Possibly the most valuable DVD you will ever own if you perform or are planning to perform magic in your shows for children.
- You want to develop a well-structured show that is so much fun to perform, even if you’ve never done a show in your life (so well structured that even with a nasty dose of flu, the flow of the show will carry you through).
- You’re a teenager and looking for extra income, or to pay your way through college (at the age of seventeen Quentin was making more money weekends than his teachers were earning in a week).
- You have a job but want to do some shows to supplement your income, and you want to be able to hold your own with any pro.
- You’re retired and want to perform for the pleasure of it as well as generating some extra income in your spare time.
- You’re already a pro and want some new proven material that’s been already tested through thousands of performances.
The ideal magic show for children should be endless fun. It should have light and shade, lots of participation, lots of laughter and good strong magic.
In this double DVD set, you will discover:
How to get more reaction from the tricks you already do regardless of whether you do any of the tricks on the DVD.
Ways of getting audible gasps from the magical effects.
Tons of gags and bits of business – good solid SCHTICK!
A range of routines you will want to add instantly to your show.
We taped three shows for three different age groups and Disc One contains a selection of those routines.
Silver Sceptre – Tips on getting better reactions and more laughter from this classic effect.
Handkerchief Mouse – (Performance only, full details on the Five Minutes With a Pocket Handkerchief DVD).
Magic Drawing Board – Extra gags and tips on timing that can be added to your existing routine, or simply use this routine as is.
Lovey Duck – At least five minutes of action packed magic, laughter and surprises.
Cedric’s Phone – A delightful bit of business for younger children that can be used to introduce your next trick.
Invisible Silks – A small child keeps putting one over on the magician.
Origami Art – A trick that has many uses and will also fit into any themed show.
Obedient Block – The children catches the magician as he tries to trick them, ending with the whole trick backfiring on the performer with a big laugh.
Three Worms – A fun presentation for Professor’s Nightmare/Unequal Ropes.
Cords and Wand – Eight to ten minutes of schtick that can be used at a house birthday party or on a large stage.
Wandering – Block two great ideas to add to your Wandering Block or ABC Blocks routine, guaranteed to increase the reaction of both adults and children and will fool those who are familiar with the trick.
Fishing Competition – A novel competition that adds ten minutes of laughter and excitement to your show. Great fun as well at adult parties.
Chinese Rings – If you do any kind of Linking Ring routine you will find a number of gags and suggestions to benefit your own routine.
An interview with Quentin Reynolds.
PLUS: A look at some of the children’s entertainers of yesteryear and their legacy of excellent magical effects, any one of which could be a highlight in your show.
Bertram’s ‘Letter for the Conjuror’ and ‘Changing Die’
Eric P. Wilson’s ‘Wunda Villa’ and ‘Snowman’
Ken Little’s ‘Mysto the Mighty’
Peter D’Arcy’s ‘Magic Bricks’
George Wallman’s ‘Carrier Bag Gag’
Cedric Richardson’s ‘The Rose’
Len Belcher and Bob Ostin’s ‘Choo Choo Train’ (a great bit of business and especially for a Wild West Show)
Ali Bongo’s ‘Clarence and the Magic Thingamajig’
Milbourne Christopher’s ‘Forgetful Freddie’ – a new look.