Mark Waddington

Mark is undoubtedly one of the most sought after Magicians within the UK. With several years of professional working experience under his belt, you know you are on to a safe bet booking him! Brides and grooms, corporate bosses and many others ask for Mark by name, because they know he will entertain guests in a unique fashion and create long lasting memories for guests and clients.

He isn’t one of those cheesy sorts of magicians you so often see. He doesn’t dress in ties or braces covered in playing cards, he doesn’t wander around wearing a jacket covered in pin badges of little white rabbits sat in top hats. He doesn’t walk around with a sparkly magic wand in his pocket. Magic often has a bad name because of this stereotype, but Mark is here to break the mould. He dresses in a sharp and sophisticated style, which will make you sit back and realize that magic has been reborn!As a close up Magician, Mark will approach your guests in a friendly but unobtrusive fashion, and within minutes he will have them screaming with bewilderment and laughter at the micro miracles he performs inches from their faces. Many of Mark’s repeat clients knew they were on to a safe bet with him – not necessarily because they could see the tricks he can do, but because they heard the response he gets and can feel the atmosphere he creates in any room he walks in to.

Most often, Mark is asked to perform as a table magician at weddings. He works at around 80 weddings per year, so knows exactly how to do it right. The most important thing about the wedding day is the bride and groom, and he knows this, so he won’t try to steal the limelight, but he will help to make it the most memorable day for the guests and the happy couple. Knowing that weddings rarely run to schedule, he can help to disguise any little hiccups that may occur and will use his experience to break the ice for guests who may not have met each other before, making the rest of the day a lot easier to handle for guests and the newlyweds alike.

Mark is also a regular on the corporate scene performing his mind-blowing miracles as a close up magician. From groups of a dozen to hundreds of guests at a banquet or award ceremony, Mark can adapt his performance skills to give you the best value for money, and the best entertainment available around. Your delegates will remember the night for years to come, and your distinguished guests and shareholders will know you only operate with quality, which will shine through with Mark’s performance.

Mark’s corporate clients include such names as Tesco, Cable and Wireless, Vodafone, Tri-pack Plastics, Cool Milk Ltd and many, many more. They all have something in common. They all came to Mark with a clear objective – to obtain the very best entertainment possible, and to prove to their guests that they are the best, through and through. Your company can and will benefit from using Mark as a Mix and Mingle Magician at your next corporate event, no matter how big or small.

Regardless of what event you are trying to organize, Mark is the ideal choice to add something that little bit different. From product launches to parties, from weddings to Works Christmas do’s, by hiring Mark, you will have people remember the date for years to come.

Previous Clients

* Tesco Supermarkets
* Great George Hotel, Bradford
* Coniston Hall Hotel
* Cedar Court Hotels
* Courtyard Marriot Hotels
* Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton
* Herriots Hotel, Skipton
* Lodore Falls Hotel, Keswick
* Midland Hotel, Bradford
* Midland Hotel, Manchester
* Village Hotels Group
* Rudding Park, Harrogate
* Carden Park Hotel, Chester
* The Derbyshire Hotel
* Cavendish Pavillions
* Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley
* Pizza Express
* Joe Rigatonis, Harrogate
* Napiers, Skipton
* Nosh, Skipton
* Restaurant Bar And Grill, Manchester
* 25 Below Champagne And Cocktail Bar
* Chilli Whites, Leeds
* Manchester City Football Club
* Bradford City Football Club
* Eureka! The Childrens Museum, Halifax
* Morley Town Hall
* Leeds Civic Hall
* The City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds
* The Kirkgate Theatre, Cockermouth
* Newcastle Racecourse
* The Life Centre, Newcastle
* Penrith Conservative Club
* Hillhead Holiday Centre, Devon
* Broughton Hall
* Skipton Town Hall
* Settle Victoria Hall
* Keighley Victoria Hall
* Escape, Ilkley
* Soccer Village, Rochdale
* Haven High Technology College, Boston
* Corpus Christi College, Leeds
* Mart Theatre, Skipton
* Corronation Street
* Timothy Taylors Brewery
* Ultimate Products, Oldham
* Northumberland Sports
* Jn Bentley
* The Caravan Club
* Leeds City Council
* Birmingham City Council
* Cable And Wireless
* Skipton Waterways Festival
* Picnic In The Park, Oakworth
* Hoopers Department Stores
* Skipton Properties
* Grassington Arts Festival
* Sue Ryder Care
* Silver Stars Talent Contest
* Howley Hall Golf Club
* Bentham Golf Club
* Silsden Golf Club
* Skipton Golf Club
* BBC Radio 1 (scott Mills, Annie Mac)
* BBC Radio York
* BBC Radio Leeds (in The Morning With Andrew And Georgey, Graham
Liver)
* BBC Look North
* Fresh Radio
* BCB Radio
* ITV Calendar News
* ITV Local
* Calendar Girls, The Movie
* And Many More!

Testimonials

Mark Waddington was GREAT! The kids loved him and the adults were laughing along too! I would not hesitate to book Mark for future performances in the children’s library. His material was both highly entertaining and totally appropriate for the setting. Many thanks for all your assistance in getting Mark to Gigglefest.
– Amanda Holtham, Assistant Children’s Librarian and Gigglefest Producer, Birmingham

Just wanted to say thanks for performing at my 30th party a couple of weeks ago. You were the highlight of the event!! We have had many, many great comments about you and I still have no idea how you did any of it!!
– Michael Bellamy, Great George Hotel, Bradford, 30th Birthday

Hello Mark, Just a word to say how much all my friends and relatives (young and old !) enjoyed Saturday evening. You managed to baffle us all. It was certainly an inspired move to ask you to provide our entertainment. Even the weather was perfect and a good time was had by all. Regards to you and to your continued success.
– Sylvia Ding, House Party, Halifax

Everybody said he was fantastic. I am sure the Student Council will want him back next year.
– Marie Kelly, Loreto College Prom, Manchester

That was absolutey amazing!
– Simon Grayson, Leeds United Football Club Manager

Mark was great, got the staff going and everyone really enjoyed the performance and table magic, it made for a great night. Would definitely recommend and use Mark again.
– Erin Wilde, Ultimate Products Ltd, Manchester City FC Stadium, Corporate Event

Mark oozes confidence.
– Peter Sandeman, City Varieties

Skipton’s answer to Paul Daniels.
– Craven Herald

He had the audience eating out of his hand within minutes of coming on stage. He had a confidence that belied his tender years. He struck up a rapport with an audience member with a trick that left everybody scratching their heads with a ‘How did he do that’ expression. His dexterity with ropes and card manipulation was awesome.His closing trick, in which he’s meant to be learning a trick from a tape, was nothing short of spectacular! I feel variety is safe for the next generation as long as young guys like Mark are carrying the torch.
– Jimmy Cricket

Truly amazing!
– Harry Gration, BBC Look North

Mark was fantastic, he’s very dynamic and after the audience wound up he had them in the palm of his hand!
– Andy Webster, Penrith Conservative Club

How the f*** did you do that?
– Joe Swash, Mickey Miller In Eastenders & Winner of ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ 2008

I really enjoyed your show last night at Newfield Hall. We were still talking about it at Breakfast!!!
– Jamie – young hotel guest

 

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