JULY 2014

July Dates

Derren Brown: Infamous
The acknowledged master of psychological illusion, fresh from the hugely successful two-year run of his 2012 Oliver award-winning show Derren Brown: Svengali will once again mesmerise, shock and entertain the nation. Derren says: "I enjoy the stage shows more than anything else. Live on stage is the best place for what I do: it's unpredictable, and the audience knows there's no possibility of judicious editing." On stage as well as on TV Derren is in a class of his own, exhilarating audiences with his unique brand of entertainment. For the past twelve years he has created TV and stage performances that have stunned audiences, debunked the paranormal and encouraged many to improve and enhance their own mental abilities. His first show appeared in 2000, Derren Brown: Mind Control, and was followed with Trick of the Mind, Trick or Treat and a series of specials including the controversial Russian Roulette, the hugely popular Events, Hero at 30,000 Feet and the more recent Derren Brown: The Experiments, which won the 2012 BAFTA award for Best Entertainment Show.

26, 27 The Apollo, Hammersmith

For more info visit www.derrenbrown.co.uk

 

All Year

Davenport’s Magic Kingdom - Norfolk

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

 

July Dates

Steve Hewlett's 'Thinking Inside The Box' tour with Richard Griffin

Multi-award winning magician Richard Griffin continues to tour with Britain's Got Talent Finalist, ventriloquist Steve Hewlett, on his 'Thinking Inside The Box' tour. See www.thestevehewlettshow.com and www.theunspeakablemagician.co.uk.
28th July Buxton Opera House www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk 

 

July Dates

Ben Hart: The Outsider. UK Tour

Objective Talent presents Ben Hart: The Outsider TO&ST (Time Out & Soho Theatre) Edinburgh Cabaret Award Nominee 2013. "Having spent his life using magic to solve impossible problems, award-winning magician Ben Hart turns his attention to himself. Be amazed by his magic, impressed by his skill and moved by how the owner of such a brilliant mind can still be so in need of a cup of tea and a cuddle…" Directed by Anthony Owen (Derren Brown/The Real Hustle). Age recommendation: 16+ Running time approximately 60 minutes. April-June tour dates and booking info: Click Here.

 

July Dates
The Magic Cavern
London's most intimate and atmospheric theatre show of traditional grand magic for the whole family. 11th sensational year. Created and presented by magician and showman Richard Leigh. Richard opened at The Barons Court Theatre with 'The Magic Cavern' in 2002. It has become London's longest running weekly theatrical magic show. Over 1000 performances. You won't believe your eyes as you witness the seemingly impossible. Wherever you sit in this atmospheric venue, you are only a few feet away from the magic which happens literally under your very eyes. This show is interactive and suitable for all the family. (6 years to 106) nd fifteen minutes without an interval. The bar of 'The Curtains Up' pub, above the theatre awaits your company after the performance.
Barons Court Theatre, 'The Curtains Up', 28A Comeragh Road, London W14 9HR (Map). 2 minutes walk from either Barons Court (Piccadilly Line) or West Kensington (District Line) tube stations.

Adults £12.00. Concessions £8.00. Box Office 020 8932 4747 or buy tickets online at: www.falseimpressions.co.uk

Performance schedule
Sunday 27th July at 3.00pm

 

July Dates

Matt Grindley: Comedy Magic Show - Blackpool

Matt Grindley is pleased to announce he will be returning to The Queens Theatre Blackpool on 10th, 17th and 30th July for his Summer Season Show. This is ahead of his “Spooktacular” Halloween show in October. Spooktacular is now in its 4th year and Matt will be performing new illusions and will be joined by Thomas Bounce from Britain's Got Talent. Matt said "I’m thrilled to be back at the Queens Theatre and even more thrilled to have Thomas join me in October.” The box offices are now open for Thornton Little Theatre Blackpool and The Wave Centre Maryport Cumbria for Spooktacular. www.wyretheatres.co.uk www.thewavemaryport.co.uk.

 

All Summer

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

Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 7.45pm to 2nd November 2014 with Matinees every Saturday at 3pm from 13th September. "Join Michael Jordan and friends as they return with their hit show for a third successive year. This brand new exciting family Magic and Illusion show has something for everyone. A fast paced show filled with magic, illusion and circus skills, with a welcome return of the House of Magic Dancers and some very unusual guests. This show is a must see for all the family and Blackpool's number 1 attraction on Trip Advisor for 2013 & 2014. Box Office 0871 222 9090. Adults £10.00, Children £8.50, Family Ticket £35.00. Venue: The Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Ocean Boulevard, Blackpool FY4 2EZ. www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com www.highjinxmagic.com.

 

27.7.14

Steve Dela in Sensual Dreams - The Hippodrome Casino, London

Vaudeville is back, kinkier and naughtier. West End Singers Rosalind James, Kelly-Anne Gower join your host for the evening Miss mince Meat and the amazing Steve Dela Magician, Aerialist Elizabeth Williams, Pole Dancer Miss Kirty-lou, Cirque du Soleil star Darren Tait and his sidekick Vikki-Anne Lee with the cast of Sensual Dreams, fusing Dance, Theatre, Cirque and Magic creating a dynamic experience for the audience with creative choreography by Ricardo Canadinhas and Naomi Jeffery. The show fills the audience with anticipation and love. The High standard of dance and acts in the show needs no trickery or smoke and mirrors. The show is a suggestive, clean cut to a high standard which leaves the audience in suspense and hearts racing during this grand spectacular. The story is based around a man who falls asleep and wakes up in an imaginary world filled with seductive women and men teasing and playing with his emotions. As he attempts to interact with his dream he realises he can produce magic. The first show sold out, the next is on Sunday 27th July at 8pm. Tickets £15.00 - £35.00. See www.hippodromecasino.com and www.magic.uk.com.

 

31.7.14

Conjuring at the Court - London

Thursday 31st July. From the organisers: Conjuring at the Court enters its 6th year with a great line-up of top performers. Max Somerset is a wonderfully amusing performer in a classically eccentric British style – with several TV series to his credit, and a superb musical talent put to good use in his performance. Like no other magician you’ll see! Richard Griffin is a talented, slick magician and illusionist – but don’t take it from me, "A brilliant magician" The Stage. James Fortune really makes it fun for the audience; he seems to be as bewildered as anyone at the magical events going on around him. A delightful piece of entertainment. Matthew Le Mottee has a heritage of performing on the street – where you have to work hard to keep the audience! He is forceful, energetic, and funny. Compered by co-producer Russell Levinson. Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, West Ealing, London W13 8PH (Map). Doors open at 7.30pm and the show starts at 8pm. Tickets £10 from www.conjuringatthecourt.com.

 

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe: 31st July - 25th August 2014

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

 

 

CABARET


And the Goat Remained a Goat
The Creative Martyrs and Richard Wiseman/PBH's Free Fringe
Harry Price: ghost hunter, psychic investigator, conjurer and debunker, a man of mystery and contradictions. Uncover his myth with Professor Richard Wiseman, The Creative Martyrs, a little magic, music and some paranormal happenings.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014THEGOAT_V2
Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Ballroom)
Box Office - 0131 226 0000
Aug 2-16 17:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Alex the Mind Reader
Alex McAleer/Free Festival
Mentalist, mind-magician or psychological-illusionist – call him what you will, Alex McAleer reads minds. This is contemporary mentalism at its best, combining a sharp wit with 'uncanny powers of prediction' (ThisIsCabaret.com).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014ALEXTHE_AAD
Laughing Horse @ The Counting House • 38 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD (Studio)
Box Office - 0131 667 7533
Aug 14-15,18,21-22 13:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Bacchanalia
Mick and Boo Present
Bac-cha-na-li-a: a revelry of the very best cabaret, circus, magic, comedy and burlesque at the Fringe. Hosted by TittyBarHaHa. Ninety glorious minutes of party games and carnival! Book early revellers! This is one party you don't want to miss!
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014BACCHAN_GH
Gilded Balloon • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wine Bar)
Box Office - 0131 622 6552
Aug 1 00:30(1h30m) £6.00
Aug 2-3,8-10,15-17,22-24 00:30(1h30m) £12.00
Aug 7,14 00:30(1h30m) £10.00

Ben Hart – The Vanishing Boy
Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent
Magician Ben Hart (Killer Magic BBC Three, TO&ST award nominee 2013) performs spellbinding magic pulled from the darkest corners of his imagination. ‘Extraordinary’ (Time Out). ‘Mind boggling’ SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘A beautiful show’ (Scotsman).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014BENHART_UA
Underbelly, Cowgate • 56 Cowgate, Entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street, EH1 1EG (Belly Button)
Box Office - 0844 545 8252
Jul 31-Aug 1 16:40(1h) £6.00
Aug 2-3,6-7,12-14,18-21 16:40(1h) £9.50 (£8.50)
Aug 4-5,8-10,15-17,22-24 16:40(1h) £10.50 (£9.50)

Cabaret @ Le Monde
Blond Ambition and Le Monde
Cabaret at Le Monde – with the finest artistes on the Fringe – visit our website for full details: www.lemondehotel.co.uk/live
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014LIVELEM_AJR
Upstairs @ Le Monde • Le Monde, 16 George Street, EH2 2PF (Upstairs @ Le Monde)
Box Office - 0131 226 0000
Aug 3-7,10-14,17-21 21:00(1h) £10.00

Chris Cook: Charlatan
Chris Cook Magic/PBH's Free Fringe
A tender tale of bittersweet love, combining magic tricks and storytelling to make a funny and touching show that reminds us of some of the tricks we play when we're falling in and out of love.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014CHRISCP_4Q
Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (French Quarter)
Box Office - 0131 226 0000
Aug 2-5,7-12,14-19,21-24 13:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

The House Always Wins!
Stephen Allison/PBH's Free Fringe
Enter the world of the hustler and enjoy an evening of card tricks, cheats and scams. Experience the magic in front of your eyes but remember all losses must be paid for...
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014HOUSEAL_ABY
Serenity Cafe • 8 Jacksons Entry, EH8 8PJ (Serenity Cafe)
Box Office - 0131 226 0000
Aug 2,4-9,11-16 18:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

James Freedman: Man of Steal
PBH's Free Fringe
After a lifetime studying hustlers, conmen and other thieves, 'the world's number one pickpocket' (Time Out) is still an honest man. This funny and fast-fingered show exposes how the bad guys really think.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014JAMESFR_VR
The Voodoo Rooms • 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA (The Ballroom)
Box Office - 0131 556 7060
Aug 2-24 13:15(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

The Lock-In Cabaret
All the World's a Stage/PBH's Free Fringe
Award-winning magicians Griffin and Jones, ‘bizarre, hilarious and anarchic’ (MagicNight.co.uk), 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/2014LOCKINC_4Q
Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (French Quarter)
Box Office - 0131 226 0000
Aug 2-10,12-24 00:20(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Magic and Tea with an Evil Genius
John Henry Blackwood/PBH's Free Fringe
Close-up card magic, an evil genius and tea. John Henry Blackwood returns with tall tales, anecdotes and magic, but this time there’s a sting in the tail. He’s gone a bit mental.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014MAGICAN_3P
The Street • 2B Picardy Place, EH1 3JT (The Street)
Box Office - 0131 226 0000
Aug 2-3,5-10,12-17,19-23 14:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Oliver Meech: When Magic and Science Collide 2.0
Oliver Meech
2013's sell-out smash, upgraded. Expect amazing tricks inspired by astounding science. 'My jaw hit the floor' (BBC Radio). 'Could rival Derren Brown' (Theatre-Wales.co.uk). 'Hilarious' (Buxton Fringe). Magic Consultant: Discovery Channel.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014OLIVERM_JF
Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar , 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Wee One)
Box Office - 0131 556 5375
Jul 31-Aug 1 14:20(1h) £5.00
Aug 2-3,8-10,15-17,22-24 14:20(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)
Aug 4-7,11,13-14,18-21 14:20(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

Paul Dabek: Liar Liar
Paul Dabek/PBH's Free Fringe
Paul Dabek deceptively weaves a tangled web of comedy, magic and lies. Paul has taken the Fringe by storm for the last four years. Come and see why! 'Superb showman' (Time Out). 'Hilarious' (RipItUp.com.au).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014PAULDAB_D8
Jam House • 5 Queen Street, EH2 1JE (Main Stage Area)
Box Office - 0131 226 4380
Aug 2-4,6-8,10-11,13-15,17-18,20-22 21:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Peter Antoniou – Happy Medium
DBS Productions Present Peter Antoniou
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. SSSSS (WhatsOnStage.com). 'Tall, dark and charming' (Skinny).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014PETERAN_3I
Sweet Grassmarket • Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (International 3)
Box Office - 0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 12
Jul 31-Aug 2 18:40(1h) £5.00
Aug 3-17,19-24 18:40(1h) £7.00 (£6.00) (£20.00 F)

Renz Novani: Spellbinder – Magic & Mystory
Renz (AKA Lorenzo Novani)
Psychological Magician Renz weaves magic, mentalism and words into an intimate performance of the utterly impossible. ‘Genius ... stunned our audience’ (Citizens Theatre). ‘Compelling’ (STV). ‘Skillfully entwines prophecy and storytelling ... will shock and stun’ (DeadBirdReview.com).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014RENZ_9J
Spotlites @ The Merchants' Hall • 22 Hanover Street, EH2 2EP (Zone Theatre)
Box Office - 0131 220 5911
Aug 1-23,25 20:40(45m) £8.00 (£6.50)

Tony Roberts: Card Magic
Monski Mouse Media/Tony Roberts
Wickedly naughty jokes, exceptionally clean tricks, from this award-winning magician. '...will knock your socks off!' SSSS (RipItUp.com.au). '...nothing but enjoyable.' SSSS (Funny Tonne, ComedyFestival.com.au). 'Magic doesn't get any better than this' (BroadwayWorld.com).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014TONYROB_9B
Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU (Downstairs)
Box Office - 0131 623 3030
Jul 30-Aug 1 21:30(1h) £5.00
Aug 2-5,8-10,15-17,22-24 21:30(1h) £10.00
Aug 6-7,12-14,19-21 21:30(1h) £8.00

The Tommy Cooper Show
ADENUF Productions
Stars Daniel Taylor as Britain's favourite comedian in a spectacular show featuring all your favourite gags and magic tricks and an all-star supporting cast. 'Daniel Taylor's evocation of the great man is spot on' (Liverpool Echo).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014TOMMYCO_T7
Spotlites @ The Merchants' Hall • 22 Hanover Street, EH2 2EP (Main Theatre)
Box Office - 0131 220 5911
Jul 31-Aug 16,18-25 22:50(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)

Young and Strange: Delusionists
PBH's Free Fringe
The bickering illusionists return to Edinburgh with their own brand of magic and spectacular illusions. Featuring the most incredible visual conclusion to any show at the Fringe and entirely free for a fourth year running.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014YOUNGAN_D8
Jam House • 5 Queen Street, EH2 1JE (Main Stage Area)
Box Office - 0131 226 4380
Aug 2-23 18:30(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

CHILDREN’S


The Amazing Bubble Man
Louis Pearl
Suitable for: 2-12
Louis Pearl combines comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized. From square bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, giant bubbles, volcanoes, tornados and trampolines to people inside bubbles.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014AMAZING_8V
The Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (The Music Hall)
Box Office - 0844 693 3008
Jul 31 10:50(50m) £10.00 (£8.00)
Aug 1-24 10:50(50m) £11.00 (£9.00)

Celeste's Circus
Faux Theatre
Suitable for: 0-5
Come join the circus! A first trip for wee ones into the magical delight of the big top. Thrills, spills, oohs and ahhs. A charming show, beautifully made, enchantingly performed. ‘Makes Mary Poppins look positively pedestrian!' (Primary Times).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014CELESTE_T4
Scottish Storytelling Centre • 43-45 High Street, The Netherbow, EH1 1SR (The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe)
Box Office - 0131 556 9579
Jul 31 10:30(35m) £8.00 (£4.00) (£6.00 Adult with Baby in Arms)
Aug 1-3,5-10,12-17 10:30(35m) £7.00 (£5.00) (£10.00 Adult with Baby in Arms)

Cirque Tsuki: Birthday
ImmerCity presents the Three Rings of Cirque Tsuki
Suitable for: 4 and older
As the clock strikes midnight, Madam Mist opens her present and the adventure starts! Storytelling, dance, shadows and magic in a monochrome circus. Inspired by Red Riding Hood. 'A fantastic five-star piece of theatre' (RemoteGoat.com). www.immer-city.com
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014THREERI_DH
C nova • India Buildings, Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (studio 7)
Box Office - 0845 260 1234
Jul 30-Aug 1,11,18-19 11:15(1h) £7.50 (£5.50) (£3.50 C)
Aug 2-5,9-10,16-17,23-25 11:15(1h) £9.50 (£7.50) (£5.50 C)
Aug 6-8,13-15,20-22 11:15(1h) £8.50 (£6.50) (£4.50 C)

Duck, Death and the Tulip
Little Dog Barking Theatre
Suitable for: 2-7
A duck strikes up an unlikely friendship with Death. Magic and puppetry allow us to deal with this difficult subject in a way that is elegant and thought provoking. A story for adults and children!
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014DUCKDEA_6C
Summerhall • 1 Summerhall, EH9 1PL (Main Hall)
Box Office - 0845 874 3001
Aug 1-3 10:00(45m) £6.00
Aug 5-10,12-17,19-24 10:00(45m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£20.00 F)

I Hate Children Children's Show
Unusual Productions
Suitable for: 8 and older
The meanest man in the world is back with more Kinder-kicking fun. Your children are the stars as everyone over the age of eight gets to help perform magic in this award-winning show.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014IHATECH_PC
Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Above)
Box Office - 0131 556 6550
Jul 30-Aug 1 12:35(1h) £7.00
Aug 2-3,8-10,15-17,22-24 12:35(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)
Aug 4-7,13-14,20-21 12:35(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)
Aug 11-12,18-19,25 12:35(1h) £8.00 (£7.00)

Otiz Cannelloni’s History of Magic (Abridged)
Otiz Cannelloni
Suitable for: 5-and older
A family show about one of the most popular forms of entertainment – magic. It’s funny, informative and there are plenty of chances to join in. Ideal for all ages from 5 to 105.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014OTIZCAN_SV
The Stand Comedy Club III & IV • 28 York Place, EH1 3EP (Stand III)
Box Office - 0131 558 7272
Jul 31 10:45(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)
Aug 1-17 10:45(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£30.00 F)

Sid's Show
Oscar Stardust Ltd
Suitable for: 3 and older
Join Sid from CBeebies live in a fantastic, fun-filled interactive adventure that will knock your socks off. Crammed with games, songs and magic it will leave you smiling and with a spring in your step.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014SIDSSHO_PN
Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Beyond)
Box Office - 0131 556 6550
Jul 30-Aug 1 11:30(50m) £6.00
Aug 2-3,8-10,15-17,22-24 11:30(50m) £9.50 (£8.50)
Aug 4-7,13-14,20-21 11:30(50m) £9.00 (£8.00)
Aug 11-12,18-19,25 11:30(50m) £7.50 (£6.50)

COMEDY


Alan Hudson: Trick Teaser
Alan Hudson
Magic and funnies from one of UK’s best comedy conjurers. No theme, camera tricks or bullshit, just a collection of his bestest tricks and some new ones.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014AAADUMN_GA
Gilded Balloon • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Balcony)
Box Office - 0131 622 6552
Jul 30-Aug 1 19:45(1h) £5.00
Aug 2-5,8-10,15-17,22-24 19:45(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)
Aug 6-7,11-12,14,18-21,25 19:45(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)

Colin Cloud – The Forensic Mind Reader
Colin Cloud
Colin Cloud has the ability to deduce everything about you. Everything. And, undoubtedly, he will. ‘Slick, skilful and utterly compelling’ SSSSSS (EdinburghSpotlight.com). ‘Seriously impressive’ (Edinburgh Reporter).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014COLINCL_H9
Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Stairs)
Box Office - 0131 556 5375
Jul 31-Aug 4 17:55(1h) £5.00
Aug 5-7,10-11,13-14,17-21 17:55(1h) £7.00
Aug 8-9 17:55(1h) £8.00
Aug 15-16 17:55(1h) £9.00
Aug 22-23 17:55(1h) £10.00

The Colour Ham
The Colour Ham
‘Ingenious’ (Scotsman). ‘They take magic, comedy and mentalism, destroy it and rearrange it in a way that hasn't been done yet’ SSSS (Skinny Magazine). ‘One of the highlights of the Fringe 2013’ SSSSS (ThreeWeeks).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014COLOURH_V1
Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Big Room)
Box Office - 0131 556 5375
Jul 31 19:40(1h) £5.00
Aug 1-3,8-10,15-17,22-23 19:40(1h) £11.00
Aug 4-7,11,13-14,18-21 19:40(1h) £8.00

Danny Buckler: Punch
Danny Buckler/La Favorita Freestival
Fresh from supporting Jon Richardson, Danny Buckler returns to the Fringe with his brand new hour of killer theatrical stand-up, Punch. ‘Fab – set to be a star of British comedy’ (Sun).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014DANNYBU_AAI
Cowgatehead • 65 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Space 1)
Box Office - 0131 226 0000
Aug 1-25 18:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Elephant Room
Aurora Nova, Assembly, Geoff Sobelle, Trey Lyford and Steve Cuiffo
Three magicians. One show. Zero boring stuff. Illusionists Dennis Diamond, Louie Magic and Daryl Hannah will confound, amaze and mystify. They’ll leave you slack-mouthed, devoid of bodily function, hands twitching from wrists, a puddle of crushed perception.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014PANDORA_AU
Assembly Hall • Mound Place, EH1 2LU (Rainy Hall)
Box Office - 0131 623 3030
Jul 31-Aug 1 22:40(1h20m) £9.00
Aug 2-3,7,11-12,14,18-19,21,25 22:40(1h20m) £14.00 (£13.00)
Aug 4-5,8-10,15-17,22-24 22:40(1h20m) £15.00 (£14.00)

Ennio Marchetto: The Living Paper Cartoon
Glynis Henderson Productions Ltd
Ennio returns with his 'wickedly funny' (Observer) show. A whirlwind of popular icons brought to life by ingenious quick-change paper magic. Gaga, Bono, Beyoncé... no celebrity is safe! 'An absolute hoot' (NY Times).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014ENNIOMA_PA
Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance One)
Box Office - 0131 556 6550
Jul 30-Aug 1 22:30(1h) £8.00
Aug 2-3,8-10,15 22:30(1h) £14.00 (£13.00)
Aug 4-7,12-14 22:30(1h) £12.50 (£11.50)

Ian D Montfort's Midday Séance
Tom Binns/Heroes (PWYW)
Midnight (the witching-hour) is the best time to perform a séance, when black magic is most powerful. Due to a misunderstanding this séance will now be conducted at midday, in daylight. ‘Inspired...’ SSSSS (Independent). www.pay-what-you-want.info
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014IANDMON_6A
Heroes @ Bob & Miss Behave's Bookshop • 5 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AE (Bookshop)
Box Office - 0131 226 0000
Aug 1,4-8,11-15,18-22,25 12:00(1h) £5.00
Aug 2-3,9-10,16-17,23-24 12:00(1h) £8.00 (Free Entry, Pay What You Want on Exit. Or buy a ticket to guarantee entry.)

iPaddy
Paddy McCullagh presents/Free Festival
Paddy McCullagh will take you on a journey into the world of IT. He is a man outstanding in his field. iPaddy Field.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014IPADDY_J8
Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie's Front Room)
Box Office - 0131 622 6801
Aug 4-24 16:00(50m) (Free Non-ticketed)

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show
Hambledon Productions/Supported by The Tommy Cooper Estate
Riotously funny tribute, celebrating Tommy Cooper's forgotten gems and finest moments. A laugh-a-minute extravaganza that comedy fans simply can't miss – just like that! Supported by The Tommy Cooper Estate and Vicky Cooper.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014JUSTLIK_GH
Gilded Balloon • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Wine Bar)
Box Office - 0131 622 6552
Aug 18-21,25 13:15(1h) £10.00
Aug 22-24 13:15(1h) £12.00

The Lunchtime Ferret
Paul Wogan, Cate Mackenzie, Stu Turner
A tasty buffet of stand-up, comedy magic and sex advice. Fabulous London trio provides a fun hour of rip-roaring laughter! What more could you want? 'The venue literally sways with entertainment' SSSS (ThreeWeeks).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014LUNCHTN_JG
Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just Up the Road)
Box Office - 0131 556 5375
Aug 11 12:40(1h) £3.00
Aug 13-15 12:40(1h) £4.00
Aug 16-17 12:40(1h) £5.00

Miranda Sings
Kilimanjaro Live Ltd
A hilarious show filled with comedy, hit songs, magic tricks and never before seen videos! The quirky superstar has over 60 million views on YouTube and has performed her one-woman show to sold-out crowds all over the world.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014MIRANDA_BF
Venue150@EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE (Lomond Theatre)
Box Office - 0844 847 1639
Aug 13-17 18:30(1h) £20.00

Morgan & West: Parlour Tricks
Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent
Time travelling magic duo Morgan and West present a brand new show chock full of jaw-dropping, brain-bursting, gasp-eliciting feats of magic. SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). Buxton Fringe Comedy Award Winner 2013.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014MORGANW_PV
Pleasance Dome • Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (King Dome)
Box Office - 0131 556 6550
Jul 30-Aug 1 19:00(1h) £6.00
Aug 2-3,8-10,15-17,22-24 19:00(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)
Aug 4-7,13-14,20-21 19:00(1h) £11.50 (£10.50)
Aug 11-12,18-19,25 19:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)

Neil Henry's Impossible
Neil Henry
The world is amazing when sprinkled with a little bit of magic. Watch the impossible happen in front of your eyes. In Neil's magical, funny and unforgettable show, everything is possible and nothing is as it seems.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014NEILHEN_PD
Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Cabaret Bar)
Box Office - 0131 556 6550
Jul 30-Aug 1 15:50(1h) £6.00
Aug 2-3,8-10,15-17,22-24 15:50(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)
Aug 4-7,13-14,20-21 15:50(1h) £9.00 (£8.00)
Aug 11-12,18-19,25 15:50(1h) £7.50 (£6.50)

Pete Firman: Trickster

Phil McIntyre Entertainments arranged with Corrie McGuire at Objective Talent
After sell-out 2013 performances, ‘the UK's leading comedy magician’ (Time Out) returns with an astonishing new show. Star of BBC1's The Magicians, ‘Firman is responsible for making it socially acceptable to say that you like magic’ (Guardian).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014TRICKST_PN
Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Beyond)
Box Office - 0131 556 6550
Jul 30-Aug 1 20:00(1h) £8.50
Aug 2-3,8-10,15-17,22-24 20:00(1h) £15.00 (£13.50)
Aug 4-7,13-14,20-21 20:00(1h) £12.50 (£11.00)
Aug 11-12,18-19 20:00(1h) £11.50 (£10.00

37 Years of Childhood
George Firehorse/Free Festival
A unique blend of nonsense, magic, mayhem, physical comedy and wit. George has been winning audiences over with a visual, quirky act executed by a likeable and accessible performer.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/201437YEARS_ACT
Laughing Horse @ Ryrie's • 1 Haymarket Terrace, EH12 5EY (Upstairs)
Box Office - 0131 337 0550
Aug 2-24 19:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Umbilical Brothers: KiDSHoW (not for kids)
A List Entertainment and Gilded Balloon
The legendary Australian duo is back, with a brand new KiDSHoW (not for kids). ‘The physical comedy, mime and self-produced sound effects are brilliant ... hilariously twisted’ SSSS (DailyReview.Crikey.com.au).
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014UMBILIC_GC
Gilded Balloon • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Debating Hall)
Box Office - 0131 622 6552
Aug 1 19:30(1h) £6.00
Aug 2-3,6-7,11,13-14 19:30(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)
Aug 4-5,8-10,15-16 19:30(1h) £13.00 (£12.00)

Waiting for Hitchcock
Robert Jägerhorn
Breathtaking news: Alfred Hitchcock's first silent film Number 8 has just been found! Due to some unexpected events, magician Robert Jägerhorn is forced to present the story without the film. Irresistible magic and brilliant comedy!
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014WAITINI_YI
Hill Street Solo Theatre • 19 Hill Street, EH2 3JP (Thespis Studio)
Box Office - 0131 226 6522
Jul 31-Aug 1 18:30(1h5m) £7.00
Aug 2-11,13-24 18:30(1h5m) £12.00 (£10.00)

EVENTS


The Potter Trail
The Potter Trail
Grab a wand and join your robed guide on the only tour in Edinburgh designed especially for Potter fans! Midday tours have live magic from the fantastic Magus Negus. 2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence winner.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014POTTERT_AGN
Meeting Point at Greyfriars Bobby Statue • Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QE (Tour Meeting Point )
Box Office - 0131 226 0000
Jul 28-Aug 31 17:00(1h30m) (Free Non-ticketed)
Jul 31-Aug 3,7-10,14-17,21-24,28-31 12:00(2h) (Free Non-ticketed)

SPOKEN WORD


Experimental: The Show That Plays With Your Mind
Richard Wiseman/PBH's Free Fringe
An interactive experience like no other as you take part in live mind- blowing experiments that will make you laugh, scream and gasp. There's no performer. It's just you and the unknown.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014EXPERIN_V2
Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Ballroom)
Box Office - 0131 226 0000
Aug 17-24 17:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)

Richard Wiseman: Night School
Lakin McCarthy/The Assembly Rooms
Join psychologist Richard Wiseman as he uncovers the power of the sleeping mind, revealing how to get the perfect night’s sleep and decode your dreams. Involves live EEG demonstration, mass suggestion and free glasses.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014RICHARJ_8V
The Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (The Music Hall)
Box Office - 0131 844 693 3008
Aug 14 12:20(1h) £10.00

THEATRE


At the Illusionist's Table
Rogue Compass Productions
Objects float. Whisky materialises. Dreams are revealed. Set at the exclusive 28 Queen Street, illusionist Scott Smith hosts an exquisite evening of fine dining and whisky tasting interwoven with breathtaking magic. A truly unforgettable experience…
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014ATTHEIL_MP
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society • 28 Queen Street, EH2 1JX (North View)
Box Office - 0131 226 0000
Aug 1-2,4-6,8,11-16,18-22 19:30(2h30m) £59.00

Chris Dugdale: More Magic and Mischief
Chris Dugdale Int Ents
Brand new show! Ten royal performances. ‘What a pleasure to have met you and be amazed by your magic’ (Jimmy Page). ‘This guy is amazing’ (Simon Cowell). As seen on NBC, ITV1 and BBC1.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014CHRISDU_AAV
Assembly George Square Studios • George Square, EH8 9LH (Two)
Box Office - 0131 623 3030
Jul 30-Aug 1 18:50(1h) £6.00
Aug 2-3,6-7,12-14,19-21,25 18:50(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)
Aug 4-5,8-10,15-17,22-24 18:50(1h) £12.00 (£10.00)

Cirque Tsuki: Parade
ImmerCity present the Three Rings of Cirque Tsuki
The circus is playing Night Parade, and when the last candle is extinguished the ghosts summoned will appear. Shadows tell tales and every performer has a past. Storytelling, dance, shadows and magic in a monochrome circus. www.immer-city.com
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014THREERK_DH
C nova • India Buildings, Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (studio 7)
Box Office - 0131 845 260 1234
Jul 30-Aug 1,11,18-19 16:45(1h) £7.50 (£5.50)
Aug 2-5,9-10,16-17,23-25 16:45(1h) £9.50 (£7.50)
Aug 6-8,13-15,20-22 16:45(1h) £8.50 (£6.50)

The Devil Without
Ian Harvey Stone
For 500 years, Faust has stayed one step ahead. When the devil finally catches up he needs the help of the audience. Theatre, magic and suggestion combine as a soul hangs in the balance. www.theempathist.com
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014DEVILWI_ZW
C nova • India Buildings, Victoria Street, EH1 2EX (studio 3)
Box Office - 0131 845 260 1234
Jul 30-Aug 1,11,18-19 22:35(1h) £8.50 (£6.50)
Aug 2-5,8-10,15-17,22-25 22:35(1h) £10.50 (£8.50)
Aug 6-7,13-14,20-21 22:35(1h) £9.50 (£7.50)

Obscura
Christian Cagigal
A teeny-tiny magic show, performed live on a big screen! Join magician Christian Cagigal, as he weaves fairy tales, dark fables and strange happenings into an intimate and engaging evening fraught with wonder, mystery and imagination.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014OBSCURA_W9
Gryphon@WestEnd • 34 Bread Street, EH3 9AF (Gryphon 1)
07599 903 210
Aug 1-3 13:30(1h) £6.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)
Aug 4-9,11-16 13:30(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£28.00 F)

Sleight & Hand
By Chris Busy, presented by HiBrow Hour
Rising star Marieke Audsley directs a dazzling, whip-smart slice of Victoriana, the story of struggling illusionist Edwin Sleight who finds fame and fortune after joining forces with the quick-witted and light-fingered Iphigenia Hand.
http://www.edfringe.com/event/2014SLEIGHT_7X
Summerhall • 1 Summerhall, EH9 1PL (The Dissection Room)
Box Office - 0845 874 3001
Aug 15 15:40(1h10m) £5.00
Aug 16-19 15:40(1h10m) £12.00 (£10.00)

 

AUGUST 2014

1.8.14

Magic Night at Madame JoJo's - London

Friday, 1st August. From the organisers: Magic Night turns tricks with shuffling psychic bread, large dancing ballerinas, philosophical trickery and strip poker. The Lanky, tall wizard, Pete Heat (photo) is with us playing with bread, reading your minds, invading your dreams and restoring objects to their original state in impossible tricks that will make you gasp (we kid you not), whilst the Madame Galina with the ballet pumps floats like a butterfly whilst searching aggressively for her Nureyev. Dee Riley demonstrates Descartes theory of "I think therefore I am" in a most beautiful piece of magic and then plays strip poker whilst Jack Beavis clowns around with tricks and magic, rings and drums in a hilarious performance of magic. All expertly compered by Pete Heat. Magic Night at Madame JoJo's. Doors open 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.45pm. Tickets £12 including entry to Good Foot. £14 OTD. Show ticket plus dinner: £27. Madame JoJo's, 8-10 Brewer Street, London W1F 0SE (Map). Tickets and more info: www.magicnight.co.uk.

 

August 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."

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

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

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

Every Friday at 7.30pm:
August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

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

 

August Dates

Summer at The Magic Circle - London

"A chance for all the family to visit The Magic Circle, mix, mingle and marvel at some of the club's finest magicians, tour the Museum and HQ before going to The Magic Circle Theatre for some magical entertainment. If you're lucky, you may spot Sooty too. Targeted age range; 7+"

Sunday 3rd August at 2.30pm (doors open 1.30pm) and 7pm (doors open 6pm)

Sunday 10th August at 2.30pm

Sunday 17th August at 2.30pm and 7pm

Sunday 24th August at 2.30pm and 7pm

Tickets priced £25 from seetickets.com/tour/summer-at-the-magic-circle. Venue: The Magic Circle, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map). More info: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events.

 

August Dates

Beautiful Magicians Club at the Fringe

Beautiful Magicians Club, London's sexy sellout magic music and club night will be taking a break in August. But do not worry, it is just travelling up to the Edinburgh Fringe with a more compact relaxed show. The show will still be a blend of raucous comedy, magic, music and beautiful people but just 45 minutes long and this is where we want you to come in. As the show is part of the PBH Free Fringe. We are inviting any other performers be they magic, music, comedy or burlesque, that would like to perform just that opportunity. Whether you are just travelling to the festival for a few days, or there for the long run, we will endeavor to get you on. In return you will get a healthy split of the shows takings and use it to promote your own show at the fringe. The show will run the entire fringe at Lola Lo's, 43B Frederick Street, Edinburgh, at 17.45 nightly from the 3rd of August. Anybody interested contact us at beautifulmagiciansclub@outlook.com or through facebook/beautifulmagiciansclub. Also see: edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/event/420563-beautiful-magicians-club.

 

August

Alan Hudson: Trick Teaser

Alan Hudson is bringing his unique, original feel good magic show to the Edinburgh Fringe. It's an unashamed out-and-out magic show for the masses. PINs will be predicted, volunteer’s personal objects will get the magic treatment, bags and balloons will make an appearance and the skills that pay the bills will be on display (for instance, a manipulating thimbles routine to Boom Shake the Room). Magic, funnies and audience participation from one of UK’s brightest cheeky comedy conjurers. A collection of his bestest sleight of hand tricks and some new ones. Comedy magic doesn’t just mean stupid tricks - Hudson uses laughter as a means of misdirection to stun you with his wizardry. For tickets: Click Here. www.alanhudson.net

 

August Dates

Steve Hewlett's 'Thinking Inside The Box' tour with Richard Griffin

Multi-award winning magician Richard Griffin continues to tour with Britain's Got Talent Finalist, ventriloquist Steve Hewlett, on his 'Thinking Inside The Box' tour. See www.thestevehewlettshow.com and www.theunspeakablemagician.co.uk.
3rd August Britannia Pier, Great Yarmouth www.britannia-pier.co.uk

 

August Dates
The Side Show of Wonders
Master Magician and Showman Richard Leigh has created a mystical playground - a realm of magic, illusion, and intrigue that will transport you to the odd-ball fairgrounds of yesteryear. Look upon the horrific "Living Head", shut your eyes tight at the "Bed of Pain", and be shocked by the legendary "Man Eating Chicken". Just a selected few out of 52 sideshows and curiosities. All Side Show attractions are created through magic and illusion. Fairground games can be played before the performance starts!’ A show for the whole family set in the fairgrounds and carnivals of yesteryear. ‘Scream if you want to go faster!'
Jermyn Street Theatre, 16b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST (Map). 2 minutes walk from Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly Line) tube station. Adults £12.00. Concessions £8.00. Box Office 020 7287 2875 or buy tickets online at: www.falseimpressions.co.uk

Performance schedule
Sunday 3rd August at 6.00pm

 

August Dates
The Magic Cavern
London's most intimate and atmospheric theatre show of traditional grand magic for the whole family. 11th sensational year. Created and presented by magician and showman Richard Leigh. Richard opened at The Barons Court Theatre with 'The Magic Cavern' in 2002. It has become London's longest running weekly theatrical magic show. Over 1000 performances. You won't believe your eyes as you witness the seemingly impossible. Wherever you sit in this atmospheric venue, you are only a few feet away from the magic which happens literally under your very eyes. This show is interactive and suitable for all the family. (6 years to 106) nd fifteen minutes without an interval. The bar of 'The Curtains Up' pub, above the theatre awaits your company after the performance.
Barons Court Theatre, 'The Curtains Up', 28A Comeragh Road, London W14 9HR (Map). 2 minutes walk from either Barons Court (Piccadilly Line) or West Kensington (District Line) tube stations.

Adults £12.00. Concessions £8.00. Box Office 020 8932 4747 or buy tickets online at: www.falseimpressions.co.uk

Performance schedule
Sunday 3rd August at 3.00pm
Sunday 10th August at 3.00pm and 6.00pm
Sunday 17th August at 3.00pm and 6.00pm
Sunday 24th August at 3.00pm and 6.00pm
Sunday 31st August at 3.00pm

 

August Dates

Reality Abuse - London

Reality Abuse: "Mind Control? Illusion? Hallucinations? Join magician and mind reader S1L3NC3 on a dark, interactive experience examining the psychology behind hallucinations, and how to control them. "An audiovisual feast for the eyes and ears" JUKE Magazine; "Terrifying but beautiful" GQ Magazine; FringeGuru: "A thing to behold ... I couldn't tear my eyes away" FringeGuru. Note: This show is not for the faint hearted. Strictly limited to 13 seats per performance. Ages 18+. Weekends throughout August at 2pm and 4pm at The Dublin Castle, 94 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7AN (Map) Tickets £10. More info and to book: www.realityabuse.com.

 

5.8.14

Wayne Goodman Lecture - The Medway Magical Society

Rob Glendinning writes: Wayne Goodman will be lecturing for The Medway Magical Society from 8pm to 10pm on Tuesday 5th August at St George Hotel, 7-8 New Road Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6BB (Map). “A Performer, Inventor and Author. Wayne is known for his no nonsense approach to entertaining. His last release 'The Definitive Guide to Restaurant Magic' sold over 1000 copies in less than 30 days, mainly because people know that when it comes to actually working, Wayne Goodman is a name you can trust. With previous releases including Lord of the Bling, Look Sharp, The Comedy Magicians Joke Files vol 1 and 2, and Clone. Wayne is a fearless performer known for his quick wit; be ready to laugh as you learn.” Visiting Magicians are welcome to attend for a door charge of £10. For more info please visit www.medwaymagicalsociety.org.uk www.waynegoodman.co.uk.

 

13th, 14th August

London Presents...

Laura London will be hosting a series of unique workshops at London's Hippodrome Casino, bringing you the best sleight of hand artists, magicians and industry consultants to talk intimately about what they do and to teach you what they know. The first, for 2014 is An Intimate Evening with Dani DaOrtiz and Christian Engblom on 13th & 14th August. For a lucky few, Dani and Christian will be sharing some of their closely guarded secrets. In great detail, you will learn some incredible feats and unpublished effects. Their magic is ingenious and exciting. Rarely have these two presented a workshop together. Drinks and Canapé reception. Only 25 seats available each evening. Over 18 only. For more info and to buy tickets visit www.lauralondonmagic.co.uk/LondonPresents.html.

 

17.8.14

Jay Scott Berry, Magical Lecture, Workshop and Evening Show - Kellington

"In support of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance & Grand Charity, Craig Kidd (CSK entertainment events) is proud to present a Kellington Village Magic & Music Spectacular featuring an International star from the USA, the Virtuoso of Magic... Jay Scott Berry on Sunday 17th August at Kellington Village Hall, Main Street, Kellington DN14 0NG (Map). The program starts at 1pm - 5pm (doors 12.30pm) with a Magical Lecture & Workshop for magicians only at £15 per person (or £20 per person if booking for the evening show as well). Evening show: Family Variety Show, public welcome, 7pm - 9.30pm featuring Jay Scott Berry with supporting acts (TBC) £8 per person. Book via www.craigkidd.co.uk or email craig@craigkidd.co.uk or telephone 07710 293 031 for more details."

 

31.8.14

The AWS Magic Tabletop Sale & Magic Jam Sessions - Southampton

Darren Holden writes: On Sunday 31st August the AWS are hosting a mini convention at our club from 9am - 11pm. The table top sale starts at 9am. Bring along your old magic items to sell. Entry / Table is £5. Please note that tables will go very quickly and are on a first come first served basis. Under 16 £3. Dealer tables £10 (we are only saving 6 tables for dealers). Workshops and lectures all day. Open mic contest in the evening. Come and join us! Anyone interested in doing a workshop or lecture please contact me. Lectures confirmed and lots more to follow: Sean Boon - The Power of Social Media; David Schollenberger - Balloon Lecture; Tony Hyams - Close-up Magic. We also have the Pig In A Bun Hog Roast Company coming along, as well as Trickett's Funfair. A great day for everyone. Dealers: Magic Tao, Razamatazz Magic, The Magic Attic with more to be added. Venue: Southern Parishes Conservative Club, The Hill, Upper Northam Close, Hedge End, Southampton SO30 4BB (Map). Organised by Darren Holden, The Associated Wizards of The South, email darren@magicdarren.co.uk 07980 385 832. See www.awsmagic.co.uk and facebook.com/events/1455215894726737.

 

SEPTEMBER 2014

2.2.9.14
Tony Griffith Reflections lecture - Mercian Mystics Magic Society

Tony Griffith will be presenting his Reflections lecture for the Mercian Mystics Magic Society on Tuesday 2nd September. Further details from Howard Carter 01782 868164.

 

2.9.14

Wayne Dobson Lecture - Watford Association of Magicians

Dov Citron writes: This promises to be an amazing night from a master of comedy magic. Wayne Dobson's insight, timing, inventiveness and comic brilliance have made him nothing less than magic royalty. If you want to share an evening with this master of magic and mirth then get this date penned into your diary today! 8pm on Tuesday 2nd September. Price: £10.00 for non-members. Venue: The Hall, Bricket Wood Social Club, Oak Avenue, Bricket Wood, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL2 3LQ (Map). www.wamclub.co.uk.

 

2nd - 7th September

Clive Grewcock - Nairn Book & Arts Festival, Inverness

Highland based magician Clive Grewcock is delighted to be invited to perform once again at the Nairn Book & Arts Festival which takes place from the 2nd - 7th September at a variety of venues throughout the town just east of Inverness. Clive commented, "this is always an exciting opportunity for a Magician because it highlights the entertainment as both a performing art and storytelling medium. There is a wide range of subject matter covered during the festival, last year I was involved in the variety night and this year I will be very much part of the kids' day with family magic over the 6th of September." The 11th Nairn Book & Arts Festival delivers a diverse programme of poetry, writers, drama, music, film, art and workshops which will include international, national and local talent . One of the UK’s most familiar broadcasters, Kirsty Wark, will launch the festival, while an event with Scottish TV presenter and author Sally Magnusson, will close it. www.nairnfestival.co.uk.

 

September 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."

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

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

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

Every Friday at 7.30pm:
September 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

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

 

8th, 9th September

Kidology UK - Wolverhampton

Monday 8th September, Kidology UK Children's Entertainer of the Year Competition and Cabaret at The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton. Tuesday 9th September Kidology UK at The Civic & Wulfrun Halls, North Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1RQ (Map) Billed as America's number one kid show ventriloquist Mark Wade's credits include stage shows, lectures, writing columns about performing, and much more. Dov Citron, better known to children in the Greater London area as Captain Calamity, utilises marvelous magic, interactive story telling, call-and-response games, crazy clowning, sensational circus skills, incredible balloon twisting, hilarious puppetry, action-dances and jaw dropping bubble performances. Full-time entertainer Dave Allen's 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 of his very special puppet guests. PJ has worked for many years on the Holiday Park circuit, mainly on the south west coast of England. He has worked in Family Resorts in Spain as well as venues in Russia & Sweden as well as many great British institutions. Quentin Reynolds, born in Dublin, now lives in Manchester. In Britain and in Ireland he is hailed as a skilled Children's Entertainer. One of his early influences was the master of the genre, Eric Sharp. Ian Thom, probably better known as Gingernutt the Clown, knows the value of diversity. Ian has worked all over the world bringing laughter to children. Chris Somerville will once again present a mini workshop on a particular aspect of puppetry. This year he will concentrate on "50 Tricks a Puppet Can Do!" For full details and to book visit www.kidologyuk.co.uk.

 

15.9.14
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 15th 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

 

16.9.14
At Home with The Magic Circle

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

Tuesday 16th September 7.30pm

Groups (20 or more) can make bookings for all available dates, subject to availability. Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £32.00 via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

September Dates

Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee: The 'Back Despite Popular Demand' Tour

Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee are 'Back Despite Popular Demand' later this year as they weave their spell across the country. www.pauldaniels.co.uk/tour-dates.

Sept 18th The Forum, Billingham
Sept 19th The Town Hall, Kidderminster
Sept 21st The Harlington Centre, Fleet
Sept 24th The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
Sept 25th Windsor Hall, Blackburn
Sept 26th Howden Park Centre, Livingston

 

September Dates

Axel Hecklau UK Lecture Tour

German Magician, Axel Hecklau, creator of 'Newsflash', 'Just A Cup' and 'Spoonaround' will be touring the UK for the first time in September 2014, presenting his lecture entitled 'Details' which includes high impact, practical, strong magic with effects including 'Twist', 'Fusion' and 'Out Of This World Extreme'. Axel has over thirty years experience in magic and regularly performs at Berlin's Close-up Magic Club. Axel's website is www.axelhecklau.com.

Tour Dates:

Thursday 18th September – Bristol Society of Magic
Sunday 21st September – Southend Sorcerers
Monday 22nd September – Ipswich Magical Society
Tuesday 23rd September – British Magical Society
Wednesday 24th September – Zodiac Magical Society
Thursday 25th September – Surrey Society of Magicians
Monday 29th September – Portsmouth & District Magic Circle
Tuesday 30th September – Kent Magicians’ Guild

 

18.9.14

Steve Gore Lecture - Exonian Magic Society, Devon

Steve Gore, known to readers for organising lecture tours, will present his own lecture at various clubs throughout 2014. the lecture will include lots of his original effects such as ‘Trick Photography’, which MagicWeek called “Close-up Trick of the Year” YouTube and “Visions from Vegas”, an ingenious mentalism effect YouTube. Everyone who has seen and purchased this effect has said that they haven't seen a book test, or indeed any effect, using this method. There are effects for Mentalism, Stage, Stand up, Close up and kids too, so there’s something for everyone. The majority of his effects are also easy to master, allowing you to focus on the presentation. “We would certainly recommend him unreservedly to any society looking for an entertaining and totally original session.” Brian Lead, Modern Mystic League. “It was professional in every respect from dress to the presentation of the effects whether they be close-up, stage or children’s magic.” Liz Warlock, British Magical Society.
Thursday 18/9/14 Exonian Magic Society www.exonianmagicsociety.com

 

September Dates

Champions of Magic - Autumn 2014 Tour

"Join our award winning team of tricksters, swindlers and cheats for a spectacular night of mystery you'll be trying to work out for a very long time to come. Audiences will witness mastery of card manipulation, death defying stunts, mind boggling sleight of hand and spectacular illusions from some of the foremost performers in magic including:
Young & Strange - Grand Illusionists “Fantastic, just amazing” Jonathan Ross; Fay Presto - Queen of Close-up “Incomparable” The Stage; Alex McAleer - Master Mind Reader “Phenomenal” BBC; Edward Hilsum - Magic’s Latest Sensation “A great act” Derren Brown. Champions of Magic includes 5 world class, award winning entertainers performing everything from stage-filling illusions to magic right in the palm of spectators’ hands. Along with a live video feed, fiery pyrotechnics and stunning lighting, the show is an immersive experience in the art of magic. Press Quotes:
“Spectacular family show... take a seat and prepare to be astounded, astonished and amazed” Heart FM
“Stylish and unbelievable” The Packet
“A night of spectacular magic and illusion” West Briton

Autumn 2014 Tour Dates
Sat 20 September 2014 Anvil, Basingstoke www.anvilarts.org.uk
Sun 21 September 2014 Orchard Theatre, Dartford www.orchardtheatre.co.uk
Wed 24 September 2014 Fairfield Halls, Croydon www.fairfield.co.uk
Fri 26 September 2014 St David’s Hall, Cardiff www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk
Sat 27 September 2014 G Live, Guildford www.glive.co.uk

More information on the tour can be found at www.championsofmagic.co.uk.

 

21.9.14

Magic: Unleashed 2014 - York

US magician Alex Pandrea is the star lecturer at this year's Magic Unleashed One Day Convention at the Priory Centre, York, on Sunday 21st September, which will also feature new lectures from Chris Congreave and Wayne Goodman. Dealers include MAPro Magic, Mission Magic, Magic Tao, Magic World, Macrow Magic plus lecturers tables. Registration for the convention is £15 for adults and £10 for 16 and under. Group discounts are available. Book online at www.magic-unleashed.co.uk. From the organisers: "Alex Pandrea is considered a master of sleights by top magicians such as Chris Kenner, Richard Kaufman and Dani DaOrtiz. As the CEO of The Blue Crown, Alex has brought several of his own stunning effects to the market. In his 3-part lecture, Alex will teach tips on classic card moves, plus many original sleights and effects. Alex will not only share the method, but also his philosophies and theories on performing, and his minimalist approach to routining. All attendees will also receive 5 free video downloads via email after the lecture. The two other lecturers are our very own Chris Congreave and Wayne Goodman. Wayne Goodman's last release 'The Definitive Guide to Restaurant Magic' sold over 1000 copies in less than 30 days and Chris Congreave is one of the UK's top close-up magicians, has lectured at The Magic Circle and has released some of his original ideas to the magic community. We're delighted to have Chris with us." Magic Unleashed is organised by York magicians Martin Hunt of www.mapromagic.co.uk and Mark Foster of www.missionmagic.co.uk. Venue: York Priory Centre, 15 Priory Street, York YO1 6ET (Map). For more information visit www.magic-unleashed.co.uk.

 

22.9.14
The Magic Circle Experience

Visit the house of 10,000 secrets and enjoy a unique experience at the headquarters of The Magic Circle. A Monday morning event, bookable in advance only, for groups and individuals.
Monday 22nd 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-28th September

The British Ring Convention 2014 - Bournemouth

Geoffrey Newton PRO writes: Organisers have been working hard and have pleasure in announcing that the following artistes are now booked: Fielding West (USA), Jeton (Germany), Hans Davis (Belgium), Kyla Lingley (Canada), Celtic Storm (Ireland) and from the UK: Tensai, Daniel Dean and Co, Terry Herbert, Martyn James, Mel Harvey, Paul Stone, Michael Carr, Nicholas Lee, Richard Cadell & Sooty, and The Amazing Morgan. An excellent line up I’m sure you will agree. Look out for further announcements as information comes to hand. Members’ registration for the convention is £120 (Beaulieu Day Trip, Dinner, and Sooty Show extra) until 31st January 2014. See www.magicconvention.co.uk for further details.

 

OCTOBER 2014

October Dates

Champions of Magic - Autumn 2014 Tour

"Join our award winning team of tricksters, swindlers and cheats for a spectacular night of mystery you'll be trying to work out for a very long time to come. Audiences will witness mastery of card manipulation, death defying stunts, mind boggling sleight of hand and spectacular illusions from some of the foremost performers in magic including:
Young & Strange - Grand Illusionists “Fantastic, just amazing” Jonathan Ross; Fay Presto - Queen of Close-up “Incomparable” The Stage; Alex McAleer - Master Mind Reader “Phenomenal” BBC; Edward Hilsum - Magic’s Latest Sensation “A great act” Derren Brown. Champions of Magic includes 5 world class, award winning entertainers performing everything from stage-filling illusions to magic right in the palm of spectators’ hands. Along with a live video feed, fiery pyrotechnics and stunning lighting, the show is an immersive experience in the art of magic. Press Quotes:
“Spectacular family show... take a seat and prepare to be astounded, astonished and amazed” Heart FM
“Stylish and unbelievable” The Packet
“A night of spectacular magic and illusion” West Briton

Autumn 2014 Tour Dates
Wed 1 October 2014 Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple www.northdevontheatres.org.uk
Sat 4 October 2014 Courtyard Theatre, Hereford www.courtyard.org.uk
Thurs 23 October 2014 New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich www.wolseytheatre.co.uk
Sat 25 October 2014 Mercury Theatre, Colchester www.mercurytheatre.co.uk
Thurs 30 October 2014 Rose Theatre, Kingston www.rosetheatrekingston.org

More information on the tour can be found at www.championsofmagic.co.uk.

 

October Dates

Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee: The 'Back Despite Popular Demand' Tour

Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee are 'Back Despite Popular Demand' later this year as they weave their spell across the country. www.pauldaniels.co.uk/tour-dates.
Oct 2nd The Civic Theatre, Rotherham
Oct 3rd The Broadway Theatre, Barking
Oct 4th Chipping Norton Theatre
Oct 5th The Playhouse, Weston-Super-Mare
Oct 8th The Savoy Theatre, Monmouth
Oct 9th The Playhouse, Epsom
Oct 10th Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston
Oct 15th Millfield Arts Centre, Edmonton
Oct 16th Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone
Oct 17th The West Cliff Theatre, Clacton

Oct 18th Chequer Mead Arts Centre, East Grinstead
Oct 24th The Lyceum Theatre, Crewe
Oct 25th The Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford

Oct 26th Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering
Oct 29th The Playhouse Theatre, Whitley Bay
Oct 31st The Regal Theatre, Tenbury Wells

 

October Dates

Axel Hecklau UK Lecture Tour

German Magician, Axel Hecklau, creator of 'Newsflash', 'Just A Cup' and 'Spoonaround' will be touring the UK for the first time in September 2014, presenting his lecture entitled 'Details' which includes high impact, practical, strong magic with effects including 'Twist', 'Fusion' and 'Out Of This World Extreme'. Axel has over thirty years experience in magic and regularly performs at Berlin's Close-up Magic Club. Axel's website is www.axelhecklau.com.

Tour Dates:
Wednesday 1st October – Leamington & Warwick Magic Society
Friday 3rd October – Aberdeen Magical Society
Sunday 5th October – High Peaks Magical Society
Monday 6th October – Manchester Circle of Magicians
Tuesday 7th October – Blackpool Magicians’ Club
Wednesday 8th October – Wolverhampton Circle of Magicians
Thursday 9th October – Sussex Magic Circle

 

7.10.14
At Home with The Magic Circle

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

Tuesday 7th October 7.30pm

Groups (20 or more) can make bookings for all available dates, subject to availability. Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £32.00 via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

15.10.14

Table Top Sale & Mini Auction - Perth Magic Circle

Adrian Harris writes: Perth Magic Circle is gearing up for the new season commencing in September and is pleased to announce that the annual Table Top Sale & Mini Auction will be held in the Perth Ex-Servicemens Club on Wednesday 15th October, commencing at 7.30pm. Because of the popularity of this event, the sale this year will be held in the Function Suite so we will be able to offer more tables and there will be more space for buyers to browse. The cost of entry is being kept the same as previous 5 years at £3.00 with sellers paying £5.00 if booked in advance. Last year's sale resulted in every table being booked and there were magicians present from all the Scottish Clubs - plus one real enthusiast made the long journey from Preston to attend by bus! He got back home at 4.00am with a bag full of goodies! For more info, and to book a table, contact the Hon. Sec. adrian.harris@blueyonder.co.uk or tel. 01738 628985.

 

21.10.14
Tony Griffith Reflections lecture - Cumbria Magic Circle

Tony Griffith will be presenting his Reflections lecture for the Cumbria Magic Circle on Tuesday 21st October. Further details from Stuart Bowie 01697 472734.

 

22.10.14
Tony Griffith Reflections lecture - Modern Mystic League

Tony Griffith will be presenting his Reflections lecture for the Modern Mystic League on Wednesday 22nd October. Details from Brian Lead 01254 52070.

 

25.10.14

The Magic Circle Dealers' Day - London

Doors open 10am on Saturday 25th October at the Royal National Hotel, Russell Square, London WC1H 0DG (Map). This event is open to all magicians and features a broad selection of dealers together with two lectures in the afternoon from Fay Presto and Kieron Le Fever. Admission: Free entry to Magic Circle members, £5 for non-members. Lectures: From 4.30pm, separate lectures by Fay Presto and Kieron Le Fever, entrance £10 to attend both (for members and non-members). www.themagiccircle.co.uk.

 

25th - 28th October

3 Day Stage Hypnosis  & Hypnotherapy Training Course on a Luxury Cruise Ship

"UK Hypnotists Making Waves! The Ultimate 3 Night Stage Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy workshop on a Luxury Cruise Ship. It's all-aboard for an intense 3 day hands-on Stage Hypnosis, Rapid Induction, Gastric Band Weight Loss and Stop Smoking training course, where we will teach you the techniques and help you master the art of building and structuring your very own stage hypnosis show! The aim is building and boosting your confidence in this business through knowledge and expertise. The course is suitable for anyone wishing to learn Stage Hypnosis, Rapid Induction or anyone who is performing stage hypnosis in some capacity. Engage with one of the busiest UK Stage Hypnotists around today, Christopher Caress and Hypnotherapist & Trainer, Peter Hanney. Last few cabins remaining so book now to avoid disappointment! Simply follow the links. www.cruisehypnosistraining.com and www.sailtosuccess.co.uk."

 

27.10.14

Steve Gore Lecture - Newcastle

Steve Gore, known to readers for organising lecture tours, will present his own lecture at various clubs throughout 2014. the lecture will include lots of his original effects such as ‘Trick Photography’, which MagicWeek called “Close-up Trick of the Year” YouTube and “Visions from Vegas”, an ingenious mentalism effect YouTube. Everyone who has seen and purchased this effect has said that they haven't seen a book test, or indeed any effect, using this method. There are effects for Mentalism, Stage, Stand up, Close up and kids too, so there’s something for everyone. The majority of his effects are also easy to master, allowing you to focus on the presentation. “We would certainly recommend him unreservedly to any society looking for an entertaining and totally original session.” Brian Lead, Modern Mystic League. “It was professional in every respect from dress to the presentation of the effects whether they be close-up, stage or children’s magic.” Liz Warlock, British Magical Society.
27/10/2014 Newcastle www.newcastle-magic-circle.org

 

27.10.14

James More Theatre of Illusion - Harrogate

Illusionist James More has just announced two special UK theatre dates for his full stage show 'Theatre of Illusion'. These dates have been scheduled between performances in Dubai and Russia, and are the only opportunity to see his full theatre show in the UK, this year. "I'm very excited to announce two very special shows for the UK this October and I can't wait to show everyone what I've worked so hard to achieve. I want people to experience the magic as it should be seen, up close and personal! Tickets are very limited. I can promise a great night with some spectacular illusions that will have you on the edge of your seat," said James. Latest trailer: Click Here. Tickets are now on sale.

Monday 27th October, 7.30pm, Harrogate Royal Hall www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk

 

28.10.14
At Home with The Magic Circle

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

Tuesday 28th October 7.30pm

Groups (20 or more) can make bookings for all available dates, subject to availability. Note: suitable for ages 14 and above. Under 14s will not be admitted.

Tickets £32.00 via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

29.10.14

James More Theatre of Illusion - Newbury

Illusionist James More has just announced two special UK theatre dates for his full stage show 'Theatre of Illusion'. These dates have been scheduled between performances in Dubai and Russia, and are the only opportunity to see his full theatre show in the UK, this year. "I'm very excited to announce two very special shows for the UK this October and I can't wait to show everyone what I've worked so hard to achieve. I want people to experience the magic as it should be seen, up close and personal! Tickets are very limited. I can promise a great night with some spectacular illusions that will have you on the edge of your seat," said James. Latest trailer: Click Here. Tickets are now on sale.

Wednesday 29th October, 7.45pm, Newbury Corn Exchange www.cornexchangenew.com.

 

NOVEMBER 2014

November Dates

Champions of Magic - Autumn 2014 Tour

"Join our award winning team of tricksters, swindlers and cheats for a spectacular night of mystery you'll be trying to work out for a very long time to come. Audiences will witness mastery of card manipulation, death defying stunts, mind boggling sleight of hand and spectacular illusions from some of the foremost performers in magic including:
Young & Strange - Grand Illusionists “Fantastic, just amazing” Jonathan Ross; Fay Presto - Queen of Close-up “Incomparable” The Stage; Alex McAleer - Master Mind Reader “Phenomenal” BBC; Edward Hilsum - Magic’s Latest Sensation “A great act” Derren Brown. Champions of Magic includes 5 world class, award winning entertainers performing everything from stage-filling illusions to magic right in the palm of spectators’ hands. Along with a live video feed, fiery pyrotechnics and stunning lighting, the show is an immersive experience in the art of magic. Press Quotes:
“Spectacular family show... take a seat and prepare to be astounded, astonished and amazed” Heart FM
“Stylish and unbelievable” The Packet
“A night of spectacular magic and illusion” West Briton

Autumn 2014 Tour Dates
Sat 1 November 2014 Colosseum, Watford www.watfordcolosseum.co.uk
Sun 2 November 2014 Corn Exchange, Kings Lynn www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk
Thurs 6 November 2014 De Montfort Hall, Leicester www.demontforthall.co.uk
Sat 8 November 2014 The Hawth, Crawley www.hawth.co.uk
Sun 9 November 2014 Wyvern Theatre, Swindon www.swindontheatres.co.uk
Fri 21 November 2014 Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch www.queens-theatre.co.uk

More information on the tour can be found at www.championsofmagic.co.uk.

 

November Dates

Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee: The 'Back Despite Popular Demand' Tour

Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee are 'Back Despite Popular Demand' later this year as they weave their spell across the country. www.pauldaniels.co.uk/tour-dates.
Nov 2nd Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage
Nov 6th Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl
Nov 7th Palace Theatre, Newark
Nov 8th Camberley Theatre

Nov 9th The Regal Cinema/Theatre Redruth
Nov 12th The Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon

Nov 13th The Swan Theatre, High Wycombe
Nov 14th St George’s Theatre, Gt Yarmouth
Nov 15th The Mill, Banbury
Nov 21st The Princess Theatre, Hunstanton

 

2.11.14

Portsmouth and District Magic Circle's 52nd Jumbo Day

Portsmouth and District Magic Circle will be holding their 52nd Jumbo Day at Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, Portsmouth on Sunday 2nd November 2014. During the day there will be lectures from Andi Gladwin, David Gemmell and Jon Armstrong. Together with a magic competition during the day and workshops. The evening the Gala show will feature Martin Cox, Ben Hart, David Gemmell and Jon Armstrong (photo). Add to this the usual buying and selling of new and second hand magic, and the annual auction, and it promises to be a day jam-packed with Magic! Further details and tickets are available from the PDMC website: www.portsmouthmagic.co.uk. Colin Rumford.

 

10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th November

The Festival of Magic - London

Jim Steinmeyer will be lecturing both during the Festival of Magic and at the International Magic Convention in London, in November. Jim is responsible for popular illusions featured by professional magicians around the world, and special effects in theatrical shows from Broadway to Las Vegas. Through his designs and his writing on historical magic, he's been credited with creating the "defining illusions in contemporary magic", deceptions featured by Doug Henning, David Copperfield, Siegfried & Roy, Harry Blackstone, Orson Welles, The Pendragons, Lance Burton, Mark Kalin & Jinger and many others. But his work is not only confined to illusions. He has created unique effects both for the stage performer and close-up worker. His lectures truly are ones that have something for everyone. His historical knowledge has been spotlighted both in his presentations at The Magic History Conference in LA and in his books, including Hiding The Elephant and Glorious Deception. The Convention will be held from November 14th -16th at The Mermaid Conference Centre in central London, and The Festival of Magic will be held from November 10th -14th at The Bridewell Theatre just off Fleet Street in London. The Festival consists of separately themed days where the stars of the Convention have a chance to speak at more length and detail, on their particular niche subjects. This year the day themes are:

Monday November 10th - Mentalism
Tuesday November 11th - Card Work
Wednesday November 12th - History Day
Thursday November 13th - Stage Magic and Performance
Friday November 14th - Bar Magic

Join International Stars of Magic at these great events. Speakers and performers alongside Jim Steinmeyer include: Tom Mullica, Jonathan Pendragon, Doc Eason, Bob Sheets, Jon Armstrong, Karl Hein, Morgan & West, and many many more. More information: www.internationalmagic.com.

 

14th, 15th, 16th November

International Magic Convention - London

Jonathan Pendragon will present his one man show on the Friday night of the International Magic Convention in London on November 14th. The convention organisers write: Not only will Jonathan be performing, but he will also be lecturing both at the main Convention and at the Festival of Magic in the week leading up to the Convention, in a special 'Stage Magic and Illusion Day'.

 

With three Presidential Galas in Washington D.C., performances for the Queen of England, the Prince of Wales and the Royal Family of Monaco under his belt, it is no surprise that he is the youngest performer to ever receive a Performing Fellowship from the Academy of Magical Arts (the governing body of the Magic Castle). Considered by many as the Master of Grand Illusion Jonathan redefined the art of illusion with a dramatic new style, “Physical Grand Illusion.” This style of Illusion put the emphasis on the physical performance instead of the prop. At a time when magician after magician presented larger and larger illusions on television, some of which were elaborate camera tricks, Jonathan wowed international audiences with illusions based on years of physical training, including dance, gymnastics, and martial arts. He created The Pendragons, an illusion team who were as spectacular in their appearance and movement as anything they presented. Metamorphosis, their most famous illusion, involved a split-second transposition that would have fooled Houdini (the illusion’s inventor), according to the 2005 50th Anniversary Edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.

 

This is an unprecedented chance to see and hear Jonathan talk about some of the groundbreaking illusions he has created and what it takes to create performances that have been seen in at least 14 prime time network television specials in the United States, and on television in approximately 50 countries around the world. As previously announced on MagicWeek, due to limited seating at The Bridewell Theatre, tickets for the Friday night Convention events are now only available as part of a full registration for the whole Convention and registration prices are being kept the same as last year for all events, if you book before March 2nd. This is a great opportunity to enjoy performances and lectures by Tom Mullica, Jonathan Pendragon and many more star names still to be released at a truly affordable rate. To register visit www.internationalmagic.com.

 

17.11.14
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 17th 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 2014

8.12.14
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 8th 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

 

27th - 30th December
The Magic Circle Christmas Show 2014

A festive treat for all the family. The doors of the world-famous Magic Circle will be open for some spectacular close-up magic and stage performances. This is the ultimate highlight in The Magic Circle's annual calendar of events and many performances sell out months in advance. Daily at 2.30pm and 7pm
Tickets £28 and £32 via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

JANUARY 2015

10th, 11th January

The Session - Cheltenham

Join Asi Wind (Israel), Michael Weber (USA), Peter Clifford (UK) and Luke Jermay (UK) at The Session in Cheltenham on January 10th and 11th, 2015, with more names to be announced over the coming months. If you're keeping score, you'll know that this year marks The Session's tenth anniversary... "for this reason we are pulling every favour, and doubling our efforts to ensure that The Session will be the best yet. Wait until you see what we have in store!" Visit www.sessionconvention.com.

 

FEBRUARY 2015

20th, 21st, 22nd February

63rd Blackpool Magicians Convention

(Details later in the year)

Registration: www.blackpoolmagic.com

 

MARCH 2015

March Dates

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

 

APRIL 2015

April Dates

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

 

MAY 2015

May Dates

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

 

18th, 19th May

Trix in the Stix -  Oswestry (Sold Out)

(Details later in the year)

Waiting list: www.practical-magic.com

 
 

JUNE 2015

June Dates

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

 

JULY 2015

July Dates

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

 

14th - 16th July

Innovention 2015 -Liverpool

From the organisers: Come and experience the Magic of Liverpool at Innovention 2015. 14th - 16th July 2015. Unlike any other Magic Convention! Superb venue - The Playhouse Theatre, right in the heart of Liverpool's City Centre; An intimate Convention - We deliberately limit the number of attendees so everyone is treated like a VIP! Everyone has a great seat for all the Lectures, Workshops, and Shows; High quality professionally produced events; Exciting line-up of talent with many surprises! Part of the first ever Liverpool Festival of Magic; Excellent choice of hotels, all within 5 minutes walk of the Playhouse Theatre; No need for taxis, or long lines waiting for buses. Everything is right there! Liverpool is a wonderful city with the superb Albert Dock overlooking the River Mersey, Liverpool One Centre with great shops, bars & restaurants, and The Cavern Club, where The Beatles began their incredible career. Registration for Innovention 2015 is £195. Special Offer! If you book and pay in full by 31st August 2014, you will receive an amazing 20% Discount and pay just £155. For full details and to register - email us at info@innoventionliverpool.com.

 

 

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