My first big live magic show, after lockdown – I’m back!

Amazing things happen when we work together!a blog series highlighting some of key times I’ve helped (alongside others) to organise entertainment for children and families – Issue VII

In this short blog post, I’m going to explain, what happened at my first big show back after lockdown and how I still managed to bring the level of service my clients expect even after so long without a live show.

Last month, I performed a magic show for 60 children! At any other time during my magic career that statement would not be anything to write about. However that event took place in June 2021. It was the first big show back after things packed up in March 2020 – fifteen months previous. I think we all know what happened that month.

Now, I should point out that I had not been completly absent from the magic world. I have continued with magic lessons throughout lockdown (switching to online), I have performed lots of garden parties (sticking to the rules at the time), and I even performed a few online shows, including one that garnerned the feedback below:

Ed provided excellent entertainment for our school children at the end of remote learning. He held the audience superbly, performing a wide range of illusions which had the children gripped. Professional, funny, engaging and hugely entertaining, we can’t wait to invite him back. Book Ed! You won’t be disappointed!

Clare Gray, Harrogate

This show was special though, as it was the first BIG show that I had performed in a while, and it was only possible because it took place in a school, and I was allowed in as an invited guest. School magic shows are a popular type of show for me, so if you work in a school, then do get in touch to find out how I can help your school celebrate the achievements of your pupils.

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The calm before the excited children arrived!

This show was for 60 children age 7 years old, year two, and took place in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, an area I know very well and perform at often.

I can’t tell you how great it felt to finally be back! As I’ve always said, my magic thrives on interaction, and by that I mean laughter! Some entertainment companies hire students to perform a basic show, which often results in an amateur show, or even a shouting match. My show has been expertly crafted over thousands of shows and decades of performaning. I know what it takes to create an incredible live experience.

And I truly believe that it is something worth treasuring. Children learn something about themselves and each other when they part of a group. Amazing things happen when we work together.

I said I would also write about how I managed to maintain the level of service my clients expect even though, some might say, I was out of practice. Well, the truth is I wasn’t – out of practice that is – because not only had I been performing my magic during lockdown as mentioned above, but I also put in a lot of practice before this show. I rehearsed each routine as if I were performing in front of a real audience. Much to the annoyance of my girlfriend who had to help with a few routines!

In the end though, that made all the difference, as when I started performing everything flowed back to me. I’ve been doing this for over a decade now, so the whole show is embedded in there. It was simply a case of putting in the practice beforehand to unlock it.

And as I always say, the service that sets me above other entertainers, is that I’m willing to go the extra mile to make sure every event is the best it can be. I treat every show, every event with the utmost respect. I want you to have the best experience. When you book me to provide children’s entertainment you should be happy that you have recieved the best I can give.

The client from the event was happy, sending me this feedback after the show:

The kids had a fab time! The parents reported that too. We were all very impressed too! It was a great finish to their time at the school and very memorable.

Navi Moore, Birmingham

So you know what, with all of that in mind. I can’t wait for the next few months and the rest of the children and families I will meet and all of the great shows that are to come. Will your event be one of them?

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