Number 68 - 13th October 2001


Quentin Reynolds' show Adventures In Astonishment opens in Bewley's Cafe Theatre, Grafton Street, Dublin on Monday 15th October and runs through until October 31st, and then every Wednesday evening in November. All seats 8. The show starts at 8.30pm - why not go over for a weekend break: Click Here. The Box Office number if you are dialing from the UK is 00353 1872 0104. 13.10.01


MindMagic 2001 - the mind-readers convention is just four weeks away. This year Ian Keable (photo), Kevin Gallagher, John Archer, Chris Hare, and Paul Hallas all lecture. Paul Hallas Marketing will have a dealer stand and Alakazam's Peter Nardi will be demonstrating MindSpy. Derren Brown will be there, together with the team behind Derren Brown Mind Control I & II for a full "the making of" session and we hope to have David Berglas with news of his eagerly awaited book. All this plus video clips on the big screen, a few surprises, and that expensive coffee that you all complain about every year!! Tickets in advance, details: 13.10.01

David Penn and Mark Shortland recently filmed a Halloween Special for the hugely popular TV Show Ready Steady Cook. David performed some close-up as Mark created havoc on the usually well organised set! The Show which is hosted by celebrity chef Ainsley Harriot will be screened on October 31st. Then David and Mark go on tour with their own show Let The Magic Begin! next year. The first date is at The Stables Theatre, Milton Keynes on the 15th December 2001. For further information visit: 13.10.01

Final reminder: The Young Magicians' Club 2001 Junior Day is next Sunday (October 21st). The day will include lectures by Nick Einhorn (photo) and Duncan Trillo, a close-up and stage magic competition with top prizes, magic dealers, a tour of The Magic Circle, and a gala magic show featuring some of the top names in British magic. Details: The Magic Circle, 12 Stephenson Way, London NW12HD. Free to Young Magicians' Club members, 6 for non members, 8 for adults. Please note that this event is aimed at young magicians and that numbers are limited. For more information email: 13.10.01


Paul Daniels in Thursday's Paul Daniels in a Black Hole. Once again Paul and Debbie provide just as much entertainment 'off stage' as 'on' this time in a one-off documentary. Paul Daniels as The Amazing Eldani took up the challenge to 'make it' in just 30 days, in the USA. The "Daniels drive" was evident throughout as he launched himself full-throttle into every situation, got some good press, gave some radio interviews, appeared on local television, found some venues, performed some successful shows, and had lots of fun, and all as the unknown Eldani. 13.10.01

Barrie Richardson will be presenting his lecture at the Northamptonshire Magicians' Club on Tuesday 30th October 2001. They meet at the Red Lion Public House, Brafield-on-the-Green, Northamptonshire. The Lecture will start at 8pm and there will be a 4 charge for visiting magicians. 13.10.01 are advertising with MagicWeek from today. Their website currently features over 70 magic video clips! J. B. Magic was established by Mark Mason in Blackpool (home of the world's largest magic convention) in 1988, and has seen rapid expansion since. Now rated as one of the UK's largest magic dealers they currently stock over 1,200 lines, including many original effects, and the line up is ever-growing. Pay them a visit! 13.10.01


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Marc Salem Mind Games is currently playing at the Hampstead Theatre until the 28th - we've got two reviews of the show this week (thanks to Ian Keable and Ian Rowland). Marc also appeared on This Morning (ITV) and had an excellent half page write-up in The Daily Telegraph on Friday We've added to our International links page - produced by Mike Guerra in the States - it's a great site with lots of magic MagicWeek and have a nice mention this week in - thanks guys Keep an eye on Cool Magic 1 and Cool Magic 2 for current dealer recommendations Congratulations to Bob Hamilton who has just won two tickets to see Jerry Sadowitz at The Playhouse Harlow (The competition was in MagicWeek number 65) Well that's all for this week, let MagicWeek know your news, see you next week, Duncan. 13.10.01