Table Magician Hertfordshire

In this section I will explain all of the wonderful things that a close up table magician in Hertfordshire can do for you at your party or event. When I use the term “table magician”, I am referring to a magician that is performing during a seated meal.

One very simple but important fact is that no ‘good’ magician should perform for any audience whilst it’s dining and there are a number of reasons why. Firstly, the last hour or two of mingling, combined with a few drinks, has most likely resulted in a keen appetite for food amongst most of your guests. Secondly, therefore, it is at this point during the event that imminent meal becomes more important than the entertainment provided. As a professional entertainer, the last thing I want to do is get in the way of a table of guests enjoying their meal by inviting them to sign a playing card or making a borrowed object vanish. If you go to events often, you will notice that while everyone eats the starter and main course, a calm wave of silence will glide across each table which, conveniently, lets the catering staff know their meal is going down a treat. For this reason, as a table magician, I would avoid interrupting guests during this part of any meal and, in fact, use some subtle and clever tactics to ensure that I continue my performance without any more audience involvement.

As one of the top magicians in Hertfordshire this is what I would do, perform at the tables in between courses. By talking with the catering manager before the event starts, I find out all the little details such as which table is going to be served food first. This means we can work opposite ends of the room, ensuring that I perform for those waiting for their meal to arrive, instead of those eating their meal. Then I perform for those who have had their meal cleared while they wait for their next course. This ensures I am constantly performing for guests throughout the night.

The benefit of having a table magician at an event is that guests will always be kept busy; even if their food is late, I can cause a distraction so that the delay is not noticed. As a general rule, I will always try to perform for around 10-13 tables in a two-hour time frame, giving enough time to get around to everyone whilst ensuring that I am not disturbing anyone whilst they are eating.

If you would like to book a table magician for your next event then please do get in contact.


Christopher Whitelock
7 Mar 2013

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