Auckland Lecture Only
Sponsored by: IBM Ring 160
& Magic New Zealand
Date: Wednesday 25 May
Time: 7.30pm sharp
Venue: Raye Freedman Hall
- 786 Remuera Road Remuera. The hall is located on the corner
of St. Johns and Meadowbank Roads, Remuera. Next to the
BP petrol station.
Adult Lecture fee: $25
Juniors (School age) and financial IBM 160 members: $10
Wives or Partners: $5
Email: Roderick Mulgan - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (09) 372 8332
Martin Lewis, an engaging Englishman with long tapered fingers
ideal for the performance
of his art, has spent his entire life involved with prestidigitation.
Martin has performed his feats of illusion and magic throughout
the world with a track record of successful performances.
For the past twenty-five years Martin has continued to maintain
a quality of excellence, which has enabled him to establish
an impressive list of accomplishments as a magician, variety
entertainer and lecturer.
Arriving in the United States 1968, Martin took up residence
in the San Francisco
Bay Area quickly establishing himself as resident magician
at Earthquake Mgoons.
Television work and world travel soon followed culminating
in his being awarded
Visiting Magician of the year and recently
Parlor Magician of the year by the
Academy of Magical Arts for his performances at the
prestigious Magic Castle in
In addition to his heavy performance schedule, Martin is
constantly developing and
marketing new magical tricks and lecturing worldwide. David
Copperfield, in his
1991 and 1994 Television specials, featured effects from
Martins book Martins
Martin Lewis is an extremely gifted
and talented magician, comedian and lecturer who will continue
to entertain audiences throughout the world for a long time
Kandel, IBM 22
The inimatable Martin Lewis was one heckova lecture. Martin
served up great magic, huge laughs and wonderful insights.
Martin's miniature card rise garnered a spontaneous "Oh,
my God!" gasp from one of the guys - yes, it was that
good, we had a ball!
Dudgeon, IBM 122
And there was the pleasure of seeing a skilled performer
use his subtle wit and years of experience to entertain
and instruct us all. Martin Lewis considerable reputation
preceded him and he delivered big time.
Reum, SAM 37
The man is stupendous! We laughed and enjoyed and learned
and added to our own personal philosophies of magic. Martin's
explanations are clear, simple and knowledgeable. The Society
of American Magicians, Assembly 37, had the time of our
Rich Bloch (Collectors Workshop "World Magic Summit")
"I can't tell you how pleased I was, both as an organizer
and as an audience member, with your extraordinary efforts.
The stage show set precisely the right tone and your lectures
and close up presentations were superb.
"David Sandy (WORKSHOP '97 + '99 convention)
Now that I've had a little time to absorb the feedback
from the surveys, I am impressed with what I see. WORKSHOP
participants indicated that your material was not only very
educational, but also much needed. You did a fabulous job
as emcee of Saturday evenings stage show... you are certainly
one of the best!"
Bevan (in Oct.'98 Abracadabra-Magazine)
you get a chance, see the lecture. Martin is instructive
and entertaining with a friendly personality. You'll enjoy
him, I'm sure. I certainly did."
Sibley MAGIC CIRCULAR (London Magic Circle, November 2nd
In Martin's effortless style he offered us deft demonstrations
(followed by explanations that were easy on the brain) and
an engaging sense of humor that ranged from smart witticisms
to outrageous puns...
...Speaking of one of his tricks which has been much marketed
by others Martin observed that if imitation was indeed the
sincerest form of flattery then he had been greatly flattered!
After witnessing an evening of Martin Lewis' magic, it is
not difficult to see why anyone would want to imitate him.
And that's not idle flattery!"
Wieland, president MZvD, OZ München (spring '99)
would like to send you a big thank you for the very good
and informative seminar you held at the magic circle in
Munich, Germany. Your lecture was highly appreciated by
all of our circle members. Your material was well presented
and explained. In my opinion, your magic is clear, entertaining
and not overhandled. Overall, a highly recommended lecture!"
Mancini, IBM Ring No 223, Milano, Italy (spring '99)
had the honor to assist in the lecture of Martin Lewis,
one of the great magical inventors. We spent two unforgettable
hours with many visual and amazing card effects.
Prouty, TAOM Texas
Lewis blew everyone away with his ingenious creativity and
Christian, Washington, DC
his schedule brings him anywhere near you, his lecture is
not to be missed. All good highly workable material, thoroughly
explained. One of the few I've attended that was well worth
making myself unavailable to a paid engagement to attend."
Fields, Secretary SAM 194
Lewis is the ultimate professional and he has the credentials
to back it up."
Ferguson, IBM 250
effect provided absolutely stunning magic and entertainment!"
Barnett, SAM 24, Albany NY
Monday Martin Lewis lectured to our assembly. We had a choice
of his old (2000) or new (2001) lecture. We choose the earlier
lecture. It's not often that you have a lecture that featured
three effects featured on prime time TV by the most famous
magicians in the world. I think that qualifies for the understatement
of the year. If you prefer, I can drop an anvil on your
each piece, Martin would add some extra tips, and I had
to write fast to make sure I captured all of his thoughts.
It was a long evening, but time passed too quickly. The
effects were all strong and practical. Nothing involved
difficult sleights. Several of the items were easily worth
the price of the lecture notes. In fact, most could be sold
separately, yet Martin explained everything in the very
reasonably priced notes.
really was a 'something for everyone' lecture. My only complaint
was that it was too short. I hear his 2001 lecture is equally
Patterson, IBM 308 Searcy, AR
"Martin Lewis did another fantastic job. We had our
largest crowd ever due to his reputation and Martin did
not disappoint them. Martins graceful, beautiful and professional
presentations are what we should all strive to achieve.
His ability to teach effects and theory at the same time
while continually entertaining everyone are what makes him
one of the top magicians today. Beginners as well as advanced
magicians learned some great lessons last night. You must
see his latest lecture when it comes to your area!"
Orlando, IBM 55, Phoenix, AZ
brief, Martin is the consummate gentleman. Lecturing to
a full room, he managed to delight and entertain magicians
(and YOU know how hard THAT can be) for almost two full
hours. In all seriousness, it is easy to write a good review
for this lecture."
Whitson, SAM 78, Las Vegas, NV
Lewis proceeded to show us why he is one of the most respected
innovators in all of magic. The opening effect prismatic
pencil is one that I will definitely use to add a few $$$
to my corporate work. It makes a great hand out! His chop
cup routine using a can of peas is the most entertaining
chop cup routine I have ever witnessed. At the conclusion
of the first half I walked away with 2 items I will outright
steal and 3 more items of research. Also in the second half
Martin kept our group of over 45 members and guests entertained
and educated. "