Recent news from
The Magic Circle

...and elsewhere in the world of magic

Stars come out to see Chris Harding crowned champion

06 February 2024

Strictly Come Dancing chief judge Shirley Ballas swapped the dance-floor for The Magic Circle’s headquarters last night and gave an unofficial 10 to all the competitors in The Magic...

Unbelievable cast and crew invited to become Apprentices

16 December 2023

The entire cast and crew of the West End magic show, Unbelievable – in which actors perform illusions, slight-of-hand and mind-reading – have been invited to become apprentices at...

Clockwise is the kids’ choice

29 November 2023

Andy Clockwise is The Magic Circle Children’s Entertainer of the Year 2023.. The competition, in front of a sold-out theatre audience at The Magic Circle’s headquarters in London involved...

David Berglas dies aged 97

04 November 2023

David Berglas MBE, one of the most influential magicians and mentalists of the 20th century and known as The International Man of Mystery,  died last night (Friday) in London...

Youngsters conjure up top prizes

26 October 2023

A 13-year-old boy who lives in Spain and an 11-year-old girl from West Yorkshire were the big winners at this year’s annual Young Magicians Club Junior Day awards held...

Like father, like son – Marvin elected president

07 September 2023

The Magic Circle, has elected Marvin Berglas as its new president, following in the footsteps of his famous father David, the “International Man of Mystery”, who held the post...

Fay Presto Wins top award

31 August 2023

Fay Presto’s contribution to magic has been recognised with her winning the top UK honour at this year’s annual awards ceremony at The Magic Circle. Fay won the Maskelyne...

Top magic award for 25-year-old

25 April 2023

A magician, who has only been a Member of The Magic Circle for 18 months, has won the society’s prestigious Close-up Magician of the Year competition. John Duffett, beat...

Young Magician of the Year 2023

05 March 2023

Having considered the five entries received for the Competition this year the Committee have decided that it is not possible to proceed to a Final. The event on April...

Death of Dr. Eddie Dawes

04 March 2023

Photos Courtesy & ©Jonathan Allen   Death of Dr. Eddie Dawes, Statement from Megan Swann, president of The Magic Circle. “On behalf of The Magic Circle, I am devastated...

International magicians dominate The Magic Circle Awards

20 January 2023

There was a distinctly international flavour to the annual awards from The Magic Circle when they were announced by President Megan Swann last night (January 19) at a special...

The Magic Circle Young Magician of the Year Competition 2023 UPDATE

27 November 2022

YOUNG MAGICIAN OF THE YEAR COMPETITION 2023 As there is but a small number of entries for the Young Magician of the Year Competition 2023, it has been decided...