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About Rob

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Rob Sharp is a magician based in Crawley, Sussex. Rob specialises as a Close-Up Magician, meaning that he is able to bring the magic to you and your guests with a personal touch. His engaging, friendly performance style guarantees a great fit for your event.

Rob can seamlessly mix with your guests at a drinks reception or entertain at tables during dinner. Rob is able to give your event that little extra sparkle.

Weddings

Planning a wedding can be stressful. With so much leading up to the big day you'll want to make sure you have your entertainment booked nice and early. Rob's blend of close-up magic is perfect for wedding entertainment. With Rob's friendly style he is able to connect with guests, young and old, and entertain them with close-up magic right under their noses. Rob can also perform a special trick for the bride and groom.

 

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Here are some ideas on the best times to book Rob to entertain at your wedding.

Drinks Reception

Rob is able to provide entertainment for your guests as they arrive at your venue. Often families will arrive separately, not knowing each other and this is an ideal time for Rob to help bring them together with some up close and personal magic.

 

Photo Session

Every wedding is a memorable occasion, and at some point most couples will be joined by a photographer to capture their special day. Rob can help, unobtrusively, entertain your guests while they await their turn in the new family photos. You can also be assured you have left your guests in safe hands while you head off to get some private photos together.

 

Evening Reception

The evening reception is a great time for Rob to entertain your guests. Whether they have been with you all day or have only been able to attend the evening do, Rob can help generate a fun and friendly atmosphere and is able to spend a little longer getting to know your guests, making sure they are all having a great time. If you are having a band or DJ as well, it is better to book Rob for the earlier part of the evening before the volume of the music gets turned up. The personal touch is lost somewhat when you have to shout to be heard!

Private Parties

From the smallest, most intimate affair up to the biggest of bashes Rob is able to provide close-up magic to suit everyone. This is so much better than TV magic as it happens right in front of you, no camera tricks here!

 

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Whether it's a Leaving Do, a Birthday, an Engagement, a Christmas party or ANY kind of celebration Rob can help make it truly memorable.

Rob will mix with your guests throughout the evening, performing amazing feats right in front of everyone. His friendly, engaging style will ensure everyone has a great time and will be talking about your party for a long time to come.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the answers to the most frequent questions Rob gets asked. Please contact Rob if you have a question that has not been addressed here.

 

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How much does Rob charge?

Rob can offer entertainment to suit most budgets. Each event is unique and there are many factors that need to be taken into account. The best way to get a personalised quote is to get in touch.

How long will Rob perform for?

The major factor here is the number of guests involved, and the style of event. Please get in touch for the most accurate answer but, in general, Rob can provide anything from a quick 30 minute session for a special business lunch to the whole evening at a Christmas party.

How far does Rob travel?

Rob is based in the South East, but travel isn't a problem. However, if the distance is too far to be practical then he will do his best to put you in touch with someone reputable more local.

My venue requires that performers are insured. Is Rob covered?

Yes, Rob is a full member of Equity, and so is covered by a £10,000,000 Personal Liability Insurance policy. Many venues these days require hired performers to be fully covered, always ask to see insurance details!

Does Rob need a dressing room?

No, it takes him just a few minutes to get ready when he arrives at the venue. He may need an accessible place to store some equipment, but will arrange this with the venue.

Does Rob need a deposit/booking fee up front?

A booking fee will usually be required to secure the date, with the balance payable closer to the date of the event.

Does Rob perform for children's parties?

Unfortunately, not at this stage. However, he can put you in touch with some local recommended children's entertainers.

My event is big, really big. You might think you've been to big events before, but that's just peanuts to mine!

Ok, so that's not really a question, but if you are putting on a large event Rob can help organise a team of magicians to ensure all your guests see some magic. Please get in touch to start the process.

Testimonials

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Rob performed at our drinks reception at our wedding last year. He was great! To see the tricks close up but still be totally baffled ... amazing!! All our guests enjoyed it, not just the kids. He was the perfect choice to entertain our guests.
- Dani Goffett

Thank you for working your magic at our joint party to celebrate Geoff's 60th and our 30th Wedding Anniversary , and for such a professional and enjoyable presence. Everyone enjoyed what you did so much and are still talking about you! All our guests were really wowed by your tricks as you mingled with them and just couldn't believe how you did it so close up without them spotting a thing. Hope one of our friends book you so we can come and see you again!
- Jane and Geoff King

Rob entertained us at our office Christmas party and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the mystery of his magic! Rob circulated amongst our dinner tables and proved a real hit and made the evening special. The quickness of Rob's tricks was amazing and we were all mesmerised! Many thanks Rob, I would definitely recommend you.
- Jo - Grant Thornton Christmas Party

All my friends said "That magician - he was great!". Rob came to my 50th birthday party, a small gathering of 20 people aged 5 to 88. His pitch was spot on, not too over the top/in your face, not so understated you didn't know he was there. He's friendly, easy to warm to and he fitted in straight away. He produced something for everyone. We were all entertained, amused and amazed. We all had a great time!
- Linda G - Birthday girl!
At our Year 11 school prom, Rob helped to make this fantastic evening for all our students even more magical. He was constantly surrounded by spellbound students, amazed by his prestidigitation. We recommend Rob to everybody, to all ages and hope to book him again next year!
- Urszula C - Oxted School Prom Committee
Thank you so much for helping us to give Esen a great send off.
Everyone really enjoyed the tricks, and we were still talking about them today! - Emma R
You were great, absolutely brilliant. I loved the way you 'worked the room' and I hope we can
have another party soon and hire you again. - Sarah L
Amazing new trick tonight. It has still got me guessing as to HOW you did it Rob!
Signed card, selected by me at random, found under my watch WITHOUT my knowledge! Brilliant Magic!! Top class stuff - Vicki F
Fantastic magician, a pleasure to watch - David C
Your MAGIC made the evening very special and meaningful. Thank you so much for a great evening...you have been amazing and everyone enjoyed the night very much. - Esen K

Contact

Please contact Rob to find out how he can make your event extra magical.

Keep in touch with Rob...

Equity

Name: Rob Sharp
Phone: 07974 655126