Experience Amazing Close-up Magic in Reading

Do you want to experience amazing close-up magic in Reading, Berkshire?

As the name suggests, close-up magic tricks are those which are enacted right in front on your eyes, usually in an intimate setting, such as in front of seated guests.

Because they’re not performed in an easily scrutinised way, these magic tricks require high levels of skill and dexterity not required by stage magicians, with an incredible sleight of hand absolutely essential.

A history of close-up magic.

First written about by the Roman philosopher Cillica and depicted in a painting in the 1500s, close-up magic nonetheless didn’t gain its name until the 1920s. It probably started after being performed by street magicians since the 17th century diarist Samuel Pepys mentioned ‘conjurers’ making their living in such a way.

Where can I find a close-up magician in Reading?

If you want to experience incredible close-up magic in Reading, Berkshire, Ian Souch is a close-up magician that’s been rewarded ‘The Home Counties Most Entertaining Magical Act’, and regularly performs at a variety of events in Reading.

His close-up magic is ideal for all sorts of events, from weddings and graduation balls to birthday parties and corporate events. He can create a fun and entertaining atmosphere for all your guests and ensure that everyone feels included.

If you fancy experiencing close-up magic in Reading, why not discover more about Ian Souch today?

  • "Thank you for helping make our evening a truly remarkable occasion. Your magic was astounding and my guests chatted about their favourite tricks. Magic was certainly a hot topic of conversation. I will definitely recommend you in future."
    Janet and Tony Waters Birthday party
  • "They all loved you and your amazing magic and mind work. Particularly fun as we had a number of PHD scientists in the group who seek an explanation for everything, and they were thrilled and delighted with it. It was without a question the highlight of the weekend."
    Rachel Brakspear Family and friends gathering
  • "Thank you for helping to make a great evening amazing. Everyone was astounded by your ‘magic’ – I think that is too limited a word for it! And all were talking about their favourite trick for a long time after. You were very professional yet mixed seamlessly with everyone. Thank you for bringing a touch of magic to the party."
    Roger Jennings Birthday party in Surrey
  • "Thank you so much for making a good evening a great one. EVERYONE loved you, you were so brilliant at not just your craft but also your ability to mingle with complete unknowns!! I would thoroughly recommend you without a moments hesitation."
    Tam Pannell 40th birthday party
  • "Thank you so much, it was a great night and everybody commentated on how fantastic the magic was. It’s great as it can bring together people who don’t know each other and start conversations’. I would have no hesitation in recommending"
    Steve Plamer 30th birthday party at White Waltham Airfield
  • "Thank you so much for helping make Lisa’s party such a success last night. We had such a lot of feedback from our guests as to how much they enjoyed your magic tricks and to how skilful you are. Your tricks were amazing. We will recommend you to anyone whose looking for a magician."
    MaryMother of Lisa at 40th birthday in Newbury
  • "He (Ian) was prompt on arrival and very people-friendly. I would highly recommend him for a special occasion. Thank you for making my birthday special."
    Camille50th birthday party, London
  • "Alan (husband) and I were delighted with how you entertained our guests so thank you very much for the magic you performed at my party. I had many people say that they could not believe how you did the tricks and I hope you will have future work from this evening. I will not hesitate to recommend you in the future too."
    Carol King50th Birthday celebration in Guildford
  • "Thanks so much. I will tell everyone I know just how good it was. Is there a magic version of Tripadvisor? Please do big it up as we really did love it!"
    Barry50th birthday in Radnage, Bucks.
  • "I hired Ian for my daughters christening. Ian is a consummate professional and performs a highly polished close up act. All my guests were thoroughly amazed. Are real treat. Awesome!"
    Carlos Lavictoire(West Sussex)