Our Magical Room

magic-room-emptygatling-magic-roomTake one empty room, add a pair of magicians, and what do you get?

A room stuffed full of magic props, costumes, books, and all kinds of weird and wonderful things!

 

We’ve been working on our magic space since we moved in, and we’ve finally managed to get it in some kind of order. As you can see from these photos, we had an awful lot of things that we had to fit in the room before we could even start to think about putting them tidy.

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This is what the room looks like now, still absolutely full of props, tricks and costumes, but a lot tidier than it was before! We’ve still got a long way to go before everything is completely organised, but it’s a good start.

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No magician’s room could possibly be complete without a library, and this is our little selection of books. It’s also nice to finally have a space to display our trophies.

magician-work-space Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Jay now has a dedicated space to practise his close up magic in.

Bernie is also happy with his nice new room, as he’s got a great view from where he sits in his top hat in the corner!

Halloween Show, End of Season Party, and the Welshfactor Final

We’ve been up to quite a bit over the last few weeks, so here’s a quick look at some of the things we’ve been doing.


jay-gatling-halloween-magicFirst was a Halloween show at a garden centre. We were with HTC Entertainments & Events, as well as a giant pirate!

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close-up-magic-craiglwyd-hallThen we were at Craiglwyd Hall for their end of season party:

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And yesterday evening we were a guest act at the North Wales Welshfactor final, at the Pavilion Theatre in Rhyl. (We didn’t get any photographs of our performance, but thought you might like to see some backstage views instead.)

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Don’t forget to visit our Where To See Us page to find out about our next public performances!

Shine at Theatr Colwyn

shine-logoWe were delighted to be asked by Viv Perry, the Mayor of the Bay of Colwyn, to take part in Shine recently. Theatr Colwyn is a special place for us, as it’s where Elemental’s first public performance took place.

 

 

theatr-colwyn-lightsThe show was a celebration of the talents of young people in the Colwyn Bay area, and featured lot of local acts, including dancers The Unknown, Hallam Cleverley, Bryn Ellian School, Alaw Tastig and  Kieran Eastwood-Mulvaney, with Mr Dilwyn Price as the compere. All proceeds from the show went to McMillan Cancer Support and Action for Children (Young Carers).

 

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I couldn’t resist taking this photograph of our dressing room door – we’ve never had a star on the door before! Oddly enough, this was the same dressing room as our first performance here in 2009.

It was lovely to be back at Theatr Colwyn, and we hope we’ll be back again soon!

Backstage at Llandudno Summer Shows (part two)

This is part two of our behind the scenes look at the shows we took part in over the summer at Llandundo town hall. Part one is here.

Jay had a lot of different costumes this year, with a grand total of nine costume changes in all. I’ve put together a selection of photographs which show you just some of the different outfits that he wore.

Here he is, taking a chance to relax before the start of the show.

 

Left to Right: Ready for the pub scene, in character for the Box Sketch, and the two costumes he wore for our 1940s themed magic routine.

And finally, the pictures that I’ve been waiting all year to put on the blog! We’ve been keeping quiet about this, so as not to spoil the surprise for our audiences, but now that the shows are over, I can show you the photographs:

Yes, that’s a photograph of Jay in a wig and high heels, dressed up as one of the Andrews Sisters! The three guys did a brilliant job of miming along to Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, complete with dance routine.

 

All the shows that we did in Llandudno town hall were with Happy Faces Children’s Charity – a local charity which raises funds for disabled and disadvantaged children all over North Wales.