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David Berglas obituary
Magician and illusionist who was one of the first conjurors to establish himself on British television in the 1950s

Anthony Hayward

19, Nov, 2023 @4:07 PM

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A deep sense of wonder, a firm grasp on reality: what magicians can teach us about mental health | Peter Ormerod
A study suggests professional deceivers may be less prone to mental disorders, says cultural journalist Peter Ormerod

Peter Ormerod

16, Nov, 2023 @11:59 AM

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Magicians less prone to mental disorders than other artists, finds research
Aberystwyth University study first to show a creative group with lower scores on psychotic traits than general population

Steven Morris

15, Nov, 2023 @5:00 AM

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The Box of Delights review – the RSC makes merry with Masefield’s fantasy
This is a well-crafted, brilliantly acted version of John Masefield’s classic novel about an orphan who travels through time

Chris Wiegand

09, Nov, 2023 @10:32 AM

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British university offers master’s degree in magic and the occult
Course exploring impact of magic and witchcraft on society comes amid growing interest in folklore

Rachel Hall

04, Oct, 2023 @1:46 PM

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Unbelievable review – Derren Brown presents an evening of magic by proxy
There’s plenty to enjoy here as a cast of non-magicians subvert conjuring convention with song, dance and synchronised skill

Brian Logan

27, Sep, 2023 @2:56 PM

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Edinburgh’s superstar magicians on secrets and surprises: ‘You have to be very good at lying’
Magic and mentalism abounds at this year’s festival. But how are the tricks done? Some of the best performers remain tightlipped – while others reveal all

Kate Wyver

14, Aug, 2023 @1:04 PM

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Food review – Edinburgh festival banquet serves up theatrical spectacle
Geoff Sobelle is firmly in control of this clever show full of tricks, but it doesn’t really feed the soul

Arifa Akbar

07, Aug, 2023 @9:00 PM

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Hugh Lennon obituary
Other lives: Magician and master of the ‘world’s only hypnotic dogs’

Danny Wallace

20, Jul, 2023 @5:19 PM

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Grand Magic review – tricksy comedy asks how to use your illusion
Antoni Cimolino directs a sophisticated and stimulating production of Eduardo De Filippo’s funny yet poignant play

Chris Wiegand

04, Jul, 2023 @2:08 PM

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The magician who catches card cheats in casinos: ‘It’s incredibly common for people to try’
Harry Milas’ sleight of hand skills are so good that he now helps to expose gambling rings. He explains the tricks of the trade – and why he hates casinos

Sian Cain

23, Jun, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Penn & Teller’s long goodbye: megastar magicians put new spins on old tricks
The duo’s First Final UK Tour is more amusing than astonishing but demonstrates what drew them to the confounding craft in the first place

Brian Logan

15, Jun, 2023 @7:00 PM

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