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Party Magician

Party Magician

Party magician Duncan William has been entertaining guests at parties for years. He mixes a rich blend of close up magic with mind reading to ensure your guests are wowed.

Unlike an illusionist, a close up magician like Duncan is perfect for parties of all sizes as his act packs small but plays big. You may be wondering what kind of parties you can hire Duncan as a party magician for?

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Here are some examples:
Garden Party Magician

Picture the scene. The sun is beaming down on your freshly cut lawn. Guests are milling around the garden nibbling on some delicious hors d’oeuvres or canapes. Champagne, wine and beer are being sipped. People are really enjoying themselves and laughing and smiling. Music plays in the background. But something is missing. Entertainment. You don’t want something to take over your event but you want something sophisticated, cool and will compliment the effort you have made. Enter Duncan. 15 years a full-time professional party magician. His magic is cool and contemporary and perfect to compliment and garden party. You can expect some expert sleight of hand, a warm and friendly personality without being overpowering and some mind blowing mind reading. His act is perfect for all ages so if you have some younger children, this will really excite them too and leave them spellbound – reminding them of Harry Potter or other magic they have read in their school books.

Street Party Magician

Street parties are not as common as they once were but are still great fun. There is often a budget held by the treasurer of the street party committee. Whilst some of the money can go on bunting and table cloths etc, people remember the social element and the entertainment much more than a paper napkin. So why not consider hiring a street party magician such as Duncan William. Some of your guests taking part in the street party may not know one another that well, or even at all and hiring a street party magician such as Duncan William is the perfect way to break the ice. His party magic is perfect for ages and you can be assured that the more elderly guests, neighbors and residents will appreciate and be just as mesmerized as the children. Duncan can mix and mingle between guests providing some incredible light entertainment where you will be congratulated for both organizing a great party and hiring some fabulous entertainment which many other people may have overlooked. Hiring a street party magician is a great way to elevate your party to the next level, and lets be honest, how often do all of your neighbors come together like this?

Christmas Party Magician

Although Duncan is a busy wedding magician one of his equally busy times is over Christmas. He is regularly hired as a Christmas Party magician. With over 10 years specializing in close up magic, you can be assured you are hiring one of the leading Christmas party magicians in the UK. Duncan tailors his act to the event, client or customer, meaning that your Christmas party is just as tailored as you wished for. People often turn up at Christmas party with the sole aim to get drunk. However, there are plenty more guests who don’t want to do that, have work the next day or are happy just to have a few drinks or nothing at all. As a result, a large number of guests at Christmas parties are keen to enjoy some entertainment. What better Christmas gift to them, then hiring one of the country’s leading Christmas party magicians?  Duncan will mix and mingle between your guests, bringing different parts of your organisation together. These may open better communication between departments and above all give everyone a much more enjoyable and memorable time than if they had not seen any magic or mind reading. Duncan is often booked to perform his after dinner cabaret act at Christmas parties too. This is usually 40 minutes in length and really engaging, interactive and fun. It’s a great way to set the tone of the Christmas party by inviting some guests up on stage to have their mind reads.

Birthday Party Magician

30th, 40th, 50th, 60th and even 90th birthday parties are some of Duncan’s most frequented events. He is often hired as a birthday party magician to mix and mingle between guests. Often these events see a wide range of guests young and old and is of course a real celebration of life. Duncan is a perfect addition to any birthday party to compliment the buffet, DJ or band and often some really lovely guests. He combines a mixture of magic and mind reading to leave your guests spellbound and laughing in amazement – eager to know when your next birthday is.

House Party Magician

When you don’t want to pay for a venue, hosting your party is the perfect solution. Much the same as a garden party – Duncan makes the perfect house party magician. His presence is unobtrusive yet his magic and mind reading is powerful and high impact. Duncan can also perform his after dinner cabaret act and takes up a small space but plays big.

Virtual or Online Party Magician

As the world has changed due to Covid-19, some people have opted to move their traditional parties online. These are often dry events – so hiring an online party magician or virtual magician is the perfect way to bring people together and give them all wow moments.

If you are interested in hiring Duncan as a garden party magician, house party magician, online party magician, birthday party magician or Christmas party magician or street party magician then please do not hesitate to get in touch


Online Magic Show

Online magic show. After a flurry of requests and increasing demand, Duncan is now offering an incredible unique, online magic show. This is not just an online magic show where you watch a performer, this is super interactive bridging the gap between homes or businesses. Duncan’s online magic show has been curated with his audience and mind and offers some incredible, never-seen-before routines.


So what exactly is an online magic show?

An online magic show, is pretty much what is says on the tin. It’s a show which loads of cutting edge digital, interactive magic and mind reading. You get some of your friends and family together and set a time which is good for you and Duncan and then you connect on zoom or skype for 40 minutes of unbelievable magic and mind reading. This is cutting edge material, developed especially for online audiences and if you have seen Duncan perform before, this is all brand new material! You will be taking part in the show (nothing silly or embarrassing with the focus on fun and incredible magic.

What occasions work for an online magic show?

So far Duncan has performed for birthdays, house parties and a wedding anniversary. As the lock down restrictions get lifted and you can spend time with more of your wider circle of friends and family, his show will be even better for unlimited numbers. Duncan changes between everyone’s microphone on mute, so you can talk and commentate to your hearts content to everyone getting involved through messaging or speaking. People can join from their homes as well and is a real opportunity to bring everyone together. If you are having a more communal party, connecting your Zoom or Skype to the TV so everyone can watch makes it a really memorable occasions.

Duncan’s online magic shows are also perfect for the corporate world too. If you are wanting to add some energy or something innovative to your scheduled calls or online meetings, Duncan ca work with his clients to create custom packages. This is a great way to boost morale, bring your team together and is a perfect to energize your colleagues too. Get in touch for customization options.

What formats can you use for the online magic show?

Duncan’s preferred choice of format is the very popular zoom platform or skype. Zoom meeting probably ranks number two in the most used phrases or words in 2020 sitting just behind ‘Coronavirus’, or ‘social distancing’ or ‘they’ve still not got toilet roll on the shelves’. :-)

What can I expect from this online magic show?

There are many surprises and hopefully things you would not imagine are possible. Duncan will tell you the name of ANY object you are thinking of, perform an impossible card trick where you also involve yourself with the cards from you house or workplace, you make 10 unique decision to create a piece of impossible magic in your own hands, and everyone gets to think of any objects they want only to find that Duncan has predicted this. Not only that, but the outcome of every step  of the whole show will also be shown to be predicted too. These are just some of the amazing routines not to mention many more!

What do you need for an online magic show?

Whoever books the online magic show will be given a list of some simple things you or your colleagues should get before the show. These are not compulsory but definitely add to the interactive element of the show. These are everyday objects that people should have lying around your home such as playing cards, pens and paper and your mobile phone. You can mention these items to your colleagues, friends or family so we can cram as much magic and mind reading into the show as possible.

How long is the online magic show?

The online magic show is about 35 minutes in length. If we don’t get through all the routines, don’t worry, we can have a break and start a new session. The important thing is you and your friends and family have loads of fun and leave the call wanting to call the other people to ask ‘how on earth did he do that one’ or ‘were you in on it?’

Is an online magician the same as an interactive, digital or virtual magician?

Coronavirus has meant a lot of entertainers have had to re-evaluate their art and the delivery of it to their audiences. As a result there is now instruction manual, or marketing suggestions. As a result if anyone else is performing online magic shows they may be calling themselves an virtual magician or a digital magician or even an interactive magician. They will all have their own unique style and abilities with difference performance abilities but the names are interchangeable.

So why hire Duncan as an online magician?

Duncan has been performing full time and professionally for the last 15 years. His skills have seen him travel the world sharing his magic and mind reading skills. As a result, his is extremely versatile in applying his craft to may situations. Online magic is not difference. Having had some stints on television, Duncan is extremely comfortable behind the camera. Not only that but he is one of the most innovative magicians in the UK today. As a result, you can be assured you are getting some of the most cutting edge interactive magic available.

We all hope that he corona virus lock down will lift soon but it will be both gradual uncertain when life will return to normal. That said, it will do (fingers crossed) and Duncan is likely to put his online magic shows on ice. So, if you are interested in seeing Duncan perform, then get in touch as he may not be doing it for long.

How much will Duncan, the online magician cost?

Again, there is no rule book to give a pricing structure. If you watch Duncan’s show, it may only be for 35 minutes but there is an awful lot of work, time and investment that goes in to getting it to that point. Research of new material, fine tuning his act, practicing new routines, buying the lights, backdrops, camera, not to mention setting up time, packing down time, and practice time. This is a professionally presented show with some material which will leave you laughing in amazement.

As a result, Duncan has made the price optional. He is treating this like a street show. Whilst they are shorter in length and can be performed throughout the day, these shows are customized for each audience. You can choose how much you want to pay. You can make a collective decision or pay per screen. In the past each screen has paid between £5 and £100, so it really is up to you. If you don’t enjoy the show, you don’t have to pay but he’s hoping this will bring some wonder, amazement and intrigue into your life.

Is it just online magic shows Duncan performs?

Duncan also offers a fantastic interactive magic and mind reading workshop. This is perfect for young adults and also if your family or colleagues at work at wanting something extra to engage their minds. This will teach them some amazing magic over Zoom or skype and is something new an innovative to bring everyone together.

How do I book the online magician?

To find out more, feel free to email Duncan on or give him a cal to discuss details on 07934 856 696. Alternatively you can message him through his online contact form here.


How Much Does It Really Cost To Hire A Magician? [March 2020 Update]

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Wedding magician prices can vary dramatically. If you have asked around you will know that.

However did you know that the difference between how much you pay is dependent on the type of magician you hire?

According to The Magic Circle in London, reports that according to some wedding industry professionals hiring a wedding magician could cost as little as £50 for charity gig. However, for a wedding, the cheapest professional magician you could hire is £250 for 2 hours and the most expensive is more than £35,000 for a famous, household name like Dynamo.

Magician’s vary in prices and would depend on the type of magician you hire. Prices vary between a children’s entertainer, a close up magician or a stage magician/

Whilst you may be able to shop around and find cheaper, you will also have to consider the implications of hiring a magician for a cheaper fee. This may include a lack of professionalism, lateness, cancellations or worse behavior at your event itself. The mid range price for a magician in 2020 is between £250 and £750 for 2 hours close up magic.

People also ask: How much is it to hire a magician for a children’s party?

A: Children’s entertainer’s prices are usually based on them being hired at a children’s party for 2 hours. This price may be cumulatively less if you hire them for 3 or 4 hours but this is sometimes too long. Magician’s who perform at children’s parties, often do so within an easy drive of their house so don’t charge extra for travel fees or accommodation. Magicians often take a 50% deposit and the rest is either payable before the party or on the day. Each magician has different payment terms, so it’s worth checking with them first.

People also ask: Do you tip a magician in a restaurant?

Like many performers, they don’t earn a regular income. Their income comes each time they perform a gig and if they are performing in a restaurant, the pay is usually low. Whilst it’s not compulsory to tip a magician in a restaurant, it is often extremely welcomed and they will no doubt stay and perform longer at your table in return.

People also ask: How much to magicians get paid?

The average, full time professional magician earns around £35,000 gross revenue annually performing at weddings, parties and corporate events. However, a number of professional magicians have additional revenue streams such as lecturing, creating and selling magic tricks, or working at trade shows. As a result, they may earn even more up to £50,000+ A semi-professional magician can expect to earn £10,000 a year to support their day job.

To find more answers to questions you may have about hiring a magician for your wedding, please read the blog in more detail. If you want to get a quote from Duncan (a full time professional magician) for your wedding or event, then send him an email or give him a call.

People also ask: Who is the best close up magician?

According to a poll conducted in 2019 the following 5 magicians were polled as best in the world:


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