Number 1144 - Saturday 28th May 2022


Guy Hollingworth at the Newcastle Magic Circle. James Piatt, Secretary, writes: The Newcastle Magic Circle are proud to present and evening with British magic legend Guy Hollingworth. Join us on Monday 6th June at Magicbox for Guy Hollingworth’s incredible new lecture which will include, original close-up and parlour routines from his forthcoming book More Drawing Room Deceptions, as well as effects and advice from his regular commercial performing repertoire. It features sleight of hand with cards, for which Guy is best known, but also includes plenty of non-card routines and effects suitable for magicians of all levels of experience. The lecture is free for members of the Newcastle Magic Circle and only £10 for members of other magic societies. For more information please contact 28.5.22


Supreme are back! Under new ownership since the 90s and now formally trading as Magic Supreme Ltd., the carefully warehoused Supreme Magic product archive has been quietly accessible for quite some time, but now the virtual door has been flung open and much more stock is being made available to online customers.

As one of the Supreme team posted on social media after his first visit: "It's breathtaking. There are tens of thousands of boxes here, with pristine items within them that have been carefully stored for decades and are now being organised, catalogued, and gradually made available again to the magical world. I repeat... tens of thousands!"


It’s not just Supreme... What are believed to be the last stocks of some original Morrissey products are also now available, along with quite a few sought-after publications coming to light. For more information, currently available products, and to sign-up for emerging stock news visit There’s also a Facebook page: 28.5.22


Northern Magic Circle One Day Convention - Harrogate. Northern Magic Circle Secretary Brian Lead writes: Chris Cross has joined the lineup, as dealer and performer, for the NMC’s ‘Return from Covid’ one-day convention at the Crown Hotel in Harrogate on Sunday, 26th June from 10am – 6pm. Central to the day will be a two-part auction, with guest auctioneer Mike Shepherd featuring over 200 books plus a wide range of apparatus, both modern and collectable. Between sessions there will be an open Parlour Magic competition with cash and trophy prizes. Competitors are invited – please contact Stuart Clarkson: The day will be ‘topped and tailed’ with President Roy Field’s talk on Magic at the Seaside and a closing show. Admission is free to competitors and members, including those who sign up on the day. Others will be requested to pay the nominal entry fee of £5, to include tea and coffee. Do come along to enjoy traditional Northern hospitality, with a modern twist. To assist with preparations, all intended attendees should pre-register, please, with organiser John Russell: 28.5.22


Laughs & Gasps at The Brentwood Theatre, Essex. From the promoter: Join us at The Brentwood Theatre for an evening of "Laughs and Gasps" featuring two of the UK’s finest theatrical performers. Kicking the evening off in a unique way is Nick Nolan, who has already notched-up over a decade of professional experience playing to capacity crowds at public events, private functions and various well known theatres around the country. Greatly influenced by the legendary comedians, magicians and ventriloquists of yesteryear, Nolan’s performance pays homage to the Variety Theatre and TV stars of the past, whilst at the same time raising the expectations of a modern day audience. Specialising in ventriloquism, puppetry, magic and zany physical comedy, he is also expert at accents, character vocals and impressions.

The second half will be led by the utterly charming Scott Penrose, a past President of The Magic Circle and a multi-award winning magician. He is a magician who is part performer, part engineer and part magic historian. Amongst varied contemporary and Victorian magical mysteries, Scott will present Robert-Houdini’s Marvellous Orange Tree from 1840 and John Nevil Maskelyne’s Psycho, the mind reading automaton from 1882, returning to the British stage for the first time in over 100 years. As a designer and builder of magic, Scott has produced miracles for a number of Derren Brown’s touring stage shows and has worked for many stage productions in London’s West End and on Broadway. 10th June. Recommended for ages 12+ For more information and to book visit


A New Messiah by Tony Nicholson. From the publishers: Tony Nicholson’s new political thriller, A New Messiah, poses a terrifying "what if?" scenario, set in and around the world of magic. A charismatic Romanian street hustler and magician emerges in Britain as a new messiah. Serghei and his manager convince the public his magic is real and he has God-given paranormal powers of the mind. Rival magician Clive Entwhistle aims to expose and discredit him by proving his so-called powers are no more than magic tricks and sleight of hand.

Dark far-right political forces spot the potential of Serghei’s fame and usurp his hero worship for their own ends, lifting the lid on a Pandora’s box which threatens the very heart of British democracy... and opens the gates of hell. "Together we could rule the f***ing world!" Serghei’s manager couldn’t have imagined how prophetic those words would turn out to be.

Tony Nicholson is a former producer of many TV magic shows: BAFTA-winning The Quick Trick Show, Extreme Magic Extreme Danger, Wayne Dobson Close-Up, Playing Tricks and Hidden Camera Magic. A New Messiah is published by Great Northern Books and can be ordered via


The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week The Pendragons on John Fisher's The Best of Magic from 27th September 1989 with their always stunning Sub Trunk. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To see more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here. DT. 28.5.22


Into the Wolf’s Mouth. A novel by Wayne Slater. From the publishers: Wayne Slater, aka El Loco, has just published his first novel featuring magic and illusion, titled Into the Wolf’s Mouth. Gee Valentine’s life is the pits. Abandoned at birth and raised in a care home, he’s learnt how to survive the hard way. When he secretly escapes the care system, fate intervenes, he’s befriended by the mysterious owner of a Blackpool magic shop who teaches him the art of sleight of hand magic. When he is entangled in the murder of five stage magicians he flees Blackpool in the dead of night, embarking on a journey of self-discovery, to Italy, in his 1967 VW Campervan. In an emotional search for his parents, he encounters friendship, betrayal, love and death. Now available via Amazon: Also see 28.5.22


Sean Goodman on Craig Petty's Magic TV: 'Talk Magic'. Every Tuesday 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. "Sean Goodman talks: going pro, getting gigs, creating magic, Wayne Fox and more" YouTube. 28.5.22


The 28th Ferrybridge Day of Magic: Sunday July 3rd. Travis Perkins writes: We have a limited number of spaces left for dealers. If you would like a table please get in contact asap! Lecturettes and the Showette, Dealers and Traders; the day looks like it will be another great event - put it in your diary now. More news as we approach the day! The venue is The Community Centre, The Square, Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire WF11 8PQ. Doors open at 9.45am and the day ends at 5pm. For more information or to book a dealer/trade stand please email Michael Shepherd or Danny Hunt 28.5.22


The Estate of Legendary Entertainers Siegfried & Roy Comes to Auction at Bonhams. Costumes from their four-decade Las Vegas career to custom luxury gifts and home decor from their two estates, Jungle Palace and Little Bavaria, offered at auction on June 8th and 9th. From humble beginnings in war-torn Germany to international fame and a record-setting run at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Siegfried & Roy were unparalleled as entertainers and personalities. Bonhams will present more than 500 personal items from Siegfried & Roy's professional and personal lives in two days of live sales with Siegfried & Roy: Masters of the Impossible at Bonhams Los Angeles. All proceeds will go towards the SARMOTI Foundation, Siegfried & Roy's personal charity. See 28.5.22


The Mark Leveridge May Podcast and the E-Video Newsletter. If you haven't caught up with these two free online offerings for May, you've just about got time before the June ones jump in! The podcast has the following topics: Analysing how magic can be made strong in different ways. Craig Petty’s MagicTV scrapes the barrel with one of his recent interviewees(!). Is it OK to wear sunglasses when working outside in bright sunlight? The dangers of using livestock for magic. The power of independent comments. Time can be of the essence when doing shows. To listen to the 30 minute audio file go to either , or . If you prefer video to audio, try the May E-Video Newsletter which features...The Teach In – a packet of 10 cards is shuffled by a spectator who then chooses one which is the mate of a previously removed prediction card. Pro Peeks – learn a cool and easy way to control a selected card from E-Club Pro’s Teach In archive. Keeping Control Unplugged – part 23 covers more ways to control children in your act by means of how you present your show. Web Offers – a mega e-book and a strong book test are featured this month and discounted in price. 60 Seconds To Success – how to provide natural cover for difficult sleight of hand moves is explained. The Review Corner – John Lovick’s Astonishing Essay book, Get Outa My Way I’m Going To Hell, published by Vanishing Inc, is discussed. Get access by joining the free E-Club Lite from 28.5.22


Leeds Magic Jam - Update. Chris Stewart writes: Leeds Magic Jam are pleased to announce that alongside the amazing lectures this year we will have workshops on fork bending with David Penn and on stagecraft with Alexander Marsh. You will also be able to see world class magic up close from Etienne Pradier, Tom Wright and Chris Cross in the bear pit close up show. We also have a special announcement to make next week so keep an eye on our facebook page to see whats happening: September 11tth. Tickets are only £20 and are available now via 28.5.22


Cambridge Pentacle Club Dinner and Cabaret starring John Archer and Oliver Tabor. Hugh Newsam writes: To celebrate our first club dinner since lockdown the Cambridge Pentacle Club has opened the dinner up to the wider community. John Archer (the first person to fool Penn & Teller on TV) and Oliver Tabor, the incoming president of the British Ring of the International Brotherhood of Magicians will be performing in Cabaret. Dinner and Cabaret price is £35 Held in the centre of Cambridge at the Masonic Hall, so why not make a day of it! There is lots of parking at the Masonic Hall. Booking via our website: Saturday 18th June at 7pm. Venue: Cambridge Masonic Hall, 45 Bateman Street, Cambridge CB2 1NA. 28.5.22


Mentalists Write & Wipe Board with Pen by Mr E Enterprises: Draw and write your predictions and psychic revelations on this handy dry wipe board using the dry wipe pen provided. Easy to clean and re-use. If you have a copy of Ken de Courcy’s excellent book ‘Pentertain’ (you may find a second-hand volume) the complete act de Courcy outlines can be performed just with this board. Or develop an act of your own from books and magazines on numbers and ESP cards etc. Find out more 28.5.22


Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science - the tour continues. Morgan & West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology in this fun for all the family science extravaganza! Magicians, time travellers and all-round spiffing chaps Morgan & West have a secret past – they are genuine, bona fide, legitimately qualified scientists, and now are bring their love of enlightenment to the stage! Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills, all backed up by the daring duo’s trademark wit, charm and detailed knowledge of the scientific method. Leave your lab coats at the door it’s time for Unbelievable Science! For more info and to book visit 28.5.22


Dynamo Beyond Belief is being repeated on Sky Max this week. "Documentary following the magician on tour around the globe as well as charting his road to recovery from a career-threatening illness brought on by Crohn's disease." See TV Magic for details. 28.5.22


Gary Bryson. Andy Dixon writes: It is with deep sadness that I have to inform you that our very good friend Gary Bryson sadly passed away on 20 May 2022 following prolonged illnesses. Gary was known to many within the magical community as a gifted magician, magical inventor, magic dealer and mentor. Gary has been an inspiration to many, helping them develop rewarding hobbies and even professional careers. Within Gary's trade as a talented Fabrication Welder he was equally appreciated by many that he supported, as he transferred his skills into the engineering sector of education and apprenticeship support. I know he will be sadly missed by all of his loving family, friends and colleagues. The family would appreciate privacy during this difficult time. RIP Gary. (Funeral: 12 Noon on 16th June at Grimsby Crematorium). 28.5.22


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