Close-up wedding magic with bride looking impressed

5 reasons why close up magic is so amazing

We all love magic! From fictional magicians like Gandalf, Dumbledore and Harry Potter to celebrity magicians like Harry Houdini and David Blaine, the thrill of watching magic performances has forever captivated audiences. And it doesn’t have to be magic on a large scale to fascinate and charm. An experienced, professional magician who lives and breathes magic, creates jaw-dropping responses every day from spectators at parties, weddings and events all over the world. Close up magic is just one part of a magician’s repertoire and is particularly enthralling because guests see it happen right there in front of their eyes.

So why are we so beguiled by close up magic? What’s the secret to its enchanting success? 

Intimate

Close up magic, or table magic as it’s sometimes known, usually happens no more than a few feet away from you so you can lose yourself in the whole amazing experience as it’s performed under your nose. There are no light tricks or trap doors, no false panels or cloaks to hide behind. What you see is what is actually happening. It can include sleight of hand, mindreading and ice magic and audiences can pay full attention to hand movements – often trying to work out how it was done!

Audience interaction

Close up magic is a perfect choice for parties and events because it will keep your guests dazzled and fascinated during those transitional lull moments. They will feel included from the start by being invited to take part in magic tricks which will leave them super impressed and forever guessing! From breaking the ice at the dinner table to causing a stir while they’re waiting for the bar to open, close up magic will be a great way to keep the atmosphere buzzing. Keep an eye on your banknotes and jewellery!

Visually stunning

The very nature of close up magic makes it so exciting. The sheer joy of seeing a magical illusion at close distance is what makes audiences keep coming back for more.  With unpredictable outcomes and plenty of oohs and ahhs, entertaining your guests doesn’t get much better than this.

Unforgettable 

A great close up magician will make their magic tricks look effortless. With ease and skill they will create a magical atmosphere with unbelievable, eye-catching performances that will wow your guests and leave them wondering how they did it! Take a look at some great examples of my astonishing magic videos.

Unique 

The best thing about close up magic is that it can be tailored especially for you and your event or celebration. You can decide how and when you would like to entertain your guests and your magician will work with you to create a programme that will be uniquely put together with your particular mix of guests in mind. As your magician, I have over 15 years experience in delighting audiences with my magic shows and I have lots of tricks up my sleeve (excuse the pun) to make sure that my performance is a highlight of your day. You can read some testimonials from my very happy customers and then feel free to get in touch to find out how to book me for your special day.


Christopher Whitelock
20 May 2020

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The best magician I have ever seen, producing fire one moment then a block of ice the next. AMAZING.

Rod Stewart

Unbelievably, bloody brilliant, astonishing magic.

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My card was frozen in a block of ice – it’s utter madness but sheer brilliance.

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It’s truly baffling.

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Chris Evans, celeb

All I can say is just WOW.

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Alex Jones, celeb

OH MY GOD! How is that possible?

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Outstanding magic. A magnificent eye catching performance.

Hugh Bonneville

Tonight I witnessed real magic happen right before my very eyes.

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I was captivated from start to finish, exceptional entertainer.

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Sir Ian McKellen

One of the finest purveyors of the magical arts I have ever seen.

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