Congreave’s Curiosities by Chris Congreave
Congreave’s Curiosities by Chris Congreave

The name Chris Congreave is synonymous with commercial close up routines and ideas. As a full time close up pro for over a decade, he has learned how to hone his magic in order to make it totally practical for performance to lay people in the real world, and this new book brings together a collection of 40 of his best ideas as well as providing you with three essays that offer sage advice.

Although a few of his routines do require some elements of sleight of hand, much of his material is extremely straightforward or even virtually self working. In fact, the variety and breadth of the material makes it ideal both for those just starting out and also for those with more technical ability and knowledge.

When a full time pro elects to share his worker routines with the wider magical public, it pays to sit up and take notice. This excellent collection of close up, which is a combination of some previously published and released material as well as items that are being revealed for the first time, should be in the hands of every discerning performer who aspires to present commercial close up magic.

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The Man Who Would Be King by Andrew Normansell
The Man Who Would Be King by Andrew Normansell

Magicseen are pleased to announce that a book featuring the magical thoughts and routines of pro entertainer Andrew Normansell called “The Man Who Would Be King” has been. Readers of Magicseen will be familiar with Andrew as there have been a couple of features on him and he has also appeared a few times answering questions in the Close Up Clinic.

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Wayne Dobson – The Definitive Collection
Wayne Dobson – The Definitive Collection

This book contains virtually every magic effect Wayne published up to 2011, and all have the hallmarks of Wayne’s creative thinking. The methods are always simple and direct, and included amongst the selection of around 100 effects are some of the tricks which helped to establish Wayne as one of the top stage, cabaret and TV magicians. Much of the magic is suitable for close up performance too and the required props are either everyday objects or items that are easily acquired. You are bound to find several items that interest you and which you will soon want to introduce into your own shows.

 

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WD40 by Wayne Dobson
WD40 by Wayne Dobson

Wayne Dobson has had a life full of incredible highs and hard-to-bear lows, and in this candidly written E-Book, he lays it all before you. The full story is here charting his meteoric rise to international fame and TV stardom in which, when he was at the height of his powers, he became a household name in the UK and was seen as a genuine alternative to Paul Daniels as a mainstream TV magician, right through to his valiant and uncomplaining struggle with MS. It’s a tale of courage, is often very funny, and it is always fascinating.

As well as Wayne’s life story this excellent E-book provides full details of 40 of Wayne’s close up and stand up routines. Everything Wayne does is commercial and the methods are always straightforward and practical. You are bound to find many effects in this comprehensive collection that you will like and will use.

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