Entries by Kevin McMahon

How to Write a Magic Show

(2006, 2008 and on the right 2019 – I’ve been writing shows for 13 years!) Neon Future is my 2019 show, and I’ve just finished scripting this. It’s been as much as a struggle as always but now it’s done I find myself reflecting on my past body of work. Tricks I’ve Learned Since Being […]

Community Magic

One of the greatest perks of my job is being able to bring people joy and amazement, where ever you’re from, what ever your back ground. So it was a delight to be asked to perform at my old primary school ST JOHNS ROSYTH to an assembly hall full of 270 kids, P1 to P7, […]

How to Break a Guinness World Record

Two days ago, the biggest event ever organised for young people in Scotland took place at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. A line up of superstar presenters, mind readers, leaders, rock stars, entrepreneurs and more assembled with one thing in common – to inspire the next generation of young people. The line up included: Gavin […]

EdFringe 2018 Recommendations

What a start to the Fringe. Week one is now over and it’s been a roller coaster. When you’re presenting new work the month becomes all consuming as you polish over and over again to get as close to the ‘perfect show’ as you can. Scripts are modified, illusions move around and the pacing changes. […]

Magic Consultancy

“Magic Consultant” is one of the few jobs that peaks more interest than saying you’re a magician. The job description is to make a moment(s) in a performance situation look magical. I’m friends and colleagues with a few that have consulted on Dynamo’s show, and also others who have created magic in some of the […]