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Paul still has a few tricks up his sleeve

PUBLISHED: 09:50 11 November 2011

Paul Daniels at Queen's Theatre later this month

Paul Daniels at Queen's Theatre later this month

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Star magician Paul Daniels presents an evening of magic, comedy and amazement in his show Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow at the Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch, next Friday November 25 at 7.30pm.

From wigs and live rabbits to gags and guillotines – trickery, conjuring and super sleight of hand are all up Paul’s sleeve as he appears with his blonde bombshell wife, the lovely Debbie McGee, and son Martin Daniels.

At 73, this much-loved magician shows no signs of slowing down.

Paul said: “My mum is 95 and she is still looking after herself and doing her gardening. I will continue entertaining as long as people want me to.”

Now fully recovered from his hospitalisation thanks to a pizza flung at his head by the puppet Sooty, Paul is back on the road performing Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow in a nationwide tour of nearly 40 theatres.

His slick performing style, down-to-earth humour and warm banter with adoring audiences of all ages across the world have made Paul one of the most popular magicians in the last 20 years.

Prestigious

Apart from the legendary Paul Daniels Magic Show, which ran for over a decade, Paul has starred in his own hugely successful West End show, headlined in Las Vegas and Broadway and performed more magic on television than any other magician in history.

He has even received the Magician of the Year award by the highly prestigious Hollywood Academy of Magical Arts.

Held up as a national treasure, recent years have also seen Paul invited onto a variety of reality TV shows, with appearances including Strictly Come Dancing, Wife Swap, When Louis Met… (presented by Louis Theroux) and The X Factor: Battle of the Stars.

Paul said; “I think the secret to my long career has been I do not take myself seriously and I am prepared to poke fun at myself.

“I am very much at home on stage and I have a confidence that makes people in the audience relax.”

n Tickets are £19.50 and £17.50 for concessions. Book by calling the Box Office on 01708 443333 or visit www.queens-theatre.co.uk

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