Encore! Do you do sponge balls?

MUCH EARLIER THIS YEAR I PUBLISHED A PIECE about sponge balls and many magi have asked if I could repeat the blog. Certainly! So – do you do sponge balls? Of course you do. Everybody does but I think we are all guilty of unwittingly revealing the secret. Let me tell you a story. When […]

You Tube – Gold Mine of Magic and Comedy

LIKE MANY OF YOU I PULL UP THE ‘YOU TUBE’ web site on the computer and find thousands of contributions, some good, some historical and some – Yuk!  Magic wise there are an awful lot of magicians doing their version of matrix and the like and many of them not good. However the site is full of […]

Can you crash a table at Grosvenor House?

CRASHING A TABLE means walking up to a table full of ten or so somewhat inebriated diners, some of whom don’t know each other, all out for a good evening and you’ve been booked to show them magic of which they may be unaware.  How do you break in? In the  Great Room  at Grosvenor House  in London […]

Preserving Magic

I THINK IT IMPORTANTthat the performances of  some of our greatest magicians are preserved on film or tape for future generations, to be aware of what made them the best. Nowadays with camcorders and widespread visual technology this is happening but it would have been wonderful had such facility been available  years ago. It would […]