Paul Bridson Productions Showcase Review in UK Cabaret

Jay was recently invited to take part in the annual showcase held by Paul Bridson Productions. Held at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel near Chester, the showcase was well attended by many in the industry.

A review of the showcase has just been published in UK Cabaret, including a brief overview of Jay’s performance that evening.

For some reason, when magician Jay Gatling leapt on stage, I immediately thought of Harry Potter, but without the spectacles. The style of patter was very much of the Derren Brown witty, throwaway style and the audience participation content would appeal to adult audiences. All of which would seem to mean that this successful showcase outing may well attract some corporate style business.

Reviewer; Mark Ritchie

 

You can read the full review on the UK Cabaret website: http://www.ukcabaret.com/paul-bridson-productions-annual-showcase-2017

You can also find Paul Bridson Productions online at www.paulbridson.co.uk

Review of Seaside Special in the Budget

IBM-Budget-ElementalJay and I are both members of the British Ring of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, and we had a lovely surprise when we opened our copy of this month’s Budget magazine.

As you can see, Maggie Tucker saw Seaside Special recently, and came backstage to chat with us after the show.

It’s always nice to know that people have enjoyed watching us,  and the shows that we take part in.

 

This was the best £6.00 I’ve spent in a long, long time.

Jenna Grace, a vocalist, sang (amongst others) a song from Les Misérables as expertly as that from the actual stage and film productions. She was excellent. Mel Blake is a top TV comedian and it showed… very funny. The Linzi Grace Dancers performed four times during the show and were very energetic and fast paced. Now to the magic…

Jay Gatling performed a lovely solo spot in the first half with a series of entertaining rope effects. Then, in the second half, Jay & Amelia, as Elemental, wowed the audience with their illusions and manipulations. It was good to see so many original touches that no doubt helped to secure them two British Ring prizes, in 2011, including the Dittia Shield for manipulation. Jay’s manipulative skills, on this night, were outstanding and he and Amelia worked so well together in the second half.

I was pleased to be able to chat with them backstage after the show, and congratulate them on two terrific performances. The two hours just flew by.

I highly recommend magicians and their families to see this show, especially when you realise that ALL the proceeds go to a charity that helps sick and disabled children in North Wales.”

The Budget, September 2013

Seaside Special is on at the Town Hall in Llandudno every week until the 2nd of October, and all proceeds go to Happy Faces Children’s Charity. Click here for more information.