WHAT I CALL MAGIC
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