Ray Sparks

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex
About The Speaker...

Ray has performed Punch and Judy on Eastbourne seafront for the past 26 years and is know as “Eastbourne’s” Punch and Judy man.

Ray is a member of British actors equity and is fully PL insured for your peace of mind.

About his talk...

The talk lasts between 45-60 minutes but can be broken up into two parts if required talk followed by questions.

Ray comes fully self-contained with his own PA system and equipment his only requirement is a table to place his display onto and an adjacent parking space where available.


Fee is dependant upon the talk and is between £65 and £75.00  within 25 miles of Eastbourne – thereafter travelling at cost.

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My Journey with Punch and Judy

Rays lecture will cover some of the history and origins of the Punch and Judy show from Italy with the Comedia Del Arte up to the modern day shows.  Included in the talk is a display of his puppets booth and memorabilia interspersed with amusing anecdotes of performances past and present.

A History of Magic

Ray has been a professional entertainer for over 30 years, this lecture takes you through a brief history of the magical art from Nero’s time to Reginald Scott and into its heyday in Victorian times and on to todays performers. His lecture will cover some of the history and lives of such performers as Robert Houdin, Houdini, Robert Harbin, Carlton, Chun Lin Soo plus many others. Ray will intersperse with magic tricks and effects throughout the lecture demonstrating classic effects such as Cups and Balls and Find the Lady to name but a few.

Ray entertains Princess Diana

Ray entertains Terry Pratchett

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