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…

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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Woman floats on top of a broom

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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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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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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magic street theatre

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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