Magic Shows

Christopher Howell has built a reputation for his creative and diverse magic shows created for private and corporate events. In his blog posts below, you’ll see articles about his various shows. These include entries on…

– His performances in theatres around the world
– Interviews about special new acts that have just been released
– Explorations of theatres where he has performed
– And much more…

5 performing artists in action on stage

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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Taking Magic to the Streets

“If you build it, they will come” was the mantra that Desireé and I were chanting to ourselves throughout the backbreaking eight full days we spent constructing our latest marvel. And now we have it: our very own magic street theatre tent! It’s a portable home for our beloved double-act of magic, acrobatics and singing: …

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Hackney Empire tour proscenium shot

Sherlock’s Hackney Empire Tour

I didn’t know it would be as if Benedict Cumberbatch was waiting for me. He could have been right there at the theatre as I cycled over for my Hackney Empire Tour. It’s one of my favourite weekends of the autumn: the Open House London tours this month. The Hackney Empire is about five miles from central …

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stage magician Norvil in variety show

A Stage Magician in a Variety Show

“Josephine and I ran through the backstage corridors of this beautifully ornate theatre. We guided ourselves by the exciting and powerful glimmer of the lights in the wings. Already there, we felt the audience’s roar resonate between the horseshoe shaped wooden balconies. The luscious red velvet curtain lifted to reveal our stage magician variety show …

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Magic, in the Round

Since I’m a London magician, I guess you expect this blog to be all about magic.  Full disclosure:  it won’t be – not all of it at least.  You see, even as magicians go, I’m an oddball.  (And that takes doing, believe me!) Unlike for most, my story doesn’t start and end with magic.  Actually I’ve spent …

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