Call us

"Duncan....That's awesome!"
Sky

"That's amazing! That's just like.....ridiculous"
BBC

Quote

Magic and Mind Reading Theater Show

Magic and Mind Reading Theater Show

So, after many years as a professional magician and mind reader and after many requests, I’m making it happen. On 10th May 2019 I will be producing, writing, directing and starring in my own 1 man mind reading show.

This combines a mixture of routines, tricks, stunts and mind reading routines that I have performed at weddings, parties, and corporate events over the last 15 years. I am also contributing some BRAND NEW, never seen before material to make this a wholly unique experience for all who attend.

Theater show image

My show will mix the aforementioned magic, suggestion, psychology and misdirection as well as pseudo psychic abilities without actually being psychic. The show itself, has been customized and curated to ensure maximum fun is had and the audience are left with wonder in their hearts and amazement clearly etched on their faces.

I have set the prices at a very reasonable £10 per person and £8 as a concessionary price. The theater is nearly 175 in capacity and has beautiful tiered complete with bar and all the facilities you need.

So, what can we expect for the show?

Well the first half will be a demonstration of mind reading and psychological stunts demonstration how is it can be to influence people to make certain decisions or take certain actions. This will build and build to a climatic end of the first half making each element more challenging and unbelievable. This first half will be littered with demonstration of pseudo psychic ability. The second half, whilst will still offer more compelling mind reading routines, all more difficult from the last, it will have a heavier slant toward the psychic. Whilst not being psychic this will showcase the refined and honed abilities I have developed over the 15 or so years of my career to deliver unique and personal readings to members of the audience.

Whilst at no point will this be psychic, it will hopefully demonstrate that using a different skill set to a medium or psychic can indeed render more accurate and compelling results.

Whilst I have had a limited foray into the world of public theater, this is a natural progression for me and the act I demonstrate here, if received positively, may see itself in another theater around the country at some point.

Whilst breaking into LIVE stage performances is becoming increasingly difficult for an independent artist who has not delved into the murky world of televised talent shows, it offers the opportunity to showcase my abilities to a small yet select group of people.

theater showWhilst I feel that the golden era of magic is slowly ebbing out due to less magic on TV, the reverb left by popular street magic shows such as DYNAMO or David Blaine can still be felt. Whilst Britain’s Got Talent has certainly contributed to increasing the profile of magic further, successful artists have indeed leveraged this exposure for their own professional growth. Artists such as Jamie Raven, Marc Spellmann, Issey Simpson have gone on to become successful performers in their own right, with the talent show affording them the platform to demonstrate to the world their skill sets and abilities. Whilst the contrived nature of these shows can leave a sour taste in your mouth, they are undoubtedly popular, certainly going no-where and also offer a perfect opportunity for niche performers such as magicians or mind readers to showcase their skills.

Whilst I digress, if you are looking for something unique, fun and entertaining without the high price of the O2 or major stadiums, then Duncan’s act may be the perfect piece of Friday Night entertainment for you.

Combining original material ideas, concepts and scripts, this show will hopefully be a springboard into new pastures, new audiences and new concepts and ideas. For more information about where you can buy tickets, please feel free to get in touch on 07934 856 696 or email me on magic@magicduncan.co.uk

 

EMCEE – COMPERE – MAGICAL HOST

If you have spent weeks organizing and planning the perfect event for your  EMCEE - COMPERE - MAGICAL HOST delegates or clients, it’s important to ensure that its hosted with the same energy, experience, professionalism and entertainment you have given it yourself.

Duncan’s charismatic, professional and charming approach to event hosting has made him one of the UK’s leading Emcees, comperes and magical hosts, who guarantees to have your audience captivated, laughing and engaged.

 “You were the icing on the top of our event and kept everyone laughing & thoroughly entertained!” 

Duncan has been employed to host, emcee and compere for many of the UK’s leading companies. Leading brands have secured his services to:

*** Host Award Ceremonies, Raffles and Auctions ***

*** Introduce Speakers, special guests and additional acts you may have hired ***

*** Create bespoke magic (using digital magic / mind reading) to reinforce company messages and conference goals ***

*** Create an energizer focus throughout conferences ***

*** Ensure your event runs smoothly ***

*** Host Question and Answer or Panel Discussions ***

If you are wanting someone to deliver all of these in a fun, engaging way knowing that you can sit back and enjoy the rest of the event, stress-free knowing that Duncan William is the option for you. With over 15 years experience, he has the skills, professionalism and charm to navigate any possible obstacles and ensure you will be congratulated at the end of the night for a great event delivery and execution.

Duncan is also one of the UK’s leading digital stage magicians and mind readers and you can use these skills to create custom routines to perform with the MD, CEO or special guest. Each of Each time Duncan is hired by a client, he fully researches the company, event and you can have unlimited planning Skype or phone calls. Duncan can also deliver an optional 40 minute after-dinner cabaret act which fuses comedy, magic and mind-reading to ensure your event is even more memorable. This can be broken down into chunks chunks so you could choose an alternative 20 minute performance or have 5 minute performances throughout the event.

Previous clients Duncan has worked for include:

Coca Cola, NHS, Procter and Gamble, Royal Mail, Speedo, Ikano as well as hosting many of the kinds of events listed above. Invited back, year after year, Duncan’s wit, charm, experience and warmth shines through with every event he hosts, emcees or comperes for.

The Summer Wedding Season 2018

Hazel Gap Barn Wedding Venue

Hazel Gap Barn Wedding Venue

As a close up magician and mind reader I am invited to perform across the length and breadth of the country and between the Months of June to September, I am the busiest performing at weddings. This year (2018) has been no different and I have been a regular at weddings Venues in Nottingham, Leicester, Derby, Birmingham, Lincoln and London. With so many venues out there vying for business I wanted to give my top picks from this season.

The first is Floral Media based in Newark. This really is a stunning and hidden gem set in North Nottinghamshire. Perfectly designed gardens are crammed with full of flowers which overflow into the wedding venue itself. The venue I attended was a contemporary vintage high tea affair with amazing looking home made sausage rolls and pork pies to accompany delicate sandwiches and cakes. The venue itself is incredible warm and welcoming and is one of my top picks from this Summer Season.

In more central Nottinghamshire you have the well known Swancar weddings. Whilst I’ve not attended many weddings there this year, its a beautiful venue in a beautifully converted barn New developments at Swancar have included the conversion of some of the stable out the back to make extra accommodation for guests to make this an irresistible choice for brides, grooms and their guests. With me living just 5 minutes away, you are more than welcome to come and have a free demo if you’re in the area too!

Further afield Dower House is home to Gold England. Set in the glorious woodland area of Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire, this is a beautiful location with a stunning interior and food. This is one of the most peaceful urban venues I have performed at and the interior is truly decadent but tasteful without the over bearing opulence of a country house.

Hazel Gap barn in Edwinstowe is a venue I have recently become more familiar with and is a beautiful venue – again – a converted barn but with beautiful grounds. Perhaps the stand out here is the food. It looks magnificent and no expense spared in its quality. A beautiful venue, great staff and exquisite food make this an upcoming wedding venue for sure.

To close – I’d like to recommend so external caterers in the form of The Otto-Men. With vegan food taking more of a mainstay in the lives of conscious eaters – these guys cook up some amazing food. So much so, that I could happily write a post all about their cuisine. They have influences from persian cuisine but include amazing hummus, Falafal and their own inspirational ‘sexy-pie’. They are based in Manchester but travel all over the UK and attend numerous food festivals. They are not just food festival people but tremendous food with a real ability to blend flavors together. Looking at their costs – they offer great value for money too. Highly recommended.

If you wanted to pick my brains on any other venues that I have attended or performed at, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Also if you are checking out wedding venues in the local Nottingham area, and were considering incorporating some magic and mind reading into your special day, then I’m more than happy to meet up to give you a free demonstration to see if I’d be a suitable fit for your wedding day!