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.


First was a Halloween show at a garden centre. We were with HTC Entertainments & Events, as well as a giant pirate!



Then we were at Craiglwyd Hall for their end of season party:


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.)


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

Review of Seaside Special in the Budget


Jay 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.

Seaside Special – Summer Variety Show in Llandudno 2013

Seaside Special 2013 poster

The only variety show in Llandudno this summer!

Now in it’s 7th year, Seaside Special is full of song, dance, comedy, and magic.


The Linzi Grace Dancers
Mel Blake – top comedian
Rachel Silva – international recording artist
Elemental – magic and illusions

The show runs every Wednesday from the 1st of May to the 2nd of October, at the town hall in Llandudno.

Date: Every Wednesday from the 1st of May to the 2nd of October
Time: Doors open at 7.15pm, curtain up at 8pm
Cost: £6
Venue: Llandudno town hall, Lloyd Street, Llandudno
Tickets: Available from the town hall Monday to Wednesday, or by calling 07986 957177

All proceeds to Happy Faces Children’s Charity registered charity number 1101620

Llandudno Summer Season 2013

We’re delighted to be able to confirm that we’ll be taking part in the summer variety shows in Llandudno town hall again this year.

This will be our fifth year of summer shows with Happy Faces Children’s Charity, and we’re really looking forward to working with them again.

Provisional dates are every Wednesday from the beginning of May to the beginning of October, and we’ll give you more information as soon as we have it.