Number 1106 - Saturday 4th September 2021


Magicseen Issue 100 - September 2021. From the publishers: We are delighted to announce the release of our much anticipated celebratory edition, Magicseen 100. This larger than normal edition is packed with great content that is a combination of reflection on the highlights of previous issues and exciting new feature articles. The Magicseen team reveal personal selections of their favourite Masterclass tricks and advice articles, as well as give little background stories on some of the top cover personalities. There are big interviews with international award winning comedy illusionists Scott and Muriel, as well as in-depth chats with Kay Dyson and John Bulleid. The Masterclass is a special extended edition featuring three effects from Jon Allen as well as an informative article from him on creativity. Paul McCrory explains how to develop a captivating performance personality, Gregg Webb offers some personal reflections on the origins of magic, and there's a really helpful article on how to free up enough time in your busy life to fully enjoy your magic. Plus... product reviews, comedy one-liners, letters, In The Phonebox, Pros and Cons and more, all going to make this special issue a must-read for magicians everywhere. You can get your collectable issue either via a 1 or 2 year printed copy or download subscription, or as a single issue from Demand has already been high so get your copy before it sells out. [Many congratulations on your 100th edition Magicseen! DT/MagicWeek]. 4.9.21


Marvels of Mystery - Tour Dates. Four of The Magic Circle’s star magicians join forces in Marvels of Mystery, a new magic show for the whole family, featuring marvellous magic, wonderful illusion, laughs, gasps and stunning sleight of hand sorcery. Join your host crazy comedy conjuror Danny Lee Grew as he introduces sleight of hand master Dean Leavy (The Magic Circle’s Young Magician of the Year), the award winning magical ballerina Megan Swann (current Vice President of The Magic Circle), and finally The Curator Scott Penrose (Past President of The Magic Circle), who will be presenting Robert Houdin’s Marvellous Orange Tree from 1840, plus Maskelyne's chilling mind reading automaton Psycho, which makes its first appearance on a British stage in over 100 years! A must-see for any magic fan.

For a truly magical experience, book your tickets today for Marvels of Mystery before they disappear:

Sunday 17th October 2021 7.30pm New Theatre Royal, Lincoln.
Saturday 23rd October 2021 2pm & 6pm Commemoration Hall, Huntingdon.
Saturday 13th November 2021 2pm & 6pm Thornden Hall, Chandler’s Ford.
Saturday 9th April 2022 7.30pm The Radlett Centre, Radlett.

For more information visit and for tickets see



South Tyneside International Magic Festival Family Magic Extravaganza and Gala Show 15th - 16th October 2021. From the organisers: There will be star-studded shows on offer for all to enjoy. However due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the usual convention that takes place as part of the festival will not go ahead this year. The gala show features Nutty Noah (Winner of UK Family Entertainer 2018), Dave Loosley (a magician, mind reader and funny man), Max Fulham (comedian and ventriloquist), Joel Dickinson (a master of misdirection) and White Magic stunning illusionists and contortion). For full details see 4.9.21


John Archer - Against The Odds, he's back! This time not just with his one-man touring show 'Against The Odds' (never has a show's title been more prophetic, coined pre-covid), but also with his good friend Tim Vine appearing in Tim's 'Plastic Elvis' show. As well as all this, John can be seen at a few one-off comedy club/cabaret gigs up and down the country. For full details and dates visit 4.9.21


Craig Petty's Magic TV: 'Talk Magic'. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 9pm, Craig Petty sits down and chats with a well known magician; a creator, a performer, or someone who has had a positive impact on the Magic Community. From Tuesday, Magical Bones, talking: Break Dancing, BGT, Impossible, the Ed Fringe and more [lots of positive career advice in this edition. DT]. YouTube. 4.9.21


The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week Japan's Princess Tenko in a guest spot on John Fisher's The Best of Magic from 13th September 1989. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To catch up with more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here. 4.9.21


Kindred Spirits, September 25th, London. "Blithe Spirit meets Woman in Black via the weirdest mind-reading act ever presented before an unsuspecting audience!" is how new show 'Kindred Spirits' is described. Kindred Spirits is a theatrical two-person telepathy act which takes the golden era of Victorian Spiritualism as its inspiration. Following successful debuts in Baltimore, USA, in 2019 and 2020, the pandemic put the UK launch of the show on ice. Now it is set to return in the intimate surroundings of Calder's theatre in south east London on September 25th. Expect minds to be read, fortunes to be told, and spirits to be conjured - all in the name of entertainment, of course! Tickets and full details (including promo video) can be found on the Eventbrite page: 4.9.21


The Magic Car Boot Sale, Sunday 19th September 2021 from 10.30am at the Austin Sports and Social Club, Tresall Lane, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2SF. Organiser Alec Powell writes: Just 10 minutes from junction 4 of the M5. There is also a railway station adjacent to the club. Admission is £5. There are spaces left for a few more stalls which we will have well spaced out, over two halls. We have over 30 stalls booked in already. If you would like a table please contact Alec Powell on 07831 115 448 or or via our Facebook group Magic Car Boot Sale Running now for over 30 years this is always a great social event as well as a chance to browse thousands of bargains and negotiate a price. 4.9.21


Steve Majes reviews Wayne Goodman's recent lecture for The Gathering. "Wayne has been a full-time working pro for as long as I can remember, his energy and passion for entertaining is addictive and inspiring, it’s no wonder he pops up on so many working magician's radars. Learning from his experience is time well spent!" To read the full review Click Here. Wayne was also a guest on Talk Magic last week, Click Here. 4.9.21


James Phelan: The Greatest Magician. Described by The Mirror as extraordinary, and following a sell-out run in 2019, this critically acclaimed, intimate glance at the most engaging of art-forms will transport you to a fascinating world of light-hearted hilarity, wonder and illusion. Focusing on mind-bending feats of illusion, from making people forget their own names to transporting iPhones from the auditorium into blocks of ice! "Presented by host of BBC’s Trickster: Live and viral star, ‘the most anticipated magical performer in a generation’. Taught exclusively by Paul Daniels, friends with Penn & Teller and now a magician to A-listers, James Phelan is The Greatest Magician." Wednesday 15th September, Camberley Theatre, Berkshire: 4.9.21


John Styles is back on the road again with his magic and Chelsea Pensioner acts, performing in a variety of venues including Clacton, Sheerness, Southend and the City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds, in a reproduction of the BBC's TV series "The Good Old Days" originally broadcast from the theatre for an astonishing 30 years! Top of the bill will be comedy legend Bernie Clifton, together with his giant puppet Oswald the Ostrich. 4.9.21


Direct Talk with Hara. Hara is an illusionist who has performed live and on television in over 30 countries, winning numerous awards - we speak with him about how he strives to conjure up 'magic that only I can do'. On Tuesday 7th September on NHK World. See TV Magic for details. 4.9.21


"Magician Dylan Murray conjures up international success" To read the full story by Rachel McLaughin in the Donegal Daily visit

Dylan Murray - The Last Rose of Summer "An original poem incorporated into a very special card trick from the multi award winning Irish Card Poet" YouTube. 4.9.21


Mark Leveridge Magic Select. Each month two new products are added to the Select range from the E-Club Pro files. Here are the new effects for September: 1. Printable. This is a card routine that comes straight from Mark's current working walkabout repertoire. A spectator selects any card from a deck of blank faced cards and it is left in view. Four double blank cards are shown and one by one they print themselves with an identical card face. When the original selection is turned over it is seen to now also be printed with the matching card. 2. The Purser. This is a well structured coin and two purse routine designed to be performed on a close up pad. Coins jump from one purse to the other and from pocket to purse in a baffling manner. Straightforward handling combined with careful routining make this a pleasure to perform. There are always a total of 10 effects in the Select range to choose from, and each download video costs just £7.00. For more information and to watch dems of all the effects go to 4.9.21


The Jameson Wallet Limited Edition Brown by Iain Bailey - Alakazam Magic: Finally a Card to Wallet for the modern performer. For decades magicians have been frying audiences with The Card to Wallet effect but in all that time the style of wallet used has pretty much stayed the same. In most cases they are big, bulky and just plain outdated. In fact the only people to even still use this style of wallet is usually a magician. That's about to change! Around 3 years ago Iain Bailey the creator of Measure For Measure sent us a prototype of a new style card to wallet. A wallet he had created by adapting his own Mont Blanc® wallet. The design was modern and the workings were simple and we loved it! We sent the new design to our manufacturer but it ended up getting misplaced for 2 years! It finally resurfaced and after a few prototype tweaks I'm happy to say it's now ready. 4.9.21


"Magic on the Mersey - Aloft Liverpool" Click Here • "'Magic To Do' from Pippin" [if you enjoyed Mystique in its heyday, then you'll enjoy this, DT] YouTube • "Man Was Willing To Risk Getting A Knife Through His Foot For £500,000" Click Here • "How America's Got Talent's Dustin Tavella Felt After The Howie Mandel Mishap, And What The Judges Didn't Get About His Magic Act" Click Here • "41% of ‘AGT’ fans think magician Klek Entos was ‘robbed’ of a spot in next week’s semifinals" Click Here • "Magician Dan Rhodes blows Martin’s mind with magic!" Click Here • "Social media helps us value ourselves in a way we otherwise would not have been able to: Vivek Desai, Illusionist" Click Here • Your UK magic news is always welcome - see you next week, Duncan. 4.9.21