Birthday Magic at The Wycliffe Hotel

Man wom and magician playiing card

Glenys and David with their Signature card

I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon at the Wycliffe Hotel entertaining Doreen and her guests. Everybody gathered to celebrate her 90th birthday. Doreen -or Dors as she is known to her family- is inspirational. She is sprightly, engaging and has a lively mind. You think to yourself: I hope that’s how I will be if I

make it to my nineties.

By the time I arrived they had finished eating. The staff, who were efficient and extremely helpful, were serving coffee. The ideal time for me to circulate with some close-up table magic.

Table Magic

I usually begin by sharing a few tricks that the entire table can enjoy. For example, everybody pulls a handkerchief from their fist…well they try but only I manage it! Then I move around the table working with a few guests at a time. This is where when the magic can happen right in your hands. One of the most popular tricks is called ‘Signature’ and I keep this especially for couples of mothers and daughters.
My final table was Doreen’s. There were some children at the table so, I added my ball under a cup routine. It’s a bit like this but a lot shorter!

Parlour Show

After that, I presented my parlour show. This combines magic and predicting the unpredictable. There is the opportunity for guests to come down and be a star on the improvised stage. Thank you to young Ethan for joining me to become the magician’s apprentice. I end with the famous (notorious?) bra trick. Thanks to Jenny for being such a good sport with this one. It is all harmless fun, of course. It is never my intention to embarrass anybody onstage. For that trick I always select somebody after consulting with the person booking me. This is one way I tailor my shows to the needs of the client.

Thank you to Denise for booking me; to her mum for allowing me to be part of her big day and to all the staff at The Wycliffe Hotel for their professional service.

Magic Frank Farrell performs outstanding magic and mind reading across the North West. You can find out what his clients say about him here. These days he is very busy a the weekends, so if you would like  to book please call as soon as possible 07981853155 or complete this simple enquiry form.