Last weekend, my lovely wife surprised me with a birthday trip to Simon Drake's House of Magic
in south London -- a fantastic night out of magic cabaret in a house chock full of funny, spooky tchotchkes and whatnot. There's slightly rude haunted cellar tours with a vampy vampiress, cold readings, magic pinball, truly outstanding close-up card/coin magic during dinner, and a fantastic stage magic show (I got to be the audience volunteer and got my hand sawed off). Between the pre-show warmups, the opening act (a surprise performance by the screamingly funny Dr Adam "London Underground" Kay
) and the main event, we didn't get out until 1230 in the morning, and were delighted by the entire evening.
Simon Drake's House of Magic
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