Paul Zenon: Trust Me! - Brighton

18th & 19th May

The UK's oldest juvenile delinquent, sultan of street magic, multi-award-winning lounge wizard and scourge of the psychics is back - honest. Paul is the author of three books and has made several hundred TV appearances including several network one-man specials - look 'em up.

"The consummate showman - slick & engaging, warm - faultless"
Chortle
"His deceptive self-deprecation belies the inventive precision of his stunts and the sharpness of his warm wit"
The Guardian
"He really is a master of his craft. Top drawer stand-up. Skilled and generous storyteller. Zenon is both the tricks and the show"
FringeReview.com
"He has the wonderful talent of being very funny, and also the brilliant skill of his magic - quite unique"
Don Ward, Founder, The Comedy Store

 

Brighton Spiegeltent 2024, Old Steine Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EH. Saturday 18th May and Sunday 19th May. See www.tickets.brightonspiegeltent.com.

 

Merlins Magic Festival Day - Birdwell, Barnsley

19th May

Merlins of Wakefield are hosting another fantastic One Day Magic Festival. The day will consist of lectures, workshops and surprises, and will finish with a Gala Magic Show in the evening. If you would just prefer to come along and see some of the best professional magic, comedy and variety acts, then the evening show is for you, ideal for the whole family. If you would like to see everything, then get the special discounted ticket for the whole event. With a minimum age limit of 10 years old, and concessions for under 16 year olds. There is plenty of free parking, a cafe/bar open all day and easy access from the M1 junction 36.

Due to previous years successful events, there has been a lot of interest, so please book early. Entry is by ticket only. We will email you a ticket to print off and bring on the day, along with timings and directions to the venue. The evening show seats are now numbered and will be allocated on a first come basis - book early to get the best seats! Book here: www.merlinswakefield.co.uk.

 

If you book for the whole event, you will get a Merlins goody bag worth at least the price of the ticket! Day event is from 9.30am - 5.30pm. Evening show is 7.00pm - 9.30pm. The Academy Theatre, Birdwell, Barnsley S70 5TU www.academytheatre.uk

 

Craig Petty Lecture - Ipswich Magical Society

20th May

Bill Burch writes: The larger than life character responsible for some of the best selling commercial effects, and star of the popular Magic TV and Netrix online resources, Craig Petty, will be lecturing at the IMS Best Western Hotel, Claydon, Ipswich IP6 0AR on Monday 20th May. Doors open 7.30pm. Visitors £10 in advance, £15 on the door. For details or to pre-book contact secretary@ipswichmagicalsociety.co.uk.

 

Trix 2024 - Stoke on Trent

20th & 21st May

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 www.trixinthestix.uk.

 

The Magic Room - Lichfield
22nd May

Parlour magic comes alive in a lively and memorable night out. Designed for a small group of curious souls, our evening is about mystery, astonishment, and pure enjoyment. Incredible magic like you've never seen it before. With just a small group, everyone gets a perfect view as our magicians conjure the impossible right before your eyes. A truly unique experience unlike anything else in Lichfield. Beyond the tricks, it's a chance to simply have a great night out with your friends and family.
 

The Magic Room, 55 Wade Street, Lichfield WS13 6HL. Tickets and more info: www.eventbrite.co.uk.

 

Houdini's Greatest Escape - UK Tour

May Dates

Harry Houdini is the world's greatest entertainer. Just as his death-defying escapology stunts have him, and his wife Bess, on the cusp of a career-defining performance for King Edward, he finds himself framed for murder by a gang of criminals in cahoots with the chief of police. Can Harry & Bess escape the plot and clear their names? And how is their rival, The Superstar Spiritualist medium, involved?

All will be revealed in this hilarious 39 Steps-esque thriller, played out in New Old Friends' (Crimes on Centre Court) inimitable, award-winning style of physical comedy, sparkling wit and just a touch of chaos. Featuring a hard-working cast of four playing multiple roles on an almost harder-working set, this show will have you laughing and gasping throughout at the magic of theatre and the 'real' magic of illusions designed by TV's Pete Firman.

Between 6th February 2024 and 30th June 2024 this tour will visit 29 venues.

See www.uktw.co.uk for more info and to book.

 

Kevin Quantum Momentum - 2024 UK Tour

May Dates

From the tour promoter: International magic star Kevin Quantum embarks on his first ever UK theatre tour with 'Momentum', a show that rocks the audience with epic stunts and belly laughs. The new show is a chance to see spectacular new tricks, and to witness in person some of the breathtaking magic he has performed on international television.

The show includes an astonishing and death-defying grand finale – a blindfolded stunt featuring a gigantic Newton’s cradle and nine flaming cannon balls. This breathtaking trick took him to the final stages of Britain’s Got Talent, where David Walliams described him as "a mixture of magic, science and derring-do, you're like a sexy Doctor Who!". Trained by the great Penn & Teller, the illusionist and inventor began his career as a physicist before moving into magic – an art where he has thrived for 15 years. Yet science is always a key ingredient of his shows and Momentum explores themes from Bermuda Triangle to Gravity.


24 May The Coro, Ulverston
27 May Stafford Gatehouse Theatre
30 May Princess Alexandra Auditorium, Yarm
31 May Floral Pavilion, New Brighton


Book early! www.quantummagician.com.

 

Elliott Bibby Lecture - The Order of The Magi, Manchester

28th May

Mike Sharples writes: The Order of The Magi (Manchester’s Magicians’ Society) is proud to present The Elliot Bibby lecture on Tuesday 28th May. This lecture promises to be a full-on evening of entertainment. Elliot Bibby has built a name for himself as being a quick and natural entertainer. An Associate Member of The Inner Magic Circle with Silver Star, he performs his own brand of close-up and stage magic throughout Scotland and Internationally. Accolades include ‘The John Ramsey Rose Bowl’ for The Best Close-up effect in Scotland, ‘Scottish Close-Up Magician of The Year’, ‘International Brotherhood of Magicians British Ring Close-Up Champion’, and ‘Fring World Weekly Comedy Award Winner’ in Australia. The lecture has something for everyone and combines Elliot’s love of visual, sleight-of-hand magic, with his own unique fast paced style. He has been the resident magician in one of the top nightclub/bars in Edinburgh for 7 years and has also worked on and off stage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the past 13 years.

The lecture will be held at The Irish World Heritage Centre, Irish Town Way, off Queens Road, Cheetham Hill, Manchester on 28th May at 7.30pm. Visiting magicians are welcome for an entry fee of £10.00 payable on the night. Guests to have approved permission from the Secretary or President prior to the evening. For more information, please see the website www.orderofthemagi.co.uk 

 

Rabbits Out of the Hat - The Comedy Musical Magic Show - London

28th and 30th May

Rabbits Out of the Hat is a musical play about a magic show. Vaudevillian duo Norvil & Josephine present their magical extravaganza. He is a magician with a secret and his sister assistant has a mission. With jaw-dropping magic and circus feats plus showstopper songs, magicians Norvil & Josephine share a funny and heartwarming story about being yourself, no matter what. Tickets £10-£12. Greater London shows at Harrow Arts Centre (28th May at 2pm at 171 Uxbridge Road, Pinner, London HA5 4EA) and Stanley Arts (30th May at 3pm and 7.30pm at 12 South Norwood Hill, London SE25 6AB). For show info and box office links visit: www.norvilandjosephine.com/rabbits-out-of-the-hat.

 

René Mazing's magic 'n comedy show Disappearing Tonight - Brighton Fringe Festival

May Dates

An evening of hilarious magic and unbelievable comedy with Germany's second-funniest magician. René is both Austrian and German comedy-magic champion, Member of The Magic Circle (AIMC) and appeared on Britain's got Talent in 2020 and at The Magic Castle, Hollywood.

 

Six nights only from 28th May to 2nd June, daily at 6.45pm, except 1st June (5.30pm at The Caxton Arms) Tickets £8–£9.50 (concs £7–£7.50). Venue: Bleach (upstairs at the Hare and Hounds), 75 London Road, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 4JF, and 1st June (5.30pm at The Caxton Arms, 36 North Gardens, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 3LB). Tickets via Brighton Fringe box office www.brightonfringe.org also see www.renemagic.com.

 

The Magic Wand with Three Ends - Brighton Fringe Festival

May Dates

A magic show for the whole family with Germany's second-funniest magician. René is both Austrian and German comedy magic champion, Member of The Magic Circle (AIMC) and appeared on Britain's got Talent in 2020 and The Magic Castle. Suitable for ages 4 1/2 –11. 28th May until 2nd June, daily at 3pm (approx 50 minutes) Tickets £9.00 (concs £7.00). Venue: Presuming Ed's, 114-115, London Road, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 4JG. Tickets via Brighton Fringe box office www.brightonfringe.org also see www.renemagic.com.

 

René Mazing's magic 'n comedy show Disappearing Tonight - Brighton Fringe Festival

June Dates

An evening of hilarious magic and unbelievable comedy with Germany's second-funniest magician. René is both Austrian and German comedy-magic champion, Member of The Magic Circle (AIMC) and appeared on Britain's got Talent in 2020 and at The Magic Castle, Hollywood.

 

Six nights only from 28th May to 2nd June, daily at 6.45pm, except 1st June (5.30pm at The Caxton Arms) Tickets £8–£9.50 (concs £7–£7.50). Venue: Bleach (upstairs at the Hare and Hounds), 75 London Road, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 4JF, and 1st June (5.30pm at The Caxton Arms, 36 North Gardens, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 3LB). Tickets via Brighton Fringe box office www.brightonfringe.org also see www.renemagic.com.

 

The Magic Wand with Three Ends - Brighton Fringe Festival

June Dates

A magic show for the whole family with Germany's second-funniest magician. René is both Austrian and German comedy magic champion, Member of The Magic Circle (AIMC) and appeared on Britain's got Talent in 2020 and The Magic Castle. Suitable for ages 4 1/2 –11. 28th May until 2nd June, daily at 3pm (approx 50 minutes) Tickets £9.00 (concs £7.00). Venue: Presuming Ed's, 114-115, London Road, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 4JG. Tickets via Brighton Fringe box office www.brightonfringe.org also see www.renemagic.com.

 

A Magical Evening with Michael Vincent - London

1st June

Elegant Deceptions & The Poetry of Conjuring - Come and join us for an evening of stunning magic, compelling stories and pure astonishment. Michael is celebrating 50 years as a student of Magic. This show will feature his astonishing technical mastery, creative storytelling and charismatic engagement with you, his audience. The show is limited to 40 people. Saturday, June at 7.30pm-9pm at The Eurythmy Room at Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT. For more info and to book visit: www.eventbrite.co.uk.

 

Laura London Cheat - The Magic Circle, London

2nd June

From The Magic Circle: Laura London is one of the world's leading close-up magicians, and for the first time, Laura will be bringing her one-woman show Laura London: Cheat to The Magic Circle. Laura first debuted Cheat, which she devised and wrote herself, at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016 and received four and five star reviews across the board. She has since toured this show in the UK, appearing at venues such as The Meridien Hotel, Piccadilly and Vaulty Towers, Waterloo, as well as tours of France and Germany and even taken the show to The Magic Castle in Hollywood and Moonlight Studios in New York.

The show reveals the incredible story of Geraldine Hartmann, a card shark, gambler, sleight of hand artist and of course a cheat in the 1920s. Geraldine’s passionate affair with poker, whiskey and a lover are told through the entries of her personal journal, as are the card cheating techniques she used to part suckers from their money. Laura will be sharing with you the secrets of how to cheat at cards using genuine techniques used by the hustlers of the time. Audience members will be invited to participate in this rare opportunity to see into a world which is notoriously secretive. Be enthralled and entertained as Laura London lays bare the life and secrets of one of the world’s few female card sharks. Doors 6pm Show 6.30pm. The Magic Circle, Centre for the Magic Arts, 12 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD Sunday 2nd June. For more info and to book visit www.themagiccircle.co.uk.

 

Director - Being your own director - A 'Stagecraft' Lecture with Alex McAleer - Nottingham
3rd June

Working with a director can vastly improve and elevate your performance but it might not be a luxury you can afford, or have even considered before. A director can help bring out your identity on stage, add shape and structure to your work, and allow you to be more present and in the moment when performing. The goal of this practical lecture is for you to leave with a set of tools and techniques to direct your own work. We’ll explore off-stage processes that help you define who you are on stage; how to structure an effect, a routine, an act, or a full show to get the most amount of impact and entertainment; plus practical work on stagecraft such as blocking, pacing, improvising, getting volunteers, and more. 3rd June from 7pm to 10pm in Nottingham. Tickets for all events can be found at www.bio.site/curiouscabaret.

 

The Curious Cabaret - Nottingham

4th & 5th June

This month featuring Max Francis & Alex McAleer. An evening of legerdemain, laughter and libations, each month showcasing different magicians from the UK and around the world, hosted by Chris Wilder. The show lasts 2 hours, including two short intervals. It is designed for adults as the venue is a licensed cocktail bar. Doors 7pm, show 8pm. Tickets for all events can be found at www.bio.site/curiouscabaret.

 

Kevin Quantum Momentum - 2024 UK Tour

June Dates

From the tour promoter: International magic star Kevin Quantum embarks on his first ever UK theatre tour with 'Momentum', a show that rocks the audience with epic stunts and belly laughs. The new show is a chance to see spectacular new tricks, and to witness in person some of the breathtaking magic he has performed on international television.

The show includes an astonishing and death-defying grand finale – a blindfolded stunt featuring a gigantic Newton’s cradle and nine flaming cannon balls. This breathtaking trick took him to the final stages of Britain’s Got Talent, where David Walliams described him as "a mixture of magic, science and derring-do, you're like a sexy Doctor Who!". Trained by the great Penn & Teller, the illusionist and inventor began his career as a physicist before moving into magic – an art where he has thrived for 15 years. Yet science is always a key ingredient of his shows and Momentum explores themes from Bermuda Triangle to Gravity.


5 June The Redgrave Theatre, Bristol
21 June Tivoli Theatre, Aberdeen
28 June Watersmeet Theatre, Rickmansworth


Book early! www.quantummagician.com.

 

The Magic Circle History Day - The Magic Circle, London

8th June

The Magic Circle History Day is taking place at The Magic Circle Head Quarters, 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD on Saturday, 8th June 2024. This event is dedicated to the study of the rich history of Conjuring, its tricks and its performers, and to historical magic memorabilia. The event is open to both members, apprentices and non-members of The Magic Circle.

The day will feature notable international speakers, discussing diverse aspects on the history of magic, a buffet lunch in The Wesley Hotel (next door), tea & coffee breaks, an opportunity to mingle with fellow historians and collectors and some surprise events. Doors open at 9am and the day lasts until approximately 6pm.

 

Members £54.00 www.themagiccircle.co.uk.

Non-members £60.00 www.tthemagiccircle.co.uk.

 

Houdini's Greatest Escape - UK Tour

June Dates

Harry Houdini is the world's greatest entertainer. Just as his death-defying escapology stunts have him, and his wife Bess, on the cusp of a career-defining performance for King Edward, he finds himself framed for murder by a gang of criminals in cahoots with the chief of police. Can Harry & Bess escape the plot and clear their names? And how is their rival, The Superstar Spiritualist medium, involved?

All will be revealed in this hilarious 39 Steps-esque thriller, played out in New Old Friends' (Crimes on Centre Court) inimitable, award-winning style of physical comedy, sparkling wit and just a touch of chaos. Featuring a hard-working cast of four playing multiple roles on an almost harder-working set, this show will have you laughing and gasping throughout at the magic of theatre and the 'real' magic of illusions designed by TV's Pete Firman.

Between 6th February 2024 and 30th June 2024 this tour will visit 29 venues.

See www.uktw.co.uk for more info and to book.

 

Care & Share Days 20th Anniversary Tour - Sutton

11th June

Graham Lee writes: The first day for 2024 is organised for Tuesday 11th June in Sutton, Surrey and will run from 10am till 5pm. We have 4 star lectures all booked in, with over 100 years of experience within the industry between them: David Crofts, Sally Povey, Danielle Burnige and myself Graham Lee. Workshops are: 1, Secrets of weaving. 2, Embellishing number stacks. 3, Line work for the real world. 4, A Romantic twist. Each workshop will last approx. 75/90 minutes.

The cost for the full day is just £45 on the early bird special, is that not just fantastic value for money? Yes is the answer, he he. The cost will be £60 after the first 10 spaces are gone. Please book early to avoid disappointment as numbers are limited. Any questions then please email graham@balloonartwholesale.co.uk or to book visit: www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk/balloons/workshops.

 

Michael Diamond Spiritualism Lecture - The Order of The Magi, Manchester

11th June

The lecture will be held at The Irish World Heritage Centre, Irish Town Way, off Queens Road, Cheetham Hill, Manchester at 7.30pm. Visiting magicians are welcome for an entry fee of £10.00 payable on the night. Guests to have approved permission from the Secretary or President prior to the evening. For more information, please see the website www.orderofthemagi.co.uk.

 

Mario the Maker Magician - Underbelly Boulevard, London

June Dates

Fresh from a sold-out Off-Broadway run in New York City and recently featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon! Robots and magic and slapstick! Contagiously upbeat and full of heart, the ever-endearing Mario leads you through a romping explosion of energy and belly laughs punctuated with moments of heart and emotion that will catch you by surprise.

Not "just a kids’ show," Mario the Maker Magician is an all-ages theatrical experience for adults, kids, families... everyone. Mario has also appeared on Sesame Street, Universal Kids, and live on tour with David Blaine, who calls him "the best kids’ magician in the world!" Winner: 2024 Adelaide Fringe BEST Kids & Family Award

15th June to 4th August at Underbelly Boulevard, 6 Walker’s Court, Soho, London W1F 0BT. Book here: www.underbellyboulevard.com. Underbelly Boulevard is a brand new home for the hottest cabaret, variety and music plus an exciting new Cocktail Bar and Cafe Kitty, a brand new dining destination from Kitty Fisher’s Group. As Underbelly’s first-ever permanent venue, Underbelly Boulevard is the new centre for award-winning UK live performances, right in the heart of Soho. Show co-produced by Chris Cox.

 

Lord Harri's Organised Chaos Lecture - The Order of The Magi, Manchester

25th June

The lecture will be held at The Irish World Heritage Centre, Irish Town Way, off Queens Road, Cheetham Hill, Manchester at 7.30pm. Visiting magicians are welcome for an entry fee of £10.00 payable on the night. Guests to have approved permission from the Secretary or President prior to the evening. For more information, please see the website www.orderofthemagi.co.uk.

 

Synthesis - A Stagecraft Lecture with Fernando Figueras - Nottingham

1st July

In this practical lecture, Fernando will ask challenging questions and help us to think critically about our own performances, proposing ways to better include our audiences and to create deeper and richer experiences for them. If you are a close-up performer or a stage performer, this is a topic that is relevant to all.

The lecture will explore five key themes: Openers in Magic, Cause and Effect, Choices, Evident and Obscure, Magic Dopamine & Testosterone - the biological process of surprise. The event is designed for magicians wishing to develop professionally and will feature practical activities, and the opportunity for questions. There are a limited number of places available. 1st July from 7pm to 10pm in Nottingham. Tickets for all events can be found at www.bio.site/curiouscabaret.

 

Mario the Maker Magician - Underbelly Boulevard, London

July Dates

Fresh from a sold-out Off-Broadway run in New York City and recently featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon! Robots and magic and slapstick! Contagiously upbeat and full of heart, the ever-endearing Mario leads you through a romping explosion of energy and belly laughs punctuated with moments of heart and emotion that will catch you by surprise.

Not "just a kids’ show," Mario the Maker Magician is an all-ages theatrical experience for adults, kids, families... everyone. Mario has also appeared on Sesame Street, Universal Kids, and live on tour with David Blaine, who calls him "the best kids’ magician in the world!" Winner: 2024 Adelaide Fringe BEST Kids & Family Award

15th June to 4th August at Underbelly Boulevard, 6 Walker’s Court, Soho, London W1F 0BT. Book here: www.underbellyboulevard.com. Underbelly Boulevard is a brand new home for the hottest cabaret, variety and music plus an exciting new Cocktail Bar and Cafe Kitty, a brand new dining destination from Kitty Fisher’s Group. As Underbelly’s first-ever permanent venue, Underbelly Boulevard is the new centre for award-winning UK live performances, right in the heart of Soho. Show co-produced by Chris Cox.

 

Identity: The Ultimate Magic Experience - Horseshoe Showbar, Blackpool
July Dates

Step into the extraordinary realm of magic and mystery with Identity: The Ultimate Magic Experience, in Blackpool! Prepare to have your perceptions challenged and your imagination ignited in a show like no other. Dive into a captivating fusion of cutting-edge illusions, mesmerizing performances, and thought-provoking themes that will redefine what you thought possible. Brace yourself for a sensory overload as we blend electrifying visuals and mind-bending magic acts to create an immersive journey through the exploration of identity.

Experience the thrill of witnessing world-class magicians including the unforgettable Elizabeth, Britain’s Got Talent Semi Finalist, known for her spellbinding performances. Join us as she takes centre stage and pushes the boundaries of reality, together with appearances from the mysterious illusionist and magician Craig Christian. Together, they’ll take you on a rollercoaster ride through the depths of identity, where every twist and turn will leave you spellbound. For more information and to book visit www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com.

 

The Curious Cabaret - Nottingham

2nd & 3rd July

This month featuring Fernando Figueras & Romany. An evening of legerdemain, laughter and libations, each month showcasing different magicians from the UK and around the world, hosted by Chris Wilder. The show lasts 2 hours, including two short intervals. It is designed for adults as the venue is a licensed cocktail bar. Doors 7pm, show 8pm. Tickets for all events can be found at www.bio.site/curiouscabaret.

 

Ali Cook: Principles of Deception - Royal & Derngate Northampton

5th & 6th July

As a child, acclaimed magician Ali Cook was given a copy of a 1948 book The Principles of Deception. It was the first book to describe every type of magic trick and now Ali is going to perform them all in one show! Thrilling, funny and fast paced, with a script co-written by Ali Cook and Dave Gorman, this is a magical tour de force. 5th & 6th July at Royal & Derngate Northampton, 19-21 Guildhall Road, Northampton NN1 1DP www.royalandderngate.co.uk.

 

Magic on the Mersey - Liverpool
7th & 21st July

From the promoter: Magic on the Mersey is Liverpool's premier magic show. You will be amazed and amused by the magic of Steve Price, one of the UK's top magicians. Steve will have you laughing and wondering just how he does the impossible, turning ordinary objects into extraordinary memories. Steve is a Gold Star Member of The Inner Magic Circle, and he is widely acknowledged as one of the UK's busiest and most well-established magicians. Come and see the show that has entertained thousands of people across the UK and on cruise ships around the world. Tickets: £16-£21. www.magiconthemersey.com. Sunday 7th & 21st July at 7.30pm at Aloft Liverpool, No. 1 North John Street, Liverpool L2 5QW.

 

Sean Alexander: One Moment in Time - Norwich

14th July

Ahead of its visit to Edinburgh! In his brand new, thought provoking show, magician and mind illusionist Sean Alexander reflects on the defining moments in time that shape each and every one of us. With jaw dropping magic throughout, each instance intertwined with powerful metaphors and storytelling, this show is unlike anything else. Discover your moments in time all over again... Ticket prices: £10. Running time: 60 minutes with no interval. One Moment in Time, Sunday 14th July at 7pm at Norwich Theatre Stage Two, Chantry Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1RL www.norwichtheatre.org.

 

Ben Hart: Live at Wilton's - London

15th & 16th July

West End star and multi-award-winning magician Ben Hart returns to Wilton’s with another spellbinding show. Alongside sell-out Fringe shows in Edinburgh, Adelaide and across the world, Ben has performed for royalty, was a Britain's Got Talent finalist and has had dozens of TV appearances including his own BBC series - Hart is one of the most televised magicians in the UK.

With only the simplest of props and using the objects and minds of the audience, Hart conjures a show that shines a light on magic, the universe, and the darkest corners of your imagination. Expect wicked humour, visual alchemy, and a night of impossibility. Do not miss this chance to witness him live. Wilton's Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley (pedestrian access only), London E1 8JB. For more info and to book see www.wiltons.org.uk.

 

Cillian O’Connor - My World of Magic, The Tour

July Dates

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

22nd July 2024 - King’s Hall, Ilkley
23rd July 2024 - Middlesbrough Town Hall
27th July 2024 - Colchester Arts Centre
29th July 2024 - Bournemouth Pavilion Ballroom

30th July 2024 - Theatre Royal, Winchester
31st July 2024 - Redgrave Theatre, Bristol
See www.cillianoconnor.me for more information and to book.

 

Mario the Maker Magician - Underbelly Boulevard, London

August Dates

Fresh from a sold-out Off-Broadway run in New York City and recently featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon! Robots and magic and slapstick! Contagiously upbeat and full of heart, the ever-endearing Mario leads you through a romping explosion of energy and belly laughs punctuated with moments of heart and emotion that will catch you by surprise.

Not "just a kids’ show," Mario the Maker Magician is an all-ages theatrical experience for adults, kids, families... everyone. Mario has also appeared on Sesame Street, Universal Kids, and live on tour with David Blaine, who calls him "the best kids’ magician in the world!" Winner: 2024 Adelaide Fringe BEST Kids & Family Award

15th June to 4th August at Underbelly Boulevard, 6 Walker’s Court, Soho, London W1F 0BT. Book here: www.underbellyboulevard.com. Underbelly Boulevard is a brand new home for the hottest cabaret, variety and music plus an exciting new Cocktail Bar and Cafe Kitty, a brand new dining destination from Kitty Fisher’s Group. As Underbelly’s first-ever permanent venue, Underbelly Boulevard is the new centre for award-winning UK live performances, right in the heart of Soho. Show co-produced by Chris Cox.

 

Identity: The Ultimate Magic Experience - Horseshoe Showbar, Blackpool
August Dates

Step into the extraordinary realm of magic and mystery with Identity: The Ultimate Magic Experience, in Blackpool! Prepare to have your perceptions challenged and your imagination ignited in a show like no other. Dive into a captivating fusion of cutting-edge illusions, mesmerizing performances, and thought-provoking themes that will redefine what you thought possible. Brace yourself for a sensory overload as we blend electrifying visuals and mind-bending magic acts to create an immersive journey through the exploration of identity.

Experience the thrill of witnessing world-class magicians including the unforgettable Elizabeth, Britain’s Got Talent Semi Finalist, known for her spellbinding performances. Join us as she takes centre stage and pushes the boundaries of reality, together with appearances from the mysterious illusionist and magician Craig Christian. Together, they’ll take you on a rollercoaster ride through the depths of identity, where every twist and turn will leave you spellbound. For more information and to book visit www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com.

 

Cillian O’Connor - My World of Magic, The Tour

August Dates

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

1st August 2024 - Landmark Theatre, Ifracombe
3rd August 2024 - Castle Theatre, Wellingborough

5th August 2024 - Town Hall, Cheltenham

18th August 2024 - The Tommy Leddy Theatre, Drogheda
See www.cillianoconnor.me for more information and to book.

 

Creation - Creating your own original material or show - A 'Stagecraft' Lecture with Griffin & Jones - Nottingham

5th August

Using effects from their own working stage repertoire, in this lecture, Griffin & Jones will teach you how to create and develop your own signature routines. If you’re not a stage performer however, fear not, Griffin & Jones will show you how these routines can and do work for close-up workers, and obviously you don’t need to be a double act to make them work!

Griffin and Jones will do a deep dive into their work explaining not only how they work but why they work. The aim of this lecture is that you can all go away and create your own original routines that fit your unique style and personality. The event is designed for magicians wishing to develop professionally and will feature practical activities, and the opportunity for questions. There are a limited number of places available. 5th August from 7pm to 10pm in Nottingham. Tickets for all events can be found at www.bio.site/curiouscabaret.

 

Leeds Magic Jam 2024

8th September

From the organisers: Following our sell-out event last year, Leeds Magic Jam is back for 2024. This year's event is on Sunday 8th September at Garforth Welfare Hall, 56 Main Street, Garforth, Leeds LS25 1AA. We will have amazing lectures, workshops and dealers, and tickets are just £20! For updates visit: www.facebook.com/leedsmagicjam.

 

IBM British Ring Convention  - Llandudno, North Wales

13th - 15th September

From the organisers: The I.B.M. British Ring Convention Team are pleased to announce the 2024 Convention will be held in the beautiful town of Llandudno in North Wales. There will be three full days of lectures, shows and competitions from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September. Additional free events for pre-registered delegates are being planned for Thursday 12th September. Registration is now open online (www.britishring.org.uk) or you can email the Registration Officer for a form (ibmbritishring25reg@gmail.com). Registration rates are available for juniors, British Ring members and non-members ranging from £30 to £190. We hope to see you there! LLandudno Accommodation: www.walestouristsonline.co.uk.

 

Richard Jones Soldier of Illusion - UK Tour

September Dates

From the promoter: Richard Jones rose to fame as the only magician to ever win Britain’s Got Talent and has since won the prestigious Gold Star accolade within The Inner Magic Circle, the highest honour in The Magic Circle. Known as 'The Military Illusionist' he represents the very best in cutting edge magic, mind-reading and psychological illusion. Richard combines his training from his 12 years serving in the British Army using his expert knowledge of deception to create a unique experience you will never forget! Following his headline sellout with the biggest magic show in the West End, Richard continues to astound audiences around the world with his incredible tours. For more info and to book visit www.richardjonesmagic.co.uk/tour-dates


Beccles Public Hall - Suffolk - Saturday 14th September - 01502 770 060

 

Magic on the Mersey - Liverpool
22nd September

From the promoter: Magic on the Mersey is Liverpool's premier magic show. You will be amazed and amused by the magic of Steve Price, one of the UK's top magicians. Steve will have you laughing and wondering just how he does the impossible, turning ordinary objects into extraordinary memories. Steve is a Gold Star Member of The Inner Magic Circle, and he is widely acknowledged as one of the UK's busiest and most well-established magicians. Come and see the show that has entertained thousands of people across the UK and on cruise ships around the world. Tickets: £20-£25. www.magiconthemersey.com. Sunday 22nd September at 7.30pm at Aloft Liverpool, No. 1 North John Street, Liverpool L2 5QW.

 

The Dublin Magic Convention

5th & 6th October

Quentin Reynolds writes: Irish conventions are known for their fun, friendliness and good magic. Come and enjoy the weekend and maybe a short holiday before or after. The Dublin Magic Convention, Teachers' Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin City Centre D01 T6V6. Email societyofirishmagicians@gmail.com for more information.

 

Magic on the Mersey - Liverpool
6th October

From the promoter: Magic on the Mersey is Liverpool's premier magic show. You will be amazed and amused by the magic of Steve Price, one of the UK's top magicians. Steve will have you laughing and wondering just how he does the impossible, turning ordinary objects into extraordinary memories. Steve is a Gold Star Member of The Inner Magic Circle, and he is widely acknowledged as one of the UK's busiest and most well-established magicians. Come and see the show that has entertained thousands of people across the UK and on cruise ships around the world. Tickets: £20-£25. www.magiconthemersey.com. Sunday 6th October at 7.30pm at Aloft Liverpool, No. 1 North John Street, Liverpool L2 5QW.

 

Exonian Magical Society Convention - Devon

9th October

Starring: Michael Vincent, Laura London, Paul Draper, Roy Charles and Phil Blackmore. Wednesday 9th October 2024. Registrations are limited to just 80 places and include a three-course meal. Limited accommodation is available at the convention venue, The Waie Inn, Zeal Monachorum, Crediton, Devon EX17 6DF. Featuring 4 lectures, a close-up session, workshops and a parlour show. Book early to avoid disappointment! Full Convention £65. Day only £30. Evening only £40. For full booking information email themagicofsimon@gmail.com.

 

South Tyneside International Magic Festival

12th - 13th October

From the organisers: Tickets include two days of workshops, gala shows, magic jam, close-up and lectures. It's going to be so special that we aren’t going to spoil the surprise just yet and tell you what we have in store. Book now, you won’t be disappointed. Tickets are priced at £80 per person and include entry into both gala shows and all the convention sessions. Day tickets are also available. Click Here for more information and to book.

 

Richard Jones Soldier of Illusion - UK Tour

October Dates

From the promoter: Richard Jones rose to fame as the only magician to ever win Britain’s Got Talent and has since won the prestigious Gold Star accolade within The Inner Magic Circle, the highest honour in The Magic Circle. Known as 'The Military Illusionist' he represents the very best in cutting edge magic, mind-reading and psychological illusion. Richard combines his training from his 12 years serving in the British Army using his expert knowledge of deception to create a unique experience you will never forget! Following his headline sellout with the biggest magic show in the West End, Richard continues to astound audiences around the world with his incredible tours. For more info and to book visit www.richardjonesmagic.co.uk/tour-dates


Blake Theatre - Monmouth, Wales - Saturday 26th October - 01600 719 401

 

Richard Jones Soldier of Illusion - UK Tour

November Dates

From the promoter: Richard Jones rose to fame as the only magician to ever win Britain’s Got Talent and has since won the prestigious Gold Star accolade within The Inner Magic Circle, the highest honour in The Magic Circle. Known as 'The Military Illusionist' he represents the very best in cutting edge magic, mind-reading and psychological illusion. Richard combines his training from his 12 years serving in the British Army using his expert knowledge of deception to create a unique experience you will never forget! Following his headline sellout with the biggest magic show in the West End, Richard continues to astound audiences around the world with his incredible tours. For more info and to book visit www.richardjonesmagic.co.uk/tour-dates


Chequer Mead Theatre - East Grinstead - Friday 8th November - 01342 302 000

 

 

The Session - London
January

www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic-conventions/the-session

 

Blackpool Magic Convention

13th-16th February

Reigistrations for 2025 available from Tuesday 2nd April 2024. www.blackpoolmagicconvention.com.

 

 

Wizards Weekender - Newcastle

26th & 27th April

26th & 27th April at The Gibside Hotel, Front Street, Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne NE16 4JG. Early bird tickets are now on sale! Only 100 registrations available for this small and fun magic event, so be quick! www.thewizardsweekend.com.

 

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