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MARK WATSON: MAN OF MISCHIEF

June 11, 2019

Man of Mischief and juggler and magician extraordinaire Mark Watson joins us to tell his incredible journey from overworked London City banker to full-time professional performer.

Hear how magic legend Paul Daniels inspired both his interest in magic and led to him studying business and becoming a chartered accountant and banker before a holiday to the Edinburgh Fringe encouraged him to go full time in magic and variety.

Mark also talks the problems with sharing a name with another performer more famous than you, starting street performing in Covent Garden, his love of pantomime and his family's history of running the Hippodrome Circus in Great Yarmouth, how The Masked Magician boosted his love of magic and much more.

If you are thinking about quitting your day job then this is a must listen. Mark also spills the beans on his Edinburgh Fringe show Living the Dream and his insane schedule during last year's festival.