A magician from St Albans has found creative ways to keep up the magic during the troubles of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tony Middleton, otherwise known as ‘Sonic’ found himself forced to adapt almost overnight when the pandemic hit last year so decided launched his own virtual magic show and magic school.
After many of the venues where Tony performed such as the Sheraton Grand Park Lane were forced to shut, he started to explore the idea of doing magic online, an idea which he had previously not considered.
He said: “When the pandemic hit, I as well as everybody was completely shocked at what happened to our industry.
“Overnight we were pretty much out of business.”
Since Tony has been performing online in his show Virtually Impossible, provides the audience with an immersive magic experience in the venues he normally performs at.
He said: “There’s a sense of journey going through all the different rooms of the hotel which they wouldn’t normally see.
“It’s interactive and people at home are joining in with what’s happening, people can put their hands on the screen and things change.
“You might think it’s impossible to experience magic at home when actually it becomes basically a tv show but because we are running it through Zoom it’s interactive.”
Tony has also launched his own magic school which follows a structured programme to teach students tricks and techniques.
He said: “Magic is a great skill to have and to practice because it’s something different. There’s so much content on you tube your can’t actually see thew old through the trees you don’t know what’s good what’s bad what to learn what not to learn.”
Tony will be hosting Virtually Impossible shows in January and February and will be offering those who sign up to the magic school next month a discount.
For more info head to magichourshow.com
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