So, what surprises are in store for you in this issue? Well we are honoured to have the legendary Johnny Thompson on our cover, a man who defines everything that is great about magic. From a top US man we move to a UK one, as we offer you the concluding part of our in depth article on Punch and Judy supremo, John Styles. We are also pleased to chat to up and coming mentalist Atlas Brookings and one of the UK’s busiest pro performers, Jamie Allan. And if that isn’t enough, we also broaden your interest base by finding out why James Kingston would want to scale cranes and then suspend himself from them!
What else? Well, we learn a whole load about a ‘magical’ school in Blackburn that, under the watchful eye of teacher/magician Brian Lead, has spawned some top entertainers including Young Magician Of The Year winner Ben Proos. We ask you to consider which is best as a learning tool, books or DVDs, in Pros and Cons, and if you are looking for ways to diversify your magic earning income, then read carefully 7 Steps To Protecting Your Magic Income.
Plus there’s lots more of course, but since we want it to be a surprise, I’ll just suggest that you dive right into issue 56 and see what else we’ve conjured up for you.