Number 1198 - Saturday 10th June 2023


Big congratulations to schoolboy magician Cillian O'Connor for being placed third in this year's Britain's Got Talent Final! Already there are talks in progress to produce a full stage show. "Magician Cillian O'Connor makes Ant disappear! The Final BGT 2023" YouTube. 10.6.23


One Night Only - An Evening with Wayne Dobson and Friends. Wayne Dobson returns to the West End after 25 years. Sunday 17th September, His Majesty's Theatre. Book your tickets for One Night Only - An Evening with Wayne Dobson and Friends. We are super, super excited to bring you a cast like no other. Supporting The MS Society.

• Clinton Baptiste - Comedy Psychic, from Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights and your host for the night.
• Kayden Black - International Illusionist and star of Illusion Impossible.
• Richard Cadell & Sooty - UK Superstars and celebrating Sooty's 75th year.
• Linda Lusardi - Wayne's Assistant from 'A Kind of Magic', Actress, Model & Photographer.
• Paul Zerdin - Winner of America's Got Talent, Palladium Panto Star.
• Scott Penrose - Past President of The Magic Circle, Award Winning Magician.
• GLOWE - Singing Sensation, Star of Netflix and Radio 1.
• Mike Sullivan - Award Winning Magician and Wayne's Left (and Right) Hand Man.
• Wayne Dobson - TV and Magic Legend, TV's 'A Kind of Magic'.
• Hans Klok - Back to the UK after 8 Years! Las Vegas Headliner and Master Illusionist.

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Is Edinburgh the new magic capital of the world?! The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, August 2023. Festival Magic listings featuring 50+ magic / magic related shows: Click Here. Magic listings compiled for MagicWeek by Peter McLanachan: (Many thanks Peter!). 10.6.23


Paul Zenon in Monkey Business. An Ed Fringe Magic highlight (that's not magic!), Paul Zenon in Monkey Business. The amazing, strange-but-true story behind the weird stuff advertised in vintage American comics. Incredible! Alive! Scientific! A nostalgic deep-dive into the cynical sea of con tricks targeting kids – a world of wonder, promising the Moon on a stick, but which generally delivered just a stick. A really small one. Be the first on your block! A brand-new work, written and presented by Paul Zenon, award-winning snake-oil salesman and honest liar. 'The perfect raconteur' ( 'Genuinely funny... mesmerising stuff' (Empire Magazine). Guaranteed to shock and amaze or your money back!* (*Terms and conditions apply.)


[Anyone who saw Paul's delightful, original, 'Linking Rings' show a few years ago will know just how well he does this sort of thing. If you are heading to Edinburgh this year put this one at the top of your list. DT]. Le Monde - Dirty Martini (Venue 47). 2.30pm. August 4th-27th. 1 hour. Suitability: 12+ Tickets: 10.6.23


Britain's Mandy Muden just got four strong yeses on America's Got Talent! "Magician Mandy Muden has the judges in stitches with her hilarious audition!" YouTube. "‘BGT’ Standout Magician Mandy Muden Announces ‘AGT’ Run" 10.6.23


Penn and Teller star says ‘nepo baby’ label is a way for ‘internet to be resentful’. Evening Standard Exclusive: "The legendary magical duo speak to the Standard ahead of their run of shows at the London Hammersmith Apollo"

Penn & Teller: The First Final Farewell Tour 13th-18th June Eventim Apollo, London. Tickets: 10.6.23


IBM British Ring's 85th Annual Convention 7th-10th September 2023 in Eastbourne. From the convention team: Events start at 10am on Thursday 7th September and finish at 5pm on Sunday 10th September with four whole days packed full of magic and fun in between! There will be lectures, workshops, one-man shows, competitions, The History of Mystery, a fabulous Gala show and, for those who don't need sleep, join us for late sessions in The Stage Door!

Artistes announced so far: Charlie Caper, Adrien Quillien, Chris Congreave, Keith Fields and Lady Sarah, Griffin and Jones, Louise Andrée, Safire, John-Henry Larsson, JezO, Joel Dickinson, Yollin Lee, Mel Harvey, Christian Grace, Richard Cadell and Sooty. Book on our website or contact the registration officer


Pete Firman TrickTok. Pete Firman is back on the road in September with his brand new live show ‘TrikTok’! Audiences can expect laugh-out-loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic. Grab a ticket before they all disappear!


September 2023
1st Crawley • The Hawth
2nd Cambridge • The Junction
6th Stafford • Gatehouse Theatre
14th Banbury • The Mill Arts Centre
15th Maidenhead • Norden Farm
20th Bury St Edmunds • Theatre Royal
21st Swindon • Arts Centre
22nd Southampton • Hanger Farm
23rd Taunton • Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre
24th Launceston • Town Hall

October 2023
5th Shrewsbury • Theatre Severn
6th Stockton • Arc
7th Kendal • Brewery Arts Centre
11th Northampton • Royal & Derngate
12th Bedford • Quarry Theatre
13th Leicester • The Y Theatre
20th Didcot • Cornerstone
21st Farnham • The Maltings
25th Halifax • Square Chapel Arts
26th Chorley • Little Theatre
27th Lanchester • Waterside
29th Lincoln • Theatre Royal

November 2023
8th Hull • Hull Truck Theatre
9th Sunderland • The Fire Station
10th Barnsley • Civic

January 2024
20th Winchester • Theatre Royal
25th Bristol • Redgrave Theatre
27th Colchester • Arts Centre

February 2024
2nd London • Bloomsbury Theatre
3rd Norwich • Playhouse
16th Leeds • City Varieties
17th Rotherham • Civic Theatre
23rd Tunbridge Wells • Trinity Theatre
24th Milton Keynes • The Stables


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The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week, Paul Daniels performing some table top money magic on The Paul Daniels Magic Show from 10th January 1987. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To see more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here. 10.6.23


Josh Burch 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: "Josh Burch: Penguin's social media, the best Oil & Water in existence, and more" YouTube. 10.6.23


The June/July E-Video Newsletter. Mark Leveridge is pleased to announce the availability of his latest online video presentation featuring: The Teach In – this time Mark offer s you a nice visual quickie for close up using a signed coin and a matchbox. Pro Peeks – extracted from The Lecture Room in the E-Club Pro Archive is an excellent ESP routine called Star that has a great surprise ending. Keeping Control Unplugged – in the final episode Mark talks about using conversational patter and the importance of knowing when to stop with a group. The Trick Box – classic close-up originally published in The Strolling Magician e-book is presented with The Acrobatic Coin. Web Offers – amazing bargains this time on a scaleable mental routine and a fooling effect for a close up or parlour show. 60 Seconds To Success – Mark explains how supplying party bags at children’s parties can benefit you . Lasting over 45 minutes, this video presentation is available to anyone who is signed up to Mark's free E-Club Lite online club. For more details go to, or simply order the E-Video Newsletter from to automatically be added to the E-Club Lite list. 10.6.23


David Britland's Cardopolis. Always excellent. If you're really into magic Cardopolis is for you! Magic, notes, trivia, and other fragments from the deceptive art. It's free, but a click on the 'Buy Me A Coffee' link is always a nice gesture. DT. Subscribe at: 10.6.23


Eddie Dawes Magic Auction, Thursday 15th June, in Hull. Jon Marshall writes: Renowned magic historian Eddie Dawes amassed a vast collection of important magical ephemera and apparatus which will appear in a future Potter and Potter sale. He also had, like many of us magicians, cupboards full of decks of cards - Jumbo Packs, Devano, packet tricks, silks, Golden Fun Scissors, fakes including cigarette droppers, Finger Chopper, Rice Bowls, tricks by Davenports, Vampire, Louis Histed, Hades and many more. There are 100s of items. These have been donated to Hull Magicians Circle and will be auctioned on Thursday 15th June. In addition there are many props from Middlesbrough magician Tony Wormald including children’s effects, magic tables and a huge collection of magic effects from Michael and Sylvia Harrop. It’s going to be a massive sale. Viewing from 6.30pm and sale starts at 7pm. It’s cash only. The venue is Men in Sheds Community Centre, First Lane, Anlaby HU10 6UE. There is no list available but photographs of some of the items are available by request from they are in a very large file that can be sent by WeTransfer. 10.6.23


Jay Adkins - An Evening of Mind Magic & Comedy, Friday 16th June at 7.30pm at Russ Brown's House of Secrets, Blackpool. From the promoter: Clever, intriguing, humorous and brilliant! These are words used to describe award-winning Mentalist and Illusionist Jay Adkins as he leaves his audience mesmerised, engaged and amused with his naturally charming and entertaining style. Combining psychological mind-manipulation together with magic and comedy, Jay brings a fresh vitality to the genre of Mentalism and audience members will be involved in the show from the very start. Book via 10.6.23


Ulster Society of Magicians AGM. At the AGM on Monday 5th June John Donnelly (pictured left) took over the position of Chairman from David Lillie (right). He is joined on Committee by Vice Chairman Colin Irvine, Secretary James Hobart, Treasurer Paula McIntyre, Membership Secretary Paul Gomac, Lucie Wilson Leanne McCaffery and Darren Close. Rodd Hogg and James Hobart were awarded Honorary Membership.

We are looking forward to another successful year of lectures and club nights with continued emphasis on teaching and learning. Lecturers interested in visiting Northern Ireland are invited to contact the Secretary. The Chairman’s Dinner will return to its usual slot in March 2023. Our new website was also launched on the evening


PredicTABLE by Chris Rawlins - Alakazam. Pre-orders now being taken. "I believe that Out of This World is the greatest card effect that we can perform. This is my version of it. PredicTABLE is a unique twist on a plot we all perform. It encourages connections with your audience, it starts conversations and it openly reveals things about your audience that you would otherwise never know." 10.6.23


The Repair Shop, Wednesday 14th June, BBC One. "First into the Repair Shop is Alison who brings with her an 1890s ventriloquist's puppet called George. The puppet helped Alison grow in confidence and gave her an outlet for her undiagnosed dyslexia as a child but he's now broken both inside and out." See TV Magic. 10.6.23


"Review – Quantum of Solace" Click Here • "7 questions for Murray the Magician before his PrideFest performance" Click Here • "A Magician’s Secrets for Becoming More Commanding, Convincing, And Charismatic" Click Here • "Magician John Stessel Helps Shelter Dogs Get Adopted" Click Here • "LEVEL Decorates Airbus A330 With Magician's Face To Fly To New York" Click Here • "Illusionist Darcy Oake taking over Bombers' home opener" Click Here • And finally, great stuff from Jerry Seinfeld "Catching a bullet in your teeth" YouTube • That's it! See you next week, Duncan. 10.6.23