Seek the services of a Magician? Definitions and Tips

For a lot of people the last time they wanted a wizard at their party was when they were 7 years old but magic don't just work for children. Adults have always been a great audience for magic because they have defined critical thinking. These people "know" it’s not "real magic" but if the performer does his job right he can bring about the childlike state of wonder in an adult. A new good magician can bring you right back to experience the fuzzy feeling you had as a child when your grandfather pulled a coin out of your ear. Hire Magician Surrey for your kids birthday party.


There are 3 styles of magic that are most often hired for events where adults are in most.

Close-up magic (the most popular choice for people hiring magicians)

Café shows

Drawing room shows

Close-up magic is often seen at cocktail celebrations where the magician mingles between the guests performing miracles with borrowed things and simple objects he or she has on him. He works with out a table and uses people hands when he needs to. This is a great choice if all the guests will be standing with drinks and eating finger food.

Another type of close-up miracle that is closely related to strolling magic is table magic. Table magic is performed between the courses at dinners, wedding breakfasts, balls and noces. You are more likely to see a short (between 3 - 8 minutes) mini cabaret act that has a structured feel to it. The magician may use the table but it will be as inconspicuous as possible because at banquets there is a premium on table real estate.

Close-up magicians are being hired more and more for Trade Exhibits to draw individuals to the stand with customised wonder presentations. Presentations are created to show off the features and benefits associated with the stand they are representing but with amazing magic and not just dried out sales pitches. 

Cabaret Displays are a great way for a lot of men and women to see some great magic in a relatively short space of time. Often a close-up magician who has performed strolling/table miracle before hand will also do a 20 second cabaret act after supper.

There are many different styles of cabaret wizard - comedy, traditional manipulation act to music, brain reading etc. The type of event you are organizing will dictate the kind of cabaret magician you will require. If you would like lots of audience participation and laughter go for a comedy magician, if there will be lots of non-English speakers present then go for a visual act like the manipulator and if it is a very business orientated environed perhaps a thoughts reader would become more suited.

You also see café magicians at comedy golf clubs, cruise ships and also occasionally at motivational occasions the location where the magic is combined with the motivation speech.

Pulling room shows were almost a dead art for almost a 100 years. They will were immensely popular with the Victorians where the gentry would all gather to watch a conjurer perform magic. Lately it is coming back into fashion at private parties in which a magician may perform after dinner for 35 minutes or so. This is a taste of the past and is close enough for apparently no shenanigans to be going on yet far enough away to use larger results for everyone to see. This kind of show is most related to a cabaret show but the effects are smaller and it is more interactive as the audience in only a few ft away.

When choosing an expert magician it is important to choose wisely as with any industry there are "cowboys".

Questions you may like might any possible performer you are participating are...

How much time have you been a professional?
Some magicians may seem to be great on paper but as all know paper doesn't reject ink. Experience is key in this industry so make sure they have slice their teeth.

Can I see you perform?
Typically the answer depends on the type of musician you are considering participating. If it's a cabaret magician he may well work at comedy clubs where you can go and see him perform and close-up magicians often work at hotels, restaurants and bars as the resident entertainer several times a week. If it's ready to accept the public then go and find out them work. On the other hand if the performer works mainly at corporate events, weddings and/or trade shows you may find it impossible to see him or her work live as these are closed events.
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Have got you got a brochure/video I can see?

Best performers will have advertising kits including photographs, movie and brochure. A good promo kit doesn't suggest these are a good wizard, it may just mean they know somebody who works at a printing press. An affordable and tatty looking promo kit doesn't definitely mean the performer is bad, but it will show an absence of professionalism and that is a danger sign. In this day and age some performers have no hard copy for promotional use as it dates so quickly so there website acts as the brochure. If the website looks like it was made from cut outs of magazines then they aren't considering making a good first impression. Might you trust somebody who didn't make a good first impression at your event?

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