The amazing Laura London joined Craig Petty this week for Saturday's Talk Magic. Laura is an incredible magician and currently the 'magician of choice' at many fashionable London venues and events. She's here to talk about how she got started in magic, her career and offers a lot of great advice to upcoming magicians. She even talks how to get ahead as a professional magician.
Talk Magic With Laura London | The World’s Best Female Sleight Of Hand Artist
Laura London is one of the world’s best female sleight of hand artists. She is also a highly skilled close-up magician, a cabaret performer, a motivational speaker and an acclaimed lecturer on various aspects of the history of magic. She has developed virtual performances which have come into their own during ‘lockdown’.
Born in London, Laura’s interest in magic began at the age of 10 when she was given her first magic trick by a family friend. Just one week after her 18th birthday, she became the youngest ever female member of The Magic Circle and is now a member of the exclusive Inner Magic Circle, a position that is reserved for the very best and achieved only by election by her peers.
Sleight of hand is Laura’s first love. Her card skills are exceptional and were showcased in ‘Laura London: CHEAT’ a show Laura wrote and devised which premiered at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe. It tells the story of a female cardsharp in the 1920s. She has since performed this show to standing ovations at the world famous ‘Magic Castle’ in Los Angeles both to the general public and at international magic conventions.
Within 6 months of becoming professional, Laura landed her first TV show called Playing Tricks, a ten-part street magic series. Laura was the only female among the six featured magicians. Her other TV credits include ITV1’s ‘The Next Great Magician’, ‘Penn and Teller’s ‘Fool Us’, ‘The Magic Party’ and ‘Children In Need’.
Her residencies include the Café de Paris, the Hippodrome, Scarfes Bar and the Savoy. One of her biggest honours was performing for Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace and also on several occasions for His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. This is an incredible interview you really don't want to miss. Watch the full episode below and stay tuned to see it go live on the Talk Magic Podcast. Let us know what you think.