Do you believe in magic?
Bev does, but after the death of her son Jess she thought she’d never find her magic again. This remarkably uplifting true story of personal survival and triumph shows how she survived her grief and found new hope.
Beverley uses storytelling, film, clowning and magic to introduce and demonstrate her new reality of unpredictable triggers, clichés and flashbacks. The audience are invited to share the new-found surreal humour she deploys to find peace after bereavement.
Equal parts moving and magical, Finding Magic is a captivating story of loss, longing, love, laughter and solace.
Finding Magic Goes to Edinburgh
Bev will be performing her show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from 10th – 13th August at C Venues! Click below for more details:
Last summer, she had hoped to take the show to the festival but due to covid restrictions, it was not possible. However, this year, her hope has become a reality! She is so excited, she keeps pinching herself!
If you would like to see the show from the comfort of your own home, the show is also available to watch digitally on demand throughout the festival. Click below for more details:
Finding Magic Goes to Edinburgh Fundraiser
Taking a show to the Edinburgh Fringe can be quite costly and she needs to raise over £2000 in order to cover costs.
Yes, that’s right! She is going to dance for 8 hours in order to raise the money needed.
She is getting into training by dancing for an hour every day, going to the gym and walking. She needs to be fighting fit!
Any donation that you are able to offer would be much appreciated. Every penny counts and she very much values your support. If you would like to donate, you can do so by clicking this link:
If you would like to join her for a boogie on the 16th, you would be most welcome 😉
There’s lots of planning to be done between now and August and she will keep you informed with progress via her Youtube Channel.
Follow the Magic:
YouTube: Beverley Bishop – YouTube
Based on the theatre show ‘Finding Magic’, join actor and therapist Beverley Bishop in these positive, interactive and life-affirming sessions that explore the magic of creativity.
Bev will share some of the tools that have helped her find magic again after losing her son to suicide, and employ her trademark warmth, charm and humour to help you harness your own magic. Expect creative activities, opportunities to share stories, and even the chance to enjoy a trick or two!
Can be enjoyed either before or after watching the show ‘Finding Magic’.
A full programme of ‘Finding Magic’ workshops are currently in development, to keep up to date, please sign up to the newsletter.
Previous Workshops attendees:
Market Deeping Library
Star Bereavement, Wakefield,
The Big Fandango Arts Centre, Bury
Time To Share Bereavement, Whitehaven
Suicide Bereavement Support, Penrith
Vertigo Youth Theatre, East Kilbride
Bev also runs a whole range of other workshops.
Go Fund Me
Many of you have already donated to my Go Fund Me for this project – once again huge thank you! If you would like to support Finding Magic‘s tour and On The Road workshops, any support you can offer would be hugely appreciated.
Awards and Nominations
Finding Magic was runner up for a Norfolk Arts Award 2021! It was such an honour to have been nominated alongside so many other fantastic nominees, it would have been wonderful to win, but we are so proud to be placed second considering we started life from a front room in Cromer and have gone on to perform across the UK and to be invited to then run workshops for some amazing charities.
If you are interested in what I do and my approach to grief, I am happy to offer presentations and interviews around the themes of this show and other themes too.
This project has been Lottery Funded with thanks to Arts Council England.
With thanks to: Director – Peter Beck, Technical Managers – Mark Benfield, Mark Hannant, Film maker – David Guttridge, Composer – Robin Forrest, Illustrations – Cora Mullenger, Magic Consultant – David Fung, Poems – Simon Fairweather, Set Design and Construction – Peter Beck, Marketing and Publicity – Rebecca Claxton, Fiona Muller, Viability study – Creative Arts East.