FAQ - Paul Longhurst, Magician



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Why Book Paul?

  • Member of The Magic Circle and Equity

  • Full-time magician

  • Has entertained many celebrities and even HRH The Queen

  • Professional and personal service

  • Guaranteed satisfaction


After every event, I ask "What would you tell people about Paul's performance?". These are recent genuine responses.

"Very impressive, professional and intriguing"
- Janet

"Paul's magic was absolutely brilliant for our corporate evening. He absorbed himself into the various groups of people being polite, funny and very clever. I have no idea how he did what he did but it certainly got us laughing with very curious faces! "

 - E Leech: Waitrose

"He was a professional, engaging, likeable, funny, intelligent, fabulous magician that we would recommend time and time again"
- Alexandra Spurgeon

"Just a quick note to thank you for your session with my Top Producers last Thursday. We have had some very, very positive feedback about the whole evening from the entire team with everyone referencing how much they enjoyed your involvement."
- M Mear - Group Director of Sales for Saga Services & Saga Personal Finance

"Fantastic. The tricks Paul performed were great and would appeal to all ages. One is left mystified at how he does it. All our guests thoroughly enjoyed his magic. I would highly recommend him if you want to add something special to your party."
- A Harris

"Paul's magic was not only clever, but also great fun. He's very professional and also diplomatic - no-one could be embarrassed by his magic & he judges his audience well. We had about 75 guests of all ages at my husband's 60th party, and he got round pretty much everyone - great feedback from them all!"
- L Bennett

"Just a brief note to say that we thoroughly enjoyed your table-magic at the Dunottar event at Effingham Park Copthorne last Saturday evening ....... it was very entertaining and we are still trying to work out how you did some of those tricks! Furthermore our 14-year-old daughter Becca, who was also at the event, loved your tricks so-much that she has been learning card-tricks herself from the internet & practising them on-us ever since"

- Steve Shortland

"Thank you first for your great entertainment !
Everyone was amazed at your magic, they all continued to talk about you long after you left and all said how much they enjoyed your entertainment. So, all I can say is.......'how did he do that??'
Thank you again, and if asked I will happily recommend you to others."

- Penelope Sharman

"You were bloody excellent. You're such a multi talented man. I thank you for your contribution. Seriously you were terrific."
Nick Miller - cabaret organiser

"I would thoroughly recommend you as a versatile entertainer."
- Mr F Osborne

"Book Paul and you've made the right choice. I was watching people's faces as he performed, and there was a mixture of laughter, and amazement."
- R Maxwell

"His performance is of the highest professional excellence, he also injects a lot of humour into his act and he embarrases no one. Undoubtably value for money."
- Paul Makinson

"Paul came to a family party at relatively short notice and was absolutely fantastic... His talents as both a magician and a performer are obvious and his personality and affability made him a very welcome addition to our gathering."
- Roger Newman

"Absolutely outstanding and left you completely speechless"
- M Stone

"Paul was flexible about when he performed and his timing of this was spot on. Can't thank you enough for a great evening, Paul."
- S Pennington

"Paul was a very popular addition to our party. He is both friendly and unassuming, blending in well with the crowd. His act was professional, and certainly held up to close scrutiny by our not so unassuming guests!

I would certainly recommend Paul to anybody. A wandering magician is a great, and generally unexpected, addition to an event!"

- Phil Wynn

"Pauls magic was astounding and amazing it was great to hear the sound of rapturous applause breaking out from around the room and looking up to see it was coming from guests appreciating Pauls magic. EVERYBODY (150 guests!) loved him. He was a real asset to our day. And I was extremely impressed with Pauls magic and delivery. He is also a lovely person which is really important when interacting with your guests."

- Danielle Rooney

"We will definitely be having him for our future events. Thanks for giving all of us such a wonderful entertainment!!"
- Mr & Mrs Kanchwala

"He was really good....some of the tricks we got shown were just amazing. Till today we are still thinking how he did it."
- Sharmee

"Amazing feats of close up, in your face magic that truly left you asking HOW?!"
- review for Gypsy Hotel gig

"After seeing you today, I will never again consider planning an event without a magician, you were amazing."
- A guest at a recent party event

"Absolutely amazing....still cant work out how he did it!!!!!! Paul kept our guests entertained brilliantly. Absolutely fantastic and we'd definitely look to book him again."

- Kathryn Fraser

"Many thanks for last night, everyone had a great time and were very impressed with you! Will definitely use you in future and recommend"

- Gilly Blundell

"Thank you for coming to our house at the weekend and providing some cracking entertainment – certainly some of the best close-up magic that we have ever seen. Everybody was left amazed and confused! You had some very complimentary comments about your act – not just the magic but your persona too. My wife had a lovely birthday ‘weekend’ and your show helped to make it a bit special. Thanks again,"

- Ian Scrase

"Thank you for an incredible morning of outstanding magic. Everybody was rippling with amazement and buzzing in the taxi afterwards. My husband and I thought the final trick was mind blowing, so complex, you got us there!!! It was such a beautiful day and your natural manner with all age groups made everyone so comfortable. From behalf of all of us at my 50th, a huge WOW!"

- Victoria Cousins

"Paul's approach is very personable, he gets his audience involved and part of the tricks. Overall very clever and thoroughly entertaining. I just wish I could work how he does it!"

"The guests thought he was excellent and every-one commented on how good and entertaining Paul was. My seventeen year old Nephew was desperate to catch him out, but he said he failed, thought he was brilliant!"
- C Norden

"What a fantastic addition to my wife's 30th. The magic entertained all our guests and left everyone speechless. I've seen a few magicians over the years but Paul was the best by far. Thanks for making the night so special. I would highly recommend Paul to all considering having entertainment. Many thanks."

- James Honeycutt

"Very impactive at my 60th birthday party....got everyone involved...even the most sceptical ! Coming in costume really made people wonder what was going on...especially as I had told no one he was coming: the look on some people's faces !! Thanks Paul."
- Neil Sadler

"Fantastic !! All our guests were asking 'where did you find him?'!"
- J Kelly

"The look of delight on the faces of all present told its own story. We had some special requirements for our party and Paul had clearly done his homework. Absolutely brilliant!"
- Terry Newman

"You were absolutely fab, everyone enjoyed your magic and personality! The children are still talking about it. Three of our guests have taken your details so I truly hope you gain more bookings. Thank you very much!"
J Merron

"Paul entertained us at The Rotary Club of Hailsham at our Christmas dinner for 48. His magic was excellent, he was amusing and everyone thought he was great. He is very likeable as well as being good at what he does and I would recommend him to anyone.We will I am sure use him again in the future."
- F Tickner

"Your patience with children (and adults!), your ability to blend in with the mood of the moment, while not becoming intrusive and yet still demonstrate superb magical skills, puts you top of the list. Thank you very much indeed for your wonderful contribution to our day and for putting magic into our party."

- Glenys and David Perry

"amazing feats of close up, in your face magic that truly left you asking HOW!!?"
- review of Gypsey Hotel magic



If you are not 100% satisfied with Paul's magic, and you tell him at the event, you do not have to pay a penny over and above the booking fee.

This is a rare offer in the magic world and has yet to be call in!

Frequently Asked Questions

These are the questions I'm most usually asked. If you have any others, please don't hesitate to get in contact, I'd be pleased to help.




What services do you offer?

I am most often booked to perform walkabout magic (sometimes called mix and mingle magic), or table magic. I also have some different stage acts which I perform in cabarets and comedy nights.

Companies ask me to entertain clients, drive their business messages and attract customers.

Individuals book me to provide entertainment at weddings, parties and other social events.

Over the years, I have been asked to do everything from host a game show for a private party to host a Royal event for Her Majesty the Queen. If you have a special request, I'd love to help.

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What do you do for your close up magic?

Close-up magic is about bringing people together. I create the impossible, in your own hands or at your own table. I use rubber bands, keys, sponge balls, forks, coins and of course playing cards - in fact anything I find lying around!

There is nothing better for me than hearing the gasps and laughter only magic can bring.

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And your stage show?

I have two acts, Comedy and Mind Magic and each can last either 30 minutes and 45 minutes. My shows are inclusive (using volunteers, some onstage and some from their seats), fun and baffling, demonstrating mind reading techniques, influencing skills and some good old fashioned slight of hand.

I can supply everything I need, including amplification, mics and a backdrop. I'm also used to working alongside DJs etc. sharing equipment as neccessary.

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Tell me about you as a host/emcee.

From large and small events to weddings, dance shows to Old Tyme Music Halls, I have been hosting and emceeing for as long as I can remember. My many years of experience means I can be flexible and calm in emergencies and professional and smooth in delivery.

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Do you always wear the character clothes?

No, I wear anything from a tuxedo to smart / casual depending on the requirements of the occasion. I can perform everything I do in t-shirt and shorts or even naked if needed (although that particular request doesn't come up too often!)

Please do get in contact to request a no obligation quote.

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Are you a member of the Magic Circle?

I am really proud to be a full member of the Magic Circle.

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How much do you charge?

It is difficult to give a definitive cost here as prices do vary depending on the different requirements of each occasion.

My prices are reasonable and my quotes are inclusive of all costs, including travel expenses, vat etc.

Please do get in contact to request a no obligation quote.

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What area do you cover?

I live in Surrey, in the UK. I'm used to travelling all round the UK to events, but may have to charge extra to cover travel costs and possibly accomodation.

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Can you create something special and bespoke for me?

This is one of my favourite things to do. I actually work as a magic consultant to the theatre industry and coming up with new, special moments is something I enjoy very much.

Whether it's adding a magical spark to a wedding proposal, or creating a personalised birthday surprise, please get in contact to discuss options. Please don't stop at what is possible, it's best to think of possibilities.

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Are you insured?

Yes. I am fully insured for with Public Liability Insurance as a full Equity member.

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How do I find out more?

I'm glad you asked! Please do get in contact to request a no obligation quote. I'm always pleased to help and all advice is free.

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