Essex Magician at the Victoria Hall Theatre Magic Night

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Victoria Hall Theatre

In 2012 I took part in a magic and hypnotism night as an Essex magician at the Victoria Hall Theatre in Old Harlow. This is a community theatre run by volunteers, it is well equipped and has a nice sized stage and seating which gives all a good view.

My good friend Andy Clockwise ran the night performing magical interludes between acts including his wonderful take on Smash and Stabbed.

I remember it started late due to an awful accident on the A10 which resulted in many people being delayed. However once we got going it went well and was enjoyed by all.

Andy comes from Essex and has worked as a professional magician in the area for well over a decade. So he had many friends and fans to draw on.

Wayne Fox also performed in the second half with some truly baffling mind reading.

Our headliner on the night was hypnotist, Stephen Mills. I have never been quite sure about hypnotism. I have seen many acts particularly in Las Vegas. To this day I am not quite sure that I believe it is really possible.

What I can say is that it is very funny and was enjoyed by all particularly those who participated.

Since this show, which took place over three years ago, I have performed a lot more cabaret. I am about to travel back to the Magic Castle in Hollywood again and have performed at Conjuring at the Court several times.

We have toured Devious Minds for the last two years and I have also played clubs up and down the country as a comedy magician. However this was a special night, working with friends to friends and family is always a joy.

I now work regularly as an Essex wedding magician, which is conveniently as the county is close to my home.

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