Blackpool Magicians Club President's Dinner

Tolley’s Restaurant, Hambleton

19th October 2012

Reported by Elizabeth Warlock

The Blackpool Magicians Club can always be relied on to put an event to be remembered and President Derek Lever and his lady Anne made sure that the dinner held on Friday October 19 at Tolley’s Restaurant in Hambleton was no exception. Some 60 members and partners enjoyed a champagne reception followed by a superb meal and cabaret of music, magic and comedy.

On the magical side there was Amethyst (Danny Hunt assisted by Annette and Sarah) with Evaporated Milk and milk from light bulb, a version of the sub trunk, Pavel’s Walking Knot, Assistant’s Revenge and a new illusion called Through Metal where Danny walked through a sheet of metal to everyone’s amazement. There was John Archer (photo) in great form with balloon swallowing and a book test using A-Z books of maps of various cities with the spectator choosing a street from the book of their choice. All this was accompanied by John’s famous comedy and also some of his very accomplished Ukulele playing.

Jemma Louise Doyle gave us a selection of songs and arias, and Tom Pepper closed the show with the comedy he has made so popular among the cruise passengers he entertains. Arthur Casson emceed as well as giving us a few songs with that excellent voice of his.

© Elizabeth Warlock, October 2012