Q1. Why Magic?
Magic is has been a form of entertainment and amazement for many, many years dating back to when Kings utilised the skills of Jesters and Conjurors to wow and amaze them. Since then magic has been scaled down and is more available to anyone, not just royalty! Whether you require entertainment at your wedding or for Ben to attract crowds to your stand at a Trade Show, close up magic, the brand that Ben performs, is very adaptable to any situation without losing any impact. Magic is usually stronger when seen right before your very eyes. If you want a memorable experience for your guests or clients then close up magic a definite way to create that shared moment which quickly becomes a great talking point of the event.
Q2. How much does Ben cost?
Every performance is different for Ben so there isn’t a single across the board price. The price may vary due to a number of variables. For weddings package deals are offered at a range of prices so you can choose the best package for you. But for a general enquiry the following information applies.
Q3. Is Ben insured?
Yes! Ben is fully insured by Equity for up to £10,000,000, to read more about Equity click here
Q4. Is Ben a member of any official bodies?
Yes, apart from being a fully insured member of Equity Ben was also unanimously voted into the world famous Magic Circle, the most prestigious magic organisation in the world.
Q5. Will Ben match a cheaper quote?
Ben’s quotes are based upon his skill level as a magician and entertainer and outside factors such as travel (see Q2). Ben will be happy to discuss any queries about price with you but within entertainment you really get what you pay for so Ben will not match lower quotes from other magicians.
Q6. I’m thinking of booking Ben for my event, what is the best way we can utilise Ben’s services?
Ben is an entertainment specialist and can perform in a variety of settings. Strolling magic, mingling around your event entertaining small groups of guests with 5 – 10 minutes of magic, this is very popular at drinks receptions and during photographs at weddings for instance. Equally as effective is his table to table performances where Ben performs in between the courses of the meal at each table, a lot of the time the strolling and table to table services are combined at events to insure a great experience for everyone (should some people arrive solely for the dinner or drinks).
Q7. How far will Ben travel?
Ben will travel worldwide for events.
Q8. I have a large event planned with lots of people attending, will Ben be able to entertain everyone?
The general rule of thumb for magicians is that 100 people can entertained by one magician in a 2 hour slot. It is possible to get round more people but obviously the time being spent with your guests or clients will be shortened which will mean less magic for them. For any large event that will require more than one magician Ben has a select group of friends within the magic community he trusts and works with regularly and he will be able to source any other magicians required to join him at your event.
Q9. Does Ben perform children’s magic?
Ben is not a children’s magician, his magic works with adults, that is what it has been designed for. However this doesn’t mean he cannot perform for children at an event as he has a few effects he carries with him for these occasions.
Q10. I have a few magicians in mind, what sets Ben above the rest?
Many of Ben’s clients have used magicians before and they all say his charm and style set him apart from the rest. If you would like to arrange a meeting where you can speak with Ben and experience his magic directly then please get in contact.
Q11. My company will be hosting a trade show stand soon and we have heard a magician can help draw a crowd. Is this something Ben specialises in?
Ben is a great choice if you would like to attract crowds to your trade show stand, attracting crowds is a natural bi-product of what Ben does, he can’t help it! Ben’s friendly charm and manner is the perfect face for any Trade Show stand, his visually stunning magic also works as a perfect way to keep the crowds at your stand whilst your colleagues work hard gaining the vital information from the individuals at the stand. Ben is all too aware that the main focus of his work at Trade Shows is to make sure that at the end of the day lots of points of contact have been made for your company and that these individuals go away remembering your stand and what it stands for.
Q12. Some of my guests do not speak English. Is this a problem?
Ben has performed close up magic many times to people who do not speak English, his first performance in Madrid consisted of 200 people of whom only 15 of them spoke English, needless to say he was the talking point of the occasion. Ben will learn a few key phrases to help him throughout the performance but in these situations his visual magic speaks for itself. Ben has also performed at many venues where the music has been loud and light has been dim, this can have the same effect as speaking a different language because you cannot rely on linguistics and patter to support your act. For these occasions Ben can perform very visual magic that doesn’t compromise entertainment.
Q13. What would happen if you were not able to make my event due to illness or unforeseen circumstances?
Firstly this would be an extremely rare thing to occur, but should something happen that would result in Ben being unable to perform for you himself (although this would have to be serious) he will let you know as soon as he can and with your permission he will be able to provide a replacement for you from his trusted circle of magicians.
Q14. How do I go about booking Ben for my event?
Please go to the contact page here and fill in the relevant details and someone will be in touch shortly with a response and quote
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Ben Williams is a member of the Magic Circle and a close up magic specialist