Mark James

Sleight Of Hand Magic & Comedy

Mark James is a sleight of hand magician who fuses comedy with magic, juggling and other vaudevillian variety skills to create a unique show that's suitable for any audience.

Mark James has worked professionally for over a decade, on land and at sea in over 40 countries worldwide.

He combines expert sleight of hand magic with comedy, juggling and other vaudevillian variety skills to create a unique and amazing show. His act is versatile and can be tailored to any situation, regularly headlining at holiday centres, cruise ships, comedy clubs and private events all over the globe. He provides 'audience warm up' for many of your favourite TV shows such as The Xtra FactorThe VoiceA Question Of Sport, Celebrity Tipping PointDon't Ask Me Ask Britain, Culinary Genius USA and more!

You are cool!
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Mark's magic has been widely recognised by his peers. In February 2016 he flew to Ohio to give a lecture for Penguin Magic USA. That same month he performed and lectured at the world's largest magic convention in Blackpool, UK.

Miracle like, Mark delighted everyone in the Parlour Of Prestidigitation
— Genii Magazine, USA Publication
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Mark is also a current and active member of the The Magic Circle. It's the most prestigious and well regarded magical society in the world. Since forming in 1905 it's members have included the best performers in magic such as Wayne Dobson, Paul Daniels and David Copperfield. 

Mark is proud to be a member and is privileged to be one of only a few elected on reputation and without audition. 

To read more about Mark's place in magic itself, click the magazine picture below for a secret link to a PDF article about him.

A very funny man with a huge personality.
— Keeping It Live Magazine

Mark regularly performs at The World Famous Magic Castle, Hollywood as well as providing magic on The Orient Express. He also performs yearly in pantomime for UK Productions, taking the role of 'principal comic' and recently starred in the Cromer Pier Christmas Show. 

Mark also has a resident weekly show at Viva Blackpool,  on Tuesday's & Wednesday's throughout the summer season called Sideshow Tricks

The show also tours theatres around the UK on selected weeks throughout the year. 

Mark provides much humour and some clever magic tricks.
— The British Theatre Guide
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Mark's show is a non stop laugh riot that will have you on the edge of your seat and giggling like a child. It's completely clean too. 
If you want to know why Mark has become the first choice for holiday companies and entertainment agencies all over the world, head over the the WATCH page to see some examples of his work. 

Brilliant show, so smart.
— Front Page Media Hollywood


Mark's past & present clients include - 
Fred Olsen Cruise Line, Debenham's, BBC Radio, Bristol Hippodrome, Magic Castle Hollywood, UK Productions, Manchester United FC, Haven Holidays, Park Resorts, Butlin's, Viking Line, CMV Cruises, The Voice, Camelot Theme Park, Potter's Holidays, Ibero Cruises, Orient Express, Warner Leisure Hotels, Thompson's Family Resorts, Xtra Factor, First Choice Holidays, Ribby Hall Holiday Village and Buzz Club Comedy amongst a whole host of football clubs, comedy venues, holiday companies and private clients.  

Your show was wonderful. You’re amazing!
— Scarlett Johansson

PHOTO CREDITS: Magic Castle: Brian, Taylor Wong. Sideshow Tricks: Becki Staff, Kris Rubens, Jason Randall. Cromer Pier: Paul Macro Promotional and Main Site Photography: Charles Leek, Viking Line: Matthew Wright. House Of Cards: Rebecca RIsley.