And one more magical lecture before the end of the year. Off to Leamington Spa today to meet members of the Leamington and Warwick Magic Society and introduce them to my great cast of spooky characters including William Block, Col Arthur Scofield and Adrian Griffith.
Great to meet my fellow Welsh magicians at Cardiff Magical Society last night. Another really enjoyable evening demonstrating my brand of spooky magic to a very enthusiastic audience.
Enjoyed an amazing evening at Leicester Guildhall on Friday night with a wonderfully engaged audience who clearly had a great time. We moved the venue from the freezing cold Great Hall to the more comfortable Mayor’s Parlour next door (see picture above) which made for a much more intimate show which seemed to enhance the atmosphere. Soon be booking a date to go there again in 2016 – my seventh year performing there.
On my way to Leicester to appear at the wonderful Guildhall Museum for the sixth successive year. It really is the most amazing venue – the photo shows the Great Hall where Shakespeare is known to have performed during his time as an actor. Some tickets still available. 0116 2532569 for bookings although some will be available on the door.
Just received the most amazing addition to my arsenal of magical effects – a facsimile first edition of “More Ghost Stories” by the master of the genre, M R James. Now focussing on reading and re-reading the book so that I become so familiar with it that I can pluck a spectator’s thoughts on reading any one of the pages. Hours of work involved but will be well worth the effort when I begin using the book alongside a collection of spine-chilling ghost stories in the new year.
…but will he make it onto TV? Just been approached by researchers working on Britain’s got talent who want to know if I would be interested in taking part in the new series? Could I soon be joining the ranks of Dynamo, Jamie Raven and Piff The Magic Dragon as a TV megastar? Highly unlikely but it might generate some interesting PR. So – getting myself in gear for filming with them at the end of the month.
The amazingly talented cast of “Prodigy”, the National Youth Music Theatre’s stunning new show, are now looking for help to fund an “original cast recording”. Their ambitious target is to raise £10,000 for the project – and donations are already coming in. Click HERE if you would like to make a donation. And to see their own promotional video for the appeal follow the link to You Tube by clicking HERE. Did I mention that Jake and Pippa wrote it?
Plans for the new Carmarthen storytelling nights are beginning to take shape. The first ones will take place on the second Tuesday of the month starting on January 12th at Caffi Iechydd Da. Watch this space for more details.