Duncan William

Magic, Mind Reading, Close-Up & Carbinet

Hi there, my name is Duncan William and I have been a professional magician for the last 16 years or so. Like a lot of professional magicians, it was a box of Hocus Pocus Magic Tricks which lit my passion for magic, performing for friends and family guests. Fast forward five years and enter David Blaine, ushering in a new era of magic, making magic ‘cool’ and more congruent with my own personality. As I say on my home page, I am not your classic, bow-tie wearing fuddy-duddy magician, but one, offering original, exciting, and contemporary entertainment.

I am an avid performer of close up and stage, magic and mind-reading and my skills have taken me around the world including 2 years in Japan, holding a residency in some exclusive establishments, mixing with magicians in Southern India and performing with Malaysian street magicians. More recently I have appeared on national television, BBC Radio and the press..

Back in the UK, I am often booked in and around the Midlands including Nottingham, Derby, Chesterfield, Leicester, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham and on occasion – London for close up, corporate, trade show and stage or cabaret engagements. My most frequent, close-up booking is as a wedding magician. This may involve ‘mix and mingle magic’ around the wedding breakfast or wedding reception, some close up magic whilst the photos are being taken or some table magic between the dinner courses. Equally I am booked for pre-disco or band entertainment or fit into other more bespoke parts of the day.

I am also a regular stage, cabaret performer. My stage or cabaret act, similar to my close up magic act, is fresh, original and exciting, showcasing psychological illusions, ventriloquism, mind-reading, escapology, magic and other feats of wonder all wrapped up in a cloak of comedy. My shows play as large as a 3,000 strong theatre crowd or it can be scaled down for cabaret performances at weddings, hen parties, stag dos, event venues or more intimate private parties.

To book Duncan William as the entertainment for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

“We booked Duncan to perform both cabaret and close up magic at our wedding for 2 hours. We wished we had booked him longer….. Our guests had an amazing time and it really made our day extra special! Thank you so much from us both. We will definitely be recommending him to our friends!” – Louise and Jon Richardson

“Thank you so much for coming at short notice. I don’t know how we hadn’t heard of you before. You were really professional and your close up magic was amazing. Thank you so much – Dave’s 40th wouldn’t have been anywhere near as good if it hadn’t of been for you!! Thank you”  – Susan Carroll,  London

“Wow, wow wow! Duncan should be on the West End, and if he was, I would definitely pay to see him. If you are in 2 minds about booking his cabaret act – don’t be – it’s brilliant! Very funny, gets people involved, really laid back and engaging style and thoroughly professional. Ten out of ten stars!”
– Lauren Saunders, Leicestershire

“Everything went very smoothly, our clients were really pleased and Duncan was a really great added value to the event.”
The Watches of Switzerland Group plc

“I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help in finding us the entertainment (Duncan Williams) for our Loyal Service Event on the 26th July we all had a great day. Duncan was amazing and a big hit with everyone. People could not stop talking about him after he left and they are still talking about him now. His show was brilliant, and left everyone wondering “how did he do that”. We will definitely be booking him again for other events.”
– Julie, Vaillant