19th Apr 2014, Ruskin Hall

Sat 19th Apr 2014
Ruskin Hall

Acts (click the act for more info)

Morgan and West

Morgan and West.. Time travelling Magicians

For those who haven’t yet had the pleasure of guarding their jaws against descent in the presence of these two, all you really ought to know by way of introduction is that in 2011 magical duo Morgan & West fooled leviathans of trickery Penn and Teller, on a television show entitled Fool Us hosted by Jonathan Ross. No small achievement for two twenty-something-year-old men who describe themselves as the “Victorian Ant and Dec” of magic. So for anyone not a member of the Magic Circle, a hugely silly question follows: on evening in Walkley’s perfectly period Ruskin Hall, can they fool you? You betcha, madam.

Two Victorian magicians have come forward 100 years in their time machine to perform their works of mystery and intrigue. Morgan and West present classic card tricks, a daring escape, mindreading, seeing with the hand and many more curiosities. Anyone drawn to the title, i.e. excited by both magicians and time travel, won’t be disappointed!


Jolly Jock

  Entertaining folk, corny jokes and music hall humour
Frontman of the endearingly shambolic, but hilariously entertaining Biggles Wartime Band, Jolly Jock covers a lot of ground.
Equally at home on some of the nation’s biggest festival fields as in its cosiest folk clubs, his virtuosity encompasses guitar, banjo-ukelele, trombone, as well as singing unaccomplished.
He revisits music hall songs with a modern twist, massacres some of our best known rock classics and desecrates favourite folk tunes, keeping the audience on their toes wondering what on earth is coming next.
Jolly Jock has appeared around the world, in locations including China, The Netherlands, Ukraine and Iceland (where mums go) formerly Co-op.
With enormous experience of entertaining audiences of all sizes and ages, Jolly Jock is the perfect booking for any event where music and comedy mix.
Help yourself to one of his free air guitars and join in the fun!
"Reliably loopy" - R2 (Rock'n'Reel) Magazine
Somewhere between a children’s entertainer and an escaped mental patient” – Paul-Ronney Angel, The Urban Voodoo Machine
Find out more online at www.jollyjock1.co.uk