Close Up Magician Derby

Incredible Close Up Magic For Your Wedding or Party in And Around Derbyshire.

Magician Derby. Duncan William is one of the most popular close-up magicians in Derby and the surrounding Derbyshire Dales.
His magic goes beyond the classic humdrum of dull card tricks and billiard ball manipulation and enters into a realm of fresh, original thinking combined with exciting and modern, fun magic and mind-reading guaranteed to leave your audience spellbound.

If you are looking for a Derby magician who is going enhance your wedding, big occasion, or party – who is going to mingle between the guests with some ‘hard-hitting, jaw-dropping, modern fun magic and mind reading’ and who is going to offer you an alternative to a standard band, or caricaturist, then Duncan William is your man!

Based just down the road in Nottingham, Duncan has been performing as a Derby magician for many years and some of the recent venues he has performed as a wedding magician include, Breadsall Priory, Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Makeney Hall Hotel, The Coopers Arms, The Priest House Hotel, Blackbrook House, Donington Manor Hotel, Langley Priory, Osmaston Park and Eastwood Hall.
Be it changing £5 into £50, making a deck visibly vanish between your hands, or plucking thoughts out of your mind without you even saying anything, Duncan is consistently booked as a Derby close up magician throughout each year, and guarantees to make your big day more memorable, fun and unique as you can ever have imagined.

Duncan’s magic and mind-reading extends beyond close-up or table magic and he is often booked for cabaret pieces. These highly engaging, light-hearted, and fun spots can last between 5 minutes and up to an hour or two with most commonly being booked for a 45-minute slot. Here this gives the chance for everyone to watch a show that is fun, interactive, and unique!!

Interspersed with great comedy, the best way of describing this show is similar to Derren Brown’s stage show but with more comedy and more variety.

So when is best for Duncan to perform?

Magic and mind reading is great fun anywhere and at any time, but at a wedding it is particularly popular at the ‘lull’ period when the bride and groom are having their photos taken, or when the guests are munching on some canapés or sipping bubbly. Other traditional time-slots for Duncan to perform at, is between food courses, or before the evening entertainment. More often than not, he is booked as the evening entertainment and can mix and mingle between guests chatting and nibbling on buffet food.

Nestled away in the Derbyshire Dales, Derby and its surrounding areas have reached worldwide fame – through chocolates in the form of Thorntons, engines, in the form of Rolls-Royce, and cars in the form of Toyota. Duncan’s gigs vary between corporate clients, to house parties, to wedding guests and to birthday parties. The variety, like Duncan’s magic and mind-reading, keeps it fresh original, exciting and fun!

James Gallimore – Local Business Owner, Derby

"Duncan really blew us all away with his magic. He is really likeable and found time to perform to the younger and older guests too. We would highly recommend him. 10/10!”

Paul Richardson – Derbyshire Dales

"I have been to a lot of weddings and seen a lot of magician’s but you are without a doubt the most memorable. Thank you so much for coming at short notice and making our day amazing!"

Tom and Julie – Bride and Groom from Derby

"Thank you so much for coming to perform at our wedding. You really made our day extra special and the guests are still talking about you 3 weeks later. Thanks again, Tom and Julie."

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Wedding Magician Derby


Duncan William is a professional wedding magician in Derby, and has been for over 15 years. His magic is contemporary, fun and interactive so you can be guaranteed you guests will have an amazing time. Duncan uses cards, coins, bottles, and money to make the impossible seem possible.

Duncan is often hired to dazzle your guests over the wedding photo period, in between courses over the wedding breakfast or to provide some entertainment in the lull in the afternoon. Finally Duncan can showcase his draw-dropping magic for both the day and evening guests later in the evening to ensure no-one missses out!

Close up magician Derby


If you are looking for something to really break the ice with your guests, the Duncan’s close up magic is perfect for this. He doesn’t need a table so this highly visual, TV-style magic is perfect for drinks receptions, over the wedding photographs at a wedding, or for any form of strolling evening entertainment.

As a close up magician Derby, Duncan’s magic can be performed right under your guests noses either at a table or in their hands in small groups. This makes it highly versatile and he can adapt his act to your event, venue or time in the proceedings.

After Dinner Magician Derby


Whilst Duncan does perform a lot of close up or table magic, it is his after dinner show that really gets guests talking. This is approximately 40 minutes in length and engages all of the audience with some mind trickery and contemporary magic. If you are looking for an acclaimed show tailored for your corporate event, conference or party then get in touch. You can find out more here.

Whether you are hosting a ball, charity event, conference, company party or celebration, Duncan’s after-dinner magician performance is perfect to make your event extra memorable and you to be congratulated on organising some fantastic entertainment.

Duncan is one of the most in demand magicians in Derby. He is often booked up a couple of years in advance and as a result can sometimes have extremely limited availability. If you want to check a date, get a quote or find out more about Duncan’s services then get in touch now.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Some clients know that the entertainment is often the most memorable part of the day alongside, amazing food, amazing hosts, great guests and a special venue. As a result many clients allocate a budget right at the start for entertainment; whether it’s a band, DJ or magician. Others, clients, find a bit more in their budget and hire a magician as a bonus for their event.

Whichever camp you are in, hiring a magician for your wedding, party or corporate event in Derby is a great investment that you can be assured your guests will love you for. There are often considerations to be made around budget. The considerations to be made are whether or not the performer is an amateur or professional, what kind of reviews they have and how many years they have been performing. Ask some of your friends for their recommendations first.

Most magicians are hired to perform for 2 hours. This is usually how long the wedding photo session, wedding breakfast or start of the evening entertainment lasts. If you hire a magician for 2 hours, they can usually get round all of your guests if you have numbers between 40 and 150. If you have more guests than 150 it’s recommended to hire a magician for 3 hours or more. If you have fewer guests than 40 people then 1 hour will be sufficient.

Duncan covers all areas of Derby, Derbyshire and the Derbyshire Dales. He regularly performs in Spondon, Mickleover, Duffield, Belper, Burton Upon Trent, Buxton, Bakewell and Matlock.

Yes. When you hire Duncan as a magician Derby, he can perform his close up magic over dinner or throughout the drinks reception. He can then close the evening with his after dinner show, or perform to your guests before they sit down to eat. Whichever option you choose, Duncan’s is extremely flexible and will try his utmost to accommodate your needs. Get in touch to find out how he can customise his offering for your event.