Magic! Paul Daniels set to beat horror accident for Rotherham date

YOU’LL like it . . . top telly magician Paul Daniels will defy the pain of a severed finger to bring a night of magic to the town’s Civic Theatre.

The self-proclaimed "international sex symbol"  made the tip of one of his fingers disappear last month in a horrific accident with a circular saw while building props in his garden shed.

He also damaged other fingers on his left hand.

But the 73-year-old superstar has recovered after surgery and will be in town with his assistant, the lovely Debbie McGee, and his son Martin on March 9 with their show Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow.

Paul has had a long and successful career as one of TV’s leading magicians and has also performed in the West end, on Broadway and in Las Vegas.

Rotherham theatres manager, Mark Scott, said: "Make no mistake, Paul is a genuine superstar. To have him at the Civic Theatre is always a genuine honour and, having had him at the theatre, we look forward to his performances with great anticipation.

"Paul is a fantastic professional and his shows are always an evening to remember.

"It's rarely the case that we can say that we have someone of Paul's calibre grace the stage of the Civic Theatre. He is internationally renowned and has entertained royalty throughout his decades in show business.

Tickets for the show are £17.50 (concessions £15.50). To book , contact the Box Office on 01709 823621 or 01709 823640, or Visit the Box Office, in the Central Library and Arts Centre, in person.