Scoop Magic

Scoop Magic

Scoop Magic locationPreston, Lancashire

(23 Reviews)

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 people's noses, sometimes even in their own hands.

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Scoop Magic Reviews

Scoop Magic Reviews

Review of Scoop Magic by Jane
5 29/05/2018

Brilliant communication with Scoop. He embraced our theme of β€œGinger” for my hubbys 60th. Paul was prompt, polite & a positive addition to our fun fuelled evening! Everyone was in awe of his magic!

Review of Scoop Magic by Julie
5 07/04/2018

Excellent entertainment for a wide age range. Very family friendly. Excellent at keeping us informed of arrangements. Punctual and polite. Made a very special birthday for my dad's 80th. Thank you Scoop. πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸ‘

Review of Scoop Magic by Andrew Oconnor
5 08/02/2018

Brilliant! Everyone at the party was amazed, as they should be. Highly recommend Scoop for any party.

Andrew Oconnor Used this pro
Review of Scoop Magic by Katrina Oconnor
5 06/02/2018

Scoop was a really good magician, we were all astounded with his tricks. He was great fun and he entertained all ages. Friendly, funny, fantastic. I would definitely recommend him for any party πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Katrina Oconnor
Review of Scoop Magic by angela
5 05/02/2018

He provided great entertainment for all the family at my father in laws 70th Birthday party

Review of Scoop Magic by DaniloBelloni
5 27/01/2018

Fantastic service
Fast and good recommendation
Thank you

DaniloBelloni Used this pro
Review of Scoop Magic by Justin
5 03/01/2018

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

Review of Scoop Magic by James King
5 18/12/2017

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 β€œentertainment”, but Scoop was spot on."
"the magician act was brilliant"
"Scoop was the icing on the cake"

James King
Review of Scoop Magic by Katie
5 01/12/2017

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

Review of Scoop Magic by Julie at the lamb pub
5 04/11/2017

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
Review of Scoop Magic by James Sutton
4 30/10/2017

Very good close up magic that was very well received by guests.

James Sutton
Review of Scoop Magic by Sanjeev Manaktala
5 30/10/2017

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
Review of Scoop Magic by Christine Stevenson
5 25/10/2017

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
Review of Scoop Magic by Jennifer Stephenson
5 10/10/2017

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
Review of Scoop Magic by Age UK York
5 10/10/2017

Scoop Magic was amazing, entertained our AGM delegates. People are still talking about the tricks!

Would happily book again.

Age UK York
Review of Scoop Magic by Sally Roberts
5 02/10/2017

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

Sally Roberts
Review of Scoop Magic by Brian Cass
5 30/09/2017

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
Review of Scoop Magic by Emma
5 29/09/2017

Turned up on time, worked the room for a corporate thank you event as discussed, everyone seemed to enjoy! Could have perhaps done more to weave the thank you into the magic but very last minute booking we didn't discuss this bit enough perhaps?

Scoop Magic replied:
Hi Emma, thanks for your review. The thank you element wasn't discussed with me at all I'm afraid otherwise I would have been happy to work that into my performance.. I'm glad everyone enjoyed themselves though and I'll hope to see you again.

Kind regards
Review of Scoop Magic by Alison Lessen
5 27/09/2017

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 Lessen Used this pro
Review of Scoop Magic by John Hull
5 28/07/2017

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

John Hull
Review of Scoop Magic by Jane Thompson
5 22/02/2017

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
Review of Scoop Magic by sarah dobson
5 20/02/2017

Scoop Magic was fantastic at our fun day event
All the kids and parents loved him and I would definitely recommend him to anyone for either kids parties, events and fun days :)
thank you for making our day magical :) x

sarah dobson
Review of Scoop Magic by Alan Dodds
5 20/02/2017

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

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Scoop Magic Q&A

How long have you been interested in magic?

I took up magic as a kid in 1987 and have been doing it as a full time professional since 2002.

Take us through your show – what can we expect?

My close up performances involve amazing stunts with cards, money, lottery tickets, ropes and objects borrowed from the audience.
in my cabaret show I open by turning a lit candle into a white silk right before their eyes, another candle turns into a real dove which then disappears and reappears in a spectator's hands.
I then warm up, literally, with comedy fire juggling, followed by body burns and fire eating. If fire is not allowed at the venue I juggle machetes over an audience member instead.
For my next trick I lose someone's jewellery and it turns up in a very surprising place. Then with the help of a little 'suggestion' my volunteers start literally jumping out of their seats.
Next I teach one of the children an important life lesson about fun while performing the impossible with a balloon before performing a knife throwing card trick with a beautiful lady from the audience.
Finally I open an envelope that has been on view the entire show to reveal my impossible foreknowledge. Is it psychic power? Psychological control? Or is everything we do already written in the stars?

What do you love most about your job?

Meeting new people and putting that look of wonder in their eyes and a smile on their faces.

What inspired you to start your own business?

It's the only way to be a magician and that is what I wanted to do.

Why should our clients choose you?

Because I am reliable, professional, experienced and above all entertaining. Also, even though I'm not the cheapest magician out there, I believe I offer the best value for money.

Work history from Scoop Magic

Work History


Scoop Magic

From March 2002 to present.

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 holiday parks, weddings and corporate events all over the country. He 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. Scoop 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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