A few years ago at a work event I was lucky enough to meet the fabulous Laura London. Laura is a fantastic sleight of hand artist who was booked by my employer to entertain the room whilst waiting for an awards ceremony to kick off. As she worked away around the tables showcasing her talents to a crowd of engineers and 3D Printing folk I was watching her every move, keen to see how she does it (having a husband as a magician makes you look at magic in a very different way I find).
I decided to have a look into Lauras background as she truly was amazing to watch.
As well as being one of the worlds most amazing sleight of hand magicians she is also a highly skilled close-up magician, a cabaret performer, a motivational speaker and an acclaimed lecturer on various aspects of the history of magic. Over the lockdown period virtual performances have come into their own as I am sure you can all relate.
Born in London here in the UK, Laura developed an interest in magic from the age of 10. Just one week after her 18th birthday, she became the youngest ever female member of The Magic Circle and is now a member of the exclusive Inner Magic Circle, a position that is reserved for the very best and achieved only by election by her peers.
Within 6 months of becoming professional, Laura landed her first TV show called Playing Tricks, a ten-part street magic series. Laura was the only female among the six featured magicians. Her other TV credits include ITV1’s ‘The Next Great Magician’, ‘Penn and Teller’s ‘Fool Us’, ‘The Magic Party’ and ‘Children In Need’.
If you have never seen Laura in action please take a watch or visit her website