Lewin - Auckland lecture
Sponsored by IBM Ring 160 & Magic New Zealand
Friday 24th February 2006
Venue: Ferndale House, 830 New North Rd, Mt Albert,
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Lecture fee: $25.00
$5.00 discount for financial IBM 160 members
Nick's Performance Resume
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I was eleven, like most kids I read a book on Houdini and
dreamed of becoming a magician". Unlike most
kids, though, Nick's fascination with magic never wavered,
but instead it grew and grew. "At sixteen, my career
as a professional magician began on a Greek cruise ship.
"While I lived in England I performed at charity events
for royalty including Princess Alice, Lady Churchill and Princess
Margaret, and the nearly royal like J. Paul Getty."
Eventually the time came for Nick to leave England ("I
left when I realized that I was never going to become King"
he quips) and head to California, USA.
"I emigrated in 1974, and became a member of the prestigious
Magic Castle, performing every type of magic from close up
to illusion. The Castle in the mid seventies was a Mecca of
magic, and I performed card tricks for Ingrid Bergman, Goldie
Hawn, Tony Curtis and many others."
Nick Lewin's big break came in 1979. "I appeared on
the Merv Griffin Show, live from Las Vegas, performing the
linking finger rings. I shared a dressing room with Garry
Shandling! Next I appeared on Merv's show in Hollywood, then
the John Davidson Show, and soon after I got a contract at
the Los Angeles Playboy Club for a year.
Nick Lewin's act has taken him around the world at least five
times while working for the major cruise lines. "One
of my most memorable experiences was in Bermuda when I performed
for a Saudi Arabian prince on his private yacht. There were
only 35 guests."
Nick Lewin came to Las Vegas when given an opportunity to
create a brand new type of show: a one man daytime comedy
magic club. It's proved a smash hit, packing the showroom
twice a day, six days a week, and now entering its third year.
Nick Lewin is a well respected lecturer,
comedy magician and a corporate motivational speaker.
to be missed. One opportunity only.
A night of fun and education from
a busy working professional who has much to teach and share.