CHRIS DAVIS FOR NORWELL LAPLEY PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
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!
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’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 sweet… masterful” CHORTLE
“Unflashy, old-fashioned and very good” THE TELEGRAPH
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
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
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
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