Preconceptions of Real Magic

In the world of Magic, there is so much uncharted controversial debate arising around the term of real magic.  Are we chucking the baby out with the bathwater?  Performing at Magic Bar Live, May 2019 Should creating real magical moments in peoples lives, be the aim of a true magician, storyteller or performer or should... Continue Reading →

The Time Warp Effect…

WATCH THE VIDEO I first presented my lecture “The Time Warp Effect”  at the first School of Busking course in 2006. It has become a keynote lecture, a true building block for street performers. Since then it has been published and has become a widely distributed article and it has benefited street performers, magicians, story... Continue Reading →

Contracts and Public Liability

  For Magicians and Performers Tips and advice - get a Contract and public liability. Make it your show business policy to provide or insist on a written contract for all your engagements and gigs regardless of what it is or who it is with. A verbal contract is legally binding but sadly these days... Continue Reading →

Let your imagination run wild

If you have not watched the British Arts Council funded movie "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" I can highly recommend it. Heath Ledger -  in his last role - Tom Waits is the Devil and they perform alongside a great cast of actors! The movie begins showing an out of date traveling open air theater,... Continue Reading →

Who are you?

When you are on the path of creating a show - playing is a great start.  I have found myself asking where does one begin? A grand question.  A bit like asking what came first -  the chicken or the egg. What I suggest is you don't allow yourself to be to distracted by this... Continue Reading →

creative-thinking-processing

All of us undergo creative thinking.  At an early age, we call this play. From picking up a thin branch to it becoming a sword or building with Lego and it becoming a spaceship. We know in reality that that branch does not actually become a well crafted two edge battle implement that is to... Continue Reading →

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