JUNE 2015

26th June - 4th July

Edinburgh International 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.

 

June Dates

Derren Brown Miracle 2015
The multi-award winning master of psychological illusion is back on tour in 2015 with a brand new one-man show. Derren is acknowledged as one of the world’s most exciting live performers; a dark manipulator of magic and mind control.
29, 30 LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall

 

All Year

Davenport's Magic Kingdom - Norfolk

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

 

28.6.15

The Northern Magic Circle President's Day

The Northern Magic Circle President's Day will be held on Sunday 28th June, starting at 1.30pm at Ripon Museums. It will be great to be returning to the Ripon Liberty Gaol where Danny Hunt, President of the Northern Magic Circle, recreated a Houdini style prison escape and broke out of the cell a few years ago. This is going to be a day full of fun for everyone! Limited tickets (£5 each) available, book by emailing info@amethystmagic.com.

 

28.6.15

Ipswich Magical Society presents Beyond Belief

From the organisers: The Ipswich Magical Society is putting on a one night magic spectacular in Stowmarket on June 28th. Tickets are just £10. The evening will feature a number of members performing close-up magic before the show and during the interval and the show itself has a stellar line up, including: Magic Olly, Gemma Raymond, Wayne Goodman and many more. Tickets are £10 each from www.regalstowmarket.co.uk.

 

JULY 2015

1.7.15

Fergus Anckorn Evening - South Downs Magicians, West Sussex

Fergus Anckorn, the oldest performing Member of The Magic Circle at the age of 96, will be talking about his magical career in a special event for the South Downs Magicians on Wednesday July 1st. From the organisers: Fergus will discuss his performing career from his first paid engagement at the age of seven through to how magic helped him to survive Japanese prisoner of war camps during World War II. He will also share his typically forthright views on modern TV magicians and will be performing some magic himself. Wednesday 1st July at 8pm at South Downs Magicians, Handcross Parish Hall, High Street, Handcross, West Sussex RH17 6BJ (Map). Free admission. Fergus will be "In Conversation" at the event with Paul Bromley MMC, a professional journalist and broadcaster. Fergus's amazing story and remarkable tales of survival are all the more relevant this year as commemorations are held to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Further details at www.southdownsmagicians.co.uk. Photo by Mark Hesketh-Jennings.

 

To 4th July

Edinburgh International 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 Dates

Derren Brown Miracle 2015
The multi-award winning master of psychological illusion is back on tour in 2015 with a brand new one-man show. Derren is acknowledged as one of the world’s most exciting live performers; a dark manipulator of magic and mind control.
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
The Card Shark Show - London

"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. 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. Steve has now been awarded the highest degree within the Magic Circle, attainable by examination, that of Associate of the Inner Magic Circle, (AIMC); he is one of only 300 people in the world to hold this distinction."

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 mins, Box Office from 6.30, Doors open 7pm, Show 7.30pm
July – Fridays – 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
Tickets: Premium £58 (front 5 rows), Rear Seats and Standard £47

Book online via: www.thecardsharkshow.com.

 

July Dates

Christian Farla Magic & Illusions - Blackpool

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

Show Venue: Horseshoe Bar
Show Dates: 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

 

3.7.15

Close-up Magic at The Magic Circle - London

Friday 3rd July. 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.

 

5.7.15

Travis Perkins Assembly - Ferrybridge Day of Magic

Travis Perkins is pleased to announce the date for the 23rd Ferrybridge Day of Magic: Sunday 5th July 2015. First lecturette – The Construction, Destruction and Reconstruction of an Award Winning Magic Act presented by Leah Mae Devine and Sara Jade Devine of Destiny, Su Jayne Devine and Danny Hunt. Second lecturette – Over My Dead Body It’s Not A Dealer Dem! - presented by Brian ‘Mr Cups & Balls’ Watson. Plus 10 dealers and traders with a vast array of magic and books. Following a day that is set for wonderment, laughs, magic and thrills, the Showette will bring our 23rd to a close, featuring Epsie Havercott, Alec Powell, Danny Hunt & Steph’s Amethyst, and Destiny. The Community Centre, The Square, Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire WF11 8PQ (Map). Entrance fee £5.00. Doors open at 9.45am. Further details can be obtained by contacting Michael Shepherd on 01904 709500 or email admin@castlemagicalservices.co.uk

 

7.7.15

The Gathering - Great Yarmouth

Stephen Bolam writes: Our next gathering will be at 7.30pm on 7th July, at the St. George Hotel, Great Yarmouth. The aim of the social evenings is to allow magicians to meet and socialise, and exchange ideas, in a relaxed atmosphere. Entrance is free. If anyone wants go come along, please email thegathering@mail.com or phone Kyle on 07510933734 for further information.

 

10.7.15

Close-up Magic at The Magic Circle - London

Friday 10th July. 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.

 

10.7.15

Magic Night - Century Club, Shaftesbury Avenue, London

On Friday 10th July, starring Ben Hanlin from ITV2's ‘Tricked’, Pete Heat, Jack Beavis, Tina Turner Tea Lady, Necrosis Lucia Wrestler (aka Philip Bedwell) and MC Neil Henry. From the organisers: Magic Night raises the pain threshold on magic with some wrestling and tricks with Neil Henry feeling the pain from Necrosis, lucha wrestler extraordinaire Lucha Britannia. All we’re saying is that the tricks better not go wrong or Neil Henry will be punished. Pete Heat, described as modern, edgy and powerful (by himself, but we agree – he is!) will be looking into your dreams. We’ll have a star turn by Tina Turner Tea Lady and her raunchy vocals and Jack Beavis uses props in the most unusual way; they seem to mould into themselves in his hands in ways that seem impossible. On top of all the shenanigans we also welcome Ben Hanlin to the stage from ITV2's hit show ‘Tricked’. All compered by magic Neil Henry who will be going a couple of rounds with Necrosis. Doors open 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. Tickets £14. Show ticket plus dinner £27.50. Tickets: www.ticketweb.co.uk. Century Club, 61- 63 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6LQ (Map) www.magicnight.co.uk.

 

11th + 12th July

Magic at the Barn - Rochford

Award-winning magic and comedy featuring some of the most exciting names in magic and variety in the UK held within an enchanting 17th century converted barn theatre. 4 amazing shows over 2 days plus free entertainment throughout the weekend featuring the alternative magic of TV magician Sean Heydon, celebrity-performing magician Stephen Barry and the multi-award winning illusions of Oliver Tabor. Plus Guinness World Record escapologist Stuart Burrell will be attempting to smash his own records by escaping from chains, handcuffs and strait jackets! Outside entertainment will be running throughout the weekend featuring the death-defying escapes, close-up magic and street performers, plus stalls with face painting, food and drink. Saturday 11th July and Sunday 12th July. £12.50 adult, £7.50 children, £35 family of four. Infoline: 01702 543242. The Red Brick Barn, Sutton Hall, Shopland Road, Rochford, Essex SS4 1LH (Map). www.magicatthebarn.co.uk.

 

12.7.15

Sean Heydon Lecture - Magic Triangle, Colchester

Keith Norman writes: "Arguably the most televised illusionist in the UK, Sean Heydon is fast becoming one of the world's most exciting and cutting edge performers to watch. With experience spanning two decades and already a multi-award winning entertainer, Heydon is widely recognised as The Alternative Magician. His unique creative take on traditional magic coupled with a natural ability to perform comedy is what sets him aside from his peers. Entertaining through comedy dusted with a little magic is Heydon's forte." 7pm at The Magic Triangle on Sunday 12th July at Straws, 21 Osborne Street, Colchester CO2 7DA (Map). Visitors welcome. Admission £5.00.

 

14th - 16th July

Innovention 2015 -Liverpool

From the organisers: Innovention Convention 2015 and Liverpool Festival of Magic & Variety 2015. 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. www.innoventionliverpool.com.

 

16.7.15

Influence: The Show

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

 

19.7.15

Adult Magic Classes - Merlins of Wakefield

We are also holding an Adult Magic Class on Sunday 19th July, which is a great way to improve your magic whatever your ability. Our brand new website is almost ready, and will be launched during June. We are incorporating several new effects, ideas and features to make the overall experience of buying and browsing more ‘magical’. Finally, our latest magic ‘Preview’ for June/July is now available, and is free! You can have the 16 page hard copy posted to you, or have a PDF copy emailed. For more information on any of the above items, contact merlins@btconnect.com or call 01924 339933. www.merlinswakefield.com.

 

18th & 19th July

2Minds Mentalism Conference - Newcastle upon Tyne

Less than 30 tickets remain for the 2015 2Minds Mentalism Conference in in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th of July. This two-day event features lectures from some of the greatest minds in mentalism, including Marc Paul, Looch, Luca Volpe, Ken Dyne, Marc Spelmann, Ian Rowland and Peter Clifford. For further information and booking details visit www.mindfx.co.uk.

 

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

 

24.7.15

Alex Pandrea Special Lecture at The Magic Circle, London

In his 3 part lecture, Alex will offer several tips on classic card moves, and teach some original sleights and effects. In addition to the methods, Alex will share his philosophies and theories on performing, his minimalist approach to routining and more. He will also have several DVDs and decks of cards available at unbeatable lecture prices. Friday 24th July. Doors open at 6pm. Lecture 7pm - 9.30pm. Free entrance to members. Guests £20.00 payable at the door. Guests wishing to attend should email guestlist@themagiccircle.co.uk to add their names to the list. Darryl Rose.

 

July Dates

Impossible - London

From the show's producers: Impossible, the biggest magic show in decades, is set to thrill audiences in London's West End this summer at the Noël Coward Theatre. The show will feature the very best magicians and tricksters from around the world, fusing dazzling grand stage illusions, up-close-and-personal magic, cutting-edge technological tricks and death-defying escapology in a fast-paced, breath-taking spectacular for every generation.

Celebrating its global premiere this July in London, where Harry Houdini and the superstars of illusion stunned Victorian audiences on stage, IMPOSSIBLE will re-establish the UK capital as the epicenter of innovation and spectacle, hosting the greatest magic show on Earth. Directed by Anthony Owen, the multi-award winning producer and magic consultant behind Channel 4's Derren Brown, Impossible brings eight world-leading performers together live on-stage for the very first time. Featuring a stunning range of magical artistry, from astonishing acts of epic proportions to dumbfounding up-close sleight of hand, be ready to be mesmerized and baffled by these incredible illusionists.

The confirmed line-up includes: modern-day Houdini, daredevil and TV escapologist Jonathan Goodwin; mind-blowing mind-reader Chris Cox; psychological trickster Katherine Mills; boundary breaking magician Ben Hart and spell-binding digital marvel Jamie Allan, with more acts still to be announced.

 

24th July - 29th August: Book via www.impossiblelive.com.

 

26th July - 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.

 

28.7.15

Ravi Mayar Lecture - London Society of Magicians

Daniel Young writes: London Society of Magicians proudly presents a lecture by Ravi Mayar. A full-time professional magician, pickpocket, hypnotist, creator and lecturer. Ravi was born in England, grew up in Montreal, Canada, and now lives permanently in London. Ravi's 2015 "No Card Tricks" lecture will be based on his latest Blackpool 2015 release "Storyteller" as well as his Collision DVD set. Ravi is known for creating organic magic with everyday items that people can relate to. Last year he released "The Mayar Approach" Hypnosis Workshop to the public. He will be discussing his approach, touching on his use of physical controls, language, and the intangible principles he has created for his mix and mingle hypnosis. Ravi will also be introducing his style of pickpocketing, discussing confidence v character, proximity of space and attention management. The lecture will be held on Tuesday July 28th from 7pm - 9pm at Davenport's Magic, London (www.davenportsmagic.co.uk). £10 for non-members (free for members). Email lsmmagic@hotmail.co.uk with any questions.

 

31.7.15

Rus Andrews Lecture - Stourbridge, West Midlands

Steven Palmer writes: We are a new venture organising lectures in the UK, the official page is www.s2promotions.co.uk. Our first lecturer is Ben Cardall, fresh from his "Sherlockian" DVD set. That will be held on Friday 19th June and full details can be found at www.s2promotions.co.uk/#!ben-cardall/c22ur. The following month we have Rus Andrews lecturing on Friday 31st July, full details of which can be found here: www.s2promotions.co.uk/#!rus-andrews/c22qn. The venue is The House Of Magic, 80 Brook Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 3XB (Map).

 

AUGUST 2015

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. August 2015

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

 

 

Cabaret and Variety

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Children’s Shows

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Comedy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dance, Physical Theater and Circus

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

Events

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

Theatre

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

August Dates

Impossible - London

From the show's producers: Impossible, the biggest magic show in decades, is set to thrill audiences in London's West End this summer at the Noël Coward Theatre. The show will feature the very best magicians and tricksters from around the world, fusing dazzling grand stage illusions, up-close-and-personal magic, cutting-edge technological tricks and death-defying escapology in a fast-paced, breath-taking spectacular for every generation.

Celebrating its global premiere this July in London, where Harry Houdini and the superstars of illusion stunned Victorian audiences on stage, IMPOSSIBLE will re-establish the UK capital as the epicenter of innovation and spectacle, hosting the greatest magic show on Earth. Directed by Anthony Owen, the multi-award winning producer and magic consultant behind Channel 4's Derren Brown, Impossible brings eight world-leading performers together live on-stage for the very first time. Featuring a stunning range of magical artistry, from astonishing acts of epic proportions to dumbfounding up-close sleight of hand, be ready to be mesmerized and baffled by these incredible illusionists.

The confirmed line-up includes: modern-day Houdini, daredevil and TV escapologist Jonathan Goodwin; mind-blowing mind-reader Chris Cox; psychological trickster Katherine Mills; boundary breaking magician Ben Hart and spell-binding digital marvel Jamie Allan, with more acts still to be announced.

 

24th July - 29th August: Book via www.impossiblelive.com.

 

August Dates

Christian Farla Magic & Illusions - Blackpool

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

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

www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com

 

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

 

4th & 5th August

Geordie Legends: Them Off The Viz! - Newcastle

Britain's best selling Viz! celebrates 30 years of national publication on Wednesday 5th August at Tyne Theatre Bistro Bar in aid of St. Oswald's Hospice. Simon Donald and Chris Donald will be there to take all your questions in a Unique Q&A Show hosted by Newcastle's favourite magician - Chris Cross! This will be ''A Geordie Night OOT Not to Be Missed, Like!'' Expect a cabaret show of comedy magic, trickery and escapology from your host, Chris Cross, plus live music from 'The Purest Green' Band, stand-up from Simon Donald's alter egos, an interview with Chris Donald, and the Q&A's Session with The Donald Brothers. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for any Viz fan that's not to be missed and promises to be a thoroughly entertaining evening for all! Over 18's Only. No Ticket Refunds Afterwards! Tickets via www.tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk.

 

August Dates

Breakfast at Piffany's - Ed Fringe

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

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

 

14.8.15

Close-up Magic at The Magic Circle - London

Friday 14th August. 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.

 

20.8.15

Influence: The Show

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

 

SEPTEMBER 2015

6.9.15

Dani DaOrtiz One Day Workshop - London

Sunday 6th September, 10am - 4pm. Organiser Steve Truglia writes: Three years ago, I brought Dani over for a one-day, hands-on workshop. It was truly amazing. Now he's coming back, to share with us: new ideas, insights, subtleties, and new effects. The day will comprise of performances, lectures and practice session times, with Dani in attendance to give help, as we learn from this amazing master of magic. Ask anyone who went last time, it was awesome. Dani's work has been hugely influenced by the great Fred Kaps and of course Juan Tamariz. He is a living master of magic. Only 30 places. The location is London's Aspers Casino, Westfields, Stratford, London E15. Price £85 to include a Sunday roast lunch. Strictly first come, first served. To book your place email steve@prostunts.net for payment details. This will sell out quickly. Any questions call me 07985 621630.

 

7th, 8th September

Kidology 2015 - Wolverhampton

From the organisers: Kidology 2015 takes place on 7th and 8th September 2015, once again at The Civic Hall, Wolverhampton. A great line up includes contributions from Dave Allen, Gordon Astley, Michael Diamond, Foghorn Improv Theatre Co., John Kimmons, Mark Leveridge, Jon Marshall, Paul Megram, Nick Nolan, PJ the Showman, Scott Thatcher and David Tomkins. With lectures, a debate, a stage show and the popular Children's Entertainer of the Year competition, plus a great selection of specialised dealers, this will once again be a great opportunity for children's entertainers to get together. The price is £45 (including lunch) the same as last year, even though the convention now runs over two days starting at 6pm on Monday and ending at 6pm on Tuesday. You can save £5 by registering by 30th April. To book visit www.albionmagiccompany.co.uk  or phone organiser Alec Powell on 07831 115448. The convention for Ventriloquists, Ventarama will be at the same venue on the following day 9th September and can be booked at the same time. Ventarama is £35. To keep up to date with details join our facebook groups - kidology.uk or ventarama.

 

12th, 13th September 2015

Dynamo presents The House of Mystery - South East London

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

 

17.9.15

Influence: The Show

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

 

September Dates
Darcy Oake: Edge of Reality

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

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

 

21.9.15

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

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

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

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

 

24th to 27th September

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

 

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

 

24.10.15

Magic Circle Dealers' Day - London

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

 

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

1.11.15

Portsmouth and District Magic Circle Jumbo Day

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

 

November Dates

Dynamo Live Tour 2015

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

November 1st-8th London Eventim Apollo

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

 

November Dates

The Illusionists - Witness the Impossible, London

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

December Dates

The Illusionists - Witness the Impossible, London

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

14.12.15

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

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

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

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

 

22nd December - 3rd January

The Magic Circle Christmas Show

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

Tuesday 22 December (2.30pm and 7pm)

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

 

JANUARY 2016

To 3rd January

The Magic Circle Christmas Show

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

Tuesday 22 December (2.30pm and 7pm)

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

 

1.1.16

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

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

 

January Dates

The Illusionists - Witness the Impossible, London

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

January Dates

Dynamo Live Tour 2016

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

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

 

FEBRUARY 2016

February Dates

Dynamo Live Tour 2016

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

February 3rd-7th Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

February 10th-14th Bournemouth International Centre

February 18th-21st Metro Radio Arena Newcastle

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

 

February Dates

Jamie Raven Tour 2016

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

February 2016:

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

Tickets: Click Here.

 

19th, 20th, 21st February

64th Blackpool Magic Convention

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

 

MARCH 2016

March Dates

Dynamo Live Tour 2016

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

March 2nd-6th Liverpool Echo Arena

March 9th-10th Odyssey Arena, Belfast

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

 

APRIL 2016

30th April - 1st May

Belfast MagiCon 2016

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

 

MAY 2016

23rd, 24th May

Trix in the Stix -  Oswestry (Sold out)

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

 

JUNE 2016

12.6.16

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

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

 

 

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