reaction to magic when they first see it is very dramatic, they either
love it, or they hate it. If they love it they will always love it, if
they don't they may learn to appreciate it but it will never become part
of their soul." Edward Lewis
Close-up, Cabaret, Corporate or Children's, Mark's magical boundaries know
no limits (as long as they begin with "C" !). This award winning magician
has performed around the world from Nice to Norway, Hollywood to Hemel
Hempstead, enthralling audiences and putting magic a little in people's
"It's as close to real magic as it gets."
Mark performs his Close-up magic right under your nose, either in your
hands or at the table. There is no opportunity for camera tricks, mirrors
or trap doors. Mark performs using every day items playing cards, money,
rings, handkerchiefs and even chickens.
CABARET AND STAGE PERFORMANCES
"The man who puts mental into mentalism."
Winner of "The Ken Dodd Award" for best new comedy magic act in 2001 Mark
engages the audience with a mixture of prestidigitation, visual gags and
audience participation. His winning personality and "unique brand of
comedy" are blended with an individual style of magic, in an act that will
keep you on the edge of your seat.
"Really anything that works and gets a good reaction from the
audience. If I had to narrow it down then at the moment close-up wise I
would say the Brainwave deck goes really well at a banquet table. On stage
I would have to say my cake trick, there are not many performers who get
to eat during their act and I eat five cakes. Fantastic!! However I really
enjoyed performing my Blended and Restored mouse at the IBM Fringe two
years ago and at the moment I am revamping it so I can perform it more
regularly, and not have to use a new mouse each time!!! Only Joking....I
"I must admit I don't really read books so my top book at the moment is
John Tremaine's Book of Card Tricks, purely because it is such a big book
I keep it on top of all the others books to stop it falling over. Video's
however among my favourites are David Williamson's Card Farm and Guy
Hollingworth's London Collection."
"David Williamson, so far that's the only question I could answer
without thinking about it. He's the best, comedy, magic, slight of hand. A
great magician hidden underneath a crazy guy. Other favourites include Guy
Hollingworth, John Archer, Mac King and John Lenahan."
Top Magic Quote?
"Don't think I have one."
Top Magic Moment?
"Considering I have not been performing for many years I have an
abundance of great moments. The most recent hearing my name as the winner
of the Close-up at Eastbourne. There is also winning the British Shield
last year. Performance wise being on Ready Steady Cook with David Penn and
my Davenport Act at LLandudno in 1999. I don't think I will ever feel
again the roar I got from the audience that night."