MAY 2015

May Dates

Derren Brown Miracle 2015
The multi-award winning master of psychological illusion is back on tour in 2015 with a brand new one-man show. Derren is acknowledged as one of the world’s most exciting live performers; a dark manipulator of magic and mind control.
23 EDINBURGH, Playhouse
25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 SUNDERLAND, Empire

 

May Dates

Tim Vine 2015 Tour with Special Guest John Archer

Tim Vine the punslinger returns with lots of new jokes, silly songs and twitchy dancing in his first stand-up tour for 4 years with special guest John Archer. It’s time to put the satire on hold and watch a grown man act the goat. Come along and enjoy the nonsense. For more info see www.timvine.com/tour.html.
23/5/2015 New Brighton - Floral Pavilion 0151 666 0000
26/5/2015 - 30/5/2015 London - Bloomsbury Theatre 020 3108 1000

 

24.5.15

An Audience with Paul Daniels - London + online

Ginicam write: Bring a bit of magic to your day and join Paul Daniels on Sunday 24th of May for an intimate afternoon of food, fun and Paul talking about his life in the limelight. Presented at the prestigious Hippodrome Casino in London’s Leicester Square. Head to www.hippodromecasino.com for tickets and more information. This event is on behalf of The Grand Order of Water Rats and profits from this event will benefit The Water Rats. King Rat Rick Wakeman told us, “This is the first in a series of events at the Hippodrome planned for this year, featuring some legendary names from the world of entertainment, talking about their lives and raising money for good causes supported by The Water Rats at the same time. We offer our thanks to Paul who is launching the series”. Can’t make it to Leicester Square? You can view the event live from the comfort of your own home through video broadcasting platform Ginicam, ensuring you don’t miss any of the magic of the afternoon. Tickets are £5 for a Premium Plus ticket allowing you to text chat questions and feedback throughout the live broadcast. You can secure your online interactive ticket at www.ginicam.com (currently available on Google Chrome only).

 

26.5.15

Back-to-Back Magic - London

A double bill of illusion and theatre. Christopher Howell and Philipp Oberlohr bring you two unusual theatrical approaches to magic with these two back-to-back one-man shows. Howell will present 'A Peculiar Night with Norvil' in which he plays his beguiling alter-ego Norvil. Howell's unique approach creates a magical and theatrical world for audiences. Through magic, story and song, Norvil is your host as he leads the audience through deliciously dark and comical tales. Philipp Oberlohr presents 'Closer. Intimate Illusions'. He does everything he can to get to know you. He will read your mind, if he has to. You will be happy to take part. You will be happy to share. You will be happy. How do we know? Many before you did and were. You are different, yet similar. One night only. £5. Show info and booking www.christopherhowell.net/back-to-back-magic-show. 26th May. Doors at 7.30pm and Show at 8pm. Comedy Cafe Theatre, 68 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3AY (Map).

 

26.5.15

Doc Eason British Magical Society Lecture - Birmingham

Paul Cadley writes: Magic convention goers will have come across Doc Eason on more than one occasion. ‘Doc’ specializes in bar magic. For 27 years he was featured entertainer at John Denver's world famous Tower Comedy Magic Bar, and recently was involved in the Fox TV show ‘Masters of Illusion’. Widely recognized as one of the world’s premier bar magicians he has lectured in many countries. This promises to be a great night of magic and entertainment. Chairperson: Jay Adkins. Non-members are invited to attend for a modest £10 fee. Tuesday 26th May at 7.30pm at Selly Oak Ex Serviceman’s Club, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 7DL (Map). See www.britishmagicalsociety.co.uk for details.

 

26.5.15

Dutch magician Peter Eggink - UK Lecture Tour

Peter's name is well known in the field of magic, being synonymous with both the performance of magic and the creation of some of the most amazing magical effects. Peter’s creations are performed by magicians around the globe including Dynamo and David Blaine. With over 20 years experience, Peter knows the “real secrets” of being a successful magician and shares them with magiciansin his new lecture, which covers subjects such as personality, presentation, people skills and how to become successful as an artist.
26/5/15 Blackpool Magicians' Club

 

26.5.15

John Carey - Manchester

Martin Allcock writes: John Carey will be holding his "Crafted with Carey" workshop in Manchester on Tuesday 26th May from 6pm. The price is £35. This is strictly limited to 14 places to ensure everyone gets the best chance to actively learn. At the time of posting this only 6 places remain. Please contact Martin Allcock at martin@magical-entertainment.co.uk if you wish to attend. Further details below.

 

Crafted with Carey Workshop: If you are serious about your magic in the least, there's little chance you have haven't heard the name John Carey over the last few years. Mr. Carey burst onto the scene with magic displaying a personal stamp which has been celebrated and applied by many of magic's most respected creators and performers. In a relatively short time John has shared a truly exceptional body of work, all with the real-world worker firmly in mind. John's magic is universally recognized for his relentlessly creative approach, combined with a clear and concise effect in the eyes of the audience.

 

Crafted with Carey is a 4 hour workshop experience which not only contains a handpicked assortment of his personal work, but more importantly, each effect included has been specifically selected for the lessons contained within which afford John the opportunity to not only share a great effect, but also share insights concerning his creative process as well.

In this day and time of instant download information much of what made the personal instruction, and student/teacher environment, of the past so beneficial is often lost. The Crafted with Carey Workshop's structure, from start to finish, has been specifically designed to embrace the connection that only personal instruction can give. Join the fun and move beyond learning the how of a given effect and instead embrace the critical why of each effect as well. Enjoy insights concerning how to cultivate your own personal creativity, how to present your magic to its fullest potential, and ultimately how to insure the connection with your audiences is never forgotten.

 

May Dates

James Freedman: Man of Steal - London

Following a sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory Theatre, Chocolate Factory Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group present James Freedman: Man of Steal at Trafalgar Studio 1 from 26th May – 4th July 2015. "It blew my mind" Dynamo. Persuader, showman, thief... James Freedman will steal a whole lot more than you might expect and one member of the audience will lose the most valuable thing possible... "One of the ultimate all-stars in his field today" Edward Norton. He’s even caught the eye of Prime Minister David Cameron, who was recently heard being flummoxed by his skills... YouTube. Funny and fast-fingered, Freedman exposes how the bad guys really work, the show reflecting a life-time spent studying hustlers, street criminals and con-men. Fuelled at an early age after falling victim to muggers and further inspired by watching child pickpockets on the streets of Paris, he began a lifelong study of stealth crime and the psychology of thieves. Man of Steal is directed and co-written by Edward Hilsum, the founder of production company Love Variety.

 

James Freedman: Man of Steal. Trafalgar Studios (Trafalgar Studio 1), 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY (Map). 26th May – 4th July 2015. 8pm Monday to Saturday, plus matinees at 2.30pm on Thursday and Saturday. Box Office: 0844 871 7632 www.atgtickets.com/venues/trafalgar-studios. Tickets: £15.00 - £39.50 (+£3 transaction fee). Premium tickets also available. Group rate of £25 for groups of 6+* Students rate £19.50* *Subject to availability. www.manofstealwestend.com.

 

May Dates

Jamie Allan iMagician Tour

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

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

 

28.5.15

Conjuring at the Court - London

A comedy magic special at Conjuring at the Court on Thursday 28th May. Starring: Michael Dardant (photo) from New Orleans, who recently starred at the Bristol convention, a very funny performer and a real FISM prospect; Carl Pettman – dry wit in a very British style; Wes Zaharuk – zany, hilarious magical madness! Graham P Jolley – rapier wit and extraordinary mentalism and compere is Roger Dunlop, Conjuring at the Court’s answer to the Reverend Richard Coles! The show starts at 8pm and runs to 10pm with an interval. Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, West Ealing, London W13 8PH (Map). There’s a bar at the back of the room so you can have a drink while enjoying the magic. Seats are comfortable and all have a good view of the stage. Just 12 minutes from Central London: take the West Ealing train from Paddington and the pub is 2 minutes walk from the station. Parking free from 6.30pm. Come early and enjoy a dinner from the pub’s varied menu. Tickets £11 in advance, £12 on the night from www.conjuringatthecourt.com.

 

May Dates

Ian Harvey Stone's 'The Devil Without' - Brighton Fringe

Ian Harvey Stone's 'The Devil Without' comes to the Brighton Fringe for a limited run of six performances in May starting on the 16th at The Dukebox Theatre. 'The Devil Without' is an interactive and immersive one-man show, based on Marlowe's Faust and inspired by the works of Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore, and features a unique blend of magic, mentalism and theatre. "If you have any interest at all in magic as an art form, then you must find time to see 'The Devil Without'" Fringe Guru. "Highly Original" The Stage. "It truly is an all-consuming experience. Despite my determination to be sceptical I found myself constantly surprised and impressed by Stone's brilliant magical escapades." Broadway Baby. 29th, 30th May. Tickets: www.brightonfringe.org.

 

29.5.15

Magic on Broadway - Oxfordshire

Magic makes its way to Didcot’s Broadway this May with the fantastic upcoming show ‘Magic on Broadway’, an evening of spectacular illusions, lively comedy and mind-bending mentalism from four of the country’s finest Magic Circle Magicians. Featuring: Your compère for the evening’s tricks and treats, International Magician and Associate of the Inner Magic Circle Carl Pettman; Straight from his full house at Magician’s Live at the Hartlington Theatre, Ed the Magician; Multi-faceted and massively talented hypnotist, inventor, memory man and mentalist Chris Hare; The Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year Richard Pinner. Don’t miss the experience of an amazing evening with these star magical performers and their head-spinning, award-winning acts. Book your tickets now for ‘Magic on Broadway’ at the Didcot Civic Centre Hall. Friday May 29th at 8pm. Blink and you’ll miss it! Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7JN (Map). Box Office 01235 512436. Free parking. Doors: 7.00pm, Show: 8pm, Bar: 7pm. Tickets: £12 on the door, £10 in advance. Seating: Theatre. Suggested age: 14+ as there may be mild adult language.

 

29.5.15
The Card Shark Show - London

"One of the world's foremost Magicians and close up magic star Steve Truglia amazes London's West End Audiences with classic card tricks, cheats and scams in this unique and interactive multimedia show, with film, images music and live camera action, to bring close up magic to every audience member. Having passed the notoriously rigorous performance exam for The Magic Circle, Steve sought out long ago hidden secrets within the Magic Circle's incredible library, to further study these dark arts. In earlier life Steve's time with UK Special Forces taught him the use of psychological operations to defeat an adversary; skills which are also used by gambling cheats and con artists to this day. Steve has now been awarded the highest degree within the Magic Circle, attainable by examination, that of Associate of the Inner Magic Circle, (AIMC); he is one of only 300 people in the world to hold this distinction."

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

Show runs for 1 hour 10 mins, Box Office from 6.30, Doors open 7pm, Show 7.30pm
May – Fridays – 29th
Tickets: Premium £58 (front 5 rows), Rear Seats and Standard £47

Book online via: www.thecardsharkshow.com.

 

29.5.15

Magicians at the Half Moon - Bishop's Stortford

"Wow! ... 'French Champion of Magic', International performer, author, creator and lecturer Boris Wild will be joining the Magicians at the Half Moon this month, alongside World IBM and Magic Circle Close-Up Champion Jon Allen, with your host for the evening, comedy magician (and professional Shrek lookalike) Martin Cox. Friday 29th May is going to be one amazing night of magic that you really do not want to miss. Tickets are £15 on the door but if you reserve your tickets by calling Martin on 01279 659562 you'll get them for £10 each. Doors open at 7.30pm and the fun and amazement kicks off at 8pm at the Half Moon, 31 North Street, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 2LD (Map) and the show kicks off at 8pm. More information at www.halfmoonmagic.co.uk." Andy Clockwise.

 

29.5.15

Doc Eason three hour Magic Circle Masterclass - London

From the organisers: The Magic Circle is opening its doors for a very special event on Friday 29th May 2015 for the one and only Doc Eason, voted Lecturer of the Year by the Magic Castle. Doc will host a Master Class for members and non-members that afternoon featuring his signature routine ‘Card Under Glass’  (38 years in development) at the Magic Circle HQ for a small limited group. This workshop runs about 3 hours and has been enthusiastically received, both here in the UK and in the US. Time: 3pm-6pm. The price is £65 and it includes the Card under Glass DVD set (a £35 value in itself). Spaces are limited so please put your name down as soon as possible if you would like to be part of this MasterClass from the world best Bar Magician. For more information please contact michaeljfitch@themagiccircle.co.uk.

 

29.5.15

Doc Eason Magic Circle Lecture - London

At 7pm on Friday 29th May 2015 Doc Eason will be presenting his 2 hour lecture at The Magic Circle in London. The Magic Circle will open at 6.15pm. 1st half 7pm - 8pm, 30 minute break, 2nd half 8.30pm - 9.30pm. Entrance is free for members or £20 for non-members. Non-members wishing to attend should email guestlist@themagiccircle.co.uk to have their names added to the guest list for the evening. www.themagiccircle.co.uk.

 

30.5.15

Close-up Magic at The Magic Circle - London

Saturday 30th May. This event showcases some of the best close-up magicians available and audiences get to meet the performers and experience the magic in the intimate setting of the headquarters of the world-famous The Magic Circle in London, often taking part themselves. An amazing collection of close-up magicians presenting superlative magic right before your very eyes. Seeing is believing. Doors open 7pm, event starts at 7.30pm and finishes at 9.30pm. Tickets £19.50 plus fee via www.seetickets.com. Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map). Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events. Although all shows are of a universal nature and young enthusiasts are welcomed, 80 minutes of close-up magic is not usually recommended for those under 12.

 

JUNE 2015

June Dates

James Freedman: Man of Steal - London

Following a sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory Theatre, Chocolate Factory Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group present James Freedman: Man of Steal at Trafalgar Studio 1 from 26th May – 4th July 2015. "It blew my mind" Dynamo. Persuader, showman, thief... James Freedman will steal a whole lot more than you might expect and one member of the audience will lose the most valuable thing possible... "One of the ultimate all-stars in his field today" Edward Norton. He’s even caught the eye of Prime Minister David Cameron, who was recently heard being flummoxed by his skills... YouTube. Funny and fast-fingered, Freedman exposes how the bad guys really work, the show reflecting a life-time spent studying hustlers, street criminals and con-men. Fuelled at an early age after falling victim to muggers and further inspired by watching child pickpockets on the streets of Paris, he began a lifelong study of stealth crime and the psychology of thieves. Man of Steal is directed and co-written by Edward Hilsum, the founder of production company Love Variety.

 

James Freedman: Man of Steal. Trafalgar Studios (Trafalgar Studio 1), 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY (Map). 26th May – 4th July 2015. 8pm Monday to Saturday, plus matinees at 2.30pm on Thursday and Saturday. Box Office: 0844 871 7632 www.atgtickets.com/venues/trafalgar-studios. Tickets: £15.00 - £39.50 (+£3 transaction fee). Premium tickets also available. Group rate of £25 for groups of 6+* Students rate £19.50* *Subject to availability. www.manofstealwestend.com.

 

June Dates

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

 

1.6.15

Chris Congreave Lecture - South Staffordshire Society of Magicians

Ian Brennan writes: South Staffordshire Society of Magicians are proud to be hosting a lecture by Chris Congreave on May 18th. Visiting magicians are most welcome to come and join us for these events. Cost for non-members is £5 for each night. On June 1st The South Staffordshire Society of Magicians will be holding our annual Close-up Competition. Free entry to visiting magicians and to non-magician spectators. More details for all of the above can be found at www.3sm.org.uk or by emailing brennan@3sm.org.uk.

 

2.6.15

The Gathering - Great Yarmouth

Stephen Bolam writes: Our next gathering will be on 2nd June, at the St. George Hotel, Great Yarmouth. The aim of the social evenings is to allow magicians to meet and socialise, and exchange ideas, in a relaxed atmosphere. Entrance is free. If anyone wants go come along, please email thegathering@mail.com or phone Kyle on 07510933734 for further information.

 

2.6.15

John Carey's 'Crafted with Carey' lecture - Medway Magical Society

Rob Glendinning writes: Sleight of hand expert John Carey will be lecturing some of his finest creations with a deck of cards. Internationally renowned for his streamlined approach to close-up, workable magic, John promises a lecture loaded with powerful, practical and doable material. Having lectured throughout Europe over the past 12 months, we are delighted to welcome John to Kent and the Medway Magical Society. 8pm on Tuesday 2nd June. Non members welcome - £10 entry on the night. Medway Magical Society, St George Hotel, New Road Avenue, Chatham, Kent ME4 6BB (Map). www.medwaymagicalsociety.org.uk.

 

June Dates

Tim Vine 2015 Tour with Special Guest John Archer

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

 

June Dates
The Card Shark Show - London

"One of the world's foremost Magicians and close up magic star Steve Truglia amazes London's West End Audiences with classic card tricks, cheats and scams in this unique and interactive multimedia show, with film, images music and live camera action, to bring close up magic to every audience member. Having passed the notoriously rigorous performance exam for The Magic Circle, Steve sought out long ago hidden secrets within the Magic Circle's incredible library, to further study these dark arts. In earlier life Steve's time with UK Special Forces taught him the use of psychological operations to defeat an adversary; skills which are also used by gambling cheats and con artists to this day. Steve has now been awarded the highest degree within the Magic Circle, attainable by examination, that of Associate of the Inner Magic Circle, (AIMC); he is one of only 300 people in the world to hold this distinction."

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

Show runs for 1 hour 10 mins, Box Office from 6.30, Doors open 7pm, Show 7.30pm
June – Fridays – 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Tickets: Premium £58 (front 5 rows), Rear Seats and Standard £47

Book online via: www.thecardsharkshow.com.

 

4.6.15

Magic & Mirth - London

London's newest monthly stand-up comedy and magic night! 8pm on June 4th at The Star of Kings, 126 York Way, Kings Cross, London. An evening of stand up comedy and live stage magic. Hosted by cabaret magician Dee Riley and featuring some of London's finest comedians and magicians including other acts such as Fay Presto, Andy Clockwise and Siegffried Loew. Show £10, show and meal £18. To book Click Here.

 

5.6.15

Close-up at The Magic Circle - London

Friday 5th June. This event showcases some of the best close-up magicians available and audiences get to meet the performers and experience the magic in the intimate setting of the headquarters of the world-famous The Magic Circle in London, often taking part themselves. An amazing collection of close-up magicians presenting superlative magic right before your very eyes. Seeing is believing. Doors open 7pm, event starts at 7.30pm and finishes at 9.30pm. Tickets £19.50 plus fee via www.seetickets.com. Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map). Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events. Although all shows are of a universal nature and young enthusiasts are welcomed, 80 minutes of close-up magic is not usually recommended for those under 12.

 

5.6.15

Bluelight Comedy & Magic - Northampton

"On Friday the 5th of June Bluelight Comedy features two fantastic acts. Comedian Alfie Moore and comedy magician John Lenahan. Bluelight Comedy is Ashley Turner's bi-monthly evening of cutting-edge Stand-up Comedy and World Class Magic held at The Sun Inn, 9 High Street, Hardingstone, Northampton NN4 7BT (Map). This event sells out every month, and tickets are £10. For more information visit www.facebook.com/Bluelightcomedy or contact Ashley for ticket reservations via www.thetrixta.com.

 

7.6.15

Top Secret Magic Day - Milton Keynes

Gary Young, event producer of the Top Secret Magic Day writes: Well, after a long break I am producing my Top Secret Magic Day again; this year on Sunday 7th June. I have confirmed Gazzo which is great! He is making a very rare convention appearance being abroad the rest of the year. Gazzo is the ultimate street performer and comedy performer who is in constant demand all over the world. He will be lecturing and appearing in the Gala Show. Steve Dimmer will be giving a kids lecture full of original items, and he will also be doing a workshop on one stand-alone game that earns him more bookings than anything else. Jasper Blakeley will be hosting the day, and will be performing his new lecture with 60% more new material and advice. He will also be appearing as the one and only Kockov in the Gala, and I am in negotiation with other acts being confirmed shortly. There will be 4 lectures, a Q+A session and Workshops, plus Dealers Galore! The cost for all of this is £35.00 per person.

 

I have a new venue in Milton Keynes which is a nice 380 seat theatre. The day is dedicated to my late great mate Terry Seabrooke, who appeared at every event from the beginning and helped me so much. Gazzo will also give a one off master class on drawing crowds, comedy magic, and his Cups and Balls, on Saturday 6th June in the evening. This will be at an extra cost of £45 per person, and must be booked in advance. This will be a one-off master class. Email me now at magiczoneenterprises@yahoo.co.uk if you are interested in attending. The website will be up shortly.

 

9.6.15
At Home with The Magic Circle

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

Tuesday 9th June 7.30pm

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

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

Tickets £34.00 via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

13.6.15

The Magic History Gathering - The Magic Circle, London

The Magic History Gathering at The Magic Circle this year will be held on Saturday 13th June. Peter Lane writes: Coffee will be served from 10am and the official opening by President Scott Penrose will take place at 10.45am. The first speaker, Michael Colley, will talk about The Young Magician of The Year competition - Where are they now? Paul Freeman will follow with 'Twice Nightly' explaining the magic of the Music Halls. Then Jonathan Allen will discuss an amazing find in The Magic Circle museum. After lunch Peter Rawert's subject will be 'Magic in the Age of Enlightenment.' Forty years of Shooting Through a Woman will be the subject of George Kovari's talk and after a break for tea there will be a demonstration of some gems from The Magic Circle museum. Admission including coffee, lunch and afternoon tea is £40. For details of payment, which must be made prior to the event, please contact Bob Loomis by email on bobloomis@themagiccircle.co.uk.

 

14.6.15

Deception Convention 2015

Deception Convention returns to Liverpool on 14th June 2015 after a fantastic first year, attended by well over 100 delegates. As well as our now infamous 'after show party', we will be hosting 4 fantastic lectures from Jon Allen, Alan Rorrison, Kieron Johnson and Geraint Clarke and over a dozen dealers. Plus, new for 2015, 2 'hands on' workshops. For more information or to book tickets, visit www.deceptionconvention.co.uk.

 

14.6.15

Peterborough Society of Magicians Annual Sale, Exchange and Lecture Day

From the organisers: Peterborough Society of Magicians invite you all to come and meet old friends and make new ones at their 27th Annual Day of Magic 2015 on Sunday 14th June. And this year promises to be a great day for all. Doors open at 9.45am with the official opening by I.B.M. British Ring President Alan Astra at 10am. Lectures by: Alan Astra, Paul Gordon and Mark Lee. Dealers so far registered are: Adrian Sullivan, Albion Magic, Astra Magic, Andrew Normansell, Hocus Pocus, Magic Nevin, Merlins of Wakefield and Paul Gordon. Also several tables for second hand magic have been booked. There is free on-site parking. Refreshments available all day. Free Draw with several excellent prizes. Admission: £12 and £6 concessions (partners and under 16s). If not selling, you may pay on entry. All tables for selling are £5 extra each and must be booked in advance (set up from 8.45am). For further details see www.psmagicians.org.uk or contact Keith Downs on 01778 343167 or the220@btinternet.com. Venues: The Millfield Community Centre, Lincoln Road, Peterborough PE1 2PE (Map).

 

15.6.15

Scott Creasy, Lost Luggage and the Close Up Cabaret Lecture - Portsmouth & District Magic Circle
Scott Creasy will be presenting his new lecture on mentalism at Portsmouth. The premise for this is what would you do if you arrived at an important show but your luggage didn't? Or what if you are booked for Close Up and your client suddenly asks if you could do a Cabarat act? This is Scott's "Act in a Paper Bag" cabaret and lecture, using only items brought from the high street for a few pounds. Non PDMC magicians welcome. 7.30pm. Ticket £8

Venue: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, Portsmouth PO2 7BL www.portsmouthmagic.co.uk

 

16th, 17th June

Leamington and Warwick Magic Society Day of Magic

Mark Traversoni writes: The Leamington and Warwick Magic Society are pleased to announce the line up for their next Day of Magic on 16th and 17th of June. Starting on the Tuesday evening with a lecture from Harry Robson for those traveling the day before and for local attendees. The 17th is the main day and this year features lectures from Morgan & West, Liam Montier, Wayne Fox and Stuart "Stu Di Doo" Hodgson. As well as the lectures there are around 20 dealers confirmed and in the evening we have the annual contest to find the Midlands Champion of Champions in the close-up competition. Admission includes free parking and food throughout the day, all for the bargain price of £25! Please see the club website for details lawms.wordpress.com/day-of-magic.

 

17th & 18th June

Paul Daniels -The Quayside Cabaret Club, Newcastle

"The Quayside Cabaret Club presents the nation's favourite magician Paul Daniels and the lovely Debbie McGee on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th June. Also featuring Newcastle's favourite magician Chris Cross. Doors 7pm, meal 7,30pm, showtime 8pm. Prima Ristorante, 40-46 The Side, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JA. £45 per person includes three course meal and cabaret. Call 01912 331011 to book."

 

18th, 19th June

2Minds - Manchester

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

 

19.6.15

Influence: The Show

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

 

20th, 21st June

Mentalism & Mind Reading Revealed two-day workshop with Paul Draper

From the organisers: "Las Vegas Headline Mentalist and Mind Reader is teaching his, first ever 2 day, tell-all, reveal-all-secrets intensive workshop in the UK this June. Limited places... Sign up now. 20th, 21st June 2015. Las Vegas Headline Mentalist Paul Draper, will be coming to the UK to teach you how to do what he does all over the world. He is one of the hardest working mentalists and magicians we know. An anthropologist, magician and mentalist all in one, Paul has traveled the globe performing, lecturing and spreading his knowledge of these arts, even having had the honor of performing at the world famous Magic Castle. Paul has appeared on TV on several occasions and won the Merlin Award in 2014 for Best Corporate Performer. Paul will be performing and explaining pieces of both magic and mentalism. He will also be discussing the limitations of mentalism, how to create a character and much more. We welcome you as we step inside the mind of Paul Draper!" "Paul Draper has the educated wit and humor of Ricky Jay, the wisdom and authority of a young Eugene Burger, the energy and enthusiasm of Tim Conover, and a lot of Las Vegas experience that takes years to learn!" Jeff McBride. For more information visit www.ukhypnosisacademy.com.

 

22.6.15

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

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

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

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

 

23.6.15
At Home with The Magic Circle

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

Tuesday 23rd June 7.30pm

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

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

Tickets £34.00 via www.seetickets.com 
Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map)
Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events

 

26.6.15

Close-up Magic at The Magic Circle - London

Friday 26th June. This event showcases some of the best close-up magicians available and audiences get to meet the performers and experience the magic in the intimate setting of the headquarters of the world-famous The Magic Circle in London, often taking part themselves. An amazing collection of close-up magicians presenting superlative magic right before your very eyes. Seeing is believing. Doors open 7pm, event starts at 7.30pm and finishes at 9.30pm. Tickets £19.50 plus fee via www.seetickets.com. Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map). Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events. Although all shows are of a universal nature and young enthusiasts are welcomed, 80 minutes of close-up magic is not usually recommended for those under 12.

 

26th June - 4th July

Edinburgh Intrenational Magic Festival 2015

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

 

28.6.15

Ipswich Magical Society presents Beyond Belief

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

 

JULY 2015

To 4th July

Edinburgh Intrenational Magic Festival 2015

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

 

July Dates

James Freedman: Man of Steal - London

Following a sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory Theatre, Chocolate Factory Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group present James Freedman: Man of Steal at Trafalgar Studio 1 from 26th May – 4th July 2015. "It blew my mind" Dynamo. Persuader, showman, thief... James Freedman will steal a whole lot more than you might expect and one member of the audience will lose the most valuable thing possible... "One of the ultimate all-stars in his field today" Edward Norton. He’s even caught the eye of Prime Minister David Cameron, who was recently heard being flummoxed by his skills... YouTube. Funny and fast-fingered, Freedman exposes how the bad guys really work, the show reflecting a life-time spent studying hustlers, street criminals and con-men. Fuelled at an early age after falling victim to muggers and further inspired by watching child pickpockets on the streets of Paris, he began a lifelong study of stealth crime and the psychology of thieves. Man of Steal is directed and co-written by Edward Hilsum, the founder of production company Love Variety.

 

James Freedman: Man of Steal. Trafalgar Studios (Trafalgar Studio 1), 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY (Map). 26th May – 4th July 2015. 8pm Monday to Saturday, plus matinees at 2.30pm on Thursday and Saturday. Box Office: 0844 871 7632 www.atgtickets.com/venues/trafalgar-studios. Tickets: £15.00 - £39.50 (+£3 transaction fee). Premium tickets also available. Group rate of £25 for groups of 6+* Students rate £19.50* *Subject to availability. www.manofstealwestend.com.

 

July Dates

Derren Brown Miracle 2015
The multi-award winning master of psychological illusion is back on tour in 2015 with a brand new one-man show. Derren is acknowledged as one of the world’s most exciting live performers; a dark manipulator of magic and mind control.
1, 2, 3, 4 LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 AYLESBURY, Waterside
13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 YORK, Grand Opera House

 

July Dates
The Card Shark Show - London

"One of the world's foremost Magicians and close up magic star Steve Truglia amazes London's West End Audiences with classic card tricks, cheats and scams in this unique and interactive multimedia show, with film, images music and live camera action, to bring close up magic to every audience member. Having passed the notoriously rigorous performance exam for The Magic Circle, Steve sought out long ago hidden secrets within the Magic Circle's incredible library, to further study these dark arts. In earlier life Steve's time with UK Special Forces taught him the use of psychological operations to defeat an adversary; skills which are also used by gambling cheats and con artists to this day. Steve has now been awarded the highest degree within the Magic Circle, attainable by examination, that of Associate of the Inner Magic Circle, (AIMC); he is one of only 300 people in the world to hold this distinction."

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

Show runs for 1 hour 10 mins, Box Office from 6.30, Doors open 7pm, Show 7.30pm
July – Fridays – 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
Tickets: Premium £58 (front 5 rows), Rear Seats and Standard £47

Book online via: www.thecardsharkshow.com.

 

July Dates

International Illusionist Christian Farla - Blackpool

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

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

www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com

 

3.7.15

Close-up Magic at The Magic Circle - London

Friday 3rd July. This event showcases some of the best close-up magicians available and audiences get to meet the performers and experience the magic in the intimate setting of the headquarters of the world-famous The Magic Circle in London, often taking part themselves. An amazing collection of close-up magicians presenting superlative magic right before your very eyes. Seeing is believing. Doors open 7pm, event starts at 7.30pm and finishes at 9.30pm. Tickets £19.50 plus fee via www.seetickets.com. Venue: The Magic Circle headquarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD (Map). Further details: www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events. Although all shows are of a universal nature and young enthusiasts are welcomed, 80 minutes of close-up magic is not usually recommended for those under 12.

 

5.7.15

Travis Perkins Assembly - Ferrybridge Day of Magic

Travis Perkins is pleased to announce the date for the 23rd Ferrybridge Day of Magic: Sunday 5th July 2015. With two Lecturettes, the Showette and Dealers and traders, the day looks very promising, and all for £5.00. More news as we approach the day! The venue is the Community Centre, The Square, Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire WF11 8PQ (Map). Doors open at 9.45am and the day ends at 5pm. Further details will be announced in the coming weeks. Information can be obtained from Michael Shepherd on 01904 709500 or admin@castlemagicalservices.co.uk.

 

14th - 16th July

Innovention 2015 -Liverpool

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

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

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

 

16.7.15

Influence: The Show

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

 

20.7.15

The Magic Circle Experience
Visit the house of 10,000 secrets and enjoy a unique experience at the headquarters of The Magic Circle. A Monday morning event, bookable in advance only, for groups and individuals.
Monday 20th July.

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

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

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

 

July Dates

Impossible - London

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

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

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

 

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

 

26th July - late October

Matt Grindleys Magique - Blackpool

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

 

AUGUST 2015

August Dates

Impossible - London

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

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

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

 

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

 

August Dates

International Illusionist Christian Farla - Blackpool

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

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

www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com

 

3.8.15

The Magic Circle Experience
Visit the house of 10,000 secrets and enjoy a unique experience at the headquarters of The Magic Circle. A Monday morning event, bookable in advance only, for groups and individuals.
Monday 3rd August.

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

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

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

 

4th & 5th August

Geordie Legends: Them Off The Viz! - Newcastle

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

 

August Dates

Breakfast at Piffany's - Ed Fringe

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

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

 

20.8.15

Influence: The Show

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

 

SEPTEMBER 2015

7th, 8th September

Kidology 2015 - Wolverhampton

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

 

12th, 13th September 2015

Dynamo presents The House of Mystery - South East London

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

 

17.9.15

Influence: The Show

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

 

September Dates
Darcy Oake: Edge of Reality

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

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

 

21.9.15

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

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

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

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

 

24th to 27th September

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

 

OCTOBER 2015

October Dates
Darcy Oake: Edge of Reality

"Darcy delivers a magical extravaganza that promises to be an evening of breath-taking, logic-bending illusions in the grand old tradition of stage magic fused with his very own modern twist."
“A magician who specialises in sleight of hand and illusions – and blowing our minds” Daily Mirror
“We are witnessing the birth of a star” Simon Cowell
“No-one will be let down by the sheer brilliance of this bona fide star” Blackpool Gazette
Thu, 01 Oct Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London
www.gigsandtours.com/tour/darcy-oake

 

October Dates

Dynamo Live Tour 2015

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

October 6th-11th Manchester O2 Apollo
October 13th-18th Manchester O2 Apollo
October 22nd-October 31st London Eventim Apollo
See www.dynamomagician.com to book

 

24.10.15

Magic Circle Dealers' Day - London

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

 

26.10.15

The Magic Circle Experience
Visit the house of 10,000 secrets and enjoy a unique experience at the headquarters of The Magic Circle. A Monday morning event, bookable in advance only, for groups and individuals.
Monday 26th October.

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

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

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

 

NOVEMBER 2015

November Dates

Dynamo Live Tour 2015

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

November 1st-8th London Eventim Apollo

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

 

9.11.15

The Magic Circle Experience
Visit the house of 10,000 secrets and enjoy a unique experience at the headquarters of The Magic Circle. A Monday morning event, bookable in advance only, for groups and individuals.
Monday 9th November.

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

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

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

 

16.11.15

The Magic Circle Experience
Visit the house of 10,000 secrets and enjoy a unique experience at the headquarters of The Magic Circle. A Monday morning event, bookable in advance only, for groups and individuals.
Monday 16th November.

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

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

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

 

DECEMBER 2015

December Dates

Dynamo Live Tour 2015

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

December 2nd-6th Nottingham Capital FM Arena
December 9th-14th Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
December 16th-20th Leeds First Direct Arena
See www.dynamomagician.com to book

 

14.12.15

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

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

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

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

 

JANUARY 2016

January Dates

Dynamo Live Tour 2016

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

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

 

FEBRUARY 2016

February Dates

Dynamo Live Tour 2016

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

February 3rd-7th Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

February 10th-14th Bournemouth International Centre

February 18th-21st Metro Radio Arena Newcastle

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

 

19th, 20th, 21st February

64th Blackpool Magic Convention

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

 

MARCH 2016

March Dates

Dynamo Live Tour 2016

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

March 2nd-6th Liverpool Echo Arena

March 9th-10th Odyssey Arena, Belfast

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

 

APRIL 2016

 

 

MAY 2016

23rd, 24th May

Trix in the Stix -  Oswestry

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

 

 

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