VIDEO: Get close-up and personal with Forth Valley magicians at FTH

Magician Elliot Bibby will be performing at Falkirk Town Hall on Saturday
Magician Elliot Bibby will be performing at Falkirk Town Hall on Saturday

An award-winning conjurer can’t wait to get close-up and personal with his audience on Saturday at Falkirk Town Hall on Saturday.

Magician Elliot Bibby, from Brightons but now based in Edinburgh, is performing his new tricks as part of the ‘Forth Valley Magic Circle: Tricks at the Tryst’ show which he says will leave revellers spellbound.

The talented members of the local Magic Circle will showcase their tricks with stage, close-up and table magic in a cabaret style.

Elliot has been obsessed with magic since he was nine and did his first performance on stage when he was a nervous 14-year-old at Braes High School.

Since then he has been adding to his repertoire and polishing his act and is rapidly becoming one of the best magicians on the entertainment circuit in Scotland today.

Indeed, his magic helped him pay his way through an honours degree in sports technology, engineering and product design form Napier University last year. He was, however, too busy to attend his graduation ceremony because he was on stage in Las Vegas.

And Elliot, who was named the country’s best close-up magician at the Scottish Association of Magical Societies’ competition, can’t wait to get back on stage in his hometown.

The vice-president of the Magic Circle said: “It’s a great line-up this year and we’re all really looking forward to the weekend. I think the audience will love the magic they will see. It will be a great night out and there will be something for everyone.

“They will be able to see magic up close and personal and see loads of different forms on stage, with some comedy magic too which is amazing.”

The 23-year-old has set himself up in the capital where he will be performing his new show ‘Bibs n Bobs’ on May 23 at the Assembly Roxy in Roxburgh Place.

Elliot added: “I’ve been preparing for the show for about a year after I was at the Fringe where I sold out a week at Liquid Rooms which was just brilliant.

“I’ll be performing some new tricks and a few of my favourite ones and I’ll be getting out into the crowd and having a lot of fun with people.

“I graduated from university last year graduated and I’ve been using my engineering skills to design new props and prototypes for tricks and using everyday items that people know and relate to.”

Tickets for Saturday’s show are £7.50 and can be purchased from the box office on (01324) 506850.