Jul 22 2016

Oldest Magician in the World is 97 and he’s bringing his act to Newcastle!

‘The Oldest Working Magician in the World Set to Perform at The World’s Oldest Working Victorian Theatre On Friday 2nd September at Newcastle’s Tyne Theatre!”

His Mother starred alongside Charlie Chaplin in the Great British Music halls. His Showbusiness family owned a Theatrical Boarding House in the 1920’s and he was brought up there. He’s a Legend in the Magic World and was once known to be ‘The Best Pickpocket Act in the World’. He’s Performed Worldwide in the Golden Days of Variety & had numerous TV appearances – His name is Mr. Mark Raffles 


Cross pictured with Mark Raffles at the Blackpool Winter Gardens,
Photo Credit: CHRIS CROSS

Artistic Director of the Show, Chris Cross, writes:

”It’s an absolute honour to have Mark on the bill, he truly is a gentleman and still very good at what he does!

Alongside Mark, there’s 14 more Variety Acts on the bill, I’ve got a troupe of acrobats, a guy who climbs inside a giant balloon and does his act in there, cann-cann dancers, showgirls, big illusions and magic, a girl performing aerial circus from the ceiling and all sorts of wonderful performers! I will be performing my trademark upside-down straitjacket escape as well as various other Magical stunts! This is my biggest show to date in the North East. I’ve waited 27 years for this one!

Only problem is, there’s over 1 Million people in the North-East of England and we only have 1,100 seats available!”

Billed as ”The Greatest Show on the Tyne”. It certainly look like it will be ”up there” and be a Brilliant night out for all ages to enjoy. A real throwback to the eccentricities of the old-fashioned music hall, it’s priced affordably to all at just £12 per ticket.

You’ll be taken on a Non-stop Entertainment Ride as Chris Cross the Magician is the Host of the Show with the Most! Cross has hand-picked 15 World-Class Acts from near and far to get-together in our Region for One Night Only!


Alfie Joey: BBC Radio Newcastle’s Presenter and Comedy Impressions from BGT’s Mimic Men!

ACROPOLIS Acrobats: Multi-Award Winning troupe of World Class Acrobats. Winners of TV’s  ”Let’s Get Gold”

Pete Peverley: The Finest Bobby Thompson Tribute Act in the whole of the Geordie Land!

Nat Lunatrick: A Master Hat Manipulator, Juggler & Creator of Fun!

The Cathouse Belles: Glittery Lips, Feathers & Big Headresses from these Cann-Cann Kicking Las Vegas Showgirls!

Chris Beattie: Star of the Geordie Feature Film PURELY BELTER, Chris is now a Top Singer on the Circuit!

Bruce Airhead: A Very Unique Comedy Act – Star of Glastonbury’s Cabaret Tent & As Seen on CBBC’s The SLAMMER!

Bobby Pattinson: Geordie Comedian, Founder of ”Talk of the Tyne” & All-round Local Legend!

Sue Sweeney: BBC Radio Newcastle Presenter and The Comedic Female Voice of Durham!

Diamond & Jade Illusionists: One of the Biggest & Best Illusion Acts in the UK Performing some BIG Tricks!

Geoff Mull: Carving a Canny Career in the North-East at the moment with his Vocals & Guitar. As seen on X-Factor.

Warren Speed: An Alternative Comedy Boylesque Tribute to The Late & Great Charlie Chaplin

Rosy Bloomers: The Circus Starlet will Astound as she dangles from the Ceiling Performing her Act!

Mark Raffles: The Oldest Working Magician in the World at 97 years young. This Man is a Living LEGEND!!!

ALL HOSTED BY Chris Cross the Geordie Magician & Escapologist

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