Ahead of his show on Zoom on Fri 12 March, we caught up with Britain's Got Talent finalist and spectacular magician Magical Bones aka Richard Essien, to find out more about the new interactive show, what got him into magic in the first place and what trick he would perform for the rest of his life.
We are so excited to take part in your “A Kind of Magic” show this March. What can audiences expect from the show?
The show is a fun interactive family show that connects people together and gives them a virtual experience of wonderment and joy.
How has the last year been for you and has lockdown inspired any new tricks?
Last year was very challenging for me, especially since I’m a live performer. However I started performing for a virtual audience during BGT so was able to adapt quite quickly. Now I actually love doing virtual shows, it’s been fun creating effects specifically designed for a virtual audience.
What got you into magic and performing the first place?
I started doing magic when I got a Paul Daniels Magic set as a present for my mum when I was a kid.
At the moment you’re performing in lots of houses via the magic of zoom! Where’s the craziest place you’ve performed?
One of the coolest places I’ve performed is on the Belmont British Pullman Train.
How was the Britains Got Talent experience last year?
Britain’s Got Talent was an amazing, the audition process alone was like nothing I have ever experienced and I was very nervous. Also being in the public eye to the extent I was in the show, at times was very overwhelming.
If you could only do one trick for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
That’s a very tough question, but possibly my backflip card trick- it’s my signature piece.
We currently have an end in sight to restrictions. What is in store for you in the next year?
Next year I’m looking forward to a brand new U.K. tour, and I have so many new ideas and tricks I’m looking forward to sharing with people.
Magical Bones: A Kind of Magic takes place on Zoom on Fri 12 March.