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Cabaret Magic

 

 

CABARET

 

 

"Your performance was brilliant,

so funny and full of life"

 

Mark performs an interactive, high energy comedy show that the edge of your seat was made for. He creates impossible pieces of magic your eyes will struggle to believe, in a completely individual show that changes every time as Mark works with guests from the audience and you never know what they are going to do !!

The show can be tailored to any venue and performance time. It is perfect for after dinner entertainment or as a stand alone show and is suitable for audiences up to 150.

Don’t worry, though, as Mark will never make fun of his volunteers. They will become the stars of the show, they are treated with the greatest respect . . . unless they start it !!

 

 

THE SHOW

 

 

SOME OF THE MAGIC YOU MIGHT SEE

 

 Russian Roulette with a spectators spectacles.

The ability to influence free will.

A recreation of David Copperfield walking through the Great Wall of China.

The most deadly effect known to magicians 'The Bullet Catch'.

The most dangerous card trick in the world!

Volunteers 'Tells' are revealed and reproductions of unseen drawings.

Pickpocketing.

 

THE THINGS YOU WON'T SEE

 

Bad language.

Anything that may offend or embarrass a volunteer on stage.

 

 

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

 

 

2015 : Peter McCahon Award for Comedy

2014 :  Magic Circle Carlton Comedy Award Winner 

2007 :  European Close-up Champion 

2005 :  British Magical Grand Prix Champion

2005 :  British Magical Comedy Champion 

2005 :  Member of the Inner Magic Circle 

2002 :  IBM British Close-up Magician of the Year 

2001 :  IBM British Stage Magician of the Year 

2001 :  "Ken Dodd Award" Best New Comedy Act 

1998, 1999, 2001 & 2004 :  'Tom Harris Cup' IBM Comedy Award 

1997 :  Fellowship of Christian Magicians Stage Magician of the Year 

 

 

THEATRE

 

 

Performing on a theatre stage is every acts dream and Mark has been lucky enough to perform on some of the most prestigious stages around the world. 

The London Palladium

Blackpool Opera House

The West End's Dominion Theatre

Hammersmith Apollo

The Orleans Casino Las Vegas

The Imperial Palace, Las Vegas

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

Mark's show can be any length required, so is perfect as a one man performance, or as part of a variety show.

Mark also has one of the most original entrances to a show, making use of a giant screen, venue and surrounding area. Mark has worked in some of the top theatres in the UK along side some entertainment greats, Jonathan Ross, Ant and Dec, Penn and Teller, John Culshaw, David Walliams, Roy Walker, Simon Cowell, Ken Dodd, Paul Zerdin as well as warm-up act on stand-up comedian Tim Vine’s National Tour.

Mark is also an accomplished compere, using magic and comedy to link between acts or speakers, keeping the attention of the audience and the energy buzzing in the room.