Number 1163 - Saturday 8th October 2022


London Magic Convention 2022 - Sunday, November 6th, last few tickets! Andy & Preston Nyman write: We have been blown away by the support for our convention and are down to our last few tickets. On November 6th at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London, there will be: 3 amazing lectures, 1 incredible interview, the London Close-Up Magic Championship, the Patrick Page Award, the unmissable '£4 Gala Show' and 20 dealers. If you're thinking of coming to this year's convention, do not delay. Find out more and book now via Watch the brand new trailer here! YouTube. Andy & Preston talk about the Convention on Craig Petty's 'Talk Magic': YouTube. 8.10.22


South Tyneside International Magic Festival, 14th-16th October, update. Steve Gore writes: Everything was all set last week then two things changed! Firstly Kay Hudson and Jeffrey Wang are sadly now unable to attend this year. Taking their place is the sensational Dani DaOrtiz! Dani will be lecturing and performing in the stage and close-up galas and will also be hosting a separate masterclass. Email for further details and to book one of the limited masterclass places. The festival runs from Friday 14th - Sunday 16th October. Only £65 for the whole 3 days! Day tickets are also available. Book via There is also a separate magic show on the evening of Thursday 13th October, starring Amethyst, Graeme Shaw, Jezo and Tom Bolton. 8.10.22


Blackpool Magic Convention February 2023. Three World Champions at one convention! Current FISM Grand Prix World Champion Laurent Piron, Former FISM Grand Prix Winner Yu Ho Jin and current FISM Mental Magic Winners Anna & Lucca. Performing and lecturing at Blackpool 2023. Book Now! 8.10.22


Britain's Got Talent - The Ultimate Magician. Tickets for the live recording this Tuesday in Birmingham. From Britain's Got Talent FremantleMedia Ltd & Syco Ltd: You are invited to join us live for this incredible, one-off Britain's Got Talent Magic Special for ITV from Birmingham's International Convention Centre on Tuesday, October 11th 2022. Ant & Dec will host this incredible new BGT Special [set to air over the Christmas period] that showcases some of the world's best magicians, so if you love magic and fancy being right in the heart of this spectacular action, along with the judges, then you are going to love this! This is amazing prime-time ITV entertainment at its very best and we have only a very limited amount of tickets! Request yours right now via 8.10.22


Awakening, the new show at Wynn Las Vegas. Awakening invites the audience to join the quest of our beautiful heroine and her two fellow travellers as they seek to restore beauty and love to the world. Travel with them and experience worlds never before seen on their journey in a 360-degree theatre custom designed for Awakening. Infused with modern day myth and magic, Awakening comes to life through a combination of dramatic choreography, technology, fantastic creatures, and a custom sound system designed to showcase its breathtaking original musical score.

Conceived and created by a world-renowned team of talent behind some of the most iconic moments in entertainment, Awakening features the voice of Anthony Hopkins and England's Paul Kieve is the Illusion Designer. Premieres November 7th at the Wynn, Las Vegas. See: 'Behind the Spectacle, Illusions': YouTube and more 'Behind the Spectacle': YouTube.


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. 8.10.22


Richard Cadell 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. This week: "Richard Cadell: Illusionist, Puppeteer, Actor, Screenwriter and the X-Treme Magic Tour [above]" YouTube. 8.10.22


Nick Einhorn Lecture, Tuesday, 11th October at the AWS. Adrian Tritton writes: A rare opportunity to see Nick Einhorn lecture. Nick Einhorn is considered by many to be at the forefront of British magic. His main objective has always been to ensure that his combined skills of world class sleight of hand and mind reading, together with his charming, easy personality, provide experiences of wonder that audiences will be talking about for years to come. He has been amusing, amazing and astonishing people for over 20 years. He has appeared on TV ("Fool Us" and other programmes) and performed to many large corporates as well as royalty.

Nick rarely lectures to magic clubs. This promises to be an evening of excellent magic and insightful tips into performing from a magician at the top of his game. Limited visitor tickets available, book here: Tuesday, 11th October at 7.30pm at The Associated Wizards of the South, Southern Parishes Conservative Club, The Hill Lodge, Upper Northam Close, Hedge End, Southampton SO30 4BB. Also see  and


Lee Hathaway 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. This week: "Lee Hathaway discusses 'Happy Busy Magician', his brand new book" YouTube. 8.10.22


The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week some close-up magic 'Under Laboratory Conditions' from Paul Daniels, 40 years ago on 16th October 1982. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To see more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here. 8.10.22


Tall Stories Presents The Canterville Ghost, inspired by the Oscar Wilde short story. Four audacious artistes perform Oscar Wilde's spine-chilling ghost story for your delight and delectation. Interspersed with their own sensational acts, a comedian, a magician, a psychic and their charismatic compere tell the story of Sir Simon de Canterville, who disappeared mysteriously 300 years ago – after being accused of murder. When the thoroughly modern Otis family move into Sir Simon's former residence they're warned about the fearsome phantom that haunts the Hall. But has anyone warned the Canterville Ghost about them?

A gloriously ghoulish and uproarious vaudeville spectacular from award-winning theatre company Tall Stories. Magic Supervisor: Scott Penrose. Recommended for ages 12+. 11th October to 5th November at Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD. See:


Merlins of Wakefield are now taking orders for the New 2023 Tenyo Range, and write: As usual there are four new releases: Click Here. They are due in early November. Also, our latest 24 page 'Mail' is now available to download, Click Here. If you would like a printed copy, email your name and address to We are always on the lookout for quality used magic, so get in touch if you have any to sell. 8.10.22


Matricks Illusion - Believing the Impossible. Camberley Theatre, 13th October. From the promoter: Matricks Illusion has recently been featured on Britain's Got Talent 2022! Matricks not only baffled the celebrity judges but also worked alongside the likes of Ashley Banjo, KSI, Bradley Walsh & Stephen Mulhern. Master Illusionist Alexander Jesson captures the imagination of every audience and commands a special stage presence like no other, using elements of danger, comedy and charm, managing to bewilder audiences time after time. However what makes Matricks truly dynamic is the contrast between stylish set pieces; fast paced magic and illusion with dance using current music and special effects. The show is designed to balance comedy and light heartedness with curiosity, mystery and thrill for all the family. Thursday 13th October at Camberley Theatre, Camberley Theatre, Knoll Road, Camberley, Surrey GU15 3SY 8.10.22


The Exonian Magical Society Convention - one week to go. Ozzy Dee writes: After a few years absence the postponed Exonian Magic Convention is back. The one day convention that offers a full day of lectures, dealers, and a 3 course meal and gala show, all in the same venue. We have lectures from Graham Jolley and John Carey, and a lecture on children's magic from Russell Brown. Close-up sessions with the above names and also Paul Gordon. Magic Dealers Alakazam Magic, Top Secret Magic and  Paul Gordon. Plus a 3 course meal followed by a gala show (6.30pm) with our star lectures, and some surprise acts. Accommodation is available on site for a discounted price of £50 (limited - phone the hotel to book). Friday 14th October Tickets available from Prices: £47.50 for whole day and meal. £25 day only. Doors open at 9am at The Waie Inn, Zeal Monachorum, Crediton EX17 6DF. 8.10.22


The Mark Leveridge Podcast. The October/November edition of Mark Leveridge's free audio podcast is now available for your listening pleasure. Here are the topics covered in the 45 minute broadcast this time. What makes for a great convention? Performing for famous people doesn’t make you a better magician. The hazards of becoming a semi-pro entertainer. Paul Anthony’s epic magic task. The magic club pecking order. When it comes to magical fame, be careful what you wish for. There are not many commercial close up tricks. Dip into some of the contents from E-Club Pro. Let’s ask the question (again!) about whether card tricks are boring! You can get free access either from, or from where you can also sign up to be a follower and receive each new release automatically. 8.10.22


Salon De Magie - The Collection of Ken Klosterman Part III. The third sale from this legendary collection of magicana will bring to the auction block a unique array of treasures from the legendary "museum down the mineshaft". Among the featured lots are a unique three-sheet Alexander/Adelaide Herrmann lithograph, Houdini's mechanical Blooming Rosebush, Karl Germain's Spirit Cabinet, Harry Kellar's Vanishing Lamp, and a host of objects with significant historical association. Potter & Potter, Thursday October 20th. See 8.10.22


Paul Gordon is looking forward to Blackpool 2023 and writes: It will be my 50th year! My first visit, aged 11, was in 1974 with my late father. And, since 1996 I've had a dealer stand. If you want to enjoy some demonstrating you can watch a ten-routine compilation from recent years here: YouTube. 8.10.22


The Comedy Years. "Comedy milestones of 1984, when cult hits like The Young Ones and Alas Smith and Jones battled it out in the schedules with more mainstream fare like Russ Abbot's Madhouse, and politicians were targeted by one of the most irreverent TV shows of all time - Spitting Image. Fans also lost two of the greatest comedy stars of all time - Tommy Cooper and Eric Morecambe." Sunday 9th October, see TV Magic for details. 8.10.22


"Legendary Las Vegas magician Teller undergoes open-heart surgery" Click Here • "Teen magician Dan Rhodes" Click Here • "Transcript: Penn Jillette, Magician & Author, 'Random: A Novel'" Click Here • "Illusionist Rob Lake recording Armed Forces Entertainment show at Miami's Coleman Theater" Click Here • "New Wimbledon Theatre hosts X-Treme Magic" Click Here • "Everything To Know About The CW’s Criss Angel’s Magic With The Stars" Click Here • "When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Opened a Psychic Bookstore" Click Here • "David Blaine Does Magic While Eating Spicy Wings" YouTube • That's it for another week. Your UK magic news/reviews/articles always welcomed. See you next week, Duncan. 8.10.22