AUGUST 2015

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. To August 31st

Magic listings, compiled for MagicWeek by Peter McLanachan: www.thecardman.co.uk

 

 

Cabaret and Variety

Aaabeduation – A Magic Show
She is the glorious enfant terrible of magic. He is a gentleman hobo, conjuror extraordinaire. Malin Nilsson and Charlie Caper deliver a unique magic show with lots of WTFs and raw onions.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015MALINCH_AMO
La Belle Angèle • 11 Hastie's Close, EH1 1HJ (Performance Space) 0131 226 0000
Aug 8-10, 12-17, 19-24, 26-30 19:45(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Ali Cook: The Art of Astonishment
Star of Penn and Teller: Fool Us, Dirty Tricks, Now You See It. Witness breathtaking trickery from a master of his craft. Ali delivers 'mischiefof the slickest kind' (Telegraph). 'Supremely talented' (Time Out).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015ALICOOK_PV
Pleasance Dome • Potterrow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (KingDome) 0131 556 6550
Aug 5-7 20:45(1h) £7.50
Aug 8-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 20:45(1h) £13.00 (£12.00)
Aug 10-13, 19-20, 26-27 20:45(1h) £12.00 (£10.50)
Aug 18, 24-25 20:45(1h) £10.00 (£8.50)

Aye Spy
Jody did what any self-respecting wannabe spy would do… He taught himself! Follow his hilarious and sometimes dangerous journey as he learned the skills that would lead him to become a top level, unemployed, secret agent!
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015AYESPY_ABY
Serenity Cafe • 8 Jacksons Entry, EH8 8PJ (Serenity Cafe) 0131 226 0000
Aug 16-30 20:20(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Chris Cook: Truth or Dare
‘A reminder of how cool magic is’ (BroadwayBaby.com). Chris Cook returns to the Fringe with the first ever fully interactive magic show. Are you ready to play Truth or Dare?
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015CHRISCP_V2
Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Ballroom) 0131 226 0000
Aug 8-16, 18-30 12:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Colin Cloud: Kills
He will deduce everything about you, predict your behaviour and, quite literally, get away with murder. 'Incredible Sherlock Holmes-esque detection skills' (Edinburgh247.com). ***** (EdinburghSpotlight.com). ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). ***** (Edinburgh Evening News). ***** (TheEdinburghReporter.co.uk).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015COLINCL_PC
Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Above) 0131 556 6550
Aug 5-7 18:20(1h) £6.00
Aug 8-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 18:20(1h) £10.50 (£9.50)
Aug 10-13, 19-20, 26-27 18:20(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)
Aug 18, 24-25 18:20(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)

Edward Hilsum: Genie
Fresh from the hugely popular Champions of Magic UK tour, the young man who ‘makes you believe in real magic’ (Dynamo), grants three wishes in this astonishing, fun-filled show. Heart-warming theatre for everyone aged 5 to 105!
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015EDWARDH_V2
Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Ballroom) 0131 226 0000
Aug 8-30 13:15(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Griffin and Jones: Fooling Themselves
Award-winning tricksters Griffin and Jones, famous for their own brand of high energy comedy and slapdash magic, will leave you not only asking how they did it, but also why…'Bizarre, hilarious and anarchic' (MagicNight.co.uk).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015GRIFFIN_AHN
Chalky’s • 4b Picardy Pl, EH1 3JT (Cheese Room) 0131 226 0000
Aug 8-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-29 20:50(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

The Lock-In Cabaret
After last year's smash-hit, sell-out run, the Lock-In Cabaret is back! Griffin and Jones bring their own brand of late night variety entertainment, joined by the finest acts on the cabaret circuit. Expect comedy, magic, variety and burlesque!
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015LOCKINC_4Q
Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (French Quarter) 0131 226 0000
Aug 8-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-30 01:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Magic Faraway Cabaret
Always packed, this ‘fab lil cabaret party’ (Time Out) returns to Edinburgh for its fourth year with the pick of the Fringe's burlesque, magic, variety and sideshow. A world away from your average mixed bill night.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015MAGICFA_K6
Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Speakeasy) 0131 226 0000
Aug 8-17, 19-30 22:50(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

The Magic of Jim
Interactive, energising, comedy magic. Jim will take you on a journey through his world of magic. Illustrating his musings with magic, illusions and stories. This show will leave you wondering and pondering long into the night!
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015MAGICOF_QA
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015MAGICOF_7P
Quaker Meeting House • 7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL (Theatre) 0131 220 6109
Aug 7-8 20:00(1h) £7.00 (£6.00)
Quaker Meeting House • 7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL (Meeting Room) 0131 220 6109
Aug 10-15 20:00(1h) £7.00 (£6.00)

Magiko
Siegfried Tieber’s up close and personal magic blurs the lines between audience and performer. Magiko will take you on an unbelievable journey through your own mind. Everything you think you know will be challenged. www.dghfilms.com
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015MAGIKP_XS
Spotlites • 22 Hanover Street, EH2 2EP (Studio Theatre) 0131 220 5911
Aug 6-31 22:40(1h) £7.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)

Morgan & West: Lying, Cheating Scoundrels
Morgan and West invite you to join them at the card table for an intimate evening of swindles, scams and good old fashioned cheating. Strictly limited capacity. Sell-out show 2012.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015MORGANW_ACH
Just the Tonic at The Community Project • 86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA (The Little Kirk) 0330 220 1212
Aug 6-7 21:35(1h) £10.00
Aug 8-17, 19-30 21:35(1h) £15.00

Oliver Meech's Improvised Magic Show
A comedy magic show created at the drop of a (top) hat, from your suggestions. Total sell-out 2013/14. ‘My jaw hit the floor’ (BBC Radio). ‘Hilarious’ (BroadwayBaby.com). Magic Consultant: Discovery Channel. Ages 7-107.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015OLIVERM_ACJ
Just the Tonic at The Mash House • 37 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG (Just the Bottle Room) 0131 226 0000
Aug 6-7 14:40(1h) £5.00
Aug 8-17 14:40(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (£34.00 F)

Paul Dabek Mischief
Dabek returns armed with his box of tricks and razor-sharp wit to spread madness, mirth and mischief! Expect edgy quick-fire comedy, dirty shadow puppets and jaw-dropping magic with ‘machine-gun delivery’ (Scotsman). ‘Superb showman’ (Time Out).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015PAULDAB_AMO
La Belle Angèle • 11 Hastie's Close, EH1 1HJ (Performance Space ) 0131 226 0000
Aug 8-10, 12-17, 19-24, 26-30 21:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Peter Antoniou – Happy Medium
Award-winning stand-up comedian and mind reader Peter Antoniou uses his unique skill set to peer inside your head, fondle your frontal lobe and tickle your funny bone. ***** (WhatsOnStage.com). 'Tall, dark and charming' (Skinny).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015PETERAN_3I
Sweet Grassmarket • Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (International 3) 0131 243 3596
Aug 6-7 19:35(1h) £5.00
Aug 8-30 19:35(1h) £7.00 (£6.00)

Poet of the Impossible
Renz Novani: Poet of the Impossible. An intimate, eloquent performance of impossible magic that will leave you spellbound and speechless. 'Not just a Magician but a poet of the impossible’ (FringeReview.co.uk, 2014). **** (BroadwayBaby.com).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015POETOFT_9J
Spotlites • 22 Hanover Street, EH2 2EP (Zone Theatre) 0131 220 5911
Aug 6-9, 11-15, 17-31 20:10(45m) £8.50 (£7.50) (£7.00 C) (£28.00 F)

Strictly Come Trancing
Hysterical comedy hypnosis show with fascinating scientific intro, optical illusion and audience interaction with hypnotised volunteers. Rare opportunity to see free hypnosis with world-class entertainer Ben Dali. Unique, unmissable, unforgettable entertainment.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015STRICTL_AOX
Liquid Room Annexe • Back of 9c Victoria St, off Cowgate, EH1 2HE (Annexe Double) 0131 226 0000
Aug 8-29 13:35(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Kane & Abel - Tricnic
Comedy country conjurors Kane & Abel invite you for a delicious lunchtime Tricnic. Join them for a mouth-watering smorgasbord of comedy, magic, escapology and silly stunts all out of a traditional picnic hamper.
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/tricnic
Liquid Room Annexe • Venue 276
Aug 8-10, 12-24, 26-30 (50 minutes) Suitability: 18+ (Free Non Ticketed)

Vampire Cabaret
A Vampirissimo cabaret packed with swinging satirical popular
songs, jumping live band and spectacular dancing. Be tempted by the deadly, seductive songstress Vampi and her sisters of the night… and gaze in wonderment at Igor’s amazing illusions!
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015VAMPIRG_AAS
Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Bosco) 0131 623 3030
Aug 6-7 22:30(1h) £10.00
Aug 8-9, 12-13, 18-20, 24-27 22:30(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)
Aug 10-11, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 22:30(1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

Children’s Shows

The Amazing Bubbleman
Louis thrills audiences with bubble art, magic, and science. A Fringe favorite, his shows sell-out every year. Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy with artistry, audience participation and spellbinding bubble tricks that mesmerise.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015AMAZING_8V
The Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (The Music Hall) 0844 693 3008
Aug 6 11:05(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)
Aug 7-30 11:05(1h) £11.00 (£9.00)

High Jinx Magic and Illusion Show
Fresh from touring with the Festival International de Magie and his sell-out UK theatre tour, Michael Jordan brings together audiences of all ages for this fantastic fast paced family show.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015HIGHJIN_ATT
Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Spiegeltent Colombino) 0131 623 3030
Aug 6-7 17:40(1h) £6.00
Aug 8-11, 14-16 17:40(1h) £10.00
Aug 12-13 17:40(1h) £9.00

Huggers
A revolving line-up of the best comedians, musical acts, magicians and children’s entertainers for all the family to enjoy together. ‘Perfect for children’s attention spans’ (ChildFriendlyBrighton.co.uk).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015HUGGERS_J7

http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015HUGGERS_9Q
Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Chamber) 0131 622 6801
Aug 3-30 14:30(1h) (Free Ticketed)
Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Yurt Locker) 0131 622 6801
Aug 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 11:30(1h) (Free Ticketed)

I Hate Children Children's Show
Edinburgh's top rated family show is back. 'Best Children's Show' (ThreeWeeks). Your kids are stars of this award-winning magic show that serves mom champagne and has everyone laughing. 'Genius' (BroadwayBaby.com). Get tickets early.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015IHATECH_PK
Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Beside) 0131 556 6550
Aug 5-7 11:45(1h) £7.00
Aug 8-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 11:45(1h) £12.00
Aug 10-13, 19-20, 26-27 11:45(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)
Aug 18, 25 11:45(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

The Magic Circus
Roll up, roll up Magic Den presents The Magic Circus, an exciting, fun, fast-paced and colourful magic show suitable for all the family. Everyone from 3-93 is sure to love The Magic Circus.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015MAGICCI_P2
Paradise in Augustines • 41 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL (Studio) 0131 510 0022
Aug 7 17:50(50m) £5.00 (£4.00) (£16.00 F)
Aug 8-15, 17-22, 24-30 11:05(50m) £7.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)

Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids (and Childish Grown-ups!)
Time travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility. Mixing brain busting illusion and old fashioned tomfoolery, magic and silliness abound!
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015MORGANX_APJ
Underbelly Med Quad • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Ermintrude) 0844 545 8252
Aug 5-7 14:15(50m) £6.00 Aug 8-9, 12-13, 17-20, 25-27, 31 14:15(50m) £10.50 (£9.50)
Aug 10-11, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 14:15(50m) £11.00 (£10.00)

The Nutty Professor and his Amazing
The Professor and his assistant Miss Squeakybottom perform a spectacular show. Bouncing bubbles, square bubbles, people inside bubbles, tornados, dry ice and bubbles within bubbles. Vibrant, interactive family entertainment for all.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015NUTTYPR_ZL
theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Grand Theatre) 0131 510 2384
Aug 7-29 14:10(45m) £8.00 (£7.00)

Remember Doctor Bubble the Bubble Magician
Breathtaking bubbles, square bubbles, monster bubbles, magic bubbles, amazing bubble colours, even people inside bubbles. Let your life be invaded by bubbles in this magical fairytale. 'A spectacle of pure, bubbly joy' (AdelaideNow.com).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015REMEMBE_IG
C too • St Columba's by the Castle, Johnston Terrace/Victoria Terrace, EH1 2PW (main house) 0845 260 1234
Aug 6-7, 17-18, 24-25 13:30(50m) £7.50 (£5.50) (£3.50 C)
Aug 8-11, 15-16, 22-23, 29-31 13:30(50m) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C)
Aug 12-14, 19-21, 26-28 13:30(50m) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C)

Comedy

Card Ninja
Back due to popular demand, multi award-winning comedian Javier Jarquin returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Card Ninja, a riotous and dazzling display of comedy and card stunts.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015CARDNIN_ANW
Sin • 207 Cowgate, Old Town, EH1 1JQ (Sin Main Auditorium) 0131 226 0000
Aug 7-16, 18-23, 25-30 15:45(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)1

Cassandra: Mary Canary
Extraordinaire and ex-convict Cassandra turns to the art of magic in a final desperate attempt for fame. It's Cassandra like you've never seen her before (because you've never seen her before). ‘Wit, poignancy and power’ (Guardian).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015NARYCAN_AEC
St John's • 9 Victoria Street, EH1 2HE (Space 1) 0131 226 0000
Aug 7-19 21:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Chris Dugdale – Something for the Weekend
BBC, ITV and NBC favourite Chris Dugdale returns to disarm, deceive and downright confound as he weaves together the past, present and completely implausible. Do not believe your eyes. Twelve Royal Command Performances. 'Masterful magic' (Metro).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015CHRISDU_AAV
Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Two) 0131 623 3030
Aug 5-7 18:50(1h) £6.00 Aug 8-9, 12-13, 18-20, 24-27, 31 18:50(1h) £11.00 (£9.50)
Aug 10-11, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 18:50(1h) £12.50 (£11.00)

The Colour Ham – One. Last. Time. (A Best Of)
Last show ever – will sell out. 'Astonishing' ***** (Evening News). 'The missing link between magic and sketch comedy' (Scotsman). 'An absolute belter of a show' ***** (ThreeWeeks).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015COLOURH_GC
Gilded Balloon • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Debating Hall) 0131 622 6552
Aug 14 22:30(1h15m) £15.00

Ian D Montfort: Under Sciencey Conditions
Ian proves the sceptics wrong in this pseudoscience lecture where he tests his psychic gifts under sciencey conditions (white coats, clipboards, goggles etc). 'Pin-sharp character comedy and metaphysical magic… hilarious' (Guardian).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015IANDMON_PB
Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Two) 0131 556 6550
Aug 5-7 21:20(1h) £6.00
Aug 8-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 21:20(1h) £14.50 (£13.50)
Aug 10-13, 19-20, 26-27 21:20(1h) £13.50 (£11.50)
Aug 17-18, 24-25 21:20(1h) £11.50 (£10.50)

Kevin McMahon – Quantum Magic
State-of-the-art magic fused with incredible science, from scientist turned magician who was tutored by Penn and Teller. 'Epic stunts, genuinely impressive magic' ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Art of deception demonstrated perfectly' ***** (ThreeWeeks). 'Astonishing' ***** (Evening News).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015KEVINMC_GB
Gilded Balloon • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Billiard Room) 0131 622 6552
Aug 5-7 15:45(1h) £5.00
Aug 8-9, 12-13, 17-20, 24-27, 31 15:45(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)
Aug 10-11, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 15:45(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

Neil Henry's Magical Mindsquirm
Mind-melting magic, brain-bending impossibilities… Not 'rabbit from a hat' but more 'rabbit from himself'. 'Neil Henry is a star' (New York Times). 'Neil not only read my mind, he got me to read HIS' (Jeremy Paxman).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015NEILHEN_PW
Pleasance Dome • Potterrow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (AceDome) 0131 556 6550
Aug 5-7 16:00(1h) £6.00
Aug 8-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 16:00(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)
Aug 10-13, 19-20, 26-27 16:00(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)
Aug 17, 24-25, 31 16:00(1h) £7.50 (£6.50)

Pete Firman: Super Duper
The star of BBC One's The Magicians returns to Edinburgh with his trademark blend of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic. 'The UK's leading comedy magician' (Time Out). 'The best magic tricks in the universe' (Independent).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015PETEFIR_PN
Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Beyond) 0131 556 6550
Aug 5-7 20:00(1h) £8.50
Aug 8-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 20:00(1h) £15.00 (£13.50)
Aug 10-13, 19-20, 26-27 20:00(1h) £12.50 (£11.00)
Aug 17-18, 24-25 20:00(1h) £11.50 (£10.00)

Piff the Magic Dragon – Breakfast at Piffany's
What do Shania Twain, David Copperfield and Penn and Teller have in common? They've all had Breakfast at Piffany's, and now you can too. Direct from Vegas, the award-winning magic dragon returns.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015PIFFTHE_APO
Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows • Middle Meadow Walk, The Meadows, EH9 9EX
(The Beauty) 0844 545 8252
Aug 14-16, 21-23, 28-29 22:40(1h15m) £13.50 (£12.50)
Aug 17-20, 24-27 22:40(1h15m) £12.50 (£11.50)

Dance, Physical Theater and Circus

Limbo
The show so hot Madonna saw it twice… Following critically acclaimed seasons worldwide, this spectacular show comes to the Fringe! Heart-stopping illusions, mind-bending manoeuvres, breathtaking dance moves and thrilling live music, with a coterie of highly skilled international performers.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015LIMBO_APN
Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows • Middle Meadow Walk, The Meadows, EH9 9EX
(The Lafayette) 0844 545 8252
Aug 7 19:25(1h10m) £17.50
Aug 8-9, 13, 18-20, 25-27 19:25(1h10m) £20.00
Aug 10-11, 14-16, 21-23, 28-29 19:25(1h10m) £22.50

Events

The Potter Trail
Grab a wand and join your robed guide on the only tour in Edinburgh designed especially for Potter fans! Saturday and Sunday midday tours have live magic from Magus Negus. TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013 and 2014.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015POTTERT_AGN
Meeting Point at Greyfriars Bobby Statue • Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QE (Tour Meeting Point) 0131 226 0000
Aug 3-Sep 6 16:00(1h30m) (Free Non-ticketed)
Aug 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, 31-Sep 1 12:00(1h30m) (Free Non-ticketed)
Aug 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 12:00(2h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Theatre

At the Illusionist's Table
Thoughts transcend. Whisky materialises. Dreams are revealed. Set at the exclusive 28 Queen Street, acclaimed illusionist Scott Smith hosts an exquisite evening of fine dining and whisky tasting, interwoven with breathtaking magic. An unforgettable experience…
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015ATTHEIL_MP
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society • 28 Queen Street, EH2 1JX (North View) 0131 226 0000
Aug 7-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-29, 31 19:00(2h30m) £59.00

Déjà Vu – A Mind Reading Show Like You Won't Have Seen Before
French mentalist Francis Girola invites you to embark on an entertaining journey inside your mind, so as to explore its hidden potential.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015DJVUAMI_LH
Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (The Ballroom) 0131 667 7533
Aug 17, 24 18:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Impossible
Seances, spirituality, immortality and magic. The true story of the deadly feud between Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Starring Phill Jupitus and Alan Cox. By Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky (writers of Coalition, Making News and Kingmaker).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015IMPOSSI_PQ
Pleasance Dome • Potterrow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (QueenDome) 0131 556 6550
Aug 5-7 13:20(1h) £7.50
Aug 8-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 13:20(1h) £15.00 (£13.50)
Aug 10-13, 19-20, 26-27 13:20(1h) £14.00 (£12.50)
Aug 18, 24-25, 31 13:20(1h) £12.50 (£10.00)

Linking Rings – Paul Zenon
1926: Houdini's right-hand man deals with the death of his boss. A half century later, a Blackpool joke-shop proprietor takes on a wide-eyed young protégé. A touching true story of interlocking lives. Not a magic show; magical nonetheless.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015LINKING_AJR
Le Monde • 16 George Street, EH2 2PF (Venue @ Le Monde) 0131 226 0000
Aug 7 15:00(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)
Aug 9-14, 16-21, 23-28, 30-31 15:00(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

LOTTO: Karma of the Alchemist
While buying a lottery ticket, a lowly office worker has a kaleidoscopic flight of fantasy. The Alchemist meets Charlie Chaplin, in a magic tour de force that features four of the world’s finest illusionists.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015LOTTOKA_AAU
Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (One) 0131 623 3030
Aug 6-7 15:30(1h) £10.00
Aug 8-9, 12-13, 18-20, 25-27, 31 15:30(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)
Aug 10-11, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 15:30(1h) £14.00 (£13.00)

The Outsider
A man not of this world suddenly wanders onto Earth. The Outsider, a naive Buster Keaton-like character, bumps into modern humanity. Author of The Outsider is award-winning magician and actor Janne Raudaskoski – man of forty roles.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015OUTSIDF_AO
New Town Theatre • Freemasons' Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Majestic) 0131 220 0143
Aug 6-7 17:30(1h10m) £8.00
Aug 8-17, 19-30 17:30(1h10m) £12.00 (£10.00 SUO)

Scott Smith: Wonders at Dusk
At the top of a winding staircase, illusionist Scott Smith awaits. Join him for an extraordinary evening of mindreading, illusion, and bespoke cocktails at the exclusive 28 Queen Street townhouse. Complete sell-out 2013/2014. ***** (STV).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015SCOTTSM_MP
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society • 28 Queen Street, EH2 1JX (North View) 0131 226 0000
Aug 5-6 22:00(1h) £7.00
Aug 7, 9-10, 13-14, 16-17, 20-21, 24, 27-31 22:00(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

Shazam!
Phillip the magician has forgotten how to do magic. He returns to his childhood home searching for answers but the wolf’s at the door and he’s running out of time. A play about brothers, magic and love.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2015SHAZAM_AMW
theSpace on the Mile • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH (Space 3) 0131 510 2382
Aug 17-22, 24-29 11:15(1h) £7.50 (£5.50) (£5.00 SC) (£22.00 F)

 

August Dates

Impossible - London

Impossible, the biggest magic show in decades, is set to thrill audiences in London's West End this summer at the Noël Coward Theatre. The show will feature the very best magicians and tricksters from around the world, fusing dazzling grand stage illusions, up close and personal magic, cutting edge technological tricks and death defying escapology in a fast paced, breathtaking spectacular for every generation. Starring: Jamie Allan, Ali Cook, Chris Cox, Jonathan Goodwin, Ben Hart, Luis de Matos, Katherine Mills and Damien O'Brien. Featuring a stunning range of magical artistry, from astonishing acts of epic proportions to dumbfounding up-close sleight of hand, be ready to be mesmerised and baffled by these incredible illusionists. 25th July - 29th August. www.impossiblelive.com. Tickets: www.noelcowardtheatre.co.uk

 

August Dates

Christian Farla Magic & Illusions - Blackpool

"Blackpool Pleasure Beach is bringing the magic back for the 2015 season with an award-winning illusionist. Hot on the heels of his recent visit to the Magicians' Convention in Blackpool, Christian Farla will perform every day throughout July and August at the Home of Magic, the Horseshoe, in the attraction’s world famous Casino Building. Fresh from wowing the judges on last year’s Britain’s Got Talent, the Dutch magician will take over the Horseshoe everyday from July 3rd until August 30th in a family show which is sure to fascinate. Described as spectacular and original, Christian has established himself as one of the world’s best illusionists. He has travelled the globe with his unique brand of magic and is known in the USA as a 'rock & roll guy with a Las Vegas attitude!'"

Show Venue: Horseshoe Bar
Show Dates: to Sunday 30th August
Show times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday - 7.30pm. Saturday – 3pm
Show Length: 2 x 45 minutes plus 20-minute interval

www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com

 

All Year

Davenport's Magic Kingdom - Norfolk

At the heart of magical entertainment since 1898, the Davenport family welcomes you to one of the largest collections of magic memorabilia in the world. Join us for the Witches to Wonder timeline exhibition, live magic demonstrations, fun photo opportunities, children’s activities and much more. A live 30-minute magic show is included in your admission. Visit the Ace to Eat Café for a range of delicious snacks, light lunches and cakes. The Magic Emporium offers a fine selection of items for the budding conjuror or professional entertainer. There is always something magical happening at Davenport’s Magic Kingdom. We look forward to your visit! www.davenportsmagickingdom.co.uk.

 

August Dates

Matt Grindleys Magique - Blackpool

MMatt Grindley launches his all-new comedy and illusion show "Magique" running between July 26th and 30th October 2015 at the Philharmonic Hall in Blackpool. It promises to be full of fast paced comedy and jaw dropping illusions. The show features Matt's regular dance crew the Diamonette Show Girls. Tickets are available now from www.bigoneproductions.com or Box Office 0844 477 1000. Kids go free! www.mattgrindley.co.uk.

 

August Dates

Breakfast at Piffany's - Ed Fringe

Direct from Las Vegas, Piff returns to the Ed Fringe with an hour of new tricks, old snacks and sweet, sweet prizes. And yes, he’s bringing the dog too. Part magic show, part game show, part cry for help, Breakfast at Piffany’s sees Piff split the audience into teams to fight for points and prizes, and along the way witness incredible magic tricks, delicious snacks, surprise special guests and epic thumb wars.

A smash hit on the Las Vegas Strip, Piff has dished up desserts to Shania Twain, sold Hollywood star Brad Garrett a croissant for $1,000, and dazzled David Copperfield himself with sleight of paw dragony miracles. Piff and Mr Piffles (the World’s First Magic Performing Chihuahua) fly into Edinburgh for sixteen nights only to give UK audiences a taste of what they’ve been missing. Venue: Beauty – Underbelly, The Meadows at 10.40pm from 14th - 29th August. Tickets: www.underbelly.co.uk Age restriction 12+.

 

August Dates

Paul Zenon in Linking Rings - Ed Fringe

1926: Houdini's right-hand man deals with the death of his boss. A half century later, a Blackpool joke shop proprietor takes on a wide-eyed young protégé. An affectionate look at a misspent youth and unsung heroes; a touching true story of interlocking lives. This new work is an exciting change of direction for Paul Zenon. Not a magic show, but magical nonetheless. Tickets: www.edfringe.com. Le Monde (Venue 47), 6 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PF, at 3pm on August 7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28, 30-31. 1 hour. See What's On for Fringe listings.

 

August Dates

Paul Daniels & Debbie McGee: The Intimate Magic Tour

"Our last shows have featured large illusions and we wanted to show the audiences a much more close up and interactive kind of magic. Via Twitter, we asked the public which effects they wanted to see and this show has been decided by them. I promise you this event will both baffle you and make you laugh. It’ll be a party!" Paul Daniels.

Tour dates:
Aug 30th Upton Festival, near Malvern

 

SEPTEMBER 2015

September Dates

Matt Grindleys Magique - Blackpool

MMatt Grindley launches his all-new comedy and illusion show "Magique" running between July 26th and 30th October 2015 at the Philharmonic Hall in Blackpool. It promises to be full of fast paced comedy and jaw dropping illusions. The show features Matt's regular dance crew the Diamonette Show Girls. Tickets are available now from www.bigoneproductions.com or Box Office 0844 477 1000. Kids go free! www.mattgrindley.co.uk.

 

September Dates

It's A Kinda Magic - London

'It's A Kinda Magic' A cine-magical, vintage variety show from award winning Duo Bogof in September: Sue Hart and Matt Bowyer have created a show where the illusion of magic is taken a bit further and what happens on screens often mirrors reality or answers some of the questions the tricks throw up, and occasionally throws up a few more questions for the audience about the Bogofs and their strange and dysfunctional relationship. Funny, technically creative and a riff on vintage variety magicians and their assistants. Watch some of their videos here: www.duobogof.com. The Duo Bogof were the London Cabaret award winners for Best Alternative Act in 2014. Tickets: £12 + booking fee. Age: 18+. Show dates: 4th 5th and 6th of September 2015. Doors 7pm. Show 8pm. Theatre Delicatessen, 119 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3DA (Map).

 

September Dates

Paul Daniels & Debbie McGee: The Intimate Magic Tour

"Our last shows have featured large illusions and we wanted to show the audiences a much more close up and interactive kind of magic. Via Twitter, we asked the public which effects they wanted to see and this show has been decided by them. I promise you this event will both baffle you and make you laugh. It’ll be a party!" Paul Daniels.

Tour dates:
Sept 5th The Gladstone Theatre, Merseyside
Sept 19th The Corn Exchange, Wallingford

 

1.9.15

Chris Rawlins Lecture - Fylde Mystics

The Fylde Mystics are pleased to present a lecture by Chris Rawlins on Tuesday, 1st September, at 8pm at the South Shore Lawn Tennis Club, Midgeland Road, Blackpool FY4 5HZ (Map) with a £5.00 on the door charge for visiting magicians. The lecture includes methods and routines that will allow you to know information from a spectator's credit card that you never see or touch; a routine that sees one spectator find another spectator's thought of selection, when their eyes are closed; a lottery prediction; a newspaper test; a drawing duplication, and much more. For further details visit www.fyldemystics.co.uk.

 

1.9.15

The Gathering - Great Yarmouth

Stephen Bolam writes: Our next meeting will be at 7.30pm on 1st September, at the St. George Hotel, Great Yarmouth. The aim of the social evenings is to allow magicians to meet and socialise, and exchange ideas, in a relaxed atmosphere. If anyone wants go come along, please email thegathering@mail.com or phone Kyle on 07510933734 for further information.

 

2.9.15

Adrian Sullivan Lecture - Bolton Magicians' Club

"Adrian is a very experienced close-up and stage magician. He has performed his act all over the world including Egypt, the USA, the Far East and China. In Adrian's lecture he will be sharing his vast experience and knowledge. Adrian also teaches magic at many magic societies at home and abroad. Doors open at 8.30pm on Wednesday 2nd September at The Doffcocker Inn, Chorley Old Road, Bolton BL1 5QD (Map). Visiting magicians from other societies are most welcome. There will be an entrance fee of £5.00 for non-members. For directions to the Doffcocker Inn visit www.boltonmagic.co.uk or telephone Paul Goodman on 07889 676003. www.adriansullivan.co.uk."

 

2.9.15

Robert Teszka Lecture - Bexley Magic Society

Wednesday, 2nd September. Roy Marsh writes: Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Visiting magicians are very welcome at £10 on the door and our club details can be found here: www.bexleymagic.org.uk. His lecture is called, "Now You See It, Now You Don’t: The Psychology of Magic". Robert is a cognitive psychology researcher, science promoter, and consultant, as well as a member of The Magic Circle in London. His research uses the techniques of conjurors to understand how people perceive their environment, make decisions, and interact with each other. Robert has given talks on some of the more surprising findings in psychology for CFI Vancouver & London, Neuroscience Week in Barcelona, and the Market Research Society. He has worked as a consultant on magic, games, and other psychological topics for creative and market research agencies in New York and England. Robert's captivating talks inform the audience about how our own minds deceive us as readily as any magician, and how magician's tricks can help us understand our minds a bit better. Expect a curated collection of demonstrations, experiments, and original research, and perhaps a magic trick or two, as Robert attempts to convince you that sometimes, you just can't trust your own mind.

 

2.9.15

Nick Einhorn Lecture - Liverpool Magic Circle

September 2nd at 7.30pm. Lecture nights: Visitors £10. Full Members £5. Venue: Longmoor Social Club, Longmoor Lane, Liverpool L9 9EN (Map) 100 yards from Fazakerley railway station. www.liverpoolmagiccircle.co.uk Richard Smith, secretary: 07979 804823.

 

4.9.15

Close-up Magic at The Magic Circle - London

Friday 4th September. This event showcases some of the best close-up magicians available and audiences get to meet the performers and experience the magic in the intimate setting of the headquarters of the world-famous Magic Circle in London. This popular event features contemporary close-up magic in an informal setting. The format is of four tables, (two in the Devant Room and two in the Clubroom) with a limited audience at each. Four magicians of contrasting styles perform a 20-minute set for each group in turn, typically with cards, coins and borrowed objects. Volunteers are often used who will be as close to the magic as possible. There is a 30-minute interval. Although all shows are of a universal nature and young enthusiasts are welcomed, 80 minutes of close-up is not usually recommended for those under 12. Doors open 7pm - shows start at 7.30pm and finish at approximately 9.30pm. Tickets £19.50 plus fee via www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events. Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map).

 

6.9.15

Magic Car Boot Sale - West Bromwich

From the organisers: Now in its 22nd year. Will be held at The Masonic Lodge in Edward Street West Bromwich on Sunday 6th September 2015 from 9.30am. Stalls are still available at £14. General admission is £4. The Sale will be followed by an auction headed up by Gordon Astley. Anyone wishing to submit a lot or book a stall should contact Alec Powell on 07831 115448.

 

7th, 8th September

Kidology 2015 - Wolverhampton

From the organisers: Kidology 2015 takes place on 7th and 8th September 2015, once again at The Civic Hall, Wolverhampton. Featuring: A host of lecturers, a forum with top kids entertainers and a vocal workshop. The Monday night late show will feature Chris Somerville and his amazing cabaret marionettes, The Foghorn Improve Theatre Company with their hilarious Murder Mystery Show, ventriloquist Shane West with his latest incarnation magician Percy Pembleton and Michael Diamond’s spectacular illusion act. The Kidology UK Children’s Entertainer of the Year Competition will take place on Tuesday with Tony Baloney, Mr Bean, Ali Cardabra, Gordon Drayson, Craig Newton and Tiffany taking part. There is still time to register via www.albionmagiccompany.co.uk or call Alec Powell on 07831 115448. The full programme can be seen by visiting www.kidologyuk.co.uk or join their Facebook group kidologyuk.

 

9.9.15

Magic & Mirth - London

A monthly show of live comedy stage magic, hosted by cabaret magician Dee Riley. On Wednesday September 9th the evening will feature some of London's finest female cabaret magicians including Fay Presto, Loretta Von Dini, Steph Jayne and Miss. Katy Jones. 8pm at The Star of Kings, 126 York Way, Kings Cross, London. Book your seat via www.behindburlesque.co.uk/mm4.

 

9.9.15

Ventarama, the one day convention for ventriloquists - Wolverhampton

The Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton on Wednesday 9th September 2015. This year top vents taking part are Steve Hewlett, along with Andy Greaves, John Kimmons, David Tomkins and Shane West. Talks, workshops and a clinic, puppet dealers, an open mic competition and a show will all be packed into this unique and very special day. Organised by Shane West and Albion Magic the cost is £35 which includes lunch. Tickets are in short supply but still available from www.albionmagiccompany.co.uk or by calling Alec Powell on 07831 115448.

 

12.9.15

Magic Show & Frozen Singalong - Belfast

Come and join Friend's of TinyLife on Saturday 12th September for an afternoon of fun and entertainment with a Magic Show & Frozen Singalong at Belvoir Players Amateur Theatre, Belfast BT8 7FR. With Special Guest magician/illusionist and Member of the Magic Circle Paul Ormonde and Frozen fairytale singing princesses Elsa & Anna. plus a guest appearance from the one and only Olaf. Tickets £7.50 each: www.magicandfrozensingalong.eventbrite.co.uk.

 

12.9.15

Enterteasement: Comedy Magic Burlesque show - Glasgow

Saturday, September 12th, 8pm - 10.30pm. Enterteasement is a monthly Comedy Magic Burlesque Show based in Glasgow. The show has a 4.7 star average customer rating and a reputation for selling out. This month's magic will be provided by Scott Cuthbertson 'Scotland's Magician'. Also on the bill: Ro Campbell - Winner of Scottish Comedian of the Year in 2010; Lee Kyle - Instantly likeable and insanely quick witted "Top up-and-coming comedy performer" BBC; Ray Bradshaw - "Funnier than a falcon..." Frankie Boyle (we don't know what that means either); Princess Pandora - Stunning model / burlesque performer from Newcastle; Violet Sparkles - The Fun & Flirty Burlesque Instructor. Tickets £14 via www.enterteasement.com. Venue: Admiral Bar, 72 Waterloo Street, Glasgow G2 7DA (Map).

 

12.9.15

The Big Night Out, Yorkshire

The Big Night Out is a variety show helping to raise money for charities based in and around Yorkshire. 7.30pm on Saturday 12th September at the Crowne Plaza, Wellington Street, Leeds LS1 4DL (Map). Starring Thomas Anthony 'The Magic Guy', Richard Daniels, magician John Danbury, Liz Keeting and Ukulele Henry. www.facebook.com/thebignightoutuk.

 

12th, 13th September 2015

Dynamo presents The House of Mystery - South East London

In an OnBlackheath festival first, and prior to his sold out UK tour, magician and illusionist extraordinaire Dynamo joins the OnBlackheath 2015 line-up, curating The House of Mystery. The House of Mystery will feature Dynamo alongside some of the UK's most exciting new magicians, and joins a festival line-up that includes Elbow, Madness, Manic Street Preachers, Kelis, Laura Mvula and Anna Calvi. With a focus on music, food, and wider entertainment for all, OnBlackheath offers festival goers a magical two days on the historic green space of London’s Blackheath Common in South East London. 12 noon – 10pm, 12th, 13th September 2015, Blackheath, London SE3 0UA (Map). www.onblackheath.com. "Dynamo: Cynical modern audiences mean TV magic is dead - so see it live at a festival" Click Here.

 

13.9.15

Paul Gordon Lecture - The Magic Triangle, Colchester

Sunday 13th September at 7pm at Straws, 21 Osborne Street, Colchester CO2 7DA (Map). From the organisers: The Paul Gordon Close-up Magic Lecture has travelled the world. In fact, he has visited (and lectured in) America seven times since 1994; the first being at Tannen's Jubilee in New York and also at Fechter's Finger Flicking Frolics in New York. In The UK, he has lectured for over 90 different clubs since 1994; including four times at The Magic Circle in London and at Mark Leveridge's Close-up Symposium. Plus lectures in France, Monaco (Stars of Magic), Ireland, Denmark, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Belgium and Germany. The lecture is entertaining (fun and light-hearted) and full of 'doable' usable (but strong) magic from his best-selling and highly acclaimed Gold Dust books, DVDs and award winning professional repertoire. Visitors welcome, admission £5.00.

 

14.9.15

DMC lecture - Edinburgh Magic Circle

DMC at the EMC: Scottish Exclusive. DMC will be presenting a one-off lecture at the home of Edinburgh Magic Circle at The Myreside Pavilion on Monday 14th September at 7.30pm. For details visit www.edinburghmagiccircle.com. Tickets are £10. Venue: Edinburgh Magic Circle, Myreside Pavilion, 79 Myreside Road, Edinburgh.

 

17.9.15

The Big Variety Night - Calderfields Golf & Country Club, Walsall

"Slightly Unusual are hosting 'The Big Variety Night' on Thursday 17th September at Calderfields Golf & Country Club in Walsall. This is a charity event - every penny raised will be donated to 'Good News All Round' which raises money to supply clean water to children in Africa. It promises to be an excellent night and the ticket price of £20 includes a full carvery as well as the following entertainment: Close-up magic from Nemed Phoenix and Alex Foden; Caricatures from Chris Ryder; Cabaret from Comedy Magician Sam Leeds (resident magician at Alton Towers); Grand Illusions from Slightly Unusual;  Musical performance from David Kettle (international superstar who has performed in front of the Queen three times). Tickets are only £20 (or £10 for children) and can be booked by visiting www.slightlyunusual.co.uk or calling Craig Petty on 07947123967. Also see YouTube."

 

17.9.15

Influence: The Show

"Influence: The Show is an intimate fun evening full of astonishment and intrigue. Based on the science and research of compliance professionals and con men, Roberto demonstrates in an amazing and fun-filled evening, methods, techniques and strategies used for influence and persuasion. You will never believe your own choices again! The show is now showing at Belair House in Dulwich Village before heading to the West End." Remaining dates: Friday 19th June, Thursday 16th July, Thursday 20th August, Thursday 17th September. Bookings: www.kweekweek.com.

 

September Dates
Darcy Oake: Edge of Reality

"Darcy delivers a magical extravaganza that promises to be an evening of breath-taking, logic-bending illusions in the grand old tradition of stage magic fused with his very own modern twist."
“A magician who specialises in sleight of hand and illusions – and blowing our minds” Daily Mirror
“We are witnessing the birth of a star” Simon Cowell
“No-one will be let down by the sheer brilliance of this bona fide star” Blackpool Gazette

Thu, 17 Sep, City Hall, Sheffield
Fri, 18 Sep O2 Apollo, Manchester
Sat, 19 Sep Clyde Auditorium @ SECC, Glasgow
Mon, 21 Sep Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Tue, 22 Sep Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
Wed, 23 Sep Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle
Thu, 24 Sep York Barbican Centre, York
Sat, 26 Sep Guildhall, Portsmouth
Sun, 27 Sep Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth
Mon, 28 Sep Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol
Tue, 29 Sep Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
www.gigsandtours.com/tour/darcy-oake

 

18.9.15

Magic & Mirth: An evening of live stage magic and laughs - Northamptonshire

Friday 18th September at 7pm. Tickets: £15 adults, £12.50 children (includes burger & fries). "This show includes some of London's finest stage, close-up and cabaret magicians. Hosted and performed by London cabaret magician Dee Riley and featuring multi award winning magicians Oliver Tabor and Siegffried Loew. We invite you to enjoy an evening of laughs and live stage magic - an evening to remember! Book online www.wicksteedpark.org/events or alternatively contact our Box Office on 01536 512475. Venue: Wicksteed Park, Barton Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 6NJ (Map).

 

19.9.15

Mark Leveridge Magic Academy - Exeter

Extra date for MLM Academy announced: The first session offered in the new Mark Leveridge Magic Academy is called Brushing Up On Card Counts, featuring a hands-on workshop in which Mark Leveridge will deliver tuition on four of the classic card counts (Elmsley, Hamman, Jordan and Gemini) as well as teaching three routines using them. There are now no more places available for the 12th September launch date, and so a second date of 19th September has also been added. So if you would like to come to the brand new MLM Training Room in Exeter in order to get properly up to speed with classic card counts you can still do so by booking now for this second date in September. The MLM Academy offers small group sessions which amount to almost personal tuition with Mark Leveridge, and a different topic will be offered each month. On October 10th, for instance, you can come to The Business Magician, which is a lecture on how to get work with businesses in your local area and how to effectively manage bookings for trade shows and exhibitions, while on November 14th in a session entitled Coin Magic Blitz, you can enjoy learning and working on four great close-up coin routines. Exeter is straightforward to reach by train or car, so head down to the West Country and enjoy taking part in some excellent magic sessions at the MLM Academy. For more information and to book visit www.markleveridge.co.uk/mlmacademy.php.

 

20.9.15

Nottingham Guild of Magicians Annual Close-up and Stage Competition

Nottingham Guild of Magicians proudly present their Annual Close-up and Stage Competition on Sunday 20th September. Nottingham's top magicians will perform for the coveted trophies. We invite you to join us, top quality entertainment with food provided. This is a hugely successful event which will sell out. Please contact Dawn May on 07772 513007 for details and tickets. £12 per ticket, all welcome. Doors open at 6.30pm with the entertainment commencing at 7pm. www.thenottinghamguildofmagicians.co.uk. Dean Grimshaw.

 

21.9.15

The Magic Circle Experience
Visit the house of 10,000 secrets and enjoy a unique experience at the headquarters of The Magic Circle. A Monday morning event, bookable in advance only, for groups and individuals.
Monday 21st September.

Doors open 11am, event starts at 11.30am and lasts two hours which leaves plenty of time to explore the rest of London.

Note: this event is for over 12s only - no refunds will be issued for under 12s.

Tickets £16.50 plus fee via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

24th to 27th September

79th Annual British Ring IBM Convention
Eastbourne. Register online at www.magicconvention.co.uk. The convention hotel is ‘The View’ and accommodation for all hotels etc. can be booked via https://resweb.passkey.com/go/Magic2015.

 

28.8.15

Magicians at the Half Moon - Bishop's Stortford

Andy Clockwise writes: Friday 28th August, put it in your diary now! Why? Because it's time for another 'Magicians at the Half Moon' and this month promises to be another cracker of a show (aren't they all?). Wayne Fox (Foxy! Foxy! Foxy!) will be hosting and performing throughout the evening introducing this month's visiting magicians: Oliver Tabor (multi-award winning magician) and Chris Wood (Member of the Inner Magic Circle - Gold Star). As per usual, doors open at 7.30pm and the show starts at 8pm at the Half Moon, 31 North Street, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 2LD (Map). Tickets are £15 on the door or you can save yourself £5 by calling Martin Cox (show producer) on 01279 659562 and reserve your seats.

 

OCTOBER 2015

October Dates
Darcy Oake: Edge of Reality

"Darcy delivers a magical extravaganza that promises to be an evening of breath-taking, logic-bending illusions in the grand old tradition of stage magic fused with his very own modern twist."
“A magician who specialises in sleight of hand and illusions – and blowing our minds” Daily Mirror
“We are witnessing the birth of a star” Simon Cowell
“No-one will be let down by the sheer brilliance of this bona fide star” Blackpool Gazette
Thu, 01 Oct Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London
www.gigsandtours.com/tour/darcy-oake

 

October Dates

Dynamo Live Tour 2015

"Dynamo has quickly established himself as one of the world's most known and most loved magicians - he's walked on water, levitated above the Shard, walked down the LA Times Building, predicted the World Cup outcome and taken a trip on the side of a bus but now Dynamo faces his biggest challenge to date as the renowned street magician will take to the stage as he embarks on his first ever live tour. Dynamo will delight fans who, for the first time, will have the opportunity to see his magic skills up close and personal in what promises to be a spectacular and unique live stage production. Dynamo said of his new venture, 'After four series of Magician Impossible I was ready for a new challenge and for a long time I have wanted to take my show to the stage. I am hoping that like I did for magic on TV, I can reinvent the live magic show and produce something fans have never seen before. This is something I have been working towards for the last 20 years and I can't wait to amaze audiences with what I have in store for them.'"

October 6th-11th Manchester O2 Apollo
October 13th-18th Manchester O2 Apollo
October 22nd-October 31st London Eventim Apollo
See www.dynamomagician.com to book

 

October Dates

Master of The Macabre - The Vaults Theatre, Waterloo

From the producers: The most terrifying magic show you will ever see... Master of The Macabre. 7th October - 1st November. Benedict Barber is a magician with a taste for the ghoulish and grisly. In Master of the Macabre, he will take the audience on a dark autobiographical journey – from his introduction to magic at the age of just five through the trickery he employed at school to alarm his fellow pupils and terrorize his teachers to a shocking experience as a young adult that has shaped his life both on and off the stage. This fully engrossing theatrical experience will leave you wide-eyed with astonishment and bring you to the edge of your seat with fear. If you're prepared to have your prejudices challenged, your assumptions questioned, your beliefs shaken and your nerves shredded then this is the show for you. Master of the Macabre is - quite simply - the most terrifying magic show you will ever see... Warning - the show is only suitable for ages 15 and up. The Vaults Theatre, Launcelot Street, London SE1 7AD. Performed by Benedict Barber. Directed by Tony Middleton. Written by Benedict Barber and Matthew Stradling. Additional Magic consultancy by Chris Dugdale.

www.the-vaults.org.

 

October Dates

Paul Daniels & Debbie McGee: The Intimate Magic Tour

"Our last shows have featured large illusions and we wanted to show the audiences a much more close up and interactive kind of magic. Via Twitter, we asked the public which effects they wanted to see and this show has been decided by them. I promise you this event will both baffle you and make you laugh. It’ll be a party!" Paul Daniels.

Tour dates:
Oct 3rd The Junction, Goole
Oct 15th The Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh
Oct 16th Howden Park Arts Centre, Livingston
Oct 30th Mill Arts Centre, Banbury

 

October Dates

Matt Grindleys Magique - Blackpool

MMatt Grindley launches his all-new comedy and illusion show "Magique" running between July 26th and 30th October 2015 at the Philharmonic Hall in Blackpool. It promises to be full of fast paced comedy and jaw dropping illusions. The show features Matt's regular dance crew the Diamonette Show Girls. Tickets are available now from www.bigoneproductions.com or Box Office 0844 477 1000. Kids go free! www.mattgrindley.co.uk.

 

October Dates

Russ Brown's Carnival of Magic - Blackpool

This October, the Carnival comes to town! Take a magical journey as the Carnival rolls into town. What lurks deep in the Ghost Train? What secrets are to be revealed in our sideshows? Enjoy a fantastic evening at Russ Brown's Carnival of Magic and who knows, you could even be the star of the show. The Carnival arrives at The Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach on Sunday 4th October. All tickets £10. Family ticket:2 adults and 2 children (11 and under) £30. For dates and times visit www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com. Show Dates: 4th, 11th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th October.

 

7.10.15

Sean Goodman Lecture - Liverpool Magic Circle

October 7th at 7.30pm. Lecture nights: Visitors £10. Full Members £5. Venue: Longmoor Social Club, Longmoor Lane, Liverpool L9 9EN (Map) 100 yards from Fazakerley railway station. www.liverpoolmagiccircle.co.uk Richard Smith, secretary: 07979 804823.

 

10.10.15

Mark Leveridge Magic Academy: The Business Magician - Exeter

Extra date for MLM Academy announced: The first session offered in the new Mark Leveridge Magic Academy is called Brushing Up On Card Counts, featuring a hands-on workshop in which Mark Leveridge will deliver tuition on four of the classic card counts (Elmsley, Hamman, Jordan and Gemini) as well as teaching three routines using them. There are now no more places available for the 12th September launch date, and so a second date of 19th September has also been added. So if you would like to come to the brand new MLM Training Room in Exeter in order to get properly up to speed with classic card counts you can still do so by booking now for this second date in September. The MLM Academy offers small group sessions which amount to almost personal tuition with Mark Leveridge, and a different topic will be offered each month. On October 10th, for instance, you can come to The Business Magician, which is a lecture on how to get work with businesses in your local area and how to effectively manage bookings for trade shows and exhibitions, while on November 14th in a session entitled Coin Magic Blitz, you can enjoy learning and working on four great close-up coin routines. Exeter is straightforward to reach by train or car, so head down to the West Country and enjoy taking part in some excellent magic sessions at the MLM Academy. For more information and to book visit www.markleveridge.co.uk/mlmacademy.php.

 

10th & 11th October

Hypnotism Exposed, Reloaded - Rochdale

From the organisers: Join Jonathan Royle for two days of hands-on personal training. You will find that by way of the live training and comprehensive back up materials, this course enables those who attend to become both confident and competent in all areas of Hypnosis. Indeed, whether your desire is to become a diploma bearing Hypnotherapy and NLP Practitioner able to help people change their lives for the better, or you want to make people laugh out loud with legal and safe comedy stage and street hypnosis then this is the course for you. Indeed, even if you only want to add a bit of Hypnosis to your Magic and Mentalism routines then you would be advised to take a closer look. For more details visit  www.htglive.com. 9am to 5.30pm, Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th October. Venue: True Serenity Holistic Health Centre, Blue Pitts Mill, Queensway, Castleton, Rochdale OL11 2PG. 1.8..15

 

17.10.15

Sprezzatura: A Modern Magic Experience - London

The clock strikes 8pm. Within the sumptuous screening room at Charlotte Street Hotel, an audience will have their minds read, senses manipulated and experience some of the most astonishing feats of modern magic. Enter the world of Sprezzatura, and witness previously unseen miracles. Marvel at the strange setting in which nothing is quite as it seems. Like a great mystery novel, the plot will unfold over the course of the evening to end with a final revelation so startling, it will have to be seen to be believed. You've seen magic on television and can't believe it, now is your chance to witness the miracles, up close and live, before your very eyes! Saturday 17th October. Tickets: £20 - £30. www.sprezzaturashow.com YouTube. Venue: Charlotte Street Hotel, 15-17 Charlotte Street, London W1T 1RJ (Map).

 

24.10.15

Magic Circle Dealers' Day - London

Keith Pain writes: Magic Circle Dealers' Day. Saturday 24th October 2015. Royal National Hotel, Russell Square, London WC1. 10am to 5pm. £5 entry (free entry to Magic Circle members). Lots of Dealers booked. Also at 4.30pm, lecture and workshop by Wayne Fox (in the Alexandra Suite), £10 entry for all. www.themagiccircle.co.uk.

 

26.10.15

The Magic Circle Experience
Visit the house of 10,000 secrets and enjoy a unique experience at the headquarters of The Magic Circle. A Monday morning event, bookable in advance only, for groups and individuals.
Monday 26th October.

Doors open 11am, event starts at 11.30am and lasts two hours which leaves plenty of time to explore the rest of London.

Note: this event is for over 12s only - no refunds will be issued for under 12s.

Tickets £16.50 plus fee via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

30.10.15

Escapology and the Challenges of Harry Houdini - Rochford

New Escapology Show to debut in October. "Escapology and the Challenges of Harry Houdini" is a new production featuring the multiple Guinness World Record Holding Escapologist, Strongman and member of The Magic Circle Stuart Burrell. Taking its inspiration not only from the legendary public challenges faced by Houdini himself, the show will cover the history; from the death-defying through to the light-hearted. The show will debut on Friday October 30th at the Red Brick Barn in Rochford. Tickets from £10 for adults and £8 for children, family tickets and 'be on stage' options available" Click Here.

 

31.10.15

Magic & Comedy Nic & Leon - London

Nic Picot and Leon Thomson present an entertaining evening of illusion, mind reading and a chance to win millions of pounds! 7.30pm on Saturday 31st October. Box Office: 020 8340 3488. Tickets £15 (£12 concessions). Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, London N6 4BD (Map). Leon is a young and up and coming member of The Magic Circle. Leon created and performed his own illusion at a table tennis club in Barnet, where to the absolute astonishment of the onlookers he walked through a locked glass door. The live footage subsequently went viral on YouTube bringing Leon praise from high profile magicians, his school and viewers of the illusion across the world. Leon's talents range from exciting street magic to variety performances to audiences of up to 3,000 people. Nic Picot has been performing magic since he was eleven years old and joined The Magic Circle on graduating from Exeter University. From the 1980's Nic performed professionally working all over the UK and overseas including Bahrain, Dubai, Oman, Thailand, Miami and The Magic Castle with Billy McComb. Nic has entertained at The Magic Circle in London where he has also lectured several times.

 

31.10.15

Northern Magic Circle President's Dinner - Piercebridge

Northern Magic Circle president Danny Hunt invites you to his President's Dinner on Saturday 31st October 2015 at the George Hotel, Piercebridge. An evening of Halloween entertainment. Adult tickets £35 and children's tickets £20. For more information contact Stephanie on 07824 707207 or email info@amethystmagic.com. Tickets only available until the 31st August, on a first come first served basis due to limited availability.

 

NOVEMBER 2015

1.11.15

Russ Brown's Carnival of Magic - Blackpool

This October, the Carnival comes to town! Take a magical journey as the Carnival rolls into town. What lurks deep in the Ghost Train? What secrets are to be revealed in our sideshows? Enjoy a fantastic evening at Russ Brown's Carnival of Magic and who knows, you could even be the star of the show. The Carnival arrives at The Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach on Sunday 4th October. All tickets £10. Family ticket:2 adults and 2 children (11 and under) £30. For dates and times visit www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com.

 

1.11.15

Master of The Macabre - The Vaults Theatre, Waterloo

From the producers: The most terrifying magic show you will ever see... Master of The Macabre. 7th October - 1st November. Benedict Barber is a magician with a taste for the ghoulish and grisly. In Master of the Macabre, he will take the audience on a dark autobiographical journey – from his introduction to magic at the age of just five through the trickery he employed at school to alarm his fellow pupils and terrorize his teachers to a shocking experience as a young adult that has shaped his life both on and off the stage. This fully engrossing theatrical experience will leave you wide-eyed with astonishment and bring you to the edge of your seat with fear. If you're prepared to have your prejudices challenged, your assumptions questioned, your beliefs shaken and your nerves shredded then this is the show for you. Master of the Macabre is - quite simply - the most terrifying magic show you will ever see... Warning - the show is only suitable for ages 15 and up. The Vaults Theatre, Launcelot Street, London SE1 7AD. Performed by Benedict Barber. Directed by Tony Middleton. Written by Benedict Barber and Matthew Stradling. Additional Magic consultancy by Chris Dugdale.

www.the-vaults.org.

 

1.11.15

Portsmouth and District Magic Circle Jumbo Day

Colin Rumford writes: Portsmouth and District Magic Circle have revealed their line up for this year's Jumbo Day convention on Sunday 1st November. Magicians lecturing this year are Marc Oberon (photo), Ryan Schlutz, Children's magician Silly Scott and Alakazam's Dave Loosley. With magic dealers, a second-hand magic market, auction and a full Gala Show in the evening this, the 53rd Jumbo Day, is looking to be the busiest yet. For full details and tickets visit www.portsmouthmagic.co.uk.

 

November Dates

Dynamo Live Tour 2015

"Dynamo has quickly established himself as one of the world's most known and most loved magicians - he's walked on water, levitated above the Shard, walked down the LA Times Building, predicted the World Cup outcome and taken a trip on the side of a bus but now Dynamo faces his biggest challenge to date as the renowned street magician will take to the stage as he embarks on his first ever live tour. Dynamo will delight fans who, for the first time, will have the opportunity to see his magic skills up close and personal in what promises to be a spectacular and unique live stage production. Dynamo said of his new venture, 'After four series of Magician Impossible I was ready for a new challenge and for a long time I have wanted to take my show to the stage. I am hoping that like I did for magic on TV, I can reinvent the live magic show and produce something fans have never seen before. This is something I have been working towards for the last 20 years and I can't wait to amaze audiences with what I have in store for them.'"

November 1st-8th London Eventim Apollo

November 20th-22nd Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
November 25th-29th Edinburgh Playhouse
See www.dynamomagician.com to book

 

14.11.15

Tabula Mentis XVII - Hitchin

Psycrets are proud to sponsor Tabula Mentis XVII. A day of professional performance and lectures featuring Chris Rawlins, Luca Volpe, Ian Harvey Stone and Luke Jermay. 10am - 6pm on Saturday 14th November at Hitchin Priory, Tilehouse Street, Hitchin, Herfordshire SG5 2DL (Map). Further details and tickets: www.psycrets.org.uk.

 

November Dates

The Illusionists - Witness the Impossible, London

14th November 2015 - 3rd January 2016. The world's best-selling touring magic show which has sold out in 71 cities across 17 countries - comes to London's West End for the first time, starring the UK's hottest magician Jamie Raven. Fresh from Britain's Got Talent, where he captivated the British public with his unique magic tricks, Jamie Raven joins this ground-breaking spectacular, showcasing the dazzling talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth.

The Illusionists is the most successful magic show in Broadway's history, where families flocked to see mind-blowing magic, jaw-dropping sleight of hand and acts of breath-taking wonder. The Illusionists features a cast of magical superheroes including:

The Magician, Jamie Raven. The runner-up in Britain's Got Talent 2015, this is his West End debut.

The Escapologist, Andrew Basso. Italy's star escape artist, Andrew considers Houdini his hero and is fast becoming one of the world's most popular illusionists. He is the only person in the world to perform Houdini's famous Water Torture Cell with absolutely no covers.

The Inventor, Kevin James. Known for innovative illusions, Kevin is an inventor, comedian and collector of the strange and unusual. Kevin is one of the most prolific inventors of magic in the world and has created some of the most celebrated illusions of the last century.

The Deductionist, Colin Cloud. A forensic mind reader and the closest thing in the universe to the real life Sherlock Holmes. Mixing mind magic and brain science he'll leave you convinced he's a mystical savant with the hypnotic powers of a calculated angel. He's potentially the most dangerous man in the world. Luckily, he's on our side.

The Warrior, Ben Blaque. One of the only performers on earth to attempt this type of stage performance, Ben Blaque has dazzled crowds across this world with his completely unique display of archery and showmanship.

 

Tickets: www.shaftesburytheatre.com/shows/the-illusionists.

 

November Dates

Paul Daniels & Debbie McGee: The Intimate Magic Tour

"Our last shows have featured large illusions and we wanted to show the audiences a much more close up and interactive kind of magic. Via Twitter, we asked the public which effects they wanted to see and this show has been decided by them. I promise you this event will both baffle you and make you laugh. It’ll be a party!" Paul Daniels.

Tour dates:
Nov 5th Hoxton Hall London
Nov 6th Hoxton Hall London
Nov 7th Hoxton Hall London
Nov 13th The Festival Drayton, Market Drayton
Nov 21st Eversham Arts Centre, Eversham www.eveshamartscentre.co.uk
Nov 26th Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Southampton

 

9.11.15

The Magic Circle Experience
Visit the house of 10,000 secrets and enjoy a unique experience at the headquarters of The Magic Circle. A Monday morning event, bookable in advance only, for groups and individuals.
Monday 9th November.

Doors open 11am, event starts at 11.30am and lasts two hours which leaves plenty of time to explore the rest of London.

Note: this event is for over 12s only - no refunds will be issued for under 12s.

Tickets £16.50 plus fee via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

14.11.15

Mark Leveridge Magic Academy: Coin Magic Blitz - Exeter

Extra date for MLM Academy announced: The first session offered in the new Mark Leveridge Magic Academy is called Brushing Up On Card Counts, featuring a hands-on workshop in which Mark Leveridge will deliver tuition on four of the classic card counts (Elmsley, Hamman, Jordan and Gemini) as well as teaching three routines using them. There are now no more places available for the 12th September launch date, and so a second date of 19th September has also been added. So if you would like to come to the brand new MLM Training Room in Exeter in order to get properly up to speed with classic card counts you can still do so by booking now for this second date in September. The MLM Academy offers small group sessions which amount to almost personal tuition with Mark Leveridge, and a different topic will be offered each month. On October 10th, for instance, you can come to The Business Magician, which is a lecture on how to get work with businesses in your local area and how to effectively manage bookings for trade shows and exhibitions, while on November 14th in a session entitled Coin Magic Blitz, you can enjoy learning and working on four great close-up coin routines. Exeter is straightforward to reach by train or car, so head down to the West Country and enjoy taking part in some excellent magic sessions at the MLM Academy. For more information and to book visit www.markleveridge.co.uk/mlmacademy.php.

 

16.11.15

The Magic Circle Experience
Visit the house of 10,000 secrets and enjoy a unique experience at the headquarters of The Magic Circle. A Monday morning event, bookable in advance only, for groups and individuals.
Monday 16th November.

Doors open 11am, event starts at 11.30am and lasts two hours which leaves plenty of time to explore the rest of London.

Note: this event is for over 12s only - no refunds will be issued for under 12s.

Tickets £16.50 plus fee via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

DECEMBER 2015

December Dates

Dynamo Live Tour 2015

"Dynamo has quickly established himself as one of the world's most known and most loved magicians - he's walked on water, levitated above the Shard, walked down the LA Times Building, predicted the World Cup outcome and taken a trip on the side of a bus but now Dynamo faces his biggest challenge to date as the renowned street magician will take to the stage as he embarks on his first ever live tour. Dynamo will delight fans who, for the first time, will have the opportunity to see his magic skills up close and personal in what promises to be a spectacular and unique live stage production. Dynamo said of his new venture, 'After four series of Magician Impossible I was ready for a new challenge and for a long time I have wanted to take my show to the stage. I am hoping that like I did for magic on TV, I can reinvent the live magic show and produce something fans have never seen before. This is something I have been working towards for the last 20 years and I can't wait to amaze audiences with what I have in store for them.'"

December 2nd-6th Nottingham Capital FM Arena
December 9th-14th Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
December 16th-20th Leeds First Direct Arena
See www.dynamomagician.com to book

 

December Dates

The Illusionists - Witness the Impossible, London

14th November 2015 - 3rd January 2016. The world's best-selling touring magic show which has sold out in 71 cities across 17 countries - comes to London's West End for the first time, starring the UK's hottest magician Jamie Raven. Fresh from Britain's Got Talent, where he captivated the British public with his unique magic tricks, Jamie Raven joins this ground-breaking spectacular, showcasing the dazzling talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth.

The Illusionists is the most successful magic show in Broadway's history, where families flocked to see mind-blowing magic, jaw-dropping sleight of hand and acts of breath-taking wonder. The Illusionists features a cast of magical superheroes including:

The Magician, Jamie Raven. The runner-up in Britain's Got Talent 2015, this is his West End debut.

The Escapologist, Andrew Basso. Italy's star escape artist, Andrew considers Houdini his hero and is fast becoming one of the world's most popular illusionists. He is the only person in the world to perform Houdini's famous Water Torture Cell with absolutely no covers.

The Inventor, Kevin James. Known for innovative illusions, Kevin is an inventor, comedian and collector of the strange and unusual. Kevin is one of the most prolific inventors of magic in the world and has created some of the most celebrated illusions of the last century.

The Deductionist, Colin Cloud. A forensic mind reader and the closest thing in the universe to the real life Sherlock Holmes. Mixing mind magic and brain science he'll leave you convinced he's a mystical savant with the hypnotic powers of a calculated angel. He's potentially the most dangerous man in the world. Luckily, he's on our side.

The Warrior, Ben Blaque. One of the only performers on earth to attempt this type of stage performance, Ben Blaque has dazzled crowds across this world with his completely unique display of archery and showmanship.

 

Tickets: www.shaftesburytheatre.com/shows/the-illusionists.

 

December Dates

Paul Daniels & Debbie McGee: The Intimate Magic Tour

"Our last shows have featured large illusions and we wanted to show the audiences a much more close up and interactive kind of magic. Via Twitter, we asked the public which effects they wanted to see and this show has been decided by them. I promise you this event will both baffle you and make you laugh. It’ll be a party!" Paul Daniels.

Tour dates:
Dec 17th Public Hall, Beccles.

 

14.12.15

The Magic Circle Experience
Visit the house of 10,000 secrets and enjoy a unique experience at the headquarters of The Magic Circle. A Monday morning event, bookable in advance only, for groups and individuals.
Monday 14th December.

Doors open 11am, event starts at 11.30am and lasts two hours which leaves plenty of time to explore the rest of London.

Note: this event is for over 12s only - no refunds will be issued for under 12s.

Tickets £16.50 plus fee via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

22nd December - 3rd January

The Magic Circle Christmas Show

Tickets are now on sale for this year's Christmas Show at The Magic Circle. This is always a popular event and the highlight of many people's magical calendar. Visitors have a chance to explore the headquarters, visit The Magic Circle Museum and mix and mingle with some top magicians before entering the intimate Magic Circle Theatre for a show of wonder. Every year sells out so it is advisable to book early. Ideal for ages 5 and above. The balcony is not suitable for children under 8. All performances will be at The Magic Circle, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD.

Tuesday 22 December (2.30pm and 7pm)

Wednesday 23 December (2.30pm and 7pm)
Sunday 27 December (2.30pm and 7pm)
Monday 28 December (2.30pm and 7pm)
Tuesday 29 December (2.30pm and 7pm)
Wednesday 30 December (2.30pm and 7pm)
Saturday 2 January 2016 (2.30pm and 7pm)
Sunday 3 January (2.30pm)
Tickets cost £34 (stalls) and £30 (circle/balcony) plus £2.50 transaction fee from www.seetickets.com or www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.

 

JANUARY 2016

To 3rd January

The Magic Circle Christmas Show

Tickets are now on sale for this year's Christmas Show at The Magic Circle. This is always a popular event and the highlight of many people's magical calendar. Visitors have a chance to explore the headquarters, visit The Magic Circle Museum and mix and mingle with some top magicians before entering the intimate Magic Circle Theatre for a show of wonder. Every year sells out so it is advisable to book early. Ideal for ages 5 and above. The balcony is not suitable for children under 8. All performances will be at The Magic Circle, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD.

Tuesday 22 December (2.30pm and 7pm)

Wednesday 23 December (2.30pm and 7pm)
Sunday 27 December (2.30pm and 7pm)
Monday 28 December (2.30pm and 7pm)
Tuesday 29 December (2.30pm and 7pm)
Wednesday 30 December (2.30pm and 7pm)
Saturday 2 January 2016 (2.30pm and 7pm)
Sunday 3 January (2.30pm)
Tickets cost £34 (stalls) and £30 (circle/balcony) plus £2.50 transaction fee from www.seetickets.com or www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.

 

1.1.16

Steve Allen's Magical New Year - The Magic Circle, London

Start the New Year in a magical way with a special show from radio host, magician and MagicWeek favourite Steve Allen, at the headquarters of the world-famous Magic Circle. See inside the headquarters of The Magic Circle, visit the museum and step inside the theatre for a stage show like no other. Doors open 1.30pm, show starts 2.30pm. Tickets £34.00. Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map) www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.

 

January Dates

The Illusionists - Witness the Impossible, London

14th November 2015 - 3rd January 2016. The world's best-selling touring magic show which has sold out in 71 cities across 17 countries - comes to London's West End for the first time, starring the UK's hottest magician Jamie Raven. Fresh from Britain's Got Talent, where he captivated the British public with his unique magic tricks, Jamie Raven joins this ground-breaking spectacular, showcasing the dazzling talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth.

The Illusionists is the most successful magic show in Broadway's history, where families flocked to see mind-blowing magic, jaw-dropping sleight of hand and acts of breath-taking wonder. The Illusionists features a cast of magical superheroes including:

The Magician, Jamie Raven. The runner-up in Britain's Got Talent 2015, this is his West End debut.

The Escapologist, Andrew Basso. Italy's star escape artist, Andrew considers Houdini his hero and is fast becoming one of the world's most popular illusionists. He is the only person in the world to perform Houdini's famous Water Torture Cell with absolutely no covers.

The Inventor, Kevin James. Known for innovative illusions, Kevin is an inventor, comedian and collector of the strange and unusual. Kevin is one of the most prolific inventors of magic in the world and has created some of the most celebrated illusions of the last century.

The Deductionist, Colin Cloud. A forensic mind reader and the closest thing in the universe to the real life Sherlock Holmes. Mixing mind magic and brain science he'll leave you convinced he's a mystical savant with the hypnotic powers of a calculated angel. He's potentially the most dangerous man in the world. Luckily, he's on our side.

The Warrior, Ben Blaque. One of the only performers on earth to attempt this type of stage performance, Ben Blaque has dazzled crowds across this world with his completely unique display of archery and showmanship.

 

Tickets: www.shaftesburytheatre.com/shows/the-illusionists.

 

January Dates

Dynamo Live Tour 2016

"Dynamo has quickly established himself as one of the world's most known and most loved magicians - he's walked on water, levitated above the Shard, walked down the LA Times Building, predicted the World Cup outcome and taken a trip on the side of a bus but now Dynamo faces his biggest challenge to date as the renowned street magician will take to the stage as he embarks on his first ever live tour. Dynamo will delight fans who, for the first time, will have the opportunity to see his magic skills up close and personal in what promises to be a spectacular and unique live stage production. Dynamo said of his new venture, 'After four series of Magician Impossible I was ready for a new challenge and for a long time I have wanted to take my show to the stage. I am hoping that like I did for magic on TV, I can reinvent the live magic show and produce something fans have never seen before. This is something I have been working towards for the last 20 years and I can't wait to amaze audiences with what I have in store for them.'"

January 27th-31st The Brighton Centrece
See www.dynamomagician.com to book

 

FEBRUARY 2016

February Dates

Dynamo Live Tour 2016

"Dynamo has quickly established himself as one of the world's most known and most loved magicians - he's walked on water, levitated above the Shard, walked down the LA Times Building, predicted the World Cup outcome and taken a trip on the side of a bus but now Dynamo faces his biggest challenge to date as the renowned street magician will take to the stage as he embarks on his first ever live tour. Dynamo will delight fans who, for the first time, will have the opportunity to see his magic skills up close and personal in what promises to be a spectacular and unique live stage production. Dynamo said of his new venture, 'After four series of Magician Impossible I was ready for a new challenge and for a long time I have wanted to take my show to the stage. I am hoping that like I did for magic on TV, I can reinvent the live magic show and produce something fans have never seen before. This is something I have been working towards for the last 20 years and I can't wait to amaze audiences with what I have in store for them.'"

February 3rd-7th Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

February 10th-14th Bournemouth International Centre

February 18th-21st Metro Radio Arena Newcastle

February 24th-28th Motorpoint Arena Sheffield
See www.dynamomagician.com to book

 

February Dates

Jamie Raven Tour 2016

Jamie Raven who wowed the judges and audiences on this year’s Britain’s Got Talent has announced his debut nationwide UK tour for February 2016. Jamie Raven’s audition on Britain’s Got Talent, which has had over 11 million hits on YouTube alone, catapulted him straight through to the final with his incredible magic. From summoning up helicopters to reading the judges minds, he won the hearts of the UK public by becoming the most successful magician in BGT history. The 13 date tour will give fans the opportunity to see him perform brand new and spectacular magic live in a truly immersive and interactive show. Jamie said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be going out on tour. It’s been a dream of mine for 20 years and I can’t wait to get started! See you all there.”

February 2016:

Thursday 11 Bath Forum
Friday 12 Sheffield City Hall
Saturday 13 Carlisle Sands Centre
Monday 15 Newcastle City Hall
Tuesday 16 Hull City Hall
Thursday 18 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Friday 19 Manchester O2 Apollo
Saturday 20 Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Monday 22 Portsmouth Guildhall
Tuesday 23 Plymouth Pavilions
Thursday 25 Guildford G Live
Friday 26 Birmingham Symphony Hall
Saturday 27 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Tickets: Click Here.

 

19th, 20th, 21st February

64th Blackpool Magic Convention

Jeff McBride, back in the UK! Jeff McBride has already been booked for the 2016 Blackpool Magic Convention, together with Yan Yan Ma, Victor Voitko and Omar Pasha. To book for next year's event see www.blackpoolmagic.com.

 

MARCH 2016

March Dates

Dynamo Live Tour 2016

"Dynamo has quickly established himself as one of the world's most known and most loved magicians - he's walked on water, levitated above the Shard, walked down the LA Times Building, predicted the World Cup outcome and taken a trip on the side of a bus but now Dynamo faces his biggest challenge to date as the renowned street magician will take to the stage as he embarks on his first ever live tour. Dynamo will delight fans who, for the first time, will have the opportunity to see his magic skills up close and personal in what promises to be a spectacular and unique live stage production. Dynamo said of his new venture, 'After four series of Magician Impossible I was ready for a new challenge and for a long time I have wanted to take my show to the stage. I am hoping that like I did for magic on TV, I can reinvent the live magic show and produce something fans have never seen before. This is something I have been working towards for the last 20 years and I can't wait to amaze audiences with what I have in store for them.'"

March 2nd-6th Liverpool Echo Arena

March 9th-10th Odyssey Arena, Belfast

March 16th-17th 3Arena, Dublin
See www.dynamomagician.com to book

 

APRIL 2016

30th April - 1st May

Belfast MagiCon 2016

Magic legend, Roberto Giobbi coming to Belfast MagiCon 2016. Convention organisers, Nicola Cunningham and Caolan McBride together with The Ulster Society of Magicians will be the hosting the next Irish Brotherhood of Magicians, Ring 85, Irish Magic Convention 2016. They are delighted to tell you all that Belfast's headliner for the weekend will be none other than Roberto Giobbi, who will be performing, lecturing and providing many other little surprises that weekend for conventioneers. Over the course of the Bank holiday weekend, Friday 29th April, Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May 2016, they will host a range of local and top international acts in which, hopefully, will result in an exciting and intimate convention, held in the heart of Belfast's most happening district, the Cathedral Quarter. There will be lecturers, dealers, performances from world class circus acts too, plus public shows on Friday and Saturday, and a Gala showcase on the Sunday evening.  Keep up to date at www.belfastmagicconvention2016.webs.com and, or get live updates via email too by signing up to our free mailing list by sending us your email to belfastmagicconvention2016@gmail.com. Hope to see you there, Nicola Cunningham. (Photo by Zakary Belamy).

 

MAY 2016

23rd, 24th May

Trix in the Stix -  Oswestry (Sold out)

Please make a note of next year's dates: Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th May 2016. This year's event has only just taken place, but tickets for next year's event are shortly going on sale. Here's the line-up for 2016: one of the US's best-known magical exports, David Kaye (aka Silly Billy) will be joining us as will the one and only Paul Daniels who will be performing and lecturing. Speaking of 'one and only' we also have John Kimmons with a brand-new, all-trick lecture. In addition, there will be about a dozen dealers and 4 Power Presentations. Tickets have sold out very rapidly for the past three Trix in the Stix and we expect the same for 2016 with such an outstanding line-up. Tickets will go on sale on Practical Magic's website at 11am sharp, Thursday 28th May 2015. There are only 240 places available after which we operate a Waiting List. The venue, once again, will be the beautiful leisure resort of Lion Quays, near Oswestry in Shropshire. For waiting list information, visit Practical Magic's website: www.practical-magic.com.

 

JUNE 2016

12.6.16

The Peterborough Society of Magicians 28th Annual Sale, Exchange and Lecture Day

Sunday 12th June 10am - 5pm. From the organisers: Meet old friends and make new ones. Sell off surplus props. Dealers welcome! Refreshments available all day. Ample free parking. Admission £12 and £6 concessions (partners and under 16s). If not selling, you may pay at the door. All tables are £5 extra each and must be booked in advance. If you would like to book a table, please phone Keith Downs on 01778 343167, or write to him at 77 Eastgate, Deeping St. James, Peterborough PE6 8HH. Cheques payable to Peterborough Society of Magicians. Venue: The Millfield Community Centre, Lincoln Road, Peterborough PE1 2PE (Map). www.psmagicians.org.uk.

 

 

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