April I went to the Darlington Arts Centre (England) to see
Geoffrey Durham¹s magic show. It was, as I expected,
a full house. There was, shall we say, magic in the air?
So on with the show!
came onto the stage and he explained how the theatre he was
in was perfect
for his style of show. I knew from the beginning I was in
for a good night. He started with a trick that he always performs,
and it is now a classic of magic - the Torn & Restored
Newspaper. Excellent beginning, with great lines delivered
explained that he started magic with a magic set as so many
of us did. He showed us the exact magic set that he received
as a child - it was complete in every way. (I wish I could
say the same for mine).
rest of the show he fired out jokes like a machine gun (unfortunately
came out too fast and there were too many of them to write
down and use).
The tricks that followed included an appearing broom, the
Chinese Rice Bowls, and a rope routine (he used the voice
of the character that he is famous for - The Great Suprendo
- recently featured on the 50 Greatest Magic Tricks
television show on channel 4. He closed the first half of
the show with a very polished Multiplying Martini Bottles,
a fast paced routine that gets a huge response.
half of the show opened with him moving through the audience
with a case, showing close-up magic tricks. He then produced
a ladder from it. Again, big applause. He then went back to
the formal part of the show beginning with a very entertaining
dictionary test, the linking finger rings (if I am not completely
wrong then I would assume he used the Himber Ring Method)
- combined with a Smoke Vase, and an egg bag with a
very strong finish (I wont give it away here but let¹s
just say that I didn¹t see it coming) and more. I won¹t
tell you too much but I will say this; if he comes to your
area, then by all means, go and see him.
Anyway, bye for now,
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(Thanks, again, Rob. SAounds
like you had a great time at the show. By the way, you are
correct, he id use a Himber Ring for the linking finger ring
routine. Such a terrific routine, I use it often myself.-