Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee Farewell Tour

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CHRIS DAVIS FOR NORWELL LAPLEY PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

PAUL DANIELS

THE FIRST FAREWELL TOUR -FROM LEGEND TO LEG END!

One of the UK’s favouriteentertainers, Paul Daniels, will be packing up his box of tricks for what could be the very last timethis Autumn… well, one of the very many last times, we hope… in a magically mammoth national ‘first farewell’ tour.

From the moment he burst onto our screens, Paul’s magic shows have topped the ratings and he undoubtedly became the most successful TV magician of the 20th century and, by carrying on the ‘fame game’ into the 21st century, becamea true magical legend. From September, Paul will be travelling the nation with a brand new show full of his old favorite magic tricks and a number of new tricks never performed in public before.

He will, of course, be joined by the very lovely Debbie McGee, and their last live show, Hair Today Gone Tomorrow, garnered critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival and countrywide. From Legend to Leg End will no doubt be yet another enchanted evening of incredible illusion, comedy and amazement. Because… that’s magic!

PAUL DANIELS

Whilst on holiday at the age of 11, Paul read a book on ‘How to Entertain at Parties’ and since then he has been entertaining the masses, from tricks for his fellow servicemen during his national service to audiences in their millions on prime time TV. Opportunity literally Knocked in 1970 when Paul was spotted by a TV producer and he was soon hosting his own show The Paul Daniels Show (BBC1)with his future wife Debbie McGee for 15 years.   

Paul became a magical star and hosted a number of other television series from Odd One Out, Every Second Counts, Wipeout, and the ever popular and fondly remembered Wizbit, all for the BBC. In recent years, Paul appeared on Da Ali G Show (Channel 4), Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV) and Strictly Come Dancing (BBC) and alongside Debbie on cult TV show When Louis Met…presented by Louis Theroux (BBC2), Wife Swap (Channel 4), The Farm (Channel 5), and The X Factor: Battle of the Stars (ITV).

With a reputation as one of the most popular men in show-business, Paul has entertained the likes of Prince William, Prince Harry, The Sultan of Brunei, The Sultan of Oman, Prince Rainier of Monaco, Barry White, John Major and countless others. His Radio 2 show Dealing with Daniels ran for 6 months and Paul performed at the Prince of Wales Theatre in the heart of the West End in his own show It’s Magic, one of the longest-running magic shows ever staged in London. He has also designed special effects for stage and screen including Cats, Phantom of the Opera, the Nutcracker and Hollywood movie Return to Oz. He has also developed a career in motivational speaking which aids business men and women in their speeches and presentations.

Feted around the world, Paul Daniels is the only magician to receive ALL the top awards of the famed London Magic Circle, and even New York and Hollywood have honoured his magical achievements.


DEBBIE McGEE

Debbie’s career has spanned the widest range of show business genres, incorporating classical ballet, modern dance, cabaret, theatre, television and films. After finishing her training at the Royal Ballet School, Debbie joined the Iranian National Ballet until political reasons forced her to return to the UK. If you have seen the fabulous film Argo, then you will have seen the events that Debbie was involved in and had to escape from.  Once back in the UK she went into the more commercial side of dance and appeared on many TV light entertainment shows and even toured with ABBA.

Passing one audition changed her life when she landed a role as dancer in the Paul Daniels Summer Show in Great Yarmouth and the rest, as they say, is history. Since then, Debbie has fulfilled a lifelong dream as Artistic Director and choreographer of the highly successful classical ballet company, Ballet Imaginaire. As well as presenting the well-known classics Swan Lake and Coppelia, Debbie has created two completely new classical ballets, The Artist’s Dream and Phantom, and since June 2008 Debbie added the role of Radio DJ to her credits, as she now presents her own Sunday morning radio show on BBC Radio Berkshire

 

 TWITTER: @ThePaulDaniels /@thedebbiemcgee

 

PRESS ON HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW

?????“Full of fun and entertainment… As sharp as always. A must” WHATSONSTAGE.COM

????“A master class in old school illusion and stagecraft” THE HERALD

????“Flawless…No one is going to overshadow Daniels” METRO

????“Ridiculously talented” EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS

????“Had the crowd roaring with laughter… it’s not hard to realise why he became, and still is, one of our country’s biggest magical institutions” PUBLIC REVIEWS

????Highly recommended” WEST END WHINGERS

????“A highly polished performance that has the audience clapping with delight” THREE WEEKS

“An absolute pro… Daniels is properly entertaining and suitable for all the family”THE TIMES

“Spectacular… a cracker in several senses” SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY

“Charmingly sweetmasterful” CHORTLE

“Unflashy, old-fashioned and very good” THE TELEGRAPH

 

TOUR DATES

SEPTEMBER                  VENUE                                                                                                  BOX OFFICE

Fri 6th                            DARLINGTON, Civic Theatre                                                                      01325 486555

Sat 7th                           AYR, Gaiety Theatre                                                                                01292 288235

Sun 8th                          LIVINGSTON, Howden Centre                                                                   01506 777666

Fri 13th                           HUNSTANTON:  Princess Theatre                                                               01485532252

Sat 14th                                     SCUNTHORPE: Plowright Theatre                                                               01724 277733

Sat 21st                                     HASTINGS: White Rock Theatre                                                                 01424 462288

Sun 22nd                        BOURNEMOUTH: Pier Theatre                                                                   01202 306150

Weds 25th                      HARLOW: Playhouse                                                                                01279 431 945

Thurs 26th                      EDMONTON: Millfield Arts Centre                                                               020 8807 6680

Sun 29th                                     GRAVESEND: Woodville Halls                                                                    01474 337774

 

OCTOBER

Weds 2nd                        BUXTON, Pavilion Arts Centre                                                                    0845 127 2190  

Thurs 3rd                                    CANNOCK: Prince of Wales Theatre                                                                       01543 578762

Fri 4th                            CREWE: Lyceum Theatre                                                                          01270 537 333

Sat 5th                           FLEETWOOD: Marine Hall                                                                         01253 887693

Sun 6th                          SWINDON, Wyvern Theatre                                                                      01793 524481

Tues 8th                                     STEVENAGE, Gordon Craig Theatre                                                                        01438 363200

Weds 9th                        TORRINGTON, Plough Arts Centre                                                              01805 624624

Thurs 10th                      FALMOUTH, Princess Pavilion                                                                    01326 211222

Fri 11th                           BURGESS HILL: Martlets Hall                                                                     01444 242888

Sat 12th                                     BEDWORTH, Civic                                                                                                024 7637 6707

Sun 13th                                     RETFORD, Majestic Theatre                                                                      01777 706866

Weds 16th                      RHYL: Pavilion                                                                                        01745 330 000

Thurs 17th                      HARPENDEN: Public Halls                                                                         01582 767525

Fri 18th                           CAMBERLEY: Camberley Theatre                                                                01276 707 600

Sun 20th                                     CLACTON: West Cliff Theatre                                                                    01255 474000

Mon 21st                        LEEDS, City Varieties                                                                               0845 644 1881

Tues 22nd                       DARWEN, Library Theatre                                                                         01254 706 006

Thurs 24th                      EASTLEIGH: Concorde Club                                                                       023 8061 3989

Tues 29th                       MONMOUTH: The Savoy                                                                                       01600 713036

Weds 30th                      LEAMINGTON SPA: Royal Spa Centre                                                          01926 887 726

Thurs 31st                      NEWTOWN, Powys Theatr Hafren                                                              01686 614555 

 

NOVEMBER

Sat 2nd                             CARMARTHEN: Lyric Theatre                                                                    0845 226 3510

Sat 9th                             EASTBOURNE, Hippodrome                                                                     01323 412000 

Sun 17th                          HORNCHURCH: Queens Theatre                                                               01708 443 333

Fri 22nd                           STOCKPORT: Plaza Theatre                                                                      0161 477 777

Sun 24th                          CROYDON: Fairfield Halls, Ashcroft Theatre                                                          020 8681 0821

Fri 29th                            STAMFORD, Corn Exchange                                                                     01780 766455

Sat 30th                                     MORECAMBE, Platform                                                                             01524 582803

 

DECEMBER

Sun 1st                             WHITLEY BAY:  Playhouse                                                                                 0844 493 4567

Weds 4th                          WIMBORNE: Tivoli Theatre                                                                     01202 885566

Thurs 19th                      NORWICH: Playhouse                                                                              01603 598 598 

Mon 23rd                                    CHESTERFIELD, Pomegranate Theatre                                                       01246 345222

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