AFTER DINNER ENTERTAINMENT
About magic entertainment
After dinner entertainment - why does it work so well, and why is a magician the perfect option?
Well, consider the idea of dinner and a show! It's a classic for a reason. You don't want to just eat and leave. If you can stretch the experience into the night you get to spend more time with those whose company you enjoy the most.
There's a word for it in Spanish - sobremesa - it's that stretching of time after a meal as you laugh, chat and enjoy each other's company. It's relaxed, unhurried. After all how you eat is as important as what you eat.
So if you're celebrating with a special meal, I recommend you think about the whole experience. Why not give your guests something to talk about even long after the last glass of wine has been sunk. My magic entertainment creates the stories you'll be laughing and chatting about for years to come
"Ed had everyone captivated! His great magic and jokes were the perfect addition to our dinner."
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Incredible! Ed's magic was the highlight of the night for many of us at our recent awards dinner. Ed helped to bring everyone together and put everyone at ease. He is a true professional and it showed throughout from the initial enquiry right up to the night itself. Recommended!
Jacqui Porter, London
Ed was totally amazing! He performed close up magic and an after dinner cabaret show at our Christmas party and he was marvellous. People haven’t stopped talking about him. We all thought he was the best we have ever hired!
Abigail Clayton Hart, Derby
For our Anniversary Dinner, our president asked for a memorable, magical stage show, and that’s what we got! It was totally mystifying and just what we wanted. Ed was easy to deal with and professional from the first enquiry to the end of the show.
Roger Coopey, Coventry
AFTER DINNER ENTERTAIMENT OPTIONS
The best after dinner entertainment for you depends on how many guests you have to entertain. I'm a magician, and can provide entertainment in various formats. It's worth getting in touch for a quick chat about your event so I can provide some free advice and a few recommendations. But first, here's some information to get you started.
What is parlour magic?
Parlour magic involves an exclusive group performance in the comfort of your own home, or in a hired space. It's larger that close up magic, but smaller than stage magic. Usually the performance is for 30 to 50 guests.
At home it was traditional to host this in "the parlour". For a hired space, I've found that a private dinning room is the most common space.
Fair warning! The video below includes swearing (not by me, but by the shocked audience!) I guess, that's the sort of effect magic has on people! It creates an immediate reaction of amazement and laughter.
What is good entertainment for a large group?
If you have a larger number of guests such as for an awards night, or fundraiser, then a stage magic show is the perfect after dinner entertainment.
It includes impossible magic and unbelievable mind reading that really brings the large scale wow factor to your event. All presented in a light hearted manner for between 50 and 500 guests.
Is close up magic a good idea?
Close up magic is a fantastic choice for any event! It can take place at people's table (aka table magic) or as walkaround entertainment. It can be performed after a larger performance to the whole group, or you could choose to have only close up magic.
For me there are three main places to include close up magic:
I can perform close up magic and mind reading as a way to welcome guests to your event.
Alternatively, I can perform table magic. We call this table 'hopping' i.e. during the courses of a dinner.
And finally, I am sometimes asked to meet people in the bar after dinner and entertain them in a very relaxed situation. This is a great alternative for those who want to take a break from any music entertainment, eg a disco or live band.
YOUR INCREDIBLE EVENT IS
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During a short phone or video call, we'll talk about your event and your initial ideas. Don't worry, if you're not sure. I've helped to plan many events so I can advise on the best use of magic and other events entertainment.
Once all the details are agreed, I'll send you a booking confirmation and ask you to make the first payment which confirms your date in my calendar. Then it's time to start looking forward to your big event.
I'll check in with you in the week before your event, and on the day of the event. All you need to do now is enjoy the magic, mind reading and conversational comedy.
"The professional manner in which he took the booking and ensured he knew exactly what was required is a credit to him."
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