London Children’s Magician Show
Frequently Asked Questions

Here's a Q&A session with Christopher about some frequent questions he receives about his children's magician shows:

Q: I won’t be hiring a hall, will this children’s magic show work in my home?

A:  Yes absolutely! In fact this children’s show is particularly suited for taking place in homes.  You may have already read, my approach to children's entertainment is not to get the children going bezerk.  Instead, I captivate them with the show as they all sit and watch. What I aim to create is really the feeling of a theatre show for children.  

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Q: What do I need to provide?
A: I come all equipped. You provide the children and a quiet place to do the show.

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Q: I have a two hour birthday party – how does your show fit into the overall scheme of things?
A: Usually I encourage people to have 'showtime' start about a half hour into the party. This allows latecomers to arrive and settle in. It's good to not have anything too structured planned during that time anyways. Sometimes parents have a treasure hunt ready, or have crafts on hand to decorate magic hats or paint the map of the island. After that, the show lasts about 45 minutes, leaving another 35 minutes for the children to have tea, birthday cake and any final activity that may be planned before parents start to arrive again. "Pass the parcel" and "musical statues" are always sure-fire winners but if you want to do a less conventional option, check out these children's party games ideas.

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Q: What about an after school show?
A: Food is top priority for after school shows. After they've eaten, then they are able to enjoy the show.

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Q: The children at my party will be older than seven years. Can you cater for this?
A: I don't offer a show that is suitable for ages eight and up, however if you drop me a line I can offer a suggestion of a good source to find some children's magician options for that age.

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Q: I don't want to manage party bags – do you have anything to offer?
A: Often parents like to offer the souvenir CD album of the show to each child which makes for a great bedtime story album or car journey entertainment as well as being a reminder of the story that takes place during the show.

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Q: Can you wander about doing mix-and-mingle entertainment for children?
A: I do not offer this sort of children's entertainment, but I could suggest a good source in case that helps.

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Q: We'll have a lot of adults there too. Is there anything you can do to keep them entertained as well?
A: I actually perform a lot more for adults than I do for children, and have a variety of magical entertainment options for adults too. You can check out my London magicians website to see what we could do. Having said that, I always have adults come sit down to watch the show while the children do, so the 'big kids' often get wrapped up in it as well. I've seen many a Sunday paper get brought into the room wrapped in plastic that's never opened!

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