Alan Hudson: Your Magical Party Guest
Private party magician. Hiring the right magician for your party is important. Very important. Obviously. You want someone who can seamlessly fit in with your friends, family and work colleagues. You are basically telling your guests “I think you’ll love this!”.
With over 20 years of professional experience, Alan will be pleased to advise on the correct length of time for your number of guests.
Less than 20 guests – The Parlour Show
The best approach (whenever possible) is a show for everyone to enjoy at the same time. A 35-40 min show, straight through, with great magic and plenty of audience interaction. Sleight of hand tricks, direct mind reading, fork bending, comedy and a few extra surprises.
This is a great chance to see an extended set from a top professional member of The Magic Circle and create a real talking point and long lasting memories. Ideal before a dinner (or at the start of a party) to give everyone a great shared experience. An ideal way to kickstart the event and make sure they all have plenty to talk about.
20-80 Guests – Private Party Magician Option 1
The Secret Room
Alan devised a new unique way of making your party different, fun and exciting – a real talking point for months to come. You will need to set up one room that isn’t been used for the party (the smaller, the better). 6-12 people (depending on the number of guests at your party) are invited in at a time by their host. They have no idea what’s about to happen to them. Some slightly nervous faces at first, but very intriguing.
As host, you tell a bunch of your friends you have a treat for them and lead them in to The Secret Room.
Alan performs his incredible sleight of hand show for them. This usually lasts around 10/15 mins. This magic is much better than the usual mix and mingle style because there are more possibilities of performing better, more powerful magical effects with less of the natural problems to contend with (such as guests joining in half way through a trick, waiters bringing food, people holding drinks etc. The whole experience of going in to watch a show is much more exciting prospect. Imagine the difference in going to watch a concert or having someone walk up to you playing a guitar.
After the performance he then asks them to re-join the party AND HERE COMES THE BEST PART… he’ll ask them NOT to tell anyone else what happens in the room so as not to spoil the surprise for the other guests. This helps create an extra buzz at the party with people wanting to know why guests keep disappearing for a short while and what’s going on in The Secret Room.
Here are just some of the benefits and advantages of having the magic in The Secret Room
1) Everyone gets a unique experience and no-one misses out on the action (as can happen with walk around magic).
2) The magic performed is much better than the type of tricks people usually see due to Alan being able not to rely on everything being in his pockets.
3) No interruptions at the wrong part so everyone gets to enjoy the magic moments at their best.
4) It’s completely different and so much more exciting to the usual options. The fact that people are walking in to a show is a lot more exciting than than a guy just walking up to them.
20+ Guests – Private Party Magician Option 2
Have Alan, a superb party magician, mix and mingle with your guests. Performing close up magic for small groups at a time with his interactive magic approaching small groups at a time and giving them a their very own personal magic show. He’ll introduce himself to your guests, so no need to introduce him – just let him do his stuff. You can relax and be host knowing that you have hired a top professional to entertain whilst you are being host and making the rounds. If you are having more than around 100 guests, it’s sometimes a good idea to hire two magicians. Alan will be happy to book a professional colleague.
Here’s what people are saying…
“Thank you Alan for a great show at our Jubilee Party. Everyone is still talking about the amazing things you did in The Secret Room. The fact you were hidden away in another room, added to the excitement and a queue outside the door in anticipation was hilarious. I believe the teens tried to enter your show more than once – teenagers are a hard act to please, so the fact they wanted more was a real credit to you! Everyone liked the close up feel to the show – much better than a magician mingling through the crowd. We can really recommend this. Thanks so much for making our party memorable for years to come.” Penny Wilkinson, London
“I wanted to thank you for entertaining all my guests at my 40th birthday party. You were really brilliant and the only magician to do The Secret Room that I’ve come across. That was a huge sucess. Many of our guests didn’t even realise you were there until they were directed into our dining room. Others were wondering why a few people were coming out of out dining when the door was closed. This really added to the mystery and intrigue of the evening. Much better than having a walkaround magician. As for the magic, it was amazing! So many of our friends are still talking about it, and wondering “just how you did it”! Even the scepitcs couldn’t figure it out. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a first class magician. Many thanks again and best wishes.” Ishanthi Bratby, Oxford
“Dear Alan, I regret that I didn’t manage to thank in person for your absolutely mesmerizing performances at Jenny’s party last night. Our guests were absolutely amazed and thrilled by your magic and wit. The Secret Room worked particularly well! It contributed to a very memorable evening for us. Thanks again and really look forward to seeing you again sometime. Best wishes” John Rayner, Bradford
“Alan, just a short note to say what a fab performances you put in at High Leases Farm on Sunday…Our Sitting Room was indeed The Secret Room for the afternoon and for all of our 100+ guests and friends! The reaction after each of your sessions was electric, for youths and oldies like me alike…..damned funny too! The Party was going well anyway…BUT you just added that extra special ingredient of surprise, entertainment and bewilderment! We all loved it…indeed; one of my guests (my female personal trainer) has just recommended you to one of her clients for her wedding, after obtaining your website address from me today. Alan…..thank you for making the journey to deepest Swaledale and making our Summer Party such a great HIT! BRAVO!” Michael Hold, Sales Director, Airstream Europe Ltd
“Just to say a big, big thank you for entertaining us all on Saturday night – you were brilliant! Everyone had a fantastic time and your contribution made it even more memorable – The Secret Room is a great idea as being so up close you even managed to win over the one or two sceptics at the party! Once again, many thanks. PS – can I have my real diamond ring back please!!” Sandra and Gavin
“Hilarious” Abracadabra – magician weekly magazine
“Very funny” Worlds Fair – industry newspaper