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Merlins Magic Festival

Sunday May 12th 2019
​​​​Please note the venue is: The Academy Theatre, Birdwell, Barnsley S70 5TU

http://www.theacademytheatre.co.uk
Merlins of Wakefield are hosting a fantastic one Day Magic Festival. The day will consist of lectures, workshops, surprises and finish with a Gala Magic Show in the evening.
If you would just prefer to come along and see some of the best professional magic, comedy and variety acts, then the evening show is for you, ideal for the whole family.If you would like to see everything, then get the special discounted ticket for the whole event. With a minimum age limit of 10 years old, and concessions for under 16 year olds.
​​​​​​​There is plenty of free parking and cafe/bar in the venue.
Full details of events and performers are listed below!

Day event is from 10.00am - 5.30pm
Evening show is 7.00pm - 9.30pm


Artists booked include :

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Matricks

Alexander Jesson is a world class illusionist and a born showman who has been astonishing audiences with grand illusion shows internationally and all over the country. As well as bewildering audiences, Matricks combines elements of danger, comedy and charm. What makes Matricks truly dynamic is the contrast between set pieces; stylish fast paced magic and illusion with dance using current music and special effects. The show is designed to balance comedy and light heartedness with curiosity, mystery and thrill.
​​​​​​​Matricks are appearing in the evening Gala Show!

"Slick, highly entertaining and perfectly presented"– THE STAGE

"WOW! Wasn't that fantastic!" – ITV STUDIOS

"Absolutely Brilliant" - BRADLEY WALSH


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Paul Gordon
Paul Gordon is a professional close-up magician and entertainer, best-selling author and popular magic lecturer
. He's lectured and performed at 4Fs, Tannen's Jubilee, Penguin Live, FFAP (France), At The Table Live, The Magic Circle, Monaco All Stars, Blackpool Magic Convention and more. The card magic of Paul Gordon has received raves by the likes of Jeff McBride, Andi Gladwin, Rafael Benatar, Boris Wild, Harry Lorayne, Aldo Colombini, John Guastaferro, Alex Elmsley, Larry Jennings, Wayne Fox, Gary Jones, John Carey, Dan Harlan, David Regal & many more! He is an Associate of The Inner Magic Circle. In 2018, he was awarded The John Nevil Maskelyne Prize for Literature.
Paul is appearing in the day event!


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Thomas Anthony
Thomas has been a full time working magician for the last 12 years, performing all over the world with his unique brand of comedy and magic. Tom started magic at the age of 15 after seeing a magician on board a cruise ship, since then he has never looked back. He is always looking at adding new material to the show to keep it fresh and modern.
Thomas is in the evening Gala Show!


James Brandon
With over 20 years experience in show business it is no surprise that James Brandon has performed in pretty much every corner of the world. James began his career as a Magician. Starting in the smallest venues, over the years he worked his way up through the ranks, eventually working for some of the World's biggest companies, entertaining clients, designing, producing and directing shows. Clients and appearances include: Mercedes, Reuters, Alton Towers, Tussaud’s, The London Dungeon, Viz, The Blackpool Tower, Central & North Pier Blackpool, AT&T Communications among many others. In 2013, James joined his long time friend Robin Colvill to become one of the legendary 'Grumbleweeds'
James is appearing in the day event!

 

Franklin Arbisman
Franklin has an effortless patter, which he’s honed over the years - he performs as ‘Franklin The Mind Magician’ and specialises in close-up and psychological magic, his stock-in-trade being weddings, parties and corporate events.

Read more at: https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/leeds-magic-circle-ready-for-mesmerising-show-to-mark-100-years-1-9467799
Franklin has an effortless patter, which he’s honed over the years - he performs as ‘Franklin The Mind Magician’ and specialises in close-up and psychological magic, his stock-in-trade being weddings, parties and corporate events.

Read more at: https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/leeds-magic-circle-ready-for-mesmerising-show-to-mark-100-years-1-9467799
Franklin has an effortless patter, which he’s honed over the years - he performs as ‘Franklin The Mind Magician’ and specialises in close-up and psychological magic, his stock-in-trade being weddings, parties and corporate events.

Read more at: https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/leeds-magic-circle-ready-for-mesmerising-show-to-mark-100-years-1-9467799

​​​​​​​Franklin has an effortless patter, which he’s honed over the years - he performs as ‘Franklin The Mind Magician’ and specialises in close-up and psychological magic, his stock-in-trade being weddings, parties and corporate events.
Franklin will be appearing in the day and in the evening Gala Show
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Darren Mac
For Darren, magic is his life. It was his boyhood passion and he has studied and performed it for over 20 years. He has won many magical awards, including World Junior Champion of Comedy Magic, British Magical Champion and The Ken Dodd Comedy Award to name but a few. He has performed at events varying from banquets, strolling, corporate, weddings and stage. Outside of magic, Darren is also involved in the Princes Trust.
​​​​​​​Darren will be appearing in the evening Gala Show!

Please note, artists may be subject to change

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