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Stephen Seabourne is one of the most sought-after close up magicians in the UK, with over 15 years of experience. Based in Birmingham in the West Midlands Stephen Seabourne works across the UK. Sometimes called a strolling magician or table magician, somebody who will perform amazing magic right under your nose.

As a close up magician Stephen performs for small groups of people giving each group their own private show, making it a fun and flexible form of entertainment. No stooges, no smoke, no mirrors, no cables or large props. With Stephen the magic happens right in front of your eyes, in your own hands or in your mind.

A close up magician can be the perfect icebreaker. It's a great way to get groups of people together, get people talking and generate a buzz at your important event. Unlike other magicians you may have seen Stephen's approach to magic is neither cheesy, loud nor brash. Rather, he focuses on performing refined miracles delivered with humour, style and panache.

The Mystery Guest Magician - Stephen Seabourne at a Private Party


The Mystery Guest Magician - Stephen Seabourne

Once you choose to hire Stephen, he can tailor the style of entertainment to your event. At his disposal he can choose to perform from any of the following disciplines:

  • Close up magic; He will perform card tricks, tricks with money, rings, pens and other everyday objects.
  • Parlour Magic; A style of magic designed for audiences of 20-30 people, Stephen can entertain a larger group without resorting to large props used by stage magicians.
  • Con artist demonstrations; He'll show you how you can be cheated in a game of cards, swindled out of your money in crooked games and win a drink off a friend with bar bets.
  • Psychic demonstrations; as a Mentalist he can demonstrate mind reading, feats of memory, thought control, suggestion and how its possible to influence another person's actions
  • Hypnosis; mind boggling demonstrations of hypnotic phenomena

If you are looking for bunny rabbits, top hats or sawing a lady in half... you might want to look elsewhere.

What events are suited for a Close Up Magician?

Stephen most often finds himself entertaining at high end private parties across the UK, at elegant weddings and at the lavish corporate banquets of some of the worlds largest companies.

Whether it be performing Parlour Magic for a larger groups of people or one-on-one for small groups as a close up magician, his unique brand of entertainment is perfectly suited for a rational sophisticated audience, as well as the more skeptical wise-guys amongst us.

Stephen mingled amongst the guests at our cocktail party and floored everyone with his amazing magic. Everyone thought he was a guest until he started to read their minds
Laureen Leanna, Cheshire
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