October 15, 2019
Dave Alnwick joins Talking Tricks to discuss thirteen full houses in a row at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and everything he’s learnt in his time at the world’s largest arts festival.
Dave reveals why he is more inspired by authors Dan Harmon and Stephen King than other magicians, adding a narrative to his magic show, growing as an artist and structuring a magic show. He also discusses what led to him directing two shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, studying at the prestigious LIPA, and his life outside of the festival.
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October 1, 2019
Kane & Abel preview their show SPLIT EGG: A Magic Show About Being Twins and discuss everything that led to it making its London debut.
Find out the one question everyone asked that inspired the show’s concept, its name, narrative and two-year journey to opening in the UK’s capital.
They also discuss the many magic and variety shows on offer in October including: Jay Adkins – A State of Mind, Griffin & Jones – Lock In Cabaret, Circus 1903, Neil Kelso I Draw Clouds, Beautiful Magicians Club, Seance: Conversations in the Dark by Christopher Howell and Darcy Oake.
Plus Kane & Abel list their Top 10 Twins of all time.
SPLIT EGG: A Magic Show About Being Twins is on at the Etcetera Theatre, Camden, London on Saturday 16th November at 9pm.
September 25, 2019
The ‘mind reader who can’t read minds’ Chris Cox joins Talking Tricks to discuss the latest West End run of The Illusionists, the upcoming Broadway run and what it’s really like to be a member of the world’s largest touring magic show.
Chris also discusses his role in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, his BBC iPlayer series Mind Boggling Magic, consulting with Heston Blumenthal and much more.
He also chats about starring in Impossible and Killer Magic and what it was like juggling his duel careers as a magician and producer at the BBC.
September 16, 2019
Enigmatic contortionist and magician Chris Cross joins Talking Tricks to discuss his upcoming tour of the North East, performing onstage with David Blaine during his UK tour and coming into ownership of Paul Daniels' former illusions.
Chris also discusses his relationship with Paul Daniels and planned shows they had before his death, beating Mike Tyson in a test of strength, his two biggest challenges his career has faced, TV talent shows and why we are on the verge of a new golden age for live magic and much more.
September 11, 2019
Regardless of if you know him as Kieron Lefever, Kieron Johnson or Kieron The Mighty you will know Kieron as one of the most inventive and highly-regarded magicians on the planet.
He joins us on Talking Tricks to discuss being one of just seven known regurgitators on the planet and how it feels to create cutting-edge magic that is performed by other magicians on stage and screen.
Kieron also talks about using regurgitation to mess with airport security, getting into magic through ‘Cardtoon’, leaving the Navy and spending most of his savings on magic tricks, using maths to get money off sweets and why magicians are getting lazy.
He also chats about some of his biggest inspirations in magic and shares top tips all magicians must hear.
September 2, 2019
Hypnotist Robert Temple discusses his career from performing in pubs in Newcastle aged just seventeen to headline theatre tours via summer seasons and student union gigs.
Robert also talks about his recent Edinburgh Fringe run and upcoming tour, the public perception of hypnosis and how to change it, nearly being banned from performing, the differences between magic and hypnosis shows and much more.
He also tells us what led to him stopping performing magic, his relationship with mind reader Kennedy, his inspirations and much more.
August 2, 2019
Kane & Abel are joined by Man of Mischief Mark Watson to preview the 72nd Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
We give you our top tips on the best magic, cabaret, comedy, musicals, children's shows and theatre on offer this year. We also randomly flick through the guide and highlight shows that standout.
Also, get top tips on where to eat during the festival.
July 17, 2019
Magic Singh talks performing magic at 10 consecutive Glastonbury festivals, the problems that come with using knives and paint ball guns in magic, marketing yourself on Instagram and becoming an influencer, weddings and corporate gigs, his inspirations and TV appearances from the Friday Night Project to Thai breakfast TV and his TEDx Talk.
Singh also tells us what one dish he would have if washed up on a desert island and much more.
July 9, 2019
We’ve washed up some of our favourite magicians, comedians and variety performers on a desert island and given them just one dessert for the rest of their lives.
Find out what delicious puddings Talking Tricks alumni Paul Dabek, Ben Hart, Charlie Caper, Ava Beaux, Maggie Fayne, Magic Sam Hurst, Steve Dela, Neil Kelso, Katie Pritchard and Elliot Bibby would have if stranded on our fictional dessert island.
Also, Ed Kane teaches you how to make all ten of these delicious dessert island dishes.
June 25, 2019
Ahead of their six performances at Glastonbury Festival this week, Kane & Abel are joined by genuine festival punter David Lowe to preview everything the festival has to offer.
Find out the top tips for who to watch from the world of music, magic, comedy, cabaret, circus and variety during the five-day festival on Worthy Farm.
Hear festival memories from comedian and magician Steve Best, magician Paul Nathan and Alex Oddball from the world's largest juggling company Oddballs. Also, get all the top tips on travel, weather, food and drink and festival survival tips and hear about potential secret sets.
Plus what to do if you accidentally walk off the festival site or get caught short in the toilet queue.