Magician Manchester

Close Up Magician: 3rd November 2015. Manchester.

I was invited along to perform close up magic at a private event in Manchester on the 3rd November 2015. The organisers had told me that there were going to be a number of high-profile celebrities in attendance, so they were looking to hire someone with a huge amount of experience - not only with performing in general, but also performing specifically to celebrities. They'd been passed my details by an events company who I've work with a number of times before on similar events, so they thought I'd be perfect for the night. The event was held in one of Manchester's most exclusive venues and I'd delighted to say that the magic seemed to go down a storm! As expected, there were a number of A-list celebrities in attendance, so it's always brilliant to be able to entertain some of the people you've grown up watching - and is always a huge honour to be a part of such a private event.

If you're looking to hire a close up magician in Manchester (or even a stage magician in Manchester), check out the videos below to see the kind of thing I'm able to offer:

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Since my magic show at The Epstein Theatre in Liverpool earlier in the year, I’ve received a tremendous amount of emails and Facebook messages asking if I’ll be bringing my show to Manchester. I perform as a close up magician and stage magician in Manchester regularly, however it’s typically for corporate events or private parties, rather than public performances. With that in mind, I’m planning on doing a theatre magic show in Manchester soon - and you’re invited! What’s even better is that it’s going to be an ALL NEW show; so even if you’ve seen me before, this entire show will be different. I hugely excited about it.

Not only will the tricks be new, but I’ll also be mixing things up a bit and performing some close up magic on stage during the show - with he aid of HD cameras projected onto a huge screen!

It’s all in the planning stage at the minute and we’re still talking to a variety of theatres in Manchester to see which would be best suited for the show - but to be the first to find out when the tickets go on sale (and even get a pre-sale discount) feel free to sign up for my newsletter below. I send out a couple of emails a year with some of my latest news, magic trick videos and updates. Just pop your email address into the box below:

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By the way, if you’ve not seen them already, check out my magician Manchester videos below as well:

Manchester Magician with Coleen Rooney

Being a magician based in the North West, Manchester is one the main areas in which I regularly perform my close up and cabaret magic. Everywhere from Old Trafford to the Palace Hotel - if it’s a venue in Manchester, there is a very likely possibility that I’ve performed at it. Speaking of the Palace Hotel, a few years ago I was asked to perform some stage magic there as part of an awards evening. I’d recently won the title of ‘World Junior Magic Champion’ with a classical magic act I used to perform, and the organisers of the evening were hoping that I’d be able to present the act on the night.

It was a black tie affair with, from memory, around 300 people in attendance - along with some invited VIP guests.

The unusual thing about standing on stage (and something I’d imagine is relatively unknown) is that you’re literally looking into complete darkness, and can often see little more than the front row. Due to the intensely bright stage lighting and typically unlit seating area, you’re never actually able to see the audience - so I had absolutely no idea who was sitting there.

About half way though my act, I walked into the audience to find a volunteer. Now off stage, I was able to see the tables of people sitting there. I strolled amongst the dickie bowed collective trying to find someone who would be suitable, when suddenly I made eye-contact with someone I recognised. Sat right in front of me was Coleen Rooney, who was next to Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand. It turns out that one of the tables was made up of the Manchester United team!

Never one to turn down an opportunity, I asked Coleen if she’d mind joining me on stage and she graciously accepted. What a result, I thought.

Coleen assisted me in my ‘Floating Table’ illusion and was absolutely brilliant to have on stage! The performance went on to be featured in OK! Magazine and was covered in several national newspapers; which just goes to show what one chance opportunity can do.

I later went on to perform that act on a tour with Stephen Mulhern; I was flown to Atlanta, Georgia to perform it for The Society of American Magicians and was an invited performer during The Magic Circle Christmas Shows, which is where I performed the act for the final time.

Although I regularly perform as a close up and stage magician in Manchester, I’m also lucky enough to be able to perform my magic around the world - in fact, I happen to be writing this from Praia da Vitoria, Azores! So if you’re looking for a magician for your next party, event or wedding, whether it’s in Manchester or not, I’d love to be a part of it! Just drop me a message through the contact page and I’ll come straight back to you with my availability.

Close Up Magician: 3rd June 2015. The Lowry, Manchester.

Manchester Magician Stephen Williams performed at the opening night of Wicked! Find out more below... I was recently asked to perform some close up magic at the opening night of the musical Wicked, at the Manchester Lowry. Although I'm based in Liverpool, I'm very often asked to perform as a magician in Manchester, and with being a huge fan of the show (it's hard not to be!), I was delighted they got in touch to ask me to come along.

The show's organisers were holding a VIP drinks reception for the premier night, and were looking for something unique, intriguing and fun to offer the guests before the show - so I was thrilled to hear that they had been recommended my services as a close up magician by someone who had seen me before.

Upon arriving to the theatre, I walked into the designated room and was astonished to find it transformed into all things Oz! Remarkebly, the entire place, including the flowers and tables had all been changed to match the show. It really did look amazing.

I mingled with the guests as they walked in and performed some close up magic to them in small groups. It was brilliant fun and the guests seem to really enjoy the magic, so it was a pleasure to perform.

It was an honour to be asked to be a part of the night and I'm looking forward to being back at The Lowry again soon.

If you're having an event in Manchester and are thinking about having a magician come along, check out my Manchester Magician page to see the kind of thing I offer, read reviews and watch some of my magic in action.