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Magician for Hire in Kent

Philip Tilston is a Kent based Magician who is a member of the prestigious Magic Circle and has studied with the renowned Magic and Mystery School based in Las Vegas. He is a resident magician at Houdini’s Magic Bars in Canterbury and Broadstairs. He is a multiple award winning magician who has been performing professionally for over 25 years. His expert sleight of hand skills and pleasant manner will astonish and delight any audience.

He performs mainly in Kent and London, specialising in performing at Weddings, Corporate events, private parties, restaurants, society dinners and many other types of event. He has performed for audiences of over 1,000 at theatre events and for as few as 6 at intimate private parties ensuring all of his audiences are thoroughly entertained and mystified. In addition, he has also produced and starred in his own theatre magic show.

Wedding Magician

Phil performs stunning magic to make your special day even more memorable. His mix & mingle magic amazes your guests and helps to break the ice for those guests who do not know each other. He also performs his magic at the tables of the wedding breakfast and can provide cabaret entertainment and mind reading when required.

Corporate Magician

Phil can satisfy your corporate requirements through performing incredible magic at drink receptions and meals. His background as a performing magician that has created his own effects and as a businessman in international organisations marries these skills, and means that he can provide keynote speeches, training and team building sessions.

Party Magician

Phil performs his unbelievable magic anywhere from intimate small house parties to larger outdoor parties and barbeques. He also provides entertainment for a wide variety of other events including graduation balls, society meetings and restaurants. The magic can be performed around tables, as a cabaret, bunco booth or street performing act.

Creative Thinking

Phil is not only a creator of new magic effects, but also has a background in international business. He is considered an expert on creative thinking and has developed a training course on the subject using magic as a teaching aid. He has authored the book “Creative Thinking and Problem Solving for Business: A Magician’s Approach”.

Phil’s unbelievable close up magic occurs right under your guests nose or even in their hands. He has created his own magic effects, which helps make his magic unique and original. For people who have only seen magic on television, having the magic happen in their own hands is a truly unforgettable experience. His Cabaret show includes classic magic effects and “Magic of the Mind” often in the form of ESP demonstrations. He also performs “Street Scams” such as the three card monte, also called chase the ace, the three walnuts and pea and Fast and Loose, a little known scam from the middle ages using only a short chain.

Phil has won various awards, including the North West Close Up Magic Championship and The Buxton Fringe Festival. He has created various magic effects and lectured to other magicians on both sleight of hand and performance skills. In fact, he has been awarded Honorary Life Membership of the Manchester Circle of Magicians and is also a member of the Black Card Club and Equity.

Magic enhances your event through creating a special atmosphere. This gives your guests a unique experience and provides a real ice-breaker for those who have not met before. It is a great way of pulling people together in a shared experience. Phil will work with you to specifically tailor his magic to your event where required.

In short, his high-impact magic and engaging personality creates an atmosphere of awe, wonder and excitement that your guests will talk about this long after the event. Phil performs at a wide variety of events including:

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Phil believes that magic should be an enjoyable experience for all and does not perform in a manner that makes your guests feel embarrassed or made to look stupid. If you identify the needs for your event, Phil will tailor his entertainment accordingly. He often leaves your guests with magical souvenirs and mementos to help ensure they will have an extra special souvenir with which to remember your event long afterwards. Indeed, spectators often keep their signed playing card, which Phil used in the magic, in their wallet for years after.

Imagine balls appearing in spectator’s hands, cards changing in their hands, coins appearing and disappearing, money appearing from nothing, predicting in advance a freely chosen word. If this is the type of entertainment you want for your wedding or other event then you are not alone……. many others have already been amazed by Phil’s expert sleight of hand.

Phil is very experienced at performing at a wide variety of functions and performing from venues such as Houdini’s Magic Bar, Manchester United Football Club and the Buxton Fringe Festival down to intimate private parties. Performing on stage and in grand marquees down to cosy restaurants, he has experience in the full range of performing venues and environments.

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