Rua on RTE’s ‘Today’.

Last week I had the absolute pleasure of heading to the RTE Studios in Cork to do my 10th TV appearance – this time, for Ireland’s biggest day-time TV show, ‘Today, presented by the dynamic duo Daith O’Sé and Maura Derrane. ‘Today’ is all filmed Live, which can sometimes be a little bit tricky (pardon the pun) for deception artists such as myself! However, I was thrilled with the end result! I was featured on a whopping 3 segments across the entire show – something a lot of performers could only dream of on a massive platform like our national broadcaster, RTE. So I was delighted to be given such a great opportunity. I hope you enjoy what I did! Quick disclaimer – I had absolutely nothing to do with the billing of ‘Ireland’s hottest magician’!


Firstly, I was asked to do a quick piece of Mind Reading with novelist / columnist Amanda Brunker, and Radio Broadcaster Neil Prendeville, which involved them thinking of their favorite movie poster, and talking about who’d they’d like to bring on a date! It was great fun, and I’m glad I could get inside of their heads so easily!

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Now, I’ll mind-read and pickpocket with the best of them, and escape from just about anything, but I couldn’t resist doing something with my true passion – playing cards! So, I created a piece with a difference to perform for Daithí – involving cards, coins and a little bit of fire!


After that I was asked to perform some quick routines one-on-one with Maura, which saw me change lottery tickets into €20 notes, make ink move from my hand onto hers, and make her wedding ring disappear!



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