Number 1150 - Saturday 9th July 2022


Wonderville Magic & Cabaret. The doors are opening on a magical new destination in the heart of London's West End! From the promoter: Following a smash-hit season at the Palace Theatre last year, the producers behind Wonderville: Magic & Illusion bring the next chapter in the Wonderville story – Wonderville Magic & Cabaret. The show will take residence on Haymarket in its own cabaret venue, just 2 minutes from Piccadilly Circus.

Five acts will take you on a trip "to a place of wonder" (Broadway World) as we present a breathtaking display of magic and cabaret that will entertain, delight and amaze. Don’t miss this fresh spin on one of the greatest historical art forms. Wonderville will be open pre and post show to extend your experience even further, so join us from 9th August for a night of entertainment like no other at our new home in the heart of London:


Magic on the Fringe 2022. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is very much back on the map for 2022, with 60+ magic/magic related shows. Many thanks to Peter McLanachan for once again compiling full magic listings for MagicWeek, see Fringe Magic 2022. 9.7.22


Magic at the Barn, Rochford, Essex - 16th & 17th July. Award-winning magic, illusion, impossibilities, mind-reading and comedy, in an enchanting 17th century red brick barn theatre in Rochford, Essex. Featuring the conjuring feats of Oliver Tabor, magic and comedy from Wayne Trice and incredible mysteries from Joel Dickenson. Now in its 19th year, this will be the first set of summer shows since the pandemic. The perfect magical treat for all the family. Saturday 16th July at 7.30pm and Sunday 17th July at 3pm. £7.50 child, £12.50 adult, £35 family of four. Tickets: Ticket line: 01702 543242. Red Brick Barn, Sutton Hall, Shopland Road, Rochford, Essex SS4 1LH. 9.7.22


The Magic Circle Convention. From the organisers: If you were lucky enough to snap up a ticket for the now sold-out Magic Circle Convention, we are delighted to announce that the incredible Richard Turner will be joining us for a very memorable performance in the Sunday night in The Magic Circle Gala Show, alongside a special presentation to be made on the night honouring Richard’s life and dedication to the craft. Richard Turner is a living legend in the world of magic - and The Magic Circle are delighted that he will be joining us in person to accept this once-in-a-lifetime award. This is guaranteed to be a highlight of the convention – and not to be missed! 9.7.22


Mario Morris is performing his Spirit Wizard Show every Tuesday at 7pm throughout July and August at the George & Pilgrim, High Street, Glastonbury. "Step into the realm of enchantment where magic and mystery meet the darker side of comedy. You will question your senses whilst having fun." All ages. Avoid disappointment and book in advance (£10) 9.7.22


The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week Sylvester the Jester on 'The World's Wildest Magic' from 1997. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To see more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here. 9.7.22


Joshua Riley on Craig Petty's Magic TV: 'Talk Magic'. Every week 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. "Joshua Riley talks magic, App development, Murphy's Magic and more" YouTube. 9.7.22


Roswell 75: The Final Evidence. From the programme makers: July 2022 marks the 75th anniversary of the Grandaddy of all UFO mysteries. This documentary revisits the alleged crash of an extra terrestrial craft at Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. Renowned scientist Dr David Hall returns with ufologist and author Anna Whitty, world leading UFO expert Philip Mantle and stage magician Spyros Melaris, who dig deep into the stories that surround the strangest of occurrences. See TV Magic for details. 9.7.22


Blackpool Magicians' Club Magic Auction, Tuesday 9th August. BMC write: Viewing from 5pm, auction starts at 6pm prompt, finishing much later, maybe on the same day! Blackpool Magicians' Club, 56-60 Caunce Street, Blackpool FY13LE. Admission is £4 for non-members. For further details or a lot number please contact Michael Shepherd 9.7.22


Magicseen Back Issues. From the publishers: So far Magicseen has published 105 editions of the UK's longest running independent magic magazine, and in those magazines a simply huge amount of entertaining, informative and useful content has been offered. From in depth articles about many of the biggest names in the world of magic, to professional advice and help on a bewildering list of relevant magic topics, to tricks submitted by creators from around the globe, Magicseen can truly be said to provide the ultimate magic experience no matter what your interest. You can tap into all this brilliant content by purchasing individual copies from our back catalogue. Most (although not quite all) are still available in printed format, while every issue is naturally still on offer in downloadable PDF format, and with prices starting from as low as £4.50, you can hopefully afford to purchase a good selection of issues and enjoy the best and most entertaining read imaginable. Make your choices now from 9.7.22


The July E-Video Newsletter. Mark Leveridge is pleased to offer you the following content for his latest online video presentation. The Teach In – learn a simple handling sequence that enables you to magically print a blank card face with anything you want to feature on it. Pro Peeks – selected from E-Club Pro’s Vintage Vault is a clever ball through glass penetration effect. Keeping Control Unplugged – in part 25 strategies are suggested for controlling the naughty or rude child at your show. Web Offers – two excellent card effects are available for next to nothing in July, one being for close up, the other for stand up. 60 Seconds To Success – why card flourishing needs to be used with caution when entertaining lay people. The Review Corner – Mark enthuses about the excellent Marc Paul Masterclass offered by Vanishing Inc. To gain access to this online video you simply have to be signed up to Mark's free E-Club Lite. Membership provides you with an email newsletter at the start of each month featuring news, advice, offers, freebies and a link to the E-Video Newsletter itself. If you are not registered already it is quick and easy. Go to for more information. 9.7.22


Jay Fortune's debut novel All Fall Down will be in bookstores from 14th July. This dystopian psychological thriller is a must for fans of Black Mirror, The Outer Limits, Tales from the Darkside... Pre-order a signed and dedicated copy, which includes a special All Fall Down bookmark, directly from the author, magician and artist Jay Fortune: "It’s a dystopian psychological thriller and is quite deceptive. I think my love of magic and the nature of reality couldn’t help but slip into the narrative." writes Jay. 9.7.22


Best of Tommy Cooper. "We showcase the best of the legendary Tommy Cooper and his unique blend of magic and comedy. A selection of highlights from his most popular shows made for Thames Television." On new channel 'That's TV' - see TV Magic for listings. 9.7.22


"Favourite for next PM Penny Mordaunt's past as a magician's assistant" Click Here (here's a photo of Will Ayling of The Portsmouth & District Magic Circle, referred to in the article. DT) • "How magician Paige Thompson flirts with ‘death’ in her illusionary stage performances" Click Here • "Gelato shop backed by magician Penn Jillette coming to Lincoln Square, will feature magic, juggling, ventriloquists" Click Here • "Las Vegas magician Mike Hammer is enjoying the best of both worlds" Click Here • "Audience left open-mouthed after a night of utter mystery - illusionist Derren Brown takes to the stage at The Lowry" Click Here • That's it for another week. Your UK magic news is always welcomed. Have a good weekend, Duncan. 9.7.22