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Richard Young Magician

Richard Young Magician

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Richard Young Magician

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  • Based in Carterton
  • Travels all over the UK to perform
  • Full-time professional magician for 10 years
  • Appeared on ITV 1 show, The Next Great Magician
  • Has performed at over 60 weddings a year since 2007
  • Perfect for weddings of any size, style and budget

Amaze and astound your guests with the talents of close-up magician Richard Young. Bring your guests together, even those who have never met, in wonder and awe at the magic Richard will perform. Whatever size, format or budget your wedding takes, a wedding magician is sure to prove a favourite with guests of all ages.

Richard has been a full-time professional magician for 10 years and has attended over 600 weddings during that time. You might recognise him from his appearance on the ITV 1 show The Next Great Magician, where out of 1,000 other magicians who auditioned, Richard's act was given a slot in the top 20.


Richard Young comments that his love of magic stemmed from a magic set his Godmother gave him as a child. Though it spent a few months packed away in a cupboard before Richard found himself bored enough to open it, that magic set would kindle a love of the art form that is still burning today.

He began performing for friends at school, and then teachers during their morning assemblies. At the age of just 14 he was announced as the winner of the prestigious 'Young Magicians Close-Up Magic Competition'.

In 2007 Richard became a full-time professional magician, and after just one year he was nominated to join The Magic Circle, an exclusive club for professionals who can perform to the upmost of standards.

Richard is also one half of the duo Young & Strange, an act that appeared on the 2016 ITV 1 tv programme The Next Great Magician. Out of over 1,000 magicians who auditioned only 20 would be chosen, and Young & Strange made it in. The duo are also one of the headline performers on the nationally touring Champions of Magic theatre show.

The Magic

You may choose to incorporate a wedding magician into the drinks reception, where photos are being taken and your guests are laughing and shouting in delight. Alternatively, you might ask Richard to amuse at the tables during the wedding breakfast, or perhaps he might provide some alternative entertainment for those who aren't dancing at the evening reception.

As you can see, a wedding magician can fit into any format, size and budget. Richard has attended both small and intimate affairs, and large events with over 200 guests. His close-up magic, commonly known as 'table magic', will stun and amaze as he moves from table to table, or group to group.

To find out more about the talented Richard Young, please get in touch with him using the contact buttons above and below this listing.


  • Iain & Julia Hutchinson

    Just a note to say very many thanks for the performance you gave at our wedding reception on Saturday night. The magic was fantastic, you were the talk of the guests, even the following morning at breakfast!

  • Janet McLoone

    Thank you for coming to my daughter Rachel’s wedding last Saturday at Eynsham Hall and performing your close-up Magic. Even as the guests were leaving on Sunday morning they were still telling me about the things you had done and showing me bent coins and torn and signed playing cards. As you had said, it was a wonderful way of getting the various groups to talk to each other. It also created a lovely warm, excited atmosphere.

  • Rosie Fell

    We were absolutely delighted with the service you provided during our reception drinks. All of our guests commented on your tricks and to this day I know some people are still trawling the internet to find out how you did the orange trick – ourselves included! You have a wonderful talent for magic and you really did surpass our expectations by miles. Thank you very much for including so many people in such a short time, your tricks proved to be a great icebreaker that really brought our different family groups and friends together and set the tone for a fantastic evening. I highly recommend you now whenever a wedding or birthday party is mentioned!

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