The Egg Trick | Magic News | Monday, April 25, 2011  |  8 Comments »

An exciting short film ‘The Egg Trick’, starring Sir Ian McKellen is currently in post production after it was filmed at The Magic Circle Headquarters, where magic consultants James Freedman and Ben Hart worked with the star to create a sequence of illusion. This somewhat surreal production is set to hit film festivals in the near [...]

David Copperfield Live | Magic News | Monday, April 18, 2011  |  10 Comments »

Stage Illusionist David Copperfield is performing exclusively at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas this year, where he will be putting on a whopping 600 shows throughout the year! David Copperfield is regarded by many as the greatest illusionist of our time, with one of his famous stunts being the ‘Death Saw’: If you that [...]

Pickpocket Targets The Governor | Magic News | Monday, April 11, 2011  |  12 Comments »

Guests at the Governor’s Ball in The Great Hall, Winchester Castle on Friday were astonished by the skill and dexterity of pickpocket entertainer James Freedman “The Man of Steal”. During his act James invites members of the audience onto the stage to retrieve wallets, watches and other possessions that he has stolen! Among the unsuspecting [...]

Close-up Magician of the Year 2011 | Magic News | Monday, April 4, 2011  |  6 Comments »

   Last Monday, eight top Magic Circle magicians competed in the grand final for the Devano Trophy and the title ‘The Magic Circle Close-up Magician of the Year 2011’, in front of a packed house at The Magic Circle Headquarters. The Devano trophy (pictured left) honours the late great Harry Devano, whose family were in attendance [...]

The Magic Circle to Mount Legal Challenge | Magic News | Friday, April 1, 2011  |  8 Comments »

The Magic Circle is considering mounting a legal challenge to proposals which would see the composition of packs of playing cards dramatically altered from April 2012. The proposals announced under European Union Directive 27745 / 3665 include the removal of the twelve Jacks, Queens and Kings from every pack of cards manufactured within the EU [...]