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Welcome to the best kept secret in magic ...

Mark Shortland : Magician

The Magic

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Mark Shortland - The Best Kept Secret in Magic!

Mark is one of the top stand-up and cabaret magicians in the UK, primarily performing around the world on the top cruise lines. However, he has a secret, he doesn’t just work on the ships!! Not only does Mark perform his unique comedy magic show at private functions all around the UK, he is also one of the most entertaining and skilled close-up performers in the country today. He does not advertise, as he is so often away working on a cruise ship. All his work comes from repeat bookings and recommendations from fellow magicians and now YOU know . . . enjoy the secret!!

The Magic

Mark can perform his magic in any situation, regardless of size of room and number of people watching. He has performed in the middle of a field, in a tent, private houses, hotels, theatres, on ships, even on the back of a lorry and to audiences of 1 to 3500. Mark has many styles of magic each fitting with the size of venue he is performing at. Just click on the links below to find out more about each of the styles.

Close Up

Perfect for the smaller gathering, close-up magic is performed in the hands of your guests or at the tables.


Mark performs an interactive, high energy comedy show that the edge of your seat was made for.


On stage, the act becomes a multimedia show using more lighting, sound and props giving a larger audience an experience of magic on a grander scale, which is perfect for any theatre or conference stage.


and very good. Mark is very experienced and will provide a really enjoyable experience.


Get in touch

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Mark

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