Mark Waddington, Premiere Close Up Magician
Mark Waddington is undoubtedly one of the most sought after Magicians within the UK. With several years of professional working experience under his belt, you know you are on to a safe bet booking him! Brides and grooms, corporate bosses and many others ask for Mark by name, because they know he will entertain guests in a unique fashion and create long lasting memories for guests and clients.
He isn’t one of those cheesy sorts of magicians you so often see. He doesn’t dress in ties or braces covered in playing cards, he doesn’t wander around wearing a jacket covered in pin badges of little white rabbits sat in top hats. He doesn’t walk around with a sparkly magic wand in his pocket. Magic often has a bad name because of this stereotype, but Mark is here to break the mould. He dresses in a sharp and sophisticated style, which will make you sit back and realise that magic has been reborn!
As a close up Magician, Mark Waddington will approach your guests in a friendly but unobtrusive fashion, and within minutes he will have them screaming with bewilderment and laughter at the micro miracles he performs inches from their faces. Many of Mark’s repeat clients knew they were on to a safe bet with him – not necessarily because they could see the tricks he can do, but because they heard the response he gets and can feel the atmosphere he creates in any room he walks in to.
Most often, Mark is asked to perform as a table magician at weddings. He works at around 50 weddings per year, so knows exactly how to do it right. The most important thing about the wedding day is the bride and groom, and he knows this, so he won’t try to steal the limelight, but he will help to make it the most memorable day for the guests and the happy couple. Knowing that weddings rarely run to schedule, he can help to disguise any little hiccups that may occur and will use his experience to break the ice for guests who may not have met each other before, making the rest of the day a lot easier to handle for guests and the newlyweds alike.
Mark is also a regular on the corporate scene performing his mind-blowing miracles as a close up magician. From groups of a dozen to hundreds of guests at a banquet or award ceremony, Mark can adapt his performance skills to give you the best value for money, and the best entertainment available around. Your delegates will remember the night for years to come, and your distinguished guests and shareholders will know you only operate with quality, which will shine through with Mark’s performance.
Mark’s corporate clients include such names as Tesco, Cable and Wireless, Tri-pack Plastics, Cool Milk Ltd and many, many more. They all have something in common. They all came to Mark with a clear objective – to obtain the very best entertainment possible, and to prove to their guests that they are the best, through and through. Your company can and will benefit from using Mark as a Mix and Mingle Magician at your next corporate event, no matter how big or small.
However, Mark isn’t just a close up Magician. He is also a highly entertaining and hugely funny stand up magic act. With shows ranging from 15 minutes to 50 minutes, Mark will have them rolling in the aisles, regardless of audience size! Mark has performed his stand up act to 20 people in a meeting room, ranging up to several hundred people in a theatre auditorium. No matter what venue or show, Mark is suited as the perfect magic act.
Regardless of what event you are trying to organize, Mark is the ideal choice to add something that little bit different. From product launches to parties, from weddings to Works Christmas do’s, by hiring Mark, you will have people remember the date for years to come.
Mark Waddington Previous Clients
* Holmesterne Foods
* Cool Milk Ltd
* Tri-pack Plastics Ltd
* Tesco Supermarkets
* Pizza Express
* Chilli Whites, Leeds
* Manchester City Football Club
* Bradford City Football Club
* The City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds
* Soccer Village, Rochdale
* Haven High Technology College, Boston
* Corpus Christi College, Leeds
* Corronation Street
* Timothy Taylors Brewery
* Ultimate Products, Oldham
* Northumberland Sports
* Jn Bentley
* The Caravan Club
* Leeds City Council
* Birmingham City Council
* Cable And Wireless
* Skipton Waterways Festival
* Hoopers Department Stores
* Skipton Properties
* Grassington Arts Festival
* And Many More!
Mark Waddington References
Just wanted to say thanks for performing at my 30th party a couple of weeks ago. You were the highlight of the event!! We have had many, many great comments about you and I still have no idea how you did any of it!!
- Michael Bellamy, Great George Hotel, Bradford, 30th Birthday
Just a word to say how much all my friends and relatives (young and old !) enjoyed Saturday evening. You managed to baffle us all. It was certainly an inspired move to ask you to provide our entertainment. Even the weather was perfect and a good time was had by all. Regards to you and to your continued success.
- Sylvia Ding, House Party, Halifax
That was absolutey amazing!
- Simon Grayson, Leeds United Football Club Manager
Mark was great, got the staff going and everyone really enjoyed the performance and table magic, it made for a great night. I Would definitely recommend and use Mark again.
- Erin Wilde, Ultimate Products Ltd, Manchester City FC Stadium, Corporate Event
How the f*** did you do that?
- Joe Swash, Mickey Miller In Eastenders & Winner of 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' 2008
I just wanted to let you know that we thought you were absolutely brilliant at our wedding, and you really added something special. All the guests I spoke to thought you were fantastic, and we are delighted that we booked you. You were smart, punctual, polite and funny, and your magic was amazing! You were approachable but unobtrusive and added a great extra sparkle to a wonderful and magical (!) day, with appeal for all ages.
- Hannah and Luke - Wedding
Mark entertained my guests at my shop's 3rd year anniversary. The venue was at my shop and I decided to have Mark there as I had seen him entertaining people before and was very impresssed with his skills. He was really friendly and approachable, doing some amazing magic tricks for my guests! There were plenty of "whooas" and "ooohs" as he impressed them with some amazing magic - all close! I would have no hesitation in using Mark again, and recommending him for any kind of entertaining you are thinking of undertaking to impress your guests and show them that you care!
- Sophie Tyas, Proprietor of Sophie's Handbags & Accessories Ltd, Skipton, North Yorkshire.
Mark was the perfect way to start the evening – the guests were amazed with his magic, and the guests were talking about him all night! I would recommend him without hesitation
- Simon Heptinstall, Tesco Supermarkets
Hi Mark, Just a quick e-mail to thank you for your excellent - and amazing - work you did for me and Emma at our wedding reception on the 11th September.
Firstly, we are so grateful that you could help us out at such short notice (48hrs is good, even for a magician). I always think every cloud has a silver lining as we managed to get hold of you only as our original magician cancelled at late notice and you were brilliant.
Since returning from our honeymoon and back to work, your 2 hour performance has been the talk of the entire wedding day. Your friendly approach and quick wit meant that you were an absolute hit with both kids and adults alike. I also appreciate it that you came and found me and Emma after an hour or so as it would have been easy for us to miss it all with everything else that was happening on the day.
Both me and Emma would have no reservations in recommending you to any of our friends and even company bosses for further events whether private of corporate. I also know that one of my best men (Nick) took away your leaflets so he has your details for anything else he may get involved with again either personally of through his work.
Once again, thank you very much for your time and the significant enjoyment you bought to all of us at the wedding reception.
Craig and Emma Danby – Wedding
Just a quick note to say Thank you so much for Saturday. Everyone are raving about your performance and saying how enjoyable it was and how it made the wedding such a special day.
Jeanette – mother of the Bride, Wedding in Harrogate
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