Jolly Roger

Dec13 coverFrom palaces to prisons and bomb shelters, for royalty and for those who have been outcast, Roger Blakiston has traveled across the world’s oceans and walked over minefields to perform his magic. His ancestors were famous explorers, pirates, and even royalty. He was born into a family of writers and travelers with a deep sense of imagination. He has walked in the steps of both great leaders and prophets, and over lands that have witnessed terrible wars.

His inexhaustible energy and individuality makes him a one-of-a-kind phenomenon. It would be laborious to try to copy his style and enthusiasm in a performance. His interest in magic started when he was nine years old, and he gave his first public performance at the age of fourteen. After leaving school, he trained for the stage at The Birmingham School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art and the Webber-Douglas Academy in London. After college, he worked for a short time as an actor in repertory theater before branching out into variety in his early twenties.

As a comedy magician, he has performed all over the world, visiting over thirty countries, entertaining in nearly all of them, including television shows in five countries, six months touring Australia, numerous trips to the Persian Gulf, and fifteen different cruise ships. He has also worked extensively as an actor, master of ceremonies, presenter, and voiceover talent for radio, television, commercials, industrials, and live performances.

Roger has been a member of The Society of American Magicians since his arrival in Arizona twenty-three years ago. He was the first lecturer for Assembly 248 in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he served as president for three years.

What follows is an interview with Roger and fellow magician James Munton. Click Here


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