Master Routines by Mark Leveridge
For 25 years, Mark Leveridge has been a
professional magician earning his living by performing, lecturing and
selling his exclusive creations to the magic world through his
business, Mark Leveridge Magic. Every single year during that time,
Mark has produced a range of new, original ideas and products and so
has amassed a solid body of work covering close-up, stand-up, mentalism
and even children's effects. Because Mark is a performer, his magic
usually has a commercial bias and his routines and methods are designed
to be practical and workable. The effects on these DVDs reflect Mark's
approach and attempt to provide all viewers with magic which they will
genuinely enjoy and use.
In 1984, Mark created The Master Routine Series.
This was to be a showcase for his longer routines and over the course
of the next 20 years, suitable effects were gradually added to the
Series until its completion in 2003. Now for the first time on DVD, the
complete 12 routine Series is made available and features a wide range
of effects and ideas for close-up and stand-up work. Some of Mark's
very best work is performed and explained here, including his highly
praised Ring And String Routine which was part of the act which won
Mark the IBM Close-Up Competition in the UK. 20 years is a long time to
take to create just 12 routines, but hopefully the quality of the
material will prove it was worth the wait.
1. THE COMMERCIAL SPONGE BALL ROUTINE - This
is a fast paced, surprising sequence which Mark has used for 25 years.
No reset, it builds quickly and magically to a strong finish. Great lay
2. THE FREE SELECTION COLLECTORS - Armed with
a regular deck of cards, you will learn a killer routine comprising of
several strong effects blended together into one fabulous sequence.
Looks highly skilful but is straightforward to do.
3. STAY AT HOME COINS - If you like coin box
magic, you will love this routine. Four coins vanish one at a time and
arrive back inside a brass box before then suddenly all completely
disappearing! Uses a Boston Box.
4. THE RING COMPETITION - At last, a
presentation for ring and rope which is logical and which actually gets
your audience clapping and cheering! Perfect stand up routine, Mark has
used this in his own act all over the world.
5. WILD DICE - A fabulous table top routine
which combines elements of the Cups and Balls with the Walnut Shell And
Pea Game, but which uses matchbox drawers and dice. Culminates in the
production of six extra dice with no loading or palming!
6. THE RING AND STRING ROUTINE - A true
reputation maker, this has to be one of the most natural set of moves
ever devised for making a borrowed ring penetrate on and off a shoe
lace. Mark won the British Ring IBM Close Up Competition using this
7. SPOT THE DIFFERENCE -
A terrific jumbo card stand-up routine incorporating a humorous
audience-involving presentation. A simple gimmick enables you to handle
the cards very convincingly. Another item taken from Mark’s own
8. THE SECURITY PEN - Table
hopping routine using a purse and three coins. The spectators are
stunned as you apparently make the coins penetrate onto the inside of
the pen in the cleanest possible manner! No reset, this is part of
Mark’s commercial close-up repertoire.
9. THE BORROWED RING ON PENCIL -
The Mark Leveridge take on the classic ring on wand. This uses three
devilishly clever moves to create the strongest illusion that the
spectator’s ring is penetrating onto the pencil center. No gimmicks or
duplicate rings required.
10. THE EMPEROR'S COINS - An
off-beat presentation makes this Boston Box routine stand out as
invisible coins become visible right before the spectator’s eyes, but
apparently without the performer even noticing. Something a bit
11. A BIC TOO FAR - A parlour
routine in which miniature Bic lighters of different colors keep
appearing and disappearing, a matchbox magically arrives, and the whole
bewildering sequence ends on a surprise.
12. SLO MO - A very strong
table hopping coin routine in which you perform minor miracles using
three coins even though you are deliberately performing every action in
slow motion. No reset, this is a stunner for lay people.Running Time Approximately 56min
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 13 January, 2006.