Magicians have become one of the most popular entertainment choices for dinner parties, corporate events, birthdays and wedding receptions over the last decade or so. They're still the number one choice for kid's parties, however there has been a huge shift in their popularity for putting on a show at more adult based events.
There's something extra special about seeing a talented magician up close and personal, especially when you cannot figure out how they did it.
From mingling with your guests and performing impromptu magic, to a conventional stage show; a decent magician will have everyone at your party looking on enthralled. However, what style of magician should you book?
CHOOSING A PROFESSIONAL MAGICIAN IN STANLEY
Before you do anything, take a look at the list of people attending your party. Consider the kind of event you are staging and the age brackets of the guests who will be there. Having a picture of what your guests are expecting will help you to ask the right questions of a potential magician.
It's quite easy, if you don't do your homework in knowing precisely what you require, to hire the wrong magician for your type of event. You could be making a big mistake in booking a magician if you don't do this groundwork. If your party is a formal corporate function or a combination of adults and children, you will not want to hire the sort of risqué magician who may go down a storm at a stag or hen party. It's also the case that a children's magic show quite possibly won't be the best thing for more mature, adult audiences.
Close-up table magic is always an extremely popular choice for informal occasions and parties, but you can also book street style magicians, pick-pockets and sleight of hand magicians. Formal and corporate events will need a timed show presented to the whole audience, and in cases like this look for stage, cabaret or corporate magicians.
Mind readers and mentalists are also extreme fun and will baffle everybody, not simply the chosen targets. Certain masters of magic can even flip this trick around and get audience members to read their mind - the supreme twist to a well loved magic trick.
EXPERIENCE & PERSONALITY
Confidence is key when it comes to magic. Stanley magicians with years of experience in their lockers will be more able to adapt and change to the different personalities of an audience than a magician who is just getting going in the business. If something goes wrong during a magic trick, as occasionally occurs, a seasoned magician will turn it around and make it an integral part of the show, whereas someone just starting up in the profession might become flustered over the failure. Having the experience and confidence to achieve this cannot be learnt overnight.
With experience also comes the knowledge of successfully working the audience. What you don't want at your party or event in Stanley is a magic act that causes insult or embarrassment, with comments that do not suit the guest list. What you really want is a magician who can have a discussion with anyone at your event on their own level, or as close to it as possible. What turns a reasonable magician into a fabulous one, is the skill to put all your guests at ease, especially if they have volunteered to be a part of a trick.
It is also the mark of a great magician not to disclose his or her secrets, or perform tricks that are obvious or easy to deduce. A cabaret style magician in Stanley, unlike close-up and table magicians, can use a scripted performance, but even then they need to be able to be adaptable and make it flow freely to accommodate any changes in the situation. A magician should not just show up to your event in Stanley, knock out a few tricks and walk away, they need to interact, perform and make certain they give your audience a real "OMG" moment.
FINDING A GOOD MAGICIAN IN STANLEY
There are lots of adverts and websites for party entertainers and magicians in the Stanley area. Whether they are part of an entertainment agency, or individuals, you want the best you can get in your price range. If you have friends or relatives who have hired a magician in the past it is a good idea to ask them for their advice and recommendations. Bear in mind the type of event that they held, and if it is comparable to yours in the ages and expectations of the guests.
Get quotations from two or three local management companies or magicians in Stanley when you're making your initial enquiries. You'll need to ask about:
Experience - For what length of time have they been practicing as a professional magician and have they got a portfolio of functions and parties where they've performed magic shows.
Style - Do they perform close-up magic for individual guests and small groups in a friendly and informal way, or do they put on a cabaret style show to entertain a crowd.
Performance - How long does the performance last, if it is a cabaret style magician, or whether they're an up-close magician who mixes and interacts with your guests, what time do they start and end?
Suitability - Do they regard themselves more as a kid's entertainer, or are they suited to more mature, adult audiences.
Don't choose the cheapest quote, consider how each one would work within your plan and choose accordingly. You will now be able to relax, with the entertainment organised, and enjoy the magical experience with your guests on the evening.
AFFILIATIONS & QUALIFICATIONS
Magicians don't have to have any official qualifications to perform, and training that takes place in the industry is shrouded in secrecy. Many magicians are members of local magic clubs, however the one that they all aspire to is the renowned, Magic Circle.
Any Stanley magician who is able to display Magic Circle membership has proven their ability and skill to the world's foremost magicians. To become a member you must first be endorsed by two existing members, before an interview and magic demonstration can be organised.
The interview and subsequent demonstration must be successfully passed before the ultimate vote by the Magic Circle Council committee is cast. When all these prerequisites have been achieved and verified, a magician will receive the honoured membership of the most prestigious magic club in the world.
KIDS MAGICIANS STANLEY
A note on magicians for children's parties; a professional kids magician will not be offended or upset if you enquire about references and background check documents. Given that a children's magician will obviously be around young children, there's a requirement for them to have been DBS background checked by the authorities.
Entertainment and energy are the foundation of a kids magician repertoire, and they must be able to keep all ages of kids mesmerised during the entire course of the show. Some might have particular age groups that their material is more suitable for, and if that is the case they should ask about the age range at your party. A children's magician is also an entertainer who should be able to adapt and change swiftly to keep the youngsters interested and amazed throughout the whole show.
Magicians are available for performances in Stanley and also nearby in: South Moor, Kip Hill, Annfield Plain, Tantobie, Holmside, Tanfield Lea, West Pelton, Dipton, West Kyo, Grange Villa, Oxhill, Craghead, Harperley, Shield Row, Burnhope, Blackhouse, Beamish, together with these postcodes DH9 0PH, DH9 0UN, DH9 0QG, DH9 0NB, DH9 6BH, DH9 0PW, DH9 0UB, DH9 0DB, DH9 0DA, DH9 6BU. Locally based Stanley magicians will likely have the telephone dialling code 01207 and the postcode DH9. Simply click the "quote" banner to get details about magicians in your area.
There is a wide range of magic that can be performed by your local Stanley magician including corporate magic acts, contemporary magic acts, bizarre magic tricks in Stanley, street magic acts Stanley, mathemagic, mentalism, transposition magic acts, table magic tricks, party magic tricks, pickpocket magic, magician quotes, stage magic acts, parlour magic acts, penetration magic tricks, levitation magic, transformation magic tricks Stanley, close-up magic acts, magical illusions in Stanley, and more. Simply submit an enquiry and see what is on offer for your party or event.
Magicians County Durham
In the County Durham area you can likewise find: Byshottles magic acts, Consett magicians, Seaton magicians, Hurworth on Tees close-up magic, Ushaw Moor professional magicians, Thornley magic acts, Yarm professional magicians, Kelloe magic acts, Framwellgate Moor close-up magic, Wheatley Hill magicians, Bishopsgarth magic acts, Lanchester professional magicians, Egglescliffe professional magicians, Little Lumley magicians, Bowburn magicians, Wingate close-up magic, Thornaby magic acts, Fishburn magic acts, Waldridge professional magicians, Softley magicians, Brandon magicians, Cockfield close-up magic, Stanhope magic acts, Monk Hesleden close-up magic, Easington close-up magic, Fishburn magicians, Belmont professional magicians, Shotton Colliery magic acts, Byers Green magic acts.
All throughout County Durham you should be able to find professional magicians who will provide various magic acts for different functions and events. If you cannot find the perfect magician in Stanley itself then you will surely be able to uncover one close by.
Magicians Near Stanley
Also find: Beamish magicians, Craghead magicians, Burnhope magicians, Holmside magicians, West Pelton magicians, Blackhouse magicians, West Kyo magicians, Shield Row magicians, Harperley magicians, Annfield Plain magicians, Tantobie magicians, Grange Villa magicians, Kip Hill magicians, Dipton magicians, South Moor magicians, Tanfield Lea magicians, Oxhill magicians and more.
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Some Stanley streets where magicians have recently performed - Lenin Terrace, South Causey Farm, Stanley Court, Fern Avenue, The Ridings, Lilac Terrace, Kingsdale Close, Laxey Street, Bircham Street, Pea Farm Cottage, Coach House Cottage, Blake Close, Mowlam Drive, Standish Street, Ryton Crescent, School House, Teesdale Terrace, Broom Hill, Milton Close, Avon Road, Carrmyers, Oakwood, Oswald Street, Fines Park Court, Cumbria Place, Fines Park, Joicey Terrace, Argyle Court, Kay Street, as well as these local Stanley postcodes: DH9 0PH, DH9 0UN, DH9 0QG, DH9 0NB, DH9 6BH, DH9 0PW, DH9 0UB, DH9 0DB, DH9 0DA, DH9 6BU.
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