Top magic convention to return

Mark Shortland
Mark Shortland

THE Northern Magic Circle will be returning to Scarborough Spa later this month.

Delegates will travel from all over the world to the magic convention, which will run for two days from March 31, to enjoy events, lectures and performances from some of the countries top magicians.

Jo Agar, Spa sales development manager said: “It is fantastic news that the Northern Magic Circle have chosen the Spa to hold their annual conference once again.

“Their two shows will go down well with everybody, from young to old and are both reasonably priced, meaning that families can have a fun filled trip to the theatre without breaking the bank.”

Sooty and Friends is the first performance to which the public are invited. Joining Sooty, Sweep and Soo will be laughabout clowns Clivo and Jeani. There will also be magic from Brian Sefton, laughs and surprises with professional children’s entertainer Doug Gregg and award winning puppetry from David Tomkins.

The ‘Best Of British’ takes place on the Saturday evening celebrating the Northern Magic Circle’s Diamond Jubilee year and will star some of the greatest names in UK Magic.

Acts include comedy magician Mark Shortland who has appeared on Penn and Teller, Fool Us on ITV1, Luke Jermay the renowned mentalist who has worked with Derren Brown and as a magical advisor to the recent ‘Magician Impossible’ series starring Dynamo, as well as Lee Thompson who is currently with the Cirque Du Soleil and has been performing his unique stage act for over three years to London audiences.

The convention represents another coup for the venue, which will welcome business secretary Vince Cable and shadow chancellor Ed Balls to the Federation of Small Businesses annual conference next month.

It will also host comedian Rory Bremner and rock band the Pigeon Detectives in May.