Incredible Virtual Zoom Magic Show – interactive magic and mind reading show online

Virtual Magic Show Online

Virtual Magician Online | Amazing Corporate Zoom Magic Show

INCREDIBLE VIRTUAL MAGICIAN FROM BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT The Actual Virtual Magic Show is an incredible online magic show for you and your colleagues during team meetings or family and friends for special get togethers. The show usually lasts for 30 minutes (can be 15 mins, 30 mins or 45 mins as required). Performing in USA, […]

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Magicians In Movies

The 7 Best Magicians In The Movies

Over the years there are have been hundreds of magicians in the movies. Here are 7 of the best and most notable ones. Obviously there are tons more that contain wizards, necromancers, witches but I’m just listing the top 7 with actual magician characters in movies. So, if you’re looking for the best magician movies […]

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100 Greatest Ever Magic Tricks

100 Greatest Magic Tricks Ever

So, how do you list the 100 greatest magic tricks ever AND in order? With the greatest of difficulty. I’ll be honest, the best magic trick was easy. The top 10 was pretty straight forward. After the first 10 it was extremely difficult to give a definitive order. When I got further down the list, […]

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After dinner magician

Amazing Entertainment For Corporate Events

Looking for entertainment for corporate events? Alan Hudson (Britain’s Got Talent, The Next Great Magician, Penn & Teller: Fool Us etc) is one of the UK’s leading corporate entertainers. Usually when trying to decide on the right entertainment for corporate events it is very difficult. Singer? Comedian? Juggler? Juggling comedy singer? All entertainers have their […]

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Magician New York | Amazing Corporate NYC Magician

Magician New York. Alan Hudson is a top corporate magician performing after dinner magic and his close up magician show in New York and all over the world. Performing in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Willamsburg, Alan Hudson is one of the top magicians specialising in corporate entertainment. Alan Hudson has appeared on prime time TV shows […]

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Camera on for Zoom Meetings

Cameras ON or OFF For Meetings on Zoom?

The struggle is real. Cameras on or off for meetings on Zoom? It’s a question that is often debated. Obviously we are talking about Zoom meetings here. And when we say Zoom, we just mean a video call. Equally it all applies to Teams, Meet, Hopin, WebEx, insert your video calling platform of choice here. […]

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Chop Glass

7 Best Magic Tricks For Sale Online | Adults | Kids

Magic tricks for sale online so you can be amazing too! As a professional magician performing at live events for over 30 years (and more recently as a virtual magician online), I always get emails asking if I can recommend some magic tricks for complete beginners. People often wonder what might be a good way […]

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Famous Magician David Copperfield

The Most Exciting Famous Magicians Of All Time

Who are the most famous magicians of all time? Here’s the list of the most exciting, amazing magicians that have changed the face of modern magic. There have been a lot of famous magicians in history. Not as many as actors, singers or comedians maybe but there are hundreds of famous magicians who have all […]

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Virtual Magician Alan Hudson

Virtual Comedian | Hilarious Virtual Comedy Show Live on Zoom

Virtual comedian to hire for your next online event. Zoom entertainment has exploded since 2020 and hiring an hilarious virtual comedian is the ideal entertainment. Stand up comedy on Zoom works amazingly well as long as you have the right comedian providing the laughs and one that will appeal to a wide audience. Alan Hudson, […]

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British Illusionist Zoom

British Illusionist | Virtual Magic

British illusionist, Alan Hudson, has performed on Britain’s Got Talent, ITV’s The Next Great Magician and the British version of Penn & Teller: Fool Us. He’s also a Gold Star Inner Member of The Magic Circle – one of the oldest magic clubs in the world with its headquarters in England. Alan Hudson performs a […]

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Virtual Happy Hour Entertainment Magic

Amazing Virtual Happy Hour Entertainment

Fantastic virtual happy hour entertainment has become huge. Massive. Trying to find something that will engage everyone is difficult. Luckily, since the explosion of virtual entertainment in 2020 you now have some good options. A virtual magic show is one of the best entertainments you can have during happy hour. It’s amazing, interactive and 100% […]

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Digital Magician Zoom

Digital Magician – 100% Amazing Virtual Digital Magic

Digital magician, Alan Hudson, is one of the most exciting virtual magicians in the world. Alan has taken his amazing magic skills, comedy and years of experience to the digital world with The Actual Virtual Magic Show. The show is live and interactive. Each show is completely unique as your guests are all unique. The […]

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Zoom Christmas Party Entertainment

Exciting Zoom Christmas Party Entertainment

Zoom Christmas Party Entertainment Zoom Christmas party entertainment was HUGE in 2020 and 2021 and it’s just as big in 2022 with some dates sold out already.Is a Zoom Christmas party the same as a ‘real life’ party? No, of course not. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be brilliant fun. Make sure everyone has […]

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Social Distancing Entertainment magician

Social Distancing Entertainment

Here in the UK, there is a lot of talk about social distancing entertainment. As I write, things are going back to ‘normal’ and people are starting to chat about various parties and corporate events for later in the year. One of the major things is of course, entertainment. A big part of my job, […]

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Virtual Team Building Activities

Zoom Team Building Activities | Online Magic Virtual Show

Lots of people are now looking for Zoom team building activities. Since a lot of people are now working from home and Zoom is the best way to stay connected, you still need things to do that are not work related. Activities online are the best way to stay connected as a team. Big Zoom […]

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Sawing A Lady In Half

Sawing a Lady In Half | Unbelievable Famous Illusion

Sawing a Lady In Half is probably one of the most famous tricks in the world. Obviously in 2022 that can seem a bit sexist. It doesn’t have to be a lady, it can be anyone. As long as they fit in the box.It is, without doubt, a fantastic and amazing illusion. It’s also very […]

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How much does a wedding magician cost

Wedding Magician Cost – How much do brilliant magicians charge?

Wedding Magician Cost. How much is a wedding magician? What is the cost of a magician for my wedding? What are the wedding magician prices? Obviously these are often the first questions people ask as magicians don’t tend to have prices on their websites. Many people think magicians and suppliers put their prices up for […]

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Magic Workshop and magic lesson

Magic Lesson and Magician Workshop

I get countless emails asking if I give a magic workshop, magic lesson or teach magic. Although I don’t usually give one on one magic lessons, I have done it a few the past for a few of my regular clients and they have been fun. I always think if anyone is a serious student […]

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Comedy Stage Magician

Stage Magician – 5 different types of stage magic

A lot of people get in contact and ask if I’m a stage magician. I do perform on a stage, so the answer is yes. But, as there are lots of different types of stage magicians. The one that you’d need for your event, depends on how big the stage it, what else you have […]

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Magician Midlands - Close Up Magician

Magician Midlands – Amazing Close Up Magician

Magician Midlands. As a magician, I perform all over the UK (and the world). I’ve based myself in the Midlands as this seems the best place to be. Many think it might be London (I did too for a while) but now I have realised that the Midlands is the perfect place for a magician […]

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Mind reading magician

The Mind Reading Magician – How Do Magicians Read Minds?

I a mind reader. A mind reading magician. Or am I? Is anyone? Is it real? One of the most popular questions any magician gets asked is “how do magicians read minds?”. Often followed by “what are the lottery numbers?”. It’s a reasonable follow up. I mean, let’s be honest, if you really were a […]

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Trade Show Magician

Trade Show Magician – Magic Customers To Your Stand

Trade show magician, Alan Hudson is one of the top corporate magicians in the UK. If you’re looking for a truly unique and brilliant way to attract visitors to your stand, you might want to think about hiring an expert trade show magician. Not just any magician. Any magician can do tricks. In fact, any […]

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Vanishing Car

The Vanishing Car

Why I did the The Vanishing Car trick. I’ve always loved the show Taskmaster on Dave. Just in case you’ve never seen it, the brief summary is that celebrities are given tasks to do. They only have a short amount of time to complete them in. Usually the results are really funny and it shows […]

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Hire a Local Magician

Fantastic Local Magician Near Me

I’ve noticed many people, when searching for a magician, are often looking for a local magician. This might make sense to some (ie local = cheaper right?). But it’s not necessarily the best way to hire a magician for your event. Let me explain why. Often people do a search for ‘A local magician near […]

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Carlton Comedy Award Magician

The Carlton Comedy Award – The Magic Circle

The Carlton Comedy Award. Last night was the annual awards ceremony at The Magic Circle. I last performed there 3 years ago where I got Dynamo to help me on stage. This year, I got asked again and got to say the words that a 15 year old me could only dream of “please welcome […]

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Comedy Magician Showreel 2019

After Dinner Showreel

This year I got someone to come and film one of my corporate after dinner shows and edit it together. Then, mixed it in with a few of the television appearances I’ve done. And voila – my 2019 Showreel. Showreels are tricky. As a performer you want to put more in. But I realise people […]

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The Magicians Podcast

The Magicians Podcast

Podcasts have exploded in the last 10-15 years. With the help of Ricky Gervais and a few other famous people, they have become part of the norm. Strange that before then they didn’t really exist and now I wouldn’t want to live without them. Around 10 years, me and my friend did a small podcast […]

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MagicSeen

Magicseen Magazine Cover Star – Magic interview

A while back I wrote how I was chuffed that I’d made the cover of The Magic Circle’s magazine, The Magic Circular. Well, I’ve now made the cover of UK’s leading magic magazine, Magicseen Now on issue 84, it’s had everyone on the cover from David Copperfield, Penn & Teller to Dynamo. And now Alan […]

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The Magic Circle, Circular

Magic Awards Host

Over the last few years I’ve been asked to host a lot of awards ceremonies. After I perform my stand up, after dinner magic act I’ve been asked to hand out the company awards. I’ve now worked out a way of doing it well, with a few magic touches, that makes it really fun and […]

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The Magic Castle Magician, Hollywood

The Magic Castle Magician, Hollywood, Los Angeles

Magic Castle Magician. Alan Hudson is a UK magician pictured here performing at The Magic Castle, Hollywood, Los Angeles. The Magic Castle is a members club in LA on Franklin Avenue (near Hollywood Boulevard). It is the most incredible venue and has the most amazing audiences. Full of the Hollywood elite and mixed in with […]

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Blackpool Magicians Convention

My Smallest And Biggest Audience Ever

A few days ago someone asked me what the biggest audience was I’ve ever done magic for. Then, inevitably, someone asked “What’s the smallest?”. I thought I’d repeat the answer here… The biggest was very recently at the Blackpool Magician’s Convention. Ask any magician and he will certainly know of this convention – it’s the […]

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The Magic Circle, Circular

The Magic Circle Cover Star

2016 was largely considered a bad year (especially for celebrity deaths). In contrast, I had a fantastic year. I was on ITV’s hit show The Next Great Magician. I was made a member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star and had more bookings than ever before. 31st December I had the perfect finish when […]

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stars of magic bristol magic show

The Stars of Magic, Bristol Christmas Magic Show

The Stars of Magic. December is the most magical time of the year. There’s nothing like a bit of magic for all the family to watch to warm the cockles. But where you ask? Good question. This December 27th – 29th I’ll be performing in Bristol at the Redgrave Theatre for the Stars of Magic show. […]

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Is a wedding magician tacky?

Is a wedding magician tacky?

Is a wedding magician tacky? It’s a question that gets posted from time to time so I thought I’d help answer it. It doesn’t really help from forums when people with no experience just answer Yes or No. The answer is – it depends. Magician Wedding I have performed at weddings for over 20 years […]

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The Magic Circle

What is The Magic Circle?

It’s a good question. What is The Magic Circle? Many have heard of it but not many know what it actually is. Often when I’m performing at events as a close up magician, people will sidle up to me, look both ways, and ask me if I’m a member of The Magic Circle. I think they […]

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Mac King, Comedy Magician

Alan Hudson – Comedy Magician – Funny Magician Comedian

What is the difference is between a comedy magician and a funny magician? Sounds like a joke, but it’s actually a good question. I’ll try to answer it here. I would say the main difference from a comedy magician to a funny magician is in the intent from the performer. If the emphasis is on […]

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Alan Hudson - Magician for hire

Places you might not have thought about having a magician

Everyone knows that magicians are great for parties and weddings, but as a professional magician I know lots of other places that I know work brilliantly. Here are a few that many maybe wouldn’t have thought about. Client Parties It’s so hard to come up with the right entertainment for a client party. Canapés, drink […]

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The Next Great Magician

The Next Great Magician | ITV Magic Show

The Next Great Magician. In 2016, ITV filmed a very exciting tv magic show called The Next Great Magician. Many years ago, ITV had another magic show called The Best of Magic back in 1989. As the title suggests, it contained the best magic acts from around the world and was instrumental in my personal interest […]

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Paul Daniels Magic Set

How has magic changed in the last 25 years?

Most magicians my age have a similar story of how they got in to magic – they either saw a magician at a kid’s party or received a Paul Daniels Magic Set or book. Not all, but a very high percentage. Nowadays, I guess a lot of people are getting in to magic with a […]

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Dynamo Magician

5 of the best magic shows I’ve ever seen

I’ve been a magician since I was around 14/15 (I used to do magic as a small kid but looking back I don’t think I could call myself a magician because I’d got a Paul Daniels magic kit). As a teen I started taking it seriously and joined the Humberside Young Magicians (winning the much […]

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Quality Quantity

How to get value for money when booking a magician

Everyone wants to feel like they are getting value for money. But what exactly is that? Especially when booking a magician. Some might think it’s how long the magician is booked for. Surely if 2 magicians are the same price but 1 has said he’d come along for 2 hours and the other has said […]

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Impossible Magic Show London

It’s the way you tell em

Magic is a funny old business. The fashion of it comes and goes. Sometimes there’s very little going on in the world of magic and you could be forgiven for thinking it had gone out of favour with the public. This year there are loads of big magic shows in London. In the past, only […]

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Magicians Podcast

The Magicians Podcast Interview

The Magicians Podcast is run by a fellow magician called Richard Young. Each week he will interview someone notable in the world of magic and although primarily aimed at magicians (upcoming, semi and professional), it can be of great interest for others too. A few years ago, I had a very similar idea of talking […]

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Five Star Review

An open letter to reviewers of magic shows

It’s almost time for the Edinburgh Festival. Although I’m not performing there this year, it got me thinking about the inevitable reviews that magicians will get. I admire all the magicians that are brave enough to take a show to a festival. It’s very easy to be safe and just perform at weddings and corporate […]

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Close Up Magician

How to be a good close up magician

Be good at tricks. The end. Not really. Tricks do matter, but that really only scratches the surface. Lot’s of close up magicians can do tricks. I’ve been doing this for over 20 years and along the way I’ve learnt a few bits and pieces. I thought I’d share my wisdom in this blog. I […]

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Social Magician

The Social Magician

With the risk of sounding like Dad, social media has really taken off these last few years hasn’t it? On almost every ad on the telly you get some sort of #hashtag and everyone has a Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn these days (or all 3). The main problem I have is, as a magician, what […]

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Mythe Barn - Warwickshire magician

Wedding Magician Warwickshire

Wedding Magician Warwickshire. As a wedding magician I get to see lots of fancy venues and perform in amazing places. This week I took my table / close up magician skills to Mythe Barn in Warwickshire. I’ve never performed there before so was interested to see what the venue looked like. The whole place looks amazing and […]

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Table Magicians London

London Table Magicians at Grosvenor House

What do you call a group of magicians? Sounds like a joke, but there isn’t a punchline. In fact, where do you even get a group of magicians from? Over the years I’ve been asked many times if I can bring a colleague or recommend another magician for large events. Usually a magician can get […]

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Corporate Magician Hire

After dinner cabaret magic – better than close up?

Many people think that close up magic is more difficult than stage/cabaret magic. This simply is not the case. Let me tell you why… In recent years the trend has gone from magicians performing larger cabaret shows to performing close up, mix and mingle magic, to small groups at a time. The experience of this […]

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Instagram Magician

Instagram Money Magic

When you are busy performing you often neglect the other things – this blog for instance. Sometimes my interest goes on to other things, but I realise the value of keeping the blog up to date to here is a quick interim post before my bigger one. Social media is now a part of everyday […]

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Breaking Bad Magic

Comedy Magician – Breaking Bad Trick

I love performing close up magic for small groups, but I also really love performing for the whole audience at the same time. This brings a different dynamic. A shared experience for everyone to enjoy at the same time. I’ll often perform close up magic first around smaller groups and then save my show for […]

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Top 10 Professional Magician Tips

Top 10 Tips for the Professional Magician

I’ve been a professional magician for many years now and in that time I’ve had countless discussions about the art (whether or not it’s an art is a huge topic by itself) of magic, the tricks and the business of magic. Every once in a while I’ll mention to another magician a tip or suggest a problem to a […]

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Alan Hudson Gilded Balloon Review

Trick Teaser from Edinburgh Festival

Today is the final performance of Trick Teaser at Gilded Balloon. It’s been a brilliant fringe. Meeting new friends and seeing loads of incredible shows. Best of all, my own show has been amazing fun to perform and sold out many times. The average audience in Edinburgh is less than 10, so really pleased that […]

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A great magic trick that didn’t make it in to the show

In August I’ll be performing at the Edinburgh Fringe with my show Trick Teaser – tickets here. If you are in Edinburgh this August, please come along. It’s a fun show with comedy, magic tricks and participation. Fun for almost all the family (well 14+) A segment in the show is a running theme called […]

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Trick Teaser - Alan Hudson

Edinburgh Magic Show – Trick Teaser

In August I will once again be taking my new magic show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014. This year I’m performing at the Gilded Balloon, everyday between 30th July and 25th August (except 13th) at 7.45pm with my new show, Trick Teaser. In the past, my magic shows have had themes and were quite […]

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Weddings Ricmond

Wedding Magician in Richmond, Surrey

Friday weddings are becoming more and more popular, I assume partly because people have more chance of getting their dream venue without waiting a year or more. Yesterday I was performing my close up magic at the tables between courses of the wedding breakfast at the brilliant Pembroke Lodge in Richmond, Surrey. I tried to take […]

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magic tricks forks and knives

A magic trick with knives and forks

Here is a magic trick that I perform with just a few knives and forks. I love tricks with everyday objects and you can see from the video that even though the trick in itself is fairly straightforward in effect, it gets a really nice reaction with audiences. The video was taken at a comedy […]

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Magician Charity

A Professional Magician can seem so uncharitable sometimes

First of all, I don’t want any of this to sound uncharitable, but charities can be quite annoying. Any professional magician will tell you that they get countless calls and emails asking for free entertainment from charities. Many will offer the chance to hand out business cards or the possibility of being in the ‘name […]

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Magic Circular

The Magic Circle Magazine – Magic Circular Review

As avid followers of my career and this blog in particular (or more likely, you have stumbled here by mistake), you will know that I performed in the Magic Circle Christmas Show this year. Not only did it sell out for 7 days with 2 performances per day, it also received a fantastic critical response. […]

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Dynamo Magician

TV Magic and TV Magicians – Good Or Bad?

There’s been a lot of chat recently about the state of magic on television, especially amongst magicians who are not on TV (or not on TV anymore). Often it can come across as being bitter and jealous. And often it is. However, having had a chat with several knowledgable magicians who have been around the […]

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Thimble Magic

Thimble Magic – Comedy Cabaret

As well as close up magic for events I often perform my comedy magic cabaret after dinner for corporate clients and in comedy clubs. Here is a routine I particularly like. Thimble magic is a bit hack amongst magicians. It’s seen as something old fashioned, silly and irrelevant in the modern day – I can […]

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Associate of The Inner Magic Circle

Associate of The Inner Magic Circle

When I started to learn about magic, one thing that came up quite often (usually in the back of magic books), was the mention of the exclusive magic club, The Magic Circle. It’s headquarters in London seemed a million miles away from Hornsea where I grew up. The Magic Circle is based in Euston (down […]

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Close Up Magician

Close Up Magician – Different Approaches

I get lots of people asking me to perform a magic show at their event, without actually knowing really what they are asking for. I guess sometimes people have seen Dynamo on television and assume you will perform tricks for about an hour with everyone stood around watching. Usually it doesn’t work like that so […]

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X-Mas magician

X-Mas magician for party season in London

Through the year I get asked to perform at all sorts of events (weddings, private parties, trade shows, comedy clubs, client parties) – that’s the beauty of magic – it’s an international language and can be performed in almost any situation. In December it’s mainly X-Mas parties (with the odd wedding thrown in) – often […]

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Comedy Magician

A comedy magician in just 3 minutes and 20 seconds

As well as close up magic I often perform my comedy cabaret act after dinner act for corporate clients, in comedy clubs, burlesque/cabaret nights and plenty of other places. Many people think that close up magic is more difficult than stand up magic as you are a lot closer to the action and therefore must […]

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Magician Christmas Party

How to react when you see a magician at your X-Mas party

This is the short story of Peter. Peter works in IT for a big company. Brilliant. It’s the best night of the year. The Christmas party is here and I can get completely rat-arsed on the companies money and be the life and soul of the party. I’ve got my snazzy jacket on. Now’s the chance […]

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Wedding Magician Photos in London

Whenever I perform as a wedding magician and they also have a photographer wandering around trying to capture the essence of the reception, I often ask if I can have a look or if they can email me a few photos after. They always say yes but very rarely do. Also, quite often they are […]

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Hull Comedy Festival Magician

Yes, a comedy festival in Hull. Sounds unfeasible, but over the last few years the Hull Comedy Festival has really grown. Mel Foster and Martin Davies are at the heart of it all and do an amazing job organising such a mammoth thing. Bringing some of the top comedy performers from all over the UK […]

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How to Hire a Magician (and buy a coffee machine)

Many people ask me for availability and a price and then say they have had a “more competitive quote” or say they’ve had cheaper quotes from other magicians. I don’t doubt it. So why not just go with the cheapest? Well, unlike buying say, a coffee machine from different suppliers, hiring a magician is not […]

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Magician in The Secret Room

If you’re having a party of less than about 80 guests, I have a brilliant way of entertaining your guests. It’s called the Secret Room. Please read about it on my Party Magician page. I recently performed the evening for Marie Antionette (aka Amy Meadows), who sent me this lovely message along with a few […]

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The Magic Circle X-Mas Show

This year I’ve been selected to appear in the flagship show for The Magic Circle – The Magic Circle Christmas Show. It’s quite an honour considering it has around 1500 members and I’ve been chosen to represent the Circle. It starts on the 27th December and runs until 3rd January and I’ll be performing a […]

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X-Mas magician

Fork Bending Magician

In August 2013 I performed at the Edinburgh Festival and got interviewed about my show, Magician or Superhero? I decided to show the interviewer a small piece from my show – the fork bending illusion. She was almost lost for words. Here it is. Watch and enjoy Fork Bending Magician was last modified: October 16th, […]

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Magician Christmas Party

Christmas Party Magicians

Now is the time when people are thinking ahead to December to hire a magician for their X-Mas party. Often people will ask me to perform walk around (or mix and mingle close up magic) whilst people are getting drunk (normally best to have me early on in the evening if this is the main […]

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Magician or Superhero? reviews

I’ve just returned from the Edinburgh Festival where I was performing my show Magician or Superhero? everyday in front of packed houses. It’s a very different thing to performing close up magic at weddings and corporate events. Edinburgh is a place where you can be a little more artistic and try things out that I […]

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London Calling

In this incredibly hot weather, magic can be a bit harder, and sweatier. Especially considering that I wear a jacket at all times. So, it’s nice when someone emails to let me know my efforts were appreciated at a party I performed at Shampers Wine Bar on Kingly Street in London…. Hi Alan, My apologies […]

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Magician Chelsea – Made in Chelsea

Recently I’ve been performing as a close up magician at a lot of post venues in and around Chelsea. A couple of times I’ve bumped in to the stars of Made in Chelsea (it’s a docu-thingy – I’m not quite sure. A bit like a rich mans The Only Way is Essex). One thing that […]

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Smoke and Mirrors, Bristol

They say a picture says a thousand words… here’s picture of when I was performing magic at the Smoke and Mirrors bar in Bristol And here’s a few action shots… Smoke and Mirrors, Bristol was last modified: April 15th, 2014 by Alan Hudson

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Party Magician London

Being a party magician in London is great fun and I get to perform in all sorts of fancy places especially in Central London and Chelsea, Fulham, Mayfair and Notting Hill. Notting Hill was the location for a lovely job a few weeks ago. But the actual venue was one that I’d never performed in […]

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Edinburgh Fringe Poster

My Edinburgh Fringe magic show, Magician or Superhero? now has a poster. Take a look. Then book tickets here Magician or Superhero? Please feel free to do a good deed and make up for any April Fools you might have played by spreading the word using the Facebook, Twitter or Google+ buttons. Edinburgh Fringe Poster […]

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Live dates

As well as performing at corporate events and private parties, I also sometimes perform at comedy clubs, magic nights and in my own one man show. Often people ask me if they can come and see me live, so I’ve added a date sheet to my website. You’ll see the link in the main bar […]

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Magician on Twitter

Years ago people would hear about me by seeing me at an event or being told by a friend. Then came mobile phones and some people would text friends stuff like ‘Wow, just seen an amazing magician’. Nowadays, being a magician on Twitter and Facebook is a great to allow people to share what they […]

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London Wedding Magician – Kensington

I perform at tons of weddings every year all around the UK, but this weekend I was at Kensington Roof Gardens in London. This is one of my favourite venues. It’s located just off Kensington High Street, right next to the tube (which is a bonus). It’s tucked away just behind Gap on Derry Street […]

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Magician in Bristol – Smoke and Mirrors

Here’s another live date, Bristol 22nd March. Most of my work is performing at private events such as corporate parties, weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries etc. But I do try and perform at public events as much as possible to give people the chance to come and see me in action. Sometimes a magician will have […]

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London Magic Show – Magician or Superhero?

If you aren’t going to be in Edinburgh for the fringe festival in 2013, but would still like to see my show Alan Hudson: Magician or Superhero?, I will be performing a few preview shows in London‘s West End at the Leicester Square Theatre. Dates are 19th June and 11th July. These will be Edinburgh […]

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Magician in Edinburgh

I’m very excited to announce my brand new comedy magic show, Alan Hudson: Magician or Superhero? will be premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe this year. The Edinburgh Festival is the largest arts festival in the world and it’s a real honour to be performing in The Caves at Just The Tonic. Here’s the blurb… Being […]

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Cheltenham Magicians

If you happen to be in or near Cheltenham this Wednesday or Thursday (6th and 7th March) then I can guarantee a great night of magic. Myself, along with Andi Gladwin and hosted by Steve Knibbs, will be presenting An Evening Of Deception. The evening has been put on before and has a great reputation […]

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Top Tips to hire the best magician for your event

Top Tips to hire the best magician for your event There are hundreds of magicians on the internet – a quick search for ‘Magician for Hire’ and you’ll be overwhelmed. How do you sort out the men from the boys? Here are 5 things you should look out for… 1) CV – look to see […]

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Magician in London – Live

I’ve got quite a few exciting things coming up and chances to come and see me in action. I’ll put dates and details soon. The first of which is on March 16th with Chris Cox, Colin McCleod and Rob James in Boys With Big Tricks at St James Theatre, London. All the magicians are terrific […]

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Fork Bender Magician

If you are booking Alan for your event, make sure you put your best cutlery out of sight – he melts them just by looking at them. They end up as a great giveaway for guests – imagine examining a fork, signing it and the having it bend right in front of your eyes. You […]

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Meet The Magic Circle

The Magic Circle in London is probably the most exclusive and famous magic society in the world. Most people have heard of it but most probably don’t know it’s a real place (in Euston) and more than that, you can visit it. Meet The Magic Circle opens it’s doors once or twice a month for […]

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Magician in Oxford

Want to see me live? I’m doing a show with Morgan & West and John Archer (all great magicians) on Thursday 10th January at Old Fire Station, Oxford. Tickets here http://www.wegottickets.com/event/188255 Magician in Oxford was last modified: April 16th, 2014 by Alan Hudson

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NYC with Dynamo

I was in New York recently and the man of the moment, Dynamo happened to be filming his next TV series Magician Impossible. Was great to meet up and he was charming enough to tweet this to his 1 million plus followers. I’m not sure why look slightly annoyed. I was trying to cool I […]

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Magicians in Sheffield – Fright Night Magic Show

Just a quick one to plug this great line up in Sheffield on Sunday 28th October. Me (obviously), Steve Faulkner, Romany – The Diva of Deception and Graham Jolley (one of my all time favourite funny mind readers). If you are near, you should come. It’s gonna be well good Fright Night Magic Show Sheffield […]

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Reviews for Alan Hudson’s Not So Secret World of Magic

Edinburgh Fringe 2012 is over. It’s been exhausting but amazing fun. Reviews have been great. A couple of good 3 star reviews (out of a max of 5) including one from The List. Also, a couple of 4 star reviews – one from The Metro which was particularly nice. Here’s a nice one from Three […]

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Edinburgh Fringe – Good reviews?

I bloody love Edinburgh. Taking the show to Edinburgh is very exciting and terrifying. Why terrifying? For instance, do people know enough about magic? I’d wager not and it’s not their fault. It’s just that most people don’t see enough magic, so when they do they are a bit unsure as to what to judge […]

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Edinburgh Preview, 15th July

If you are in London next weekend and are looking for something fun to do on Sunday 15th July then you are in luck. I’m performing the first of 2 Edinburgh preview shows at Hen & Chickens Theatre at 9.30pm. Time for a few drinks beforehand and easily in time to get the last tube […]

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Magic Castle, Hollywood

I’ve just returned from my third appearance at The Magic Castle, Hollywood. The Castle (as it’s known) is an exclusive club in the heart of Hollywood on Franklin Avenue (close to the stars on the pavements and just behind the Chinese Theatre). Very few Brits ever get to perform there once, so it feels like […]

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Applecart Festival, June 3rd 2012

On Sunday I’ll be performing at The Applecart Festival, Victoria Park, London. Look like a great one.   Apart from the magic tent, where I will be, you also get all of this… MUSIC: Adam Ant & the Good the Mad and the Lovely Posse, Beth Jeans Houghton, Billy Bragg, Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat, […]

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Tickets – On Sale Now

Tickets are now on sale for Alan Hudson’s Not So Secret World of Magic at the Edinburgh Fringe, 2nd 26th August, 4.55pm daily (except 14th) Alan was too lazy to get a proper job so he became a magician. Was this a mistake … it felt like that sometimes. Quirky illusions and hilarious tales from […]

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Penn & Teller: Fool Us repeat

For all you Fool Us fans, you’ll be pleased to know that they are currently repeating the series on ITV2. I’m in tonights episode (SPOILER ALERT – in case you are wondering, I don’t). It’s on pretty late 00:20am – so if you are up at that time the choice will be between that or […]

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Alan Hudson’s Not So Secret World of Magic

Exciting times friends – from 2nd – 26th August 2012 I’ll be appearing at Just The Tonic at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with my show. The show covers not only my act now, but also a little peek behind the scenes of my life in magic. From what it’s like performing at corporate events to […]

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Old Dogs, New Tricks – again

After the huge success of the first one, we’re having a new new material night. Old Dogs, New Tricks. Some of the greatest tricks and probably some bad ones too. This time it’s at Canal Cafe (nr Warwick Avenue tube), Tues 3rd April, 7.30pm still only £4. With Piff the Magic Dragon, Chris Cox, Alan […]

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Old Dogs, New Tricks – New material night

Where do magicians practise their new tricks? Usually in their bedrooms. But eventually you have to go out and try them in front of real life people to see if the tricks are fooling, funny etc. Me, Piff the Magic Dragon, Young and Strange, Rob James and Noel Qualter are trying out new tricks on […]

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Xmas party Magician

December has started which means the countdown to Xmas day. For most magicians it’s usually a pretty busy time of the year with not only the usual weddings, birthdays etc but also all the christmas parties going on up and down the country. I’m quite lucky and do tend to get booked quite a lot […]

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Penn & Teller, Fool Us – Hudson on primetime!

Watch Alan on 2nd July, ITV (or even in HD if you can stomach it) at 8pm with Jonathan Ross and Penn & Teller. What will the world’s best magicians make of Alan’s trick? Will they be fooled? Or even like it? Will he mess it up and make an arse of himself in front […]

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Ticket offer for Edinburgh’s MagicFest

As I’ve previously mentioned, I am performing in Edinburgh at MagicFest 1st July – 8th July with my new one man show. Well some good news just in from MagicFest – Save up to 20% on Tickets We have launched an early bird ticket offer allowing you to save money on MagicFest tickets. This offer […]

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Magic Night hits the Camden Crawl

This Sunday, May 1st, Magic Night will be at the Enterprise as part of Camden Crawl. Usually known for having top bands and comedians (this year they have Razorlight, Tinchy Stryder and Graham Coxon), magic has been added to the line up! Magic Night normally runs at Madame Jo Jos where I always have a […]

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Alan’s Not So Secret World of Magic

Just a quick heads up for Magic Fest 2011. Last year I performed my spot at the gala show which was great fun (pic included). This year I am back with my first solo one hour show. Although I’ve not finished writing it yet, it looks like it’s going to include stories of my time […]

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Wam Bam – Cafe De Paris

Quite late I know but just to let you know I’ll be appearing tomorrow night at the very beautiful London venue, Cafe De Paris for Wam Bam Club. A fantastic evening of burlesque, music and magic (that’ll be me then). Wam Bam – Cafe De Paris was last modified: October 3rd, 2014 by Alan Hudson

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Every Little Helps

Nice email just in when Adrian Connell was in charge of impressing Tesco store and area managers at a lovely little dinner at Hanbury Manor in Hertfordshire recently so they decided to hire a magician…. “If you are looking to hire this guy for an event do not pause, do not hesitate, we hired Alan […]

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January Magic

January is usually a notoriously quiet time for the wandering Pocket Wizard but this month I have been to Gloucester, Stratford Upon Avon, Macclesfield, Birmingham, Northampton, Leeds, Bradford and of course London. Maybe February will be the new January? January Magic was last modified: June 24th, 2014 by Alan Hudson

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Thomsons 10th Anniversary

Couple of shots just in from a lovely party at Natural History Museum in London Photos by kind permission of http://www.owenbillcliffe.co.uk/ Thomsons 10th Anniversary was last modified: October 3rd, 2014 by Alan Hudson

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Magicians on television

Recently I got asked to be on Living TV’s Four Weddings. I was already booked to appear at the wedding and Lyndsey (the bride to be) rang me to ask if I would mind been filmed. I explained the reasons why and said I did mind – and she was really nice about it and […]

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Magician in Berkshire

Recently I seem to have been performing in Berkshire a lot. And I like it. In the last few weeks I’ve been in Reading, Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead. Although I’ve enjoyed performing at all the events (don’t want to upset anyone!), I think my favourite was at The New Mill in Eversley (near Reading). A […]

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Cheap Close Up Magicians

As more and more magicians crop up and make sure their website is on Google Adwords, it’s interesting to see that the general price of close up magicians vary massively (one guy advertises magic for £99!). Usually I see about 5 new magicians every month. Maybe more. As a magician you can’t buy experience and […]

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More Edinburgh Magic

If you are in Edinburgh on 16th or 18th August, then as part of the Fringe Festival I’m performing for London Is Funny at the GRV. If you are around, haven’t booked anything else for those evenings and have a spare fiver, here is the link http://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/london-is-funny-presents?day=16-08-2010 More Edinburgh Magic was last modified: October 3rd, […]

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Magic Fest – Edinburgh – 7-11th July

If you are in Edinburgh between 7th and 11th July check out http://www.magicfest.co.uk There are loads of magic shows and even a special talk from Paul Wilson (The Real Hustle). Magicians are performing their shows daily so there’s lots of choice, and like at the Edinburgh Festival, you can even see several shows in a […]

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Private Parties in the Secret Room

Recently many magicians have been asking me if they can use my Secret Room idea – as a lot of magicians read this blog, this post is largely for them. The answer is yes – please use it. In fact, I URGE you to do it. Although, please don’t call it The Secret Room – […]

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New promotional video 2010

So, here is my new promotional video of me doing tricks n stuff. It will go on my site properly soon, but until then, here it is… = New promotional video 2010 was last modified: May 28th, 2015 by Alan Hudson

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Up The Creek Greenwich, London

On March 11th I’ll be appearing at Up The Creek in Greenwich, London with other fantastic acts (including Adam Bloom and Tom Webb). It’s all for charity (I don’t like to talk about it) – and tickets are available here Charity Gig Let me know if you’re coming. Up The Creek Greenwich, London was last […]

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Blackpool Magician’s Convention

Next weekend is when 3000 magicians (well 3000 people with an interest in magic anyway) all descend upon Blackpool for a whole weekend of learning new tricks, watching shows, hanging out with other magicians etc. The Blackpool Magicians Convention is the largest convention in the world and attracts the very best close up magicians and […]

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Hackney Empire New Act of The Year 2010

So, on Saturday 30th January 2010, I was a finalist in the very prestigious competition The Hackney Empire New Act of The Year. Now most of the acts that enter aren’t actually new acts – ie they haven’t just been going for a year, most have been going for at least 18 months. Some for […]

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Secret blend

Quick snap from the KFC X-Mas awards dinner. I always look like an idiot in action shots Secret blend was last modified: June 24th, 2014 by Alan Hudson

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Magician in London

Here are a few shots from the fantastic www.benjaminglean.com taken at the Jake Networking evening at Penhaligons in Burlington Arcade, London last week. Good fun was had by all and was nice to work with Alison Russell the silhouette artist. Excellent stuff Magician in London was last modified: June 15th, 2022 by Alan Hudson

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Microsoft add magic to launch Windows 7 in Berlin

Had a great week this week in Berlin working for Microsoft with a team of excellent magicians. Microsoft were so pleased they hired us for their VIP party on the last night in one of Berlin’s super clubs. From left to right – Alex Crow, Urban Magik, Marc Spelmann, Noel Qualtier, Sav, Ben Earl and […]

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Presto – it’s Ad magic

Here’s a little ad I did to help advertise a new self-assembly box from Fellowes. I’ll be very honest, I think the naff tuxedo helped – I don’t normally go down this well! Presto – it’s Ad magic was last modified: April 16th, 2014 by Alan Hudson

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Wedding in Leeds

Just received a nice pic of me doing the legendary trick – Bottle Through Table. It was taken at a wedding that I was at over the weekend. Lots of people and good fun. Father of the Bride Roger just emailed some nice words as well. Alan, Just a brief note to say thank you […]

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New Pictures

For dedicated followers of this site (mainly other magicians who often pinch stuff off me – you know who you are!) – I’ve added some new pictures. Have a look around and you’ll see 3 or 4 new pictures on the main pages. This one is my favourites though New Pictures was last modified: October […]

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Ego

It’s always nice for the ego when people email, after they have paid you, saying that they thought you were great. Here is a couple from this weekend – “Hi Alan, everyone including myself and Rob thought you was fabulous. Am still checking my ring now to make sure it is mine ha ha. We […]

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I don’t like to talk about it

I get asked to do a lot of charity events and unfortunately I can’t do them all – I say unfortunately, it’s unfortunate that I don’t want to do them. I’m full time and I have to make a living and most charity events are on evenings. I get endless emails asking if I can […]

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Internet Magic

Many people ask me if I’ve got any videos online. Well, the answer is I haven’t really. Only a short clip from a show I did at the Edinburgh Festival – but it doesn’t show me busting out any hardcore, sleight of hand type magic that I’d perform at a wedding for instance. However, I […]

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Wedding Weekend

Been a great weekend with 2 weddings. First one in York for Debbie and John – great people and really good fun. Debbie just emailed this “Thank you so much for providing entertainment for our guests on Friday, the feedback has been excellent. Can’t even see how you do your tricks on the video footage.” […]

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Magic in Birmingham

For some reason I’m in Birmingham a lot this December – it’s not a bad thing. Often I’m all over the place during X-Mas party period but for whatever reason the good brummies of Birmingham have all got together and decided I’m their man.Last night I did the first of many at the Oceana Night […]

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Movie of myself

Well you asked for it – and here it is. A YouTube clip of the Great Hudsoni. I’m planning to do a proper promo at some point soon – but here is a little taster of what you can expect from me. Movie of myself was last modified: November 20th, 2014 by Alan Hudson

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Hull Comedy Festival 2008

Hull has got a festival, 2 weeks of comedy in Hull. As, dear reader, I’m sure you’ve already seen on the front page of my site in the new News section, I’ll be appearing at the Buzz Comedy Club on 23rd October. But the real reason for this post is to draw your attention to […]

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Quickie

For those avid viewers of my site (I know who you are) you’ll have noticed that I’ve swapped a couple of photos round so it all makes sense now. Also, changed some of the content to make it more user friendly. You may have also noticed that I’ve added a ‘News’ section on the front […]

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Loads of stuff

It’s been a long time since my last post so I thought I’d enter something mainly to let you all know I’m still alive an that! Edinburgh went very well. We sold out 86% of all available seats – a great achievement by Edinburgh standards. The show went well and we both had a great […]

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Edinburgh Tickets

For those who have tried to book tickets in the past and found the Edinburgh ticket box office down (they’ve had massive problems this year) you’ll be pleased to hear it’s all up and running. If you’re in Edinburgh during the festival between 17th – 25th Aug then here’s the link you need http://www.edfringe.com/shows/detail.php?action=shows&id=1611 See […]

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How very dare you

I know this blog is been read all over the world and many people get excited by a little mention. But who would have thought people would complain that they hadn’t been mentioned? I received an email from Derren Litten (Derren as in Brown, not as in Day. And Litten as in moaner). He wondered […]

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Edinburgh and Bust – Magic To Get Girls By

Many people email me asking where they can come and see me perform (exchange the word many for Two). Well, the time has come my friends. I will be performing along side Scotland’s top magician, Kevin McMahon (Faking It magician – turned from a science geek in to a magician geek). The show is called […]

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Nice letter

“Hi Alan, I wanted to write to you to say how fantastic you were at our wedding – literally everyone has been talking about it! It was really excellent and god knows how you do everything but it must be magic! I am sure that my father has been in touch with you as he […]

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Hush Hush again

More Haste Less Speed – I forgot the date – MONDAY 3RD DECEMBER 2007 Hush Hush again was last modified: April 16th, 2014 by Alan Hudson

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Blatant Plug – Hush Hush Cabaret Hull

As a special blog friend, you are invited to attend Hush Hush. A new alternative cabaret evening featuring magic, music, comedy and burlesque style performances. Rob James and myself decided there was nothing like this in Hull so we’re doing it ourselves. Tickets are £6/£5 and should be a great night. We’ve booked top acts […]

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The kids back!

Hello, my name is Alan. I am a blogger. It has been nearly one month since my last blog. I thought I’d kicked the habit but…..Yes, I’m back. I’ll try not to leave you for so long again. There’s too much stuff since the last one to put it all here, but here are couple […]

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Magicians at war

A thankfully quiet week this week. Next week is completely full so am enjoying the rest. Heroes, Prison Break, Curb Your Enthusiasm – they won’t watch themselves you know. I did one job on Sunday in Sedgefield near Teeside. I was performing alongside 3 other magicians. It’s always interesting to work with other performers and […]

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Magic in Lancashire

Just received this nice email from a recent wedding in Lancashire. I’m not sure if ‘kerfuffled’ as it doesn’t come up on the spellcheck, but I’ve copied and pasted the email anyway. “Hey Alan,Rob and I just wanted to thank you for your amazing performance at our wedding last Friday. You were the highlight of […]

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From Winehouse to My House

Well what a week it’s been loyal blog fans. Monday saw me in Oxford at the Keble College. I thought this was going to be a tricky one as everyone was sat on benches on just a couple of long tables (not on round tables, which gives me easy access to my adoring public, and […]

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New post coming….

Don’t worry – a new post is on it’s way. Was going to do it now but am to wait till tomorrow (well later on – it’s 1.26 am). Some good stuff on my travels this week… New post coming…. was last modified: April 16th, 2014 by Alan Hudson

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Success in Cardiff

Just received an email from the show I did on Saturday night in Cardiff – always good for the ego… “Morning Alan You did what we have failed to do in 14 years – you actually kept everyone sat in there seats after the meal had finished!!  In previous years when the entertainment starts guests prefer […]

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One way for Caerdydd (Cardiff)

I now realize the problems with blogs. The blogger (that’s me) feels a certain duty to his readers (reader) to come up with something interesting to blog about and if nothing interesting has happened for a few days then it gets quite tricky. However, I’m not going to fall in to that trap. I’ve decided […]

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Magicians Convention in Southport

Just in case you are wondering – and by you, I mean Dave, no I haven’t given up already on the blog. I just haven’t done any jobs to tell you about recently. Last week I went to the International Brotherhood of Magicians convention in Southport (Southport – also known as God’s waiting room). Although […]

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Alan does magic in West Sussex

Hello blog followers. I know you couldn’t wait a minute longer so here it is. Currently watching the repeat of X-Factor on ITV2 (much better than Dirty Dancing 2  – a call back there for regular readers). Am now in a Premier Travel Inn – decided to treat myself after the Travelodge last night.Tonight I’ve […]

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No one puts Baby in the corner

Well blog fans, it’s time for me to do this seriously. I’m currently watching Dirty Dancing 2 in my luxurious Travelodge room in Reading – which reminds me, I had an email recently saying “I bet your talent takes you to some great places” – if only he knew. Tonight I was at the Forest […]

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Flooding Gloucester with Magic

Just received this lovely email – thought I’d add it here to get my blog up and running. Seems a bit naff only having one post – but now I’ve got two! We’re in business… “Gem and I just wanted to drop you a line to say what fantastic feedback we’ve had on you from […]

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New website – What do you think?

Well this is my first blog post – just to see if it works really. The new website went ‘live’ (as the industry insiders say) last night so if you’re reading this today (Wed 29th August) you are one of the first lucky people in the world to see the new site. Any thoughts on […]

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