Hi I’m Roger Lapin a professional Close up Magician based in Hampshire and available to hire across the UK for weddings, parties and event entertainment.
Close up Magician Hire
Member of the Magic Circle Equity with over 20 years performing experience, with numerous celebrity testimonials and Google 5 star reviews.
Pictured above Close up Magician for Hire, Roger Lapin is performing for Gillian Taylforth at the Care after Combat ball at the Dorchester Hotel.
If you want some unique wedding reception entertainment, Roger regularly performs as a wedding magician across the UK, check out the Wedding Magician page for more information
All your guests will love his wedding magic!
What is a Close up Magician?
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 they can perform mind bending tricks where you just cannot see how it is done. Sometimes referred to as an illusionist. Roger will perform to small groups enthralling them with his close up magic.
Whenever Roger performs at an event one of the most common things he hears is “I have never been so close to magic, 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!”
Close-up magic is the best wedding entertainment! More than a bit of fun, close-up magic creates a shared experience that brings your guests together.
Close up magic is the perfect entertainment – whatever your party!
Close up Magician near me
Whilst Roger performs across the UK with the majority of his work in the south, he is a regular at Waterloo station and performs many times a month as a Close up Magician in London.
How to book a Magician?
If you would like to book a close-up magician for your next event please get in touch using the contact page, all Roger needs to know is where and when and for how many guests.
One of the most common questions is how much is it going to cost?
Check out my Close up Magician Prices page for more information or contact Roger for your personalised quote
Roger performs at many different events but the most common ones are Weddings, milestone birthday parties e.g 21st, 30th, 40th, and the most common being for 50th birthday party entertainment. he also performs for summer balls, golden wedding anniversaries, bar mitzvah entertainment and bat mitzvah, for house parties and a lot in restaurants.
How do you become a Close up Magician?
Roger started performing magic when he was about 6 years old when he 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.
He started working through those tricks on Christmas day and by the afternoon had worked out how to do a few with some help from his dad and performed a small show in the evening. From that moment on he was hooked but it wasn’t until he saw a professional Magician performing at a wedding ten years later that he really thought this is what he wanted to do. He spoke to him after he had finished and he taught him a trick that he still uses today, he also advised him to join a local magic club and to just keep practicing. Roll forward 20 years and Roger is now a professional magician for hire, and regularly perform at private events, weddings and parties across the south of England.
Whilst being a member of the Magic Circle for many years, sadly Roger has never achieved the ultimate accolade of being crowned magic circle close up magician of the year.
Maybe one day!
If you are looking for entertainment for an event that is further afield he is more than happy to travel to be a part of your entertainment. He tries to base his work in and around the south coast but also regularly works at events across the UK.
If you are looking for a Close up Magician click on the Contact page to get your free quote.
If your event has over 150 guests then you are going to need to hire multiple close-up magicians. Roger can book as many as you require and regularly works with many other Magic Circle professionals.
Typically you would need to book one entertainer per 150 guests for a 2-3 hour performance depending on the size of the event.
The most popular question he gets asked is how much do close up magicians cost? Well this all depends on where your event is, how many guests you are expecting and what day of the week it is. Every event is different. So for your personalised quote head over to the contact page.
Whatever the event Close-up Magic is the perfect solution to your entertainment for all guests!
Close-up Magic for Corporate Events
A Corporate Magician is somebody who is hired to perform at a companies event, typically a ball, presentation ceremony or high profile event. This typically means the organiser is looking for a Table Magician with experience and somebody who can handle the pressure of many guests and performing for celebrities and high profile guests.
Close up Magic for Corporate Christmas Party
One of the busiest times of the year for a Roger is when he is hired as a Christmas Party Magician
Companies providing entertainment for clients could be arranging a special evening to celebrate the completion of a big deal or the evening before a big presentation. If you are performing for this event you need to ensure you are delivering 100%.
Also, if you are looking for some unique dinner party entertainment ideas a Close up Magician should be at the top of your list!
Another great event to hire a close up magician for is at your wedding – If you are searching for amazing wedding entertainment look no further!
Roger is based in Hampshire, and performs there the most, however he is also willing to travel for your event.
Close up Magic at Weddings
If you are looking for the ultimate wedding entertainment Close up Magic is the perfect choice.
Frequently asked questions
This depends if you are asking who is the best Close up Magician to hire or the best close up Magician of all time? In my opinion one of the best will always be Paul Daniels. But other worthy contenders to note are David Roth, Tony Slydini, Michael Vincent, Don Alan and Eugen Burger to name a few.
The different types are normally associated with the events that they perform at, i.e is it a wedding or a private party or on stage for 800 people! The main types of Magician are Wedding, Close up, Table, Stage, Mentalist or Mind Reader. For a full explanation check out my list here – 9 different types of Magician
Based on net worth the following gentlemen are considered to be the highest paid.
David Blaine Net Worth: $40 million.
Neil Patrick Harris Net Worth: $45 million.
Criss Angel Net Worth: $50 million.
Lance Burton Net Worth: $100 million.
Siegfried and Roy Net Worth: $120 million.
Penn & Teller Net Worth: $300 million.
David Copperfield Net Worth: $1 billion.
A Close up Magician is somebody who performs Close-up Magic which is magic for small groups of people performed within a few metres of each other. They do not require a table and usually carry all the magic props and tricks in their pockets.
If you are looking to Hire a Close up Magician for your next event, please get in touch.