Matthew Cope is a magician and magic teacher who performs under the name Matthew J Magic. Growing up in Yorkshire, Matthew started juggling at the age of 10, performing magic as a street entertainer at 14 and was playing all over the country as a magical illusion act just a year later. Now, after a stint as a school teacher and extensive travel around the world, he’s a full-time entertainer, performing his unique combination of magic and variety to audiences around the UK and beyond. In this interview, hear Matthew describe why he became fascinated with magic and variety from such a young age, why he loves travelling, and how his Grandad helped him fulfil his ambitions.
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