Richard Parsons - Magician
GLOUCESTERSHIRE | SOUTH WEST | LONDON | UK | INTERNATIONAL
As an award winning, busy & popular FULL-TIME
PROFESSIONAL close-up magician based in Gloucestershire, Richard is
the ideal person to book if you are looking for professional experienced
entertainment. Although he lives in Gloucestershire Richard travels
all over the South West, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds, London and internationally
to perform at weddings, destination weddings, parties, trade shows and
VIP corporate events. From small intimate private house parties and
birthdays to large corporate events Richard can make sure that your
guests have a great time.
Career Highlights so far have included Richard performing at events over five days at the JW Marriott in Venice, Italy and performing close-up magic at a luxury destination wedding at Castilla Termal Monestario de Valbuena, Spain where Ja Rule & Ashanti were also performing at the same wedding.
He has performed at hundreds of weddings and corporate events over the years and has been hired by many companies including IBM, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, The British Army and many more...dazzling guests with his magic, pickpocketing abilities and charming manner.
He is a full member of the world-famous Magic Circle. Membership to The Magic Circle is granted after an audition and there are currently only approximately 1,500 members in the world. On their own website The Magic Circle say: "Membership of The Magic Circle is seen as a guarantee of excellence in the art of magic."
Richard is a full member of Equity, the professional organisation/union for professional performers, including Public Liability Insurance (PLI) for your peace of mind. Many venues these days insist on performers having professional insurance.
A REAL PEOPLE PERSON
Being a magician isn't just about being able to perform great magic tricks - it's also about personality, warmth and humour. As well as being an accomplished entertainer, Richard is also a real 'people person' with a charming style, interacting with guests with ease in any venue with any crowd. Able to entertain at large events or small intimate parties he is dedicated to providing the best possible professional entertainment. He has performed at lots of different hotels and venues including Grosvenor London, London Olympia, Vale Resort Cheshire, Celtic Manor Wales, The Grove Watford, Berkeley Castle, JW Marriott in Venice Italy, and various military bases including 22 SAS Regiment, Herefordshire.
- 2015 Wedding Industry Awards (TWIA) South West Best Wedding Entertainment
- 2015 Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday winner (#sbs)
- 2016 Wedding Industry Awards (TWIA) Highly Commended
- 2016 Cotswold Life Magazine Editor's Choice Award
- 2016 Cotswolds Awards Best Wedding Entertainer
- 2017 Wedding Industry Awards (TWIA) South West Best Wedding Entertainment
- 2017 Wedding Industry Awards (TWIA) National Finalist
From Spring and Summer weddings to office Christmas parties, New Year's Eve and everything else in between, Richard is in high demand all year round so enquire early about your event date to avoid disappointment. Once details have been discussed a deposit will reserve your event time and date.
FULL-TIME PROFESSIONAL MAGICIAN
Richard is a full-time professional magician and close-up magician, one of only a few full-time magicians in the UK, with a huge amount of experience of events and weddings at the highest level. This experience gives engaged couples, event bookers and party planners the confidence when booking Richard that you will get a totally professional act from the intitial enquiry right through to the event itself. This includes upholding standards such as being on time, smart appearance, being polite and professional at all times.
DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE CERTIFIED
Richard holds a full clear DBS certificate (No 001578620370) registered by the Young Gloucestershire organisation.
PICKPOCKET! PUTPOCKET! REVERSE PICKPOCKETING!
Richard is also one of very few performers and entertainers that perform theatrical pickpocketing. He can create a huge amount of fun at your event by borrowing watches, phones and wallets but don't worry - he gives it all back! As a pickpocket entertainer he has also been hired by and worked with Gloucestershire Police, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Gloucestershire and Crimestoppers to assist their work in crime prevention. He has featured in magazines and newspapers and appeared on BBC Radio several times talking about pickpocketing, distraction theft and how to avoid falling victime to distraction techniques when travelling. As a pickpocket Richard has been hired by security companies and data protection companies working at trade show booths to highlight the importance of keeping information safe. He can also use these same skills to PUTpocket - or reverse pickpocketing if you will. This has included depositing security cards into pockets, as well as prize cards at a book launch.
Richard is happy to travel to your event
and distance is no object wherever you are. Based close to the M5 motorway
and A40, the South West, Bristol, Midlands and London are within very
easy reach as well as other regions.
Richard is also available to travel internationally. Frequent locations include:
- STRATFORD UPON AVON
- FOREST OF DEAN
WATCH RICHARD IN ACTION
Corporate Dinner magician
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MAGIC AT LILY GINS COCKTAIL BAR IN CHELTENHAM
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"Richard has been a recommended supplier
of mine for a long time. He is a great magician and always entertains
my clients and their guests. But that isn't enough on its own, the fact
he is reliable, offers a high level of customer service and is just
a great guy to know is why I recommend him time and time again!"
CLAIRE NELSON, MANOR BY THE LAKE CHELTENHAM
"Richard is a very talented magician we
have used Richard for corporate events and I would really recommend
you use him as he certainly keeps the audience engaged and mesmerised.
You will be totally impressed by him"
MARK BLAKE, CO-FOUNDER BLUSHES
"Richard has entertained at our client
parties for the last three years. Always the professional, Richard has
charm and the ability to make all guests feel like they are getting
a personal show. I highly recommend Richard"
JESSICA EARL, MANAGING DIRECTOR EARL'S & CO CHELTENHAM