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Dear John, me and two of my friends are really into magic and in a months time will be doing an act at a middle school talent show. We have a few acts already but we are really looking for a disappearing act, more specifically one were we put in an assistant, show it is empty then pull out another person, then show it is empty again just to pull out the original assistant. I got this idea from a youtube video you might have seen and been asked about. Would you know how to construct one or where to buy one? The setting is a medium sized gym with about 250 people on a higher platform with the audience that has a curtain. Thanks.

Hi Elias

In just a moth .... wow ..... you don't have long to do this - better reply FAST and get it built and rehearsed!

Please send me the YouTube video libk so I get more idea which one you speak about. There's MANY ways to do this .... but better I see the same one as you!

You possibly could buy one or have it made for you but it'll probably cost a few hunders pounds / dollars minimum! Where are you based?

Not sure I understood your venue description. Did you mean to say that:
1) The audience is on a raised platform? Higher than the 'stage'? Please explain more.

2) The audience has a curtain? Why?

More info please .... and also PLEASE reply in Private Mode or I cannot talk more detail for you.


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I am a professional performer, and attained status of Gold Star Member of The Inner Magic Circle and, over and above this highest degree, I am only one of about a dozen performers alive who has been awarded their coveted 'Silver Wand'. I perform at the highest level as well as train and coach both beginners and experts in learning a few tricks to creating a brand new award winning act. I ran The Summer School at The Magic Circle for many years as well as booked performers for the monthly public shows. I run a company called `MagicWorks` which provides magic for adult private and corporate events, television, film and theatre productions. I also hold training workshops and seminars, teleconferences and online training on using magic in business, performing at Trade Shows, Magic for Presenters etc and provide after dinner or conference talks and speeches all on the subject of business and personnel development. This includes creativity, presentation, online and offline marketing etc.


Whilst I have been a performer for many years I now spend an increasing amount of time as a personal and business coach, using magic as a metaphor in my teaching and training sessions. I have several Internet Businesses that include Coaching and Mentoring entertainers in the whole business of self Branding, Promotion, Marketing and filling their diaries with bookings.

I have been mentored by the leading magicians in the world and achieved top status at The Magic Circle. This means I became Gold Star Member Of The INNER Magic Circle! Also .... I am a trained coach.

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I achieved Gold Star Member of The Inner Magic Circle I was awarded The Silver Wand by The Magic Circle for services to magic and TMC I was bestowed with Lifelong Membership of MOB - The Magicians Of Basingstoke

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