Simon Drake first dazzled a wide audience with his own unique style of magic and illusion in Kate Bush's award winning tour in 1980, for which he co-
In his two seasons of the highly acclaimed 'Secret Cabaret' for Channel Four, a series which he conceived and starred in, he won an international cult following as one of the most original and shocking illusionists in the world, setting a completely new style of presentation for magic internationally.
He has performed and consulted with a host of names including: Elton John, Phil Collins, Madness, David Gilmour, Madame Tussauds, Kenneth Branagh, Meatloaf, Richard Branson, Steve Miller's Abracadabra for BBC's Top of the Pops, Darryl Hall, Bill Wyman, George Harrison, Julian Lennon, Ringo Starr, Dame Edna Everage, Peter Gabriel and Princess Diana. Recent consultations have included an acclaimed production of Dr Faustus. Simon was also the brains behind making £5 million in cash vanish while it appeared to still be there for the most recent series of the BBC prime time hit, 'Hustle'. He was the magic and effects supervisor to Cameron Mackintosh for the West End production of The Witches of Eastwick. Simon was the first, and so far the only, British illusionist to go out live on coast-
In 1996 he opened his own 4000 square foot venue, 'Simon Drake's House of Magic', in a secret central London location, specialising in light-