Never Been Busier

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Performance, Magic, Lockdown, Covid19

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Cooper, A., (2021) “Never Been Busier”, Journal of Performance Magic 6(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.5920/jpm.833

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Andy Cooper (Performer and Independent Scholar)

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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0

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