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Martin Reed

Magician based in West Sussex

Price from £427
*AS SEEN ON BBC1 & CHANNEL 4* If you're looking for a Close-Up Magician, with aired performances on 'The Apprentice' & on 'The Last Leg' Martin Reed is one of the most experienced Magicians in the UK today! As a Member of the Magic Circle & 16 years of experience performing at over 2000 events worldwide, you're guaranteed a successful event!
5 stars - Martin Reed are Highly Recommended 57 Customer Reviews

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  • Performed on BBC 1's 'The Apprentice' - October 2017
  • Performed LIVE on Channel 4's 'The Last Leg' - July 2015
  • Highly experienced Professional Close-up and Comedy Stage Magician
  • Performed at over 2000 events worldwide!
  • Completed over 100 Cruise Line contracts from huge 4000 passenger ships to intimate 6 star luxury lines.
  • Member of The Magic Circle
  • Performed the World's Largest Stage Illusion making a 16 metre long Lear Jet Aeroplane appear on stage!
  • 5 year Resident Close-up Magician at the 1500 seater Benidorm Palace, Spain

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Close-up Magician.

PLEASE NOTE: For all events taking place in December, due to high demand, the artist may add a supplement to the quoted fee. Please speak to an Alive Network co-ordinator.

That was FABULOUS! How on earth did you do that?!” - Joanna Lumley

That was AMAZING! - Adam Hills - Comedian & Presenter of Channel 4's 'The Last Leg'

With such extensive performing experience Martin has mastered the art of witty, comedic Close-up Magic! Martin will approach each group or table performing impossible magic with cards, coins, ropes, bank notes…even borrowed and everyday objects! Signed cards appear in Martin’s pockets, impossibly into his wallet and impossibly change in the spectators hands. Coins fall UPWARDS, sponge rabbits have a mind of their own and borrowed notes change in value!

Martin Reed's magic is suitable for all event types & age ranges, therefore if gasps, smiles & laughter sound appealing for your upcoming event...Martin Reed is the perfect choice!

Watch the video above & decide for yourself!

In addition to performing as a Close-up Magician, Martin also offers an incredibly entertaining Comedy Cabaret Stage Show for your main event entertainment! Perfect to entertain all of your guests at the same time for a 15 - 45 minute show.  This is available as an 'Additional Booking Option' to the Close-up Magic. Visit Martin Reed's Comedy Cabaret / Stage Magic profile for more info here!


Although interested since a young child, it wasn’t until the age of 18 that Martin began learning the art of ‘Close-up Magic’. At the age of 21, Martin flew to Spain to attempt to make a living in Magic, performing his Close-up Magic act in bars simply for tips.

After two months performing seven nights per week, he had been noticed by the management of the largest variety show venue in Spain, The Benidorm Palace. It was here that he became the resident magician for five years performing Close-up Magic on spotlight, table to table in front of audiences of over 1000 nightly. Recognising his talent, the Benidorm Palace offered him a spot on the stage, which he accepted by developing and performing a double-act dove and parrot magic act, followed by making a 16 metre long Lear Jet Aeroplane magically appear on the stage, now known as the World’s largest stage appearance.

Gaining a large amount of experience in visual stage magic, Martin decided it was time to develop two full shows coupling visual magic with comedy, which proved a huge success. At the age of 25 he was approached by various cruise lines, where he baffled and brought laughter to audiences for over 5 years.

Now based in West Sussex aged 34, Martin performs his Close-up & Comedy Stage Magic at corporate events, weddings and private parties in London, throughout the UK & worldwide on request.

Choose any of the following booking options when you hire Martin Reed from Alive Network

  • Additional Comedy Stage Show Add £190

    Up to 1 hour.

Choose one of the following performance options when you hire Martin Reed from Alive Network

  • Close-Up Magic: Up to 2 hours £0
  • Close-Up Magic: Up to 3 hours Add £60