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Close up Magician

Fergus first performed close up magic at an event at the age of 14. Since then, he has continued to amaze audiences all over the world during drinks receptions, dinners, and everything in-between. Performing at celebrity events, corporate gatherings, or private party’s, his performance is the talking point of any occasion. Get in touch today and find out how Fergus can make an incredible impact to your event. Attendees will be absolutely amazed with Fergus’ groundbreaking close up magic tricks. You can guarantee they will be talking about what you organised to anyone who will listen!

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What is close up magic?

A close up magician is a magician who performs short sets at close quarters during your event (think of Fergus like an extremely sociable guest!). This type of magic was hugely popularised by the infamous David Blaine in the late 90s. Most likely because witnessing magic right in front of you is hard to comprehend. Furthermore, close up magic is less about the magician and more about the engaging the reactions of the audience.

Fergus will circulate between small groups of people performing close up card tricks, close up magic with phones, money, and people’s minds (mindreading). His magic is contemporary and inclusive – you won’t find a naff tie or bad pun in sight! As one of the countries busiest magicians, Fergus brings groups of guests together and leaves them with the ultimate talking point for years to come. Having incredible close up magic also provides a fantastic opportunity for any photographer to catch the stunned faces of your guests! If you are in any doubt, see for yourself.

Bicycle Cards | Card Tricks | Close-up Magic

Where can I have a close up magician?

The great thing about hiring Fergus as a close up magician is there is no specific requirements. You don’t need to worry about any environmental limitations when it comes to him working. Fergus can be used as an ice-breaker at the start of an event, or as a “pick me up” during any lulls. Close up magic is perfect for a corporate event, wedding, or private party. Fergus will work with you to best discuss your needs. Together, you will maximise his impact and give guests the ultimate experience in entertainment.

Table Magician | Dinner Party Magician | Close-up Magic

Why have a close up Magician?

Having a great close up magician like Fergus can elevate parts of an event from standard, to stunningly memorable! Using Fergus as a close up magician can be a great device to keep people entertained at any point during any event. Another great advantage of having Fergus perform is if there are any delays or problems with the venue/food/tech/arrivals etc! Fergus will seamlessly work his close up magic and keep guests laughing, gasping and applauding. People might forget what they drank that night but they will remember exactly where they were when they experienced Fergus Flanagan perform his close up magic show.

Amazing Reaction | Mindreading | Strolling Magician

How long do we need a close up magician?

How long you actually require a close up magician is bespoke to your event. However, a good general rule is 1 hour per 50 people. So for example, 1 hour for 50 people, 2 hours for 100 people and 3 hours for 150 people. Beyond 150 people, it is recommended you have more than one magician (or book Fergus’ stage show). Fergus only works with the best close up magicians in the country and can recommend a handful of colleagues to join him for your event. As well as this, he can also source other forms of entertainment such as caricaturists, comedians, DJs etc!

Amazing Reaction | Mindreading | Strolling Magician

What sort of close up magic tricks does Fergus perform?

The sort of close up magic tricks Fergus performs are completely varied. He performs everything from card magic and mindreading, to tricks with borrowed items such as phones and rings. Fergus understands how important a wide variety of tricks is. Whatever he’s doing however, he makes it about connecting people and ensuring that they are having fun! By constantly changing the types of magic he is doing and who is involved, no-one quite knows what is coming next!

Amazing Reaction | Mindreading | Strolling Magician

But why close up magician Fergus?

20 years experience performing as a close up magician aside. Just take a look at what the greatest magician of the last 100 years, Derren Brown, has to say about him.

‘Fergus is not only a hugely talented magician – one of the finest close up magicians in the country – but also the nicest guy you’ll ever meet. He’s one of very few I’d recommend: you and your guests will absolutely adore him

BAFTA Award Winning Magician
The Virtual Magician Of The Year
100+ 5 Star Google Reviews
Performed on 6 continents
Member of The Magic Circle

Don’t take our word for it…

Fergus is not only a hugely talented magician – one of the finest close up magicians in the country – but also the nicest guy you’ll ever meet. He’s one of very few I’d recommend: you and your guests will absolutely adore him

Derren Brown

What a joy Fergus was! Fantastic host, personable, and a 10/10 magician. Could not recommend enough!

Amazon

We had Fergus perform two shows in the lead up to Christmas and they were an absolute hit with everyone! The show is super engaging, polished and absolutely mind-blowing. Working with Fergus before and after the shows was also a pleasure. He’s very professional, thoughtful and kind. An all round great experience!

Monzo

Fergus performed to a packed room of 350+ M&A professionals ranging from aged 19 to 50+ and had the entire room absolutely gripped! The feedback was tremendous and he will go down as one of our all time best 'guest speakers'! Thank you and we look forward to having you back.

Deloitte

It is hard to put into words how grateful we are to Fergus for performing at our wedding. It is probably the 5th time we have seen him perform at either a private or corporate event. Each time his act varies and it’s like we see him for the first time again. He is a truly wonderful person and an absolutely incredible performer. Couldn’t recommend him highly enough.

Leah BakerPrivate Client

Fergus was our No 1 choice for our corporate global annual get together for 2020 via Zoom. When you come across a talent like this, he sets a benchmark that's grossly unattainable by others. Humble, astonishingly natural…A guy with a heart the size of the entire Magic Circle, he has EQ that's off the chart and a way about him that genuinely leaves you in awe.

Cloud Margin

Fergus preformed virtual magic shows for two corporate functions we held for key stakeholders. He was professional, charming and most importantly the magic was incredible!

AON

We booked Fergus for a virtual online event. He was utterly brilliant. The tricks were mind-blowing and it was fantastic to walk away with a couple of tricks that he taught us too! Would definitely book him again!

BT

What they say…

"Fergus is not only a hugely talented magician – one of the finest close up magicians in the country – but also the nicest guy you’ll ever meet. He’s one of very few I’d recommend: you and your guests will absolutely adore him"

Derren Brown

"What a joy Fergus was! Fantastic host, personable, and a 10/10 magician. Could not recommend enough!"

Amazon

"Fergus preformed virtual magic shows for two corporate functions we held for key stakeholders. He was professional, charming and most importantly the magic was incredible!"

AON

"We booked Fergus for a virtual online event. He was utterly brilliant. The tricks were mind-blowing and it was fantastic to walk away with a couple of tricks that he taught us too! Would definitely book him again!"

BT

"Super engaging, polished and absolutely mind-blowing. Working with Fergus before and after the shows was also a pleasure. He’s very professional, thoughtful and kind"

Monzo

"Fergus performed to a packed room of 350+ M&A professionals ranging from aged 19 to 50+ and had the entire room absolutely gripped! The feedback was tremendous and he will go down as one of our all time best 'guest speakers'!

Deloitte

Merri | Private Client

5 star Magician | Best Magician

“Fergus was the main attraction at our Christmas get together. He was able to accommodate ages from 5 to 75. Fabulous show, very professional and utterly magical. Would highly recommend for family , friends or professional functions”