Magician brings new show to Chippy stage

MHBG-23-02-12 Ents Paul Daniels
MHBG-23-02-12 Ents Paul Daniels

FOR one night only, Chipping Norton Theatre is set to welcome the world-renowned magician Paul Daniels with his new show, Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow.

The star will be stopping off in Chipping Norton at 7.45pm on Saturday, marking one of almost 30 performances in his current tour.

Arguably the most successful TV magician of the 20th century, Paul Daniels has been entertaining the masses since he first picked up the book ‘How to Entertain at Parties’ when he was 11.

Daniels accepted the prestigious Hollywood ‘Magician of the Year’ award in 1983 and was awarded the first ever Maskelyne award in 1988 by The Magic Circle for services to British magic.

The magical star will be accompanied at Chipping-Norton’s well-loved theatre by his son Martin Daniels and his wife and long-time assistant Debbie McGee, all of whom have entertained royalty and government the world over.

Paul and Debbie reached international fame through BBC’s The Paul Daniels Show which ran for 15 years.

Paul’s son Martin also successfully managed the plunge into show business when he was 17.

He has since completed several UK tours and performed to an audience of 150,000 at the V E concert in Hyde Park.

The trio’s impeccable show Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow, proves that the 73-year-old Daniels has still got the magic touch.

The powerful personality’s “charmingly sweet” routine, as the UK comedy guide Chortle praised it, promises lots of laughs.

The show features many of his infamous and astounding tricks and is suitable for all the family. The Telegraph has called it: “unflashy, old-fashioned and very good”.

Daniels’s performance of the critically acclaimed show follows a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer.

Tickets for adults cost £16. They can be purchased by calling 01608 642350 or by visiting the theatre’s website, www.chippingnortontheatre.co.uk. Also on at the theatre from February 29 to March 21 is a fascinating free exhibition, Travels with my Art, by artist Chris Fothergill.

The selection of oil and watercolour paintings is based on sketches made by Mr Fothergill during his travels. After retiring from running a successful gallery in Northleach, Chris relocated to Great Rollright and now paints full time. He paints to commission but his exhibitions give him space to express his first love of simply putting brush to paper and painting beautiful places.