Friday, July 18, 2008 at 10:15AM
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British magic legend Paul Daniels is still working his magic as he hits the road as one of the six headlining acts in the Best of British Variety Tour that begins in August. In a profile of the conjuror from the Evening Star, Paul expresses his yearning for a revival of live theater. “You need to have a town trained by the theatre manager to think of the theatre as part of their entertainment. Theatre entertainment is far superior to television - always was - and yet people are unaware of it. I would like people to start thinking what's on the telly; what's on the theatre; what's on the club all in one breath. And theatre; people say 'Oh, I don't know, it's ruddy expensive' but it's far cheaper than going to a football match, it really is. And a football match is the same plot every week isn't it (he describes a few on field manoeuvres)… excuse me while I go to sleep. With theatre, you never know what you're going to get.”
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