Number 1090 - Saturday 15th May 2021


Mealing’s Membership. Learn original tricks and tools from expert card magician Ollie Mealing. Mealing’s Membership is home to the performance and explanation for all of Ollie Mealing’s most powerful card material. It is a Netflix style website containing over 65 tutorials that will seriously boost your card magic. The material is suitable for all skill levels and Ollie adds a new item every month. For just £10 you can gain instant access to Ollie's giant library of magician-fooling card material. Mealing's Membership is a subscription service that costs only £10 for 30 days access. You can cancel at anytime. Use code MAGIC20 to save 20% off your first 30 days. To learn more, or join today, see

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"This will change how you think about card magic."
Steven Bridges.


The Quest continues... Enthusiastic audience response causes Jeff McBride MagicQuest to extend for an additional 6 days! Jeff McBride MagicQuest, a unique virtual experience created by Jeff McBride, Tobias Beckwith and Scott Steelfyre completed its first weekend of public performances, with audiences logging in from as far away as London, Paris, and Malaysia. One of the features of Zoom is the audience’s ability to comment as the show is in progress, and comments this past weekend included things like, "The best virtual show I’ve ever seen. Please keep it going!" so the production team listened. They have extended the run with an additional six performance days, until May 30th. The MagicQuest experience includes a full show telling the story of McBride’s lifelong search for real magic, a tour of McBride’s Las Vegas "House of Mystery," and many of his best-known magic effects, mixed with wonders he has never performed before in public. Tickets for MagicQuest are on sale now via [It's a really wonderful evening. Very special, very much one-to-one, with a real 'ease' and engagement. It's much more than a 'Zoom show'. Really, don't miss it!  DT]. 15.5.21


Split Egg: A Magic Show About Being Twins - Brighton & Ludlow. The twin tricksters perform magic and comedy inspired by clichés surrounding twins. Every question the identical twin brothers have been asked; whether they are harmless, hurtful or just hilarious, have been developed into the narrative of this fun-filled and "seriously impressive" (BBC Radio Bristol) show. They prove they know what each other is thinking and feeling, and whether they've ever used their similarities to steal each other's girlfriends. "Both shine individually as magicians and comedians" **** Broadway Baby "Comedic, contemporary and charismatic" ***** Channel 44, Adelaide. Previously selected as The Times number one comedy show of the weekend.
The Warren, Brighton, 4th-6th June.

Ludlow Brewery 26th June.
Full details and ticket links at:
"Globetrotting twin magicians in homecoming live show"


The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week Blackstone Jr. 'Live from Seattle' from 1979. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To catch up with more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here. 15.5.21


Celebrate The Magic Hour's grand reopening on May 21st! We're so excited to be back! On Friday 21st May, we reopen the doors of the evocative wood panelled Oak Room at the Sheraton Grand Park Lane. To celebrate we're offering a whopping 30% off tickets for all of May and June, and a free glass of sparkling wine with every ticket booked for our opening night. Tickets are strictly limited to 30 seats per show, for your safety and exclusivity. See 15.5.21


Wayne & Mike’s Coffee Morning. Wayne and Mike start every Friday with a chat, a coffee and a surprise guest. This week, Russ Stevens, talking about Wayne's TV shows, Wayne's 30 year prank and much more! YouTube. 15.5.21


Going Walkabout - Mark Leveridge Magic. Mark Leveridge writes: The Professional Worker Series is a selection of targeted and focused E-Books which offer professional, sound advice on a number of key performance areas. The E-Books are written in an easy to understand style which cuts out all the waffle and padding, and instead gets right to the core of each subject.

The first volume in the series is entitled Going Walkabout, and it contains 28 pages of important and valuable information about how to make a success of working close-up magic at reception style events where the spectators are all standing or where there is, at best, only a very informal arrangement of seats, but no tables. Chapters: Defining Going Walkabout, Types Of Events, The Approach, How To Effectively Work A Group, Picking The Right Magic Material, Technicalities, The Perfect Walkabout Magician

Each chapter gives honest, no nonsense opinion and advice which will help you to learn the really key information that you need to help you quickly make a success of this type of performance. You’ll understand how to approach standing groups of spectators, the techniques required to command and keep their attention, you’ll learn what type of magic to choose and how to carry it, you’ll discover practical ways to cover for bad angles, plus so much more.

You can benefit from my 30+ years of experience performing this type of magic, and so it’s an opportunity not to be missed if you want to be a successful walkabout performer. This product is also available as an Audio Book instant download. 'Going Walkabout' price £10. For more info and to order visit


Executive Suite Las Vegas Edition - Alakazam Magic. Executive Suite By David Minton is a packs small, plays big mentalism effect with a great theme. Executive Suite is a powerful stand alone routine, but can easily be incorporated in to a larger routine. There is no sleight of hand needed and nothing is added or taken away. Watch the video at and find out what it's all about! 15.5.21


X-treme Magic - Liverpool, 22nd May. From the producers: The World’s Most Dangerous Thrill Show! X-treme Magic will deliver a non-stop adrenaline rush. It’s a show packed with magic, death defying stunts and amazing special effects. Starring master illusionist Richard Cadell who has performed to sold out theatres across the country. Joining Richard will be a full supporting cast of magicians, fire artistes, speciality acts and dancers. This is unlike any other magic show ever seen in the UK. This spectacular show has been created in Las Vegas and brought over to the UK to entertain audiences up and down the country. Imagine making a motorcycle appear from nowhere, playing Russian Roulette with sticks of dynamite, or trying to escape from a straight jacket whilst hung upside down from a burning rope.


Suitable for the whole family, X-treme Magic features incredible tricks that are sure to wow young and old audiences alike. In order for audience members to adhere to social distancing, tickets will be sold in singles, pairs and groups of three, four or five. Please note, in line with Government guidance, bookings should only be in groups from one household or support bubble. The Auditorium, M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool. 22nd May 2021. For more info, to watch the trailer video, and book, visit 15.5.21


MLM May Web Offers. Every month Mark selects two of his products at random from his selection of downloads and offers them at a very generous discount. The first item for May is a close-up routine called ATM in which a deck and card box become a portable cashpoint machine that actually produces money! There is also a great kicker ending that is both amusing and fooling. The second Web Offer is a children's feature effect called Hanky Juggling. This consists of several minutes of entertaining magic using an ungimmicked bag, a silk, a wand and two kids up as helpers. This is a classic 'packs small, plays big' effect that you can always carry with you to include in your kids or family show. You can get further details and watch dems at, but remember to order before the end of May to get your discounts. 15.5.21


Medway Magical Society Stand-up Competition, via Zoom, for all to watch. The Medway Magical Society will be holding its annual Stand-up Competition, this year via Zoom, on Tuesday 18th May. While entries are limited to Members, Associates and Affiliates of the Society, anyone can join this open meeting to watch the acts and participate in the friendly chat which usually follows our gatherings. For login details please contact To learn more about us, including about Affiliation which is open to all magicians, please visit the Society's website at Tim Meadley, Vice President. 15.5.21


John Morton Zoom Lecture - The Magic Room, 19th May. Mark Paul writes: Please join our fantastic FaceBook group The Magic Room. We have Zoom meetings every other Wednesday, all completely free. On Wednesday, May 19th at 7.30pm John Morton lectures. We look forward to seeing you there. 15.5.21


Adam Hudson's 'Memoirs of a Magician' on BBC Radio Cumbria. Short tales highlighting strange happenings and coincidences that have occurred during Adam's 20 year career. This week, at 35 minutes in: BBC Radio Cumbria. 15.5.21


American Restoration. Rick Works His Magic. Illusionist David Copperfield calls on the staff to restore two items from his magic museum's collection, so Rick Dale and his team set out to complete the work for a profit (repeat). See TV Magic for details. 15.5.21


"Debbie McGee admits she hated magic and didn't know who 'painfully shy' Paul was at first" Click Here • "New Olympia Theatre announced – the biggest new theatre built in London since the 1970s" Click Here • "Borderlands movie adaptation adds magician Penn Jillette to its cast" Click Here • "Moving Myrtle Beach’s magician at Broadway at the Beach increases foot traffic 20-fold" Click Here • "Britain’s Got Talent winner Richard Jones says the power of magic ‘means so much more’ to troops" Click Here • "Time Travelling Magicians Morgan & West Return To Theatre Royal Winchester" Click Here • "Moulin Rouge! announces West End dates and ticket details" Click Here • Your UK magic news is always welcomed - see you next week, Duncan. 15.5.21