WHAT I CALL MAGIC

Rutherglen Reformer - - Health Matters -

Ryan bal­ances tak­ing the lead him­self and get­ting the au­di­ence in­volved. The for­mer St Mar­garet Mary’s pupil takes the au­di­ence through a short history of how he be­came in­ter­ested in magic and mys­ter­ies and also the im­por­tance of keep­ing se­crets and won­der in our lives. With­out giv­ing any­thing away, he weaves it seam­lessly in to the show from the start till its con­clu­sion.

It’s also worth not­ing that the fur­thest away any­one is sit­ting from Ryan is about six feet, see­ing his tricks close up is also some­thing that makes this show stand out and it’s some­thing that will stay with you for a long time.

Ryan is ever the per­fec­tion­ist, and since the show started in Fe­bru­ary he has put touches on it, hon­ing it so the au­di­ence get the most out of it.

He added: “The show you’ve seen this evening is very dif­fer­ent to the first show we put on. It has evolved in to the show it is now.

“We eval­u­ate ev­ery­thing we do and are very crit­i­cal. We try and take out the bad points and ad­just things. It’s al­ways a work in progress.”

Fol­low­ing suc­cess from his pre­vi­ous shows, Past Times Of The Strange and An Hon­est De­cep­tion, Ryan brought the idea to ho­tel man­age­ment, who were more than keen: “I pitched it to the ho­tel in Oc­to­ber last year. We set up a meet­ing and they were very keen. There’s noth­ing else like it in the UK the as­pect of it be­ing unique for them was a big draw. It’s a busy ho­tel.

“They don’t need to make any money from me, it was more the con­cept and what it was that at­tracted them.”

It’s cer­tainly not some­thing the ho­tel are go­ing to re­gret any time soon. The show started in Fe­bru­ary and has been a smash hit, selling out well un­til Oc­to­ber. In fact, cur­rently there are only 45 tick­ets left for the whole year.

And Ryan is clear on how he wants to de­velop his ca­reer as a ma­gi­cian.

“The live per­for­mance as­pect has al­ways been the pri­or­ity. If I can con­tinue to write, de­velop and per­form live shows that would be the goal.

“It’s great hav­ing my own reg­u­lar show in Glas­gow, it’s some­thing I al­ways wanted to do. To have peo­ple ac­tu­ally pay money to come and see you is a great feel­ing. ”

Lit­tle Mys­ter­ies comes to the Grand Cen­tral Ho­tel ev­ery Satur­day at 7pm.

For more in­for­ma­tion or tick­ets visit http:// lit­tle­mys­ter­iesshow.com/

A kind of magic Ryan’s show keeps the au­di­ence cap­ti­vated

Lo­cal lad Ryan lives in Castlemilk

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