Close-up Magician London

Available for Performances Worldwide.

If you are looking for one of the UK’s most experienced Professional Close-up Magic Circle Magicians, London Magician Martin John has performed at over two thousand events worldwide performing ‘up-close’ as a Close-up Magician & also on stage as a Comedy Cabaret Magician!

Recently seen performing LIVE on Channel 4 & BBC1, since 2002 Martin has performed at Weddings, Parties & Corporate Events in the UK, a 5 Year residency in Spain + headlining over 100 of the World’s most prestigious cruise ships! With Martin John you are in safe hands with a highly experienced professional Magician!

Rating of  Average of 5 on a total of 9 Ratings

With masses of experience Martin has mastered the art of witty, comedy Close-up Magic bringing laughter and amazement to guests at weddings, parties & corporate events. Now based in London, Martin travels to perform magic at events all over the UK & Worldwide on request.

Martin will approach each group at your event and perform magic with cards, coins that fall upwards, ropes, sponge rabbits (a favourite for women & children) and even borrowed and everyday objects! Signed cards appear in Martin’s pockets, impossibly into his wallet and even magically change in the spectators hands.

Depending on the amount of people at the event, Martin’s average time spent performing to each group is approximately five to seven minutes. This however is completely flexible. If you have a large event with hundreds of people, Martin can perform shorter but equally as effective routines. For small events such as dinner parties, Martin can perform up to two different 10 minute routines to the same table, basically anything can be covered. If the event has hundreds of people attending, Martin can either recommend another Professional Close-up Magician to work alongside him, or can also offer his Comedy Stage Magic Act which he has performed to audiences up to 4000!

Martin is fully Public Liability Insured


Rating of  Average of 5 on a total of 9 Ratings

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What event types is Close-up & Table Magic suitable for?

Close-Up Magic and Table Magic is suitable for many different events, including: Wedding Reception, Wedding Breakfast, Birthday Parties, Private Parties, Corporate Events, Cocktail Receptions, Christenings, Product Launches, Trade Shows, Christmas Party Events, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, Gala Dinners, Jewish Weddings, After Dinner Entertainment

If you would like to hire a world class Close-up & Table Magician with added charisma and finesse for your upcoming weddings, corporate event, party or other event, give Martin a call now on 07564 032 857 to ask a question / request a quote, or click here to contact via email, Facebook or Twitter. Martin John will take care of your entertainment!

Close-up Magic is the perfect ice-breaker

for wedding cocktail receptions, parties & corporate events. Any event where people are in a small group is perfect for Close-up Magic!

Table Magician

Martin also performs as a Table Magician. Table Magic is often used for weddings at the wedding breakfast / evening reception, corporate functions, corporate dinners, parties, Birthday parties, Christmas parties…the list is endless. Basically any event where you have guests sitting at tables is ideal for Table Magic.

Martin will approach each table performing specially designed routines to be seen by all at any size table. How does this kind of magic work if the people at the tables are eating? Don’t worry…Martin performs table to table in between courses, creating a fantastic atmosphere at each table. Will he get in the way of the waiters?! As the 5 year resident at a dinner & dance show venue performing over two thousand shows, Martin has more than enough experience to work in any situation. If a waiter approaches the table ‘mid-routine’, Martin actually includes them in the routine! You can be assured of a comfortable, professional approach at every table.

Mind Reading

You’ve seen it on the television. Is it real...or is it all an illusion?!.

Watch in disbelief as Martin guesses a colour that you are merely thinking of…over and over again!

Still not convinced? Think of a time. A time that relates to a very important event in your life, perhaps the time that your child was born for example. How could Martin possibly have predicted this EXACT time?

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Biography & Experience

At the age of 21, Martin flew to Spain attempting to make a living as a Close-up Magician performing his close-up act in bars for tips. After two months of performing seven nights per week he had been noticed by the management of the largest variety show venue in Spain, the prestigious 2000 seater Benidorm Palace. He then became the resident magician for five years performing close-up magic on spotlight, table to table in front of audiences of over 1000 nightly! Being presented with multi-lingual audiences, Martin learnt his show in Spanish & French. Over the five year period performing 5 nights per week, Martin gained a huge amount of experience as a Close-up Table Magician, performing over 1000 shows!

Recognising his talent, the Benidorm Palace offered Martin a spot on the stage, which he accepted by developing and performing a double-act dove and parrot magic act, followed by flying to Las Vegas in 2006 to purchase a Lear Jet Aeroplane to make magically appear on the stage, now known as the World’s largest stage appearance!

Gaining a large amount of experience in visual stage magic, Martin decided it was time to develop two full shows coupling visual magic with comedy, which proved a huge success. At the age of 25 he was approached by various cruise lines, where he baffled and brought laughter to audiences perfoming his Close-up & Comedy Stage Magic shows for a further 5 years!

At 36 years old, Martin is now based in London performing at weddings, corporate events & parties around the country & worldwide on request.

Career Highlights

Read what Martin has achieved over the last 16 years including his career highlights:

  • BBC Performance to candidates on The Apprentice TV Show
  • LIVE performance on Channel 4’s ‘The Last Leg’
  • Canal 5 TV
  • The Ritz, London
  • The Savoy, London
  • The Dorchester, Mayfair, London
  • Conrad London St. James Hotel
  • Winchester House, London
  • 5 Star Coworth Park hotel, Berkshire
  • 5 Years Resident Magician at the 2000 Seater Benidorm Palace, Spain
  • Rocroft Cancer Research
  • Aldershot Military Stadium
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises
  • Seabourn 6 Star Luxury Yachts
  • Azamara Cruise Line
  • Holland America Cruise Line
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • P&O Cruises
  • Saga Cruises
  • Fred Olsen Cruise Line
  • Princess Cruises

Where Does Martin Perform?

Martin is available for performances all over London and throughout the UK including in:

Magician in London - Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, City of London, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Westminster.

Martin also performs his Magic Act’s all throughout the UK: Avon, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Borders, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Central, Cheshire, Cleveland, Clwyd, Cornwall, County Antrim, County Armagh, County Down, County Fermanagh, County Londonderry, County Tyrone, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Dumfries and Galloway, Durham, Dyfed, East Sussex, Essex, Fife, Gloucestershire, Grampian, Greater Manchester, Gwent, Gwynedd County, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Highlands and Islands, Humberside, Isle of Wight, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Lothian, Merseyside, Mid Glamorgan, Norfolk, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Powys, Rutland, Shropshire, Somerset, South Glamorgan, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Strathclyde, Suffolk, Surrey, Tayside, Tyne and Wear, Warwickshire, West , Glamorgan, West Midlands, West Sussex, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire.

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