The most iconic animals in magic and circus
On Talking Tricks, we assemble a crack team of magic experts to discuss the most iconic and notorious animals in magic history.
Learn about the most famous animals in magic and variety including tigers, ducks, chickens, goldfish, otters, snacks, doves, horses and octopus. Also hear the stories from the biggest names in magic and variety such as Siegfried and Roy, David Copperfield, David Blaine, Mac King and Norman Barrett MBE.
We also talk about the origin of the rabbit from the hat trick and the death of The Great Lafayette, plus Ed Kane tells us how to kill and cook your own food.
We also debate the ethics of using animals in a variety act and whether wooden or puppet animals are better than the real thing in theatre.