Leeds, City and Borough of Leeds, West Yorkshire(5 Reviews)
Paul's offbeat blend of comedy and magic and utter nonsense is an entertaining and baffling addition to your event whether it be festival, themed evening, party or wedding.
Featuring gambling routines, macabre and mysterious shows or mentalism and science shows can be tailored to whatever theme you require.
"People are still talking about how amazed they were by Paul's performance at our wedding; he is slick, sharp witted and truly baffled us all of how he did the tricks. He also left us a couple of moments of the day and with closer inspection, we still can't figure how he does it - Just brilliant" - Jo Stead, Bride
Paul Bavill Reviews
Paul Bavill Q&A
How long have you been interested in magic?
I first piqued my interest in magic at an early age watching the 'Paul Daniels Magic Show' in the early 1980s and my schooldays were a regular list of plays, performances and amateur dramatics.
In later years I have combined my love of performing with my love of history and been a regular appearance at many of the country's living history festivals and 1940s weekends.
Having spent the bulk of my time performing for family and friends I was very grateful to the Leeds Steampunk Market who gave me my first performances and from there I have expanded into the wedding industry while still keeping my roots in historical events.
Take us through your show – what can we expect?
Depends on the event, which I know is probably a more woolly answer than you were hoping for but...
A typical wedding would involve me starting at the drinks reception or basically that part of the wedding day when the photographer takes over and starts directing everyone to get through the photo shoot as quickly as possible. Everybody breaks off into small groups and dare not go anywhere else in case they are needed and so there's a degree of standing around. I'd circulate around the guests doing short routines, usually in the hands card magic, helping people pass the time. This continues, although with different magic, during the gaps between courses in the wedding breakfast and up to the speeches.
I always keep a few things up my sleeve for the happy couple too.
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