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Highest award in the UK 2017


Cambridge magician, Matthew, has excelled in his career becoming the youngest person to attain the highest possible level of membership by exam at 'The world most prestigious Magic organisation' The Magic Circle, London.

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Highest award in the UK 2017


Cambridge magician, Matthew, has excelled in his career becoming the youngest person to attain the highest possible level of membership by exam at 'The world most prestigious Magic organisation' The Magic Circle, London.

 

Accomplishments

Winner  -  The Magic circle Close-up Magician of The Year 2017

Matthew unanimously ‘wowed’ the judges to earn his place as UK Magic Champion, making him one of the youngest ever recipients of the title at 27.  From dozens of entries, eight of the country’s top magicians are selected to compete in front of a panel of well known and respected judges. The magicians have to present their best work with a strict time limit of 8 Minutes per performer. The judges include expert magicians who give marks on skill and originality, and non-magicians who give marks for entertainment. 

MEMBERSHIP – AWARDED A.I.M.C WITH SILVER STAR, THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF MEMBERSHIP TO THE MAGIC CIRCLE BY EXAMINATION UPON MY ENTRANCE EXAM, LONDON, 2012.

The Magic Circle is the most prestigious magic society in the world, established in 1905 with a long history of legendary magicians gracing its club room. The society has its own building In Eustion London and holds weekly club nights for it's members, what goes on within the building should be kept a mystery however if you manage to get tickets to one of the public days or show nights you might catch a glimpse of what is inside the 'house of 10,000 secrets'.

INTERNATIONAL WORK – 100 SHOWS IN JUST 10 WEEKS AT 'THE HOUSE OF ILLUSION', SPAIN 2010.

The House of Illusion is a magic venue in the Spanish town of Salou, It boasts being voted the number one thing to do in the whole of the Costa Dorada for 10 years running. Each year brings a new show with a new cast and it continues to excel year upon year. A large number of previous magicians have gone on to become successful working on Luxury Cruise liners and becoming well known among peers in the magic industry.

LUXURY CRUISE LINERS - GUEST PERFORMER ON LUXURY CRUISE LINERS ACROSS SWEDEN, FINLAND, NORWAY AND GERMANY 2011, 2012, 2013 AND 2014.

My first ship experience was a mixture of performing a segment form my stage show for audiences of up to 1000 prior to the evening production show and performing close-up in the top deck bar. It was a fantastic experience working for an international audience each night and having the opportunity to visit and get to know the ports we docked at each day.

SHOWS – 'PROFESSIONAL MAGIC PRESENTS' - PRODUCED, DIRECTED AND STARRED IN A FULL 2 HOUR MAGIC AND ILLUSION SHOW WITH A CAST OF 5 OTHERS, AT THE MUMFORD THEATRE, CAMBRIDGE, 2010,

In 2010 I conceptualised the idea of a stage show and invited colleagues to make the cast, directed and co-produced by myself the show included 2 other magicians a compare and a singer. The 2 hour show was a huge success, including big Vegas style illusions, mind reading and comedy magic. 

CHARITY SHOWS– 'ONE NIGHT ONLY' 2013 AND 'GIVING MAGIC' IN 2015  - PRODUCED AND STARRED IN AN EVENING OF MAGIC AND MIND READING IN CAMBRIDGE, WITH A  CAST OF TWO, RAISING OVER £1000 FOR MAGGIES' CANCER CHARITY AND ANTHONY NOLAN.

Two shows over the past 3 years raising over £1000 for cancer charities both being hugely gratifying and a joy to hold. Each show was just over 2 hours and had some hidden surprises at the end which got a huge response from audience members afterwards!

COMPETITIONS   Winner of The Magic Circle close-up magician of the year competition 2017  -  3 TIME FINALIST TO 'THE MAGIC CIRCLE CLOSE-UP MAGICIAN OF THE YEAR COMPETITION' 2013, 2014 AND 2015  -  PLACED 2ND IN CLOSE-UP AT 'THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF MAGICIANS CONVENTION' 2013  -  PLACED 2ND IN THE JUNIOR UK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2005,  ,