SPRING 2017 UK THEATRE TOUR

Champions of MagicI am very excited to announce that I will be embarking on a 30 date UK theatre tour in the Spring of 2017 with the Champions of Magic show. It is a wonderful show with 5 magicians who are all very different. I do the last 35 minutes of the show every night. If you fancy seeing me on a stage, we are almost certainly coming to a town near you. Here are the dates and ticket info, book now as some of the shows are already almost sold out:

18th March 2017 – YEOVIL, Octagon Theatre – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jlmzhn3

24th March 2017 – NEWBURY, Corn Exchange – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hmfteus

25th March 2017 – COLCHESTER, Mercury Theatre – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hh4uwsr

28th March 2017 – HAYES, Beck Theatre – Tickets – http://tinyurl.com/jrf65zy

29th March 2017 – BROMLEY, Churchill Theatre – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/h2nemwd

30th March 2017 – WINCHESTER, Theatre Royal – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/ylnj2v4

31st March 2017 – KETTERING, Lighthouse Theatre – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/zn49md2

1st April 2017 – HARROGATE, Royal Hall – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/gtgw8yl

2nd April 2017 – BASINGSTOKE, Haymarket – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jar75k3

3rd April 2017 – KINGS LYNN, Corn Exchange – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jz5uj2u

4th April 2017 – SWANSEA, Grand Theatre – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/juelt9y

5th April 2017 – HALIFAX, Victoria Theatre – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/zumozrg

6th April 2017 – CHESTERFIELD, Pomegranate – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/h4ux49r

7th April 2017 – ST ALBANS, Alban Arena – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/zup3wzt

8th April 2017 – FELIXSTOWE, Spa Pavilion – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hy9sc8g

9th April 2017 – SWINDON, Wyvern Theatre – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hk66wes

10th April 2017 – LEICESTER, Curve Theatre – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/6ka66ff

12th April 2017 – TRURO, Hall for Cornwall – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/gn3jrkf

13th April 2017 – GLENROTHES, Rothes Hall – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hballkn

14th April 2017 – DURHAM, Gala Theatre – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/h9ab9le

15th April 2017 – GRIMSBY, Audiotorium – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/zt9r48s

16th April 2017 – INVERNESS, Eden Court – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jzdag5a

18th April 2017 – DARTFORD, Orchard Theatre – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jgdx46y

19th April 2017 – DORKING, Dorking Halls – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/htkjnjs

22nd April 2017 – HERTFORD, Hertford Theatre – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hkqfqf4

Christmas Party Magician

Can you believe it? I can’t! How is it nearly Christmas party season already?

My email inbox is starting to fill up with emails about upcoming office and company Christmas parties. I have been performing at them for nearly 10 years and they are always such incredible fun, it is the one night of the year when everyone lets their hair down and enjoys themselves and a Christmas party magician added to the event is the perfect way to ensure your colleagues are talking about something fun and not anything work related.

Go to the contact page right now to enquire about my availability to be your Christmas party magician.

Christmas magician

Richard Young performing magic at a corporate Christmas party.

 

 

Ep 72 – Derren Brown


One of the world’s greatest living magicians takes to my hot seat for the series finale. Derren Brown has changed mentalism in our industry forever and become a household name in the process. He has produced more television content over the last 15 years than any other British magician and also produced seven full evening stage shows full of original presentations, methods and thinking. An unexpected part of Derren’s incredible success has been the spawning of an entire generation of magicians who rip of his psychological presentations and material, what does the man himself really think of the Derren clones? His answer may surprise you.

Ep 71 – Stuart MacLeod (Barry & Stuart)


Stuart MacLeod is one half of the double act Barry & Stuart. I would recommend you listen to Barry’s episode first (episode 70) before you listen to this one as it follows on perfectly. In this interview Stuart discusses their influences, why commercial success was never their plan, why they decided to expose all of the secrets to the tricks in one of their Edinburgh shows, his solo projects including the soon to open Band of Magicians show on the Las Vegas strip. Stuart also explains how they are able to continue as a double act today despite the fact that they live on different continents. 

Ep 70 – Barry Jones (Barry & Stuart)


Barry Jones is half of the double act Barry & Stuart, they are without question two of the most creative and innovative magicians in the world today and over the last 15 years they have produced an incredible body of original work. In this interview Barry discusses their journey from rural Scotland to the bright lights of London where they made their own TV series for Channel 4 in their early twenties called Magick, he also talks about their time as featured performers on the BBC1 show ‘The Magicians’ including the night The Slicer illusion they were performing went wrong on Live TV. I also ask Barry about their Live shows, their upcoming appearance on ITV1’s ‘The Next Great Magician’ featuring the incredible ‘Barry’s Belly’ trick and how he and Stuart have kept their double act going strong despite Stuart moving to America.

Ep 69 – Harry De Cruz

It is always great to hear an enthusiastic young magician talk about the magic world and how they view its past, present and future. This week Harry De Cruz takes to my hot seat, he is the youngest magician to ever do so. Harry is only 22 however for the last 4 years he has worked in the very heart of team DYNAMO and has been at Steven Frayne’s side throughout the TV shows, national arena tours and publicity stunts, Harry has also recently been working alongside Paul Kieve and has some big plans for his own performing future. This episode also features the first ever pair of magicians to gate crash a podcast recording, Alan Hudson and Tom Elderfield add in their 2 cents.

Ep 68 – Debbie McGee


The lovely Debbie McGee takes to my hot seat this week to discuss her incredible life and career as both a ballet dancer and also as one half of the most famous magic double act in the UK over the last 30 years. Debbie talks about her marriage to Paul Daniels, the TV shows, the West End run, the live shows, the Louis Theroux and ‘Wife Swap’ documentaries, as well as sitting on Mrs Merton’s sofa when she asked that very famous question. Debbie also talks about her future plans and your host points out an amazing potential new avenue that Debbie could go down in the world of magic at the end of the interview.

Ep 67 – Ben Earl


This is possibly the most thought provoking episode I have released in a long time. I have tried to convince Ben to be a guest on the podcast since the very beginning and today is the day he finally sits and talks to me about his incredible approach to magic. Ben doesn’t do interviews for magicians, so I am honoured that he choose to speak to you via this podcast. We go right back to the start of his professional career to discuss his DVD Past Midnight, we talk about why he decided to try and fool Penn & Teller rather than the how he fooled them. Ben also talks candidly about his Channel 4 series Trick Artist. Did he really ask security to eject the magicians he spotted in the studio audience? He answers that question in this podcast with 100% honesty. Ben is just beginning the start of a new journey for him and his magic, a project he calls Neo-Movement which is an approach to magic which makes sleights invisible and magic look purer than ever before.

Ep 66 – Richard Wiseman


Professor Richard Wiseman takes to my hot seat this week to discuss his incredible (and often magical) viral videos, he shares an amazing insight into the success of his YouTube channel Quirkology. He also talks about the framing of magic, being a guest at EMC, the new Quirkology Marvin’s Magic set and his fantastic books. This is also the very first episode ever to feature an unexpected (and unwelcome) co-host.

Ep 65 – David Berglas


On the eve of his 90th birthday the living legend and International Man of Mystery David Berglas takes to The Magicians’ Podcast hot seat to discuss his incredible life and career. He shares the story of how he secured his own television series on the BBC in the most unusual way, the cabaret scene in the 50’s and 60’s an amazing effect which he created where a real pear appears inside a milk bottle (he shares the secret too). David also discusses The Berglas Effect, his time as President of The Magic Circle and his thoughts on his son Marvin running for President.