Our President, Richard Cadell, is a professional magician and entertainer best known for being the presenter of The Sooty Show on stage and television since 1999.
Richard’s magical career started at the age of 15 when he won The Magic Circle’s Young Magician of the Year competition. He immediately turned professional and soon established himself as one of the country’s leading illusionists with his signature vanishing motorcycle. He worked many summer seasons and prestigious pantomimes across the UK and Europe.
These days Sooty is his full-time occupation, writing and Producing the television, stage shows and overseeing the entire merchandise operation.
Richard remains a keen illusionist and recently closed the gala show at the Blackpool Magic Convention with unique and original effects including the much talked about water tank penetration.
He is the current recipient of the David Berglas Award He is also the Honorary Life Vice President of the Northern Magic Circle and a member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star.
In his spare time Richard indulges in his life long passion of amusement parks and funfairs and travels his Scrambler Twist ride and Ghost Train with the famous Carters Steam Fair.
Richard regards the British Ring and I.B.M. as the friendliest of all magical societies and would like to personally guarantee new members a very warm welcome!