Once Upon A Magic Show

My radio silence on the blog front is because I’ve been working around the clock this year on research and development for an exciting new theatre magic show. The project is based on my stage magician double-act Norvil & Josephine. All being well, we hope to get an England tour off the ground soon. The …

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Making The Top Hat Act

The pie-in-the-sky vision with my show partner Desireé Kongerød early this year was to create a new show called the Top Hat Act. It would be designed for delivery in the uncertain entertainment landscape of the pandemic. This was the gist of the brief we put together for the Arts Council application… and we got …

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You Tube Video Magic Show Performance

YouTube Video Magic Show

With audiences socially distanced and with both theatres and events shut down, magic this year has migrated online and gone digital. That means the single biggest change in my magic landscape this year is still about to be felt. It will be the absence of the usual landslide of holiday events in venues around the …

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Zoom Magic Show Wonders

Eight months ago, I wouldn’t have believed it if you told me that in only a few months I would have a Zoom magic show to entertain audiences around the world. But as John Lennon said, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” As everything changed in warp speed for …

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History of Close Up Magic performance

History of Close Up Magic

Magic performed close up is more popular now than probably ever before. Among the most trendy, on one side of the Atlantic we have Dynamo with his street magic specials in the UK. On the other side we find America’s Got Talent winner Matt Franco who went on to do a Vegas stage show full …

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Films About Magicians: 7 Best

Films about magicians have been a perennial favourite throughout the movie halls of fame. From animated comedy shorts to full length mysteries, magicians in movies with a good screenplay never fail to capture the public’s imagination. I’ve made a list of what I think are the seven best magic movies in the past twenty years. …

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Houdini’s Greatest Secret

This is a true story about a secret that Houdini took with him to the grave. It happened one spring night in New York in 1922*. Harry Houdini magician superstar invited a celebrity guest to a private performance in his home. Houdini’s guest was none other than a certain mystery writer called Sir Arthur Conan …

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Secrets of The Magic Circle

As a Magic Circle magician I get asked a lot of questions about this famous magic club. In the UK, even amongst laymen it’s widely known, enveloped in secrets and myths. And because of these shrouds of mystery, many questions are left unanswered. So without giving away too many Magic Circle secrets, here are some …

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Performing Artists: Careers in Covid’s Wake

Covid-19 has hit the performing arts with disastrous effect as social distancing has brought magic and variety shows, plays, film productions, concerts, operas and comedy nights to a grinding halt. This week Delfont Mackintosh Theatres which house shows like Hamilton and Les Misérables in the West End announced they would remain closed until 2021. So …

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