Number 1152 - Saturday 23rd July 2022


X-Treme Magic - October Theatre Tour. From the promoter: Starring: Richard Cadell, Richard Jones, John Archer, Solange Kardinaly and Arkadio. X-Treme Magic, The World’s Most Dangerous Thrilling Show! X-Treme Magic will deliver a non-stop adrenaline rush. A spectacular show packed with fire, illusion and death-defying stunts. 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 from a burning rope... the stars of X-Treme Magic do all this and more! Suitable for children aged 12 and over. (Pete Firman will replace John Archer on October 25th in Wimbledon)

Dates & venues:

Sunday 16th October Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury
Monday 17th October Blackpool Opera House
Tuesday 18th October Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Thursday 20th October The Brindley, Runcorn
Saturday 22nd October Forum Theatre, Billingham
Monday 24th October Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham
Tuesday 25th October New Wimbledon Theatre
Wednesday 26th October Octagon Theatre, Yeovil
Thursday 27th October Malthouse Theatre, Canterbury
Sunday 30th October Grand Opera House, York
Monday 31st October Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

See for full details and to book. 23.7.22


"The Gazzo Infamous Range" at The Enchanted Rabbit - Exclusive new releases. The Enchanted Rabbit write: The Enchanted Rabbit Proudly and Exclusively Presents The Gazzo Infamous Range. First, the Gazzo Cups Up Close Video Download. He’s the most (in)famous street performer in the world today... He started as a look out for Cracker Parker's criminal 3 card trick outfit on the streets of London, before changing direction and using his sleight of hand talents to become a professional street magician. In this new download, Gazzo reveals the secrets of his Close-up Cups & Balls Routine - direct from his current repertoire! This is very different from his large street cups act and is tailored to a more close-up "doorway show" type audience. Run time: approximately 80 minutes. Available now: Click Here.


Also exclusively available, Gazzo's Final Football Load Balls and his wooden Street Sticks, perfectly designed for working the Cups on the street. There’s another download on our site, too, which sees Gazzo chatting to Chris Cross about his life as a street performer and suchlike: Click Here. Also see 23.7.22


Kidology UK, the midweek convention for children’s entertainers, this September. From the organisers: Kidology UK, The Austin Sports and Social Club, Birmingham B31 2SF on Tuesday 20th September 2022 from 9am. Featuring: Dealers Hall, Auction and evening entertainment and cabaret with Jezo. Plus the UK Children's Entertainer of the Year Competition on Wednesday 21st September, all at the same venue. Speakers at the convention are Steve Hewlett, Jezo, Magic Touch JJ and Jonathan, Sammy Brooks, Steve Dimmer, Darron Woodward, Miraiker Wallace and Lisa Oakley. Entertainment on the evening of the convention will star Steve Hewlett. There will also be events on Monday 19th September. For more details and to book go to Registration is £50. 23.7.22


A Christmas Carol-Ish… By Mr. Swallow, Soho Theatre, London. Having successfully attempted to escape from a locked tank of water, and less successfully managed to vanish an elephant, Yorkshire pudding Mr. Swallow returns this year with a musical retelling of Dickens’ festive classic A Christmas Carol. Costarring Mr. Goldsworth (David Elms) and Jonathan (Kieran Hodgson), they are also joined by P&O Ferries favourite, lounge singer Rochelle Kelly. Jangle those jingles, devour those Christingles, it’s time for some Christmas chaos…

Quote from Mr. Swallow: "The hugest of thank yous to the Dickens estate for trusting me with this literary classic. I remember studying it at school and never really liking it. But it has been a real privilege getting to take the original text and change all the words, context and overall meaning such that it fits my very specific requirements. I’d also like to point out that this is the longest musical I (and possibly others) have ever written. Fingers crossed it’s not the last." Wednesday 7th – Friday 23rd December, see


Merlins of Wakefield have just published their latest 24 page ‘Merlins Mail’ magazine. With new items, special offers and articles there is something for everyone. To download a copy, Click Here. If you would prefer a printed copy, email your postal address to They have also a new 20 minute Dealer Demonstration to watch, with 10% off RRP on everything: Click Here. If you are looking for anything, get in touch as they have a large selection of used magic and books in the shop as well: 23.7.22


Red or Black - Discount Magic. The single toss of a coin... one outcome Red or Black... you decide! A precision-made gimmick that allows you to control the outcome. Easily visible and perfect for large groups. The package contains written instructions with a routine so you can work it straight away together with the specially made Red or Black coin. By using this coin you will be able to choose the exact outcome you desire. For example, have your audience all stand up and have them all choose Red or Black – eliminating those who get the colour wrong, you narrow them down to just one person and reveal a prediction that has been in full view the whole time which has an exact description of the person who was left standing at the end! Packs small, plays as big as you need! Red or Black. Just £15 from Discount Magic: 23.7.22


Spooky Nyman's Mazel Magazine heads into volume 2. Bi-monthly and printed on recycled stock, Mazel Magazine featuring tricks, reviews, articles, interviews and a few surprises! Mazel Magazine ships worldwide. See for details. 23.7.22


John Morton 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. "John Morton, The Master Prop Maker, talks Penn & Teller, not being a knob and more." YouTube. 23.7.22


The Impossible Magic of Steve Price - Durham Fringe. From the organisers: Steve Price is one of the UK's busiest and most well-established magicians. His unique blend of laughs, mystery and stunning sleight of hand has thrilled audiences all over the world. A versatile and original magical entertainer, Steve now balances his time performing for private clients around Europe, at public and corporate events, and on luxury cruise liners. He's bringing his show to Durham Fringe Festival for four shows only. Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th, Friday 29th July at 5.15pm. £8 (£6 for 16 years and under) at Fabio's Bar, 66 Saddler Street, Durham CH1 3NP. See 23.7.22


The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week comedy magician and juggler Topper Martyn in a guest spot on The Paul Daniels Magic Show from 17th January 1987. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To see more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here. 23.7.22


No illusions as magician Ben Hanlin's marketing agency strengthens Birmingham base. "Pull the Pin is celebrating successfully first year in business with client wins and recruitment drive..." To read the full story in Business Live Click Here. 23.7.22


The World On One Street Festival - London. Urban Elephant is a colorful, vibrant, and unique community arts festival. It’s a free festival! It’s a zero waste, carbon neutral festival. It’s coming to Walworth, South London on the 29th, 30th, and 31st of July. See the best in contemporary urban street art, theatre, and culture. Gaze in wonder at circus, magic, dancing, street art, theatre, puppetry, and more. Come and join us for a great family day out in London: 23.7.22


Mario Morris Spirit Wizard Show - 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." Every Tuesday at 7pm throughout July and August at the George & Pilgrim, High Street, Glastonbury. All ages. Avoid disappointment and book in advance (£10) 23.7.22


F.A.S.T. by Daniel Johnson. Widely regarded as being the "Trick of the Convention" at the 2022 Blackpool Magic Convention. It should therefore be no surprise that this product sold out completely! No advertising! No flashy sales techniques! No big-name endorsements! Just the strength of the material and word of mouth. The F.A.S.T project contains a total of five incredible effects each of which takes advantage of a tried and tested system to produce a series of powerful effects that are so simple to perform that it is almost criminal. Watch a video dem at 23.7.22


"The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays at The Weidner Friday, December 2" Click Here • "TV magician Michael Carbonaro coming to the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet" Click Here • "New therapy for kids led by Cork woman is a kind of magic" Click Here • "Award-Winning Illusionist Krendl on Coast Live" Click Here • "The Outerbridges – Canada’s Grand Masters of Illusion return to the Station Theatre Stage" Click Here • "Niagara to be represented at upcoming World Championship of Magic" Click Here • "Antonee Robinson's insane card trick leaves Fulham squad stunned!" Click Here • "FISM Vernon Booklets" Click Here • "Blackpool artist turns author as his thriller of illusion is published" Click HereThat's all for this week. Best of luck for FISM Edward! Your UK magic news is always welcomed. Have a good weekend, Duncan. 23.7.22