Cliff Cowling - Perception Deceptionist

Warrington, Cheshire
Verified bookings: 9
Reviews: 9
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Price from: £180.00

What is the secret of great entertainment at your Wedding, Dinner, 40th Birthday or Corporate Function? Being able to relax, knowing instantly your needs are in safe (magical) hands.

Over the past 40 years, Cliff has become a leader in the field of close up magic because of a commitment to making your event better.

All the magic, often performed in your guests own hands, is all family friendly, making the experience more personal and creating memorise which will live for ever.

Cliff has full Public Liability Insurance and would love to talk with you about you need to make your event dreams come true.

9 Reviews
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Angela Rollins

Feb. 29, 2020

What a friendly chap! He was amazing from the start and the feedback off our guests was top class.. would definitely recommend!

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David Andrew Thomson

Nov. 3, 2018

Hi Cliff was a big hit with our guests who were celebrating a 40th birthday. He went from table to table for the time booked and helped make our party a bit different. V professional with great magic on offer.

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April Stern

Sept. 8, 2018

We were very satisfied with Cliff. He was clever and amusing and much enjoyed by our guests.

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July 14, 2018

"Very professional and friendly magician, went down well at my party and compliment by everyone.
Would recommend to anyone looking for a magician to perform at their party."


Jim Irvine

June 10, 2017

No discussion! JUST BOOK HIM.


|Ken Cannon

March 12, 2016

Cliff is a true professional bewildering my audience. Everyone was talking about him the next day which is testimony to his trade. A GREAT MAGICIAN.

Services From Cliff Cowling - Perception Deceptionist

Cliff Cowling - Perception Deceptionist

Wedding Close Up Entertainment

Risk Free Affordable Entertainment to amaze and amuse your guests. Performing mix & mingle magic during photos, in-between meal courses, whilst the venue reset the room and of course during the evening reception. The Magic is family friendly and using items they can all relate to, pens, coins, cards, rubber bands etc and as many effects happen in your guests own hands, you can guarantee it gets reactions which will make your event talked about for years to come. Magic, the ultimate ice breaker, will get everyone talking, laughing and help to creates a fun atmosphere for your wedding. All the ladies also get a free pearl bead poodle. Why book just a magician when you can have Cliff Cowling create a memorable experience. ASK ABOUT THE COVID-19 CLOSE UP SHOW FOR £75
From: £180 per event
Cliff Cowling - Perception Deceptionist

Corporate/Formal Event Magician

Classy yet contemporary entertainment for a more sophisticated audience. Cocktails: Meet and greet the guests. At the beginning of your event, as your guest are arriving, the ice is broken by the presence of a magician. Magic is a fantastic way to get people mixing together, they share a smile, a laugh and a new friendship is born. Wine & Dine: Magic during the meal. Your guests are seated and waiting for the food, what a great time to have table side entertainment to fill in a few minutes. The magic is performed at their table making a mini cabaret just for them. V.I.P: After the meal. After the meal the magic moves into the bar/lounge area and those who don't want to dance get the V.I.P. Treatment with entertainment specially for them. A wonderful way to end the evening. Risk Free Affordable Entertainment for with 100 – 250 guests.
From: £200 per event
Cliff Cowling - Perception Deceptionist

The 30 Minute Parlour Magic Show Has Returned

So It's a special occasion and we’re not going to let COVID-19 spoil it. Unfortunately, a lot of my magic normally happens in your guests hands, things have changed. Now, instead of mixing with your guest, I'm bringing back "Parlour Magic", a 30 min Close Up Show, ideal for an audience of up to 30 people. All my magic is family-friendly, (no off-colour material) using normal everyday items and whilst only I can “handle” the props, it is still very spectator interactive. The show always goes down well and helps to create strong vivid memories of a great event. Normally I'd perform for an hour (£150) but I feel asking people to sit and watch a magic show for that long (especially if they are not a big fan of magic) is a bit much and children could start getting restless. We have found that a show of 25 - 30 min is perfect. People sit down, for a rest and a great time. I also feel the fee should reflect the situation, so your investment is only £75 plus travel.
From: £75 per event
Cliff Cowling - Perception Deceptionist

Party Magic (Adults)

The last thing you want at your Birthday is some “look at me, I’m a super star”, spoiling your party, but someone who will blend in yet stun everybody with knock out magic. Fortunately, I have years of experience blending in bringing great fun, lots of smiles and magic to remember. All my magic is family friendly, (no off-colour material here!) and a lot of it happens in your guests own hands. This always goes down well and makes my magic more personal to the spectators and helps to create strong vivid memories of a great night. I also tend to work with normal everyday items, pens, coins, cards, finger rings etc. which make the magic more special. *Award winning Mix & Mingle Magic with the guests, help get them ready for a great night. *Close Up Magic happens in your guests hands making it more memorable. *Family Friendly Magic suitable for young and the young at heart. *Casual yet Classy Entertainment. ASK ABOUT THE COVID-19 CLOSE UP SHOW FOR £75
From: £150 per event


  • Do you do open-air acts?

    During your event, many people may spend sometime outside. Some go to get some fresh air whilst others go to pollute it! For this reason I can often be seen heading for the door, not to get away but to bring the fun outside to these guests.

  • How long is the act?

    How long is a piece of string? I tailor my performance to the group I'm with. If they are into it, I may stay a couple of minutes longer with those guests, however if the crowd do not want to see it, I'll move on to the next group. I Never force people to watch me.....I don't need to.

  • What type of magic do you perform

    All the magic is family friendly and easy for the younger ones to follow, but strong enough to fry the mind of everyone. The magic is close up and often the effect happens in the spectators own hands. This is very strong and will leave them with a memory of your event which will live on for years to come.

  • Will your magic suit my event?

    Magic tends to be a universal language so will fit in with almost any event. If you have concerns, feel free to call me and discuss your needs.

  • How many people will you perform for?

    As I'm performing close up Magic, a group of up to 12 people is the norm. Saying this, I have had occations when I've was performing, that upon looking up, realised I had about 30 people around me having a great time.

Set List/Services

Close Up Table Side Magical Entertainment for

* An Adults Birthday Party (I don't do kids shows)

* A Wedding Reception

* A Christmas Party

* Charity Gala

* A Golf Club Dinner

* A Large Corporate Function

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