Dave is one of the UK's foremost magicians, performances have included Buckingham Palace, television, radio and many celebrities, and sports stars.
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Dave Bonsall


Dave Bonsall

Contact: David Bonsall
Tel: 07733 010912
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E-mail: david@fingertipmiracles.co.uk

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The term 'Close Up Magician' means just that, a magician who performs magic up really close, sometimes within inches of your eyes as apposed to the David Copperfield or Siegfried & Roy style of stage magic where the audience is far away behind the dazzling stage lighting.

This form of magic is far more intimate and becomes an interactive experience between the magician and the audience and with the apparent 'miracles' happening so close, the experience that a professional close up magician can provide really does have to be seen to be believed!

David has spent the over 25 years practising, honing and perfecting his skills as a close up magician and has over 18 years of paid performing experience.

In the role of a 'Mix and mingle' magician, (also referred to as a strolling magician or wandering magician), David would stroll around your event, be it a champagne reception, stand up party, corporate open day or other function where the guests are not seated, and perform what he likes to call 'intimate miracles', each group getting they're own private magic performance.

How long each performance lasts depends on the number of guests and the time available, but can be between 30 seconds to 10 minutes, longer if required. David will work from his pockets, performing modern, ground breaking magic, using a combination of sleight of hand techniques, physiological deception and often pick-pocketing too.

A Table Magician (also referred to as 'table hopping') is best suited to the banquet type environment, whether one table or hundreds, David will visit each table in turn, providing each with a stunning performance of world class magic, comedy and visual illusion either between the courses of your meal, as an after dinner experience, or as a birthday treat with family and friends in the comfort of your own home.

David has performed as a Table Magician in every type of venue imaginable all around the world, so has a tremendous amount of experience to offer.

Whether you're entertaining overseas clients, hoping to gain the approval of those potential investors, trying to impress a new client or maybe just having a relaxing meal after a long seminar, whatever your hospitality plans why not include at touch of intimate magical entertainment. David will perform as a table magician, enthralling your guests in between courses of your meal with his unique subtle blend of humour and world class close up magic.

David has provided corporate hospitality for many of the UK's largest blue chip companies for many years. From a dozen around one table in a private hotel function room to thousands at a banquet in the grand hall at the Dorchester.

Previous Clients Include:

Buckingham Palace
House of Lords
BBC Television
BBC Radio
The Mall of the Emirates - Dubai
Film Club Productions
Price Waterhouse Cooper
Last Minute.com
Bona Sera - Istanbul
Pret a Manger
Estée Lauder
BAE Systems
British Home Stores
Barclays Bank
Alliance & Leicester
Land Rover
Burton Menswear
David Lloyd


"David performed at our Charity Summer Ball to celebrate 10 years of business at Ministry of Hair. The feedback I have received from all of the guests regarding David Bonsall's performance as he mingled amongst them, amazing them with his magic, has been fantastic and has been a talking point for many since holding the event.
Many of the guests requested his details and I personally would recommend his services to anyone wishing to hire a magician for any event."
- Nicky Waters, Ministry of Hair - Charity Ball - The Hydro Hotel, Eastbourne, East Sussex

"Well Dave, what can I say!! You are amazing, some people even said you were spooky as they could not believe there eyes!! You are the best Magician we have seen and everyone who was at the party can't stop talking about you, you were unbelievable.
You have been highly recommended to everyone and hopefully we will see you again soon. Thanks so much for helping the evening go with such a BANG."
- Lisa & Eddie, Beckenham, Kent

"Dave is totally awesome! Such a talented and clever man, he entertained the guests at my 50th birthday party to the extent where all anybody could talk about afterwards was him!! 'How did he do that?...' seemed to be the question everyone was asking. We were utterly amazed at what he did. If you never book anyone else in your life, book this man for your special occasion and you will remember it forever. I can't thank him enough for making my birthday extra 'magical'."
- Jane Keohane - Birthday Party - Edwinns Brasserie, Hampshire

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