Magic FAQ

Need a little more info about Dan Hudson and his magical performances? These frequently asked questions cover everything from length of shows, booking procedures to making your spouse disappear!
How long do you perform for?
Most events are between 1 to 3 hours however i am able to customise packages based on the event.
I have 100+ guests coming, will you be able to cope?
Yes. The rule of thumb is one magician can entertain 100 guests in 2 hours. If you have more than 100 guests coming then you may need to book me for more than 2 hours or I can arrange for another great magician as I work with some of the best in the business.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
Yes I have £10 million.
Do you have any references?
Yes – lots of these are scattered about my website, on my Facebook page or available on request.
How far in advance should I book you?
I get booked up to 18 months in advance, Core months like July, August and September are wedding Season and weddings are planned a long way in Advance, November and December are busy with both Corporate and Private Functions and the rest of the year is just as busy. So its best to book early to avoid disappointment.
Can you make my wife or husband disappear?
I get asked this at least once at every booking! I have a few funny answers but if you really want this done I can put you in contact with my Cousin Tony 🙂
There are no prices on the website, why is this?
Every event is different, so it is best to get in touch and give me as much detail about the event as possible so that I can give you a quote.
What if you are ill and can't make it to our event?
To date, I have never been late or not turned up for a booking. Should I be taken ill (I’m Superman, this won’t happen), I will do my best to get your event covered. I work some of the best magicians and between us, we will find someone to cover your event if need be.
I have had a number of quotes from magicians and yours is at the higher end of the scale, why is this?
The saying “pay peanuts and get monkeys” comes to mind, which is fine if you’re organising a chimp’s tea party. Also, I have heard another phrase “If you think a professional is expensive wait till you hire an amateur”. My fee is a direct reflection of the quality of magic and service I will be offering.
I am after some magician prices. What is the cost of a magician to hire?
Get in contact, give me as much detail as possible, date, location, type of event etc and I will give you a quotation
Do I need to pay a deposit?
Yes. A deposit (normally about 20% of the fee) is taken to secure the date.
Which areas in the UK do you cover?
Berkshire, Oxford, Hampshire, Surrey and London are my main areas of travel. However, I am open to travelling across the UK. Please contact me to discuss your location.

How can I entertain you?

MAGIC ENTERTAINMENT

Whether it’s for a large gathering or a small private party, Dan Hudson provides excellent entertainment. He is accomplished at close up magic tricks that will astound guests at dinner parties, birthdays, weddings, Christmas functions and other events. Read more.

Wedding magic

For wedding entertainment with a difference, hire a magician! With his combination of contemporary magic and comic wit, Dan Hudson is an excellent choice to entertain your guests while you’re busy with photographs, or in between courses. Read more.

Corporate magic

Dan Hudson is ever the professional entertainer, which makes him perfect for corporate events. His style can be adapted to suit your needs, from mingle magic to break the ice at formal cocktail parties, to close up table magic as after dinner entertainment. Read more.

Stage magic

If you’re looking for magic entertainment on a grander scale, Dan Hudson can provide just the thing. He is a natural showman who can engage a large audience, and his cabaret magic and illusions combined with comedy and laughter are always a hit. Read more.

Do you need a great magician at your next event?

4 Simple reasons to book Dan Hudson

Superb entertainment

Dan Hudson’s unique brand of comedy magic is guaranteed to enthral and amuse. He is an excellent magician, and a natural entertainer who never fails to impress.

Excellent reviews

The reviews are proof enough: Dan Hudson always ensures that guests have a thoroughly enjoyable experience, and his clients can’t speak well enough of him.

Events of all sizes

Dan Hudson is skilled at both close up magic and stage illusions. This flexibility to adapt his style makes him suited to many types of events, from theatre to small parties.

Friendly & personable

As a born entertainer with a natural, easy going style, Dan Hudson brings his unique personality to every magic show with perfect comic timing and excellent wit.

Magic never fails to impress

“eSentire hired Dan to help 'work the booth' at the infosecurity Europe 2018 tradeshow in June. It was a real pleasure to work with him and see him ply his trade, to the amazement of those he engaged. He is a real gentleman, a true professional, and I would absolutely recommend him”
Eldon Sprickerhoff - eSentire Inc

“I have known Dan for many years, but hired him this year as a magician. He really knows how to 'work' a room at a function. Great magic and quit witted. Whether a professional or personal event he can only help to bring the room alive.”
Simon Burgess

“The dust has settled now and I wanted to say a huge thanks for Saturday night. We had an incredibly special night with friends and family and you created the wow factor for us. We will totally be recommending you for future events.”
Sue Flanders

"I have received so many compliments for last night’s event and the majority were for you! You managed to tailor our requirements perfectly, everyone enjoyed themselves and many have commented that they had never had so much fun at a company event; mission accomplished! It was great, ‘winging it’ as you did and allowing the night to flow without adhering to any strict agenda made everything seamless and is testimony to your professionalism and experience. And what better testimonial than to have us make enquiries as to your availability for a Christmas event later in the year! You were brilliant, I had no doubt that you would be able to assist with my plans but you completely surpassed them. I very much hope to use your services again, and have no hesitation in recommending you. Jo Hams - Avnet

“We were delighted with the Up Close Magic that you performed at Paul’s 40th birthday party on Saturday - it was way beyond what we had expected. All our guests commented on how good it was. It was a great way to get the party going and a fantastic ice breaker. I am sure we will being using your services again.”
Jennifer Roberts

“A real highlight of the evening. Everyone enjoyed themselves so objective achieved. 

Hope to see you soon - and thank you for a great job!!!”
David Beeston

“Once again thanks for a fab performance Dan - you were an excellent addition to our party celebrations. Just need to find an excuse for another event to book you for now!”
Moya & Kate

“Just wanted to say thank you again, everyone loved the magic/entertainment/public humiliation from Saturday (photos of me and my wig are already doing the rounds…) and it just lifted what was already a good surprise party into something that everyone is still talking about.”
Paul Kerslake

“Dan was extremely professional and helpful from start to finish. Our guests loved the mix of magic and banter. Dan's technical ability and personality make for a great combination that was really well received by all. We couldn't recommend him more highly.”
Jo & Tim

“I just wanted to say thank you for Friday. You impressed everyone even the non believers! I would definately recommend you in the future. We all had a great night and you definately contributed to that.”
Isabell Dawkins - Holiday Inn

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you not just on behalf of Ferring but also me personally - I really enjoyed your act and could have watched it for ages.”
Claire Sackett - Ferring Pharmaceuticals Ltd

“Just to let you know everyone thoroughly enjoyed your magic on Friday night! So much so, we would like to book you again!”
Julie Blake - Renesas Electronics Europe Limited

“Funny, engaging, and thoroughly entertaining - Dan’s close-up routine left people open-mouthed in amazement and laughing out loud in equal measures!”
Dr Mike Harling - Director ESP Global Services

“Dan was perfect. He was extremely good at judging each person and also very discreet during dinner and conversations that interrupted his routine. I have been arranging and attending corporate functions for over 20 years now and I have honestly not laughed as much as at this one.”
Nikki - VM Ware

“It was a real pleasure meeting you this weekend at CarFest. Your magic was great but I was most impressed with your tenacity. We will definitely recommend you to our clients for future exhibitions. Your extensive product knowledge was second to none!”
Andrew Birt - Liquid Modules

“Thank you very much for working with Select Car Leasing recently at CarFest South. I can’t rate you highly enough, your interaction with the public was superb and very entertaining. You were a great asset and I look forward to working with you again in future.”
Paul Sweeney - Select Car Leasing

Let's make magic

Dan Hudson is based to the west of London, and works predominantly in the south east counties. He is however prepared to travel if required.

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