Dean Metcalfe: classy magician for classy events in Oxford and the surrounding area.
Oxfordshire is a place of magic all by itself. Home to one of the world’s oldest and most distinguished universities, it is also the birthplace of one of Britain’s greatest Prime Ministers – Sir Winston Churchill. And, with no less than three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty plus the Royal Regatta at Henley-on-Thames, the county is just made for classy magicians like Dean Metcalfe.
With that in mind, when Dean was invited to perform magic at a wedding at Aynhoe Park, how could he possibly refuse?
Aynhoe Park is a beautiful 17th-century country house about 20 miles north of Oxford. It stands in 250 acres of countryside near to the Cotswolds and is a truly wonderful, stunning and imposing manor house. Inside its grand walls, historic opulence and modern whimsy come together to create a place unlike any other country house.
On this particular occasion, Dean was hired to perform magic for the wedding of Neil Reading.
Now, Mr Reading is PR Manager for John Cleese, Ben Elton, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and Lenny Henry amongst others. And yet, with all the amazing show business celebrities Mr Reading knows, he chose Dean as the magician to entertain his guests. The sun was shining, the views were glorious and the venue was out of this world. What could possibly go wrong?
Not a lot as it turned out. The day went really well and Dean was very well received – as you might expect. Although, Dean does recall that there was one little hiccup . . .
While performing mix and mingle magic, Dean’s very first guests to entertain were a group of immaculately dressed ladies, all huddled together in deep conversation. Well, Dean says his opening words were “Sorry to break you up here. You have all seen the likes of Dynamo using hidden helpers and cleverly edited TV, but I am here to show you some real live magic right under your noses“. To which one women shouted “Don’t say that! I am the producer of the show!“.
And it turns out she wasn’t kidding.
It was all good natured and no real harm was done, but it did make his next series of tricks rather more awkward! Nevertheless, this event turned out to be a truly memorable occasion. A little bit of magic in deepest Oxfordshire.
If you’re planning a private party or corporate event in Oxford and its surroundings, then magician Dean Metcalfe is perfect for keeping guests entertained. And venues such as Aynhoe Park make the ideal setting for Dean’s refined and visually stunning magic.
So, if you want to hire Dean as the magician for your own event in Oxfordshire, please do contact us to discuss your requirements.
Looking for a Bedfordshire magician or some magic in Warwickshire? Or how about a magician in Buckinghamshire, a London magician or corporate magic in Leicestershire? Dean covers most of the South, South Coast and West Country as well as many other areas of the UK.