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Rob Zabrecky Part 1
 
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I met the wonderful Rob Zabrecky at Ron's International Magic Convention last November. He has to be amongst the top 3 best actors ever in the world of magic. I hope by posting this to be able to gain him a wider audience especially amongst casting directors and people in the industry as this exceptional talent should by all rights be doing a lot more acting in films and TV. Please watch the whole act through (it's in 2 parts). Hope you enjoy this original work (If you don't have time to watch the whole thing just go to 5 mins in and watch the card prediction effect.) Thanks to Bob Hamilton and Martin McMillan of International Magic for the footage.
Rob Zabrecky Part 2
 
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I met the wonderful Rob Zabrecky at Ron's International Magic Convention last November. He has to be amongst the top 3 best actors ever in the world of magic. I hope by posting this to be able to gain him a wider audience especially amongst casting directors and people in the industry as this exceptional talent should by all rights be doing a lot more acting in films and TV. Please watch the whole act through (it's in 2 parts). Hope you enjoy this original work, Simon Drake Thanks to Bob Hamilton and Martin McMillan of International Magic for the footage.
Quick tour around the House of Magic
 
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Quick tour around the House of Magic
Simon Drake's new effect 'Stabbed!'
 
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An innovative self-working special effect which enables the performer to harmlessly stab himself or anyone else with any number of our specially made knives. No hooks, glue, tricky resets or risk of injury are involved in this effect. This item is available as a special effect for theatre/film as well as for magicians and will last forever if used as per instructions. For purchase go to http://www.houseofmagic.co.uk/shop/
'Gold' Pete Bardens with Simon Drake
 
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Peter Bardens 'Gold' shot in 1988 with Simon Drake in the Mojave desert.
Simon Drake's Paranormal  Padlock & Haunted Key, London, 2013
 
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Demonstration of Simon Drake's Paranormal Padlock, shot at the house of magic in January 2013. Now available as signed and numbered limited editions. NB this is really just a demo and NOT intended as a guide to presentation as each magician will have their own style and approach. Some of the very best, older versions of this effect feature the telling of a spooky story. By all means email me through our main website or FB if you would like some notes on this. I have collected 3 routines and all are pretty good. Some have concerns that the padlock seems too big. The size was totally based on a real 18th Century padlock also the size makes it versatile for stage and close up magic. Our shop page is here: http://www.houseofmagic.co.uk/shop/ Have a magical day and pleasant nightmares
Simon Drake, Dancing Cane on TV show, Early 80's
 
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Simon looking astonishingly young on this early Variety TV Show called 'Starburst'. This was back in the day when budgets were not an issue on TV shows and fees were very fair (it all changed with X Factor and BGT, where apparently you have to sign exploitative contracts to rise in the voting system.) Anyway this performance features the tallest man in UK Steven Calcutt and the largest woman at the time Fran Fullenwider. This may be possibly the best ever performance of his Dancing Cane from that period. Simon still finishes his act with his Dancing Cane today. If you look carefully at the end you can just spot a red bar (low right) which apparently was a forklift used to make Simon rise in the air! Aww and we all thought it was real magic!
Magic shop at Simon Drake's House of Magic
 
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New magic shop at Simon Drake's House of Magic. Open on all our public events and at other times by appointment only.
Joe Payne '1000 Stars' with highly original, controversial ending!
 
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Joe Payne performing the song, '1000 Stars', end section only. The Enid 'Dust' tour. Directed by Simon Drake. LED screen sponsored by the Sharjah Art Foundation, tech work by Max Read
Frank Skinner 13th December 2012 at Simon Drake's House of Magic
 
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Frank Skinner comments right after the show on 13th December 2012 'The best kind of nightmare' Thank you Frank!
Simon Drake presents, 'Paper Cut'.  A gory close up magic effect
 
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Paper Cut A gory item from The House of Magic workshops which falls somewhere between a magic trick, illusion and a practical joke. A hideously nasty, deep gash in your knuckle instantly appears. This macabre miracle is made with the help of one of the finest movie prosthetic artists in the UK. It's guaranteed to freak out and shock your friends. Ideal for magicians or anyone with a wicked sense of humour!
Animated Picture at the House of Magic
 
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Animated Picture at the House of Magic of a very disturbed girl
'Pop Goes Christmas' TV Show with Simon Drake routines: Cane and Ball
 
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Simon Drake in the early 1980's performing a unique version of a pyrotechnic Dancing Cane and a floating silver ball. I guess this will stay up till Yoko has it taken down.
House of Magic on NHK TV
 
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House of Magic on NHK TV
The Lewisham Chronicles Episode One
 
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The Lewisham Chronicles are a light-hearted, tongue in cheek look at life and the absurd goings-on in a South London borough. Any association with the truth or reality in terms of a description of a person is purely accidental and obviously daft.
The Lewisham Chronicles Episode Seven
 
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The Lewisham Chronicles are a light-hearted, tongue in cheek look at life and the absurd goings-on in a South London borough. Any association with the truth or reality in terms of a description of a person, place or thing is either obviously silly and a pastiche, purely accidental and/or obviously daft.
Simon Drake's Haunted Key
 
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a short demo by Simon Drake of his version of the famous Haunted Key effect. There are 3 sizes and all are specially selected and genuine antique keys. Available from the house of magic shop page here: http://www.houseofmagic.co.uk/shop/ Once you have learned from the instructions the performer can make the effect work in a random audience member's hand! Just take a minute to look at other haunted keys on youtube or on the net and you will see this is easily the most superior version due to the authentic nature of the antique keys.
The Lewisham Chronicles Episode Two
 
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The Lewisham Chronicles are a light-hearted, tongue in cheek look at life and the absurd goings-on in a South London borough. Any association with the truth or reality in terms of a description of a person is purely accidental and obviously daft.
The Lewisham Chronicles Episode Six
 
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The Lewisham Chronicles are a light-hearted, tongue in cheek look at life and the absurd goings-on in a South London borough. Any association with the truth or reality in terms of a description of a person, place or thing is either obviously silly and a pastiche, purely accidental and/or obviously daft.
The Lewisham Chronicles Episode Four
 
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The Lewisham Chronicles Episode Four. The Lewisham Chronicles are a light-hearted, tongue in cheek look at life and the absurd goings-on in a South London borough. Any association with the truth or reality in terms of a description of a person is purely accidental and obviously daft.
Simon Drake Paranormal Lock
 
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Simon Drake's Paranormal Lock. This is a temporary posting of the old version from 1989 hurriedly uploaded due to the nice article in Bizarre Magazine, we are shooting a new version for the new Paranormal Padlock Limited Edition when the snow clears up and will post it then.
Simon Drake's version of Germain's Spirit Lock with Haunted key effect
 
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Simon Drake's version of Germain's Spirit Lock with review by highly respected editor in chief of Genii Magazine, Mr Richard Kaufman. Genii is the oldest and biggest magazine for magic and illusion on the planet. Also features the Haunted key effect. Thank you Richard!
The Lewisham Chronicles Episode Five
 
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The Lewisham Chronicles are a light-hearted, tongue in cheek look at life and the absurd goings-on in a South London borough. Any association with the truth or reality in terms of a description of a person, place or thing is either obviously silly and a pastiche, purely accidental and/or obviously daft.
X rated Adults only NSFW episode of The Lewisham Chronicles
 
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X rated NSFW Adults only episode of The Lewisham Chronicles. The Lewisham Chronicles are a light-hearted, tongue in cheek look at life and the absurd goings-on in a South London borough. Any association with the truth or reality in terms of a description of a person, place or thing is either obviously silly and a pastiche, purely accidental and/or obviously daft. This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents either are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. The events, characters, locations and firms depicted in the photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or to actual firms, is purely coincidental.
Rafe the Butler at The House of Magic
 
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Spooky goings on in The House of Magic with Rafe the Butler
Haunted House Working Model Automaton
 
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This piece is not finished yet, another few weeks to go. It will end up having about 15 movements, 8 mini cycling-spotlights and a small smoke machine, all working off one drive shaft using the traditional Automata cam & lever system (in my own mishmash way, sadly Thomas Kuntz I am not!) This is the 7th working model automata of this type have built and the first one since taking a long break due to painful RSI. I built in cyberspace (Second Life) instead for 6 years, possibly my best work was The House on Haunted Hill on Enchantment Island (if interested try copy/paste that into google images). Its just my hobby and I am by no means an expert but I love the challenge of making it all happen and ending up with a piece laced with originality, atmosphere and intrigue that I can exhibit in my London venue, The House of Magic. I will post another video when its all done. Thanks for watching. TTFN
Webbed feet, Male models, Witchcraft & super potent sex magic. LC 9
 
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Lewisham Chronicles Episode 9 featuring Webbed feet, Male models, Witchcraft & super potent sex magic as well as over friendly dogs and small mushroom clouds
Simon Drake's Padlock please see brighter version on this channel
 
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Will take this down soon. We have uploaded a brighter version on this channel. Demonstration of Simon Drake's paranormal padlock, shot at the house of magic in January 2013. NB this is really just a demo and NOT intended as a guide to presentation as each magician will have their own style and approach. Some of the very best, older versions of this effect feature the telling of a spooky story. By all means email me thru our main website or FB if you would like some notes on this. I have collected 3 routines and all are pretty good. Some have concerns that the padlock seems too big. The size was totally based on a real 18th Century padlock also the size makes it versatile for stage and close up magic, just because you may not have seen a padlock this big it doesn't mean they do not exist. The original by Karl Germaine was actually bigger. Thank you, have a good day.
20th June The Haunted Picture House
 
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Last year we put on 3 events called The Haunted Picture House at the venue with a fairly terrifying spook show blackout. It was a heap of work at a very tricky time here. We may do more in due course - not sure yet, depends on finding the right personnel and someone to do the PR. Interested in taking part? get in touch and lets raise the dead together.....
MVI 4730
 
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snake burp
The Lewisham Chronicals Episode Three
 
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The Lewisham Chronicles are a light-hearted, tongue in cheek look at life and the absurd goings-on in a South London borough. Any association with the truth or reality in terms of a description of a person, place or thing is either obviously silly and a pastiche, purely accidental and/or obviously daft.
which hand
 
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Alice doing magic with coins at 2 years old
alice
 
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Alice at 2 years old pretending to be asleep as a distraction to get out of brushing her teeth
Nina Kate as Betty the Vampire
 
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Nina Kate as Betty the Vampire in the Haunted Cellar at Simon Drake's House of Magic
ta daeeeeee
 
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Alice Drake's Dancing Cane with polished finale
The Haunted Picture House
 
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A little walk through as we prepare for guest arrival @HauntedPictureHouse 20th June 2015 www.hauntedpicturehouse.com
Is it a bird, a plane?
 
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UFO in the garden at the house of magic
chair to case
 
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please someone make me one of these!