Magician Wirral

Wedding Magician: 12th September 2015. Thornton Hall, Wirral.

Occasionally, as on this occasion, a relative of the bride or groom hire me to perform close up magic in ‘secret’ as a surprise for the couple. It’s a really lovely idea I think (although, I may be slightly bias) and it can be a brilliant gift. A lady called Lesley contacted me via email to enquire as to my availability to perform at Thornton Hall Hotel in the Wirral, for her daughters wedding. She told me the bride and groom both love magic and that she wasn’t going to tell them about it until the day.

I’ve performed at Thornton Hall on quite a few occasions (most recently at an Indian Wedding for a whopping 300 guests), so I know the rooms and layout quite well.

There were around 70 daytime guests, with that number roughly doubling for the evening guests - so Lesley asked if I could perform during the ‘transition’; as the main room was being turned over and the evening guests were just starting to arrive.

This, I think, is a brilliant time to have the magic. It stops any potential ‘lull’ that could occur at this point and is a fantastic way to welcome the evening guests as they’re arriving.

It was a warm evening, so the majority of the guests moved from the main room into the hotel’s garden, where they were able to watch the sunset and magic! It was a really fun night and fantastic to be a part of. I’d delighted to say that the bride and groom loved the magic as well.

I received this lovely testimonial from Lesley the following day:

Thank you Stephen for a breathtaking performance at my Daughters Wedding last week. Everyone is still talking about were amazing...Thanks again for helping to make the day so special.

Posted by Lesley Farrell on Friday, 18 September 2015

"Thank you Stephen for a breathtaking performance at my Daughters Wedding last week. Everyone is still talking about were amazing...Thanks again for helping to make the day so special." - Lesley Farrell

Do you travel?

One of the most common questions I get asked is how far I travel. Although I'm based in Liverpool, I've been lucky enough to travel the world performing magic, and have been able to visit everywhere from Atlanta, Georgia - for The Society of American Magicians; to Tokyo, Japan - where I consulted on and starred in an advert for Sony Bravia. So whether you're looking to hire me as a close up magician in Manchester, a corporate magician in London or even a stage magician in Dubai, feel free to get in touch - I'd love to be a part of it.

Wedding Magician: 24th July 2015. Thornton Hall, Wirral.

I've just returned home from Thornton Hall in the Wirral - which just so happens to be practically next door to Thornton Manor, where I performed at last Saturday. I'd been invited to perform as part of the celebrations for an Indian wedding. There were a whopping 350 guests there during the day, so I'd been asked to come along to entertain as many guests as possible with close up magic; just before the evening started.

Selina, the mother of the bride, had been recommended by services by someone who has seen me at another event and was looking for something fun and different to add to the day. It was certainly a task trying to see so many people, but it was brilliant fun to do and fantastic to be a part of such a special occasion.

Close up magic can be the perfect addition to weddings; it's memorable, unexpected, fun and the perfect ice-breaker for your guests. Check out the video below to see some of my close up magic filmed at various different events, and feel free to contact me via the links above to get in touch about your next part, event or wedding - I'd love to be a part of it!