Morgan & West – Penguin Live Act (October 21st, 2018)
“If you like your magic creative, original and above all entertaining, Morgan & West are certainly a good place to start!” -Mac King
“The best thing about Morgan and West’s kids shows is that they do grown up stuff, which sounds wrong but it is so right.” -John Archer
“It’s great to see intelligent, savvy magic done for kids but what makes it even more enjoyable with Morgan & West is to see it done by a double act and all the extra performing dimensions and possibilities that provides beyond the traditional solo performer scenario.” -Noel Britten
What will they teach?
Morgan & West: More Magic For Kids
Half an hour of amazing magic for kids and childish grown-ups that packs small, plays big, and can be done by the solo performer with ease*!
*Mr West not included, nor is he necessary.
All of these tricks play brilliantly for kids and adults alike and have been performed as part of our stage shows hundreds and hundreds of times across the world.
A Very Quick Trick- This is Morgan & West’s use of the nest of bottles prop, you’ll never look at them the same way again!
Colour Everywhere!- A multi-phase routine involving changing pictures, dual reality for children(!), pulling colour from objects, all finishing up with a colour changing costume.
The Bullet Catch!- A bullet catch for kids with a toy bang gun. Eight minutes of nonsense and wonder from the smallest and simplest of props.
Sacculo est Ovum!- Get kids involved with this multi-phase egg bag routine. Part 1 the kid does the magic. Part 2 is 14 coloured eggs from one bag. Part 3 the bag turns into an egg. Perfect to get them shouting along.
Who are they?
Morgan & West met doing a play while studying at Oxford and quickly decided the best use of their time was pretending to be from the past. The duo began performing magic on stage together far sooner than anyone would advise, and have been doing so ever since. In the years since starting out they have done magic shows in every venue imaginable – bars, night clubs, village halls, tents, front rooms and decommissioned battle ships. They are now full time stage magicians, performing hundreds of shows a year in theatres up and down the UK. You may have seen them on Penn & Teller: Fool Us more than once, as well as The Next Great Magician (ITV1, UK) and The Slammer (CBBC, UK), but the chaps are most at home on the stage, where they create magic show both for adults and children. They are known for baffling methods, clever twists on classics, grand theatrical staging and no small amount of silliness.
Morgan & West started doing children’s magic shows in 2015, because they had never seen one they liked. Big fans of children’s theatre they felt that magic for children could still be strong and fooling whilst being fun, and could entertain the adults in the audience just as much as the children. The duo set out to write a kids’ magic show unlike the world had ever seen, starting with classic tricks and presentations which they then twisted, expanded and reworked to be bigger, more baffling, and better than ever before. These tricks have been performed hundreds of time in front of tens of thousands of children (and their parents) in theatres all over the UK, and Morgan & West have finely honed their material to get the maximum entertainment value for all ages of viewer.