Jay has had over 100 articles and features published in magazines and newspapers.
Jay is available to write speeches, gags or plays/shows. To discuss your vision please email here.
Writing plays a huge part in Jay’s creative output. To date, he has written, edited and self-published two books (below: now out-of-print), written articles on magic and the allied arts, short-stories in the horror genre (a love of Jay’s) and is currently working on his first novels; a series of childrens’ magical fantasy stories, the first due to be published 2018. His work has been featured in MagicSeen, MagiGram, Club71, Abracadabra, Trixigram and Alakazam magazines. Jay has written gags for leading greetings card companies and comedy calendars. Jay has also written radio advertisements for commercial FM and AM stations. He continues to enjoy over ten years of regular features in MagicSeen, Europe’s biggest selling magical trade journal, being their longest running independent contributor.
As a performer, Jay has written many shows, including his one-man show Magick & Mayhem, touring family show Make It Magic, and Dr. Do & Dr. Little’s Magical Spooktacular which was the first magic show ever at London’s prestigious 02.
Radio Magic. This two-volume set was written, collated and edited by Jay. Featuring transcripts of interviews from his Radio Magic show (live from London, weekly 2005-6) with the world’s leading magicians. Over 1000 copies were printed and is now out-of-print. Magic Magazine called the books ‘the first of their kind in magic’ and has been rated 5 Stars.
MagicSeen Magazine. Jay’s cover star interviews have been published many times in MagicSeen, along with his various articles; ‘The Think Tank’ – a comical take on life as a working professional magician and his ‘Magic Moments’ series, looking at global altruistic magicians and magic projects. Jay has also had his projects featured; Radio Magic, Marvin’s Magic School and Magic Moments, his charitable fund-raising initiative.
The Secret Agent. Over a 3 year period, Jay wrote a series of articles published for the magic community offering advice on how to approach an agent, preparing for showcases, marketing and promoting yourself within the entertainment agency. The series received global praise, which ultimately led to him being offered his own Secret Agent segment on Mystery School, a live internet TV show from Las Vegas hosted by the world’s most prestigious magicians. The name ‘The Secret Agent’ was coined as Jay had been an agent for around ten years working with the UK’s leading event producers and entertainment agents, whilst being a successful performer.
Dr. Do & Dr. Little Live at The 02 Arena was written and directed by Jay. It was the first magic show to happen at the prestigious 02. Part pantomime, full of magic and songs devised for the show, Dr. Do & Dr. Little was an interactive family fun show. The show also featured a collection of real live animals including a tarantula, barn owl, snake and ferret! And a rather famous prop from the Phantom of the Opera on loan from the West-End!
Make It Magic. Jay wrote this original pantomime in conjunction with Anne George. The show featured a unique ‘Make It Magic’ pop-out and keep magic set, which the children got to create during the show as the story unfolded on stage. This unique gift meant the magic continued long after the curtain had come down. The show toured across UK holiday parks and featured original magic, song and dance.
Ghost Torre. Written, produced and presented by Jay (and a medium who’s name is protected for legal reasons) this entertaining and informative tour took place over a 6 week period in the historical Torre Abbey in Devon, reputedly one of the UK’s most haunted buildings. Using cleverly disguised magic effects, combined with a chilling story based on true characters and tales from the Abbey this tour climaxed with a recreated seance. Definitely not for those that are afraid of the dark!
Abracadabra. The world’s only weekly magic magazine, spanned 63 years of publication. Jay not only illustrated editions, but wrote many pieces and articles. Jay received an editorial ‘thank you’ in the final issue.
MagiGram Magazine & Supreme Magic. At only 15 years young, Jay was the in-house illustrator for what was then the world’s largest magic supplier. He illustrated their advertising literature, catalogues, books and the monthly magazine sent to subscribers globally. Jay also devised, wrote and published many of his own magic creations for MagiGram.