the most out of your magician:
1) If you're hosting a sit-down dinner and
have more than 120 guests, we would recommend booking one
of Fay's team
in addition to Fay. This ensures everyone is entertained
and experiences the magic. We generally recommend one magician
per 100-120 guests.
2) Fay works best with tables of 10 people;
Banquets work better with tables of ten - for some reason,
ten is a magic number. Tables of 8 have lower energy levels,
12 and above and it's harder to hold conversation across
table. Large tables of twenty can be undertaken but require
a subtle change in emphasis and approach.
3) They look lovely and can cost the earth,
but sticking a huge floral display or centre-piece in the
middle of the table not only makes it harder for everyone
to see the magic, it makes it even harder for your guests
to simply interact with one another, and to watch any speeches
or cabaret that may follow. Keep centre pieces low.
4) If you're booking Fay to perform a cabaret,
or you have speeches during your event, make sure there's
a well lit designated area of the room with sufficient space
— ensuring everyone can see. A microphone is helpful
for over 75 guests (depending on the specific room and conditions)
and a raised platform helps focus the attention
on the performance area.
5) However good the restaurant / hotel or
however efficient the staff, kitchen delays are inevitable
for large groups of people. Use Fay to cover these gaps —
entertaining your guests while they wait. Your guests will
be so taken-a-back by the magic, they won't even notice
6) Following dinner, if you're due to have
speeches, why not ask Fay to perform a few minutes of cabaret
This will relax the audience and capture their attention —
ensuring the focus remains in the direction of your forthcoming
speaker, who will begin their presentation in front of a
that is in audience mode, rather than drifting back from
the cigarette break and the loo stop. These few minutes
will make the world of difference. Alternatively, if your
schedule permits, why not book Fay with her full half-hour
user friendly cabaret.
7) The more information we have about your
event and your guests, the better. Please provide as many
details as possible prior to the day. Number of guests, nationalities
and languages, dress code, any colour themes, age range,
industries represented etc.
Fay cannot, and will not suddenly transform herself into a
Samba dancing Ukrainian speaking legal expert wearing a delightful
turquoise and fuchsia outfit, but a little foreknowledge can
influence her choice of costume and material.
To help Fay best integrate within your event, it is also
helpful if we know about any other entertainment you
may have booked,
meet & greet
entertainers, cabaret acts, DJs, bands, after-dinner speakers
etc. If you haven't already booked
any other entertainment, contact NMP
Live – one of the UK's leading speaker bureaux and booking
agencies and they will be delighted to help.
8) If you have any questions or queries,
don't hesitate to call one of the team on +44 (0)1372 361