BBC’s The Magicians has returned to Saturday night TV, and is a great improvement on the first series (read BBC’s The Magicians fails to amaze). The magicians and celebrity guests are better, the tricks are more amazing, and the show has a grander feel that suggests a bigger budget.
Beginners’ guide on how to learn magic tricks A question magicians are often asked is ‘how can I learn magic tricks?’ Magic is a clandestine art, and magicians are forbidden from exposing their tricks. The Magic Circle, the world’s most famous organisation for magicians, expels members who are found giving away magical secrets. So how
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Steve Martin is a man of many talents. He is probably most famous as a comedian and movie star, but he is, among other things, a gifted magician. As a teenager, he worked at the Main Street Magic shop in Disneyland.
Penn and Teller I was delighted that Penn and Teller’s Fool Us was returning to ITV. As I have mentioned in past blogs, I am a huge fan (read Penn and Teller at the Hammersmith Apollo). This time round though, while the show had a lot to commend it, certain aspects concerned and disappointed me. My big issue
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Edinburgh Fringe Festival We were three magicians, five doves and a marketing manager, crammed into a 4×4 and driving from London to our first Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Nine hours later and a dozen caramel lattess heavier, we arrived.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival I’ve been making the final preparations for my debut show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Mages Thru the Ages. I’ve been practising with the two other magicians, Oliver Meech and Oliver Tabor, making a few final tweaks and we’re just about ready.
Penn and Teller Magic greats Penn and Teller made it back to the UK at last, following a 16-year absence, during which time they have been performing to packed audiences in Las Vegas. I have always been a big fan of their television shows, and so the chance to see them live felt long overdue.
I am very excited that this year, I will be performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the first time. The show, entitled ‘Mages Thru the Ages’, is a journey through the past, present and future of magic. Best of all, it will be completely free to watch! You get to see award-winning magicians and
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The BBC brought magic back to television on New Year’s Day with its new series The Magicians. Hosted by Lenny Henry, the show paired well-known magicians with celebrities and they then had to perform a mix of close-up magic and stage illusions, with the studio audience voting for their favourite performers.
The magic show at the New Players Theatre was a roaring success, so much so that we are in the process of booking the theatre again for a 2011 show. As I mentioned in my previous entry, ‘West End magic show‘, this was a reunion for members of the Demon Club – the school for
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