Timothy Hyde

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Timothy Hyde
Timothy Hyde - MC, Magician & Author.jpg
Corporate MC, Magician & Writer
Born1955
ResidenceBlue Mountains, Australia
Websitetimothyhyde.com.com

Timothy Hyde is a New Zealand born Australian based magician, speaker, actor, writer and publisher.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Timothy was born in Wellington New Zealand in 1955. While training as a primary school teacher at Wellington Teachers College (1974–1976), he also appeared in numerous productions at Wellington's Unity Theatre, Downstage Theatre and helped establish the Wellington Children's Theatre Co-op.[3] After two years teaching he began a full-time career as a performer, joining the experimental Chameleon Theatre Group, later known as Chameleon Circus. They toured extensively throughout New Zealand with support from the Department of Internal Affairs, appearing at universities, prisons and arts festivals.[4] He moved to Sydney in 1980, busking for three years,[5] before establishing himself as a regular at Sydney's Comedy Store[6] and building a career in both family and corporate entertainment together with his wife Lynda.[7] His family entertainment credits include being the first magician to sign a long term contract as resident illusionists at the largest theme park in the Southern Hemisphere – Australia's Wonderland. He also performed seasons for Warner Brothers and at Sega World Sydney. In 1992 and 1993 he produced the entertainment program at the Sydney Royal Easter Show's prestigious Colgate Stage.

He was in high demand as a support act for international acts visiting Australia and has toured extensively with such acts as – James Taylor, K C and the Sunshine Band, Demis Roussos, Gloria Loring, Johnnie Ray and with locals Marcia Hines, Rodney Rude, Col Elliot and Joe Perrone.

His success in the industry has been acknowledged by his peers and subsequently he has appeared on the cover of many leading industry journals including Australian Magic Monthly,[8] Genii Journal[9] & Magicana[10] magazines. In 2012 he was the featured interview in Magic State of Mind, a series that has featured many of the magic industries biggest names.[11]

In 1999 he set up the unique MagicCoach project, coaching other magicians worldwide and publishing both books and online newsletters. The trendsetting newsletter was the internet's first regular online magic marketing newsletter,[12] with guest contributors including – Mac King, James Randi and Billy McComb[13] and a subscriber base of over 2000. His significant catalogue of publications for performers places him in the top five most prolific authors in the field in Australian history.[14]

In the last decade he has worked mainly in the corporate area, both as an entertainer, speaker[15] and Master of Ceremonies.[16] In 2006 he was awarded the Walter Dickman Award[17][18] by the National Speakers Association of Australia for services to the speaking industry and the community. He has been engaged by the National Speakers Association of Australia to be Master of Ceremonies at their own convention from 2003 – 2009.[19] and at the NSA (USA) convention. His unique blending of magic and work as an MC has taken him around the world, presenting in – Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, South Africa, Cambodia, USA and Hong Kong multiple times in the last few years.[20][21]

When he is not engaged in corporate assignments he appears as a headline entertainer on luxury Cruise Ships. Appearances have included - Cunard's Queen Mary 2, Crystal Symphony, Silversea Cruises's Cloud & Shadow, and multiple contracts on Princess, P&O Australia & P&O UK.

Appearances[edit]

TV, video and film[edit]

He was featured in a NHK Television special on the Magic of Australia and has appeared on – Ray Martin's Midday, Mr Squiggle,The Afternoon Show with James Valentine, Young Talent Time, HG & Roy's Club Buggery, several television commercials, music video appearances with Austen Tayshus & Anthony Ackroyd and was a featured extra in the Australian movie Those Dear Departed.

Stage[edit]

  • Leonard & Virginia – Chameleon Theatre Group / Chameleon Circus 1977-1979 Writer Performer
  • Cuba Street Capers – Chameleon Theatre Group / Chameleon Circus 1977-1979 Writer Performer
  • Daniel's Journey – Chameleon Theatre Group / Chameleon Circus 1977-1979 Writer Performer
  • Dummies at Dinner – Chameleon Theatre Group / Chameleon Circus 1977-1979 Writer Performer
  • Chameleon in Cabaret – Chameleon Theatre Group / Chameleon Circus 1977-1979 Writer Performer
  • Magic Spectacular - Australia's Wonderland – (1992–1993) – Hanna Barbera Theatre[22]
  • Magic Spectacular - Sydney Royal Easter Show – Colgate Stage, performer, producer, Master of Ceremony 1992 – 1993
  • Magic SpectacularBondi Pavilion – Writer Performer,Two Self Produced Christmas Holiday Seasons (1992–1993)[9]
  • Magic Spectacular – Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
  • The Smallest Circus on Earth – 1984–1987 School & Kindergarten performances
  • The Master of Disaster 1980 – 1984 Writer Performer – Comedy Venues
  • Humpty Dumpty – The Pantomime, Footbridge Theatre – 1985 Title Role[23]
  • Unsuitable for Adults Terry Johnson – Belvoir street theatre – (1988).[24] The role of Keith
  • Mumbo Jumbo – Clarendon Theatre Katoomba – Writer Performer(1992)[3]
  • The Cabaret of Dr X – Clarendon Theatre Katoomba ( 1993) Writer Performer, with composer Peter Dasent[8]

He acted as a magic consultant for the Neil Armfield production of Steve Martin's The Zig-Zag Lady at Belvoir street theatre.

Writing and publishing[edit]

Some of the following books were originally published as physical books but they are all now available as eBooks[25]

  • MagicCoach 200 - The Best of MagicCoach Vol 2 (2017)
  • BWC (2016)
  • The Expert MC - Toolkit & Resource Manual (2015)
  • Motivate Your Memory (2009)[26]
  • Sleight of Mind – Kickstart your Creativity (2008)
  • Brilliant Brainstorming (2008)
  • MagicCoach 100 – The Best of MagicCoach (2000)[27]
  • Whimsy – An Audio Adventure (1998)
  • The M4 Notes (1994)
  • The Magic Spectactular Magic & Fun Activity Book (1993)
  • Secret Notebooks of Mr Hyde Vol 1 (2004)
  • Secret Notebook of Mr Hyde Vol 2 – Magazine Memory (2009)
  • Hunter Knot Revisited (2006)
  • Multiply Your Merchandising (2000)- Revised Edition (2015)
  • Routines for Rascals (2009)
  • Magically Speaking (2001)
  • The World's Greatest Puzzles (2006)

He has also contributed stories and regular articles for magic journals including – Australian Magic Monthly, Vanish, Genii Journal, Vibrations and a cover story for Magic Magazine[28] on his colleague Raymond Crowe.

He contributed a story to Penguin Australia's compilation "There's more to life than sex and money"[29] His online MagicCoach project was launched in 1999.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McCullagh, Brian (2007). Deception Downunder: A Look at Magic in Australia. Melbourne, Australia: The Australian Society of Magicians pp. 54–55.
  2. ^ Please provide your name. "Timothy Hyde". Ovations. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  3. ^ a b Reilly, Jim – Magicana, (1995 Aug/Sep) pp.12–13 " one of the busiest professional magic acts in Sydney "
  4. ^ McCormick, Gary (1979). Performance – A Guide to the Performing Arts in New Zealand , Queen Elizabeth 2 Arts Council of New Zealand & Department of Internal Affairs " a Wellington group of actors who did a lot of work in streets and parks during the Wellington Summer programme and were assisted by the Department of Internal Affairs."
  5. ^ "Busker HoF 11 – Timothy Hyde Stories | STORIES FROM THE PITCH". Buskerhalloffame.com. 19 January 2012. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  6. ^ Gechtman, Neal , The History of Sydney's Original Comedy Store, Dinadan 1997 ISBN 0646344234
  7. ^ "Magic Coach Newsletter Books Promotion Illusion Publicity Tricks". Magiccoach.com. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  8. ^ a b Australian Magic Monthly – March 2000
  9. ^ a b Geniis Magic Journal – Volume 5 Number 2 (February 1994)
  10. ^ Magicana Magazine – August/September 1995 "one of the busiest professional magic acts in Sydney"
  11. ^ http://magicstateofmind.com/2012/04/30/magician-to-magician-timothy-hyde/
  12. ^ McCullagh, Brian (2007). Deception Downunder: A Look at Magic in Australia. Melbourne, Australia: The Australian Society of Magicians pp. 54–55. "the internet's first regular Magic marketing newsletter."
  13. ^ http://www.magictimes.com/archives/2002/pr2002-08-06a.htm
  14. ^ McCullagh, Brian (2001). Under the Southern Cross, Magic Heritage Publication
  15. ^ http://directory.espeakers.com/nsau/viewspeaker15091
  16. ^ "Timothy Hyde". Celebrity Speakers. 1 January 1970. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  17. ^ McCullagh, Brian (2007). Deception Downunder: A Look at Magic in Australia. Melbourne, Australia: The Australian Society of Magicians pp. 54–55. "presented to him in 2006 by the National Speakers Association of Australia for outstanding service to the Association and the community."
  18. ^ "Timothy Hyde Corporate Creative Thinking Expert". Timothyhyde.com. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  19. ^ http://www.successfulspeakers.com.au/public_panel/long_description.php?id=340
  20. ^ http://www.linkedin.com/in/timothyhyde
  21. ^ http://www.globalspeakers.net/speaker/timothy_hyde/1251
  22. ^ "Magic Coach Marketing Show Business Resource Archive". Magiccoach.com. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  23. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1301&dat=19851227&id=3a1WAAAAIBAJ&sjid=e-gDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4761,5122252
  24. ^ "AusStage". AusStage. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  25. ^ a b "Magic Coach Newsletter Books Promotion Illusion Publicity Tricks". Magiccoach.com. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  26. ^ ASIN B0050E2RJS
  27. ^ McCullagh, Brian (2001). Under theSouthern Cross, Magic HeritagePublication pp.48
  28. ^ MAGIC Magazine May 2008 Vol 17, Number 9
  29. ^ Calwell, Sue; Johnson, Daniel (1997). There's more to life than sex and money . Melbourne,Australia: Penguin Books, Ringwood ISBN 0140263594

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