Young Magicians return

YOUNG MAGICIAN: Giles Beaumont, 10

YOUNG MAGICIAN: Giles Beaumont, 10

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THE Young Magicians of Mann are set to reappear at the Youth Arts Centre in Kensington Road, Douglas next Sunday (March 17) with their new show ABRAcadabra.

The magic show is being staged in conjunction with Youth Events, and 10 members of the club will be casting their spells to make sure that the audience has a great afternoon.

TOP TALENT: Daniel Quayle, 15, saws Juan Moore, 14, in half

TOP TALENT: Daniel Quayle, 15, saws Juan Moore, 14, in half

Taking part will be Daniel Quayle, Thomas Clague, Andrew Martin, Nathan Hill, Juan Moore, Megan Wilson, Chris Walmsley, Giles Beaumont, Tom Greene and Max Workman.

For Giles and Chris, this will be their first public magic performance with the club.

Other members performed in last year’s highly successful Magic! show at the Gaiety Theatre, which celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Young Magicians of Mann.

The club for 10 to 18 year olds is well-known for its exciting and fun-filled family shows.

One of the club organisers and member of The Magic Circle in London, Paul Martin, explained: ‘We’ve got lots of new tricks up our sleeves this year, and plan to introduce the audience to an alleged escapee from the Wildlife Park, an unconventional psychiatrist, a dog trained in the magic art and many more surprises.

‘Naturally, we’ll also be performing some of the club’s bewildering illusions.’

He added: ‘Conjuring has a rich history, worldwide and here on the island. Signior Blitz from Moravia performed in Douglas in 1831, and advertised in the local press that he would perform with three hands, turn a dice into a Diving Bell and introduce two learned half-crowns.

‘Like him, we are “desirous of gratifying the inhabitants of Douglas and it’s vicinity” with an entertaining show.’

Tickets cost £5 and are available from the Youth Office in Hamilton House on Peel Road, Douglas, or on 686057 during office hours. Messages can also be left on 878328 during evenings and weekends. It’s advisable to book tickets early, as the show usually sells out and tickets may not be available on the door.

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