I often perform at christening, holy communions, baptisms, naming parties and other types of social gatherings.
I can provide entertainment suitable for the entire family; with a magic and puppet show, party games and circus skills workshop.
I can also provide entertainment specifically for adults with my cabaret magic show and quizmaster game show.
I have no limit on the number of guests attending and have tricks suitable for all ages from toddlers to adults. The best effects will be chosen based on the audience, space available and if its a repeat performance (as I have an different shows for those that see me multiple times).
Comedy Magic & Puppet Show
The comedy magic and puppet show lasts approximately an hour and features talking animal puppets, amazing magic and lots of audience participation. It is very comedic with jokes suitable for multiple ages and there is often the opportunity for up-to six children to participate in a routine throughout the show.
The show can enjoyed by the adults as well as the children as it is written to be watched for the entire family, with effects including sleight-of-hand, mind-reading, finding the missing piece of a jigsaw, metal bending, linking hula hoops and illusions.
My current show contains comedy patter, ventriloquism and routines to music. But I can also provide a performance done entirely to music which is useful in noisy environments.
When possible, the show concludes with a big group dance routine and all the children receiving either a magic souvenir or balloon animal.
Two Hour Party Package
The two-hour party package is the show that is booked most often. I arrives thirty minutes prior to start time to set-up my equipment and music system.
The party begins with hula hoop games as the guests arrive. I then gather everyone together to sit down and watch the magic & puppet show.
After a quick introduction, I perform a show choosing the best tricks and routines for that particular audience.
While they are eating, I go around the dinner table making balloon animals for any children in attendance (which they get to choose from a menu). However this would depend on the number (if there is enough time to get to everyone in time it takes them to eat). If there are too many children I either perform close-up magic or a Guess the Theme song game.
We then proceed into the party games with activities including Dancing, Musical Bumps, Musical Statues, Birthday Child Says, Hula Hoop Squash, Parachute Games, Scavenger Hunt, The Conga and Pass-the-Parcel.
The games we play will be chosen based on their age, number of children participating and space available. These games are played differently to avoid eliminations, keeping all the children involved throughout the party.
I provide all the prizes, music and equipment for all the games.
Three hours with Circus Skills
The three-hour package will start with everything that's included in the two-hour show.
In the third hour, I bring out my Circus Skills equipment which includes Juggling silks, Diablo, Plate-Spinning, Catch-the-ball, Yo-Sticks, Peacock Feathers, Trick sticks and other activities.
I go around the room helping the children and adults learn the various skills and develop new hobbies.
More details about the workshop can be read about on the Circus Skills page.
Adult Cabaret Magic Show
My adult magic cabaret show usually lasts 50 minutes and contains ten effects examining manipulation, levitation and speed-calculating.
The show is suitable for the entire family, however some of the effects require reading a word from a book, adding up numbers, or pretending to cut off a volunteers hand - so its is best suitable for adults.
Quizmaster Game Show
I can also provide my services as a quiz games master. Your guests are split into groups and have to answer questions, feel what's in the bag, solve challenges, unscramble the anagram, identify the chocolate bar without the wrapper, complete picture puzzles and other fun activities. All from the comfort of their chair.
There are often six rounds, containing ten questions in each round. The quiz often lasts an hour but more rounds can be added to make it longer as needed.
I mainly work within 25 miles of Stockport (SK3). That includes Manchester, Oldham, Altrincham, Bolton, Cheshire, Knutsford, Wilmslow, Alderley Edge, Salford, Glossop, Lymm, Macclesfield, Bury, Aston-under-Lyne and Warrington.
The one-hour Magic & Puppet Show is £165. The two-hour Party Package is £225 and the three-hour show with a Circus Skills Workshop is £275. A £50 deposit is required to reserve the timeslot upon making a booking, with the rest payable on the day. Weekend afternoons are my busiest times and so some restrictions may apply.
This is only a guide-line figure though, as there are obvious exceptions to this such as shows on Christmas Day or on mountain tops. Any parking costs are also not included in that figure. You will have to contact me with more precise details of your venue's location and party date so that I can give you a more accurate quote.