

 

Tuesdays 6th and 20th March.

Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under-14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £50 for premium seats, £36.00 for individuals or £30 for groups of 20 or more plus transaction fee.

Tickets available from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.
Suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.
Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

Sleight of Hand on the Strand - London

March Dates

Located at Simpsons on the Strand, part of the world famous Savoy Hotel, enjoy an hour and fifteen minutes in the company of two of London's finest close-up magicians - you will never get closer to the impossible! Tony Middleton 'Sonic', headliner of The Magic Hour at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, is acknowleged as London's leading parlour magician. He is joined by The Magic Circle's skillful Dominick Zwolinski, whose 20 years experience has included performing for Boris Johnson, Bremner, Bird & Fortune, and Jim Carey who declared "Burn him! He's a Witch!" They will entertain with classic magic, mind-reading and illusion in an intimate and evocative setting. Take a journey back in time to a world of sepia and sleight of hand - the roaring 20's - where cabaret and close-up magic went hand in hand. But keep your eyes open - behind the wit and charm of our performers lies a web of secrets and surprises!

Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Standard or premium seating available
Suitable for families
Mar 10
Mar 17

For information and to book visit www.magichourshow.com.

 

Merlins of Wakefield Magic Festival Day

13th May

Merlins are staging a Magic Festival Day on Sunday 13th May at The Academy Theatre, Birdwell. This is a new venue and has easy access from the M1 (junction 36), plenty of free parking, a cafe and bar, and full theatre facilities. Full details will be announced soon, but you can buy a ticket now: Click Here. www.merlinswakefield.com.

 

South Tyneside International Magic Festival

16th-18th March

From the organisers: Some of the greatest minds in modern magic are getting ready to share some of their top secret skills and expertise at one of the UK’s leading magic events. Join: R Paul Wilson, Javi Benitez, Woody Aragon, Juan Luis Rubiales, Tom Stone, Steve Gore, Andi Gladwin, Ben Earl, Mark James, Magic Philip, Andrew Green, Kennedy, Henri White and James Phelan at the 15th South Tyneside International Magic Festival, March 15th-18th at The Customs House, South Shields. Known as one of the most popular conventions on the magic calendar, it is set to feature a packed weekend of lectures and events by top international magicians. The convention is aimed at professionals and ardent magic fans, and offers a unique opportunity to learn from the best brains in the business. Limited to 150 registrants, you are sure to get a close-up view and are able to socialise with them all too. Tickets are priced at £65 per person for the weekend and include all lectures, close-up sessions, dealers, 2 gala shows and entrance to the exclusive ‘Late Night Show’. Delegates can obtain the full programme and purchase tickets from www.southtyneside.gov.uk/magicfestival. For further information call Karri Prinn on 0191 424 7986 or email karri.prinn@southtyneside.gov.uk.

 

Comedy Hypnosis & Safe Street Hypnotism Master-Class - Chesterfield

17th March
From the organisers: Due to popular demand, International Comedy Stage Hypnotist Jonathan Royle is running a One Day Master-Class teaching Comedy Stage Hypnosis, Safe & Legal Street Hypnotism & How to Combine Hypnotic Techniques with Magic & Mentalism on Saturday 17th March in Chesterfield. Future House Therapy Centre, South Place, Chesterfield, S40 1SZ. Spaces to attend are strictly limited. Tickets are available from: Click Here 

 

Lukey Magic 'Totally Tricked' - Worcestershire

17th March

From the promoter: Lukey Magic is a magician, mentalist and entertainer from Worcestershire. In his show, Totally Tricked, he will perform amazing magic tricks, mind reading and predictions live on stage! This show is great for all ages and is a real treat for anyone from 6 to 106! So if you want a good night out grab your ticket today! 7.30pm. Venue: Hanbury Turn Pub, Bromsgrove. Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk

 

IBM British Ring's Magical Weekend - Wookey Hole

17th & 18th March

IBM British Ring President Richard Cadell is holding his dinner as part of a magical weekend in Wookey Hole, Somerset, on 17th and 18th March 2018. Tickets are £45 per person from The Sooty Show, PO Box 17278, Tamworth B77 9PF (Cheques payable to Cadells Ltd) or to book by card, telephone 01827 912305. Accommodation at the Wookey Hole Hotel is £65 per room and the price of breakfast and the Sunday morning show is included in the cost of the dinner ticket. You will also have the opportunity of visiting the Wookey Caves, Penny Arcade and Magic Mirrors. The hotel number is 01749 672243 hotel@wookey.co.uk. Please quote the reference: 'Cadell_17 Mar'. Artistes booked to date include Norman Barrett and his Budgies, Edward Hilsum, Michael J. Fitch and stars of Gerry Cottle’s Circus. It has all the makings of a great event so to book now sounds like a good idea to me. Geoffrey Newton PRO.

 

Champions of Magic - UK Tour

March Dates

They’re back! Following the astonishing 2017 show to full houses and standing ovations. Direct from a hit run in London’s West End, the UK’s leading band of mind-blowing illusionists and magicians take to the road for the fifth year running to once again perplex, astound and thrill audiences all over the country. The world class illusionists will be performing incredible feats of mind-reading, stunning close-up and daring large-scale illusions and a death-defying, heart-stopping finale. So if you like your magic big, bold and baffling, this is the show for you. Touring since 2013 and seen by nearly a quarter of a million people, with over 20 million online views between them, this is the champion of all family viewing magic shows. www.championsofmagic.co.uk.
25th March – Yeovil, Octagon Theatre – Click Here – 01935 422884
30th March – Dunstable, Grove Theatre – Click Here - 01582 60 20 80
31st March – Camberley, Camberley Theatre – Click Here – 01276 707600
 

 

Champions of Magic - UK Tour

April Dates

They’re back! Following the astonishing 2017 show to full houses and standing ovations. Direct from a hit run in London’s West End, the UK’s leading band of mind-blowing illusionists and magicians take to the road for the fifth year running to once again perplex, astound and thrill audiences all over the country. The world class illusionists will be performing incredible feats of mind-reading, stunning close-up and daring large-scale illusions and a death-defying, heart-stopping finale. So if you like your magic big, bold and baffling, this is the show for you. Touring since 2013 and seen by nearly a quarter of a million people, with over 20 million online views between them, this is the champion of all family viewing magic shows. www.championsofmagic.co.uk.
1st April – Norwich, Theatre Royal - Click Here – 01603 630000
2nd April – Stoke-On-Trent, Regent Theatre - Click Here - 0844 871 7649
3rd April – Stoke-On-Trent, Regent Theatre - Click Here - 0844 871 7649
6th April – Torquay, Princess Theatre – Click Here - 0844 871 3023
7th April – Torquay, Princess Theatre – Click Here - 0844 871 3023
8th April – Richmond, Richmond Theatre – On Sale Soon
9th April – Guildford, G Live - Click Here - 01483 369350
11th April – Edinburgh, Assembly Rooms – On Sale Soon
12th April - Edinburgh, Assembly Rooms – On Sale Soon
13th April - Edinburgh, Assembly Rooms – On Sale Soon
14th April - Edinburgh, Assembly Rooms – On Sale Soon
15th April – Reading, Hexagon - Click Here - 0118 960 6060
20th April – York, Opera House – On Sale Soon
21st April – York, Opera House – On Sale Soon
28th April – Brighton, Brighton Centre – Click Here - 0844 8471515
29th April – Plymouth, Theatre Royal – On Sale Soon

 

Derren Brown: Underground

April Dates

Derren Brown, the multi award winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, is taking his latest sensational show Underground on tour in 2018, in both the UK and Ireland. Derren said: "Underground was originally written for audiences in other countries who hadn’t seen me before. It meant finessing and revisiting past pieces and seeing them with fresh eyes. I sat down with my two co-writers and directors and we thought 'What would make the best possible Derren Brown show?' None of us were sure what the UK would make of it, but the resulting show felt so good, and met with such a great response when warming it up in London, that we decided to tour it. The reviews have been astonishing, and people who’ve seen all the shows have said they love being surprised by them again, and those who don’t know me so well are getting to see the best material for the first time. It’s a huge, huge joy to perform."

 

This is the second leg of the Underground tour, direct from the West End production at the Playhouse Theatre, which ran for thirty-five packed out performances in September and October 2017. Derren Brown: Underground is presented by Michael Vine, Andrew O’Connor, Derren Brown and Paul Sandler for Vaudeville Productions Ltd. and David Binder. It is directed by Andrew O’Connor and Andy Nyman, and written by Andy Nyman, Andrew O’Connor and Derren Brown.


April 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool
April 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne
April 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, New Theatre, Hull
April 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, Theatre Royal, Nottingham

 

See www.derrenbrown.co.uk for more info and to book.

 

At Home with The Magic Circle - London

April Dates
An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. You'll learn about the history of magic and The Magic Circle itself and get to witness amazing close-up conjuring during the Parlour Magic Shows and a magical stage show as part of this highly entertaining evening. Doors open at 7pm and the event finishes at around 10pm. You'll be able to enjoy a drink in the Club Room bar and browse the treasures of The Magic Circle Museum before the magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval you'll have further opportunity to explore our fabulous headquarters before it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle Theatre to finish off your evening. Arrive early to enjoy your magical night out.

 

Tuesdays 10th and, 24th April.

Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under-14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £50 for premium seats, £36.00 for individuals or £30 for groups of 20 or more plus transaction fee.

Tickets available from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.
Suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.
Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

Northern Magic Summit 2018 - Newcastle-upon-Tyne

13th, 14th, 15th April

Northern Magic Circle are excited to announce the dates for the Northern Magic Summit 2018, which takes place on Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th April 2018 at the County Hotel, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, with a gala show at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House. Full line up and pricing information will be announced shortly, and tickets are strictly limited, so register your interest today, to be among the first to hear when registration opens: www.northernmagicsummit.co.uk.

 

Northern Magic Circle present Sooty & Friends - Newcastle-upon-Tyne

14th April

From the organisers: Izzy Wizzy, Let's Get Busy! Northern Magic Circle are proud to present the 'Sooty & Friends' magic show as part of the Northern Magic Summit 2018. Direct from CITV, join Sooty, Sweep, Soo and TV’s Richard Cadell in an amazing magic show for all ages, at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 14th April 2018. This magical, laugh-out-loud show is packed with guaranteed giggles for the whole family! Plus you’ll be amazed by special guest magicians, Clivo & Jeani (the magical clowns) and award winning, Graeme Shaw. Tickets are available from the Tyne Theatre & Opera House box office (0844 2491 000) or from www.tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk.

 

David Stone: Magic Unleashed - Leicester Square Theatre Lounge, London

15th-18th April

From the organisers: Direct from Paris, multi-award-winning magician David Stone presents his unique brand of comedy and illusion live in Leicester Square. Limited to just 55 seats, experience the impossible and hilarious, closer than ever before. Having amazed the likes of Bono and Bruce Willis, in this show he will make bottles of Champagne appear from nowhere, multiply dozens of packets of cigarettes while desperately trying to quit smoking, and vanish a borrowed ring that will reappear in a very unexpected place! Highly respected by the magic community, David Stone won the French Championship of Magic aged just 23, and the Close-up Grand Prix of South America at 24. He later gained 3rd place at the World Championships of Magic in Stockholm. He is quite simply one of the finest performers in the world – a creative and skilful magician who likes misdirection, wacky comedy and lemons. Enjoy a ridiculous mix of weirdness and sublime sleight-of-hand in this intimate West End venue. 15th-18th April. See www.secretcellarlondon.com for more info and to book.

 

Morgan & West Time Travelling Magicians - Wilton's Music Hall, London

24th-28th April

Great Scott! Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West bring a magical extravaganza to a millennium near you! This April, time-travelling magicians Morgan & West return to Wilton’s Music Hall to amaze and astound with their mind boggling magic. Not content with their lot as the nineteenth century’s greatest magic duo, this prestidigitatory pair present a conjuring spectacular to the audiences of the modern day. No future is left unseen and no timeline left unaltered as these temporal tricksters burst into the twenty-first century with a show brimming over with baffling magic, unparalleled precognitive powers, and a totally genuine ability to travel through time! An unforgettable evening of magic, mystery, and the unexplainable. “Hugely talented” ★★★★ The Mirror. Wilton’s Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley, London E1 8JB (Map). Tuesday 24th – Saturday 28th April 2018, 7.30pm - 9pm. Tickets: £7 - £16. Box Office: 020 7702 2789 or via www.wiltons.org.uk also see www.morganandwest.co.uk.

 

Scottish Association of Magical Societies Convention 2018

27th, 28th, 29th April

From the organisers: The 2018 convention will be taking place at The Normandy Hotel, Renfrew on 27th, 28th and 29th April. The Saturday Night Gala show will be reverting back to a Dinner Cabaret format, which better suits the layout of the Normandy Hotel. Acts Confirmed for the Saturday Night Dinner Cabaret are: Our 2017 SAMS Stage Competition winner, Elliot Bibby. Singer, comedian and musician Gordon Cree. And all the way from the USA, we are delighted to welcome Jeff McBride and Larry Hass, with compere Harry Robson. Jeff McBride and Larry Hass will both be lecturing and doing workshops with a third lecturer still to be confirmed. Dealers confirmed so far are: Harry Robson, Heidi Costumes, Adrian Harris, Alan Duncan and Jimmy Craig. Hotel rooms should be booked through our secretary, Elizabeth McNamara. Please contact her rather than book through the hotel as it makes it easier to monitor the room allocation. Elizabeth can be emailed at elizabethmcnamara@btinternet.com or call 01563 821241. Our Registration Secretary this year is Janet Colvan, email magic.janet71@gmail.com. Registration forms can be downloaded from www.scottishassociationofmagicalsocieties.co.uk. Competitions are being run by Graeme Taylor, email emearg112@hotmail.com or call 07539 662825 for more information.

 

Derren Brown: Underground

May Dates

Derren Brown, the multi award winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, is taking his latest sensational show Underground on tour in 2018, in both the UK and Ireland. Derren said: "Underground was originally written for audiences in other countries who hadn’t seen me before. It meant finessing and revisiting past pieces and seeing them with fresh eyes. I sat down with my two co-writers and directors and we thought 'What would make the best possible Derren Brown show?' None of us were sure what the UK would make of it, but the resulting show felt so good, and met with such a great response when warming it up in London, that we decided to tour it. The reviews have been astonishing, and people who’ve seen all the shows have said they love being surprised by them again, and those who don’t know me so well are getting to see the best material for the first time. It’s a huge, huge joy to perform."

 

This is the second leg of the Underground tour, direct from the West End production at the Playhouse Theatre, which ran for thirty-five packed out performances in September and October 2017. Derren Brown: Underground is presented by Michael Vine, Andrew O’Connor, Derren Brown and Paul Sandler for Vaudeville Productions Ltd. and David Binder. It is directed by Andrew O’Connor and Andy Nyman, and written by Andy Nyman, Andrew O’Connor and Derren Brown.


May 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Welsh Millennium Centre, Cardiff
May 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
May 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, Grand Opera House, Belfast
May 28, 29, 30, 31, Opera House, Cork

 

See www.derrenbrown.co.uk for more info and to book.

 

Champions of Magic - UK Tour

May Dates

They’re back! Following the astonishing 2017 show to full houses and standing ovations. Direct from a hit run in London’s West End, the UK’s leading band of mind-blowing illusionists and magicians take to the road for the fifth year running to once again perplex, astound and thrill audiences all over the country. The world class illusionists will be performing incredible feats of mind-reading, stunning close-up and daring large-scale illusions and a death-defying, heart-stopping finale. So if you like your magic big, bold and baffling, this is the show for you. Touring since 2013 and seen by nearly a quarter of a million people, with over 20 million online views between them, this is the champion of all family viewing magic shows. www.championsofmagic.co.uk.
1st May – Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre - Click Here - 0844 871 7627
2nd May – Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre – Click Here - 0844 871 7627

 

At Home with The Magic Circle - London

15th May
An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. You'll learn about the history of magic and The Magic Circle itself and get to witness amazing close-up conjuring during the Parlour Magic Shows and a magical stage show as part of this highly entertaining evening. Doors open at 7pm and the event finishes at around 10pm. You'll be able to enjoy a drink in the Club Room bar and browse the treasures of The Magic Circle Museum before the magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval you'll have further opportunity to explore our fabulous headquarters before it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle Theatre to finish off your evening. Arrive early to enjoy your magical night out.

 

Tuesday 15th May.

Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under-14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £50 for premium seats, £36.00 for individuals or £30 for groups of 20 or more plus transaction fee.

Tickets available from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.
Suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.
Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

Scottish Young Magician of the Year

2nd June

Kenny Kerr writes: After moving the competition (from the 3rd June to the 10th June), it has now been necessary to move it, once again, due to further problems with the venue in Falkirk. It is now being held in Mosspark Baptist Church, 155 Corkerhill Road, Glasgow G52 1PG (Map), the Venue which Glasgow Magic Circle currently use for their meetings, on Saturday 2nd June at 1.30pm. As a result of this, the SAMS Delegates Meeting / AGM will also be moved to this date to keep everything together and that will start at 10.30am. Entrants for the competition should be under 18 years of age on the date of the competition – 2nd June 2018. The closing date for entrants is Sunday 29th April 2018 (SAMS Convention weekend). Please contact Graeme Taylor emearg112@hotmail.com 07539 662825 for more info, or to enter the competition.

 

Derren Brown: Underground

June Dates

Derren Brown, the multi award winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, is taking his latest sensational show Underground on tour in 2018, in both the UK and Ireland. Derren said: "Underground was originally written for audiences in other countries who hadn’t seen me before. It meant finessing and revisiting past pieces and seeing them with fresh eyes. I sat down with my two co-writers and directors and we thought 'What would make the best possible Derren Brown show?' None of us were sure what the UK would make of it, but the resulting show felt so good, and met with such a great response when warming it up in London, that we decided to tour it. The reviews have been astonishing, and people who’ve seen all the shows have said they love being surprised by them again, and those who don’t know me so well are getting to see the best material for the first time. It’s a huge, huge joy to perform."

 

This is the second leg of the Underground tour, direct from the West End production at the Playhouse Theatre, which ran for thirty-five packed out performances in September and October 2017. Derren Brown: Underground is presented by Michael Vine, Andrew O’Connor, Derren Brown and Paul Sandler for Vaudeville Productions Ltd. and David Binder. It is directed by Andrew O’Connor and Andy Nyman, and written by Andy Nyman, Andrew O’Connor and Derren Brown.


June 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
June 11, 12,13, Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth
June 15, 16, Orchard Theatre, Dartford
June 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, Theatre Royal, Norwich
June 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

 

See www.derrenbrown.co.uk for more info and to book.

 

At Home with The Magic Circle - London

5th June
An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. You'll learn about the history of magic and The Magic Circle itself and get to witness amazing close-up conjuring during the Parlour Magic Shows and a magical stage show as part of this highly entertaining evening. Doors open at 7pm and the event finishes at around 10pm. You'll be able to enjoy a drink in the Club Room bar and browse the treasures of The Magic Circle Museum before the magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval you'll have further opportunity to explore our fabulous headquarters before it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle Theatre to finish off your evening. Arrive early to enjoy your magical night out.

 

Tuesday 5th June.

Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under-14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £50 for premium seats, £36.00 for individuals or £30 for groups of 20 or more plus transaction fee.

Tickets available from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.
Suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.
Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

The Summer Social for Magicians and Cardists - Reading

11th June

A free one-day Event on Monday 11th June, from 11.30am - 11.30pm. Organiser Richard John writes: There will be Mini Lectures during the day time, with the use of a projector and camera. You will be able to learn some amazing new things from your peers. If you want to host a 15-20 minute lecture get in touch! hello@richardjohn.london. We will, for the first time at these events, be putting a tab behind the bar. We want to thank you for coming, that's why the first drink is free and there will be a selection of canapés on offer throughout the day. If you haven't been to one of these days yet, I'm sure you know someone who has, and that they are not to be forgotten. For the people who attended Yateley, Bristol or Reading before we look forward to seeing you again, for first timers, we look forward to welcoming you. Monday June 11th 2018, 11.30am to 11.30pm. Visit facebook.com/events/815171392003993/ for more info and to register your interest.

 

Derren Brown: Underground

July Dates

Derren Brown, the multi award winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, is taking his latest sensational show Underground on tour in 2018, in both the UK and Ireland. Derren said: "Underground was originally written for audiences in other countries who hadn’t seen me before. It meant finessing and revisiting past pieces and seeing them with fresh eyes. I sat down with my two co-writers and directors and we thought 'What would make the best possible Derren Brown show?' None of us were sure what the UK would make of it, but the resulting show felt so good, and met with such a great response when warming it up in London, that we decided to tour it. The reviews have been astonishing, and people who’ve seen all the shows have said they love being surprised by them again, and those who don’t know me so well are getting to see the best material for the first time. It’s a huge, huge joy to perform."

 

This is the second leg of the Underground tour, direct from the West End production at the Playhouse Theatre, which ran for thirty-five packed out performances in September and October 2017. Derren Brown: Underground is presented by Michael Vine, Andrew O’Connor, Derren Brown and Paul Sandler for Vaudeville Productions Ltd. and David Binder. It is directed by Andrew O’Connor and Andy Nyman, and written by Andy Nyman, Andrew O’Connor and Derren Brown.


July 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

 

See www.derrenbrown.co.uk for more info and to book.

 

 

 

At Home with The Magic Circle - London

September Dates
An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. You'll learn about the history of magic and The Magic Circle itself and get to witness amazing close-up conjuring during the Parlour Magic Shows and a magical stage show as part of this highly entertaining evening. Doors open at 7pm and the event finishes at around 10pm. You'll be able to enjoy a drink in the Club Room bar and browse the treasures of The Magic Circle Museum before the magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval you'll have further opportunity to explore our fabulous headquarters before it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle Theatre to finish off your evening. Arrive early to enjoy your magical night out.

 

Tuesdays 4th and 18th September.

Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under-14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £50 for premium seats, £36.00 for individuals or £30 for groups of 20 or more plus transaction fee.

Tickets available from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.
Suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.
Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

Jamie Raven Making Magic - UK Tour

September Dates
Lee Martin for Gag Reflex in association with InterTalent Rights Group proudly present Jamie Raven Making Magic UK Tour 2018. Britain’s Got Talent Finalist, Jamie Raven, is proud to announce the UK tour of his brand new show, Making Magic – a look at how magicians do what they do. Why does magic work? How are our hearts fooled into believing something that our brains know simply can’t be true? Making Magic will culminate in a random member of the audience, with absolutely no performing experience whatsoever, being turned into a magician in order to perform the final trick of the show live on stage with Jamie!


Venue: Lancaster Grand LANCASTER
Dates: Monday, 24th September
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 01524 64695
Online: www.lancastergrand.co.uk

Venue: Theatre Royal WAKEFIELD
Dates: Wednesday, 26th September
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 01924 211 311
Online: www.theatreroyalwakefield.co.uk

Venue: Dancehouse MANCHESTER
Dates: Thursday, 27th September
Time: 8.00pm
Box office: 0161 237 9753
Online: www.thedancehouse.co.uk

Venue: Northwhich Memorial Court NORTHWHICH
Dates: Friday, 28th September
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 0333 666 3366
Online: www.brioleisure.org/what-we-offer/entertainment

Venue: Tyne Theatre NEWCASTLE
Dates: Saturday, 29th September
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 0844 2491 000
Online: www.tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk

 

Jamie Raven Making Magic - UK Tour

October Dates
Lee Martin for Gag Reflex in association with InterTalent Rights Group proudly present Jamie Raven Making Magic UK Tour 2018. Britain’s Got Talent Finalist, Jamie Raven, is proud to announce the UK tour of his brand new show, Making Magic – a look at how magicians do what they do. Why does magic work? How are our hearts fooled into believing something that our brains know simply can’t be true? Making Magic will culminate in a random member of the audience, with absolutely no performing experience whatsoever, being turned into a magician in order to perform the final trick of the show live on stage with Jamie!


Venue: Playhouse NORWICH
Dates: Monday, 1st and Tuesday, 2nd October
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 01603 598 598
Online: www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk

Venue: Marina Theatre LOWESTOFT
Dates: Wednesday, 3rd October
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 01502 533 200
Online: www.marinetheatre.co.uk

Venue: Churchill Theatre BROMLEY
Dates: Thursday, 4th October
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 020 3285 6000
Online: www.churchilltheatre.co.uk

Venue: Dorking Hall DORKING
Dates: Friday, 5th October
Time: 8.00pm
Box office: 01306 881 717
Online: www.dorkinghalls.co.uk

Venue: Camberley Theatre CAMBERLEY
Dates: Sunday, 7th October
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 01276 707 600
Online: www.camberleytheatre.biz

Venue: The Palace SOUTHEND
Dates: Monday, 8th October
Time: 8.00pm
Box office: 01702 351 135
Online: www.southendtheatres.org.uk

Venue: Corn Exchange KINGS LYNN
Dates: Wednesday, 10th October
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 01553 764 864
Online: www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk

Venue: Beck Theatre HAYES
Dates: Thursday, 11th October
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 020 8561 8371
Online: www.becktheatre.org.uk

Venue: Magnet Leisure Centre MAIDENHEAD
Dates: Saturday, 13th October
Time: 8.00pm
Box office: 01628 685 316
Online: www.leisurecentre.com/magnet-leisure-centre

Venue: Alban Arena ST ALBANS
Dates: Monday, 15th October
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 01727 844 488
Online: www.alban-arena.co.uk

Venue: Haymarket BASINGSTOKE
Dates: Tuesday, 16th October
Time: 8.00pm
Box office: 01256 844 244
Online: www.anvilarts.org.uk/whats-on/Jamie-raven-0

Venue: Theatre Royal MARGATE
Dates: Wednesday, 17th October
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 01843 292 795
Online: www.theatreroyalmargate.com

Venue: Corn Exchange NEWBURY
Dates: Friday, 19th October
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 0845 5218 218
Online: www.cornexchangenew.com

Venue: Ferneham Hall FAREHAM
Dates: Saturday, 20th October
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 01329 231 942
Online: www.fernehamhall.co.uk

Venue: Wycombe Swan HIGH WYCOMBE
Dates: Sunday, 21st October
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 01494 512 000
Online: www.wycombeswan.co.uk

Venue: Hexagon READING
Dates: Monday, 22nd October
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 0118 960 6060
Online: www.readingarts.com

Venue: Grove Theartre DUNSTABLE
Dates: Tuesday, 23rd October
Time: 7.30pm
Box office: 01582 60 20 80
Online: www.grovetheatre.co.uk

 

Exonian Magical Society One Day Convention

5th October

Ozzy Dee writes: The Exonian Magical Society can announce we will be having our 1 Day Convention on the 5th October. This will be Friday, which is a brave thing to do, to break with the mould, but thought we would like to be different. It will include all the usual features of a convention, plus a 3 course meal all included in the price. More details in the future www.exonianmagicalsociety.co.uk.

 

At Home with The Magic Circle - London

October Dates
An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. You'll learn about the history of magic and The Magic Circle itself and get to witness amazing close-up conjuring during the Parlour Magic Shows and a magical stage show as part of this highly entertaining evening. Doors open at 7pm and the event finishes at around 10pm. You'll be able to enjoy a drink in the Club Room bar and browse the treasures of The Magic Circle Museum before the magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval you'll have further opportunity to explore our fabulous headquarters before it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle Theatre to finish off your evening. Arrive early to enjoy your magical night out.

 

Tuesdays 9th and 23rd October.

Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under-14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £50 for premium seats, £36.00 for individuals or £30 for groups of 20 or more plus transaction fee.

Tickets available from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.
Suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.
Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

At Home with The Magic Circle - London

November Dates
An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. You'll learn about the history of magic and The Magic Circle itself and get to witness amazing close-up conjuring during the Parlour Magic Shows and a magical stage show as part of this highly entertaining evening. Doors open at 7pm and the event finishes at around 10pm. You'll be able to enjoy a drink in the Club Room bar and browse the treasures of The Magic Circle Museum before the magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval you'll have further opportunity to explore our fabulous headquarters before it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle Theatre to finish off your evening. Arrive early to enjoy your magical night out.

 

Tuesdays 6th, 13th and 20th November.

Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under-14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £50 for premium seats, £36.00 for individuals or £30 for groups of 20 or more plus transaction fee.

Tickets available from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.
Suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.
Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)

The Magic Circle 020 7837 2222.

 

 

 

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