Number 183 - 27th December 2003


Roy Horn's manager Bernie Yuman announced on Monday that the illusionist is now home from hospital and is able to write notes. Horn suffered a stroke after his tiger Montecore grabbed him by the neck and dragged him off stage in October. Latest from the BBC: Click Here. 27.12.03


50 magicians braved the wrath of Robinson on Monday on BBC 1's Test the Nation. Mandy Davis reports, Click Here. 27.12.03


Cunard's stunning new flagship Queen Mary 2 sailed into Southampton on Boxing Day. For her maiden voyage on January 12th, the 150,000-tonne, 1,132ft (345 metres) ship will take 2,620 passengers and 1,253 crew on a sell-out two-week cruise to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. British illusionist Jamie Allan will be performing his all-new show onboard. The Queen Mary 2 is the largest cruise ship in the world. To view a plan of the ship Click Here. 27.12.03


Terry Seabrooke will be appearing in Sir Norman Wisdom and Friends at the Civic Hall, Bedworth, on Sunday, February 22nd. Tickets are priced at 18.50 and the event is almost certain to be a sell-out. More from 27.12.03


David Blaine and Derren Brown both featured heavily in round-ups of the year on both television and radio last week. The BBC reported "It had to be a quiet year when one of the TV hits of 2003 was magician David Blaine sitting in a box and doing nothing much for weeks." To read the full story Click Here. 27.12.03


A MagicWeek 'Featured Performer Link' runs from January 1st to December 31st and costs just 20.00 per annum. It's a great way to highlight your services to potential bookers. See the Magicians section and then Click Here to apply. Alternatively,, the UK Directory of Magicians, offers an even better way of hitting your target audience. 27.12.03


Mark Worgan, Terry Herbert, Chris North & Belinda (Photo) and Bertie Pearce are all on Klub Magic on January 5th Click Here for details Tom Lauten reviews JBTV's latest release this week: On The Case Paul Gordon has just finished filming a series of TV commercials featuring his hands performing card flourishes and moves. The ads will be appearing on Sky TV; dates when we have them Safire are live on stage tonight in Nottingham - see What's On That's it for this week. Your UK magic news is always welcomed, best wishes for 2004, Duncan. 27.12.03