Andy is enhanced DBS Checked with full Public Liability Insurance
Tel. 07734 101 987
Entertaining children and families all over London, Surrey, Sussex and Kent
The Milk Jug of Doom - a jug of stinky smelly nasty horrible milk disappears, twice, using a lot of help from the audience.
The Whoops Machine - hilarious magic using borrowed children's shoes and a misbehaving shoe box.
The Comeback Spider - a giant card trick where the children turn pictures of vegetables one by one into pictures of spiders ... and of course Andy always jumps if he sees a picture of a spider!
The Kids' Revenge - a magical fusion of cups and balls and Russian roulette where the children choose which of the cups Andy will pour over his head - will he get wet or not?
The Dog Did It - either that or the postman is a werewolf. Andy manages to mend all the broken torn-up stuff by magic.
The Vanishing Bottle of Ketchup - despite all odds, and with a lot of comedy by-play, it does eventually shrink and then completely vanishes.
The Clever-O-Meter - who is really more clever - the children or Andy? (clue: it's not Andy!)
The Philosopher's Dream - making coins, giant bogeys and enormous carrots appear endlessly from nowhere.
More Tea? - Andy makes a cup of tea appear, by magic, in an child's shoe.
The Magic Balloon Competition - where, despite all Andy's cheating, the child helper will always win.
Iron Man - Andy "magnetizes" a child helper with very funny results.
The Stars and the Moon - an enchanting giant comedy origami routine.
Stop Thief - an interactive story about a robber and a policeman where the policeman (a child helper) magicially finds and returns all the stolen valuables.
Water Thru Body - Andy pours water all the way through an imaginary magical hole in the middle of a child helper.
The Chip Chopper - not just chips, this machine will chop anything.
Incredibly Impossibly - a comedy mindreading routine where Andy reveals any word thought of from a book.
Signed Banknote to Orange - Andy's very own variation where he eats the banknote first.
The Strongest Knot In The World - a very visual comedy routine with a length of rope, a pair of scissors, and a volunteer to do the cutting.
Who's Who at The Zoo - friendly fun with pictures of colourful animals.
Pizzadigitation - Andy attempts to turn a toy pizza into a real pizza with help from the audience and with hilarious results.
Rabbit Hutch - with loads of help from the audience, a cute (toy) rabbit appears in an empty examined rabbit hutch.
The Cake Bake - we make a super-sized magicial cake out of pretend ingredients - great fun for the younger ones.
Super fun puppet magic routines - with Bobbin the Raccoon and Stinky The Bird who lays eggs in hats.
The Dog Food Challenge - a riotous routine with flowerpots, prizes and a nasty forfeit for the loser. Suffice to say the children win out and Andy has to do the forfeit (now only performed on request!)
From these lists Andy carefully chooses magic for your show that he thinks would suit the age of the children and the criteria of your event. He can often theme his shows too, so please let us know if yours is a themed day or event.
Andy is a graduate of Anthropology, Psychology and Drama from Northampton University, and has been entertaining and producing magic shows for over twenty years. As well as performing himself, he has been magic advisor to the BBC, to circus and theatre production companies, to many PR companies, and also to other professional childrens entertainers across the country.
Over the years Andy has performed for, among others, Walt Disney Special Events, The Barbican, 10 Downing Street (for Barnardos), The Hurlingham Club, Royal Ascot, Wentworth Golf Course, Sandown Park Racecourse, Barclays Bank, RBS, Tokiomarine Kiln, Threadneedle Investments, Selfridges, Hamleys, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, The RAF, the Metropolitan Police, Microsoft, Audi, Lloyds, Odeon Cinemas, Kelloggs, Nintendo, Ikea, Goldman Sachs, Chelsea Football Club, London Zoo, Ben and Jerry's, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Butlins, Sky TV, Vosene, Chessington World of Adventures, Thorpe Park, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Odeon Cinemas, Waterstones and for many shopping centres, hotels, clubs, festivals, celebrities, health clubs, residents associations, local councils, dental surgeries. schools, libraries, and both public and private events of all kinds.
Kids Magic Shows, Garden Mead, Sandy Lane, West Hoathly, West Sussex RH19 4QQ
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WHAT MAKES A GOOD MAGIC SHOW?
Andy believes a great magic show should have three important elements throughout.
In the first instance a magic show should have incredible and impressive magic, magic to make you physically blink and go "wow", full of memorable moments.
In the second instance the magic performed should be full of original and new ideas. Too many people that call themselves a children's magician perform the same old tricks. Anyone here already seen, and seen far too many times, a wand that falls apart, a book that colours itself in, and a small silk scarf that disappears inside the hand? We don't do any of that here!
In the third instance the magic should be entertaining and compellingly funny. A magic show must be so much more than a magician showing off his or her skills. It must be an experience that is thoroughly enjoyable throughout, full of hilarity, comedy and fun audience participation.
MAGIC SHOWS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Acclaimed magician Andy Boughtflower delights and excites child and family audiences with his fabulous fast-paced magic.
Magic shows for schools, holiday clubs, resorts, pubs, company parties, village halls, summer and Christmas events, libraries, festivals, fetes, housing associations, children's birthday parties and all other types of event.
A RANGE OF OPTIONS
Andy's marvellous magic shows can be either 30, 45 or 60 minutes in length and can be repeated throughout the day if required. Andy has different shows for different age groups (his magic for younger children is silly and colourful, his magic for older children is edgy and daring), and he also has a terrific family show for all ages all together. He can add in a naughty puppet too if you would like to meet the Stinky Bird of Vazzavoo.
Ideal for both outdoor and indoor events. Andy entertains with magic and surprises both big and small from his pockets and his suitcase. All performed with a cheeky smile and clowning-style antics.
For children's parties Andy does all of the above, plus he also hosts some truly terrific party games and makes balloon models for the children too (hats, flowers, dinosaurs, and the most asked for animals)