Magician One Man Show
Sometimes there are special occasions or events where there are a select number of guests planned to attend. There is a show that bridges the gap between close-up magic and stage magic. It's a bit like a stage act but on a smaller scale. This type of show is what some people would call platform magic, parlour magic or stand-up magic.
Stand-up magic show / After dinner show / Parlour magic show
Dorian is able to perform an exclusive stand-up magic show that is suitable in most situations to entertain a single small to medium group of people (maximum of 25 guests).
The show lasts approximately 40 minutes. There is no padding or chaff, just a solid, entertaining, quality performance of close-up magic and mind reading. As with the regular close-up magic the show is very interactive and the audience is still very much involved in the act.
This stand-up magic act is pretty much suitable for any environment and situation within reason. Whether the guests are seated at a single table or standing/sitting in a group.
There are a number of ways in which this type of show works:
1. When there is a single table of diners there are two main options:
Magician/Conjurer Dorian can entertain the table in between courses, approx 10 minutes after starter, 10 minutes after main course and then 20 minutes after desert. The act can be divided between more or (less courses) required.
The complete after dinner show. Performed in total after desert, typically during coffee.
2. When there is a group of people gathered:
The show runs 40 minutes straight through from start to finish. This type of show is very well suited to entertain a casual grouping of people – e.g. office party. It does not matter whether the guests are seated or standing.
A few testimonials from clients that booked magician DORIAN for a stand-up show:
"A huge thank you, on behalf of all the Downton family, for making Andy’s 50th Birthday Dinner at Cowley Manor last night so special. A truly magical evening thanks to your superb expertise! Jaw dropping magic, which left both adults and children amazed and astounded! Can’t wait to see the results of the photographer capturing the bewilderment and joy on all our faces! Many, many thanks Dorian. Best wishes."
Wendy Downton - Downton Haulage.
"Very, very many thanks for the entertainment last night. There is only one word to describe your contribution - Outstanding. You immediately made our party (even though small in number) feel completely at ease and I greatly appreciate the care taken by you to make it such a success. Your amazing close up work was the talking point for hours afterwards and it looks that you will still be the talking point for months ahead. Your professional approach to the evening is undoubtedly a mark of the way in which you entertain and what you do is unbelievable - which is probably the main point of it all! Again many thanks and I sincerely hope that we will be able to call upon you in the future."
Andrew Wood (Private Dinner Party - Miskin Manor)
"Hi Dorian. Just a quick note to say a HUGE thank you for entertaining us all for our Xmas party the other week (see above photos) - it was a superb show - pure magic! Everyone really enjoyed themselves and still talking about how you did those things! Hoping I can book you for my Dad's birthday party in June so I will be in touch. Again, thanks for such a fun afternoon and have a great Xmas. See you soon."
Glynn Hayward - (Complete Control Christmas Party)
"Dorian - that was a brilliant performance you gave us at the Wild Rabbit (Chipping Norton) yesterday! Many thanks for helping make the day a great success. It was terrific - you successfully bemused a room full of academics, medics and police!"
John Hunter (Birthday Dinner)
"I just wanted to thank you so much for entertaining our friends at the BBQ. Everyone is still talking about it and you were the highlight of the day!! Totally incredible is all I can say!!!"
Megan Williams - (Birthday BBQ, Badbury, Wiltshire)
"Just a note to say thank you so much for Saturday evening and making such a jolly evening for us. Everyone was totally immersed in the magic and wondering how on earth you managed it. One chap went home in a bit of a bait because he just couldn't work any of it out. We've had some lovely thank you letters. It made the occasion and made life easy for us. So thank you very much indeed for making Louise's birthday party special."
Elizabeth Wood (Birthday Dinner Party)
"Just wanted to say a huge thank you for Sunday at Farrells. Everyone loved you and they are all still talking about you! We would definitely recommend you to everyone and next time we are arranging a party we will be in touch!"
Jane Norton (Birthday Dinner Party)
"From Kay, myself and the birthday girl Brogan. I would like to say thank you for a great night Dorian. You are a true professional. And you will be keeping us talking for some time on how you performed the magic."
Shaun Thomas (Surprize Birthday Party)
"Thank you for today, you turned a very pleasurable meal into a real party! Our family is very grateful to you for making our Mum's birthday a very memorable occasion. I will happily recommend you to anyone I meet who is looking for something different."
Karyn Phillips (Surprize Party)
"We have just returned home from our stay at Waterwynch House. Thank you so much for sharing your show with us. It was really great! Very enjoyable and we have spent hours since discussing how on earth you did each trick! Good fun and all our family really enjoyed it. Thanks again and enjoy the rest of the summer. Best Wishes.
Kim (Birthday Celebration)
If you have any ideas of how the stand-up one man magic show can work for your event and would like to talk them through, just give Dorian a call - see the Contact Page for the contact details.
Other names a "Stand-up magician" might be called include:
Platform magician or parlour (parlor) magician. After dinner magic show and magic during dinner. Cabaret, stage or even a club magic show.
Magician DORIAN can perform outstanding sleight of hand and close-up magic at your dinner party that will leave your guests amazed and thoroughly entertained.