Theatre & Tours:
Kate Bush ‘Tour of Life’ (UK, Europe), Shuji Terayama’s Tenjo Sajiki (Japan), The Royal Shakespeare Company,The Royal Variety Show, Elton John, Phil Collins, Madness, Julian Lennon (USA), George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Carl Davis, Barry Humphries, Arthur Brown, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, Peter Gabriel, The Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House and the London Coliseum. Festivals and tours in the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Europe and Middle East and residencies at many prestigious cabaret venues including the exclusive Casino, Monte Carlo.
Film, TV & Consulting:
The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus, Castaway, Scandalous, Fairy Tale, Arena BBC, Hustle BBC, Madame Tussauds (USA), The Witches of Eastwick (West End), Kenneth Branagh (West End), Faust (SLT) Richard Branson, Darryl Hall, Bill Wyman, ‘Raising Hell’ with Iron Maiden(USA), The Gadget Show , Steve Miller’s Abracadabra.
About the House of Magic
The House of Magic, set in an unsuspecting residential street is totally anonymous from the outside. Once past the gates you find yourself immersed in one of the most outlandish, extraordinary and enchanting venues in London. Built by prominent magician Simon Drake as his residence nearly 20 years ago, he set about turning it into a self-contained island of entertainment. Guests can enjoy high quality cuisine and drinks at uniquely low prices, before being startled and amazed to varying degrees throughout the night. Although it’s often booked out exclusively for corporate events and private parties the house also has a number of public nights throughout the year.
As you walk nervously through the gates into the garden your ears register the sound of creaking doors, distant thunder and howling wolves. As your eyes adjust to the eerie lighting and permanent mist, the path leads you through an enchanted garden to glowing fishponds and mechanical critters that rustle about in the undergrowth. Once inside guests are free to explore the 4000 sq feet of unique opulence. This is most definitely not like a night out at your local. The mansion is crammed with haunted portraits, fascinating curios, dozens of chandeliers, a collection of spooky automata handmade by Drake himself. Touring the house eventually brings you to the drawing room, a living homage to the owners’ 30 year career in the magic, film and TV business. It’s like your favorite bar crossed with a museum of curiosities, with everything from vintage posters to toys, clockwork models and bookshelves stuffed with interesting tomes on the dark arts.