FEBRUARY 2016

February 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. Now showing in the sumptuous 5 star luxury, intimate private theatre of the Courthouse Hotel, in London’s Great Marlborough Street, W1 (nearest tube Oxford Circus)."

Show runs for 1 hour 10 minutes.
Fridays: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Show runs for 1 hour 10 minutes, Box Office from 6.30pm, Doors open 7pm, show 7.30pm. Tickets: Premium £58 (front 5 rows), Rear Seats and Standard £47. Book online via: www.thecardsharkshow.com.

 

Febriary Dates

Derren Brown Miracle Live Tour 2016

The multi-award winning acknowledged master of psychological illusion is back. Having confessed that performing live on stage gives him the greatest pleasure, Derren is, once again, looking forward to the challenge that comes with being acknowledged as one of the world's most renowned live performers; a dark manipulator of magic and mind control. This will be Derren's seventh show since 2003. Since then he has toured every year and been watched by an estimated audience of over one and a half million people. He has won two prestigious Olivier Awards, for Something Wicked This Way Comes (2006) and Svengali (2012). His last show, Infamous, was universally acclaimed by critics and audience alike. Written by Derren Brown, Andy Nyman and Andrew O’Connor and directed by Andy Nyman and Andrew O’Connor. This production is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.

February 2016
8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre
15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes Theatre
23, 24, 25, 26, 27 Brighton, Theatre Royal
29 High Wycombe, Swan Theatre

Book via www.derrenbrown.co.uk

 

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

Impossible Tour

From the producers: It has just been announced that Impossible, the most dangerous show the West End has ever seen, will arrive at the Mayflower Theatre in spring 2016 before embarking on its inaugural UK tour, visiting Liverpool, Birmingham, Sunderland, Stoke, Edinburgh and Manchester. The show features the world's greatest illusionists live on stage in a magic spectacular that will thrill and amaze audiences of all ages. Fusing death-defying stunts, technological trickery, grand stage illusions and close-up magic in a fast-paced breath-taking performance, Impossible reinvents the biggest illusions in history in the greatest magic show on earth.

Lloyd Wood (Director): “The Impossible team are embarking on an extraordinarily exciting journey bringing together masters of their craft from the UK and abroad to demonstrate their exceptional skill, dexterity and fearlessness, presenting original and inventive stage magic. Exploring the feats of the impossible with grand illusion, sleight of hand, daredevil escapology and mind-blowing mentalism we aim to inspire and thrill our audiences from all around the UK whilst taking them on a journey through the light and dark of magic, mysticism and mystery across the ages.”

Jamie Hendry (Producer): “I am thrilled that after the phenomenal reception audiences of all ages gave Impossible in London’s West End, we will be touring the show around the UK featuring bigger illusions and spectacles than ever seen in the show before. I’m delighted to see so many magic shows open since Impossible launched last year proving the magic really is back!”

 

3rd - 6th February, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
9th - 13th February, Empire Theatre, Liverpool
16th - 20th February, New Alexandra Theate, Birmingham
23rd - 27th February, Empire Theate, Sunderland
www.impossiblelive.com/tickets-tour

 

February Dates

The Intimate Magic Tour with the Amazing Paul Daniels and the Lovely Debbie McGee

"Several years ago the most entertaining magic guy in the world, Paul Daniels, together with his wife, Debbie McGee, toured with a small, intimate, magic show and had so much fun they have decided to do it again. They will be bringing their night of bafflement and laughter up and down the country with a unique show that is definitely not to be missed. If you care to visit www.pauldaniels.co.uk you will find a page listing all the awards and honours that Paul has received from magical organisations worldwide. They call him ‘The Legend’ and Dynamo has called him ‘The Godfather of Magic’. From her time as a ballet dancer in Iran, and becoming a lot more than Paul’s assistant, Debbie now appears in her own right, both on stage and on her Radio Berkshire show. In this show, as you will see, she joins in the fun that is ‘The Intimate Show’."

Feb 12th Chequer Mead Theatre, East Grinstead
Feb 18th Just the Tonic, Leicester
Feb 19th Just The Tonic, Nottingham
Feb 25th,26th & 27th Plaza Theatre, Romsey

 

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.

 

February Dates

At Home with The Magic Circle
An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. See What's On for dates. You'll learn about the history of magic and The Magic Circle itself and get to witness amazing close-up conjuring and a magical stage show as part of this highly entertaining evening. Doors open at 7pm and the event finishes at around 10pm. You'll be able to enjoy a drink in the Club Room bar and browse the treasures of The Magic Circle Museum before the magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval you'll have a further opportunity to explore our fabulous Headquarters before it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle Theatre to finish off your evening.


Tuesday 9th and 16th February
Tickets £34 for individuals or £30 for groups of 20 or more people.

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

 

February Dates

David Meade Mindreader – Fake Believe Tour 2016 Northern Ireland

"In this, his most ambitious live show yet, TV’s fastest rising star is returning to the stage following a sell out 2015 Tour, with a show that is as hilarious as it is jaw dropping! He reveals private PIN numbers, detects lies, reveals secret thoughts, and influences those around him with seemingly inexplicable results! With three new cities and seven new dates added for the 2016 schedule this is set to be the biggest and best tour to date! Last year’s tour sold out months in advance, so book your tickets now to avoid disappointment."

Tour dates and booking onfo:www.davidmeade.co.uk

 

February Dates

Life of Illusion starring Ed Masters - Ireland

"Ed Masters, Ireland’s biggest illusionist, is taking his jaw-dropping new show 'Life of Illusion' on tour in the emerald island. Juxtaposing traditional sleight of hand magic and big box illusions with mind-boggling predictions and cutting edge escape stunts, this family-friendly show is bound to thrill and amaze audiences of all ages!" For February/March tour dates and showreel video see www.edmastersmagic.com.

 

7.2.16

Magic Car Boot Sale - West Bromwich

After 23 years the final Car Boot Sale will take place on Sunday 7th February at the Masonic Hall, Edward Street, West Bromwich B70 8NT (Map). Doors open at 9am and admission is £5, including a free drink. Some stalls are still available - to book call Alec Powell on 07831 115448. For information about who will be there and any special bargains join the Facebook group - Magic Car Boot Sale. See what you are buying and enjoy a good haggle with the seller! Alec Powell.

 

9.2.16

Dave Loosley Lecture - Alakazam Magic Club, Kent

From the organisers: Dave Loosley is fast becoming one of the leading creative minds in magic. His original routines, and twists on the classics, set the stage for a fun, unique and entertaining lecture. Dave also works with Peter Nardi of Alakazam Magic, creating and advising on brand new products and future releases. This lecture is great for magicians who want to put their own originality into their magic and is aimed at the close-up working magician. "Dave's lecture is first class. Full of creative visual working magic that you'll use. Dave is a funny guy and one of magic's great thinkers, there is something for everyone." Lee Smith. Tuesday February 9th at 7.45pm. £5 for members, £10 for non-members. If you are not a member and would like to attend please contact us on 01233 637 888 to reserve your place. www.alakazammagic.club.

 

10th - 14th February

‘Das Spiel: Are You Part of the Game?’ - London

The Game has found you. As you read this you are becoming part of it. You are part of The Game. Das Spiel is a psychological immersive theatre show, a mindreading experience blurring the lines between performance and reality. Imagine being unsure if someone else has planned your greatest moments. You discover more only by playing. This Game is different. As you play, it becomes larger than you. It reaches into your past and creates the present. It makes you comfortably uncomfortable. The players are different every night and therefore The Game is different every night. Play The Game and let The Game play you. Written and performed by Philipp Oberlohr, theatre-maker, performer and illusionist.
"Intelligent, artistic, very funny" ★★★★★ Everything Theatre
"This feels personal." ★★★★★ Theatre Fullstop
"It’s funny, very funny." ★★★★ The Londonist

7.15pm 10th-14th February. Plus Matinee 4.30pm 14th February. Tickets £12.
The Cage, Vault Festival, London www.vaultfestival.com.

 

11.2.16

Freddie Davies Performance Masterclass - Manchester

From the organisers: The Art of the Stage Performer - Secrets of Presenting Yourself to an Audience - How can I present myself at my best? - Ever wonder why your act doesn’t go as well as it should? - You realise that your act needs improving but you aren’t sure what or how to change, or why! - Your act goes well but you know it could and should be better, but where do I learn this stuff? - Why aren’t you getting the applause you know you should be getting? If you’ve pondered any of these questions, you are in luck, because now is your golden opportunity to find at least some of the answers. Freddie Davies comes from a showbiz family, grew up in the Variety era, the forties and the fifties, and has enormous knowledge of his craft from both sides of the footlights. Two decades as a nationally known comedian and even three more as a director, producer and agent. Freddie's masterclass will cover the tips, techniques, strategies and tactics known by the old pros on presenting themselves to best advantage, and these secrets are practically unknown to today's magicians, comedians and stand-up performers. Thursday 11th February at the Three Minute Theatre, Oldham Street, Manchester at 7.30pm with an interview at 3pm. Tickets £40. Further details: facebook.com/events/622268617912237.

 

18.2.16

Peter Antoniou - 'Psychic' Comedian at Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival

Direct from London's West End to Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival. If you could ask a psychic a question what would it be? A clue about your past, present, future? Your love life or just what colour is your underwear? Think of your question and Psychic Comedian Peter Antoniou will read it from your mind and provide an answer. Stand-up comedy meets mind reading. Thursday 18th February at 8pm. Tickets: £8 (£6). Upstairs @ The Western, 70 Western Road, Leicester LE3 0GA (Map). www.upstairsatthewestern.com.

 

18.2.16

Blackpool Magicians' Festival Auction

From the organisers: A Giant Magic Auction is being held on Thursday 18th February at 1pm in the Winter Gardens, Church Street, Blackpool. Hundreds of magical items have been entered including: Svensons Mossman Flea Circus, The Assassin Card Sword, Frank Preston Duck Bucket, Wolf's Magic Run Wolf Run, Wolf's Magic Blow Your Stack, Mind Pad 2, Gum Ball Machine, Wellington Magic Switchboard, Axtell Pro Magic Drawing Board, Xavier Tapias Electronic Rabbit in Hat, Sterling Magic Liar, Liar, etc. Door charge £3.00 unless you have already registered for the Festival in which case it is free of charge. Star Auctioneers Mike Shepherd and Derek Lever. Further information from Derek Lever, email: d.lever1@sky.com.

 

19th, 20th, 21st February

64th Blackpool Magic Convention

Starring: Jeff McBride, Larry Hass, Eugene Burger, Omar Pasha, Victor Voitko, Paul Wilson, Shin Lim, Pat Fallon, Guy Barrett, Norman Barrett, George Kovari, Christian Farla, Jay Sankey, Danny Hunt's Amethyst, Will Houston, John Martin, Ian Rowland, Mark Mason, Gerald Le Guilloux, The Magic Eagles, Vladimir Volkoff, Hector Mancha, Igor Trifunov, Donimo, Gwenaelle, Pierric, Otto Wessely, Duo Monastyrsky, The Jindinis, Ken Dodd and Dave Bonsall, with more to follow. All VIP registrations have now been sold. Gold Card registrations are still available, but selling very quickly so hurry! It's going to be another amazing three days of jam-packed magic! For full registration details visit www.blackpoolmagic.com.

 

21.2.16

Blackpool Magic Festival Special

From the organisers: A Pay To View Event by Jeff McBride, Eugene Burger and Larry Hass entitled 'A Day at The Las Vegas Magic and Mystery School' will be held on the Sunday. This is a super session workshop lasting 3 hours on Sunday 21st February at 2pm in the Winter Gardens, Church Street, Blackpool. The cost is only £80.00. To register for this fantastic event email d.lever1@sky.com or ring Derek Lever on 01253 810113.

 

24.2.16

Jeff McBride, Eugene Burger and Larry Haas at the Wolverhampton Circle of Magicians

Sue Oakley writes: Jeff McBride, Eugene Burger and Larry Haas will be presenting their lecture/workshop at the Wolverhampton Circle of Magicians on Wednesday 24th February. This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see these 3 great magicians lecture together. Visiting magicians welcome for just £10 each. If you would like to book a place, please contact sueoakley61@gmail.com. Lecture starts at 8pm at The ECC Sports & Social Club, Showell Road, Wolverhampton WV10 9LU (Map).

 

26.2.16

An Evening of Magic and Michael Bublé - Kettering

TV’s Puzzle Paul presents An Evening of Magic and a Tribute to Michael Bublé featuring top magicians Jamie Docherty, Matthew Garrett and Mark Paul, also featuring the sounds of Michael Bublé by Nick Martland. The show features magic, mind reading, comedy and grand illusions suitable for all ages! You will not believe your eyes as you see the impossible happen right in front of you! The team have been touring for the past two years and are looking forward to bringing the show to the Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering on Friday 26th February. Tickets available from just £11 via www.magiceventslive.co.uk.

 

27.2.16

Mystery School: Focus on Parlour & Stage Magic - Hertfordshire

Focus on Parlour & Stage Magic, with Mystery School: Jeff McBride, Eugene Burger and Lawrence Hass

Saturday 27th February 2016. 11am-10pm. Near London (Broxbourne, Hertfordshire). From the organisers: This full day of magical teaching focuses on parlour and stage performance. With a saturated close-up market, magicians who have a strong repertoire of parlour and stage magic are ahead of the crowd, earning bigger fees and booking more prestigious gigs. Learn the business side of how to get this kind of work, as well as how to structure a commercial parlour and stage show. The day includes a late lunch, lectures, workshops, break-out groups and hands-on teaching. You’ll then watch the Mystery School at work as they present a full evening show 'Masters of Magic' to a public audience. In addition you will receive a free Master Key package to unlock exclusive content unavailable elsewhere by Jeff, Eugene and Lawrence, giving you online access to lectures, magic talks and much, much more worth £75! In effect, if you snap up an Early Bird ticket offer you'll get your money back! Price: £90. Includes welcome drinks on arrival, tea/coffee throughout the day, late lunch buffet (served approx. 3pm), all sessions and workshops and ticket to the public show ‘Masters of Magic’. Plus free access to Paradise Wildlife Park itself, home to stunning big cats and much, much more. (Note: All events happen within the grounds of Paradise Wildlife Park). To book Click Here.

 

28.2.16

Mystery School: Focus on Mentalism, Bizarre & Storytelling Magic - Hertfordshire

Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, February 2016. From the organisers: Join Jeff McBride, Eugene Burger and Lawrence Hass of Mystery School for a full day of magical teaching with a focus on mentalism, bizarre and storytelling performances. Delving deep into magical drama, scripting, theatre and delivery, having an understanding of how to present these forms of magic routines will elevate you and your performances to a whole new level. Then learn the business of being bizarre; how to get those all important high paid gigs to showcase your theatrically charged magic. The day includes refreshments, a late lunch, lectures, workshops, breakout groups, hands-on teaching… and then you’ll enjoy a special hour-long show featuring Eugene, Jeff and Lawrence practicing what they preach. The day finishes at 7pm, and you’re invited to join the Mystery School for dinner in a nearby restaurant (Dutch) until 10pm. The event is near London, easily accessible by train and all major motorways. Early Bird Ticket price (until December) is just £75 and if you snap up one of the limited tickets available you’ll receive an exclusive Master-Key package giving you access to unlock more magic, theory and lectures from the McBride Mystery School online worth £75 - in effect getting your money back! It’s rare to have these magic masters together in the UK, so make sure you don’t miss out. Sunday 28th February 2016. 11am-7pm. Broxbourne, Hertfordshire. Sign-up today: Click Here.

 

29.2.16

Daniel Chard Lecture - Newcastle Magic Circle
Monday 29th February 2016: Daniel Chard is a professional magician from Bristol. He has been a resident of the UK ́s premier magic bar 'Illusions Magic Bar' and performed two seasons at the 'House of Illusion' in Salou, Spain. When he ́s not rocking the bar, you'll find Daniel performing at weddings, corporate events and at private parties. His debut sell out release 'Chardshark' (RSVP Magic) received great reviews and helped spread word of Daniel'́s work. He released some of his pet sleights on a project called 'Violin' (Magical Sleight), then followed a series of downloads with Ellusionist. Maturing as a creator and a performer, his latest project 'Chardistry' is quickly gaining recognition amongst his peers. Meeting address: Neville Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE (Map). Doors open at 7pm, lecture starts at 7.45pm. Email Tony Junior for details and visiting fees: nmcsecretary@outlook.com.

 

MARCH 2016

March Dates

Derren Brown Miracle Live Tour 2016

The multi-award winning acknowledged master of psychological illusion is back. Having confessed that performing live on stage gives him the greatest pleasure, Derren is, once again, looking forward to the challenge that comes with being acknowledged as one of the world's most renowned live performers; a dark manipulator of magic and mind control. This will be Derren's seventh show since 2003. Since then he has toured every year and been watched by an estimated audience of over one and a half million people. He has won two prestigious Olivier Awards, for Something Wicked This Way Comes (2006) and Svengali (2012). His last show, Infamous, was universally acclaimed by critics and audience alike. Written by Derren Brown, Andy Nyman and Andrew O’Connor and directed by Andy Nyman and Andrew O’Connor. This production is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.
March 2016
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 High Wycombe, Swan Theatre
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Swansea, Grand Theatre
14, 15, 17, 18, 19 Southend, The Cliifs Pavilion
28, 29, 30, 31 Llandudno, Theatr Cymru

Book via www.derrenbrown.co.uk

 

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-13th Odyssey Arena, Belfast

March 16th-20th 3Arena, Dublin
See www.dynamomagician.com to book

 

March Dates

The Intimate Magic Tour with the Amazing Paul Daniels and the Lovely Debbie McGee

"Several years ago the most entertaining magic guy in the world, Paul Daniels, together with his wife, Debbie McGee, toured with a small, intimate, magic show and had so much fun they have decided to do it again. They will be bringing their night of bafflement and laughter up and down the country with a unique show that is definitely not to be missed. If you care to visit www.pauldaniels.co.uk you will find a page listing all the awards and honours that Paul has received from magical organisations worldwide. They call him ‘The Legend’ and Dynamo has called him ‘The Godfather of Magic’. From her time as a ballet dancer in Iran, and becoming a lot more than Paul’s assistant, Debbie now appears in her own right, both on stage and on her Radio Berkshire show. In this show, as you will see, she joins in the fun that is ‘The Intimate Show’."
March 3rd Hot Water Comedy Club , Liverpool
March 4th Duchess Theatre, York
March 5th Glusburn theatre, Yorkshire
March 10th Orchard Theatre, Kent
March 12th Perton Community Centre
March 17th The Wardrobe, Leeds
March 18th Walton Playhouse, Walton On Thames
March 24th Gloucester Guildhall, Gloucester
March 25th Westcliff Theatre, Clacton

 

March 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. Now showing in the sumptuous 5 star luxury, intimate private theatre of the Courthouse Hotel, in London’s Great Marlborough Street, W1 (nearest tube Oxford Circus)."

Show runs for 1 hour 10 minutes.
Fridays: 4th, 11th, 18th
Show runs for 1 hour 10 minutes, Box Office from 6.30pm, Doors open 7pm, show 7.30pm. Tickets: Premium £58 (front 5 rows), Rear Seats and Standard £47. Book online via: www.thecardsharkshow.com.

 

March Dates

Impossible Tour 2016

From the producers: It has just been announced that Impossible, the most dangerous show the West End has ever seen, will arrive at the Mayflower Theatre in spring 2016 before embarking on its inaugural UK tour, visiting Liverpool, Birmingham, Sunderland, Stoke, Edinburgh and Manchester. The show features the world's greatest illusionists live on stage in a magic spectacular that will thrill and amaze audiences of all ages. Fusing death-defying stunts, technological trickery, grand stage illusions and close-up magic in a fast-paced breath-taking performance, Impossible reinvents the biggest illusions in history in the greatest magic show on earth.

Lloyd Wood (Director): “The Impossible team are embarking on an extraordinarily exciting journey bringing together masters of their craft from the UK and abroad to demonstrate their exceptional skill, dexterity and fearlessness, presenting original and inventive stage magic. Exploring the feats of the impossible with grand illusion, sleight of hand, daredevil escapology and mind-blowing mentalism we aim to inspire and thrill our audiences from all around the UK whilst taking them on a journey through the light and dark of magic, mysticism and mystery across the ages.”

Jamie Hendry (Producer): “I am thrilled that after the phenomenal reception audiences of all ages gave Impossible in London’s West End, we will be touring the show around the UK featuring bigger illusions and spectacles than ever seen in the show before. I’m delighted to see so many magic shows open since Impossible launched last year proving the magic really is back!”


8th - 12th March, Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent
15th - 19th March, Playhouse, Edinburgh
22nd - 26th March, Palace Theatre, Manchester
www.impossiblelive.com/tickets-tour

 

March Dates

Champions of Magic UK Tour

Starring: Young & Strange, Fay Presto, Alex the Mind Reader and Edward Hilsum. From the producers: Join 5 of the World’s top illusionists for a spectacular night of mystery that’ll keep you guessing for a long time to come. With over 16 million online views between them, the cast includes international award winners presenting incredible mind reading, stunning close-up magic and daring large-scale illusions. Witness the impossible, including disappearances, teleportation and a heart stopping finale that sees one performer walk through the spinning steel blades of a giant industrial fan, all presented with lighting and pyrotechnics to rival the biggest arena productions.

“World-class illusionists... you will have to go to see what happens” Jersey Evening Post.

“Spectacular family show... take a seat and prepare to be astounded, astonished and amazed” Heart FM.

26th March – Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells
28th March – Opera House, Buxton
29th March – Charter Theatre, Preston
30th March – Grand Theatre, Lancaster
31st March – Britannia Theatre, Chatham
Visit www.championsofmagic.co.uk for full details.

 

March Dates

David Meade Mindreader – Fake Believe Tour 2016 Northern Ireland

"In this, his most ambitious live show yet, TV’s fastest rising star is returning to the stage following a sell out 2015 Tour, with a show that is as hilarious as it is jaw dropping! He reveals private PIN numbers, detects lies, reveals secret thoughts, and influences those around him with seemingly inexplicable results! With three new cities and seven new dates added for the 2016 schedule this is set to be the biggest and best tour to date! Last year’s tour sold out months in advance, so book your tickets now to avoid disappointment."

Tour dates and booking onfo:www.davidmeade.co.uk

 

March Dates

Life of Illusion starring Ed Masters - Ireland

"Ed Masters, Ireland’s biggest illusionist, is taking his jaw-dropping new show 'Life of Illusion' on tour in the emerald island. Juxtaposing traditional sleight of hand magic and big box illusions with mind-boggling predictions and cutting edge escape stunts, this family-friendly show is bound to thrill and amaze audiences of all ages!" For February/March tour dates and showreel video see www.edmastersmagic.com.

 

4.3.16

Close-up Magic at The Magic Circle - London

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! Friday 4th March. Doors open 7pm, event starts at 7.30pm and finishes at 9.30pm. Tickets £19.75 plus transaction fee from www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events or www.seetickets.com. Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map). Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events. Although all shows are of a universal nature and young enthusiasts are welcomed, 80 minutes of close-up is not usually recommended for those under 10. No refunds will be issued for under 10s.

 

11th - 13th March

The 13th South Tyneside International Magic Festival Convention

One of the UK’s most intimate magic conventions is making a welcome return for 2016. The South Tyneside International Magic Festival, renowned for offering direct access to some of the industry’s most experienced stars, will mark its 13th year with three days of activities starting Friday March 11th 2016. Highlights will include a series of lectures covering everything from children’s magic to close-up, as well as a dealers' showcase, interactive workshops and discussion sessions designed to share best practice in comedy magic and more.

 

Aimed at professional performers and the most ardent magic fans, the event will also boast exclusive performances and offer access to two International Gala Shows featuring magicians and illusionists from around the world. Former Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year, John Archer, will appear at both shows and is working alongside organisers, South Tyneside Council, to run this year’s event. “I have been involved with the South Tyneside International Magic Festival Convention since the very beginning,” he said. “Over the years I’ve taken part as a delegate and as a performer; this will be the second time I've helped South Tyneside Council to bring everything together behind the scenes.” Tickets for S.T.I.M.F 2016 have been frozen at this year’s rate of £65 and are available now by contacting Karri Prinn on 0191 4554031 or emailing karri.prinn@southtyneside.gov.uk. 11th - 13th March 2016. For more information visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk/magicfestival.

 

March Dates

At Home with The Magic Circle
An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. See What's On for dates. You'll learn about the history of magic and The Magic Circle itself and get to witness amazing close-up conjuring and a magical stage show as part of this highly entertaining evening. Doors open at 7pm and the event finishes at around 10pm. You'll be able to enjoy a drink in the Club Room bar and browse the treasures of The Magic Circle Museum before the magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval you'll have a further opportunity to explore our fabulous Headquarters before it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle Theatre to finish off your evening.


Tuesday 8th and 22rd March
Tickets £34 for individuals or £30 for groups of 20 or more people.

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

 

APRIL 2016

April Dates

Derren Brown Miracle Live Tour 2016

The multi-award winning acknowledged master of psychological illusion is back. Having confessed that performing live on stage gives him the greatest pleasure, Derren is, once again, looking forward to the challenge that comes with being acknowledged as one of the world's most renowned live performers; a dark manipulator of magic and mind control. This will be Derren's seventh show since 2003. Since then he has toured every year and been watched by an estimated audience of over one and a half million people. He has won two prestigious Olivier Awards, for Something Wicked This Way Comes (2006) and Svengali (2012). His last show, Infamous, was universally acclaimed by critics and audience alike. Written by Derren Brown, Andy Nyman and Andrew O’Connor and directed by Andy Nyman and Andrew O’Connor. This production is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.

April 2016
1, 2 Llandudno, Theatr Cymru
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Cardiff, Wales Millennium Centre
11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 Wolverhampton, Grand Theatre
18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 Southampton, Mayflower
25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 Woking, New Victoria Theatre
Book via www.derrenbrown.co.uk

 

April Dates

Paul Zerdin - Spongefinger. Tour 2016

'Paul Zerdin - Spongefinger', on a nationwide tour, starting in April 2016 (Tour Dates). Join Paul, cheeky pre-adolescent Sam, belligerent OAP Albert and the precocious Baby for an evening of hilarious ventriloquism and high jinks. Paul has been invited to perform at The Royal Variety performance a record three times, as well as racking up millions of views on YouTube.
“Paul Zerdin is in a league of his own. Pure audience gratifying magic” Time Out.
“A ventriloquist for the South Park generation” The Stage.
“A real master at work” Howard Stern.

 

April Dates

Champions of Magic UK Tour

Starring: Young & Strange, Fay Presto, Alex the Mind Reader and Edward Hilsum. From the producers: Join 5 of the World’s top illusionists for a spectacular night of mystery that’ll keep you guessing for a long time to come. With over 16 million online views between them, the cast includes international award winners presenting incredible mind reading, stunning close-up magic and daring large-scale illusions. Witness the impossible, including disappearances, teleportation and a heart stopping finale that sees one performer walk through the spinning steel blades of a giant industrial fan, all presented with lighting and pyrotechnics to rival the biggest arena productions.

“World-class illusionists... you will have to go to see what happens” Jersey Evening Post.

“Spectacular family show... take a seat and prepare to be astounded, astonished and amazed” Heart FM.

1st April – Theatre Royal, Lincoln
2nd April – The Castle, Wellingborough
3rd April – The Lowry, Salford Quays (2 shows)
4th April – Swan Theatre, High Wycombe
5th April – Lighthouse Theatre, Poole
6th April – Forum Theatre, Billingham
7th April – Courtyard Arts, Hereford
8th April – Civic Theatre, Chelmsford
9th April – GLive, Guildford
10th April – Marina Theatre, Lowestoft
Visit www.championsofmagic.co.uk for full details. Further 2016 dates to be announced shortly.

 

April Dates

Keith Barry Brain Hacker - UK Tour

Keith Barry has established himself as Ireland’s biggest touring entertainment star with a series of sell-out shows and record breaking theatre runs. Now a household name as part of ITV’s brand-new Saturday night entertainment format 'You’re Back in the Room' he brings his show Brain Hacker on a UK tour. Brain Hacker promises to be a show that you won’t forget in a hurry. Using a combination of mind control, deception, mentalism and hypnotism Keith hacks the brains of his audience to unlock a safe, move inanimate objects, and enter the world of the paranormal. As a world-renowned performer, Keith has toured for many years showcasing his mind-blowing skills in every corner of the globe (including residencies in Las Vegas). As a result he has starred in over 40 international TV shows, including The Ellen DeGeneres show four times, The Jimmy Kimmel show and his own series Deception with Keith Barry for the Discovery Channel. This March he joins Phillip Schofield on ITV as part of their prime-time entertainment show 'You’re Back in the Room' where contestants will be playing physical and logical games under hypnotism, for big cash prizes. Tour dates: April/May 2016. Book via: www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/keith-barry.

 

April Dates

The Intimate Magic Tour with the Amazing Paul Daniels and the Lovely Debbie McGee

"Several years ago the most entertaining magic guy in the world, Paul Daniels, together with his wife, Debbie McGee, toured with a small, intimate, magic show and had so much fun they have decided to do it again. They will be bringing their night of bafflement and laughter up and down the country with a unique show that is definitely not to be missed. If you care to visit www.pauldaniels.co.uk you will find a page listing all the awards and honours that Paul has received from magical organisations worldwide. They call him ‘The Legend’ and Dynamo has called him ‘The Godfather of Magic’. From her time as a ballet dancer in Iran, and becoming a lot more than Paul’s assistant, Debbie now appears in her own right, both on stage and on her Radio Berkshire show. In this show, as you will see, she joins in the fun that is ‘The Intimate Show’."
April 1st The Harlington, Fleet
April 17th The Mill at Sonning
April 21st & 22nd Barnfield Theatre, Exeter
April 23rd Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis
April 28th Crescent Theatre, Birmingham

 

9th, 10th April

The Northern Magic Circle Convention

The Northern Magic Circle Convention once again returns to the beautiful town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire, for its 60th annual convention (9th, 10th April 2016). Danny Hunt writes: Located in the town centre the convention take place in the town's beautiful Victorian theatre. This year's convention will feature some of the brightest stars in magic! Including the manipulative magic of Oliver Tabor, time travelling illusionists Morgan & West and The Magic Circle's Young Magicians of the Year Destiny. As well as star-studded lectures from Andi Gladwin, Paul Stone, Morgan & West and Luke Jermay. There is a fantastic Children's Show and Gala Show with some of magic's biggest stars! £55 for members £65 non members. More acts to be announced soon so keep an eye on magic press for details or book online at www.northernmagiccircle.org.uk.

 

April Dates

At Home with The Magic Circle
An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. See What's On for dates. You'll learn about the history of magic and The Magic Circle itself and get to witness amazing close-up conjuring and a magical stage show as part of this highly entertaining evening. Doors open at 7pm and the event finishes at around 10pm. You'll be able to enjoy a drink in the Club Room bar and browse the treasures of The Magic Circle Museum before the magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval you'll have a further opportunity to explore our fabulous Headquarters before it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle Theatre to finish off your evening.


Tuesday 12th and 26th April
Tickets £34 for individuals or £30 for groups of 20 or more people.

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

 

4.4.16

The Brighton E-Vent Ventriloquism Masterclass

From the organisers: The Puppet Hut and John 'Kimmo' Kimmons present an exciting new Ventriloquist development day, 'The Brighton E-Vent Ventriloquism Masterclass' which is to be held on Monday 4th April 2016 in the super cool Nightingale Room, opposite Brighton railway station. We wanted to hold a day that's focused on learning this fantastic and growing art form - it's all set to be a really fantastic day! We can now confirm that as well as John 'Kimmo' Kimmons we have Britain's Got Talent finalist and UK ventriloquist Steve Hewlett joining us, along with a few extra surprises such as an appearance by TV and comedy script writer Terry Adlam. The day is open to all abilities and will cater for everyone from the complete novice to those already performing and wanting to further what they are doing with their ventriloquism. Topics will include presentations, talks and lectures on lip control and technique, script development and puppet manipulation. The day promises to be a huge amount of fun. Follow their Facebook group E-VENTS UK or visit www.thepuppethut.com for further details of this fantastic event. With the popularity of ventriloquism and puppets as it is at he moment this is set to sell out fast! Numbers are strictly limited.

 

21.4.16

The Quayside Cabaret Club @ Newcastle's Quayside

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

 

29th April - 1st May

Belfast MagiCon 2016

Registration for Belfast MagiCon 2016 is now open! With Roberto Giobbbi and John Lenahan already confirmed and more acts to follow, this intimate convention held in the heart of Belfast is shaping up to be an exciting event for Magicians to attend. Dates are Friday 29th April 2016, Saturday 30th April 2016 and Sunday 1st May 2016. We are pleased to announce also that Roberto Giobbi will be hosting his Dai Vernon Seminar on Monday 2nd May 2016 as an extra special treat. Filled with lectures, workshops, dealers and performances galore, you don't want to miss this opportunity to see the magic and experience the city of Belfast. Please visit www.belfastmagicconvention2016.webs.com for full details and registration prices, and email belfastmagicconvention2016@gmail.com to register. Nicola Cunningham.

 

MAY 2016

May Dates

The Intimate Magic Tour with the Amazing Paul Daniels and the Lovely Debbie McGee

"Several years ago the most entertaining magic guy in the world, Paul Daniels, together with his wife, Debbie McGee, toured with a small, intimate, magic show and had so much fun they have decided to do it again. They will be bringing their night of bafflement and laughter up and down the country with a unique show that is definitely not to be missed. If you care to visit www.pauldaniels.co.uk you will find a page listing all the awards and honours that Paul has received from magical organisations worldwide. They call him ‘The Legend’ and Dynamo has called him ‘The Godfather of Magic’. From her time as a ballet dancer in Iran, and becoming a lot more than Paul’s assistant, Debbie now appears in her own right, both on stage and on her Radio Berkshire show. In this show, as you will see, she joins in the fun that is ‘The Intimate Show’."
May 3rd Glor Theatre, Ennis – Ireland
May 4th An Grianan Theatre, Ireland
May 5th Town Hall theatre, Galway – Ireland
May 6th Dunamaise Arts Centre, Ireland
May 7th The Moat Theatre, Ireland
May 13th Theatre Royle, Dumfries
May 14th Ayr Town Hall
May 21st The Rose Club, Wigan
May 23rd, 24th & 25th Tricks in the sticks

 

May Dates

Derren Brown Miracle Live Tour 2016

The multi-award winning acknowledged master of psychological illusion is back. Having confessed that performing live on stage gives him the greatest pleasure, Derren is, once again, looking forward to the challenge that comes with being acknowledged as one of the world's most renowned live performers; a dark manipulator of magic and mind control. This will be Derren's seventh show since 2003. Since then he has toured every year and been watched by an estimated audience of over one and a half million people. He has won two prestigious Olivier Awards, for Something Wicked This Way Comes (2006) and Svengali (2012). His last show, Infamous, was universally acclaimed by critics and audience alike. Written by Derren Brown, Andy Nyman and Andrew O’Connor and directed by Andy Nyman and Andrew O’Connor. This production is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.

May 2016
9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 Bristol, Hippodrome
16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 Belfast, Grand Opera House
23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 Dublin, Bord Gais Theatre
30, 31 Leeds, Grand Theatre
Book via www.derrenbrown.co.uk

 

May Dates

Keith Barry Brain Hacker - UK Tour

Keith Barry has established himself as Ireland’s biggest touring entertainment star with a series of sell-out shows and record breaking theatre runs. Now a household name as part of ITV’s brand-new Saturday night entertainment format 'You’re Back in the Room' he brings his show Brain Hacker on a UK tour. Brain Hacker promises to be a show that you won’t forget in a hurry. Using a combination of mind control, deception, mentalism and hypnotism Keith hacks the brains of his audience to unlock a safe, move inanimate objects, and enter the world of the paranormal. As a world-renowned performer, Keith has toured for many years showcasing his mind-blowing skills in every corner of the globe (including residencies in Las Vegas). As a result he has starred in over 40 international TV shows, including The Ellen DeGeneres show four times, The Jimmy Kimmel show and his own series Deception with Keith Barry for the Discovery Channel. This March he joins Phillip Schofield on ITV as part of their prime-time entertainment show 'You’re Back in the Room' where contestants will be playing physical and logical games under hypnotism, for big cash prizes. Tour dates: April/May 2016. Book via: www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/keith-barry.

 

6th - 8th May

SAMS Convention 2016

From the organisers: The 2016 convention will be taking place at Adamton House Hotel, Monkton (near Prestwick Airport) on 6th, 7th & 8th May. Similar to the 2015 convention, the Saturday night Gala Show will be replaced by a Dinner / Cabaret in the hotel. This format proved to be a great success and the delegates were keen to give it another go. Acts: For the Saturday Night Cabaret, the following acts have been confirmed - UK stand up comedy magician Mel Mellers, International Illusionist Andrew Green and last, but by no means least, the winner of the 2015 SAMS Stage competition, Steven Blair. Lecturers: Mel Mellers will be giving a lecture, Harry Robson will give his "close-up lecture" and Ian Davis (who has taken part in the UK Children's Entertainer of the Year, on two occasions) will lecture on "Kids Magic". Dealers: Harry Robson, Ian Davis, Adam Topham, Alan Duncan, Heidi Costumes and hopefully Jimmy Craig. Registration fees have not been finalised as yet. We are waiting on confirmation from the hotel as to the cost of the meal for the dinner / cabaret as this will be have a bearing on what the registration fees are. Further information will follow when we find out. Our Registration Secretary this year is Graeme Taylor and he can be contacted via emearg112@hotmail.com or 07918 903947. Website www.scottishassociationofmagicalsocieties.co.uk.

 

8.5.16

56th Bristol Day of Magic

Paul MacLeavy writes: The Bristol Society of Magic have assembled an attractive and eclectic programme for their 56th Annual Day of Magic to be held on Sunday 8th May at Nailsea Arts Academy, Nailsea, Bristol, BS48 2LE. Already confirmed to appear are multi-award winning international magician Richard Griffin, highly skilled multi-talented comedy juggler Matt Pang, the aesthetically artistic act of Megan Knowles-Bacon, the comedy magic of Mark James, and the close-up dexterity of David Jones. More names to follow. For further details see www.bristoldayofmagic.com.

 

May Dates

At Home with The Magic Circle
An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. See What's On for dates. You'll learn about the history of magic and The Magic Circle itself and get to witness amazing close-up conjuring and a magical stage show as part of this highly entertaining evening. Doors open at 7pm and the event finishes at around 10pm. You'll be able to enjoy a drink in the Club Room bar and browse the treasures of The Magic Circle Museum before the magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval you'll have a further opportunity to explore our fabulous Headquarters before it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle Theatre to finish off your evening.


Tuesday 10th and 17th May
Tickets £34 for individuals or £30 for groups of 20 or more people.

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

 

15.5.16

Merlins One Day Magic Celebration

21st Birthday Celebrations. On Sunday 15th May 2016, Merlin's will be celebrating their 21 years as magic dealers by holding a One Day Magic Celebration. The day will consist of lectures, workshops, side-shows and finish with a Gala Magic Show in the evening. All to be held at Wakefield's newly refurbished Unity House which has excellent facilities including a café, bar, parking and is just a 2 minute walk from Westgate railway station. To register your interest email merlins@btconnect.com and they will send you further details, by the end of January 2016. www.merlinswakefield.com.

 

19.5.16

Paul Daniels & Lovely Debbie McGee with Chris Cross - Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Thursday 19th May at the Montana Lounge (upstairs at Prima Pizza Pasta, The Side, Bottom of Dean Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne). Tickets: £45 including a three-course Italian meal, a Q&A Session with Paul, Debbie & Chris and an After-Dinner Show. Chris writes: "I really can't wait to bring more Live Variety Entertainment to my home city of Newcastle this year. I've got some brilliant acts up my sleeve, who I've met whilst performing around the globe! I'm thrilled to welcome back the Magical Legend that is Mr Paul Daniels too, and the Lovely Debbie McGee! I booked Paul for my Quayside Cabaret Club last year and the event was a sell-out - it was a cracking night with an entertainment legend - expect a show just as great this year!" For tickets email info@chris-cross.co.uk.

 

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. 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

June Dates

Derren Brown Miracle Live Tour 2016

The multi-award winning acknowledged master of psychological illusion is back. Having confessed that performing live on stage gives him the greatest pleasure, Derren is, once again, looking forward to the challenge that comes with being acknowledged as one of the world's most renowned live performers; a dark manipulator of magic and mind control. This will be Derren's seventh show since 2003. Since then he has toured every year and been watched by an estimated audience of over one and a half million people. He has won two prestigious Olivier Awards, for Something Wicked This Way Comes (2006) and Svengali (2012). His last show, Infamous, was universally acclaimed by critics and audience alike. Written by Derren Brown, Andy Nyman and Andrew O’Connor and directed by Andy Nyman and Andrew O’Connor. This production is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.

June 2016
1, 2, 3, 4 Leeds, Grand Theatre
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Salford Quays, The Lowry
20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 Newcastle, Theatre Royal
27, 28, 29, 30 Nottingham, Theatre Royal
Book via www.derrenbrown.co.uk

 

June Dates

The Intimate Magic Tour with the Amazing Paul Daniels and the Lovely Debbie McGee

"Several years ago the most entertaining magic guy in the world, Paul Daniels, together with his wife, Debbie McGee, toured with a small, intimate, magic show and had so much fun they have decided to do it again. They will be bringing their night of bafflement and laughter up and down the country with a unique show that is definitely not to be missed. If you care to visit www.pauldaniels.co.uk you will find a page listing all the awards and honours that Paul has received from magical organisations worldwide. They call him ‘The Legend’ and Dynamo has called him ‘The Godfather of Magic’. From her time as a ballet dancer in Iran, and becoming a lot more than Paul’s assistant, Debbie now appears in her own right, both on stage and on her Radio Berkshire show. In this show, as you will see, she joins in the fun that is ‘The Intimate Show’."
June 11th Britannia Theatre, Chatham
June 25th The Astor Theatre, Kent

 

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.

 

June Dates

At Home with The Magic Circle
An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. See What's On for dates. You'll learn about the history of magic and The Magic Circle itself and get to witness amazing close-up conjuring and a magical stage show as part of this highly entertaining evening. Doors open at 7pm and the event finishes at around 10pm. You'll be able to enjoy a drink in the Club Room bar and browse the treasures of The Magic Circle Museum before the magic begins at 7.30pm. During the interval you'll have a further opportunity to explore our fabulous Headquarters before it's time for a dazzling show in The Magic Circle Theatre to finish off your evening.


Tuesday 14th and 28th June
Tickets £34 for individuals or £30 for groups of 20 or more people.

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

 

June Dates

Jamie Raven Live on Stage

Jamie Raven burst onto an unsuspecting world during the 2015 series of Britain’s Got Talent. His magic amazed audiences and even made Simon Cowell exclaim, “I now actually believe in magic!”

16th June - St David Hall, Cardiff - www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk
17th June - Dorking Halls, Dorking - www.dorkinghalls.co.uk
18th June - De Montfort Hall, Leicester - www.demontforthall.co.uk
19th June - The Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury - www.atgtickets.com
21st June - Theatre Royal, Norwich - www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk
22nd June - Derngate Theatre, Northampton - www.royalandderngate.co.uk
23rd June - Swan Theatre, Wycombe - www.wycombeswan.co.uk
24th June - Alban Arena, St Albans - www.alban-arena.co.uk
25th June - New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon - www.atgtickets.com
26th June - Corn Exchange, Kings Lynn - www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk
27th June - Beck Theatre, Hayes - www.becktheatre.org.uk
28th June - Wyvern Theatre, Swindon - www.swindontheatres.co.uk
29th June - Mercury Theatre, Colchester - www.mercurytheatre.co.uk
30th June - The Anvil, Basingstoke - www.anvilarts.org.uk

 

JULY 2016

1st - 8th July

The 7th Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Back for the 7th year, MagicFest Gala brings the best magic and variety talent from around the world to Edinburgh, many making their Scottish debuts. Enjoy a selection of the most mind-blowing illusionists and adventurous variety acts. Sometimes funny, sometimes heart-warming, sometimes shocking/thrilling/chilling. Always amazing and skilful, and always with forensic attention to detail. "Lifetimes are spent creating magic acts that are so fantastic the performer will spend years touring this ‘perfect show’ globally. MagicFest Gala taps into this underground market and offers the only opportunity to experience these innovative magic and variety acts in Scotland. This is our second year at the Festival Theatre with this show and we’re so happy to be back. One of the city of Edinburgh’s most amazing stories is around illusionist ‘The Great Lafayette’ who performed his last ever show here." Kevin McMahon, Artistic Director. 1st - 8th July 2016. For more information visit www.magicfest.co.uk.

 

July Dates

Jamie Raven Live on Stage

Jamie Raven burst onto an unsuspecting world during the 2015 series of Britain’s Got Talent. His magic amazed audiences and even made Simon Cowell exclaim, “I now actually believe in magic!”
1st July - Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone - www.atgtickets.com
2nd July - Tyne Theatre, Newcastle - www.tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk
3rd July - Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-On-Sea - www.southendtheatres.org.uk
4th July - Grand Opera House, York - www.atgtickets.com

 

July Dates

Derren Brown Miracle Live Tour 2016

The multi-award winning acknowledged master of psychological illusion is back. Having confessed that performing live on stage gives him the greatest pleasure, Derren is, once again, looking forward to the challenge that comes with being acknowledged as one of the world's most renowned live performers; a dark manipulator of magic and mind control. This will be Derren's seventh show since 2003. Since then he has toured every year and been watched by an estimated audience of over one and a half million people. He has won two prestigious Olivier Awards, for Something Wicked This Way Comes (2006) and Svengali (2012). His last show, Infamous, was universally acclaimed by critics and audience alike. Written by Derren Brown, Andy Nyman and Andrew O’Connor and directed by Andy Nyman and Andrew O’Connor. This production is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.
July 2016
1, 2 Nottingham, Theatre Royal
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Glasgow, King’s Theatre
11, 12, 13 Salford, The Lowry
15, 16 Blackpool, Opera House

Book via www.derrenbrown.co.uk

 

July Dates

The Intimate Magic Tour with the Amazing Paul Daniels and the Lovely Debbie McGee

"Several years ago the most entertaining magic guy in the world, Paul Daniels, together with his wife, Debbie McGee, toured with a small, intimate, magic show and had so much fun they have decided to do it again. They will be bringing their night of bafflement and laughter up and down the country with a unique show that is definitely not to be missed. If you care to visit www.pauldaniels.co.uk you will find a page listing all the awards and honours that Paul has received from magical organisations worldwide. They call him ‘The Legend’ and Dynamo has called him ‘The Godfather of Magic’. From her time as a ballet dancer in Iran, and becoming a lot more than Paul’s assistant, Debbie now appears in her own right, both on stage and on her Radio Berkshire show. In this show, as you will see, she joins in the fun that is ‘The Intimate Show’."

July 28th Brixham Theatre, Devon

 

AUGUST 2016

 

SEPTEMBER 2016

2.9.16

Chris Cross the Magician presents 'The Greatest Show on the Tyne!'

"This September, expect the unexpected… Newcastle’s favourite magician, Chris Cross, presents the very best in North East variety, with a line-up of well-known Geordie legends! See some of our favourite North East entertainers mixed with some unknown underground cabaret and circus acts – think 1920s Speakeasy and Parisian Cabaret meets 1970s Geordie Working Men’s Clubs! An eccentric show featuring magic, burlesque, live music, stand-up comedy, escapology and lots more madness." The Greatest Show on the Tyne. Friday 2nd September 2016, The Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. £12 (Earlybird £10 until 31st January) www.tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk. "Newcastle contortionist gets in a twist over his broken hand blunder" Click Here.

 

September Dates

Paul Zerdin - Spongefinger. Tour 2016

'Paul Zerdin - Spongefinger', on a nationwide tour, starting in April 2016 (Tour Dates). Join Paul, cheeky pre-adolescent Sam, belligerent OAP Albert and the precocious Baby for an evening of hilarious ventriloquism and high jinks. Paul has been invited to perform at The Royal Variety performance a record three times, as well as racking up millions of views on YouTube.
“Paul Zerdin is in a league of his own. Pure audience gratifying magic” Time Out.
“A ventriloquist for the South Park generation” The Stage.
“A real master at work” Howard Stern.

 

8th - 11th September

80th IBM British Ring Convention - Buxton
8th - 11th September 2016, Buxton
www.britishring.org.uk

 

September Dates

The Intimate Magic Tour with the Amazing Paul Daniels and the Lovely Debbie McGee

"Several years ago the most entertaining magic guy in the world, Paul Daniels, together with his wife, Debbie McGee, toured with a small, intimate, magic show and had so much fun they have decided to do it again. They will be bringing their night of bafflement and laughter up and down the country with a unique show that is definitely not to be missed. If you care to visit www.pauldaniels.co.uk you will find a page listing all the awards and honours that Paul has received from magical organisations worldwide. They call him ‘The Legend’ and Dynamo has called him ‘The Godfather of Magic’. From her time as a ballet dancer in Iran, and becoming a lot more than Paul’s assistant, Debbie now appears in her own right, both on stage and on her Radio Berkshire show. In this show, as you will see, she joins in the fun that is ‘The Intimate Show’."
Sept 10th Princess Theatre, Burnham-On-Sea
Sept 24th Gladstone Theatre, Merseyside

 

22.9.16

The Quayside Cabaret Club @ Newcastle's Quayside

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

 

OCTOBER 2016

October Dates

Paul Zerdin - Spongefinger. Tour 2016

'Paul Zerdin - Spongefinger', on a nationwide tour, starting in April 2016 (Tour Dates). Join Paul, cheeky pre-adolescent Sam, belligerent OAP Albert and the precocious Baby for an evening of hilarious ventriloquism and high jinks. Paul has been invited to perform at The Royal Variety performance a record three times, as well as racking up millions of views on YouTube.
“Paul Zerdin is in a league of his own. Pure audience gratifying magic” Time Out.
“A ventriloquist for the South Park generation” The Stage.
“A real master at work” Howard Stern.

 

October Dates

The Intimate Magic Tour with the Amazing Paul Daniels and the Lovely Debbie McGee

"Several years ago the most entertaining magic guy in the world, Paul Daniels, together with his wife, Debbie McGee, toured with a small, intimate, magic show and had so much fun they have decided to do it again. They will be bringing their night of bafflement and laughter up and down the country with a unique show that is definitely not to be missed. If you care to visit www.pauldaniels.co.uk you will find a page listing all the awards and honours that Paul has received from magical organisations worldwide. They call him ‘The Legend’ and Dynamo has called him ‘The Godfather of Magic’. From her time as a ballet dancer in Iran, and becoming a lot more than Paul’s assistant, Debbie now appears in her own right, both on stage and on her Radio Berkshire show. In this show, as you will see, she joins in the fun that is ‘The Intimate Show’."
Oct 14th Brookside Theatre

 

NOVEMBER 2016

17.11.16

The Quayside Cabaret Club @ Newcastle's Quayside

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

 

November Dates

The Intimate Magic Tour with the Amazing Paul Daniels and the Lovely Debbie McGee

"Several years ago the most entertaining magic guy in the world, Paul Daniels, together with his wife, Debbie McGee, toured with a small, intimate, magic show and had so much fun they have decided to do it again. They will be bringing their night of bafflement and laughter up and down the country with a unique show that is definitely not to be missed. If you care to visit www.pauldaniels.co.uk you will find a page listing all the awards and honours that Paul has received from magical organisations worldwide. They call him ‘The Legend’ and Dynamo has called him ‘The Godfather of Magic’. From her time as a ballet dancer in Iran, and becoming a lot more than Paul’s assistant, Debbie now appears in her own right, both on stage and on her Radio Berkshire show. In this show, as you will see, she joins in the fun that is ‘The Intimate Show’."
Nov 22nd Churchill Theatre, Bromley

 

DECEMBER 2016

 

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