In recent times, magicians have become one of the most popular choices for doing the entertainment at birthdays, dinner parties, corporate events and wedding receptions in Abingdon. They are also still the number one choice for children's parties, although there has been a significant shift in their popularity for putting on a show at more adult oriented events.
It's a wonderful experience to watch a skilled magician perform up close, and no matter how desperately you try, not be able to work out the secrets to the magic.
You may want your magician to perform a cabaret style show, or maybe you'd rather have more informal magic while mingling with guests; in either case, they are going to be entertained and mesmerised. However, what style of magician should you hire?
CHOOSING A PROFESSIONAL MAGICIAN IN ABINGDON
Before you do anything, take a good look at the list of people attending your event. Is it a wedding reception, children's party, corporate event or other celebration that you need a magician for? Picking a suitable magician, and asking them the right questions should be easier when you've got some idea of what you are expecting from them.
The variation between a fun party and a more formal corporate event can be massively different and you might hire the wrong type of magician if you fail to research or recognise your precise requirements. To just book in any style of magician without carrying out this elementary research may be asking for trouble. An adult entertainer might have magic more appropriate for a stag or hen party than to a formal corporate event, or a function where children are present. It is also obvious that a kids magic show probably won't be suitable for more mature, adult audiences.
STYLES OF MAGIC
Informal events allow close up magic to be demonstrated to small groups of guests, and sleight of hand magicians and pickpockets performing street magic generally go down well. Formal and corporate events will need a timed show performed to the entire audience, and in such cases look for cabaret, corporate or stage magicians.
Thrilling for guests of all ages are mentalists and mind readers, who can keep an audience second guessing long after the show has finished. This classic magic style can be changed completely when the magician twists it around and has the audience read their mind.
PERSONALITY AND EXPERIENCE
In magic, confidence is king. A magician in Abingdon with a lot of experience will be able to modify their act to suit different situations, in a seamless and professional fashion. If things goes awry during a magic trick, as sometimes happens, a seasoned magician will turn it around and turn it into an integral part of the show, while a person just setting out in the business might be flustered by the failure. Having the confidence and experience to accomplish this cannot be learned overnight.
A skilled magician will also have experience in working the audience effectively. If a magician can't do this it is probable you will end up with a cringey experience that's embarrassing. The capability to connect with all guests of any age is a base requirement for any skilled magician in Abingdon. A magician should engage with your guests and put them at ease as he (or she) performs.
It's also a sign of a good magician not to give away his or her secrets, or have magic tricks that are far too obvious. They cannot make use of a script, unless it is a set cabaret style act, and even then it should be readily adapted should the need arise. A genuine magician should be a real performer at your event in Abingdon, who offers guests with an unforgettable "OMG" moment, not somebody who just strolls around doing the odd magic trick before leaving with his wages.
FINDING A QUALITY ABINGDON MAGICIAN
If you look online you'll find a good few magicians in and around Abingdon available for hire. Tracking down a magician who fits your budget may be simpler through an agency. If you've got friends or family who've hired a magician previously it's a great idea to ask their advice and recommendations. Bear in mind the sort of event that they held, and whether it is comparable to yours in the ages and expectations of the partygoers.
Pick 2 or 3 magicians you think will be suited to your party or event in Abingdon and make an initial enquiry either with them or their management team. You will need to know from all of them:
Style - Do they perform close up magic as they mingle with the guests, or are they stage show magicians.
Performance - If a stage magician, do they perform a single show, or can they also mingle afterwards and perform more magical tricks for your guests.
Experience - For what length of time have they been trained as a professional magician and do they have a portfolio of parties and functions where they've done shows.
Suitability - Do not make the oversight of hiring a children's magician for an all adult event.
Once you have all your replies, not to mention, the charges - you can pick your function's magician. You should now be able to take it easy, with the entertainment organised, and join in the magical experience with your guests on the evening.
AFFILIATIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS
There aren't any formal qualifications in the magician world, and training that takes place is either self-taught, or carried out with the utmost secrecy. Magic clubs around the country help magicians of all ages to share tricks, hints and tips, but the most renowned club of all is the celebrated Magic Circle.
Only the best magicians are even considered for membership of the Magic Circle, and if it's possible to book one of these for your celebration in Abingdon you'll be honoured. There's no guaranteed membership of the Magic Circle and applicants must be put forward by two active members prior to being invited to take an interview and, if this is successful, give a demonstration of their magic skills.
Only if they pass these stages will the judgment be made by the Council of the Magic Circle on whether to approve them as members. Only then can a magician enter into the famous halls of magic and be proud to realise they're at the apex of their career.
CHILDREN'S MAGICIANS ABINGDON
Performing to children is something of a specialist art and a professional kids magician will completely understand your requirement to see any references and background check documents before you hire them. All individuals who work with children are required to have a DBS background check done, and kid's magicians are included in this list.
A good children's magician in Abingdon should be able to structure the content of their act to keep any group of children amused and captivated, no matter what their age. Some magicians might have particular age brackets their act is more suitable for, and they ought to ask about the age range at your particular party. A kids magician should also be an entertainer who must be able to adapt and change swiftly to keep the youngsters interested and amazed over the course of the show.
Magicians are available for performances in Abingdon and also in nearby places like: Radley, Marcham, Drayton, Culham, Dry Sandford, Sunningwell, Shippon, Harwell, Steventon, Nuneham Courtenay, Sutton Wick, Caldecott, Clifton Hampden, Northcourt, Sutton Courtenay, together with these postcodes OX14 1EL, OX14 1NT, OX14 1DN, OX14 1ND, OX14 1EA, OX14 1BJ, OX14 1LA, OX14 1GN, OX14 1DT, OX14 1DG. Local Abingdon magicians will most likely have the phone code 01235 and the postcode OX13 and OX14. Click the "quote" banner or form to get info on magicians in your area.
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All throughout Oxfordshire you will be able to find magicians who will provide various services for different events and functions. If you're unable to find a suitable magician in Abingdon itself then you will surely be able to uncover one close by.
Different Magic Acts
- Levitation Magic - Gravity defying tricks where something is made to float in mid-air.
- Escape Acts - Magic acts where a magician or their assistant escapes from some sort of restraining device.
- Transportation Tricks - Tricks where an object is made to move from one location to another.
- Suspension Tricks - Tricks where something is made to float with the assistance of another object.
- Restoration Acts - Magic acts where an object is destroyed and then restored to its original state.
- Production Tricks - Tricks where something is produced from nothing.
- Transposition Tricks - Magic acts where two or more objects swap places with each other.
- Vanishing Acts - Magic tricks where an object is made to disappear altogether.
- Transformation Tricks - Tricks where an object is transformed into something else entirely.
- Penetration Tricks - Tricks where a solid object passes through another.
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