Barry and Stuart are two magicians. They regularly perform wonder-invoking, laughter-inducing, awe-inspiring magic. Stylistically dark and sometimes weird they are creepy cool, funny and magical, what more could you want in the name of entertainment? A monkey riding a little bicycle maybe, but they are a good start.
After winning national ?Young Magician of the Year? competitions the duo wrote and starred in their own television series, the Golden Rose award nominated “Magick.” Then in 2005 they hosted Friday night comedy series, ?Dirty Tricks,? a live studio magic show which is currently nominated for a Golden Rose at Montreux.
Barry and Stuart?s magic is of the sort that really affects people. In their 2005 Christmas special, ?The Magic of Jesus,? the pair raised the dead, walked on water and even made a real honest-to-goodness virgin pregnant? all achieved by demonic forces of course.
Their weird illusions have earned them places in “The Twenty Sickest Tricks of All Time,” (Sky One) ?The Top Fifty TV Moments,? (five) and even a shameful place in the Off Com twenty most complained about programmes on television.
Barry and Stuart perform classical 19th century sleight of hand conjuring with an edge so sharp it could cut the sky. Ranging anything from 10 minutes to longer sets Barry and Stuart present a mixture of magic, strange feats and comedy sketches involving members of the audience. The specific content of each performance is usually tailored to fit that specific event.
More magical than Merlin himself, more laughter-inducing than a bed full of extremely tickly feathers and more twisted that your DNA, Barry and Stuart are dark, often bloody but above all very, very funny.