Number 1174 - Saturday 24th December 2022


Blackpool Magic Convention in 2023. Britain's Got Talent: The Ultimate Magician winner Eric Chien will be appearing live at the Blackpool Magic Convention in 2023! Eric will be performing on the Sunday Night Gala Show and will also present a lecture. Book now: "Eric Chien ‘shaking’ as he’s crowned Ultimate Magician in Britain’s Got Talent special" 24.12.22


The Clairvoyants play London Eventim Apollo. Saturday 9th September 2023. "This is just blowing my mind. You are Aliens from Another Planet" Simon Cowell. "Their mind-reading act was top-notch!" New York Times. Tickets now on sale: 24.12.22


How to join The Magic Circle. If you’ve always wanted to be a part of The Magic Circle, the world’s premier magical society, then this link will give you all the information you need. If you’re ready to join straight away you can find out how the process works, what you need to do and what you can expect. If you’re interested in the Apprentice Scheme or The Young Magicians Club you’ll also be able to find out how they work as well. 24.12.22


"The 'Faking It' magician who now teaches magic" BBC Scotland arts correspondent Pauline McLean chats with Kevin Quantum about his life changing experience appearing on Channel 4's Faking It back in 2005: Kevin, together with a host of magicians, is currently appearing at MagicFest, Edinburgh's International Magic Festival 24.12.22


Philip Hitchcock in Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Richmond Theatre, The Green, Richmond to 31st December. Enter a world of wonder as the magical Goldilocks and the Three Bears come to Richmond Theatre this Christmas! Starring TV-favourite Matt Baker, this festive extravaganza is packed with riotous comedy, extraordinary special effects, and amazing magic from Phil Hitchcock not to be missed! Tickets: 24.12.22


Magic Night at The Tower Theatre, Folkestone, Kent. We are delighted to welcome three of the best magicians in the country to The Tower Theatre for an evening full of wonder on Saturday, 11th March!

Award winning Etienne Pradier, known as the French magician, uses wit, charm and comedy to create a relaxed atmosphere, performing interactive magic using everyday objects and features audience participation. He is a favourite among celebrities and has been booked over a dozen times to entertain King Charles III and other members of the Royal Family. Etienne is one of only 250 members of The Magic Circle with a Gold Star.

Matt Daniel-Baker, the mind reader, has been thrilling audiences around the world for almost 20 years with his exciting and bewildering combination of phenomenal mind reading and razor sharp wit. Counting Justin Timberlake amongst his fans, Matt uses psychology, body language, lie detection and social manipulation to read minds and steal thoughts!

Josh King, the sleight of hand artist, is considered one of the UK’s top young magicians. Energetic, with a friendly approach, he creates an unforgettable show. Josh has also performed for King Charles III and the Queen Consort Christmas party at St. James’s Palace.

8pm on Saturday, 11th March at The Tower Theatre, North Road, Shorncliffe, Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL 24.12.22


Dynamo Beyond Belief - 3 shows back to back. 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. (Repeat) See TV Magic for details. 24.12.22


Phil Smith 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: "Phill Smith - Magic, Mentalism & Miscellaneous Miracles" YouTube. 24.12.22


The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week P. C. Sorcar Jr. on John Fisher's The Best of Magic from 26th September 1990. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To see more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here. 24.12.22


Cameron Young's 'The Business of Magic' YouTube channel. Cameron Young writes: After 16 years of learning magic and 5 years as a professional magician, performing at hundreds of events and even featuring on Britain's Got Talent and Penn & Teller Fool Us, I have started a new YouTube series called "The Business of Magic", designed to help magicians grow in business and much more. The first video can be viewed here: YouTube. 24.12.22


Sam & Friends Magic Show - The Aeronaut, London W3. Ealing resident and UK Family Entertainer of the Year Sam Hurst presents a very festive family show along with his very talented friends! Expect circus acts, beat boxing, special secret acts and a live DJ following the show. This kids' show is ram-packed with entertainment! Not only that, Britain's Got Talent finalist 2022 young magician Ryland Petty will be blowing your minds with his incredible skills. Tickets include a complimentary glass of fizz (adults) and magical mystery gift for the child. Thursday 29th December from 12 noon at The Aeronaut, 264 Acton High Street, London W3 9BH. See for full details. 24.12.22


Children’s Magic Show - Drayton Court, London. Let your children enjoy the magic of Christmas, with a special seasonal show! With one of the most popular children's magicians in the country, the funny, lively and magical John Kimmons. And the spectacular musical magic of Oliver Tabor. A magical Christmas outing for adults and children alike.

It’s in the lovely function room of the Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, West Ealing, W13 8PH. Just 12 minutes from Central London: take the West Ealing train from Paddington, or the Elizabeth Line towards Reading, and the hotel is 2 minutes walk from the station. Friday, 30th December. Doors open at 2pm, show starts at 2.30 and runs to 4pm with a break. Tickets £8 children £10 adults from All children to be accompanied by an adult please.


Conjuring at the Court - Drayton Court, London. Enjoy the spectacular visual magic of Oliver Tabor, hilarious magic and ventriloquism from John Kimmons, extraordinary magical creations from Scott Penrose, and scintillating magic and comedy by British Magic Champion Mark Shortland. Your host is the exuberant Stephen Barry.

The evening performance starts at 8pm on Friday, 30th December and runs to 10pm with an interval. It’s in the lovely function room of the Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, West Ealing, London W13 8PH. Just 12 minutes from Central London: take the West Ealing train from Paddington, or the Elizabeth Line towards Reading and the pub is 2 minutes walk from the station. Parking is free from 6.30pm. Why not come early and enjoy a meal before the show - there's 10% off with your ticket! (pre-booked tables only, and only when every person has a meal) Tickets £13 from


Tommy Cooper's Christmas. A seasonal special from 1973, featuring a generous helping of mirth, mayhem and magic from the comedian, who demonstrates how to cook a duck-egg omelette, plays snooker with a sand wedge and rides an ostrich. Joining Tommy are singers Clodagh Rodgers and Sacha Distel, who perform a medley of festive favourites. Sunday 25th December on Talking Pictures TV. See TV Magic for details. 24.12.22


"Magician Joel Mawhinney on mentalism and joining the Blue Peter presenting line-up" Click Here • "Conjuring up magic at a Budapest kindergarten" Click Here • Britain’s Got Talent magician hits back at viewers who think they ‘solved’ his trick" Click Here • "Amanda Holden in tears as Britain's Got Talent magician reunites her with woman who saved her life" Click Here • "Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Richmond Theatre, The Green, Richmond TW9 to 31 December 2022. 5 stars." Click Here • Your UK magic news is always welcomed! See you next week, Duncan. 24.12.22


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our readers worldwide! From the MagicWeek team, Merry Christmas and all best wishes for 2023, Duncan & Keiko. 24.12.22