The last few weeks have been a little quiet on the magic front, but I guess it is about time to catch up!
Like most of you, I am really looking forward to the BGT special tomorrow of "Ultimate Magician". 8 to 10pm on ITV 1 and ITVX. This should be excellent and I am looking forward to seeing new performances from all the acts. Mandy Muden, Richard Jones and Magical Bones to name just a few of the 10 acts appearing.
I will do a mini review of the show after broadcast but this preview video tells you a little more. Cannot wait!
The Paul Daniels auction was a little disappointing. The lot that I was after (Debbie McGee's first Magic Circle membership card), I got out bid. It went for way more than I was expecting and that I was prepared to bid. Still, I did manage to get hold of a magic poster featuring Ali Bongo from the Paul Daniels poster collection. Will share more about that when it arrives and I can add to my collectables page. Though due to postal strikes, it may be a little while before I receive it.
Show wise, I am really looking forward to the Magic Circle Christmas show, I managed to get tickets for between Christmas and New Year. Not sure who the line up is but hoping for some amazing performers.
If you are interested, you so need to be quick. The other day, tickets were only available for one show of the run with the majority sold out.
Ticket wise, I have previously mentioned that for next year I have tickets for Magical Bones, Richard Jones and "An Evening of Deception". I finally managed to get a decent stall ticket for Penn & Teller in June - really looking forward to that.
With BGT and all the shows that I have booked, it should keep me busy with content for this site. Look out for the reviews.
For those of you who follow the site, the blog will still be regularl but just when I have a review or something to say. The commitment to blog daily with show news became a little difficult. And I promise to get a few posts out most months.
The good news is that it has left me with a bit more time and I have actually been practising a little magic myself. This Christmas I am planning a small 10 minute set for family and hope to have it ready in time. I will of course let you know how it goes.
Like I say, things have been a little quiet but should begin to pick up again with a couple of reviews to finish off the year. .
Martin (Magic Seats).