Watford Association of Magicians Terry Seabrooke tribute Night
On Monday the 13th of January the Watford Association of Magicians made the trip to the Magic Circle London to put on a show to celebrate Terry Seabrooke’s career.
The magic club is made up of Hertfordshire Magicians who meet twice a month for lectures and workshops. Terry was the chairman of the Club for many years and worked throughout the world. He had worked with many famous acts and appeared at the Magic Castle over one hundred and fifty times.
I held the show together while other members performed tricks some of which Terry was famous for. I told stories about Terry and remembered days we had together both here and in the States.
It was a fun evening. It was not perfect due to the hasty way in which it was put together but I think we “did him proud”.
Tricks that featured included his version of the newspaper tear, which was published by Slydini. I performed his burnt bank note routine, with the original patter. We also did a few of his gags and ran a quiz using his jokes.
We also displayed a list of jokes written by Bob Monkhouse specifically for Terry’s newspaper routine. It is signed by the great man and apparently was created in Skegness.
All in all is was a great night of magic which the members appeared to enjoy.
Terry has been a great influence on my career; he was an excellent comedian as well as a great magician. I miss him and still think of him often.