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Scoop is a multi-talented magician who can perform either in close-up situations or in a cabaret or stage environment. His stage show combines conjuring with comedy, mind control, danger, juggling and escapology to create a truly unforgettable experience. His close up performances guarantee giggles and gasps as the impossible happens right under your nose or even in your own hands.

Scoop honed his skills during nine years as resident jester and magician at Camelot Theme Park and Park Hall Hotel in Lancashire performing for crowds ranging from small handfuls up to 3,000 people from small children to cocktail parties and everything in between. He now performs at attractions, holiday parks, weddings and corporate events all over the country.

Scoop has entertained the England, and Manchester City football teams as well as the stars of Emmerdale, Coronation Street and Hollyoaks and his performances have featured on programmes for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. He has also worked all over the UK and beyond for companies such as Brittany Ferries, Center Parcs, Hilton Hotels UK, Haven, Manchester United, O2 and HSBC alongside entertainers like pop star Ella Henderson, comedians Rob Brydon and Jason Manford and fellow magician Dynamo. He has even performed for The Magic Circle and produces and stars in his own theatre shows.

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36 Reviews:

, July 31, 2017


, May 29, 2017


, Nov. 27, 2017

"Absolutely amazing!! We hired Scoop Magic for a Fundraiser night on Saturday 25th November, and everyone absolutely loved him!! The hightlight of the night and you could hear people cheering from across the hall after every trick! Thank you again...highly recommended!!"

, May 2, 2017

"Thank you so much Paul for entertaining our guests at our wedding on Sunday during our wedding breakfast. Everyone commented on your magic skills & how much they enjoyed it. Definitely recommend you! You helped make our day perfect! xx"

, Nov. 2, 2017

"Saw you at Ocean Edge last night, where my husband Andy and daughter Imogen both helped you on stage. Can't remember the last time I laughed as much, your show was amazing. Will definitely be recommending you to my friends"

, Sept. 10, 2017

"Was truly mesmerised and amazed by the tricks and illusions. He kept everybody entertained at The Stott wedding in Somerset last night! Would recommend to anyone."

, Nov. 16, 2017

"Great entertainer! Made my fiance's surprise birthday party much more fun! Def considering him for our wedding! All my guests were impressed. Thank you!"

, Oct. 17, 2017

"What an excellent performance Scoop Magic gave us at our Masonic Ladies’ Evening. Everybody loved the close up magic and the show at the end. Thank you for making our evening a roaring success!"

, June 6, 2017

"We were happy to have Scoop at our Seaside event at Crich Tramway Village this year, the feedback we received was very positive with many staff and public mentioning how he was very engaging and interactive with children and adults alike! We would like to see him again here next year."

, Aug. 6, 2017

"Really great show!!! For all ages, had lots of time for the children afer the show was over."

, March 20, 2017

"The perfect entertainment- booked for close up magic for husband's 30th birthday party. All guests really enjoyed and were scratching their heads as to how scoop achieved his tricks. Lots of fun and very entertaining- would definitely recommend."

, June 29, 2017

"Absolutely brill!!!!!! Funny very entertaining and will b booking for family entertainment!amazing night at caister Thanku"

, Nov. 2, 2017

"Brilliant show, saw him last night @ ocean edge caravan park couldn’t stop laughing 🤣🤣🤣🤣"

, Aug. 15, 2017

"Fabulous magic show XX at Haven in Great Yarmouth xx"

, June 28, 2017

"Brilliant! Would recommend to anybody of any age!"

, July 24, 2017

"Very entertaining! We attended a wedding where Paul entertained the guests with his sleight of hand card tricks. Absolutely brilliant! Would definitely recommend him."

, June 26, 2017

"Fab show tonight at Blue Dolphin. Enjoyed by kids, parents and grandparents."

, Nov. 1, 2017

"Great magician really enjoyed his show tonight at ocean eadge he was brilliant"

, Dec. 18, 2017

"Really great entertainment for our Christmas party. Perfect level of involvement - all the feedback from others there was great - some extracts were: "One can be seen to shiver at the thought of “entertainment”, but Scoop was spot on." "the magician act was brilliant" "Scoop was the icing on the cake" James King"

, Dec. 1, 2017

"Faultless performance enjoyed by 3-85 year olds at my parents Golden Wedding Anniversary celebrations. Will definitely recommend and hope to see again. Katie"

, Oct. 3, 2017

"Scoop brought something unique and fresh to our wedding. By his great personality, passion and wonderful way to engage the guests, every person was left with a big smile and genuine amazement. We would have Scoop again for any event we would like a magician and cannot recommend him enough to people. You are missing out if you do not have Scoop at your event! Sanjeev Manaktala"

, Oct. 25, 2017

"I hired Scoop for our corporate event to entertain guests at pre-dinner drinks and then for table magic during our dinner. Everyone was very impressed with his magic and even though they kept a close eye on his movements no-one could work out how he managed to perform the tricks! Christine Stevenson"

, Oct. 10, 2017

"From the very first contact Scoop aka Paul Dawson was brilliant. He met our expectations and entertained all out guests. He provided an hour long children's entertainment session while we had our legal wedding ceremony which me Any all the kids had fun and the ceremony wasn't interrupted. The up close magic for our guests was fun, perplexing, amazing and captivating. He has a great down to earth approach and really kept us all amused. Highly recommended. Jennifer Stephenson"

, Oct. 10, 2017

"Scoop Magic was amazing, entertained our AGM delegates. People are still talking about the tricks! Would happily book again. Age UK York"

, Oct. 2, 2017

"A fantastic evening, entertaining and really read the audience perfectly. Can't recommend enough. Sally Roberts"

, Sept. 30, 2017

"The feed back from our guests was 100% positive and everyone really enjoyed Scoop's performance. He was very professional and made sure every table had the opportunity to see his magic...he's a real star! Thanks Paul! Brian Cass"

, Sept. 27, 2017

"Scoop Magic was an excellent choice for our hospital celebration. He interacted so well with our patients, they are still talking about it a week later. We'd like to thank him for being professional and bringing lots of laughter to our day. Alison"

, July 28, 2017

"Paul was excellant. everybody enjoyed his magic. definitely made our party. John Hull"

, Feb. 22, 2017

"Scoop did exactly what we wanted and really got the party started. Everyone at the party really enjoyed his performance and were amazed at his magic. We would definitely recommend him! Jane Thompson"

, Feb. 20, 2017

"Our Rotary Club had Scoop to entertain the guests at a Moulin Rouge Evening. He was very, very good and enjoyed by everyone. His hand sleight was unbelievable. Alan Dodds"

, Oct. 9, 2017

"Thanks for a great gig yesterday at the anniversary party at Bruntwood -- you were a big hit with everyone from young to old!"

, Nov. 4, 2017

"I was relaunching my new pub and scoop entertained all my guests . They are still scratching their heads now as to how he did the magic some 2 days later. All my guests loved it !! Julie At The Lamb Pub"

, Jan. 3, 2018

"Scoop Magic was absolutely amazing What an act from start to finish with the right amount of humour throughout the act We where all spell bound with the tricks from start to finish and when he finished we wanted more We would all strongly recommend booking Scoop Magic if you are looking for a fun professional and entertaining act Well done Scoop Magic Justin"

, Oct. 9, 2017

"We really enjoyed the close up magic that you did for our Golden Wedding celebration at Willington Hall. The feed back from everyone was excellent!! Thank you once again, we will certainly recommend you to other people. Regards Judy and Ebb Harrison"

, Nov. 12, 2017

"What a amazing magician iv had people commenting all morning thank you so much Paul sorry I could not watch more you made our evening that little bit special"

, Sept. 4, 2017

"Scoop a MASSIVE thank you on behalf of Steve me and all of our guests at our Wedding at Oakland's Hall on Saturday. From start to finish you entertained each and every one of our guests and left them mesmerized by your tricks!! We are so impressed with how well you blended in and had people in stitches with your natural wit and humour. Also leaving some with a little souvenir of your trick. I will absolutely without question recommend you to anyone who asks. And again Thank you so much for making our already fantastic day that bit more special. Georgina & Steve Morley"

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How long is the act?
My cabaret show is 45 minutes long but can be shortened or lengthened to an hour if necessary. I usually do two hours of close up magic visiting different groups of people throughout that time but this can be adjusted depending on the number of people.
What type of magic do you perform
Close up (table hopping or mix and mingle), cabaret or stage. All performances are suitable for families or adults.
Will your magic suit my event?
I have experience performing at a wide variety of events so whatever your event I'm sure we will be able to come up with something suitable.
How many people will you perform for?
Any amount but the performance type and length will depend upon the number of people.
Do you do open-air acts?

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