FEBRUARY 2015

 

February Dates

Champions of Magic

"Champions of Magic is heading back on the road from February to April 2015, including an extended tour of Scotland, the first time the show has headed North of the border. Witness stunning illusions including disappearances, teleportation, levitation and a heart stopping finale that sees one performer walk through the spinning steel blades of a giant industrial fan, all presented with lighting and pyrotechnics to rival the biggest arena productions."
'World-class illusionists... you will have to go to see what happens'
Jersey Evening Post.
'Spectacular family show... take a seat and prepare to be astounded, astonished and amazed'
Heart FM.
Starring: Young and Strange, Fay Presto, Alex McAleer and Edward Hilsum.
Saturday 28th Newbury - Corn Exchange - Tel 0845 521 8218

For more information and to book visit www.championsofmagic.co.uk

 

February Dates

Luke Jermay: Sixth Sense UK Tour

"Luke Jermay is the most incredible man you’ve probably never heard of. He can read your mind. No really; he can read your mind. He doesn’t use mind games or psychological tricks; there are no smoke and mirrors. He can simply read your mind. Jermay’s - Sixth Sense has gained critical acclaim with 5 Star reviews from Edinburgh to London’s West End. You’ll be amazed at Jermay’s incredible powers; he knows your past, present and future, sometimes better than you do. From your favourite schoolteacher, childhood pet even the colour of your underwear, Jermay impossibly knows all, sees all and tells (almost) all in an expert display of telepathy and personal predictions about your future developed to amazing razor sharp accuracy."
"My jaw dropped repeatedly… Jermay puts us in a state where we can wonder whether life has more possibilities than we thought it did an hour before." The Times.

"Jermay is different…to gain power like his he must be in league with the Devil. Utterly astonishing in the extreme." Edinburgh Evening News.
"Jermay is mind blowing. You would be out of your mind to miss this show!" The Sun.
Feb 28 Sat - Barnsley

More info and to book: www.jermay.com/tour

 

MARCH 2015

March Dates

Luke Jermay: Sixth Sense UK Tour

"Luke Jermay is the most incredible man you’ve probably never heard of. He can read your mind. No really; he can read your mind. He doesn’t use mind games or psychological tricks; there are no smoke and mirrors. He can simply read your mind. Jermay’s - Sixth Sense has gained critical acclaim with 5 Star reviews from Edinburgh to London’s West End. You’ll be amazed at Jermay’s incredible powers; he knows your past, present and future, sometimes better than you do. From your favourite schoolteacher, childhood pet even the colour of your underwear, Jermay impossibly knows all, sees all and tells (almost) all in an expert display of telepathy and personal predictions about your future developed to amazing razor sharp accuracy."
"My jaw dropped repeatedly… Jermay puts us in a state where we can wonder whether life has more possibilities than we thought it did an hour before." The Times.

"Jermay is different…to gain power like his he must be in league with the Devil. Utterly astonishing in the extreme." Edinburgh Evening News.
"Jermay is mind blowing. You would be out of your mind to miss this show!" The Sun.Feb 5 Thu - Aldershot
Mar 1 Sun- Salford
Mar 7 Sat - Burnley
Mar 12 Thu - Wolverhampton
Mar 17 Tue - Cheltenham
Mar 19 Thu- Borden
Mar 21 Sat - Southend
Mar 28 Sat - Isle of Wight

More info and to book: www.jermay.com/tour

 

March Dates

Champions of Magic

"Champions of Magic is heading back on the road from February to April 2015, including an extended tour of Scotland, the first time the show has headed North of the border. Witness stunning illusions including disappearances, teleportation, levitation and a heart stopping finale that sees one performer walk through the spinning steel blades of a giant industrial fan, all presented with lighting and pyrotechnics to rival the biggest arena productions."
'World-class illusionists... you will have to go to see what happens'
Jersey Evening Post.
'Spectacular family show... take a seat and prepare to be astounded, astonished and amazed'
Heart FM.
Starring: Young and Strange, Fay Presto, Alex McAleer and Edward Hilsum.
Sunday 1st Harlow - Playhouse - Tel 01279 431945
Friday 6th St Albans - The Alban Arena - Tel 01727 844488
Friday 27th Glenrothes - Rothes Halls - Tel 01592 611101
Saturday 28th York - Barbican - Tel 0844 854 2757
Sunday 29th Greenock - Beacon Arts Centre - Tel 01475 723723
Monday 30th Barrow - The Forum Theatre - Tel 01229 820000
Tuesday 31st Darlington - Civic Theatre - Tel 01325 486555

For more information and to book visit www.championsofmagic.co.uk

 

March Dates

The Card Shark Show - London
"One of the world's foremost magicians, close-up magic star Steve Truglia, amazes London's West End audiences with classic card tricks, cheats and scams in this unique and interactive multimedia show, with film, images, music and live camera action, to bring close-up magic to every audience member. Having passed the notoriously rigorous performance exam for The Magic Circle, Steve sought out long ago hidden secrets within the Magic Circle's incredible library, to further study these dark arts. In earlier life Steve's time with UK Special Forces taught him the use of psychological operations to defeat an adversary; skills which are also used by gambling cheats and con artists to this day."

"If you want to see a specialist skill elevated to the highest level, buy a ticket to the Card Shark Show." - GQ

Every Friday at 7.30pm

Venue: Courthouse Hotel, 19-21 Gt Marlborough Street, London W1F 7HL (Map). www.thecardsharkshow.com

Tickets: Premium £58 (front five rows), Standard £47. 30% off promotion, use code 14Card30

Running time: 1 hour 10 minutes. Box office opens at 6.30pm, doors open at 7pm.

 

All Year

Davenport’s Magic Kingdom - Norfolk

Since the 1890's, the Davenport family have been professional performing magicians and collectors of some of the most important artifacts in the world of Conjuring, Illusion and Mystery. Experience the unique story of this remarkable family and their place in British magical history through the timeline exhibition, films and their family magic show. Meet characters from the past, and visit L. Davenport Ltd's 1920's shop. Then sit back and enjoy a fun filled magic show for all the family to enjoy - included in the price of admission. Davenport's Magic Kingdom is Norfolk's newest attraction. Davenport's Magic Kingdom, Cromer Road, North Walsham, Norfolk NR28 0NB (Map). Visit www.davenportsmagickingdom.co.uk for more information and to book.

 

2.3.15

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 2nd March. 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

 

3.3.15

The Gathering. A Social Evening For Magicians - Great Yarmouth

The Gathering will be held on the 3rd of March at the St. George Hotel, Albert Square, Great Yarmouth NR30 3JH (Map). By Invitation Only. To attend and receive an invitation and free entry contact us by phone or email: 07510 933734 thegathering@mail.com www.facebook.com/groups/tgthegathering. "This will be our 3rd gathering. The aim of the social evenings, is to allow magicians to meet and socialise and exchange ideas and views in a relaxed atmosphere. We have guest appearances with David Penn and Michael Vincent coming up during the year." Stephen Bolam and Kyle.

 

4.3.15

Iain Moran Lecture - Bolton Magicians' Club

Paul Goodman writes: Iain Moran is a leading UK magician performing close-up magic worldwide for over 20 years. Iain's lecture will feature a combination of routines from his working repertoire including card tricks from the Ultimate Self-working Card Tricks DVD, which Iain was heavily involved with. 8.30pm on Wednesday 4th March 2015 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.iainmoran.com.

 

4.3.15

Gary Dunn Lecture - The Cotswold Magical Society

"Gary is one of the most exciting children’s entertainers in the country and has great ideas and plenty of gags, but don’t be put off by thinking this is a lecture for children’s entertainers, Gary is equally at home entertaining an adult or family audience. This lecture is a must for anybody who wants to entertain! The lecture takes place at The Hucclecote Community Centre, Hucclecote Road , Gloucester GL3 3RT (Map). Doors open at 7.30pm and there's a £5 charge for visiting magicians." www.garydunn.com www.cotswoldmagic.org.

 

5.3.15

Magic & Mirth - London

Magic & Mirth - London's newest monthly stand-up comedy and magic night! 7.30pm on March 5th at The Roxy Bar, 128-132 Borough High Street, London SE1 1LB (Map). Starring Oliver Tabor, Siegffried Loew, Griffin & Jones and Matthew Baylis. Hosted by cabaret magician Dee Riley. The first of these monthly shows takes a "Pay what you feel" format, for the night. Enquires: www.deeriley.co.uk.

 

6.3.15

Amethyst Magic present An Evening of Magic and Illusion - Liverpool

Amethyst Magic present An Evening of Magic and Illusion in aid of Liverpool Hope University's Global Hope Project, at the Capstone Theatre, Liverpool L6 1HP (Map), on Friday 6th March at 7.30pm. The Global Hope Project gives students and staff an opportunity to act as global citizens by engaging with issues of social justice and participating in projects in countries as diverse as India, Malawi, Sri Lanka, Uganda and Brazil. Danny and Stephanie (Amethyst) are helping raise money to send one of their dancers to Sri Lanka where she will have the opportunity to help make a difference in young children's lives. Tickets available on the night, are: adults £6 children/students £4. For more information visit www.amethystmagic.com or www.hope.ac.uk/globalhope.

 

6.3.15

The Trixta presents Bluelight Comedy & Magic- -Northampton

This event has been running for almost two years in a private invite-only venue and has seen some fantastic acts perform. It is now moving to a public venue in Northampton. Every first Friday of the month at The Sun Inn, Hardingstone, Northampton. On March 6th John Archer and Andi Gladwin perform along with some up and coming comedy talent. Doors open at 6.30pm and the show starts at 7.30pm. This night always sells out so book early. £10 a ticket: www.seetickets.com/Tour/bluelight-comedy-magic www.facebook.com/bluelightcomedy.

 

6.3.15

London Presents… An introduction to TV Magic. Intensive Evening Workshop with Anthony Owen - London

Friday 6th March, London: "Anthony is the BAFTA award-winning producer of all of Derren Brown's specials and series. He has produced most of the UK's magic on TV and is now sharing his knowledge in a one-off unique workshop at the Hippodrome Casino in London. Attendees to this unique exclusive workshop will get a hands-on opportunity to learn first hand how they can adjust their magical performances for the television medium. If you are a magician who is interested in: Learning how to look your best on television; Showing yourself at your very best in your promotional video, showreel, website or internet footage (YouTube, Vimeo) and making a great trailer of your magic effect on sale to other magicians; Discovering the secrets of success behind the world’s leading television magicians, then you need to be a part of this one-off opportunity of a lifetime. Only a few spaces left! For tickets and further info please go to: Laura London Presents - Anthony Owen."

 

6.3.15

Close-up at The Magic Circle - London

Friday 6th March. 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 The Magic Circle in London, often taking part themselves. An amazing collection of close-up magicians presenting superlative magic right before your very eyes. Seeing is believing. Doors open 7pm, event starts at 7.30pm and finishes at 9.30pm. 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. 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. No refunds will be issued for under 12s.

 

March Dates

Jamie Allan iMagician Tour

In this action packed show, audiences will witness the most incredible illusions ever staged. Using the latest technology, iMagician includes high powered laser beams, iPads, Twitter, Facebook, and new for our 2015 show, the mind blowing 'Virtual assistant' a routine which involves a full scale volumetric hologram. After mesmerising American audiences for 12 years with his fusion of magic and technology, Jamie is now set to launch a spectacular UK tour - iMagician: The Evolution of Magic.
6th March Gywn Hall Neath
7th March Theatr Hafren Newtown
21st March Baths Hall Scunthorpe
22nd March Cresset Theatre Peterborough
23rd March The Palace Theatre Southend on Sea
28th March Chequer Mead Arts Theatre East Grinstead

For more info and to book visit www.magicjamie.com.

 

9.3.15

Gary Jones Lecture - Farnborough Association of Magical Entertainers

Gary Jones lectures at the Farnborough Association of Magical Entertainers on March 9th. Gary is well known as the inventor of many commercial close-up magic effects and is a busy magical entertainer. There will be something for everyone at this entertaining and informative lecture. Visiting magicians welcome, £5 on the door. The lecture starts at 8pm and doors open at 7.45pm. St Mark's Church Hall, Farnborough, Guildford Road East, Farnborough GU14 6TU (Map). www.fame-magic.co.uk. Philip Sweeting.

 

10.3.15
At Home with The Magic Circle

A regular evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians in "At Home with The Magic Circle". This event features history, close-up and stage entertainment and happens throughout the year and lasts for a full evening. Doors open at 7pm and the Club Room bar and museum are open. Parlour magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval, The Magic Circle museum and the Club Room bar are open once again and you'll have a chance to explore the fabulous headquarters. Then it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle theatre to finish off your evening.

Tuesday 10th March 7.30pm

Groups (20 or more) can make bookings for all available dates, subject to availability.

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

Tickets £34.00 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

 

12.3.15

Variety Live - Thwaites Empire, Blackburn

"On March 12th we'll be bringing a world class variety show to Blackburn. There's hilarious comedy, mind boggling illusion, jaw dropping juggling and unusual oddities as we present modern vaudevillian delights in a show for all the family. The show's hosted by comedy magician Mark James and features: juggler Michael Jordan. One half of High Jinx, an incredible juggler with a flair for creating hilarious high energy routines; Unusualist, Doctor Diablo, one of the world's finest purveyors of the odd and strange. Headlined by illusionist Andrew Green. Andrew has performed in summer seasons, television and variety for over 20 years. When booking tickets via the box office quote discount code VARIETYLIVEDISCOUNT to get adults tickets for just £6. That's 33% off a full price ticket. See full details at www.thwaitesempiretheatre.co.uk and find out how to win a poster signed by the cast at www.facebook.com/MagicianMarkJames.

 

March Dates

Derren Brown Miracle 2015
13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 DARTFORD, Orchard Theatre
23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 OXFORD, New Theatre
30, 31 BIRMINGHAM, New Alexandra Theatre

 

13th - 15th March

South Tyneside International Magic Festival

Conjuring up a Magic Dozen. Organisers of one of the UK’s leading magic conventions have conjured up a ‘magician’s dozen’ to celebrate its twelfth year. The South Tyneside International Magic Festival Convention, renowned as one of the friendliest of its kind, will return for three days of lectures, dealers, close-up sessions and gala shows from Friday March 13th 2015. This year’s line-up will feature 13 performers from around the world, including multi award-winners Michael Finney and mentalist Satori. They’ll be joined by mind readers Atlas and Looch and Luke Jermay, card experts John Carey and Gordon Bruce, family magicians Russ Brown and Dave Andrews, theatrical performer Kieron Lefever and illusionists The Great Nardini, High Jinx and Diamond and Jade. Former Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year, John Archer (photo), will also make an appearance and is working alongside organisers, South Tyneside Council, to help make this year’s event the best yet. He said: “I’ve been involved with the South Tyneside International Magic Festival Convention for many years now and I’m delighted to be taking an even greater role in 2015. This year’s line-up features an eclectic mix of performers from around the world and I’m looking forward to welcoming back many regular attendees, as well as some new faces.” Tickets for the convention, which runs from Friday March 13th to Sunday March 15th, are available now priced at £65 per person. For more information, or to book, call 0191 4247986 or email events@southtyneside.gov.uk. www.southtynesidemagic.com.

 

14.3.15

Shropshire Magical Society Annual Dinner Cabaret

Shropshire Magic Society are holding their Annual Dinner Cabaret on Saturday, 14th March, at the Lord Hill Hotel, Shrewsbury. With three artistes, a live band, and three-course meal. Tickets £31.50 from Paul Ray, tel: 01743 231735 or 07761 542 401. www.shropshiremagicalsociety.co.uk.

 

15.3.15

Gary Jones Lecture - The Cornish Magical Society

On March 15th Gary, lectures at The Cornish Magical Society at 3pm at Carnon Downs Village Hall, Carnon Downs, Cornwall. Visiting magicians £5. Contact Paul Scott on 07747 122659 for more details.

 

18th - 21st March

An Evening of Deception - Cheltenham

"Gloucestershire’s only contemporary magic show, 'An Evening of Deception', is back at the Everyman Studio for 2015. Now in its sixth year, the show has always sold out and this year looks like being no exception. Headlining is the fabulous Peter Clifford (photo) fresh from his own sell-out show at the Tobacco Factory in Bristol. Peter was part of the original creative team for Derren Brown’s TV shows and co-created and directed Derren’s first UK tour and West-end run. He has worked as a magical advisor for many theatre productions and is also an accomplished actor. Last year he played the lead role of the Cheltenham Victorian magician, JN Maskelyne, in 'The Mysterious Gentleman'. Peter’s magic is classy, sublime and mindblowing! Joining Peter will be Magician and Mindreader Kieron Kirkland who will bring his unique blend of technology and magic to An Evening of Deception. Prepare to be amazed by his all knowing lie detecting robotic monkey and the world's first (and only) brain controlling headbands! Also on the bill will be Gloucestershire’s very own Andi Gladwin. Andi, from Newent, is one of the organisers of the show and one of the highest regarded and talented magicians around the world. 'An Evening of Deception' will be compered by magic fan Steve Knibbs, from BBC Points West, who promises a few tricks too!" More details and updates can be found on the show’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/aneveningofdeception. 'An Evening of Deception' runs from 18th - 21st March at The Everyman Theatre Studio. Box Office 01242 572573 or via www.everymantheatre.org.uk.

 

19.3.15

Cody S. Fisher Lecture - Bath Circle of Magicians

The Bath Circle of Magicians will be hosting a Cody S. Fisher (USA) lecture on Thursday 19th March at 8pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, Saltford (Near Bath) BS31 3EL (Map). There will be a £10 charge at the door for non-members of the Bath Circle of Magicians who are very welcome to attend! Contact bathcm@virginmedia.com for further information. Ian Fraser, Secretary Bath Circle of Magicians.

 

19th - 21st March

The Secret World of Charles Dickens - London

The Secret World of Charles Dickens, mirth, marvels and the mysterious featuring Ian Keable. Ian Keable, a previous recipient of The Magic Circle’s prestigious Comedy Award and resident of Highgate, performs the favourite magic tricks of Charles Dickens and replicates the spooky practices of Victorian psychics. Charles Dickens, in addition to being one of the world’s greatest writers, was an expert conjurer. He was also intrigued with Spiritualism, attending séances when they were first introduced in the mid nineteenth-century. This humorous and mystifying show tells how Dickens was inspired to take up conjuring and reveals how his tricks are just as deceptive today as they were in his time. Venue: Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate, London N6 4BD (Map). Thursday to Saturday, 19th to 21st March at 7.30 pm. Sunday 22nd March Matinee at 4pm. Tickets £12-£16 (concessions available) Box Office: 020 8340 3488 www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com www.charlesdickensmysteryshow.co.uk.

 

20.3.15

The Spellbound Show - Netherton Arts Centre, Dudley

"Tracie Hughes AIMC and top vocalist Jennifer Bentley have enjoyed great success touring 'Spellbound' at seaside resorts both in the UK and abroad for the last five years. Once again they are in great demand for 2015 so before this year's tour gets properly underway they have organised a special performance close to their hometown for all their friends and family who have been unable to catch it so far or have asked to see it again. They are also delighted that their great friend and Magical Mentor John Milner MIMC will also be appearing on the show. If you would like to join them, together with the Mayor of Dudley, in a thoroughly entertaining evening of Magic, Comedy, Illusion & Song the show will take place at 7.30pm on Friday 20th March at the Netherton Arts Centre, Northfield Road, Netherton, Dudley DY2 9ER (Map). Tickets are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for OAP’s and children (under 16). Call the Box Office on 0870 320 7000. All proceeds will be donated to Acorns Children's Hospice. For more information email tracie@traciehughes.co.uk or look up Spellboundshow on Facebook and Twitter."

 

21.3.15

The 54th Annual Dinner of the Cornish Magical Society

Saturday 21st March at the Membley Hall Hotel, Falmouth, with Star Cabaret Martin Daniels. Tickets £25, from Paul Scott on 07747 122 659.

 

21.3.15

West End Magic - Leicester Square Theatre, London

"The brilliant West End Magic show returns this March to the Leicester Square Theatre with comedy, magic and some nail biting stunts. Ben Hart, star of BBC 3 “Killer Magic” and a smash hit in Edinburgh 2014 brings his incredible magic to the show, weaving stories with breath-taking tricks that are mesmerising. We have the nail biting, sweat inducing AJ, with his super sharpened knives, endangering his limbs and the front row in acts of sheer entertaining madness. Multi award winning magician Oliver Tabor will perform his extraordinary illusions, where objects change form and shape in a dazzling display of magic that might leave you wondering whether reality really can be bent and manipulated in this man's hands. Neil Henry, mentalist and magician will compere the evening." Suitable for all the family and for ages 8+. The Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BX (Map); Doors 3pm; Show 3.30pm; Tickets £15 full price, £10 children, £40 family ticket for four. www.leicestersquaretheatre.com.

 

24.2.15
At Home with The Magic Circle

A regular evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians in "At Home with The Magic Circle". This event features history, close-up and stage entertainment and happens throughout the year and lasts for a full evening. Doors open at 7pm and the Club Room bar and museum are open. Parlour magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval, The Magic Circle museum and the Club Room bar are open once again and you'll have a chance to explore the fabulous headquarters. Then it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle theatre to finish off your evening.

Tuesday 24th March 7.30pm

Groups (20 or more) can make bookings for all available dates, subject to availability.

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

Tickets £34.00 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

 

27.3.15

Ace of Diamonds Children’s Entertainers Development Day - Gloucester

"Colin Dymond is an award winning magician and ventriloquist with over 20 years experience as a children’s entertainer. The idea behind the Children’s Entertainer’s Development Day is to give a small group of entertainers the chance to learn from Colin on every aspect of the show and the business! Trial and error is a great way to learn, but it’s a slow process with more error than you would like. By taking part in the Children’s Entertainer’s Development Day you will not only learn what Colin does in his show but the reasons why he does what he does and the errors that brought him to that conclusion. By learning the process behind the results you will be able to use this information to improve your shows with less trial and a lot fewer errors. Items covered include, Setting the stage, comedy writing for kids, building a routine, business basics and more. To make sure everyone gets as much as possible out of the Children’s Entertainer’s Development Day it is limited to just 10 participants. Each participant will receive an exclusive workbook, 'Learning From Experience', this will include all the information from the modules plus extra space for making notes! The Children’s Entertainer’s Development Day will take place on the 27th March 2015 in the grounds of Prinknash Abbey just off the M5 near Cheltenham, Gloucester. Registration is at 9.30am for a 10am start and the day will finish at 5pm. Tea and Coffee is provided and there is a lovely restaurant on site for lunch or you can bring your own sandwiches. The cost for the day is just £125 with a special early bird registration of just £100 if booked before the end of January. Email colin@aceofdiamonds.co.uk for details on how to book or if you have any questions."

 

28.3.15

Science and Magic of Light, the Universe and Everything - Edinburgh

March 28th 2015 10am - 5pm at Edinburgh University Eusa Debating Hall, Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AJ (Map). In recognition of the 2015 International Year of Light, why not join us in a free day-long warp speed tour of our luminous, multi coloured universe, suitable for ages 8 and up. This will be under the guidance of eminent scientists such as Professor Chris Lintott from the BBC's Sky at Night programme and Professor John C Brown, 10th Astronomer Royal for Scotland. These experts will describe and explain the wonders of light and how it interacts with matter, space time, gravity and black holes. Aerospace concepts from light sails to Star Wars will also be discussed. Assisting with the tour we have professional magicians including Kevin MacMahon, Director of the highly successful Edinburgh International Magic Festival. They will illuminate our way by using magic to demonstrate and help explain the science. The day event also includes a meteorite display, sunspot observing and parallel planetarium shows (small fee). For those interested it is followed by a separate (ticketed) evening Ceilidh (dance) event "Tripping the Light Fantastic". For more information visit: www.johncbrown.org Enquiries to john.brown@glasgow.ac.uk.

 

APRIL 2015

April Dates

Derren Brown Miracle 2015
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 BIRMINGHAM, New Alexandra Theatre
13, 14, 15 SHEFFIELD, City Hall
16, 17, 18 BOURNEMOUTH, BIC
20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 PLYMOUTH, Theatre Royal

 

April Dates

Tim Vine 2015 Tour with Special Guest John Archer

Tim Vine the punslinger returns with lots of new jokes, silly songs and twitchy dancing in his first stand-up tour for 4 years with special guest John Archer. It’s time to put the satire on hold and watch a grown man act the goat. Come along and enjoy the nonsense. For more info see www.timvine.com/tour.html.

1/4/15 to 4/4/2015 Bristol - Redgrave Theatre Online Only
7/4/2015 Darlington - Civic Theatre 01325 486555
8/4/2015 Whitley Bay - Playhouse 0844 248 1588
9/4/2015 Harrogate - Harrogate Theatre 01423 502 116
10/4/2015 Aylesbury - Waterside Theatre 0844 871 7607
11/4/2015 Swindon - Wyvern Theatre 01793 524 481
14/4/2015 St Albans - Alban Arena 01727 844488
15/4/2015 Dorking - Dorking Halls 01306 881717
16/4/2015 Hayes - Beck Theatre 020 8561 8371
17/4/2015 Croydon - Fairfield Halls 020 8688 9291
18/4/2015 Guildford - G Live 0844 7701 797
22/4/2015 Birmingham - Symphony Hall 0121 345 0600
23/4/2015 & 24/4/2015 Salford - The Lowry 0843 208 6000
25/4/2015 Wakefield - Theatre Royal 01924 211311
29/4/2015 Bournemouth - Pavilion Theatre 0844 576 3000
30/4/2015 Aldershot - Princes Hall 01252 329155

 

April Dates

Champions of Magic

"Champions of Magic is heading back on the road from February to April 2015, including an extended tour of Scotland, the first time the show has headed North of the border. Witness stunning illusions including disappearances, teleportation, levitation and a heart stopping finale that sees one performer walk through the spinning steel blades of a giant industrial fan, all presented with lighting and pyrotechnics to rival the biggest arena productions."
'World-class illusionists... you will have to go to see what happens'
Jersey Evening Post.
'Spectacular family show... take a seat and prepare to be astounded, astonished and amazed'
Heart FM.
Starring: Young and Strange, Fay Presto, Alex McAleer and Edward Hilsum.
Wednesday 1st Hull - New Theatre- Tel 01482 300300
Thursday 2nd Ayr - Gaiety - Tel 01292 288235
Saturday 4th Inverness - Eden Court Theatre - Tel 01463 234234
Friday 24th Clacton-on-Sea - Princes Theatre - Tel 01255 686633
Saturday 25th Reading - Hexagon - Tel 01189 606060

For more information and to book visit www.championsofmagic.co.uk

 

April Dates

Jamie Allan iMagician Tour

In this action packed show, audiences will witness the most incredible illusions ever staged. Using the latest technology, iMagician includes high powered laser beams, iPads, Twitter, Facebook, and new for our 2015 show, the mind blowing 'Virtual assistant' a routine which involves a full scale volumetric hologram. After mesmerising American audiences for 12 years with his fusion of magic and technology, Jamie is now set to launch a spectacular UK tour - iMagician: The Evolution of Magic.
2nd April Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone
3rd April Orchard Theatre Dartford
9th April Embassy Centre Skegness
10th April Wyvern Theatre Swindon
11th April Pavilion Theatre Exmouth
15th April Wimbledon Theatre Wimbledon
16th April Lighthouse Theatre Poole
17thth April Playhouse Weston Super Mare
18th April Southport Theatre Southport
19th April Manchester Opera House
23rd April Buxton Opera House
29th April White Rock Hastings

For more info and to book visit www.magicjamie.com.

 

April Dates

The Card Shark Show - London
"One of the world's foremost magicians, close-up magic star Steve Truglia, amazes London's West End audiences with classic card tricks, cheats and scams in this unique and interactive multimedia show, with film, images, music and live camera action, to bring close-up magic to every audience member. Having passed the notoriously rigorous performance exam for The Magic Circle, Steve sought out long ago hidden secrets within the Magic Circle's incredible library, to further study these dark arts. In earlier life Steve's time with UK Special Forces taught him the use of psychological operations to defeat an adversary; skills which are also used by gambling cheats and con artists to this day."

"If you want to see a specialist skill elevated to the highest level, buy a ticket to the Card Shark Show." - GQ

February: 20th, 27th.

Venue: Courthouse Hotel, 19-21 Gt Marlborough Street, London W1F 7HL (Map). www.thecardsharkshow.com

Tickets: Premium £58 (front five rows), Standard £47. 30% off promotion, use code 14Card30

Time: Every Friday at 7.30pm:

Running time: 1 hour 10 minutes. Box office opens at 6.30pm, doors open at 7pm.

 

April Dates

David Ginn's UK KidBiz Spring 2015 Tour

This will be David Ginn's final full UK lecture tour (he'll be back for occasional one-off events only). Full details nearer the time. Dates confirmed:
April 8 Wolverhampton
April 9 Airdrie, Scotland
April 10 Dundee, Scotland
April 13Portsmouth
April 14 Northampton
April 15 Leamington
April 16 Dunstable
April 18 Manchester FCM-UK Kidbiz & Christian Workshop 10am – 3pm
April 20 LSM Davenports

 

7.4.15
At Home with The Magic Circle

A regular evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians in "At Home with The Magic Circle". This event features history, close-up and stage entertainment and happens throughout the year and lasts for a full evening. Doors open at 7pm and the Club Room bar and museum are open. Parlour magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval, The Magic Circle museum and the Club Room bar are open once again and you'll have a chance to explore the fabulous headquarters. Then it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle theatre to finish off your evening.

Tuesday 7th April 7.30pm

Groups (20 or more) can make bookings for all available dates, subject to availability.

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

Tickets £34.00 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

 

10.4.15

Close-up at The Magic Circle - London

Friday 10th April. 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 The Magic Circle in London, often taking part themselves. An amazing collection of close-up magicians presenting superlative magic right before your very eyes. Seeing is believing. Doors open 7pm, event starts at 7.30pm and finishes at 9.30pm. Tickets £19.50 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. 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. No refunds will be issued for under 12s.

 

10.4.15

Danny Buckler's Magic Salon - Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking

Danny Buckler returns with another of his Magic Salons. The magic show where the world’s finest trick artists perform headline sets before sharing their insights about magic with genial host Danny Buckler. Danny will present three of the biggest names in UK magic for an evening of illusion, card tricks and mystery in a chat show revealing how a magician’s mind works. Returning to his hometown and the theatre where he started his career, as a stage-hand and box office clerk, Danny will welcome to his Woking stage: Victorian time-travelling magicians Morgan & West; The mindreader who can’t read minds, Chris Cox and Sleight of Hand artist Justin Monehen. 8pm on Friday 10th April. To book Click Here.

 

11th, 12th April

Northern Magic Circle Convention

Mind reader Kennedy and Illusionist Andrew Green are the first artistes and lecturers to be announced for this year's Northern Magic Circle Convention in April. From the organisers: Kennedy (aka Ken Dyne) has been one of the UK's most prolific creators and performers of mentalism for over 12 years. He performs at corporate events the world over and on luxury 6* cruise ships across the globe, entertaining people with his ability to figure out and manipulate their thoughts. In his lecture, Ken will share his real-world working routines from his highly acclaimed book, 'Bairn' plus some never-before revealed material exclusively for our convention attendees. Andrew Green is recognised as one of Britain's best illusionists. Upon leaving college he went straight into working in professional theatre and during the following years toured with several production companies developing his unique brand of magic. Andrew is a much sought after commodity when it comes to booking top class entertainment for prestigious events. The Northern Magic Circle Convention takes place on 11th-12th April 2015 at Harrogate Theatre, Oxford Street, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 1QF (Map). Tickets available from www.northernmagiccircle.org.uk or email sujayne@live.co.uk.

 

April Dates

James Freedman: Man of Steal - London

A brilliant exciting new show is coming to the Chocolate Factory, London, for 6 performances only! James Freedman: Man of Steal. Persuader, showman, thief… James Freedman will steal a whole lot more than you might expect. One member of the audience will lose the most valuable thing possible - it could be you! Funny and fast-fingered, his unique and extraordinary show exposes how the bad guys really work, sharing a life-time spent studying hustlers, street criminals and con-men. Hailed a genius in his field by Derren Brown, stealth-crime expert James Freedman is the only man to have picked the pockets of the Mayor of London, the Chancellor and the Governor of the Bank of England. No wonder then that his hands have been insured for £1 million. You can’t afford not to see this show…

Tickets from just £19.50.

12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th April.

Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU

www.menierchocolatefactory.com.

 

13.4.15

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 13th April. 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

 

19.4.15

Wessex Magical Association Magic Convention

"The Wessex Magical Association proudly presents its one-day Convention on Sunday 19th April 2015. Whether you are a seasoned magician or keen amateur, the Wessex Magical Association Magic Convention is a great way to meet other magicians and enhance your knowledge of the art of magic. Lectures and Close-up Sessions will be taking place throughout the day, with a high-quality Dealers’ Hall also providing demonstrations of the latest magic - the perfect opportunity to add to your repertoire. The event will culminate in the full evening Gala Show, which is open to both magicians and the general public." Kockov, Amethyst and Morgan& West will all be appearing in the Gala show and PropDog, Card-Shark and Paul Gordon are the first dealers to be confirmed. Sunday 19th April 2015, The Hub, Brock Way, Verwood, Dorset BH31 7QE (Map) www.wmagic.co.uk. Early Bird registrations: Click Here.

 

22.4.15
Chris Cross's 'Quayside Cabaret Club' - Newcastle

Chris Cross's ''Quayside Cabaret Club'' at Prima Ristorante in Newcastle back with more great acts! Featuring: Rubik's Cube Wizard Tom Crosbie, Sultry Singing Trio The Nightengales, Magic & Escapology from Chris Cross, and Emma Bloomfield, the Super Sexy Hula Hoop Girl! Tickets include a 3-course Italian meal and the after-dinner cabaret show and are priced at £20. Available from Prima direct: 0191 233 1011 for reservations. For anything else, email info@chris-cross.co.uk (Note: Chris Cross celebrates his 26th Birthday on the 22nd - so feel free to bring presents!).

 

28.4.15
At Home with The Magic Circle

A regular evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians in "At Home with The Magic Circle". This event features history, close-up and stage entertainment and happens throughout the year and lasts for a full evening. Doors open at 7pm and the Club Room bar and museum are open. Parlour magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval, The Magic Circle museum and the Club Room bar are open once again and you'll have a chance to explore the fabulous headquarters. Then it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle theatre to finish off your evening.

Tuesday 28th April 7.30pm

Groups (20 or more) can make bookings for all available dates, subject to availability.

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

Tickets £34.00 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

 

MAY 2015

1st, 2nd, 3rd May

Scottish Association of Magical Societies Convention 2015

Kenny Kerr writes: The 2015 convention will take place at The Salutation Hotel in Perth on 1st, 2nd & 3rd May. This year we plan to replace the traditional Saturday Night Gala Show with a Dinner / Cabaret in the hotel. Acts confirmed for the cabaret show are: Gary Dunn (compere and performing); Aziz (Winner of 2014 Harold McMillan Shield Competition); Jango Starr (Juggler); Garry Seagraves (Magic & Illusions). Lectures & Dealers: Ricky McLeod & Gary James are doing a "joint lecture" and are also "dealing". The committee are currently in contact with others regarding "lectures and dealers" and further information will follow. Hotel Rooms: Hotel rooms are £54 per night for bed and breakfast in a single room with the double / twin rooms costing £84. Rooms should be booked through our secretary Elizabeth McNamara and please contact her rather than book through the hotel as it makes it easier to monitor the room allocation. Elizabeth can be contacted on elizabethmcnamara@btinternet.com or 01563 821241. www.scottishassociationofmagicalsocieties.co.uk.

 

May Dates

Jamie Allan iMagician Tour

In this action packed show, audiences will witness the most incredible illusions ever staged. Using the latest technology, iMagician includes high powered laser beams, iPads, Twitter, Facebook, and new for our 2015 show, the mind blowing 'Virtual assistant' a routine which involves a full scale volumetric hologram. After mesmerising American audiences for 12 years with his fusion of magic and technology, Jamie is now set to launch a spectacular UK tour - iMagician: The Evolution of Magic.
1st May Town Hall Cheltenham
2nd May Princess Theatre Torquay
9th May The Grove Dunstable
14th May Theatre Royal Lincoln
15th May Colosseum Theatre Watford
27th May Churchill Theatre Bromley
30th May Corn Exchange Newbury
31st May Richmond Theatre Richmond

For more info and to book visit www.magicjamie.com.

 

May Dates

Tim Vine 2015 Tour with Special Guest John Archer

Tim Vine the punslinger returns with lots of new jokes, silly songs and twitchy dancing in his first stand-up tour for 4 years with special guest John Archer. It’s time to put the satire on hold and watch a grown man act the goat. Come along and enjoy the nonsense. For more info see www.timvine.com/tour.html.
1/5/2015 Lichfield - Garrick Theatre 01543 412121
2/5/2015 Reading - The Hexagon 01189 606060
5/5/2015 & 6/5/2015 Norwich - Playhouse 01603 598598
7/5/2015 Bury St Edmunds - The Apex 01284 758000
8/5/2015 High Wycombe - Swan Theatre 01494 512000
9/5/2015 Tunbridge Wells - Assembly Hall 01892 530613
12/5/2015 Evesham - The Regal 01386 421007
13/5/2015 Nottingham - Playhouse 0115 941 9419
14/5/2015 Basingstoke - The Anvil 01256 844244
15/5/2015 Torquay - Babbacombe Theatre 01803 328 385
19/5/2015 Kettering - Lighthouse Theatre 01536 414141
20/5/15 & 21/5/2015 Leeds - City Varieties 0113 243 0808
22/5/2015 York - Grand Opera House 0844 871 3024
23/5/2015 New Brighton - Floral Pavilion 0151 666 0000
26/5/2015 - 30/5/2015 London - Bloomsbury Theatre 020 3108 1000

 

3.5.15

Dundalk Day of Magic

Sunday 3rd May 2015. From the organisers: The Irish Ring 85 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians are pleased to announce that the headliner at the Dundalk Day of Magic on Sunday 3rd May 2015 will be the eccentric and outrageous performer Kieron Lefever. Kieron arrived on the Magic scene with a bang in the form of his 'To The Max' DVD, an effect that leaves the spectator with a block of ice in their hand and a true sense of astonishment. Since then Kieron has unleashed his highly acclaimed 'Chaotic' DVD and his ultimate finale to any impossible card location effect 'Remaxed Iceolation'. Expect something unique and entertainingly outrageous! This will be an exclusive appearance in Ireland and as well as his two-hour lecture and after-dinner cabaret appearance, Kieron will be sessioning all day, and probably long into the night! "Brilliant, mad, obsessive thinking, that has created spectacular effects. You are a true one off. Keep up the brilliant work." Andy Nyman Magician, Actor & Director.

The venue is the stunning Carrickdale Hotel and Spa which is now accepting overnight bookings. Mention that you are attending the convention for special one, or two, night deals. Accommodation on the Saturday night is extremely limited and likely to sell out within the next few weeks. Further lecturers, dealers and performers, as well as details of how to register, will follow in the new year, but anyone planning to travel and stay is advised to make arrangements as soon as possible as the convention falls on a Bank Holiday weekend. To contact the organisers email ring85.convention@btinternet.com.

 

May Dates

Derren Brown Miracle 2015
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 STOKE, Regent Theatre
11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 BRADFORD, Alhambra Theatre
18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 EDINBURGH, Playhouse
25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 SUNDERLAND, Empire

 

3.5.15

Dundalk Day of Magic

J Hobart writes: The Dundalk Day of Magic (3rd May 2015) website: www.dundalkdayofmagic.webs.com contains full details of how to register at €50 and €35 for non-magician partners - including a three course meal, all lectures, dealers and the Gala Show. In addition four names have been added to the bill - Pat Fallon, Rodd Hogg, Murray The Magician and Liam O'Neill.

 

8.5.15

Close-up at The Magic Circle - London

Friday 8th May. 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 The Magic Circle in London, often taking part themselves. An amazing collection of close-up magicians presenting superlative magic right before your very eyes. Seeing is believing. Doors open 7pm, event starts at 7.30pm and finishes at 9.30pm. Tickets £19.50 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. Although all shows are of a universal nature and young enthusiasts are welcomed, 80 minutes of close-up magic is not usually recommended for those under 12.

 

10.5.14

Bristol Day of Magic

Bristol Day of Magic have added more international names to an already impressive line up of talent set to appear at their convention next year: "Tom Stone and Michael Dardant will join Joseph Barry, Amethyst, Mario Lopez, Vincent Hedan and Russ Brown. With lectures, close-up sessions, workshops and the ever popular gala show in a proper theatre setting. All this plus over 25 dealers. Sunday 10th May 2015. Tickets are now on sale via: www.bristoldayofmagic.com. If you are a dealer and would like to attend the UK's largest one day convention with over 400 attendees please get in touch asap to secure your place as spaces are limited."

 

12.5.15
At Home with The Magic Circle

A regular evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians in "At Home with The Magic Circle". This event features history, close-up and stage entertainment and happens throughout the year and lasts for a full evening. Doors open at 7pm and the Club Room bar and museum are open. Parlour magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval, The Magic Circle museum and the Club Room bar are open once again and you'll have a chance to explore the fabulous headquarters. Then it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle theatre to finish off your evening.

Tuesday 12th May 7.30pm

Groups (20 or more) can make bookings for all available dates, subject to availability.

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

Tickets £34.00 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

 

18.5.15

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 18th May.

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

 

18th, 19th May

Trix in the Stix -  Oswestry (Sold Out)

(Details later in the year)

Waiting list: www.practical-magic.com

 

19.5.15
At Home with The Magic Circle

A regular evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians in "At Home with The Magic Circle". This event features history, close-up and stage entertainment and happens throughout the year and lasts for a full evening. Doors open at 7pm and the Club Room bar and museum are open. Parlour magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval, The Magic Circle museum and the Club Room bar are open once again and you'll have a chance to explore the fabulous headquarters. Then it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle theatre to finish off your evening.

Tuesday 19th May 7.30pm

Groups (20 or more) can make bookings for all available dates, subject to availability.

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

Tickets £34.00 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

 

JUNE 2015

June Dates

Derren Brown Miracle 2015
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 NORWICH, Theatre Royal
8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 NORTHAMPTON, Royal & Derngate
15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 LIVERPOOL, Empire
29, 30 LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall

 

June Dates

Tim Vine 2015 Tour with Special Guest John Archer

Tim Vine the punslinger returns with lots of new jokes, silly songs and twitchy dancing in his first stand-up tour for 4 years with special guest John Archer. It’s time to put the satire on hold and watch a grown man act the goat. Come along and enjoy the nonsense. For more info see
www.timvine.com/tour.html.
3/6/2015 Shrewsbury - Theatre Severn 01743 281281
4/6/2015 Epsom - Playhouse 01372 742555
5/6/2015 Brighton - Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650
6/6/2015 Swansea - Grand Theatre 01792 475715
9/6/2015 Exeter - Corn Exchange 01392 665938
10/6/2015 Barnstaple - Queen's Theatre 01271 324242
11/6/2015 Yeovil - Octagon Theatre 01935 422884
12/6/15 & 13/6/2015 Southend - Palace Theatre 01702 351135

 

5.6.15

Close-up at The Magic Circle - London

Friday 5th June. 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 The Magic Circle in London, often taking part themselves. An amazing collection of close-up magicians presenting superlative magic right before your very eyes. Seeing is believing. Doors open 7pm, event starts at 7.30pm and finishes at 9.30pm. Tickets £19.50 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. Although all shows are of a universal nature and young enthusiasts are welcomed, 80 minutes of close-up magic is not usually recommended for those under 12.

 

9.6.15
At Home with The Magic Circle

A regular evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians in "At Home with The Magic Circle". This event features history, close-up and stage entertainment and happens throughout the year and lasts for a full evening. Doors open at 7pm and the Club Room bar and museum are open. Parlour magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval, The Magic Circle museum and the Club Room bar are open once again and you'll have a chance to explore the fabulous headquarters. Then it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle theatre to finish off your evening.

Tuesday 9th June 7.30pm

Groups (20 or more) can make bookings for all available dates, subject to availability.

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

Tickets £34.00 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

 

14.6.15

Deception Convention 2015

Deception Convention returns to Liverpool in June after a fantastic first year, attended by well over 100 delegates. As well as our now infamous 'after show party', we will be hosting 4 fantastic lectures (names coming soon) as well as a bustling dealer's hall and, new for 2015, 2 'hands on' workshops. For more information or to book tickets, visit www.deceptionconvention.co.uk.

 

14.6.15

Peterborough Society of Magicians Day of Magic

John Learoyd writes: Peterborough Society of Magicians wish to remind supporters and Dealers that the date for their annual Day of Magic (Sale Exchange and Lecture) has been rescheduled from its past date of around March/April to the new date of Sunday 14th June 2015. Our aim is to keep the second Sunday in June as the permanent future slot for this event. We have three excellent lectures already booked as well as a number of dealer stands. Should you wish to book a stand or tickets please contact Keith Downs on 01778 343167 or email PSM Secretary Paul Vickers: pvickers@mail.com.

 

18.6.15

Paul Daniels -The Quayside Cabaret Club, Newcastle

"The Quayside Cabaret Club presents the nation's favourite magician Paul Daniels and the lovely Debbie McGee on Thursday 18th June. Also featuring Newcastle's favourite magician Chris Cross. Doors 7pm, meal 7,30pm, showtime 8pm. Prima Ristorante, 40-46 The Side, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JA. £45 per person includes three course meal and cabaret. Call 01912 331011 to book."

 

22.6.15

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 22nd June.

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

 

23.6.15
At Home with The Magic Circle

A regular evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians in "At Home with The Magic Circle". This event features history, close-up and stage entertainment and happens throughout the year and lasts for a full evening. Doors open at 7pm and the Club Room bar and museum are open. Parlour magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval, The Magic Circle museum and the Club Room bar are open once again and you'll have a chance to explore the fabulous headquarters. Then it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle theatre to finish off your evening.

Tuesday 23rd June 7.30pm

Groups (20 or more) can make bookings for all available dates, subject to availability.

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

Tickets £34.00 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

 

26th June - 4th July

Edinburgh Intrenational Magic Festival 2015

The Sixth edition of the Magic Festival will take place in Edinburgh from the 26th June – 4th July 2015. Tickets for Gala and Magic Workshops are now on sale. From the organisers: MagicFest 2014 is now over. Thanks to everyone who supported this year’s festival. With over 5000 admissions at our ticketed events and an additional 3000 attending our free outdoor events, this festival was our biggest and most successful yet. MagicFest is a new addition to the programme of Edinburgh Festivals designed to bring back to the stage amazing, live, magic shows, which are rarely available for the general public these days, and let audiences rediscover seldom experienced states of awe and wonderment. We continue to look for and develop amazing, magical events and exhibitions. Find out what’s on at this year's Edinburgh International Magic Festival: www.magicfest.co.uk/whats-on.

 

JULY 2015

July Dates

Derren Brown Miracle 2015
1, 2, 3, 4 LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 AYLESBURY, Waterside
13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 YORK, Grand Opera House

 

July Dates

International Illusionist Christian Farla - 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: Friday 3rd July 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

 

14th - 16th July

Innovention 2015 -Liverpool

From the organisers: Innovention Convention 2015 and Liverpool Festival of Magic & Variety 2015. From the organisers: The previous two Innovention Conventions, held in 2010 and 2012 in Las Vegas, were completely unique with world class talent, unrivalled production values and VIP treatment for all registrants, spending time with all of the performers and lecturers. The Magic of Liverpool starts with the headquarters hotel, the Hard Day's Night Hotel, a unique Beatles themed hotel, just around the corner from the world renowned Cavern Club where the Beatles began their legendary careers. This is where most of the sessions, workshops, and interviews will take place. The aim of the Innovention Convention has always been to provide a forum for all working performers, whether full time pro's, semi pro's or part time performers, to learn from the very best and most successful magicians and speciality entertainers in the business.

Unlike other Conventions, at the Innovention we feature a few professionals, all of whom have performed thousands of shows at the very highest level. Instead of following the usual Convention schedules the Innovention Convention will focus on the many performing opportunities available to a working performer, including stage, cabaret, corporate, private parties, close-up and charity events. Just a few of the topics we will be covering include how to structure an act, how to create your own USP, how to choose the right tricks to suit your style, how to write comedy patter and deliver it, the importance of production, lighting, sound and music, microphone technique, working with audience volunteers, and how to maximise audience reaction and build your applause. We have some of the most commercial and experienced performers coming to Liverpool: Jeff Hobson, Michael Goudeau, Scott Alexander, Bob Kohler, John Fealey, Graham P Jolley and Paul Stone.

Our aim is to make the Innovention a unique and valuable opportunity for working performers. So, to make this event the best experience possible for those attending, we are limiting the number of registrations to just 100 people. Already from word of mouth alone, we have thirty registrations, so there are now only seventy places left, and we expect these to fill up very quickly. We will not be extending these numbers, because they work perfectly for the venue that we have chosen. The Innovention Convention takes place from 14th-16th July 2015 and then there are public Stage and Close-up, and Street Magic Shows on 17th and 18th July. To be a part of this very special event, send an email soon to info@innoventionliverpool.com for registration details.vern Club, where The Beatles began their incredible career. For full details and to register - email us at info@innoventionliverpool.com.

 

20.7.15

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 20th July.

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

 

26thJuly - late October

Matt Grindleys Magique - Blackpool

Magician and Illusionist Matt Grindley will be launching an all-new show in Blackpool this Summer. Beginning July 26th until late October, the show promises big illusions and big laughs! The show will also feature Matt’s Dancers, the Diamonette Showgirls. Venue: Philharmonic, Foxhall, Blackpool. Tickets are on sale now via the box office and Ticketmaster or www.mattgrindley.co.uk.

 

AUGUST 2015

August Dates

International Illusionist Christian Farla - 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

 

3.8.15

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 3rd August.

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

 

SEPTEMBER 2015

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

 

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. See www.magicconvention.co.uk

 

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

 

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

 

NOVEMBER 2015

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

JANUARY 2016

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

 

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

 

 

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