Ian Suche The Magician
Ian is an award winning close up magician and cabaret performer. He is also a member of the prestigious Magic Circle. He combines his skills to make a unique form of magical entertainment. He is available for Weddings, private parties and corporate events.
Ian can provide magical entertainment mixing and mingling amongst your guests and at tables and/or can provide a stand up mentalism show.
'Ian, thank you so much for working your magic at our daughters wedding this weekend, it really added to everyone's enjoyment of the evening reception and party. You mingled so easily and discretley with our guests, who all found your magic very entertaining, fun and perplexing! We'll certainly recommend you to anyone wanting amusing, individual and interesting entertainment at a celebration.' Katy Lethbridge, Wedding in Berkshire
'The man is phenomenal!' JoAnne Good - The Late Show, BBC London 94.7 interview
Ian Suche The Magician
Ian was always fascinated by the mind, even as a youngster, so whilst his peers climbed up the corporate ladders, he threw myself into learning about how the mind works, from attending courses in mind power, memory work to NLP and hypnosis. It struck Ian later that his skills as a magician which he had been honing since a young lad, and all the 'Mind' knowledge he had acquired could be fused together to create some powerful entertainment. Ian entered a magic competition and won the Paul Pearman cup for the Most Entertaining Act in the Home Counties, followed by auditioning and gaining membership to the prestigious Magic Circle in London.
His close up act consists of a unique blend of close up magic with everyday objects, with the illusuion of mind reading called mentalism. His mentalism show has plenty of mind boggling illusions along with plenty of wit thrown in for good measure. It consists of a fusion of magic, suggestion, body language reading, observational skills and a healthy dose of thinking on his feet!
He has performed in a variety of venues from the Edinburgh and Camden fringes, aboard the Pacific cruiseline to theatres in Windsor, London and Reading.
‘Ian performs feats so impressive, they make him appear psychic’. Three Weeks Edinburgh Fringe Review
Thank you so much for being a star throughout the drinks reception. Everyone absolutely loved your magic and it really created a great atmosphere for the afternoon. It was such a fab day, I hope to use you again.
Thank you so much fo being a star throughout the drinks reccpetion. Everyone absolutely loved your magic and it really created a great atmosphere for the afternoon. It was such a fab day, I hope to use you again.
I met with Ian initially on the first day. He was personable, very organised, professional and had some great magic! I received great feedback from everyone involved. It was also thought was a great initiative so hopefully we will book Ian again on another event.
Really good. Very subtle and clever magician - had everyone spellbound!
On behalf of DRS we would like to say a massive thank you for attending our Christmas party and providing fantastic entertainment for the night. We are all still trying to work out just how you do it, we may be a while!
Ian has worked for some top companies such as Nokia, Ikea, Intec, KPMG, Yell Ltd, Phones International and the Royal Airforce in High Wycombe and various braches of the NHS amongst others.
Ian has also had the opportunity to work at some superb venues too such as The Gherkin and Barbican in London as well in the walkways of Tower Bridge (talk about doing magic for 'high fliers'!) and Williams and Son. He has performed at Pinewood Studios in Ivor as well as some lovely hotels such as Danesfield in Medmanham and Compleat Angler in Marlow. One of the most stunning venues was the famous chef Raymon Blanc's Le Manoir axu Quat' Saisons in Oxfordshire.
Recently Ian was hired as the Mentalist for the HR Director's seminar in Madrid, Spain.
Generally for an event such as a wedding or corporate event, 2 hours of magic is sufficient to cover the recpetion period, introducing people to each other and breaking the ice followed by table magic inbetween the meals. Nothing worse than being asked to 'pick a card' whilst you are popping a potato in your mouth!
Sometimes folks like to have a stand up piece of magic in the beginning or end of the evening after dinner. This may be entertainment on it's own, or after some close up magic. My advice is not to have a show too late as guests are usuually happy to chat amongst themselves and also on occasions, guests have inbibed a fair quantity of alchol and this makes concentration a little difficult!
If you are wondering when to have a magician at a wedding, my experience is at the reception, when folks are meeting eachother for the first time perhaps, and it helps breaks the ice. It also fills the gaps when the couple are having photos taken. This would be then follwed by magic inbetween the meals. On a number of occasions I have been asked to do the post-reception celebrations. That is fine too, but definitely before the disco starts!
From 50 to 100 people, 2 hour slots are ideal. Prices are based upon 2 hour slots. If you have more people, then bookings can be made for extended periods. In some cases an event may like to end with a small stand up piece, usually included within the 2 hour framework. A peformance space is required with the performers back to a wall or curtained window is ideal i.e. not surrounded.
For a stand up show, schedules may vary from a 15 minute short piecve to 45 minutes. Space needs to be provided as above.
Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.