Special Guest: Martin Cox
Boardgame Challange: Dinosaur Island
Playful and joyous, Martin brought an in your face comedy style to our first night of 2019. Spending as much time cracking jokes and playing with the audience as blowing them away with his magic, the belly laughs were ample reward for an audience still recovering from turkey sandwich and Quality Street overdoes.
Special Guest: Chris Wood
Boardgame Challange: Blokus
Chris brands his style as ‘Magic with Charm’, and it surely was. Unashamedly old school in approach, Chris’ wonderful mix of bon vivant storytelling and effortless sleight of hand showed the audience just why his Close up Magic Show is a hit around the south east.
Special Guest: Michael Vincent
Boardgame Challange: Blokus (Postponed)
What a night! Michael Vincent, one of the masters of sleight of hand, blew everyone away with his full one man show! Paul simply introduced him and let him do his thing. With absolute mastery of his craft, Magical Mischief regulars were able to appreciate just how much work this man has put into magic. A real night to remember.
Special Guest: Magic Singh
Boardgame Challange: Heavy Hitters
International, jet-setting magic came to Watford in the form of the super slick and stylish Magic Singh. The last word in sophisticated and trendy illusions, he entertained and enthralled us with a very different kind of magic. Everyone agreed we were lucky to have such an in demand entertainer.
Special Guest: Ian Rowland
Boardgame Challange: Rune Wars (FAILED!)
Paul first met Ian as he was performing for an audience of 3,000 at the world’s largest magic convention. He had just returned from another successful show at Las Vegas in front of 500. But tonight, in Watford, Ian finally knew that he had really made it! Who wouldn’t want to eat a glass lightbulb and leave a room full of board gamers scratching their heads simply by putting one card box into another!?
Special Guest: Liam Ball
Boardgame Challange: Junk Art
Liam, a dedicated student of magic, arrived early, because he also loves a board game! Classic routines with a modern twist, Liam’s approach and routine won the audience over instantly. Rope magic and magical mind reading, September was another success!
Special Guest: Saavan Thethy
Boardgame Challange: Escape!
Paul introduced Saav by saying ‘if Hogworts had a dodgy pupil who sold drugs behind the broomsticks shed’, and it’s fair to say that that was spot on. Saavs streetwise, club brand of magic light up the room. Using modern techniques and sly humour, his casual, laid back approach left the audience bewildered and wanting more.
Special Guest: Jo Badman
Boardgame Challange: Star Wars: Destiny
Paul almost took the whole night off as Jo came and enthralled us all with his full one-man show. A classy, elegant performance that left everyone slack jawed and bewildered. A true gentleman of magic, even if the two of them can’t decide where to look for the camera.
10th May 2018
Special Guest: Marcus Morgan
Boardgame Challange: Harry Potter; Battle of Hogworts
Marcus' hilarious and poignant show left no entendre un-doubled. Funny, clever, and occasionally smutty - but only in the most charming of ways - we had a show that left people questioning not only how the magic happened, but also, possibly, their own world views. And Paul made some people stick brushes between their legs.
8th April 2018
Special Guest: Brendan Rodrigues
Boardgame Challange: Settlers of Catan
Bringing a dizzying display of skill to Watford, Brendan thrilled his audiance with some of the most sophisticated and dexterous magic imaginable. Gasps of wonder and baffelment could be heard across the audiance when, despite being told what he was doing and when he was doing it, no one in the audiance could see how he did it. Remarkable dexterity and a real star to grace the night.
11th March 2018
Special Guest: Neil Henry
Boardgame Challange: Exploding Kittens
It's always fun when someone as off the wall and frantic as Paul comes to the Cafe, and our March show proved the point. With his mind (and fork) bending routines, Neil Henry presented a night crammed full of magic and laughter. Some of the many highlights included not just eating a can of alphabetti spaghetti, but bringing a few of the letters back up to spell a randomly chosen word, and making a signed £20 note appear inside a walnut.
Inside an egg.
Inside a lemon!
11th February 2018
Special Guest: David Narayan
Boardgame Challange: Louis IIV AND X-Wing Minitures Game
After failing himself, the d20 Cafe, and the whole of the House of Regan the previous month, this time Paul not only pulled off a miracle with the little known game Louis IIV, but also used the X-Wing game to perform his own take on the cups and balls! But all of that pailed in comparison to David's masterfully intense performance, where he made people really beleive in the raw power of the human mind.
21st January 2018
Special Guest: Maximilian Somerset
Boardgame Challange: X-Wing Minitures Game (FAILED!)
A massive night, full of mind-blowing magic. The cafe are curently taking donations for repairs after Max absolutly smashed it. Appearing goldfish, a psychic piano, and destroyed watches. With energy off the scale and musical skills to match his magical ones, it was an amazing night that no one there will forget.
10th December 2017
Special Guest: Joseff Badman, though he had to cancel due to snow.
Boardgame Challange: Pictionary
Snow made this a very different show. Due to issues with travel the guest magician was unable to make it in, and Paul was unable to actually bring any of the planned cabaret effects! This led to a Christmas theamed cabaret show that was an impromptue sucess (for the most part!) The second half consisted of up close card magic, a big change of direction but one so popular that instead of the planned half an hour the audiance insisted on a full 60 minutes!
12th November 2017
Special Guest: Si Tou
Boardgame Challange: Sushi Go
A slightly more toned down show from Paul as Si Tou is known for his off the wall magical style. His incrediable mix of zaney moments with beauitful cardestry was astounding. From rubix cube tricks exploring the mysteries of the oposite sex to getting ready to throw a knife at Pauls dad, it was nothing but good times.
8th October 2017
Special Guest: Mandy Davis
Mandy joined us and blew people away with her disarming charm. Her gorgeous rope routine was a particular highlight, as was her saving Paul's bacon when the cabaret started a little earlier than expected! Mandy helped ensure that what might have just been a one off will be able to grow into a sucessful event night.
10th September 2017
Special Guest: Rob Teszka
Our first ever night and it got off to a flying start. Rob's blend of psychology and illusion added a touch of grown-up class to Paul's usual mad-cap pace.