Number 1093 - Saturday 5th June 2021


David Williamson in 'Circus 1903' in London this Christmas! Circus 1903 returns to the Royal Festival Hall on London's South Bank for Christmas. Expect acrobats, contortionists, trapeze artists, a death-defying high-wire act and sensational life-sized elephants created by the puppeteers behind War Horse, brought together by ringmaster magician David Williamson. All this entertainment is packaged into a show with a gorgeous vintage feel, inspired by the classic circuses of the turn of the century era. And there’s great news if you’re lucky enough to have experienced the thrill of Circus 1903 before: there are new acts included for this season. 16th December 2021 to 2nd January 2022. Royal Festival Hall, London. See 5.6.21


Mario the Maker Magician Zoom lecture - Newcastle Magic Circle. James Piatt writes: Please join us this Monday, 7th of June, at 7.30pm for an amazing lecture from Mario the Maker Magician. David Blaine called Mario "the best kid’s magician in the world" and he was awarded "lecture of the year 2020" by Penguin Magic. Whether you’re a children’s entertainer, stage performer or close-up magician, you will leave Mario’s lecture completely inspired. This lecture is free for members of the Newcastle Magic Circle and only £5 for visiting guests. Please contact for further information. 5.6.21


The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week Sweden's Johnny Lonn (Björn Lonnqvist) in a guest spot on The Paul Daniels Magic Show from 26th January 1991. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To catch up with more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here. 5.6.21


Mandy Muden at Smoke & Mirrors, Bristol. With her striking personality and razor sharp wit, Mandy Muden immediately creates a fantastic rapport with every audience. As seen on Britain's Got Talent. Saturday 24th July. First Show 7pm. Second show 8.45pm. See (also see YouTube). 5.6.21


Wayne & Mike’s Coffee Morning. Wayne and Mike start every Friday with a chat, a coffee and a surprise guest. This week it's powerhouse Andy Nyman. Andy is a Hollywood actor, magician and mentalist, writer, producer, director and creative collaborator and writer to Derren Brown! See YouTube. 5.6.21


The Magic Room is going live... Mark Paul writes: Our first live meeting on Wednesday June 9th kicks off with a fantastic lecture by Wayne Fox. There are limited seats for this evening. Check out our website for more details. We look forward to seeing you at The Magic Room Live Events, Great Doddington Club, 41 Lower Street, Great Doddington, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN29 7TL 5.6.21


The Gathering, Great Yarmouth. Stephen Bolam and Kyle Sarocen write: Our next meeting is on Wednesday, September 1st, at The Grosvenor Casino, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 3JG (Map). As an inclusive club, we have also invited members of the Anglian Magic Society and The Ipswich Society to join us for this fun evening. We are also pleased to announce that Corporal Richard Jones has kindly agreed to be the Patron of The Gathering. Corporal Richard Jones will also be doing a Zoom talk and a Q&A session on the 8th of September. Steve Majes (The Tricky Twister) as kindly agreed to host the Zoom meeting. Details closer to the date. If anyone wants to come along, please email: or you can phone Kyle on 07557 945343 for further information. The aim of The Gathering social evenings, is to allow magicians to meet and socialise, as well as exchange ideas and views in a relaxed atmosphere. Our Social Evenings are free of charge and you will be able to buy drinks from the bar. The evening starts at 7.30pm, so come along and enjoy the atmosphere. Also see 5.6.21


Southend Sorcerers' Leo Smetsers and Alakazam Evening, online, 6th June. On June 6th at 7.30pm, Southend Sorcerers are hosting a Zoom based evening with Leo Smetsers and Alakazam. It's set to be a really entertaining night and everyone is invited to attend. Best news is that it's absolutely free! If you'd like to Zoom in, just send Adrian Fox an email at and we'll then send you the Zoom details you need to take part. 5.6.21


Devil's Island - Mark Leveridge Magic. This lightweight mental effect is suitable for close-up, parlour or even stage and is very simple to do. A map is shown which has six named locations marked on it. A spectator mentally selects one and records his choice on a small card which is concealed in an envelope. Cards bearing the names of the six locations are shuffled by a spectator and placed by him entirely at random into six envelopes which are then given out to audience members. Despite all this, a prediction shown at the start leads to the correct person holding the envelope which contains the spectator’s chosen island location. This great routine is available either as a TricKlip Video Download if you learn best from video, or if you prefer written directions, then please select the E-Routine Download order button, which will deliver the instructions via a PDF text file: 5.6.21


Come Dine with Me. "In Bedfordshire, Tom and his wife Naomi kick things off with an upmarket menu, which fails to leave an impression. On day two Victoria and her boyfriend Elliot cook up a massive Caribbean feast featuring a controversial goat curry. On the final night magician Neil and his fiance Charlie plan to wow their guests with a mysterious menu and magical entertainment." Repeat. See TV Magic for details.5.6.21


News Deadline reminder. MagicWeek welcomes your UK magic news (major and minor), but please remember the news deadline: Thursday if possible; final deadline 12 noon Friday. Many thanks, DT. 5.6.21


"Award winning magician launches new show Magic on the Mersey in Liverpool" Click Here • "Strip icon Mac King moves to Excalibur, ending 22-year run at Harrah’s" Click Here • "'America's Got Talent': Inspiring Choir, Emotional Magician and Musical Trio Shine in Season 16 Premiere" Click Here • "These birds are susceptible to speed-based magic tricks — but not several others that regularly fool humans" Click Here • "The world’s greatest cardsharp reveals all" Click Here • "Topeka West grad Greg Gleason spent years performing magic in Las Vegas. He's bringing his show to the Midwest" Click Here • "Illusionist Reza returning to MAD on new tour" Click Here • "'I pulled a sword on future King of England' BGT star recalls worrying stunt with William" Click Here • "Cardsharp Steve Forte secures good deal for book of gambling secrets" Click Here • "The Vintage Poker Cheating Device That Sold For Hundreds On Pawn Stars" Click Here • Your UK magic news and reviews always welcomed, see you next week, Duncan. 5.6.21