Magician and former Britain’s Got Talent finalist Jamie Raven stages his Making Magic show at the Theatre Royal Margate next week.
The illusionist was pipped to the BGT winner’s title by a minuscule 2% of the vote, seeing three legged dog Matisse and owner Jules O’Dwyer scoop the crown.
But the Magic Circle member, who has been perfecting his craft for some 13 years, grabbed his chance for stardom and has gone on to break box office records at The Shaftesbury Theatre and has taken his one man show across five different countries.
And he has recently signed a deal with Netflix.
The 34-year-old visited the isle last month when he popped into Houdini’s Magic Bar in Broadstairs to put on an impromptu performance.
While he was there he also revealed his love for magic started on a family holiday when he was a child. He said: “There was a fantastic magician when we were on a family holiday in India. He did his tricks and then took me, my brother and some other kids away and taught us some tricks. He initiated a chain of events in my life and since then I have gone all over the world.”
Making Magic is at the Theatre Royal Margate on October 17 at 7.30pm.
Full Price £20
Family of 4 £60
Booking fees – £1 per ticket in person/phone. £2 per ticket online
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