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About Stephen

I have been performing magic & puppet shows professionally since 1998 throughout Stockport and Greater Manchester, along with Cruise Ships and Holiday Parks around the world.

I have won four major competitions including the North West Championships of Magic. In 2009, I was featured on Britain's Got Talent. I host my own web series with over 200 episodes and have written & produced over fifty books and DVDs on magic which are sold at shops around the world.

I am 37 years old and perform approximately 200 shows each year.

 

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About Me

I am the 2017-18 Magician of the Year as chosen by the Circle of Magicians. I retired from being a high-school teacher to become a full-time magician in 2008. I was featured on Britain's Got Talent in 2011, have won four magic competitions including the North West Championships and I currently host and produce my own web series with over 200 episodes so far. I have written and produced over fifty books and DVDs on magic and lectured around the world.

Achievement Highlights:

 

  • 2018 - Performed four lectures on puzzles, and one children's magic show on Fred Olsen Cruise Ship - Balmoral.

  • 2018 - Awarded Magician of the Year Trophy by the Circle of Magicians.

  • 2018 - Completed writing my 26th book (9 on magic tricks, 2 on business strategies, 2 novels, 2 autobiographies, 2 puzzle books, 2 illustrated children's picture books, 2 short story collections, 1 software manual, 1 history book, 2 movie screenplays, 2 comic strips).

  • 2017 - Performed at the Pineapple Dance Studios, London.

  • 2017 - Became a recognized magic dealer, selling my own products at the worlds biggest magic convention.

  • 2017 - Published my 40th DVD, teaching my magic effects and strategies.

  • 2016 - Started Guest Speaking on Puzzles at WI, Rotary, Probus & clubs.

  • 2016 - Lectured at Numerous Magic Clubs around the UK, teaching my effects.

  • 2016 - Was the headline act at a national convention with my cabaret show.

  • 2016 - TV Show Warm-up act for all episodes of a children's TV show.

  • 2016 - Balloon Modeler for 2 different cruises on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship - Oasis of the Seas.

  • 2016 - Published my 723 pg, A4 size book on Marketing Strategies.

  • 2015 - Performed my full one-hour Magic Workshop, at the sold-out Buxton Opera House.

  • 2015 - Wrote, edited, hosted and published "Magic School" a Youtube series with over 60 episodes so far, with 5000 subscribers. 

  • 2014 - My books and video products are released through Lybrary, Penguin and Murphy's, the three biggest magic publishers in the world.

  • 2013 - Performed my family magic show on 2 different cruises on the P&O Cruise Ship - Aurora.

  • 2013 - Performed for Wayne Rooney (Man Utd) for his sons birthday.

  • 2013 - Awarded 2nd place in the North West Close-up Magical Championships.

  • 2012 - Awarded 1st place in the North West Close-up Magical Championships.

  • 2012 - Performed for the entire Man City FC Team at their Premiership win party.

  • 2011 - Performed and featured on Britain's Got Talent TV show.

  • 2010 - Became a bi-monthly article writer for the Magic Circular, the magazine of the famous Magic Circle.

  • 2010 - Joined the famous Magic Circle club, London.

  • 2010 - Started a YouTube series teaching magic, with 5000 subscribers and a video that became viral with over 180,000 views.

  • 2010 - 1st place - Cabaret Magician of the Year at the Manchester Magic Club*

  • 2009 - 1st place - Cabaret Magician of the Year at the Manchester Magic Club.

  • 2008 - 1st place - Cabaret Magician of the Year at the Manchester Magic Club.

  • 2008 - Performed Impromptu close-up magic at the Magic Castle, Los Angeles, USA.

  • 2008 - Ran a school of magic for two months at Camp Mountain Chai summer camp in Los Angeles, USA. Was also the camp videographer, photographer, editor, lifeguard, archery instructor and councilor.  

  • 2008 - Completed my PGCE to become a secondary school ICT Teacher.

  • 2007 - Completed my Masters Degree in Film Production.

  • 2006 - Completed by BA (Hons) in Television Production.

  • 2005 - Began writing monthly articles for "The Magic Times" a magic magazine still publishing today.

  • 2002 - Began 2 year residency at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Manchester performing close-up magic every Sunday afternoon.

  • 2001 - Publisher releases my first best-selling book called "Body Tricks".

  • 2001 - Completed contract on Brittany Ferries, performing daily cabaret shows.

  • 2001 - Performed for Rio Ferdinand (Man Utd) at his New Year Party.  

  • 2000 - Completed A-Levels in Musical Theatre at North Cheshire Theatre College.

  • 1999 - Began 3 year residency performing close-up magic at the Victoria & Albert Hotel, Manchester performing close-up every Sunday afternoon.

  • 1999 - Graduated North Cheshire Theatre College, a private theatre school.

  • 1998 - Began 4 year residency at UGC cinema performing a cabaret magic show every Saturday morning for the kids cinema club.

  • 1998 - In-house entertainer for the summer season at St Ives Holiday Village.

  • 1998 - Opened my own magic shop in Stockport (closed it after 6 months).

  • 1997 - Play area supervisor at McDonalds for three years, hosting parties.

  • 1996 - Performed in an assemble cast in a show at the London Palladium.

  • 1995 - Did my 1st professional full 45 minute magic show.

  • 1992-1996 - Won numerous talent shows and earned LAMDA qualifications.

 

   Please contact me by either:

Tel: 0161 286 3856

Mobile: 07956 169 797

E-mail: amazingstephen123@gmail.com

 

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