Chris North has to be one of the most experienced and professional magicians in the
country having presented his magic and illusions in all mediums of the entertainment
business from multiple television appearances to major theatres and cruise liners.
Chris has been at the top of his game and continues to change and develop his magic
to suit current trends. Chris’s latest show started just over a year ago and really
was on the heel of a growing trend of Victorian style entertainment, you can’t turn
on the TV without seeing a Victorian drama in today’s schedules.
It goes to show that Chris really knows what he is talking about. Chris is such a
lovely guy and has done more in his career than all of us put together, if you ask
him the right questions it could really inspire and push your career forward. Steve
Marvellous evening and a fascinating insight on the changing times in the ‘biz’.
I could have listened to Chris for hours, marvellous stories, anecdotes and wise
words too! Thank you so much Mr N, I get so much more out of these talks than I do
with ‘standard/teach a trick’ lectures!!! Paul Henri
I wholeheartedly agree with Paul, a great evening with a true Pro and great friend.Mike Wallis It was an amazing start to the year, it was informative and very interesting even though I would have been 4 when you won New Faces! Thank you Chris for taking the time to talk about your 50 years in magic Stephen Bolam
A unique and interesting lecture from one of the country’s most enduring and versatile professionals. 50 years of experience and knowledge including a question and answer session and a little bit of magic!
Chris North Lecture - A.C.E.S. Magic Club, Lewes, West Sussex - 12th April 2017
And so, last night in Lewis, we had the opportunity to welcome Chris North to the
A.C.E.S. magic club. What followed was a fascinating insight into the working life
of one of the hardest, and longest, workers in the field of Magic.Chris's lecture
starts when he, as a young man, was taking photos for a living at a holiday camp.
This is where he saw the act that inspired him to put down his camera and pick up
a wand, which he held onto for the next fifty years, and continues to hold on to
Chris took us through the early days, the days of TV only having 3 channels (can
you imagine), when 18 million people saw him on New Faces, through to 3-2-1 with
Ted Rogers and of course a raucous routine shown on the inimitable Wheel Tappers
and Shunters Club. He went on to explain the secret of his success in keeping his
show fresh and how to keep it in the public eye. This advice alone is well worth
having this lecture! Chris brings with him a projector and screen, a sound system
and of course all of the equipment needed to provide not only a great look at some
nostalgic pictures, but also some video clips from his successful TV career!
This lecture is not a thinly disguised infomercial for products that are being sold
by the lecturer; this is a genuine lecture about a solid 50-year career that has
taken Chris around the world; from being a Holiday Camp Photographer to one of the
most respected names in the world of Professional Magicians.
I, for one, thoroughly recommend this lecture.
Rick Martyn. Acting Chairman, A.C.E.S. Magic Club, Lewes, West Sussex.