Magician Jamie flatters to deceive

A YOUNG magician is busy preparing for his first solo show, inspired by illusionist Derren Brown.

Jamie Docherty, 17, will perform Deception at the Masque Theatre in Barton Seagrave on March 3.

Sixth-former Jamie, who has performed at police and RAF functions before, said: “I’ve done a few stage shows with other people or as part of another show but never on my own. I watched a friend recently and just thought, that’s what I want to do.

“I’m hoping it goes well. I have put a lot of effort into it.”

The 90-minute show, which will count towards his A-Level in performing arts, will involve audience participation, mind-reading, illusion and hypnosis.

The show starts at 7.30pm. For tickets and details visit