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Can anyone recommend a really good magician/entertainer for ds's 6th birthday in Sept - London?

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aloha Mon 06-Aug-07 22:21:42

Hi, the one we wanted is away, dammit, so wondering if anyone could recommend a wonderful childrens entertainer who does good magic, and isn't too noisy and frantic - ie puppets, comedy, ventriloquism, NOT disco and games. Ds would just like to sit and watch a show and doesn't enjoy jumping about and loud music. It will be about 10 kids at our house, so I want 'em laughing and static!

I'm in SE London if it helps.
Birthday in Sept so probably really late notice.

Very grateful for any leads!

popmum Mon 06-Aug-07 22:37:50

we saw Sally Squiggles and she was ace - based north of london but they may travel, not sure. http://www.simplymagic.co.uk/html/seangoodman.html

aloha Mon 06-Aug-07 22:40:48

Thanks - have emailed - but he appears to be in Norfolk, which is a real three hour schlepp to us.

aloha Tue 07-Aug-07 09:42:43

Bumpity bump!

CountessDracula Tue 07-Aug-07 09:47:40

foxy recommended this one to me

He was busy for dd's bday
He did have availablitly on 15th Sept

Anchovy Tue 07-Aug-07 10:12:20

Aloha I am in SW London and started a similar'ish thread last year here. Lots of good contact details. I went with the Action Station one which Bink recommended - they do story-telling and also a spy party, which I would think would be brill for 6-8 year old boys. Pricey, though.

I haven't yet mustered up the energy to think about Ds's party for this year - my only decision has been that I think I am going to have to give the DCs separate parties this year (aaarrrggghhh)

aloha Tue 07-Aug-07 13:07:05

Ooh thanks Anchovy (mad thread though!) - I love the idea of the wizard except ds would be rubbish at joining in so maybe not.
I have emailed mystic marvin or whoever that CD suggested. thanks so much for that, fingers crossed he is still available.
He also does party bags which makes my heart sing - it means I won't have to, hooray!

Anchovy Tue 07-Aug-07 13:25:51

The thread was a bit surreal! Actually, I came across one of the people who was stroppy on another thread a bit later and she was really nice: said she had read my post in a cross way when she was having a bad day and had been unreasonable about it and apologised, which was nice.

I'm thinking of doing a story party from Action Station, I think, although DS may think it unacceptably girly. He wants a ThunderBirds themed party.

One of my mates at work had a "Footballers Wives" party, which meant all the 7 year old boys came in their football strip and all the girls in their best/princess dresses, which made everyone happy. However DS doesn't like football and doesn't have a football strip, so that one is scuppered!

bossykate Tue 07-Aug-07 13:29:23

aloha, we just had a chap from smartie artie- he was brilliant! i recommend him very highly. if you click on the link it was the chap on the far left.

dinny Tue 07-Aug-07 13:32:17

we saw Mrs Back To Front in Swanley park last summer and she was SO good I was desperate to book her for dd's birthday but we are sadly outside the area she covers. have feeling you may be in it in SE London though....

www.mrsbacktofront.com/parties.html

aloha Tue 07-Aug-07 13:33:49

Thanks BK - I'll see if mystic marvin is around but it's really reassuring to have some other names to hand if the couple I've contacted are booked up.
I did giggle when I clicked on 'the gang' and found people there whose attire would definitely scare Anchovy
Noise, discos, wild running about games all definitely NOT ds's thing. He'd like storytelling, but not with participation, and he loves and is captivated by magic tricks & comedy.

aloha Thu 09-Aug-07 12:56:16

Right, just booked Ian Saville, who looks & sounds completely fab fab, and I have just discovered he also does a Brechtian, socialist magic show (a hit on picket lines, I understand) which certainly makes him stand out from the crowd!

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