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We are Banbury’s only magic society, born out of a love for the art of sleight of hand, close up magic, mentalism, and illusions.
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13th February 2018
The Marvellous Matthew Wright Lecture
Matthew Wright: puppeteer, comedian, magician extraordinaire! A devoted student of prestidigitation and the illusions they entail, Mr. Wright is a practiced and experienced practitioner of his craft. He studied Theatre Practice at the Central School of Speech and Drama, a school that has produced such luminaries as Sir Lawrence Olivier and Dame Judy Dench.
As well as his hilarious comedy cabaret show Matthew is also known as a world class Parlour magician.Matthew has spent five summer seasons performing his comedy cabaret at The House of Illusion in Salou, Spain where he helped to also take the venue to the Trip Advisor number one thing to do for Salou beating off competition from universal Studios theme park attraction Port Aventura. He has also produced his own theatre show called "The Chamber of Secrets".
Matthew has won many competitions including The Magic Circle Close-up Magician of the Year (not the northern magic circle or the Leicester magic circle etc etc), The International Brotherhood of Magicians British Ring Competition and The MacMillan International Close-up magician of the Year competition. Matthew Wright is the only living magician and only the second in history to have won all three of these competitions.
In 2012 Matthew came second in the biggest and most prestigious magic competition - FISM, competing against 50 of the worlds greatest magicians.
7:30pm Hanwell Fields Community Centre, Banbury, Oxon, OX16 1ER