To do this, you don't need anything expensive. In fact, in my view, you can spend less than £9.00 and have a thumb tip, silk and a booklet which will show you many 'disappearing' tricks which can be mastered very quickly.
"If you come and pick it up from my office in Olney it will cost you £5.95 as you'll save on post and package."
The video below is me doing a couple of tricks with the thumb tip. Many people I know just carry the thumb tip and silk around with them so that at any appropriate moment they can do the trick and you would be amazed at the interest you will get.
The vast majority of people just do not know how it's done.
Of course, you can come and have a magic workshop at Olney, or I will travel to you and I'll explain the subtleties of doing this trick, although it is described fully in the booklet.
Obviously, if you come to a workshop with me you will also go home with other easy to do tricks, and all of them are immediate. I will teach you the best way to make someone pick the card you want. It can be taught in, well, minutes to be honest.
"The magic colouring book as used by Eddie Redmayne on Graham Norton's show is also part of the workshop package."
So do have a look at my website, Magic & More. I'm now doing corporate workshops with up to 10 people (which is 2 hours) and all materials are supplied.
It's amazing how many people you can cheer up fairly quickly, and indeed how it can just make you stand out in a crowd and be remembered as "the person who can do magic" as they say.
"Would you like to know more?"
If you'd like to learn how to perform impromptu magic, book a workshop with me or come and collect any magic tricks from Olney, give me a call on 01234 241357 or click here to ping me an email and let's see how I can help you.
David is the owner of David Pibworth Productions (DPP) which provide corporate entertainment and also actors for corporate training and development.
Having worked in the Light Entertainment field for many years and produced shows for Al Murray & Joe Pasquale amongst others, David is in a position to advise on well-known comedy and musical acts. DPP also represent Ray Galton and Alan Simpson's scripts which include Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son.
He is the director of MK Theatre of Comedy who are very well known locally for their stage adaptations of classic comedy scripts such as Fawlty Towers, The Vicar of Dibley, Allo Allo and many others.
He is a long-standing member of Equity and the Directors Guild of Great Britain and has acted in, and directed, many productions over the years, mainly in Light Entertainment, but with occasional forays into Shakespeare etc. Every Christmas he is contracted as an Ugly Sister in Cinderella, currently with 'That's Entertainment' who also use him as a director.
He teaches eccentric magic for The Pauline Quirke Academy and MKTOC also run a youth drama school in Olney from the DPP offices.
David maintains his busy lifestyle is a surefire way to avoid being on any committees. He is married to Julie, and they have one daughter, Esther and live in Clifton Reynes, surrounded by dogs, cats and horses. They live so close to the church that David has instructed his daughter - when he dies and not before - to fire him over the wall from a circus cannon.
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