One of the world’s few female magicians is set to wow audiences at Showzam! – Blackpool’s festival celebrating Circus, Magic and New Variety.
Showzam! organised by Marketing Blackpool with Professor Vanessa Toulmin from the University of Sheffield, returns for its sixth outing from February 15th - 24th.
And with a record number of performers taking part in this year’s festival, Romany Diva of Magic is certainly one to watch.
More than 150 performers will tread the boards, walk the streets and quite simply dazzle audiences during the 10-day festival and Romany Diva of Magic, with her feathered and sequinned original magic show, is more than ready to entertain in the nation's home of variety.
“This is my fourth year at Showzam! and I absolutely love it because Blackpool is the home of variety and still has the best collection of fantastic venues in the country,” said Romany.
“When you add Showzam! into that mix, it is just incredible. Showzam! is the most original, exciting collection of unusual and original artistes gathered under the eccentric wings of Professor Vanessa. I love it because the audiences are so enthusiastic and warm and each year just gets better.
“I've been playing this show all over the world in 1,000 seater theatres on cruise ships but what I love about coming to Blackpool is that it’s an opportunity to perform the magic up close.
“Wonders will happen just a few feet away from the audience and it’s great to see the reaction on people’s faces as it's a show full of beautiful visual magic with lots of comedy and mystery too.”
Dreamtime with Romany – Diva of Magic will be at The Sands every evening from Thursday 19th - Saturday 23rd February but Romany is no stranger to Showzam! audiences after previously compering at the festival’s hugely popular Carnival Ball in The Tower Ballroom.
She added: “The year I compered the Carnival Ball all my dreams came true. This year more dreams are fulfilled to perform my full evening solo show in The Sands and I can’t wait.”
Romany has swept the board of all the highest accolades possible to win in the male world of magic.
Romany is the first and ONLY woman to be named Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year and is the only British performer ever to take first prize at the international Las Vegas World Magic Seminar competition.
Other events at Showzam! include the Wookey Hole Youth Circus, The Invisible Circus – with their specially commissioned piece, The Last Waltz, Spy Monkey, the increasingly popular Carnival Ball, a massive variety of street performers including Musical Ruth and The Grannies, and Mr Albert’s Big Finish.
There will also be a wide selection of tours and talks including Pleasure Beach Resort Costume Tours; Palaces of Delight, presented by Professor Vanessa Toulmin, exploring the beauty and wealth of Matcham architecture in Blackpool as well as the Winter Gardens and The Blackpool Tower & Circus Heritage Tour.
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