It's October already! Time to get out the fake fangs for Halloween, and this Halloween I'm performing magic shows all day long at the Borde Hill Gardens. Also, the day before, the 30th October, you can see me at the Fox Eating and Drinking House in West Hoathly, Sussex, as I'll be hosting a family Halloween party there. Spooktastic!
I have a new educational magic show for schools which is my Food for Thought show, explaining healthy eating to children and highlighting what we should be eating and drinking. Loads of fun, and tons of food magic too of course.
After wearing my very recognisable red jacket for ten years I'm now going blue. I originally went red as it's the colour of a circus ringmaster's jacket or tailcoat, and I've been red for so long the change of colour is definitely going to take some getting used to. Saying this, I do very much now like the look of blue. Still adorning the oversized yellow buttons of course that I'm known for of course!
I don't do many public events nowadays, mainly private events and children's parties. I am at the Tandridge Leisure Centre in Oxted if you would like to see me this summer, and it's a show open to everyone. I'm entertaining with a one hour magic show at 3pm on Thursday 1st August. Tickets are £6, and you can book by calling the Tandridge Leisure Centre on 01883 716 717. I'll see you there then!
I'm very pleased with my new promotional showreel which you can now view on this website. It took me about a month to put it all together, and I must have re-edited it about six times, but I'm now happy with it and I think it's the best I've ever had.
I have lots of fun events to look forward to already this summer, mostly family events, a couple of festivals and a few military bases as well. Tons of children's parties too of course, of which I'm guessing quite a few will be outside. I'd better remember to go and buy some sun cream!
Still some availability for the next few months so don't forget to get in touch is you'd like some magic at your event.
Last but not least I'm being commissioned to write a full puppet show show for a puppet booth. More news on this as it comes in.
My most important clients are the mums and dads of the world, and the children whose parties I entertain at. Most definitely!
Other clients that I have performed for include Walt Disney Special Events, The Barbican, 10 Downing Street (for Barnardos), The Hurlingham Club, Wentworth Golf Club, Barclays Bank, Selfridges, Hamleys, Bond Street, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, The RAF, the Metropolitan Police, Microsoft, Audi, Lloyds, Odeon Cinemas, Kelloggs, Nintendo, Ikea, Goldman Sachs, Chelsea Football Club, West Ham Football Club, London Zoo ZSL, Ben and Jerry's, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sky TV, BMW, Royal Bank of Scotland, Tokiomarine Kiln, Threadneedle Investments, Virgin, Chessington World of Adventures, Thorpe Park, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Odeon Cinemas, Waterstones and for many shopping centres, hotels, clubs, festivals, celebrities, health clubs, residents associations, local councils, dental surgeries. schools, libraries, loads of PR companies and both public and private events of all kinds.
I have now moved from Bromley to East Grinstead but I still do loads and loads of children's parties in the Beckenham, Bromley and West Wickham areas - I'll come back and entertain for you at the drop of a hat!
I also entertain in the following areas (and many more besides): South London, South-East London and South-West London - including Kingston, Teddington, West Wickham, Twickenham, Wimbledon, Raynes Park, Wandsworth, Fulham, Hammersmith, Richmond, Merton, Sutton, Croydon, Coulsdon, Lewisham, Hounslow, Greenwich, Blackheath, Bromley, Beckenham, Petts Wood, Dulwich.
West Kent - I will be your children's party entertainer in, amongst many others, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Orpington, Maidstone, Edenbridge, Biggin Hill, Dartford, Sidcup, Swanley.
Surrey - children's entertainer Surrey in towns and villages including Woking, Staines, Chertsey, Weybridge, Hersham, Epsom, Esher, Caterham, Dorking, Reigate, Oxted, Leatherhead.
East Sussex - children's entertainer Sussex in towns and villages such as Brighton, Lewes, Uckfield, Forest Row, Haywoods Heath, Eastbourne and all the villages inbetween.
West Sussex - children's entertainer West Sussex in towns and villages in East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Crawley, Horsham, Worthing and all the villages inbetween.
... and a bit of Berkshire (the Windsor and Slough bit!!!)
I may also be available to entertain in the following areas on weekdays, but may charge an additional travel fee:
North London, East London, West London, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex and beyond.
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As well as entertaining in my lovely colourful Andy Hiccup magician's outfit, I can also tailor my shows and parties in a themed way if you wish. These include pirate parties, superhero parties, Super Mario parties, wizard school / Harry Potter style parties, circus / Greatest Showman parties, Willy Wonka / Charlie and the Chocolate Factory style parties, Alice in Wonderland parties, safari jungle parties, Halloween parties, as well as Christmas party entertainment too of course.
ESSENTIALS: I am a member of Equity Children's Entertainers, have £10m public liability insurance, and am fully DBS checked (please note that children's party entertainers don't need a DBS, but some companies still erringly ask for one). My equipment is all PAT tested. I am the ideal choice for childrens entertainers in Surrey. childrens entertainers in Sussex and also in South London and Kent too. Fantastic!
FEES: I have good competitive prices for childrens birthday parties. I have attractive fees for half-day or all-day events for companies. If you're local to me, or if your party is on a weekday, I give discounts too. Hooray! Magic show prices start at £150. Please do contact me for my most up-to-date party prices by either clicking here or by emailing me at email@example.com. I'd love to hear from you.
Children's Entertainer and Magician
Hi! I'm Andy Hiccup. I'm a children's entertainer and magician for children's birthday parties and other family events. I'd love to come and entertain for you whatever the occasion, and I cover Surrey, Sussex, South London and Kent. I'm fun, friendly, full of smiles and boundless energy and I will bring excitement and joy to your event in bucketloads. Children's birthday parties and other events- your children will simply love my birthday party entertainment. My parties include a hilarious magic show, balloon modelling, party games, dancing, crazy close-up magic and cheeky puppets. I usually entertain children from 4 - 11 years, but older children and grown-ups also usually really enjoy my manic magic.
You can find out more about my children's birthday partieshere.
Magic Shows - My magic shows are funny, fast-paced and crammed full of impressive innovative magic that will wow and entertain the children from start to finish. My shows have tons of laugh-out-loud comedy, I get helpers up at every opportunity to help (though I never force them to if they are shy) and the whole audience is invited to help me in a variety of fun creative ways. I have different magic shows for all kinds of audiences and ages.
My shows are usually 45 or 60 minutes but can be longer or shorter on request and can be repeated throughout the day if required. I have performed magic shows in schools, nurseries, shopping centres, holiday resorts, theatres, golf and football clubs, festivals, pubs, libraries, company parties, kids clubs and for housing associations. I have even performed magic shows in prisons, dental surgeries and even once in a church graveyard!
You can find out more about my marvellous magic showshere.
The Magic and Puppets Show - I also entertain with a short but rather splendid show with my magic mice, Frostie the Fox and Stinky Bird. Remember, never feed Stinky Bird cheese or it may give him a funny tummy and he might start laying eggs everywhere. Walkabout Entertainment - for both indoor and outdoor events. Small close-up magic out of my pockets, larger magic out of my suitcase, delightful balloon modelling and I can also ride around on a unicycle if you like that kind of thing.
Here's a fun little video of Andy Hiccup showing off some of the splendid magic he does in his magic shows and in his children's birthday parties
WHAT MAKES A GREAT PARTY? WHAT MAKES A PARTY GREAT? Having over twenty years of experience means I know what makes for a perfect party from start to finish. I am expert at keeping children fully engaged and happy throughout a party or event and I have so much energy, enthusiasm and love for entertaining I'll keep all the children thoroughly thrilled every step of the way.
I am also very flexible and will listen to your individual needs and wishes about what you need to make your party right for you and for the birthday child.
I have a great understanding of what children find funny, I know how to delight and enchant them and how to keep their interest peaked at all times. I also pack loads of different exciting elements into a party, keeping it all thoroughly fresh and fun throughout and making for a truly memorable occasion for all.