Number 1166 - Saturday 29th October 2022


Magical Bones: Soulful Magic UK Tour 2023. Broken Robot Production Presents Magical Bones: Soulful Magic. Following sell out runs at the Edinburgh Festival and across the UK, the Britain’s Got Talent finalist takes to the road with a brand-new show full of the most awe-inspiring and high energy magic you’ll see this year. Direct from appearances on America’s Penn & Teller Fool Us, BBC1’s BAFTA Awards, ITV1’s This Morning and Sky’s Around The World In 80 Tricks. Age guidance: 10+
"A dazzling show… full of imagination and flair"
★★★★ The Guardian
"What’s happening on stage really is magic"
The Telegraph
"A spellbinding show that leaves the audience gasping in disbelief"
★★★★ The Wee Review

2nd Swindon: Arts Centre
3rd Monmouth: Savoy Theatre
9th Beccles: Public Hall & Theatre
10th Didcot: Cornerstone
17th Liverpool: Playhouse
18th Norwich: Playhouse
19th Leicester: Curve
23rd Barrow In Furness: The Forum
24th Lancaster: Grand
26th Lytham St Annes: Lowther Pavilion
31st Bridport: Electric Palace

1st Launceston: Town Hall
2nd Plymouth: Quad Theatre
5th Salford: The Lowry Quays
6th Radlett: Centre
12th Poole: Lighthouse Theatre
13th Farnham: Maltings
14th Bridgwater: McMillan Theatre
16th Winchester: Theatre Royal
21st Leeds: City Varieties
27th Milton Keynes: The Stables
28th Tunbridge Wells: Trinity Theatre
29th Crewe: Lyceum
30th Weston-Super-Mare: Playhouse

5th Maidenhead: Norden Farm
12th Scarborough: Spa Theatre
13th Huntingdon: Performing Arts Centre
20th Bury St Edmunds: Theatre Royal
25th Chipping Norton: Theatre
26th Southend: Palace Theatre
27th Bedford: Quarry Theatre.


London Magic Convention 2022 - next Sunday, November 6th! At the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London: 3 amazing lectures, 1 incredible interview, the London Close-Up Magic Championship, the Patrick Page Award, the unmissable '£4 Gala Show' and 20 dealers. Watch the trailer here! YouTube. 29.10.22


Blue Peter: BBC announces Bangor magician Joel Mawhinney as its 41st presenter. "A Northern Ireland magician is set to become Blue Peter’s newest presenter. Bangor-born Joel Mawhinney (25) becomes the 41st person to present the popular programme. Joel first appeared on Blue Peter in 2018 as a guest and will take on the role on the longest running children’s television programme from November 11..." To read the full article by Kurtis Reid in the Belfast Telegraph Click Here. 29.10.22


Opportunity for Young Magicians! Would you like to get some expert mentoring to work on an act that will be part of the Edinburgh Magic Festival this Christmas? Future Magicians is the new Edinburgh International Magic Festival guided mentorship programme, to help young magicians who want to move their magic to the next level. It's free for young magicians to take part and you'll work with professionals to create an act ready for a live theatre performance in 2 months time!

This opportunity is limited to 6 young magicians who already have some magic experience, and we already have three signed up. Applications close on 5th November, so be quick! You'll need to be available on 4th December (rehearsal and sharing) and 29th December (final performance) in Edinburgh. The rest can be completed remotely. Visit for more info. Photo credit: Tommy Ga Ken Wan.


MC Friday Night Magicians at The Watford Museum. From the promoter: Martin Cox presents his acclaimed show, ‘MC Friday Night Magicians’ on Friday 25th November at The Watford Museum. The show, which is in a cabaret format, has been running for over six years, and this show marks the beginning of shows in this new venue. Join Martin Cox and internationally renowned magical artists Andy Clockwise and Tim Shoesmith for an evening of magic and wonder. Audiences will be laughing and enthralled by the entertainment of this wonderful trio of world-class magicians. The three magicians have very different and unique styles of magic, so there will be something for everyone in this treat of a show. This show is not to be missed and is suitable for those aged 11+. Full details and tickets via 29.10.22


Andi Gladwin lectures for The Surrey Society of Magicians on Thursday 3rd November. Adam Mosley writes: As a successful performer in his own right, Andi Gladwin has given talks and lectures to magicians at the largest magic conferences in the world. Part show, part lecture, Andi performs and teaches some of the tricks and techniques that he has become best-known for, including Silent Movie, Master Pushoff, and his famous Magic Squared routine. He also shares tricks from The Boy Who Cried Magic.

Over the past few years, he has appeared at Vanishing Inc.'s conferences The Session, Magifest, and The Retreat, along with dozens of conferences such as Magic Live, Blackpool Magic Festival, South Tyneside Magic Festival, Engina Magic Convention in Mexico, Lund Magic Convention, FISM and hundreds more. Andi has also toured magic clubs in the UK, USA, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Canada.

Members are free and visiting magicians are welcome for a £10 entrance fee. The lecture takes place in East Horsley, Surrey, at 8pm. For full details please contact Adam Mosley:


Jordan O'Grady 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: "Jordan O'Grady: Notorious Magical Prankster, Close-up Magician and Firefighter!" YouTube. 29.10.22


The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week escapologist Tony Clark on The World's Most Dangerous Magic II in 1999. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To see more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here. 29.10.22


Ilford Magical Society Ferran Rizo Lecture. Oz Gosling writes: Ilford Magical Society are hosting a lecture by internationally renowned magician Ferran Rizo on Wednesday 2nd November at the Parkside Community Centre, 176 Goodmayes Lane, Ilford, Essex IG3 9PP. The lecture will start at 8pm and last approximately 2 hours. If you haven’t seen Ferran Rizo before, his 2022 lecture has become an instant success so this is a night not to be missed. Admission £5 on the night. 29.10.22


"Ghost Scope" puts Pepper's Ghost into your hands. A simple craft project turns cardboard, plastic wrapping, and a mobile phone into a viewer that incorporates the augmented reality of a Prof Pepper's famous ghostly illusion. Ideal for some topical Halloween fun. The creator Matt Pritchard has made a cute example featuring LEGO and an unfortunate chain reaction! 29.10.22


The Canterville Ghost - Southwark Playhouse, London. Last few days. 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+. To 5th November at Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD. See:


X-Treme Magic - playing York and Wolverhampton. Starring: Richard Cadell, Richard Jones, John Archer, Solange Kardinaly and Arkadio. From the promoter: 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. Sunday 30th October Grand Opera House, York and Monday 31st October Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. See for full details and to book. 29.10.22


Baywatch. "A new lifeguard helps the veterans combat an upsurge in gang activity, and CJ finds herself falling for a magician whose underwater illusion goes badly wrong. Sun-kissed drama, starring David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson." See TV Magic for details. 29.10.22


Exact Change by Gregory Wilson. They think of a number between 1 - 100 and that's the exact amount of change you have in your pocket! Find out more and watch the trailer at 29.10.22


Mark Raffles obituary by Nick Smurthwaite in The Stage 29.10.22


"Lanarkshire hypnotist dubbed the new Derren Brown takes world by storm" Click Here • "Free pop-up Haunted House featuring magician and fun for all the family coming to Leeds for one day only" Click Here • "Li’l Friday: Carousel Center Beer Fest, Pawz in the Park, Oktoberfest" Click Here • "Magician says ‘Thanks Uncle Paul (Daniels)’" Click Here • "Master illusionist Leon Etienne to perform at Unity Hall" Click Here • "Ex-NYPD cop John Carlson making a killing as magician/ventriloquist" Click Here • Please remember the final Friday 12 noon deadline for all submissions (but Thursday if possible!), have a good week, Duncan. 29.10.22