Do you believe in magic?
What happens when you lose your magic?
Bev’s son Jess was the razzle dazzle in her life. When he died, so did the magic.
Bev is a captivating storyteller who embodies a lovable clown and together they weave the tale of Bev’s journey through her grief with its new landscape of unpredictable triggers, clichés and flashbacks. The story unfolds using humour, sorrow and the enchantment of magic tricks, taking us to another reality where solace and love prevail over sadness and regret and Bev ultimately discovers the possibility of the return of magic to her days ahead.
In equal parts moving and magical, Finding Magic is a remarkable story of loss, longing, love, laughter and solace.
‘This is a show that has and eats the cake, getting the most out of both live and recorded performance… quietly inspirational.’British Theatre Guide
‘Absolutely wonderful: Funny and moving in equal measure. Of course, the real magic here is Beverley Bishop. Her performance is compelling.’The Write Angle
Follow the Magic:
YouTube: Beverley Bishop – YouTube
Join actor and writer Beverley Bishop in these positive, interactive and life-affirming workshops.
Based on the theatre show Finding Magic, Beverley, who is inspirational, warm, charming and humorous, points the way back to the path of magic by sharing some of the tools that have helped put the sparkle back into her life after the death of her son Jess. Workshops include creative activities, the opportunity to share your own stories and perhaps even a sprinkling of magic!
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.
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.