In March 2020 the UK entered Lockdown and across the country performances were cancelled. As a working magician, storyteller and prop maker I had to quickly change the way I worked to ensure I could pay the bills. This article is a personal look at my time during the spring and summer of 2019, how I was forced to move activity online, change performances to become Covid secure and embrace the changes caused by the lockdown. Along side the impact and changes I had to make are personal reflections on how the magic industry responded to the situation and how it may have to change in the future.
Performance, Magic, Lockdown, Covid19
How to Cite
Cooper, A., (2021) “Never Been Busier”, Journal of Performance Magic 6(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.5920/jpm.833