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I am a magician, psychological mind reader or mentalist, escapologist and balloon modeller. I have been performing for over 10 years, focusing particularly on student events, private parties and weddings nationally.
I am currently based in Essex but can be frequently found travelling nationwide from one event to another performing my shows and close up.
I have performed at top national and international events and am also a regular performer at charity events in my home county.
I have been a magician for over ten years, primarily working as a close-up or walkaround magician for students and adults, however, over the last few years I have added stage and stand-up performances due to popular demand. I am mainly booked to entertain at weddings, private and corporate parties and university events.
My magic includes all the expected items such as cards and coins, however, I also bring along a wide variety of other more unusual objects as well and if you like I can use your own objects too.
My strolling or walkabout act is a great ice breaker at receptions and events and, alongside my other specialities, creates a night that will be talked about for a long time to come. I normally mix my magic act with psychological mind reading, demonstrating just how far the mind can go, as well as teaching you a few of my methods. With the rise in popularity of NLP in the workplace, this takes a fun sideways step and looks at whether we really are in control of our own thoughts.
My other acts that can complement the magic are balloon modelling which is a surprisingly overlooked hit among adults and older teenagers, and not just children. I also perform escapology which brings something very different to the party. Click on my other skills to find out more about these areas.
Owner and Founder
From September 2001
Illusion is entertainment but entertainment is no illusion. It is the key to our happiness.
Wandering magic makes every party popular and keeps guests entertained throughout the night.
Are your thoughts really your own, or have they been implanted there?
The first escape.
Magical Oli in a strait jacket
The very first attempt at a strait jacket escape.
Magical Oli outside marquee
An ESP test.
Magical Oli outside Durham Cathedral
Mind reading at the cathedral.
Freestyle Restraint Escape; the best and the worst
Fastest Escape: 3 minutes 29 seconds at Durham Castle
Slowest escape: 7 minutes 10 seconds at Worcester Garden Party
Strait Jacket Escape Times; the best and the worst
Fastest escape: 2 minutes 20 seconds at St Mary's Summer Ball
Slowest escape: 3 minutes 2 seconds at Green Templeton College Summer Ball
Magical Oli strolling act
After-Dinner Walkaround Magic.
Magical Oli at a reception
Walkaround magic in a marquee.
Magical Oli at Aidan's Summer Ball
Performing magic to a university college in Durham.
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