James Merlin is a Cambridge-based magician and mind reader. As a magician he entertains with cards, coins, little red boxes and tin cans! As a mind reader (or mentalist) he entertains with pieces of paper, cardboard, and that other 2-dimensional prop - his brain!
Rajan Singh Bharj• Nov. 25, 2017
"""Absolutely stunning magic. I could not have been more impressed""
Rajan Singh Bharj - Wedding planner"
Fiona Simpson• July 20, 2017
"""...your magic enhanced the atmosphere and enjoyment""
Fiona Simpson - Salvation Army, from the ""Auction of promises"" event"
Teresa Hurley• Aug. 20, 2016
"""...it really added a special element to the day""
Teresa Hurley - Bedfordshire Down's Syndrome Support Group, after the ""Family Fun Day"""
Do you do open-air acts?
Yes, in most cases.
How long is the act?
The close-up set engages each group for 5-15 minutes as an ice breaker, while the stage material has 25 and 45 variations.
What type of magic do you perform
I am available for both walk around and close-up magic, for drinks receptions and ice breaker events, in addition to stage/platform work for larger events. Expect things with cards, coins, and little red boxes.
Will your magic suit my event?
I'm sure it will. I can tailor my magic to include a corporate or sponsorship message, so let's talk and see what we can come up with!
How many people will you perform for?
Close-up works for 2-5 people at a time, but I've done stage work for 200-500 people.
James is one of the most versatile performers on the circuit and works tables at parties, dinners, and corporate functions. Each evening is tailored to the needs of the client, and can include as many (or as few) card tricks as you'd like!