With 11 performances for the Royal Family, his own West End shows, numerous TV appearances as well as hugely high profile corporate and celebrity gigs, you could be forgiven for thinking that there must be more than one Chris Dugdale - and our cover picture would seem to confirm that he does in fact have a twin brother! However, it’s not the case, and with the Edinburgh Fringe fresh in the mind, we talk to both Chris and the talented Ben Hart about their special Fringe shows, and how it all provides a springboard for further appearances in the future.
As well as Chris and Ben we also catch up with Magicseen favourite David Stone, and meet the talented Greek magician Perseus Arkomanis.
Children’s entertainers should find this issue of particular interest as we offer a major article on the use of puppets with some great advice from top exponents John Kimmons and Colin Dymond, experienced kid show worker Jack Stephens explains how he avoids some of the problems we featured in our last issue in The Kid Show Minefield, and Ian Adair reflects on the many changes that children’s entertainers have had to cope with over the last few years.
All this plus two good close up effects from Russian magicians in the Masterclass, news, letters and more should keep you busy as we head off into a new season of magic!