Frequently Asked Questions

What are your Charges?
My charges depend on the length of the event, travelling distance, how many people attending and the entertainment I offer. The fees I charge are reasonable and value for money for the entertainment I provide. I do not show charges on my web site because each event can be different and therefore the charge would vary. Please email me on my contact form for a no obligation quote.

How long will you require a Magician at your Event?
It depends on what of sort of event it is and can range from 1 hour to 3 hours for parties, receptions and weddings etc. Or half a day or all day for exhibitions and trade shows. If you are unsure please contact Barry for advice that he can give from his vast experience of working at functions. There is always a balance to make to just have enough and not too much magical entertainment and Barry will advise you honestly with a view to make your event the success you want it to be.

How do I know how good you are?
Unless you have seen me perform you do not. But if you check my web video, experience and testimonials it will give you a good idea. All my clients are available to speak to and also please check out my News / Wedding Fairs/ Exhibitions Web page to be able to meet me in person. Plus I am a longstanding member of the following professional organisations, The Magic Circle, Equity and the International Brotherhood of Magicians and The Ilford Magical Society and other business associations.

Booking Arrangements?
For parties, special occasions and weddings check Barry’s availability and price by email or telephone. Presuming you want to go ahead Barry will send you a draft confirmation by email or post for you to check. Once the details are confirmed a deposit of £50.00 is required with the balance being paid on the actual day of performance.
On receiving the deposit the receipt, invoice and confirmation will be sent to your address.
For multiple bookings, film, media and corporate Equity standard contract documentation will apply.

How far in advance do we need to book?
If you really want Barry you should book as soon as possible mainly because he has a very busy schedule and can be booked for events up to two years in advance. Obviously he may have free dates at shorter notice so please contact for availability.

Are you available for Charity Events?
Barry supports a number of personal chosen Charity events throughout the year. So please do not be offended if he quotes you a fee for your Charity Event.

What working areas do you cover?
My main working areas are Essex, London, Kent, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Surrey, but often travel to further locations in the UK if required and occasionally outside the UK.

Barry is covered for Public Liability Insurance up to £10,000,000 through the performers union Equity and can send a copy of the policy cover to the venue or booker if required. If in the unlikely event I become ill and was unable to perform every effort will be made for one of my professional magician colleagues whom I regularly work with to cover the event.
(Subject to my terms and conditions)

What if I require more than one Magician?
Barry works with many professional magicians at various events and can provide
a team of magicians for your function if necessary. Please enquire if you require this service.

Other Questions
Please do not hesitate to contact Barry should you have question or information that is not listed above.