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Wedding Magician, North Yorkshire

Magician For A Wedding

Wedding Magician, Yorkshire and The North East

Wedding Magician, Yorkshire and The North East

Are you planning a wedding in Richmond, Catterick Garrison, Northallerton, Ripon, Harrogate or York and looking for a Magician to entertain your guests during your wedding reception? If the answer is yes then look no further.

I am a Magician based in Richmond, North Yorkshire and provide Wedding Entertainment at venues in Yorkshire and the North East.

I can mix with your guests and entertain them with close up magic before the wedding breakfast or I can perform table magic at appropriate intervals during the course of the meal.

Magic is great ice breaker. Its a nice way to get people to relax and have fun. Its also a good warm up for the wedding speeches.

I perform a variety of tricks using cards, coins, rope, borrowed rings etc.  I like to keep it simple and get people involved and having fun.

The most important thing to me is that everyone has a great time.

If you would like more information or a FREE quotation:

Please use the ENQUIRY FORM to ensure I have all the information I need.

Alternatively call me on 01748 821621.


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Close Up Magic Or Acting?

Magician Or Actor?

Harry Houdini, full-length portrait, standing,...

Legendary magician Harry Houdini is reputed to have said that  “A magician is just an actor playing the part of a magician”.

I remember when I first started playing around with magic tricks,  a very experienced and highly respected magician said to me “It’s not what you do it’s the way that you do it”.  He said he preferred simple easy tricks which don’t rely on too much concentration to get right. That way you can concentrate on the storytelling and the performance.  At the end of the day spectators want to be entertained. Of course everyone appreciates an amazing display of dexterity and sleight of hand but too much can be boring and make it look like you are showing off. I know one really good magician who only uses about six tricks but that’s all he needs because his performance is so good.

Entertain your audience!

Everyone wants to know how the magic works. People are fascinated with the secrets of magic. It is very tempting for a magician to get carried away with learning the most complicated of routines or creating the most complex illusions. World Champion Magician Lance Burton gave the following advice:

Remember your true goal is to entertain your audience. Your audience can be your family, friends, coworkers, or a theater full of strangers. The goal is the same, to amaze, yes, but primarily to entertain.

Weaving the magic

In addition to learning the skills of sleight of hand a magician also needs to be a good storyteller. It’s really the story that is woven round the trick which makes the performance entertaining and memorable. In the magic business the words that go with the trick are known as the “patter”.


A good magician needs to know his stuff but the patter, personality and acting ability are equally important, if not more important for the entertainment and enjoyment of the audience.

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It’s Magic! Coins and Cards by Ron Wood

Close Up Magic!

This is a really nice trick with coins and cards which I love performing.

The magician shuffles the cards and places four, face down, on the table. A coin magically appears under each one. The coins then jump from beneath each card until all four arrive together under the last card.

Hope you like it!