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Watch popular magician Paul Daniel’s last tricks in Barking

PUBLISHED: 14:18 25 May 2016 | UPDATED: 14:18 25 May 2016

Paul Daniels performing his special rabbit and hat trick

Paul Daniels performing his special rabbit and hat trick

Tim Hodges Photography

Never before seen magic from popular magician and TV performer Paul Daniels will be unveiled at the Broadway theatre on Monday.

Don’t Dribble on the Dragon, a new musical featuring magic designed by the much loved TV star, offers the perfect tribute.

A former Magician of the Year winner, Paul Daniels was working on this material up until his death earlier this year.

But the show will go on, as award-winning People’s Theatre Company is touring with the musical, alongside author Steven Lee who wrote the the show to include Paul’s magic.

Mr Lee said: “If you’re a fan of magic and you want to see one last thing from Paul the godfather of magic that’s never been seen before, now’s your chance.”

The company is determined the show will create a fitting tribute to Paul, who they worked alongside for 18 months, after bumping into him at a venue in Gravesend.

Steven recalled: “He said if you ever want to put magic in your shows give me a call, I obviously thought I would never hear from him 
again after calling him, but I 
did.

“Paul said to me let’s talk dragons and we ended up talking about things like turning gravity off, which we have actually to do in the show, so that’s definitely something to look forward too.

Alongside Steven, Paul was “instrumental” in piecing the script and making sure the magic would work, throughout the story about two brothers and a magic dragon.

He said: “I’m 43, so I grew up with him on the TV and to see the man do the Birdie trick infront of me and show me how he does it, that was cool. It was the most excited I’ve ever been.”

Don’t Dribble on the Dragon show starts at 2.30pm on Monday. Tickets, £8.50 to £10.50. To book call 020 8507 5607


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