Number 1202 - Saturday 8th July 2023


Cillian O’Connor - My World of Magic, The Tour. From the promoter: Gag Reflex Presents Direct for Britain's Got Talent with Special Guest Ryland Petty from AGT, Cillian O’Connor - My World of Magic, The Tour. Directed by Russ Stevens, the man behind the magic on BGT...


Cillian O’Connor is bringing his first ever live stage show on tour to the UK and Ireland in 2024. Cillian literally burst onto an unsuspecting world during Britain’s Got Talent in 2023 and immediately captivated the hearts of the entire nation, reaching the top three in the final.

His performances online have now been the most watched of the entire series, reaching over 500 million views in just a few weeks. With appearances in Monte Carlo and the USA lined up, this is the first time to catch Cillian live on stage. His show features his special guest Ryland Petty from America’s Got Talent. Cillian promises to enchant and amaze audiences across the UK and Ireland, with a show for the entire family.

"An incredible talent" Simon Cowell

19th July 2024 - Arlington Arts, Newbury
21st July 2024 - The Lowry, Salford
23rd July 2024 - Middlesbrough Town Hall
27th July 2024 - Colchester Arts Centre
29th July 2024 - Bournemouth Pavilion Ballroom
31st July 2024 - Redgrave Theatre, Bristol
3rd August 2024 - Castle Theatre, Wellingborough

See for more information and to book.


Troy Live in London! From the organisers: Amongst the star-studded lineup of big names appearing at The Magic Circle Convention, TV star Troy will be rocking the 'Sunday Night at The Magic Circle' gala show. A jam-packed day of star-studded lectures, entertainment and special events for your enjoyment, starring:

Mind2Mind - UK Exclusive!
Mario Lopez - FISM Winner from Spain
Magic Singh - TikTok Magic Journey
Andrew Frost - Sleightly Unusual
Fay Presto - Queen of Close-up Lecture
Laura London – Renowned Close-up Magician & Expert Sleight of Hand Artiste
Terry Herbert - Brilliant Comedy Magic
Jay Rawlings - A Guinness world-record holder

Sunday 30th July at The Magic Circle's HQ in London, with The Wesley Hotel next door providing the perfect additional space for The Magic Emporium Dealers' Showcase. Don't miss this star-studded day with amazing lectures and an International Gala show like no other! This event has strictly limited places and tickets are now available: Member VIP Gold £100 - Member Standard £65 - Non-Member £85. See  to book now!


Trix in the Stix 2024. From the organisers: Trix in the Stix is the fun convention for Family Entertainers. It’s a convention like no other with a truly amazing lineup of talent already booked for May 2024, with more announcements still to come. Our first three acts are Dan Harlan (USA), Eric Leclerc (Canada), and Adrián Carratalá (Spain). All three have been Penn & Teller Foolers! See them perform and lecture at Trix 2024 in our new home, DoubleTree by Hilton, Festival Way, Stoke on Trent ST1 5BQ. 20th & 21st May 2024. Tickets £75. For more details and to book tickets go to 8.7.23


Joel M November Northern Ireland Tour announced. "NI magician and Blue Peter presenter announces new live show. A Northern Irish magician and social media star has announced a new live show." Read the full story by Emma Montgomery in 8.7.23


The Real Magic Show, Saturday 15th July at Town and Gown Theatre Pub & Theatre, Cambridge. From the organisers: The Real Magic Show is an exciting showcase of some of the finest magic from the best magicians in the UK today. The show is a truly magical experience that will simply blow your mind. We are delighted to present what we believe to be a truly unique show, bringing together the most talented performers on one stage. Our magicians deliver high impact magic time and time again in a show that's guaranteed to wow and leave you asking, "how did they do that?". Each show features a different lineup of acts from our stable of amazing talent, meaning you can enjoy the show time and time again!

This performance features:
Kevin Bird (MIMC with Gold Star)
Katherine Rhodes (VP of The Magic Circle)
Michael Vincent (3 x Winner - The Magic Circle Close-up Magician of the Year)

Tickets are on sale now from for just £16.50 (plus booking fee). Saturday 15th July at 7:30pm at Town and Gown Theatre Pub & Theatre, 8 Market Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PF Presented by Stooges Group Ltd.


Ed Fringe Magic

Samuel Hurst is Magical AF


The go-to magic show of Edinburgh Fringe 2023. Sam Hurst, the peoples magician, invites you into his world of machine-gun delivery, infectious charisma and what can only be described as real magic. Sam is a master of close-up magic, and his show is a non-stop thrill ride of mind-boggling illusions and jaw-dropping stunts. But what really sets Sam apart is his connection with his audience. He has a way of making everyone feel like they're part of the show and his genuine love of magic is infectious. Samuel Hurst Magical AF is not to be missed! . 8.7.23


PBH's Free Fringe @ Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse - Warehouse (Venue 276)

5pm, August 16th-27th. 55 minutes. Suitability: 12+

Tickets: 8.7.23


Ed Fringe Magic

Charlie Caper – Magical


The winner of Sweden's Got Talent is back with Magical: a beautiful, multi award-winning magic show. World-class magic and a touch of nostalgia. A sort of 'best of' of Charlie’s work with surprises thrown in. Expect magnificent sleight of hand, oodles of charm and lots of laughs. 'Amazing' ***** (Mail On Sunday). 'A clear genius' ***** (Advertiser, Adelaide). 'Mastered the art' ***** ( 'Eyes popping, jaws dropping, smiles and laughter' ***** (All About Entertainment – Adelaide Fringe Reviews, Facebook). 'Makes you believe for a moment that maybe magic is actually real' ***** (


PBH's Free Fringe @ Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse - Warehouse (Venue 276)

6.15pm. August 5th-7th, 9th-14th, 16th-21sr, 23rd-27th. 55 minutes. Suitability: 5+

Tickets: 8.7.23


Ed Fringe Magic

Dee Christopher: The Psychic Vampire


Tricks, blood and rock’n’roll. Featured on Comedy Central’s 13 Tricks to Seriously Freak You Out; seen on BBC Three, Fox 8, Discovery Channel and more. Starring in award-winning BBC shows Killer Magic and Meet the Humans. Out of the coffin and onto the stage; Dee Christopher brings a blood-soaked cocktail of vampiric mind reading, laced with dark humour. 'He’ll blow your mind like someone stuffed TNT in your lugholes!' (Bizarre Magazine). 'An air of brilliant insanity enshrouds his performances' (@LeedsMusicScene). 'One of the most skilled and talented mentalists I have met… Highly recommended' (Uri Geller).


Frankenstein Pub - Bier Keller (Venue 304)
4.30pm, August 21st-28th. 1 hour. Suitability: 18+

Tickets: 8.7.23


Home Counties Magical Society Magical Boat Trip. Robert Wilson writes: On 22nd July to celebrate our 76th year will be organising a Magical boat trip, docking at 1pm with award-winning magician Bharat Patel headlining the event. Tickets are available at £45 per person. This includes Cabaret Show, Close-Up Magicians, Buffet with hot finger food, a Raffle, and more. If you would like to come aboard this magical boat trip please get in contact with Steve Graham from the Home Counties Magical Society on 07474 237036 or Rod Type on 07972 594508. For this boat trip we only have a limited number of places for passengers to come aboard, so don't delay, this is a great event so get your ticket, so we can welcome you aboard the Home Counties Magical Society boat trip. 8.7.23


Russ Brown and Friends, Blackpool. Comedy magic chaos with John Archer and Russ Brown. Join Ken Dodd comedy award winners John Archer and Russ Brown for an afternoon of magic, comedy and fun, worthy of the great Ken Dodd.

John Archer was the first person to fool Penn & Teller and will fool you as well, with razor sharp wit and amazing magic. He will be joined by Blackpool's own Russ Brown for a one of a kind comedy show - dedicated to the great Ken Dodd! Recommended audience: Age 6+ Sunday 9th July 2023, 3pm - 4pm Tickets: £3 per child, Adults are free. Winter Gardens Pavilion, 97 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HL


The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week, Pazzaz on The Big Big Talent Show with Jonathan Ross from 3rd August 1996. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To see more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here. 8.7.23


Michael J Fitch 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: "Michael J Fitch and The Magic Circle Convention" YouTube. 8.7.23


Chris Wardle lectures at The Surrey Society of Magicians on Thursday 13th July. Adam Mosley writes: Chris will present a collection of strong, new effects which are all virtually self-working. He is known for his cunning, streamlined methods and sideways thinking, as evidenced in his long-running column in The Magic Circle’s own magazine and in his acclaimed book 'Quirky Forces'. Chris is a Member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star. 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: 8.7.23


Four-midable Mental Mysteries - Brand New E-Book From MLM. Mark Leveridge is pleased to announce the release of the second volume in the Four-midable Magic Series. Entitled Four-midable Mental Mysteries, this 27 page colour photo illustrated e-book features four stand out mental effects, one being designed for parlour/stand up, the other three for close-up:


Psychic Selection – a parlour routine in which a spectator cuts to a card that he has in his mind. Mental Coins – three times a spectator successfully guesses which of four different coins the magician has put in his pocket, plus a surprise finish. ESPeriment – a participant selects any of five ESP symbols and it matches a prediction in full view on the table. Spectator Intuition – an onlooker manages to find at random which of six coins on a table has a sticker bearing his initials on the underside.


Each effect is achieved with a totally practical method. Price is just £12.00. To read full detailed descriptions of each routine and to order the download, go to 8.7.23


Cameron Gibson on Talking Tricks. Cameron Gibson joins us to discuss his brand new magic shop and venue Wonder & Co. as well as working at Jamie Allan’s Illusionarium in Canada. He also discusses his Edinburgh Fringe plans for 2023. Plus, find out which of the following three stories is a lie as we play Would Me Lie To Thee: He has an estranged twin brother living in Australia, he used to be in the military and he once snuck Harry Styles out of a window? Listen via: or 8.7.23


Auction Hunters. Viva Las Vegas. The Auction Hunters bid on some big units at a sale in Las Vegas, discovering an antique naval cane sword and a magician's prop from the seventies. Repeat. Sunday 9th July on Sky History. See TV Magic for details. From 2012. 8.7.23


Karl Fulves Convention - Today, 8th July. KFC, the Karl Fulves Convention, now in its 8th year, will take place on Saturday 8th July in London at the Rose Cafe on Finchley Road, from 12.30. Nearest tube station Finchley Road on the Jubilee and Metropolitan line. This year promises a few surprises! The convention is set up to honour one of the greatest unsung geniuses and giants of card, mentalism and close-up magic, Karl Fulves. As always attendance is free and informal... just turn up. And be prepared to show at least one trick from any of Karl Fulves publications. Any questions just email organiser Allan Brown at 8.7.23


The Rockstar Magician - Hen and Chickens Theatre, London, 12th July. A magic show to rock your socks off! Step right up to the most electrifying magic show performed by one man with limited resources! Join Arron Jones for a night of jaw-dropping illusions, mind-bending tricks, and heart-pumping music. He will leave you breathless as he takes the stage and transports you into a world of wonder and amazement.

With a nod to the greatest rock stars of all time, Arron channels the energy and charisma of Mick Jagger, Freddie Mercury and Jimi Hendrix as he wows you with his impressive sleight of hand and mind-reading abilities. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as he performs seemingly impossible feats that will leave you questioning reality itself. Over 18’s only. This venue is accessed via a set of small stairs, please contact us to discuss any accessibility requirements. No admittance for latecomers. The Rockstar Magician, Wednesday 12th July, Hen and Chickens Theatre, London. For more info and to book visit


Come Dine with Me. "Magician David J Marks hosts the third dinner party in Ipswich, and hopes to win over Kerrie Pankhurst after offending her the previous night. His salmon starter impresses all the diners except Dave James, who explains all the gruesome things he would rather do than eat the fish, so the host lightens the mood by showing off his ventriloquist dummies and laying on a magic show." Tuesday 18th July on 4Seven. See TV Magic for details. From 2012. 8.7.23


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