Magic Circle Magicians

The story of London magician Christopher Howell and his entry into The Magic Circle

 

In the mission statement of The Magic Circle it states the goal… "To be acknowledged as the premier magical society in the world by magicians and the public alike through the pursuit of the highest standards and the promotion of the art of magic and the appreciation of its heritage." The magic club was founded in 1905 by a small group of magicians and more recently, in 1998, it upgraded to its new purpose-built headquarters in Euston. The new headquarters boasts London an extensive library, museum, clubrooms and an intimate theatre for magicians from around the world to gather in, network and develop their art - as well as serve as a meeting place and venue for corporate entertainment. The Magic Circle is also called The Centre for the Magical Arts.

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I thought it would be a good goal for myself to try for membership so, several years before becoming a member, I went along on a rainy meeting night just before Christmas to the headquarters, nestled away in a dark alley behind Euston Square, to see what it was all about. To my surprise, the suspicious doorman wouldn’t let me through the entrance; even having produced my magician's calling card magically with a smile to prove I wasn’t a mere prowler in search of magicians’ secrets, he was nonplussed. The man at the door informed me I had to either be invited or come as a member and he turned me away.

 

It wasn’t until several years later that the story turned itself around. This time, a group of magicians from The Magic Circle found me instead. In this case, I was performing in a residency as

one of the table magicians at a restaurant behind London's Royal Festival Hall. I was going table-to-table perform close-up magic shows. The waitress said one of her tables had asked to have a show by the magician and so I went over to perform for the three gentlemen who were awaiting their entertainment. After the fact, one of the younger ones thanked me and indicated to the older one, saying I should probably know I had just performed for the examinations secretary of The Magic Circle. In fact all three of them at the table were magicians. They then invited me as a guest to the Headquarters and I went through my interview and subsequent examination before being awarded membership.

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For more information on Christopher Howell's work as a Magic Circle Magician, please visit any of the below links according to subject title or "Magic Circle magicians."

 

Corporate magicians

Wedding Magicians

After dinner entertainment

Magic Circle Magicians

 


Testmonials

 

"Christopher's magic was truly spell-binding; everyone at our launch party was mesmerised by his performances. I'd say he has to be seen to be believed, but I still can't believe what I've seen!"
- Mr. A Quayle, Artistic Director, Box of Tricks Theatre Co.
Chose Christopher from amidst other London Magic Circle magicians for the launch event

“Peter and I wanted to say a big Thank You for helping to make our party such a big success at Lincoln's Inn on Saturday. We have had so much positive feedback about you that your ears should be burning!”
- Mrs. S. Mason,
Chose Christopher as the Magic Circle magician to perform at her party in London

"Aside from his amazing magic! Christopher was very friendly and a pleasure to communicate with. The positive reviews we read about him, prior to our event, were definitely true to form."
- M. Pollack,
Options Group, UK

 

 

“…You were a massive hit, and people haven’t stopped talking about your close-up magic since. All the guests loved it. You really added to the occasion!”
- A and B Atkinson
Invited Christopher to be the close-up magician at their wedding (searched: London Magic Circle Magicians)

"Christopher is a fantastic entertainer. We loved the way he mingled with the guests but was also very discreet and professional. His magic was amazing and was enjoyed by all. Initially I wasn’t sure whether having a magician would be ‘cheesy’ but Christopher's magic and performance style are pure class and very sophisticated and I would recommend anyone organizing a special event to have him perform. Absolutely brilliant."
-E. Intavarant
Private client