Magical Legend Patrick Page turned 80 this week (March 17th), and his family threw him a surprise Birthday party under the guise of him performing on stage at The Brick Lane Music Hall, an old-timey place in East London, not far from London City Airport and the Thames Barrier.

Pat was booked to work the Music Hall in the afternoon, and unbeknownst to him his daughter had filled the place with magicians. Matt Field, who was there said:

Pat took the stage as the third act and started his Miser’s Dream, when he looked down into the front row and spied Terry Herbert and Alan Shaxon. He bravely kept going, figuring that perhaps some magicians were there along with the regular lay audience.

When a birthday cake was finally brought on stage, the game was up and and the house lights came on, Pat being pleasantly surprised at just how many of his friends and family had turned up.

Amongst those who cam along to wish Pat a happy 80th were Alan Alan, Paul Wilson, Anthony Owen, Simon Drake, Chris and Nadine Woodward, Colin Rose, Wayne Dobson, Michael Bailey, John Styles and many more, including Pat’s family.

Pat has influenced many, many magicians, giving them advice on everything from possible tricks to add to their acts, to guidance in stage blocking. For many, seeing Pat behind the counter at Davenports was an important inspiration which led to their becoming pros.

Happy Birthday Pat from everyone at iTricks.com!

more photos after the jump.

Many thanks to Matthew Field for the photos!

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Paul Wilson and Pat performing Card on Forehead

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Pat Also his his Clown Act once the game was up

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Many of Pat’s magic friends and Family attended to surprise him

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Pat clocking some of the magicians in the audience

  • http://www.MattRobertsMagic.com Matt Roberts

    Patrick Page is one of the greatest magicians of all time. So glad to see that he's still out there performing. Happy Birthday Mr. Page!

  • http://www.propertydirectgroup.com Danny Silver

    PATRICK IS A GREAT. A GREAT MAGICIAN; A GREAT ENTERTAINER; AND TO ME A GREAT FRIEND FOR OVER 40 YEARS!!!

  • Hector

    Pat Page is one of the greatest performers and creators who ever lived
    Easy Money is an effect that will stay forever

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  • Hector

    Pat Page is one of the greatest performers and creators who ever lived

    Easy Money is an effect that will stay forever

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!