My name is Roger Lapin and I am one of the few Close up Magicians in Hampshire – I am based in the New Forest, but also happy to travel to any event across the UK
If you want some wedding reception entertainment or something different for your dinner party a close up magician is the perfect choice.
What is a Close up Magician?
A close up magician is someone who performs tricks and illusions to small groups of people right in front of their eyes. Using everyday objects like cards, coins, rubber bands and rings etc a close up magician can perform mind bending tricks where you just cannot see how it is done.
Whenever I have performed at an event one of the most common things I hear is “I have never been so close to a magician and when you see it on TV you just assume it is all camera tricks, but when you see it for real you can’t really believe it!”
When would you book a Close up Magician?
I have performed at many different events but the most common ones are as Wedding Entertainer, performing at milestone birthday parties e.g 21st, 30th, 40th, and the most common being for 50th birthday party entertainment. I also perform for summer balls, bar mitzvah entertainment and bat mitzvah, for house parties and a lot in restaurants.
If you would like to enquire about hiring a close up magician for your next event please get in touch using the form to the right, all I need to know is where and when and for how many guests.
How do you become a Close up Magician?
I started performing magic when I was about 6 years old when I received the iconic Marvins Magic Set for Christmas. This is a world famous box of tricks for children and if your little ones or big ones are interested in magic then this is a great way to get them started.
So I started working through those tricks on Christmas day and by the afternoon had worked out how to do a few with some help from my dad and performed a small show in the evening. From that moment on I was hooked but it wasn’t until I saw a professional Close up Magician performing at a wedding ten years later that I really thought this is what I want to do. I spoke to him after he had finished and he taught me a trick that I still use today, he also advised me to join a local magic club and to just keep practicing. Roll forward 20 years and I am now a close up magician for hire, and regularly perform at corporate events, weddings and parties in London, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Berkshire and Dorset. If you are looking to hire a close up magician for an event that is further afield I am more than happy to travel to be a part of your entertainment. I try to base my work in and around the south coast and I regularly work as a close up magician in London
Close up Magicians
If your event has over 150 guests then you are going to need multiple close-up magicians. I can book as many as you require and work regularly with many talented entertainers. Typically I would book one magician per 150 guests for a 2-3 hour performance depending on the size of the event. I also perform as a Table Magician, but this is basically a Close up Magician performing whilst people are seated