Number 1226 - Saturday 23rd December 2023


Suhani Shah will present her Solo Show at Blackpool 2024. A MagicWeek Exclusive. Suhani Shah is a prominent figure in the world of Indian magic, known for her captivating blend of storytelling, sleight of hand magic, situational comedy, and engaging audience participation. Suhani's distinctive performance style and her unconventional approach to her craft have garnered her a massive global following, solidifying her position as the most subscribed mentalist on YouTube worldwide.


With over two decades of experience in the fields of magic and psychology, Suhani possesses a deep understanding of how people think, behave, and react under various circumstances. She has masterfully integrated her insights into human behavior and psychological techniques with the art of magic, resulting in a fresh and mesmerizing mentalism experience that commands the stage. The sooner you book the closer you'll be! Blackpool Magic Convention 16th-18th February 2024: 23.12.23


New Year Specials at The Magic Circle - London. Explore our magnificent building, be enchanted by our close-up magicians, enjoying a drink in the famous Magic Circle clubroom and then warm yourself up in true winter cheer with our magnificent magic variety show featuring world class performers in our gorgeous magical theatre! Get your tickets now for an unforgettable new year celebration of magic, held at The Magic Circle's secret Euston headquarters. 2nd, 3rd, 4th January, 23.12.23


"Magic Circle honours Unbelievable cast and crew with magician apprenticeships" Unbelievable at the Criterion Theatre, London, runs until January 7th 23.12.23


The Magic Circle Christmas Show - London. The Magic Circle Christmas Show is our annual fundraising special event with all proceeds being donated to The Magic Circle Foundation. Suitable for all the family, the spectacle begins mid December with a matinee and evening performance every day until early in the New Year (with a couple of days off for Christmas Day and Boxing Day so the cast and crew can recharge their batteries with a mince pie or two!). Each year tickets for all the shows sell out quickly, so we strongly recommend you book early to avoid disappointment! 23.12.23v


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. From the I.B.M. British Ring: President Philip and his partner Steve would like to wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all British Ring Members and friends in magic. As a festive gift, The British Ring has a special Membership Offer - If you join now, your first payment will cover your membership until 31st March 2025 - giving you 15 months of membership for the price of 12! To join, visit 23.12.23


Cavan Booth 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: "Cavan Booth - Rising Star of YouTube Magic" YouTube. 23.12.23


Carl De Rome - Magical Memories in aid of Trinity Hospice. From the organisers: Carl De Rome Magical Memories - A variety fund raising show honoring the legacy of the late Carl De Rome. Located at The Royal British Legion in Blackpool town centre and just a five minute walk from the Winter Gardens, this event is running from 12noon to around 6pm with acts including Comedians, Singers, Magicians and more, all performing to help raise funds for Trinity Hospice who looked after Carl at home in his final days before he passed on the Monday morning straight after the Blackpool Magic Convention 2023.


This event organised by his friend Peter Young the UK's number one Meat Loaf tribute entertainer is not running in competition with the Convention, indeed it would always have taken place, but all involved decided on 18th February so that many of Carl's magical friends from around the world who usually would not be able to pay their respects can pop in maybe for an hour or two in-between official convention events round the corner at The Winter Gardens. Tickets are Just £10 from the Blackpool Royal British Legion (if you live nearby), otherwise they are £10 with a small booking fee from Sunday 18th February, 12 noon - 6pm at Blackpool Royal British Legion Club, 33-39 King Street, Blackpool FY1 3EJ. 23.12.23


Edinburgh International Magic Festival. Edinburgh International Magic Festival is back this Christmas with a mind-blowing programme of shows, events and workshops to bring wonder and fun to the festive season: Kevin Quantum’s Christmas Special - Future Magicians - Vincent Gambini: This is not a magic show - Cameron Gibson and Friends - Richard Wiseman: Mind Magic - Elliot Bibby: The Best of Bibby - Tricky Ricky: Festive Funtime - Gary James: Wonderland - Gary Dunn: Jokes & Tricks - Kevin Quantum: Edinburgh Magic - Vincent Gambini: Out of Thin Air - Richard Wiseman: The World's Greatest Card Trick and Other Mysteries - Cameron Gibson: Street Magic Masterclass - Close-Up Magic at The Joker & The Thief - Castle of Light. We can't wait to see you this winter for our 2023 edition helping us "share the magic". See full details at 23.12.23


The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week, Tommy Cooper's "glass bottle, bottle glass". See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To see more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here. 23.12.23


The Derren Brown Collection. The Derren Brown Collection features some of the internationally acclaimed psychological illusionist's most extraordinary and astonishing performances. The set includes the Olivier Award-winning Svengali and the BAFTA-winning The Experiments as well as a host of other hilarious, dramatic and spellbinding shows.

The 11 disc set contains: Something Wicked This Way Comes / Svengali / Enigma / An Evening of Wonders / Infamous / Inside Your Mind / Trick of the Mind Series One & Two / The Experiments / Russian Roulette / Séance / The Heist / The System.

This is Derren Brown at his best: funny, energised and a master of audience control. The collection features audience participation, shocking stunts and mind-games, as Derren demonstrates why he is one of the country's most exciting live performers. The collection includes over 18 hours of Special Features including interviews with Derren, deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes footage, audio commentaries, unseen material and trailers. To order via Click Here.


Misdirection - A Full Day Workshop with Tom Stone - Nottingham on Monday 8th January. Chris Wilder writes: Whilst you can read a lot about the art of "misdirection", learning how to apply it, and how to practice it, is an illusive subject. Presented by Swedish magician Tom Stone and in association with The Curious Cabaret, this workshop will not focus on the teaching of routines and methods, but rather give delegates the skills to greatly improve their existing performances through a careful study and application of theory through individual and group exercises. The workshop is therefore recommended only for professionals or magicians with a serious interest in elevating their work.


The day is ideal for parlour acts, but close-up and stage performers will also get a lot out of the day. There are only 20 places, with a limited number of early bird tickets available until the end of November. Includes breakfast pastries, refreshments and lunch. Monday 8th January, 9.45am to 5pm in Nottingham. For more info and to book Click Here. 23.12.23


Conjuring at the Court, 27th December, London. Another fabulous lineup of top professional magicians! We're thrilled to welcome back - after 10 years - the spectacular classic magic of Roy Davenport, a great performer from a well-known magic family. Ian Keable will entrance you with powerful magic and mind-reading, served up with a dry, pointed wit that can reduce the audience to hysterics. James Fortune puts the fun into magic with his genial comedy style and plenty of enjoyable humour with the audience. And Richard Pinner is one of the top magicians in the country, inventive, a professional to his fingertips, engaging and utterly mystifying! Your host is the frequently baffling Russell Levinson.

Wednesday 27th December at the Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, West Ealing, London W13 8PH. Just 12 minutes from Central London. Parking is free from 6.30pm. The evening performance starts at 8pm and runs to 10pm with an interval. Tickets £13 in advance from - or £14 on the door. Why not come early and enjoy a meal before the show!


Beauty and the Beast. Be our guest this Christmas as Wicked Productions return to Thanet with 'Beauty and the Beast' at The Granville. Get ready for a star-studded cast led by 'Hollyoaks and TV legend' Jeremy Edwards. Buckle up for barrels of laughter as the hilarious 'JezO' returns for his 7th sensational panto year. JezO is a member of The Magic Circle and current Blackpool Magic Convention "Family Entertainer of the Year". Adding to the fun, another member of The Magic Circle, Dave Short will bring heaps of glamour as the Dame. The magic of panto... back in Thanet and better than ever! Tickets: Click Here. 23.12.23


David Blaine: Real or Magic? Starting his career as a magician who appeared to do the impossible with a deck of cards, he was soon following in the footsteps of Houdini, seeking out that which seemed physically impossible, and actually doing it. This special programme follows Blaine's signature brand of street magic and mystifies some of the most recognisable celebrities in the world, including Jamie Foxx, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Ricky Gervais, Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz and Will Smith, to name a few. Blaine goes into the homes of Kanye West and Olivia Wilde, and visits Stephen Hawking at his office at Cambridge University. He also travels the world, astonishing people from all walks of life with never-seen-before, inconceivable magic. David Blaine: Real or Magic? (preceded by David Blaine: Beyond Magic) on Tuesday, 26th December on Sky Max. See TV Magic for details. 23.12.23


"Ricky and I" Click Here • "Magician Dain Cordean headlining Christmas Show at West Cliff Theatre" Click Here • "Magician buries himself live on TV in terrifying scenes" Click Here • "Illusionist Michael Grandinetti, star of NBC and CW series and specials, brings big 'Wows' to Raue Center!" Click Here • "Professional Magician and Former Pastor Reveals How Tricks Invented for Entertainment Have Been Turned Into Weapons in New Book" Click Here • "Mario the Maker Magician Wows Jimmy with a Mind-Blowing Card Trick" YouTube • "Dua Lipa Jokes Harry Houdini's Penchant for Getting Punched Must've Been His 'Kink'" Click Here. 23.12.23


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our readers worldwide! From the MagicWeek team, Merry Christmas and all best wishes for 2024, Duncan & Keiko. 23.12.23