A Night of Wonders - Gorleston Pavilion, Norfolk

24th September

Following the devastating fire at the Great Yarmouth Indoor Market, A Night of Wonders is being staged to support magic dealer Mike Wallis, of Wallis’s Wonders Magic Shop, who lost his stock, life savings and livelihood in the fire.
This fantastic family magic show features top magicians and performers from the area:
Roy Davenport of Davenports Magic Kingdom with his award winning act.
Sean Alexander flying in from Norway to present his sensational illusions.
Steve Zebs brings his comedy magic to the stage.
The Victorian Conjuror will transport the audience back in time.
Steve Majes will thrill with his levitation abilities.

The Angels of Magic an all girl illusion act.

Paul Henri ventriloquism and comedy.

Tracey Dean singing for you

Olly Day will host, with his unique brand of comedy. Please support this one-off event; all artistes are appearing free of charge and Gorleston Pavilion has donated the use of the theatre. Saturday September 24th at 7.30pm. Doors open 6.45pm. Close-up magicians will perform throughout the audience prior to the show. Tickets £15 or Family Tickets £40 (2 adults and up to 2 children). Gorleston Pavilion Theatre Box Office 01493 662832 or book online www.gorlestonpavilion.co.uk. Pavilion Theatre, Pier Gardens, Gorleston, Norfolk NR31 6PP (Map).

 

Russ Brown's Carnival of Magic - Blackpool

September Dates

From Mark James' review: "What’s wonderful about this show is the way things are woven together. Leaning heavily on its theme park surroundings each routine is linked with a wheel of fortune type selector that tells us which part of the fairground we are visiting next or some vintage footage projected on either side of the stage. The real star pieces of the first half are undoubtedly an extremely well worked and baffling version of another Steinmeyer creation called Hospitality. Multiple drinks are poured from a simple milk carton and then given out to the audience to try. Russell performs the piece with great enthusiasm and for my money it’s the best version I’ve seen outside of Lance Burton’s show." To read the full review Click Here. Every Saturday & Sunday from Saturday 17th September to Sunday 6th November 2016, plus each weekday evening at 7.30pm from week commencing 17th October 2016, up to and including Sunday 6th November 2016 (excluding Saturday 22nd Saturday 29th October & Saturday 5th November). Show Times: 5.30pm (Saturdays only) and 7.30pm all other days. Show Length: 2 x 45 minutes plus a 20 minute interval. Seat Prices: £12 all seats. £10 with valid Pleasure Beach wristband. £40 Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children). September, October, November. For more details visit www.carnivalofmagic.co.uk/when.html.

 

No Tricks: An Evening with Derren Brown

September Dates

Derren Brown talks about happiness, the subject of his latest book, Happy. This is your chance to meet the man and delve into his extraordinary mind. The talk will be followed by an extended time for Derren to answer any questions you might have. Early booking recommended.

Saturday 24th September – Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells
Sunday 25th September – The Anvil, Basingstoke
With more dates to be announced.

See www.derrenbrown.co.uk for details.

 

Kyle Marlett UK Lecture Tour

September Dates

"Talented, off-beat and charismatic, Kyle Marlett performs mind-blowing illusions with singular flair. From close-up sleights-of-hand to elaborate new twists on classic illusions, Kyle delivers an endearing charm and infectious comedic deadpan whether on the stage, on the street or on camera." Kyle writes: "This is my very first lecture tour in the UK and I have a few surprises in store for everyone! This is a brand new lecture for me, full of never before seen material. There is something for everyone. Close-up, impromptu, stage, walk around, etc. I'll be teaching a number of effects. Most of everything I teach is easy to do so it's perfect for everyone." Look out for a date near you!
24/09/2016 Smoke & Mirrors, Bristol (show only, no lecture)
"I could watch you for hours!" Penn Jillette. "Kyle is a creative wonder!" Andrew Mayne.

Showreel: YouTube

www.kylemarlett.tv.

 

Mark Bennett & The House Magicians Comedy & Magic Show - Bristol
September Dates

Smoke & Mirrors offer you a chance to experience the number one show in the South West with our resident performers The House Magicians. Two great comedy magicians will make you gasp and laugh, and will entertain you for 2 hours - book via our own box office today.
Venue : Smoke & Mirrors, 8 Denmark Street, Bristol BS1 5DQ (Map)

24th September - SOLD OUT.

30th September - tonight Richard Newman is joined by Sunil Singh.
Tickets www.smokeandmirrorsbar.co.uk.

 

Evolution of Magic - Blackpool

All Summer

Evolution of Magic - the mind-blowing magic show, starring Craig Christian and Elizabeth Best. To 11th September, Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Selected dates. Show Times: 6pm & 7.30pm. Prices: Premium £15.00, General Seating £12.50 Family Ticket: £40. More info: www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com. Showreel: www.craigchristian.com.

 

Bizarre Bath, The Comedy Walk - Bath
All Summer

Bizarre Bath is the unique evening entertainment that appeals to everyone. You’ll laugh yourself silly when you join the celebrated stroll which takes an irreverent look at the city of Bath. You’ll experience unforgettable mysteries, thrills, magic and surprises that stretch the traditional image of the city. Tour Starting Point: Huntsman Inn, 1 Terrace Walk, North Parade, Bath BA1 1LY (Map). 2016 season runs to October 29th. www.bizarrebath.co.uk.

 

Michael Jordan's High Jinx Magic and Illusion Show - Blackpool

All Summer

From the organisers: Michael Jordan's High Jinx Magic and Illusion Show returns to Blackpool for a fifth successive season in its own purpose built family theatre in the fantastic Viva Blackpool Complex. With a brand new 2 hour show packed with grand illusion, crazy circus skills and the fabulous High Jinx Dancers it's a show for all the family guaranteed to amaze, puzzle, but above all entertain. Box Office 01253 297297 or www.vivablackpool.com. Tickets from £8.50. Family Festival Theatre, Viva Blackpool, 3 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 2HJ (Map) www.highjinx.co.uk. Shows every week through to November.

 

Davenport's Magic Kingdom - Norfolk

All Year

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.

 

The Naked Magicians - London

September Dates

The show features magic, mirth and more than a touch of mayhem as these two hot and hilarious Aussie magicians say abracadabra and take magic to a whole new level. Stripping away the top hats and capes – and everything else - The Naked Magicians’ saucy magic is baffling and entertaining, bringing full frontal illusions and a new meaning to ‘now you see it’. With a guest comedian to warm you up, this boisterous X-rated magic show promises non-stop laughs and more than a few blushes. Good magicians don't need sleeves and great magicians don't need pants. This show proves just that.

"They are hot, mind-blowing and seriously hilarious. Five stars!" Radio B105 FM, Brisbane
“The most entertaining show of the year.” Aussietheatre.com.au

To 24th September. Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY (Map). 18+ Tickets: www.atgtickets.com.

"Sleeves up, pants down: Naked magicians take Mann Hall" Click Here.

 

Baffling Blandford - Magic about Town

September Dates

Discover all of the "magical hot spots" in Blandford Forum, a fascinating Georgian town where impossible things happen in unexpected places. Our 90-minute walk starts at 7pm, leaving from the Crown Hotel every Wednesday until 28th September! See www.artoftheimpossible.com and www.facebook.com. Tickets £8 (families £20, concs £7) from the Crown Hotel reception or just show up. Leaves from the Crown Hotel, West Street, Blandford Forum DT11 7AJ (Map) at 7pm every Wednesday in September.

 

Morgan & West: Parlour Tricks, Autumn Tour.

September Dates

Time travelling magic duo Morgan & West present a brand new show chock full of jaw dropping, brain bursting, gasp eliciting feats of magic. The dashing chaps offer up a plateful of illusion and impossibility, all served with wit, charm and no small amount of panache. Be sure to wear a hat – Morgan & West might just blow your mind. ★★★★ The Stage. ★★★★ Daily Mirror. More info: www.morganandwest.co.uk/live-dates
30th Bridport, Arts Centre

 

Pete Firman - Trix

September Dates

Star of BBC1’s The Magicians - expect Pete’s trademark blend of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic... it’s a show not to be missed!

"The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century" The Times
"The new poster-boy for British comedy magic"
The Telegraph

Tickets are now on sale for all dates, see www.petefirman.co.uk
24 Sep Taunton - Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre
28 Sep Shrewsbury - Walker Theatre
29 Sep Sheffield - Leadmill
30 Sep Barrow - The Forum

 

Taiju Fujiyama - Japan Matsuri Festival, London

25th September

Traditional Japanese magician Taiju Fujiyama to perform in Trafalgar Square at the Japan Matsuri 2016 Festival on Sunday 25th September. London’s very own and much loved festival of Japanese culture – Japan Matsuri – returns this year on Sunday 25th September to Trafalgar Square, and it’s absolutely free! Now in its 8th year and a regular fixture in the London calendar, this energetic annual event brings people together to enjoy an amazing day of Japanese food, music, dance and so much more. This year there are special appearances from a number of renowned Japanese performers, including the unmissable Joji Hirota. The London Taiko Drummers will also captivate you with their mighty thunder drum sound while magician Taiju Fujiyama will dazzle you with traditional Japanese magic. Everything kicks off bright and early at 10am and the action runs non-stop all the way through until 8pm in the evening. See www.japanmatsuri.com and www.japanesemagic.jp.

 

Entrepreneur Performer's Business and Marketing Conference - London

25th September

From the organisers: This September a brand new conference is being held for entertainers. Rather than tricks and routines, this special event focuses on building your entertainment business. With speakers and delegates flying in from all over the world, the day is going to be jam-packed with cutting edge marketing, branding and career building lectures from people who are really out there doing it. The event is perfect for professionals wanting to learn to reap the rewards of the latest marketing innovations, as well as entertainers who are still trying to make that leap to their first gigs. Speakers include Balloon Man Andy Smith from Hong Kong - speaking on how to charge premium prices, YouTube magic sensation Steven Bridges and professional corporate entertainer Ken Dyne with more names to be announced. Early bird discount pricing is available if you snap up tickets now at mentalunderground.com/epic/conference2016. It all starts at 10am on Sunday 25th September 2016 at the Crown Plaza London Heathrow.

 

Wayne Goodman Lecture - Houdini's Magic Bar, Broadstairs

26th September

Sam Watson writes: Houdini's Magic Bar, located in Broadstairs, Kent, is pleased to announce a third lecturer for our Black Card Club on Monday 26th September. Wayne creates commercial magic, is author of a number of magic publications and has performed across Europe, Scandinavia, the USA and Mexico. Wayne's fun lecture will feature commercial close-up magic. We welcome magicians, and those learning magic and with genuine interest. £10 on door, £5 to Black Card Members. Houdini's Magic Bar, 158 High Street, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 1JB (Map). See www.facebook.com/houdinismagicbar.

 

Chris Rawlins Lecture - International Magic, London

27th September

At 7.30pm. Martin MacMillan writes: We have an excellent lecture set for 27th September and are delighted to welcome the exciting young mentalist Chris Rawlins. Chris is a 26 year old professional performer from the North West. To date, his published work has received notable endorsements from the likes of Luke Jermay, Marc Salem, Marc Paul, Bob Cassidy and many others within the magic industry. Chris toured throughout the UK in 2015 with Luke Jermay and continues to explore and perform his unique area of performance around the world. At this International Magic Lecture Chris will be sharing original routines, approaches and devices for modern Mentalist. His structured lecture, features the following routines:
• How to locate a 'lost' credit card and then reveal numbers from the card that you have never seen or touched.
• A drawing duplication (suitable for stage performance).
• A demonstration in unspoken communication - using two spectators and playing cards.
• An interesting and new way to reveal a name thought of by an audience member.
• A simple chair test.
All are performed and fully explained. Make sure you book your place early! Best wishes, Martin
Admission £15 per person - pay on the door, but reserve in advance, email: martin@internationalmagic.com (Venue: London, EC1R 5DL).

 

Jerome Bourgeon, Yves Carbonnier and Bébel - Fez Club, Bishop's Stortford

27th September

Andy Clockwise writes: On Tuesday 27th September, the Fez Club welcomes three top French Magicians: Jerome Bourgeon, Yves Carbonnier (photo) and Bébel - who will each present a very different magic lecture. Jerome will show some half serious tricks used in bars and restaurants, and some others which are not so serious, explaining in detail how each effect was created; sharing his creative process. He'll also share some other half finished ideas and moves which you could maybe add to your own repertoire. Yves will lecture on card handling including false shuffles and spread controls and Bébel will demonstrate and explain street magic which has given him the title "Le Magicien Extraordinare". The lectures will run from 7.30pm to 10pm at The Rhodes Centre, 1-3 South Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 3JG (Map). Doors open at 7pm and entry is just £15. If you would like to reserve a front row seat, drop organiser Martin Cox an email: martin@comedyofmagic.co.uk

 

Then on Saturday 1st October from 1pm to 5pm, Martin Cox will be hosting three very special workshops by the trio; Jerome Bourgeon, Yves Carbonnier and Bébel. Each will be teaching a very small number of attendees at the Smoke and Mirrors Bar, 8 Denmark Street, Bristol BS1 5DQ (Map). The cost to attend is £65 but if you book before 24th September you'll get in for the reduced rate of just £45 which is a crazy price. Jerome will be teaching coin techniques, Yves will be teaching card control and Bébel will be detailing his own card techniques and concepts. If you are interested in attending, and would like to reserve a place, please contact Martin Cox martin@comedyofmagic.co.uk ASAP.

 

Conjuring at the Court - London

29th September

From the organisers: A stunning line-up. Presenting Bebel, from France. Revered as one of the greatest sleight of hand card magicians in the world. On a rare visit to this country; it could even be his first public show in the UK. Don’t miss the chance to see his astonishing work at Conjuring at the Court! The rest of the line-up is equally stunning. Also from France comes Jerome Bourgeon (European Magical Close-up Champion, Blackpool 2007) with a wildly original take on classic magic ; his ideas are breathtaking! Michael Vadini’s marvellous act is everything magic should be: visually stunning, emotionally powerful, full of deft humour. And John Kimmons brings the house down with his fabulous magic and ventriloquism – he’s a riot! The show starts at 8pm and runs to 10pm with an interval. It’s in the lovely function room of the Drayton Court, recently refurbished throughout. Come early to enjoy a meal before the show! Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, West Ealing, London W13 8PH (Map). Just 12 minutes from Central London: take the West Ealing train from Paddington and the pub is 2 minutes walk from the station. Parking is free from 6.30pm. www.conjuringatthecourt.com.

 

Magicians at the Half Moon - Bishops Stortford

30th September

Andy Clockwise writes:  It was almost a case of standing room only at last month's "Magicians at the Half Moon" and with such a cracking line-up for this month, it's going to be another packed house as show producer and compere Martin Cox has 3 (yes, trois!) of France's finest Magicians performing on the bill: Jerome Bourgeon, Yves Carbonnier and Bébel. If you have never heard of them, do yourself a favour and Google them now! Then call Martin on 01279 659562 and reserve your seat for Friday 30th September. As per usual, doors open at 7.30pm and the fun kicks off at 8pm at the Half Moon, 31 North Street, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 2LD (Map). More information at www.halfmoonmagic.co.uk. Ne manquez pas cette!

 

Jerome Bourgeon, Yves Carbonnier and Bébel, Workshop - Bristol

1st October

Andy Clockwise writes: On Saturday 1st October from 1pm to 5pm, Martin Cox will be hosting three very special workshops by the trio; Jerome Bourgeon, Yves Carbonnier (photo) and Bébel. Each will be teaching a very small number of attendees at the Smoke and Mirrors Bar, 8 Denmark Street, Bristol BS1 5DQ (Map). The cost to attend is £65 but if you book before 24th September you'll get in for the reduced rate of just £45 which is a crazy price. Jerome will be teaching coin techniques, Yves will be teaching card control and Bébel will be detailing his own card techniques and concepts. If you are interested in attending, and would like to reserve a place, please contact Martin Cox martin@comedyofmagic.co.uk ASAP.

 

Tabula Mentis XVIII - St Albans

1st October

Psycrets British Society of Mystery Entertainers are proud to sponsor: Tabula Mentis XVIII - A unique day of member presentations and lectures featuring: Ian Harvey Stone, Stuart Nolan, and very special guest, Docc Hilford (strictly limited to 40 participants). On Saturday 1st October 10am - 6pm at the Clarion Collection Hotel, Ryder House, 27 Holywell Hill, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 1HQ (Map). For further details and tickets visit www.psycrets.org.uk. Steve Drury.

 

The Paul Ormonde Magic Show - Belfast

1st October

The Titanic Staircase becomes a Magical Stage. Paul Ormonde performed his magic on a rather interesting stage last weekend at the Oasis Travel Cruise Fair. It was at the Titanic Belfast, which has been voted the most popular tourist attraction in Europe. The stage was a beautiful replica of the Titanic staircase. Paul performed many of the classics of magic including the appearing and disappearing billiard ball routine and the Chinese linking rings. The truly magical part of the story is that Paul’s grandfather worked onboard the sister ship to the Titanic, the Olympic. The Paul Ormonde Magic Show will be back in Belfast at The Belfast Central Library on Saturday October 1st, at 2pm. Paul is pictured on the staircase with Zara McDowell of ACA Models. www.paulormonde.com.

 

Morgan & West: Parlour Tricks, Autumn Tour

October Dates

Time travelling magic duo Morgan & West present a brand new show chock full of jaw dropping, brain bursting, gasp eliciting feats of magic. The dashing chaps offer up a plateful of illusion and impossibility, all served with wit, charm and no small amount of panache. Be sure to wear a hat – Morgan & West might just blow your mind. ★★★★ The Stage. ★★★★ Daily Mirror. More info: www.morganandwest.co.uk/live-dates
1st North London, Finchley Arts Depot
3rd Cambridge, Junction
8th Newbury, New Greenham Arts
13th Richmond, Georgian Theatre Royal
14th Helmsley, Arts Centre
15th Washington, Arts Centre
19th Leighton Buzzard, Library Theatre
20th Cardigan, Theatr Mwldan
21st Colchester, Arts Centre
22nd Oxford, North Wall Arts
23rd Manchester, Salford Lowry
28th Sleaford, Sleaford Playhouse
29th Solihull, The Core theatre

 

Russ Brown's Carnival of Magic - Blackpool

October Dates

From Mark James' review: "What’s wonderful about this show is the way things are woven together. Leaning heavily on its theme park surroundings each routine is linked with a wheel of fortune type selector that tells us which part of the fairground we are visiting next or some vintage footage projected on either side of the stage. The real star pieces of the first half are undoubtedly an extremely well worked and baffling version of another Steinmeyer creation called Hospitality. Multiple drinks are poured from a simple milk carton and then given out to the audience to try. Russell performs the piece with great enthusiasm and for my money it’s the best version I’ve seen outside of Lance Burton’s show." To read the full review Click Here. Every Saturday & Sunday from Saturday 17th September to Sunday 6th November 2016, plus each weekday evening at 7.30pm from week commencing 17th October 2016, up to and including Sunday 6th November 2016 (excluding Saturday 22nd Saturday 29th October & Saturday 5th November). Show Times: 5.30pm (Saturdays only) and 7.30pm all other days. Show Length: 2 x 45 minutes plus a 20 minute interval. Seat Prices: £12 all seats. £10 with valid Pleasure Beach wristband. £40 Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children). September, October, November. For more details visit www.carnivalofmagic.co.uk/when.html.

 

No Tricks: An Evening with Derren Brown

October Dates

Derren Brown talks about happiness, the subject of his latest book, Happy. This is your chance to meet the man and delve into his extraordinary mind. The talk will be followed by an extended time for Derren to answer any questions you might have. Early booking recommended.
Saturday, 1st October – Concert hall, Reading
Saturday, 8th October – Dorking halls, Dorking
Friday 21st October – The Hawth, Crawley
With more dates to be announced.

See www.derrenbrown.co.uk for details.

 

Mark Bennett & The House Magicians Comedy & Magic Show
October Dates

Smoke & Mirrors offer you a chance to experience the number one show in the South West with our resident performers The House Magicians. Two great comedy magicians will make you gasp and laugh, and will entertain you for 2 hours - book via our own box office today.
Venue : Smoke & Mirrors, 8 Denmark Street, Bristol BS1 5DQ (Map)
1st October - tonight Tim Stracey is joined by Matthew Brady.
7th October - tonight Richard Newman is joined by Sunil Singh.
8th October - tonight Matthew Brady is joined by Sunil Singh.
14th October - tonight Mark Bennett is joined by Tim Stracey.
15th October - tonight Mark Bennett is joined by Richard Newman.
21st October - tonight Mark Bennett is joined by Matthew Brady.
22nd October - tonight Mark Bennett is joined by Sunil Singh.
29th October - tonight Mark Bennett is joined by Richard Newman & Sunil Singh.
Tickets www.smokeandmirrorsbar.co.uk.

 

Pete Firman - Trix

October Dates

"The UK’s leading comedy magician" (Time Out) returns to the Fringe to celebrate a decade of sell-out shows. Star of BBC1’s The Magicians expect Pete’s trademark blend of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic... it’s a show not to be missed!

"The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century" The Times
"The new poster-boy for British comedy magic"
The Telegraph

Tickets are now on sale for all dates, see www.petefirman.co.uk

01 Oct Barnard Castle - The Witham
05 Oct Chipping Norton - Chipping Norton Theatre
06 Oct Guildford - The Electric Theatre
08 Oct Worthing - Connaught Theatre
13 Oct Totton - Hanger Farm Arts Centre
14 Oct Norwich - Playhouse
15 Oct Maidstone - Hazlitt Theatre
19 Oct Weymouth - Pavilion
20 Oct Buxton - Pavilion Arts Centre
21 Oct Andover - The Lights
22 Oct Fareham - Ashcroft Arts Centre
23 Oct Woking - Rhoda McGaw Theatre
26 Oct Bromsgrove - Artrix
27 Oct Leeds - City Varieties
28 Oct Burnley - Burnley Mechanics
29 Oct Stockton - Arc

 

Steve Beam October Lecture Tour

October Dates

Tony Griffith writes: Steve Beam will be making his 5th lecture tour of the UK this coming October. Steve is the author of the best selling ten volume 'Semi Automatic Card Trick' series and one of the most entertaining card magicians around. Don't pass up this opportunity to see him.
3rd Surrey Society of Magicians, Bookham
4th Medway Magical Society, Chatham
5th Devon Magic Circle, Exeter area
6th Bath Circle of Magicians - St Mary’s Church Hall, Saltford, 8pm non-members welcome; admission charge £10. Further details: Tony Griffith 01275 835463 tony@tonygriffith.co.uk
8th Isle of Man
9th Isle of Man
10th Isle of Man
11th Fylde Mystics
12th Perth Magic Circle, Scotland
15th Cumbria Magic Circle, Houghton, Carlisle
16th Newcastle Magic Circle
17th Hull Magicians Circle
18th British Magic Society, Birmingham
19th Shropshire Magic Society, Shrewsbury
20th Home Counties Magic Society, Reading

21st Bexley Magic Society

 

Docc Hilford's Exclusive UK Workshop - St Albans

2nd October

Psycrets British Society of Mystery Entertainers are proud to sponsor: Docc Hilford's Exclusive UK Workshop: "The Effects I Really Use". Docc will cover various impromptu, close-up, stand-up, and stage acts, including some unpublished material. A special package will also be made available to attendees of this workshop (strictly limited to 30 participants). Sunday 2nd October 11am - 4pm at the Clarion Collection Hotel, Ryder House, 27 Holywell Hill, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 1HQ (Map). For further details and tickets visit www.psycrets.org.uk. Steve Drury.

 

Jamie Raven Live at The Magic Circle - London

October Dates

Britain's Got Talent star Jamie Raven is set to play a special series of intimate shows at The Magic Circle in London in October. Long-shrouded in mystery, The Magic Circle has been a worldwide beacon for the art of magic since its inception in 1905. Ahead of a nationwide tour in November, Jamie will be inviting audiences inside this unique venue offering them a rare opportunity to witness some of its many secrets. After headlining in the West End box office smash hit The Illusionists and selling out his own national theatre tour, Jamie is now gearing up for a very exciting and exclusive evening of magic, trickery and illusion. VIP pre-show reservations also available. The Magic Circle, London: 28th, 29th & 30th October 2016. Tickets: www.seetickets.com. Video Click Here. Also see www.jamieraven.co.uk/tour.

 

Exonian Magic Society One Day Convention

2nd October

From the organisers: The Exonian Magic Society will be celebrating their 80th anniversary with a fantastic 1 day convention on Sunday October 2nd 2016. Tickets are available now for this great one day convention, with lectures from Thom Peterson, Kieron Johnson, Sean Heydon, Morgan & West and Dave Andrews. Plus close-up sessions, a gala show and a three course meal. Tickets: £45 for the whole convention, £30 daytime only, £35 evening only. Only 40 places remain. Book via Ozzy Dee ozzydee@themagiccircle.co.uk. The venue is the excellent Deer Park Country House Hotel, Honiton, which also offers accommodation for the Sunday Evening. www.exonianmagicalsociety.co.uk.

 

Liam Montier Lecture - Coventry Magic Circle

4th October

James Cannon writes: The Coventry Magic Circle are delighted to welcome Liam Montier to our society. Liam creates magic effects, and is also a very talented magician. This promises to be a wonderful evening of magic. Not to be missed. Tuesday 4th October at 8pm. £10 entrance fee for travelling magicians. Starts at 8 o'clock at the Coventry Magic Circle, Bentley Road Social Club, Bentley Road, Nuneaton CV11 5LR (Map). www.coventrymagiccircle.co.uk.

 

Morgan & West Pentacle Club Lecture - Cambridge

4th October

Alan Maskell writes: On Tuesday 4th October The Pentacle Club presents a highly recommended two-part lecture by the world’s finest time traveling Victorian magic act - Morgan & West. The first half is called 'Coding in the Pub' and teaches quick, easy, practical, and very fooling tricks utilising two people for use out and about (and on stage if you so wish) and other mentalism tricks, both for two people and the solo magician. Morgan & West are a character act and always have been and in the second part they talk extensively about how you can create an authentic character which connects with an audience. The Club meets at St Andrews church centre, behind St Andrew's church, at the junction of Coldham's Lane and Cherry Hinton High Street, Cambridge: www.pentacleclub.com/about.php. The lecture starts at 8pm, visiting magicians are welcome and there is a charge for non-members. Morgan and West will also be appearing at the Cambridge Junction on Monday 3rd: www.junction.co.uk.

 

Care & Share Balloon Fun Day - Northampton

4th October

Organiser Graham lee writes: There are still some early bird tickets available, which makes the day free to attend. The day runs from 12noon to 5pm, with three balloon workshops during the day and a fun competition as well, to take part in if you wish. For more info and to book visit www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk.

 

At Home with The Magic Circle

October Dates
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. Individuals can book online. Tuesday 4th, 18th October.


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 for individuals or £30 for Groups of 20 or more.

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

 

Close-up Magic at The Magic Circle - London

7th October

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, often taking part themselves. An amazing collection of close-up magicians presenting superlative magic right before your very eyes. Seeing is believing! Friday 7th October. Doors open 7pm, event starts at 7.30pm and finishes at 9.30pm. Tickets £19.50 plus transaction fee from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events or 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 10. No refunds will be issued for under 10s.

 

The Card Shark Show - London

October Dates
"One of the world's foremost Magicians and 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. 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. Now showing in the sumptuous 5 star luxury, intimate private theatre of the Courthouse Hotel, in London’s Great Marlborough Street, W1 (nearest tube Oxford Circus)."

Show runs for 1 hour 10 minutes.
October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
Show runs for 1 hour 10 minutes, Box Office from 6.30pm, Doors open 7pm, show 7.30pm. Tickets: Premium £58 (front 5 rows), Rear Seats and Standard £47. Book online via: www.thecardsharkshow.com.

 

Martin Cox MIMC Presents Five!

14th October

Martin Cox is back home following a successful tour of the US in 'Martin Cox MIMC Presents Five!' - an Evening of Magic and Comedy at The Sun Hotel in Hitchin. "What a treat we have for you! Award-winning magician, Martin Cox, a member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star, brings his unique comedy magic to The Sun Hotel for an intimate show of fun, magic and laughter. Martin’s expert handling of both close-up and cabaret magic has been enjoyed all over the world, from The Magic Circle in London, to the famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. Martin is hailed as one of the best!" Friday 14th October at 8pm. Tickets: £12 (£8 concessions.) The Sun Hotel, Sun Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1AF (Map). Box Office 01279 659562. www.wegottickets.com. www.comedyofmagic.co.uk.

 

Derren Brown at the Cheltenham Festival

15th October

The Times Forum. The mind-blowing and hugely popular illusionist talks to Caroline Sanderson about his new book, Happy, exploring the changing concepts of happiness. He also discusses his TV and stage performances that have entranced and dumbfounded millions. Public booking opens on Wednesday September 7th at 1pm. www.cheltenhamfestivals.com.

 

666 Sign of the Beast - Wellington Hotel, Boscastle

15th October

On 15th October mentalist/magician Tony Quenten will be making a guest appearance, on behalf of the world famous Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, at their informal 'Day of talks on Halloween Past and Present'. Tony will perform a small selection of effects from his new close-up/parlour show '666 Sign of the Beast'. This informal event will take place at the Wellington Hotel, Boscastle, (a few minutes walk from the museum). Tickets cost £25. 15th October, from 10am to 4pm, followed by full evening entertainment. Tickets are available from the museum tel: 01840 250111 and must be purchased in advance. Tickets are not available on the day. For information on the guest speakers and the event in general contact the museum: www.museumofwitchcraftandmagic.co.uk www.anthonyquenten.com.

 

The House of Q presents "Grand Cabaret" - London

19th October

The House of Q presents "Grand Cabaret" an all-new cabaret and variety show in the West End's famous Crazy Coqs (Cabaret Venue of the Year 2015) featuring magic, burlesque, music, mime and more. The House of Q comprises The Magic Circle's Neil Kelso, Cwtch Cabaret Award Winner 2015 Alexander Luttley, and a finalist in the upcoming Burlesque Awards as Performer of The Year 2016 Felicity Furore. They will be presenting their most spellbinding acts as showcased around the globe. Step into their enchanting world for an unforgettable evening like no other. "An extraordinary evening of cabaret... this trio are the perfect form of escapism." Access London. Showtime 9pm. Tickets £15.00. The Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zédel, 20 Sherwood Street, London W1F 7ED (Map). www.brasseriezedel.com

 

Magic Circle Dealers Day - London

22nd October

From the organisers: 10am to 5pm at the Galleon Suite, Royal National Hotel, 38-51 Bedford Way, Nr Russell Square, London WC1H 0DG (Map). £5 entry on the door (free for Magic Circle Members/ Apprentices/ YMC Members). Dealers from all over the country, covering all aspects of magic. Café/Restaurant/ Bar on site, Hotel car park / Euston station / Russell Square underground just around the corner. Meet up with all your magic friends for a great day.

 

Monday Morning Magic, The Magic Circle - London

24th October

A very special event for the school holidays, designed to give families a sneak peek inside The Magic Circle. You'll meet magicians who will show you wondrous sleight of hand, curators who will recount stories about The Magic Circle Collection, and have a chance to explore the headquarters of this world famous magic club. Ideal for families with children aged 8 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Monday 24th October. Doors open 11am. Event starts at 11.30am and lasts about two hours. Family ticket: A group of four (must include at least one child and one adult) £50 - no booking fee. Single tickets: £18.50 plus booking fee. The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map). www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.

 

Magic & Mayhem - Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar

25th October

Prepare to be amazed this October as a brand new show comes to the Wyllyotts Theatre, brought to you by The Watford Association of Magicians. With spectacular illusions, interactive magic, endless comedy and amazing puppets, Magic & Mayhem promises to deliver surprises and wonder for all the family to enjoy. Featuring an award winning cast including: Martin Cox, Mr Belldini, Carl & Dave, Ian Manly and Christopher Garside's 'Illusive'. Experience magic and mayhem, the perfect half term treat! Book your tickets at: www.wyllyottstheatre.co.uk. 2pm on Tuesday 25th October. Adult £10, Child £8, Family Ticket £34 (2 adults, 2 children). Wyllyotts Theatre, Wyllyotts Place, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN6 2HN (Map). www.wamclub.co.uk.

 

Mark Bennett & The House Magicians Comedy & Magic Show
November Dates

Smoke & Mirrors offer you a chance to experience the number one show in the South West with our resident performers The House Magicians. Two great comedy magicians will make you gasp and laugh, and will entertain you for 2 hours - book via our own box office today.
Venue : Smoke & Mirrors, 8 Denmark Street, Bristol BS1 5DQ (Map)
14th November - tonight Mark Bennett is joined by Guest French Magician David Stone.
5th November - tonight Mark Bennett is joined by Guest French Magician David Stone.

6th November - David Stone lecture (see below)
11th November - tonight Mark Bennett is joined by Tim Stracey.
12th November - tonight Mark Bennett is joined by Richard Newman & Sunil Singh.
18th November - tonight Mark Bennett is joined by Matthew Brady.
19th November - tonight Mark Bennett is joined by Card Magician Sunil Singh.
25th November - tonight Mark Bennett is joined by Richard Newman.
26th November - tonight Mark Bennett is joined by Tim Stracey.
Tickets www.smokeandmirrorsbar.co.uk.

 

Pete Firman - Trix

November Dates

"The UK’s leading comedy magician" (Time Out) returns to the Fringe to celebrate a decade of sell-out shows. Star of BBC1’s The Magicians expect Pete’s trademark blend of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic... it’s a show not to be missed!

"The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century" The Times
"The new poster-boy for British comedy magic"
The Telegraph

Tickets are now on sale for all dates, see www.petefirman.co.uk

02 Nov Lincoln - LPAC
03 Nov Corby - The Core
04 Nov Cambridge - The Junction
10 Nov Bridgwater - The McMillan Theatre
11 Nov Leicester - The Y Theatre
12 Nov Northampton - The Royal
13 Nov Hull - Hull Truck Theatre

 

Russ Brown's Carnival of Magic - Blackpool

November Dates

From Mark James' review: "What’s wonderful about this show is the way things are woven together. Leaning heavily on its theme park surroundings each routine is linked with a wheel of fortune type selector that tells us which part of the fairground we are visiting next or some vintage footage projected on either side of the stage. The real star pieces of the first half are undoubtedly an extremely well worked and baffling version of another Steinmeyer creation called Hospitality. Multiple drinks are poured from a simple milk carton and then given out to the audience to try. Russell performs the piece with great enthusiasm and for my money it’s the best version I’ve seen outside of Lance Burton’s show." To read the full review Click Here. Every Saturday & Sunday from Saturday 17th September to Sunday 6th November 2016, plus each weekday evening at 7.30pm from week commencing 17th October 2016, up to and including Sunday 6th November 2016 (excluding Saturday 22nd Saturday 29th October & Saturday 5th November). Show Times: 5.30pm (Saturdays only) and 7.30pm all other days. Show Length: 2 x 45 minutes plus a 20 minute interval. Seat Prices: £12 all seats. £10 with valid Pleasure Beach wristband. £40 Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children). September, October, November. For more details visit www.carnivalofmagic.co.uk/when.html.

 

Jamie Raven Tour

November Dates

Britain's Got Talent star Jamie Raven on Tour "A huge thank you to everybody who came to see and support the sell out shows in June and July 2016 across the UK, Jersey and Abu Dhabi. It was so much fun that we are doing it all over again in October and November 2016 and February 2017. There is very limited availability so get your tickets before they disappear. I can’t wait to see you all there!" Jamie Raven.

4th November 2016 – Lighthouse, Poole
5th November 2016 – Orchard, Dartford
6th November 2016 – Marina Theatre, Lowestoft
7th November 2016 – Regent Theatre, Ipswich
9th November 2016 – Colosseum, Watford
14th November 2016 – City Hall, Hull
15th November 2016 – Playhouse, Whitley Bay
17th November 2016 – G Live, Guildford
20th November 2016 – The Lowry, Manchester
24th November 2016 – Eden Court, Inverness

Tickets: www.jamieraven.co.uk/tour.

 

At Home with The Magic Circle

November Dates
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. Individuals can book online. Tuesday 1st, 15th, 22nd November.


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 for individuals or £30 for Groups of 20 or more.

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

 

"I Can't Believe It's Not Magic!" - Victoria Hall Theatre, Old Harlow

4th November

Piers Morgan described The Great Al-Prendo as "the new Tommy Cooper" when Al appeared on the very first series of "Britain's Got Talent" 10 years ago. Since then, Al has continued to entertain and delight audiences all over the UK with his very unique blend of comedy and magic. Now you can see him live at the Victoria Hall Theatre, Old Harlow, Essex CM17 0ED (Map) on Friday 4th November 2016. Andy Clockwise has gathered together an amazing cast to deliver a night of Magic and Comedy that you'll never forget. Joining The Great Al-Prendo will be Jacob Banfield, Oliver Graham and comedy duo Carl & Dave. Tickets are on sale now: www.ticketsource.co.uk, priced at £15 each. Doors open at 7pm and the show kicks off at 8pm (finishing at 10pm). Don't miss this one! Andy Clockwise.

 

David Stone Lecture

6th November

Smoke & Mirrors Magic Lectures. David Stone 2016 World Lectures Tour.

New Tricks, Gags and Routines - Old classics revisited for Pro conditions - Extremely visual effects - Hilarious lecture.
After the amazing success of The Xperience Lecture tour in 2012 with over 183 lectures in 19 countries, the crazy David Stone is back!
This new lecture will provide exclusively strong magic tricks with cards, coins, and varied objects for close-up conditions just as pen, bottles, glasses…
For those who already know David, no need to say the lecture will be a real show with dozens of gags and ideas you will use for your own performances.
Among the brand new tricks you will discover:
Gum - An extremely visual and above all easy routine using a chewing gum. You will adopt it instantly for your impromptue performances!
Zenith - The 'Card on the ceiling' effect completely revisited, safer and easier than the classic version. Finally you will get David's secret version of this classic effect, a version he kept for his own performances for years. A masterpiece of close-up magic!
A new gimmick as powerful as 'The Tool' that will allow you to perform dozen of tricks completely different. A new weapon for the close-up magician who want to refresh his repertoire.
The Floating deck - A box of cards is litteraly floating before you eyes… and then given for examination.
And much more! Over 14 new effects and routines tested on real audience and ready to amaze your own spectators. David will also talk and explain how he performs in close up situation on stage for audience as large as 2,000 spectators and how to deal with this kind of situations.
Venue: Smoke & Mirrors, 8 Denmark Street, Bristol BS1 5DQ
Tickets shop.smokeandmirrorsbar.co.uk
Priced at £10.00

 

54th Portsmouth & District Magic Circle Jumbo Day

6th November

Portsmouth & District Magic Circle Presents 54th PDMC Jumbo Day.
Magic Lectures and full Gala Show with Mark Elsdon, Matthew Garrett, Sean Heydon, Sean Lobban and Dave Bonney.
Buy and sell new and second hand magic at our magic fair.
Magic auction.
Magic Competition sponsored by Alakazam.
Full details: www.portsmouthmagic.co.uk.

Venue: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, Portsmouth PO2 7BT (Map). www.portsmouthmagic.co.uk.

 

A Bit of Magic with Stu & Friends - Nottingham Arts Theatre

12th November

3pm and 8pm. "Bringing a smorgasbord of colourful cabaret acts to the Nottingham Comedy Festival, comedy magician Stu Turner hosts a brilliant bill packed full of talent. Join us for laughs, tricks, burlesque, sketches, impressions and more! Blending comedy and magic with absolute nonsense, Stu’s offbeat act is sometimes silly, sometimes surreal... but always baffling and highly entertaining! Combining one-liners, visual gags, and very clever magic, he also uses audience participation to create a unique and very enjoyable show. With an afternoon matinee more family friendly, aimed at an audience of 12+, and the evening show aimed at 16+, you’ll laugh, gasp, and be amazed, at this fabulous feast of entertainment. Tickets from: www.nottingham-theatre.co.uk.

 

Newcastle Magic Circle Dinner

12th November

Tony Junior, NMC Secretary writes: Newcastle Magic Circle presents The President's 83rd Annual Dinner on Saturday 12th November 2016, from 7pm to 1am. Venue: Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 5HP. Tickets now on sale at £37.50 per person. As last year we are limiting tickets to the first 200 people. Price includes: a 3 course meal (vegetarian option available) and two cabaret shows and the Magicians Flashmob along with a lot more on the night. The 2016 Cabarets are the superbly hilarious impressionist 'Danny Posthill' a Britain's Got Talent 2015 finalist and fantastic UK illusionists, Amethyst. Tickets are only available from our treasurer Michael Harney, email mpharney2003@yahoo.co.uk. Also include the secretary with all correspondence: nmcsecretary@outlook.com. Cheques should be made payable to 'Newcastle Magic Circle' and should be sent to: Michael Harney, 34 Hipsburn Drive, Sunderland SR3 1UA. Or pay by BACS, please email nmcsecretary@outlook.com for BACS details. www.newcastle-magic-circle.org.

 

History and Mystery at The Magic Circle

14th November
Enjoy a visit to the House of 10,000 Secrets with a unique experience at the headquarters of The Magic Circle. Be enthralled by tales of past Masters of Magic during a guided tour of the building which houses priceless treasures, memorabilia and magical posters. Make a wish while turning three times on The Magic Circle emblem beneath the magnificent staircase which leads to the Devant Room displaying unique apparatus of the past. Marvel at the hand painted murals on the staircase depicting magic from its early beginnings to the present day. Enjoy some entertaining close-up magic presented by a skilled member of The Magic Circle and a unique live magic performance in our fully equipped theatre which includes a hearing loop. There is a lift and wheelchair access to all public areas, plus tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival.

 

Monday 14th 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-10s only - no refunds will be issued for under-10s. Individual tickets £18.50 plus fee. Groups of 20 or more £18.50 no booking fee. The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map). Tickets available from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.

 

The Quayside Cabaret Club @ Newcastle's Quayside

17th November

At the Montana Lounge (upstairs at Prima Pizza Pasta, The Side, Bottom of Dean Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne). Tickets: £20 including a three-course Italian meal and an After-Dinner Show. Chris Cross writes: "I really can't wait to bring more Live Variety Entertainment to my home city of Newcastle this year. I've got some brilliant acts up my sleeve, who I've met whilst performing around the globe! For tickets email info@chris-cross.co.uk.

 

Morgan & West: Parlour Tricks, Autumn Tour.

19th November

Time travelling magic duo Morgan & West present a brand new show chock full of jaw dropping, brain bursting, gasp eliciting feats of magic. The dashing chaps offer up a plateful of illusion and impossibility, all served with wit, charm and no small amount of panache. Be sure to wear a hat – Morgan & West might just blow your mind. ★★★★ The Stage. ★★★★ Daily Mirror. More info: www.morganandwest.co.uk/live-dates

19th Corsham, Pound Arts.

 

International Magic Social Day - Chiswick, London

20th November

International Magic is holding another 'Social Day' this year. A day of lectures, interviews, panel discussions and a chance for a get-together and some sessioning, and to catch-up with magic friends before the hectic Christmas season kicks in. Noel Britten, previous International Magic Convention co-organiser writes: Having still not been able to find a suitable venue for a full Convention as we normally hold at this time of year, we are repeating the highly successful format of last year's shindig. Running from 2pm to 10pm gives time for a varied bill of events from many of magic's top names, and also a chance for a chat and a meet up with other magicians in a relaxed and comfortable environment. The day has already been offered to our customers on our Convention database but we have a very limited number of extra tickets still available for the full day. The function room of this popular pub in Chiswick hosts a regular comedy club and corporate events, so is an ideal location for the blend of talks, discussions and interviews that will make up the day, whilst the pub proper offers excellent food throughout the day... get there early and have a great Sunday Roast before the magic begins. Tickets are only £10 per person. If you are interested in attending the event please contact me at noelbritten@talk21.com to have your name added to the attendees. www.internationalmagic.com.

 

The House of Q presents "Grand Cabaret" - London

23rd November

The House of Q presents "Grand Cabaret" an all-new cabaret and variety show in the West End's famous Crazy Coqs (Cabaret Venue of the Year 2015) featuring magic, burlesque, music, mime and more. The House of Q comprises The Magic Circle's Neil Kelso, Cwtch Cabaret Award Winner 2015 Alexander Luttley, and a finalist in the upcoming Burlesque Awards as Performer of The Year 2016 Felicity Furore. They will be presenting their most spellbinding acts as showcased around the globe. Step into their enchanting world for an unforgettable evening like no other. "An extraordinary evening of cabaret... this trio are the perfect form of escapism." Access London. Showtime 9pm. Tickets £15.00. The Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zédel, 20 Sherwood Street, London W1F 7ED (Map). www.brasseriezedel.com

 

Mel Mellers Masterclass - Essex

24th November

Learn the real secrets of comedy magic. At long last Mel has found a window in his busy schedule to present a Masterclass in Comedy Magic. A one day intensive comedy magic workshop presented by a master of his craft. Learn all aspects of comedy magic, from plots to scripts, in this highly structured "how to" session. Topics include: comedy and authenticity, lines versus gags, character, effects, tricks and you, structure, creating comedy, crafting the material, gag format, putting it all together, dealing with agents, Q&A. If you want to add more comedy into your stage, corporate or close-up performance this will be something not to miss! 10am -5pm on Thursday 24th November at the excellent Prested Hall in Essex (just 50 minutes by train from London), plus, in the evening 'An Audience with Mel Mellers' at 7.30pm. Early Bird Registration before 31st May £100, after 31st May £120 - including buffet lunch and dinner and coffee/tea. Spaces are very limited. For more information Click Here or contact organiser Steve Short info@steve-short.co.uk.

 

Mark Bennett & The House Magicians Comedy & Magic Show
December Dates

Smoke & Mirrors offer you a chance to experience the number one show in the South West with our resident performers The House Magicians. Two great comedy magicians will make you gasp and laugh, and will entertain you for 2 hours - book via our own box office today.
Venue : Smoke & Mirrors, 8 Denmark Street, Bristol BS1 5DQ (Map)
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 8th, 9th SOLD OUT, 10th, 14th SOLD OUT, 15th, 16th SOLD OUT, 17th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd.
Tickets shop.smokeandmirrorsbar.co.uk.

 

Close-up Magic at The Magic Circle - London

2nd December

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, often taking part themselves. An amazing collection of close-up magicians presenting superlative magic right before your very eyes. Seeing is believing! Friday 2nd December. Doors open 7pm, event starts at 7.30pm and finishes at 9.30pm. Tickets £19.50 plus transaction fee from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events or 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 10. No refunds will be issued for under 10s.

 

Richard Jones in Sleeping Beauty - Swansea Grand Theatre

December Dates

Once upon a time in a land far away, the beautiful Princess Aurora is given a sixteenth birthday present by her evil godmother Carabosse. By pricking her finger on an enchanted spinning wheel she is placed under a cruel curse and forced to sleep for 100 years. Can true love survive and handsome Prince Charming break the spell? Can Aurora's hilarious best friend Muddles help save the town and who will outwit the evil Enchantress and foil her wicked plans? With magic, music, comedy and special effects, make Sleeping Beauty the pantomime of your dreams and book your tickets now: www.swansea.gov.uk/SleepingBeauty. 9th December 2016 - 8th January 2017. Swansea Grand Theatre, Singleton Street, Swansea SA1 3QJ (Map).

 

The House of Q presents "Grand Cabaret" - London

14th December

The House of Q presents "Grand Cabaret" an all-new cabaret and variety show in the West End's famous Crazy Coqs (Cabaret Venue of the Year 2015) featuring magic, burlesque, music, mime and more. The House of Q comprises The Magic Circle's Neil Kelso, Cwtch Cabaret Award Winner 2015 Alexander Luttley, and a finalist in the upcoming Burlesque Awards as Performer of The Year 2016 Felicity Furore. They will be presenting their most spellbinding acts as showcased around the globe. Step into their enchanting world for an unforgettable evening like no other. "An extraordinary evening of cabaret... this trio are the perfect form of escapism." Access London. Showtime 9pm. Tickets £15.00. The Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zédel, 20 Sherwood Street, London W1F 7ED (Map). www.brasseriezedel.com

 

The Magic Circle Christmas Show - London

December Dates

A festive treat with a chance to explore the headquarters of The Magic Circle, see close-up magic performed before your very eyes and witness the spectacular stage show. Ideal for families. (This event is for over-5s only no refunds will be issued for under-5s. The balcony is unsuitable for children under 14 who may be unable to see over the balcony railing.) Doors open at 1.30pm and 6pm. Tickets £30 (circle) and £34 (stalls) via www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events. Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)

Tuesday 20 December at 2.30pm and 7pm

Wednesday 21 December at 2.30pm and 7pm

Thursday 22 December at 2.30pm and 7pm

Friday 23 December at 7pm

Tuesday 27 December at 2.30pm and 7pm

Wednesday 28 December at 2.30pm and 7pm

Thursday 29 December at 2.30pm and 7pm

Friday 30 December at 2.30pm and 7pm.

 

Steve Allen's Christmas Cracker - The Magic Circle, London

23rd December

A special show from radio host and magician Steve Allen at the headquarters of the world-famous Magic Circle. The show is aimed at LBC listeners and Steve Allen's loyal following. Friday 23rd December 2016. Doors open 1.30pm, show starts 2.30pm. This event is for over 5s only. Tickets £31.00 and £35.00 plus transaction fee. Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map). www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.

 

The Stars of Magic Christmas Show - Bristol

27th - 29th December

From the organisers: Do you believe in magic? Six of the finest magicians and illusionists from around the globe come together in a breathtaking, gasp-inducing and head-scratching show that you won't want to miss! The Stars of Magic is a family-friendly show featuring world-class magicians from the UK, Germany and Taiwan. From spectacular Las Vegas-style illusions to astonishing sleight of hand magic, this show is a first of its kind in Bristol and really has to be seen to be (dis)believed. Starring: Young and Strange: Our grand illusionists and YouTube viral stars. One of their videos received ten million views in one weekend alone! Alan Hudson: The hilarious star of ITV's prime-time shows The Next Great Magician and Penn and Teller Fool Us. Alana: Enchanting, unique magic from Germany's national champion. She presents the act that won her that title and that she has performed on television shows all over the world. Anson Lee: Taiwan's master of sleight of hand card manipulation. Anson has swept the board with awards in Asia for his cutting-edge act. Rob James: The International Brotherhood of Magicians first prize winner for close-up magic 2015. Rob has amazed audiences everywhere from the Magic Castle in Hollywood to Disneyland in Paris. For more details see www.starsofmagic.co.uk or www.redgravetheatre.com.

 

Richard Jones in Sleeping Beauty - Swansea Grand Theatre

January Dates

Once upon a time in a land far away, the beautiful Princess Aurora is given a sixteenth birthday present by her evil godmother Carabosse. By pricking her finger on an enchanted spinning wheel she is placed under a cruel curse and forced to sleep for 100 years. Can true love survive and handsome Prince Charming break the spell? Can Aurora's hilarious best friend Muddles help save the town and who will outwit the evil Enchantress and foil her wicked plans? With magic, music, comedy and special effects, make Sleeping Beauty the pantomime of your dreams and book your tickets now: www.swansea.gov.uk/SleepingBeauty. 9th December 2016 - 8th January 2017. Swansea Grand Theatre, Singleton Street, Swansea SA1 3QJ (Map).

 

The Session 2017

6th-8th January

Legendary bar magician Eric Mead (USA) joins magic theorist Jamy Ian Swiss (USA) and Ben Earl (his first convention appearance in many years), together with the hilarious Danny Buckler! On the Friday, Luke Jermay will host a day of mentalism with Vincent Hedan (France), Alex Ray (Austria), Chris Rawlins (UK) and more. The hotel is conveniently situated right outside Heathrow Airport and tickets are now available. www.sessionconvention.com. Full list of names released to date: Alex Ray (Austria), Andi Gladwin (UK), Ben Earl (UK), Bill Cheung (Austria), Chris Rawlins (UK), Danny Buckler (UK), Eric Mead (USA), Jamy Ian Swiss (USA), Joshua Jay (USA), Luke Jermay (UK), Vincent Hedan (France).

 

Jamie Raven Tour

February Dates

Britain's Got Talent star Jamie Raven on Tour "A huge thank you to everybody who came to see and support the sell out shows in June and July 2016 across the UK, Jersey and Abu Dhabi. It was so much fun that we are doing it all over again in October and November 2016 and February 2017. There is very limited availability so get your tickets before they disappear. I can’t wait to see you all there!" Jamie Raven.

4th February 2017 – Ferneham Hall, Portsmouth
6th February 2017 – New Theatre, Oxford
7th February 2017 – Glasgow, Royal
9th February 2017 – Tunbridge Wells, Assembly Hall
10th February 2017 – Grove Theatre, Dunstable
11th February 2017 – Reading Hexagon
12th February 2017 – Rose Kingston
13th February 2017 – Palace, Torquay
14th February 2017 – Stoke, Regent
21st February 2017 – Southport, Theatre
23rd February 2017 – Lancaster, Grand
25th February 2017 – Harlow, Playhouse
26th February 2017 – Letchworth, Broadway

Tickets: www.jamieraven.co.uk/tour.

 

Christian Magicians UK first National Conference - Hoddesdon

13th to 17th February

Austin Siviter writes: Christian Magicians UK are pleased to announce their first national conference, 13th to 17th February 2017 (our 30th conference as an organisation). The Venue: High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon. The present lineup: Steve Gore - a truly versatile entertainer who regularly performs magic of all types from close-up magic and balloon modelling at weddings and functions to children's parties and stage illusions to comedy magic. He has been performing magic for over twenty-five years. Steve has been a performer at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, where he was introduced as "The Happiest Magician on the Planet!" His experience and professionalism will add that touch of magic and entertainment to brighten up your day. Dave Allen - Comedy Magician and Ventriloquist. Dave has been performing from the age of 5, after his first ever magic show in a Hotel Playroom in Bournemouth. Now a full time professional entertainer with a very unique and endearing style his family show uses a mix of comedy magic and some very baffling illusions and also original ventriloquist routines using members of the audience and some very special puppet guests. Audiences young and old all agree that Dave Allen will leave you amazed and spellbound. Dave is the proud winner of many titles including being International Comedy Act of the Year 2010/11, for the International Brotherhood of Magicians (British Ring) and is also the current holder of British Isles Family Entertainer of the Year, and the W.A.M. Stage Magician and Close Up Magician of the Year 2008. Conference planning is still on-going and there's much more to come, so watch this space and the website www.christianmagiciansuk.org for further announcements.

 

Blackpool Magic Convention & FISM European Championships

16th - 19th February

The 65th Annual Blackpool Magic Convention. 16th, 17th,18th, 19th February 2017. Join Paul Zenon, Yan Yan Ma, Mike Bent and John Guastaferro in what promises to be an amazing event. More exciting names to be announced soon. To book, visit www.blackpoolmagic.com.It is held at The Winter Gardens, Blackpool. www.blackpoolmagic.com.

 

 
 

Northern Magic Circle Convention

21st-23rd April

Northern Magic Circle is excited to announce its 61st annual convention. The “Northern Magic Summit” will take place in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April 2017. The weekend will be filled with a wide variety of magic lectures, an inter-society competition, a dazzling Gala show at the 1,100 capacity Tyne Theatre & Opera House and great dealers too! Having just celebrated its 60th birthday, this event will mark the end of the diamond year of Northern Magic Circle, returning to Newcastle - the home of its very first convention in 1957. Full details, artistes and booking information will be published very soon. Rob J. Temple. www.northernmagiccircle.org.uk.

 

Trix in the Stix - Shropshire

22nd and 23rd May (Sold Out)

Practical Magic would like to announce details of Trix in the Stix 2017, a convention for children's entertainers held in sunny Shropshire at the magnificent Lion Quays hotel near Oswestry on the Welsh border. The dates are Monday and Tuesday 22nd and 23rd May 2017. One of the Star Lecturers will be Ken Scott (photo) from the US. Ken has three times been winner of Greater Atlanta Magician of the Year and is a highly experienced entertainer, having performed his shows for over a million people. More lecturers will be added as the year progresses. In addition, there will be dealers, Power Presentations... and surprises! This will be the 5th Trix in the Stix and the convention sells out very rapidly: for this year's convention, all 240 tickets sold out in just under 2 hours. www.practical-magic.com.

 

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