The Martin Daniels Comedy Show

On the 29th September 1792 the THEATRE ROYAL DUMFRIES opened its doors for the first time. Now over 200 years later on the same date COMEDIAN & MAGICAN MARTIN DANIELS brings his show to the theatre for one night only, what a magical way to celebrate the anniversary of this historical and fabulous venue.

Martin is a spectacular stage and screen performer, captivating audiences with his uproarious sense of humour, charming personality and consummate magical skill.

The son of legendary TV magician Paul Daniels, Martin had ambitions to become a performer from a young age. At the age of 17, he took the plunge on a career in show business, making his debut in a summer season in Newquay. He didn’t have to wait long to be thrust into the limelight as Game for a Laugh, one of Britain’s biggest TV programmes of the 1980s chose Martin as one of the presenters in the final two series of the practical joke show hosted by Jeremy Beadle. Still in his early twenties, Martin was catapulted to stardom in a show that received over 17 million viewers every week.
Martin’s unique blend of magic and comedy has proven incredibly popular with audiences across the UK and we are extremely proud to be working with him.

Martin’s TV career continued in earnest and he went on to host ITV game show, Lingo and became a presenter on CITV. Next came five series on the BBC’s BAFTA nominated Les Dennis’ Laughter Show interspersed with appearances on various TV shows both in the UK and abroad.

The stage has always been a second home to Martin and he has toured with performers of the calibre of Jane McDonald, Lenny Henry, Les Dennis and MC Hammer, as well as making five appearances on The Royal Variety Performance. One of his biggest appearances to date was taking part in the VE Day Concert in Hyde Park attended by the Queen, Prince Philip, Princess Anne and Princess Margaret, plus an audience of 150,000 others!

Martin is also a published author, having penned a book entitled Cunning Stunts – The 50 Best Pub Tricks and Brain Teasers. In recent times, he demonstrated his magical ability in a special guest appearance with his Father Paul Daniels on ITV’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us, managing to bamboozle the great illusionists themselves!

THE MARTIN DANIELS COMEDY SHOW comes to the Theatre Royal Dumfries on Saturday 29th September 2018.

Tickets are £14 with concessions available and can be booked by calling the box office on 01387 254209 or alternatively online by visiting

Watch Martin in action and fooling Penn and Teller