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The Show Must Go On!

Our European Magic Road Tour continues. This weekend I will be performing my family magic show at a fete in Mid Wales, as will Veronica who will be storytelling and Balloon twisting before returning to Cardiff performing our street show. Then, on Tuesday we drive to...

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February 2015

Mario's Tales from the Street  The streets always have some great lessons to teach any aspiring or any established acts that care to continue growing. Never mind how good you are, the number one thing that can make your hat fat (or a decent payment)  is your finale. A...

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Part Two Putting a Street Show Together – The Opener

Part one Putting a Show Together can be found in previous blog here. In previous posts I have covered creative thinking, character, developing material, routines, practice, rehearsal and dress rehearsal. All of these finer points will serve you to putting a show...

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Putting a Street Show Together Part 1

In previous blogs we have looked at creating a character/s, creating material, creating magical routines and now lets look at creating a show! I am going to do this in at least two parts.  This week is a little bit about my own experience in putting a show together...

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creative-thinking-processing

All of us undergo creative thinking.  At an early age, we call this play. From picking up a thin branch to it becoming a sword or building with Lego and it becoming a spaceship. We know in reality that that branch does not actually become a well crafted two edge...

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Tales from the Street – to Busk or not to Busk

The day that changed the cause of my life was in summer 1990! Whilst on a worldwide tour doing odd jobs but mostly selling my handcrafted Jewelry - I returned to the UK for a brief time and during my stay, I went to Covent Garden to visit a shop known as The Bead Shop...

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Eye Contact, tell them and point!

Veronica and I have just returned from performing at a festival which was great fun. I was performing my Comedy Magic Show and Veronica was balloon twisting and story telling. We are now pleased owners of a fab new to us Camper Van. Which is perfect for such events, ...

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Setting your aims high!

What Veronica and I have achieved in the last year, never mind the last five years -  takes my breath away!  We have moved back to Cardiff whilst maintaining an International Presence. We sold our humble Motorhome and invested everything we had into our business. We...

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Hello and welcome to the Mario Morris Blog!

As we are preparing for our tour to the South of France we thought you may  like to follow us on our adventures. I will be performing  my Family Magic Show three times a day for the next week and Veronica will be doing balloons inbetween the magic shows!  Excited is...

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