Showing posts with label Matthew Johnson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Matthew Johnson. Show all posts

25 May 2019

Matt Johnson joins the Illusionists!

From Matt Johnson's Twitter feed:
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08 May 2019

Discourse in Magic with Matt Johnson (plus 60s docs)

Via iTricks, Matt Johnson featured on the web series "60 Second Docs" in the episode "The Bittersweet Ache of Escaping." (embedded at the bottom of this post)

From Discourse in Magic:
On episode 158, Matt Johnson joins Jonah to discuss escapology, adding human elements to your magic, and recreating your brand. You may know Matt for his water tank escape on Penn & Teller: Fool Us or for his semi-place finish on Britain’s Got Talent.

Matt remembers a wind-up box at his grandmother’s house sparking his initial love for magic. While not a magic trick, it still gave him this magical feeling and caused him to want to know how a little box could play music. At the age of twelve, he started learning tricks and, after performing for Matt’s siblings’ birthday, a magician took Matt under his wing. Soon, he was attending his local shop every weekend right through his teen years.

Read more and listen.

From the 60 Second Docs YouTube channel:

31 March 2019

Rounding the Western rings in April 2019

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.

Calgary, ABRing 66 (Calgary Magic Circle, Les Brocklesby Ring)- Jason Ladanye lecture
- Club meeting.
Edmonton, ABEdmonton Magic Club- Jason Ladanye lecture
Winnipeg, MBThe Magic Club of Winnipeg- Jason Ladanye lecture
Fraser Valley, BCIBM Ring 387 (Fraser Valley Magic Circle, Celeste Evans Ring)- Matt Johnson lecture
- Jason Ladanye lecture
Vancouver, BCRing 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle)- MAGIC! with Ice McDonald
- Ice McDonald lecture.
Vancouver, BCSAM 95  (Carl Hemeon Assembly)- N/A
Victoria, BCRing 183 (Victoria Magic Circle)  - Jason Ladanye lecture

Please leave a comment or e-mail me about corrections or omissions.

13 March 2019

Mission: Matt Johnson lecture

From the Fraser Valley Magic Circle:
Sunday April 7th

Matt Johnson is originally from the UK and now resides in Canada. Matt has been performing and perfecting his craft in the art of magic for more than 25 years.
Over the past 25 years he has literally traveled the globe performing in exotic locations such as Japan, Dubai, Argentina, Australia and throughout Europe. He has performed in theaters, on cruise ships and for many of the world’s largest companies including Mercedes, Norwegian Cruises, Ford, AT&T, Toyota and Microsoft to name just a few. He has been viewed in more than 60 countries, made headlines across the globe and in the last year alone has been viewed more than 70 Million times on YouTube!

Read more and buy tickets.

18 December 2018

Alberta: Matt Johnson's "Magic Show 2 Go"

From Matt Johnson's Facebook page:
I am proud to announce my upcoming theater tour of Alberta in January 2019. Dates and theaters are listed below with links for tickets.

 If you are in the province of Alberta and have always wanted to see my full evening theater show now is your only chance for the next couple of years!

 I will be including the underwater escape that was made famous on my Britain's Got Talent appearance this year and the one that has got me well over 40 Million views on YouTube.

 If you have friends and family in Alberta share this link so they can see the show. Looking forward to this exclusive tour with limited dates. Alberta, here I come!

Friday January 11th 2019 - Eleanor Pickup Arts Centre, Drayton Valley, AB

Sunday January 13th 2019 - The Performing Arts Centre, Stettler, AB

Thursday January 17th - Griffin Park Theater, Brooks, AB

Friday January 18th - Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts, Leduc, AB
 Sunday January 20th - Bonnyville and District Centennial Centre, Bonnyville, AB

17 April 2018

Matt Johnson's BGT audition

From the April 14th article "Who is Britain’s Got Talent’s daring escape artist Matt Johnson?" by Matthew Trask at Radio Times:
Matt’s career began in his hometown of Sheffield, where he cut his teeth as a street magician and illusionist.

In his 20-year-long career leading to the Britain’s Got Talent stage, he traversed the globe performing his unique style of illusion and his daring escapes to audiences around the world.

Matt auditioned with the same audacious trick for BGT in 2017. Unfortunately, the tank he was using broke leaving the stage flooded.
Read more.

From the Britian's Got Talent YouTube channel:

29 November 2017

Matt Johnson in the Surrey Now-Leader

From the article "Chilliwack magician’s signature water-tank escape can’t be performed at Surrey theatre" by Tom Zillich in the Surrey Now-Leader:
Matt Johnson’s magic show in Surrey won’t be quite the same as performed elsewhere.

The Chilliwack-based entertainer will not be attempting an escape from a large water tank here this Friday night (Dec. 1), after being told the contraption can’t be used at Surrey City Hall’s Centre Stage theatre, which doubles as council chambers.

The tank-escape trick was performed by Johnson on the CW Network show Penn & Teller: Fool Us last spring.

Read more.

06 September 2017

Matt Johnson's UK tour

From Matt Johnson's Facebook page:

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31 July 2017

Matt Johnson in The Abbotsford News

From The Abbotsford News:
Matt Johnson’s first crack at TV glory ended before it began when the tank he was trying to escape split open and spilled 260 gallons of water onto the Britain’s Got Talent stage during a rehearsal, along with his dreams.

The UK-born magician came back home to Abbotsford without having had the chance to perform his great escape in front of the celebrity judges – an opportunity he spent years working towards.

But just over a month later, in mid-March, he had another chance to perform the daring escape in front of bright lights, TV cameras and two judges nearly every magician on earth looks up to. He had a slot on Penn & Teller: Fool Us.

Johnson hastily ordered a new tank – this time reinforced with metal corners – custom built in Calgary and waited for it to arrive at his Chilliwack studio. It arrived at 10 p.m. the night before he was to fly to Las Vegas for his chance to impress magic legends Penn Jillette and Teller on their popular series where illusionists from around the world try to perform a trick that even they can’t decipher.

Johnson’s new tank was three inches tighter on all sides.

Read more.

25 February 2017

Matt Johnson in the Abbotsford News

From the Abbotsford News:
Submerged in water, with his neck chained to the floor of the 260-gallon tank, Matt Johnson's hands were cuffed through holes in its trapdoor roof.

Using a bobby pin, he picked both the handcuffs free and the collar off his neck.

Then came the hard part.

At Johnson's feet were 31 identical-looking keys. Thirty were useless; one would open the lock holding the door keeping him under water.

His lungs seared, begging for oxygen.

Where was that one key?

Johnson had come halfway around the world, from Abbotsford to Birmingham, to take a crack at fame: an audition on Britain's Got Talent.

But it was going wrong.

Read more.

10 March 2013

Review: Moose in a Top Hat

From The Tri-City News:
It’s a show that promises plenty of magic, a fair bit of mystery and, in a new twist, a moose serving as the evening’s distinguished MC.

Dubbed Moose in a Top Hat, the show plays on cheeky Canadiana themes between acts by award-winning magicians Matthew Johnson, Christopher Taylor and the husband-and-wife team Trevor and Lorena Watters.

Read more.

05 March 2013

Port Coquitlam: Moose in a Top Hat

Friday the 15th of March 2013

Be entertained by the mind reading skills of Christopher Taylor, the comedy entertainment of Matthew Johnson and the award winning magic of Trevor and Lorena Watters (warning: sound) in one spectacular show.

Visit Moose In A Top Hat for more information or to buy tickets.

[via Magic Information Canada]

01 November 2012

Whistler: Moose in a Top Hat

Moose in a Top Hat (warning: sound) opens December 28th in Whistler, BC.
From their website:
THE EVENING ADULT SHOW brings together the incredible mind reading skills of Christopher Taylor, the outrageous comedy entertainment of Matthew Johnson and the award winning magic of Trevor and Lorena Watters (warning: sound) in one spectacular show.

THE FAMILY AFTERNOON MATINEE SHOW brings together the enchanting story telling magic of Professor T, the hilarious comedy entertainment of Matthew Johnson and the award winning magic of Trevor and Lorena Watters (warning: sound) in one spectacular show.

Read more (warning: sound).

19 April 2012

FISM 2012 Blackpool

The 25th FISM World championships of Magic will be held in Blackpool, England, this July 9th through 14th.

Canadians confirmed to be appearing at the 2012 FISM include: Matthew Johnson and Greg Frewin.

[h/t: Magic Convention Guide]