The Show

Do you believe in magic? Bev does. 

Join her in this beautiful, poignant one-woman show as she explores her progression through grief and healing after the loss of her son Jess and seeks to find her magic again.

Beverley uses storytelling, comedy, clowning and film to introduce the audience to her new reality of unpredictable triggers, clichés and flashbacks, and invites them to share in the new-found surreal humour she deploys to find peace after bereavement. Equal parts moving and magical, Finding Magic is a story of loss, longing, love and laughter. 

Finding Magic – official trailer

Film is currently showing as part of C ARTS at the Edinburgh Fringe this year – available on demand from 6 – 30 August. Tickets are available from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

4 Zoom workshops are also available as part of the Fringe and can be booked via C Arts.

This show is available to book as a live in-person performance or as a Zoom performance for Spring 2022 tour dates. Please email to register your interest.

Follow the Magic:

Twitter: @Finding_Magic_

Facebook: Finding Magic Show

YouTube: Beverley Bishop – YouTube

The Workshop

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’. 

Zoom workshops are available as part of the Fringe programme on 10th / 14th / 21st and 25th August and can be booked booked via C Arts.

A full programme of ‘Finding Magic’ workshops are currently in development, to keep up to date, please sign up to the newsletter.

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.

On The Road to Finding Magic

Bev is keen to spread the magic as far as possible, so is taking a series of interactive workshops cross-country on her journey up to the fringe this year.

Beverley Bishop – On the Road to Finding Magic

Tuesday 17th August 7.30pm Newton Village Hall, Silver Street, Newton CV23 ODU

(Screening of show plus in person intro and  Q&A)

Bookings: Contact Gwen Hotten 01788 869041

Wednesday 18th August, 11am-1pm: Market Deeping Library, Market Deeping

Bookings: deepingscommunitylibrary@gmail.com or tel 01778 346528

Thursday 19
th August, 5.30-7.30pm: Star Bereavement, Wakefield

Bookings: info@starwakefield.org.uk

Friday 20th August, 2-4pm: The Big Fandango Community Arts Centre, Bury

Bookings: info@thebigfandango.com

Sunday 22nd August, 12-3.30pm: North Lakes Hotel, Penrith

Bookings: John on hello@sbs.org.uk or call 07961968993

Sunday 22nd August, 6-8pm: Gleaston Village Hall, Ulverston

Bookings: Barbara.birch@hotmail.co.uk

Monday 23rd August, 6-8pm: Whitehaven Rugby Union Football Club, Whitehaven

Bookings: Ashley on timetoshareberservice@gmail.com

Tuesday 24th August, 7.30- 9.30pm, East Kilbride Universal Connections, East Kilbride, G74 4HT (Private booking)

Spaces are limited, so if you’re based in these areas and want to come along, please book soon! Tickets can be booked through each venue individually

Awards and Nominations

Finding Magic has been nominated for a Norfolk Arts Award! It’s such an honour to be nominated alongside so many other fantastic other nominees showcasing the very best of creative talent in Norfolk. The awards take place on 23rd October 2021 – watch this space!

Speaking

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.