Number 2 - 8th July 2000


Congratulations to Scott and Muriel (Scott Shawl, USA and Muriel, The Netherlands) on becoming FISM GRAND PRIX CHAMPIONS 2000. They won with a comedy illusion act that has a couple of great twists for a magic audience. I'm really delighted for Scott and Muriel as we were working together in Japan just eight weeks ago, and I know how much work they put into this act. In fact Scott could first be seen performing magic here in the UK, back in the mid eighties, in London's Covent Garden. I'm sure they'll be booked for a UK convention soon. No UK performers in any category top-threes unfortunately this time. 8.7.00


The Magic Circle continues to innovate. This summer sees the introduction of The Magic Circle Experience, a guided tour around The Centre for the Magic Arts, followed by a live performance of magic in the Theatre. Magic Societies could combine a trip to the Circle with a day in London for their members families. Further details can be obtained from the Director of the Centre, Michael Alderman. Magic Circle Box Office Telephone:  020 7388 6480. Email: 8.7.00


John Archer is currently script writing for It's a Knockout (Channel 5 - Keith Chegwin, Frank Bruno, Lucy Alexander and Nell McAndrew) which is filming around the country during July and August. (Morecambe, Evesham, Montrose, Ipswich, and at the Millennium Dome for the final heats and final.) If you'd like to go along and watch a show being recorded you'd be very welcome. You can Email John at: In between recordings he continues to perform around the country for clubs, pubs, churches, and corporate events. 8.7.00


Already MagicWeek is being read by Magicians from all over the World who have an interest in magic in the UK. MagicWeek has just been given a What's Cool rating by U.S. Magic Directory Ultimate Magic. For links to International Magic sites visit them at: 8.7.00


Fourteen year old Obleo (Shane Lycett) is currently attending stage school on a weekly basis, working on stage presence and mime. "I hope to compete in the Reading Young Magician of the Year Competition but to date I have not seen any advertisements. Perhaps one of your readers has details?" Obleo has had two television appearances performing sleight of hand magic. You can visit his web site at: 8.7.00


Presto Magic have been producing beautifully engineered magic props for years, now they've launched trix@presto! a new monthly newsletter containing all their latest news. The newsletter is sent out on request (to Magicians only) in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. Most current computers have Adobe Acrobat pre-installed, so when it comes through with an Email you can simply click it and then print it out at home. To request a copy Email: 8.7.00


New Performance and Lecture dates in from Tony Griffith: Week commencing 9th February 2001 working the week in The Parlour at The Magic Castle, Hollywood. 16th - 27th March 2001: Lecture tour of Norway and Sweden. To visit Tony's web site: click here 8.7.00


Virgin Atlantic are now flying direct to The Magic Capital of the World, Las Vegas, from London Gatwick on Thursdays and Sundays. Close-up Magician Mike Fairall, pictured here with Richard Branson, was selected to perform on the inaugural flight. "It was very tiring... once we got there I had about 20 minutes in the airport and then had to do it all over again on the way back!" Flight time is just over ten hours, return flights start at 395. 8.7.00


Magic Societies, please let MagicWeek have your dates for up-coming fixtures that are open to non members. Readers, please let MagicWeek have your news and views. We have some new articles and links this week. Please add a MagicWeek link button to your web site. That's it for this week - see you next week, Duncan Trillo. 8.7.00