Nights of magic in the UK

In the last few years there has been something of a growth in regular live magic shows in this country. As audiences seek alternatives to high priced theatre shows or the ubiquitous comedy clubs, a few magic fans have quietly set up evenings that have started to attract attention and build a loyal following. I

Magic at Shepperton Studios

On Saturday I made the trip to Middlesex to perform close up magic at Oscars Restaurant inside the gates of Shepperton Studios. A very good place for magic as it was the location for the filming of one of the Harry Potter films, as well as some other classics such as Laurence of Arabia and

Pickpocket videos

I have been performing as a close up magician for over ten years professionally now. That’s a lot of cards chosen, and coins disappearing. Around 2004 I started to steal watches from people as part of a trick and found it to be very difficult but highly rewarding if carried off successfully (I mean rewarding

Bristol magic again!

Tonight I was back performing as close up magician in Bristol. The second event of the week in Bristol. And, unusually, another new venue that I haven’t been to before – The Paintworks Event Space on Bath Road. The event was a masquerade ball for first year University of Bristol students. Although the venue was

Gloucester Magician reviews

Some great feedback from a recent event in Gloucester – I am blushing: “Rob was captivating, entertaining, unique and very funny. Top quality entertainment.” “Can’t believe how good that magic was. I watched so closely and he just mesmerised me.” “Bloody good” “Brilliant, just brilliant” “Magic aside, Rob was fun, jokey, pure entertainment” “I have

Magic at Aldenham School

On Tuesday this week I made the drive to Elstree, Hertfordshire to perform for a dinner for Years 10-13 at a house at this famous public school. I didn’t know much about the school until I got there so was surprised that it was more like a university campus. Amazing surroundings! I don’t normally accept

Magic at Bristol Watershed

On Monday this week I had the pleasure of performing some close up magic and a cabaret show for 20 people attending a leadership course at the Watershed in Bristol. I have a pretty good knowledge of most venues in Bristol, but this is the first time I had performed at, or indeed visited, the

Why I love being a magician

My goal at every event that I do is to amaze people, get them laughing and clapping and generally having a great time. Every day of my job is different – each new situation brings new challenges. For example, in the last few weeks I have been booked at some incredibly diverse events – from

Magician in Soho

Last night I was back performing at the fantastic Magic Night in Soho. Held at the famous cabaret and burlesque club Madame JoJos, the place is always well attended by magic and comedy fans. Magic Night is a very long running evening held twice a month – I first went as a visitor in 2007

Magic show in London tomorrow!

Tomorrow night I am performing as part of the show “Boys with Big Tricks” (not my title!) On the bill are mind readers Colin McLeod and Chris Cox, funny magician Alan Hudson and also myself. Tickets are available from here. A night of award winning magic in London Multi award winning mind-reader who can’t read

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Table magician

Rob James has been a table magician for hire for 14 years. As a member of The Magic Circle and a full time magician, you can guarantee that everyone will love his up close magic. Rob does not just do card tricks but fun, interactive and astonishing magic!

Have you ever hired a magician before? The process can be a bit daunting as there are lots of close up magicians advertising online. Rob promises to offer a friendly informal chat about your requirements, whether you be planning a wedding, need a magician for a party or a corporate event, he is happy to advise on the best way to utilise his performance.