And Now for Something Completely Different

conwy-county-wrestlingOn Saturday the 9th of February, Jay will be Ring Announcer for the Conwy County Wrestling Academy, with their show at the Conwy Civic Hall, which is above the library in Castle Street.


  • Ashton Richards and Weiler vs Syd Phillips and Jimmy Vanquish
  • Byson Challenge Match
  • Trent Adams and Ajax vs Lucas James and Ace Jordan
  • Also featuring Welsh Dragon, Conor Saver, Ricky Jones and many more!

Doors open at 6.15pm, and the show starts at 7pm – tickets are £6 for adults and £3 for children.

It’s going be a great night, so come on down and join in the fun!
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Illusionary – Venue Cymru 1st September

Gatling Magic presents in association with Venue Cymru Fundraisers, the first ever Illusionary: An Evening of Magic and Illusion. A fabulous family show, with astounding close up magic and a superb stage show.

Illusionary: an evening of magic and illusion

Featuring two award winning magic acts, including High Jinx, as seen on ITV’s “Penn and Teller’s Fool Us”, and the high-paced, colourful and exciting magic of Elemental, as well as a selection of close up magicians.

During the first part of the evening, see the impossible up close, as magicians Jay Gatling and Michael Jordan and others perform incredible magic at your table.

After the interval, the action moves to the stage, with a show featuring the award winning magic acts of High Jinx and Elemental: you won’t believe your eyes as an amazing world of magic unfolds before you.


Following the magic, there will be a retro disco for you to dance the night away.

Adults £10 Concessions £7.50 Family £32.50

Tickets on sale now from Venue Cymru Box Office: 01492 872000

Saturday September 1st at 7.30pm, in the Orme Suite at Venue Cymru, Promenade, Llandudno LL30 1BB

Important Message: If you are planning to come to see Illusionary, please make sure that you buy your tickets in advance, rather than waiting until the night, as the theatre need to know what numbers to expect.

You can get your tickets from the Venue Cymru website, by telephoning their box office, or by calling in to the theatre in person.

Conwy Pirate Weekend

We’ll be on the quay in Conwy on Saturday and Sunday the 19th and 20th of May, taking part in the Conwy Pirate Weekend.

There are lots of things happening: pirates attacking the quay, a slave auction, birds of prey, best dressed pirate competition, walking the plank and much, much more!

Visit the Conwy Pirate Weekend website for more information, or take a look at their Facebook page.

Summer Show Rehearsals

We’re well into rehearsals for the Thursday show, and we’ve all been having great fun learning the new routines. I took my camera to this week’s rehearsal, so here’s a sneaky peek at some of the things we’ve been up to:

No  wartime show would be complete without the Forces Sweethearts.

The boys working on a brand new routine.

The whole cast learning some new choreography.

And finally, I’ve been making some interesting props. Can you guess what this is going to be?


The shows take place in Llandudno town hall over the summer, and all proceeds go to Happy Faces Children’s Charity. The provisional date for the first show is the 10th of May, and it will run every Thursday until the beginning of October.

Llandudno Summer Shows 2012

We haven’t posted much for a while, as the start of the year is always quiet, but things are beginning to get busy again now.

We’re very pleased to be able to tell you that we’ll be taking part in Happy Faces’ summer season in Llandudno town hall again this year. This will be our fourth year as part of the shows, and we’re really looking forward to them.

Happy Faces do a lot of work for disabled and disadvantaged children across North Wales, and we’re always glad to be able to help them.


2009 was our first season with Happy Faces, when we were in their variety show, Seaside Follies.

In 2010 we took part in both of their summer shows: the Seaside Special variety show, and for the first time we were in their 1940s/nostalgia show, Happy Days Are Here Again.

Happy Faces asked us back in 2011, and we took part in Seaside Special once more, and their new 1940s show, Remember the Times.

Over the last few weeks the cast and the producers have been meeting to decide what is happening in this year’s Thursday show. As always, it will be a 1940s/nostalgia show. We are planning a selection of new songs and sketches, but we’ll still be keeping in some of the old favourites from previous years.

There are a few cast changes this year, with one new member, and two old members rejoining us.  Rehearsals started last week, and it’s so nice to be working with everyone again. It’s always strange when the season finishes and we don’t see all our friends every week, so it’s great to be back with them all.

The provisional dates for this year’s shows are every Wednesday from the 2nd of May to the 3rd of October for the variety show, and every Thursday from the 3rd of May to the 4th of October for the 1940s show.

Tickets are not yet on sale, but we’ll be sure to tell you as soon as they are available.