A Snap Shot of Magic Around The World

January 16th, 2008 | Team Ellusionist | Filed Under General

International MagicReuters Reports:: RS PCL RS.BK, Thailand’s second-largest entertainment group, said on Tuesday it expected to report a net loss in 2007 after a 155 million baht profit a year earlier as canceled shows hit earnings.

“Our final quarter improved but won’t be good enough to cover losses in the previous nine months” caused chiefly by the cancellation of a show by magician David Copperfield, finance chief Darm Nana said.

The Telegraph in Calcutta has a story about restaurants in Calcutta now providing magicians to entertain customers.

Magician Prince Sil stated “Big magicians may be table-hopping or performing in the streets in the US, but in India your market value goes down if you start conjuring tricks for pedestrians. In the 1980s, hotels like the Grand, Great Eastern and Kenilworth staged magic shows in their restaurants. But that was the closest Calcuttans got to magic outside the stage. Only recently has restaurants like Sourav’s, Chung Wah and Hotel Hindusthan International begun popularising this form of entertainment.”

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In China – Magic Club – a bar that has “purple and black decor, intergalactic-themed overhead lighting design and framed pictures of David Copperfield and Siegfried and Roy which take the bar’s theme to an extreme”.

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