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On since 2022

Last update: June 2023

Gloucestershire Magician Ltd - Richard Parsons is an award-winning wedding entertainer based out of Gloucester, Gloucestershire. He has performed at weddings for over 16 years with hundreds of happy couples! Richard is one of the UK's few totally full-time professional magicians and has delighted audiences in Spain, Italy, and Jersey. He has been a member of the Magic Circle since 2012 and loves using his talents to add some excitement to the wedding day.

Services Offered

Gloucestershire Magician Ltd - Richard Parsons specialises in close-up magic and is happy to work at either the drinks reception or after the wedding breakfast. He will walk around the venue, mingling with guests as he performs. Richard will keep an eye out for any guests that seem alone and will encourage them to join a group to watch, ensuring no one feels left out. His repertoire of tricks that he has perfected over the years is family-friendly, crowd-pleasing and suitable for guests of all ages.

Happy to Travel

Although based in Gloucester, and despite the business name Gloucestershire Magician Ltd, Richard can and does travel out of region frequently and has performed at wedding venues across the UK and abroad. He is well known around the wedding venues of Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire and The Cotswolds, and can discuss travelling to your venue too.

An award-wining wedding magician with several awards from TWIA, and with over 115 Five Star Google Reviews, you can be sure that Richard will entertain your guests and have them talking about your day long afterwards!

Frequently asked questions

Type of entertainment offered:

For children
For adults

What is included in the wedding package?

Quotes always include tax and travel no hidden charges

How far in advance should I contact you?

A few months if possible although last minute enquiries are also welcome!

What other services to you provide?

Other (Richard also specialises in entertainment pickpocketing which can be hilarious fun with your male guests....he has even been hired several times by Gloucestershire Police as an expert!)

Are you able to travel?

Yes, although based in Gloucestershire, Richard can and does travel all over the UK and internationally. He has performed in Spain, Italy and Jersey

Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes, depends on location

Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?


How long is the act?

Drinks Reception magic usually lasts 1.5 hours (90 minutes). Early evening Richard usually performs for 2 hours as there are extra evening guests. Or a 45 minute Parlour Show for very small weddings

How much time do you need to prepare for an act?

Richard normally arrives approx 30 minutes before his start time and is ready to perform within about 10 minutes - no food or drink requirements (though a soft drink is always welcome!)

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?


Do you do open-air acts?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?


How do you charge extra time?

Depends on how much extra time is needed and also availability

What are the forms of payment?

For the deposit invoice or balance invoice, BACS bank transfer is preferable or cheque. Deposit on booking, balance invoice is usually sent a week or two before your wedding or can be settled earlier

Served in

Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire

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Reviews for Gloucestershire Magician Ltd - Richard Parsons

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Harriet Sent on 23/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

100/10 recommend

Richard was brilliant. He kept all our guests entertained and they are still talking about him. Fantastic.
Matthew C. Sent on 03/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Gloucester Magician - Amazing!

Richard was fantastic from the first contact, the booking process was easy, communication was great and Richard moved his timing around to fall in with our day. All of our guests were amazed by his magic the pictures we have of smiling, laughing people watching the magic added to our fabulous wedding photos. Thanks Richard for being part of our special day.
Helen B. Sent on 25/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible magician

Richard was extremely professional to deal with before the wedding. He mingled so well with the guests and his magic tricks were out of this world! I literally could not believe my own eyes!! The wedding guests still talk about him now, several months later! He also injects lots of humour into his performance so he is an excellent all round entertainer. We are so glad we chose him for our wedding, and I would love to book him again if we ever have another suitable event.
Emma L. Sent on 25/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating


Richard came for our wedding drinks reception in May and was wonderful. Our guests absolutely loved him and are still talking about it now!
Daniel M. Sent on 24/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Wedding Wizard

Richard was at our wedding as part of the Evening Reception. Every guest came up to us to say how blown away they were by his magic and there were a few sceptics that were in awe of his magical prowess!
He made the reception magical and memorable!
Kate W. Sent on 11/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent magician

We hired Gloucestershire Magician for our wedding back in 2019. He was fabulous. He’s amazing at not only his magic tricks, also his way in engaging with guests. We would highly recommend him and would definitely hire him again for any future events we have.
Jemma P. Sent on 10/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The most wonderful magic man!

We would highly recommend Richard, he performed at our wedding in June 22 keeping guests entertained during the drinks reception. The kids and adults absolutely loved him and raved about his tricks for weeks afterwards. Richard showed up early and offered to start entertaining guests straight away, he was hugely flexible and just the most lovely person! He even performed a personalised magic trick for my husband and I. Worth every penny and wouldn't hesitate to book him again.
Lauren C. Sent on 26/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing - completely made our reception drinks!

We wanted to send you the biggest thank you for bringing the biggest smiles (and confused looks!) to our guests’ faces! You were absolutely incredible and honestly there is nothing I can say to make you understand how truly grateful we are! Our entire day was everything we had dreamt of and more and I hope you know how happy we are that you played a part in making it so perfect!

I also want to say a special thank you for being so flexible when we unfortunately had to postpone our wedding. It was such an upsetting time for us and we can only imagine how sad and stressful it would have been for you as well during such a strange time. You made it as easy and painless as possible and we are so grateful! I’m just so sorry it meant more time for me to pester you with a million ridiculous questions and changing timelines!

I honestly could go on forever, but just THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU so very much from the bottom of our hearts!

Many thanks again and lots of love, from Mr and Mrs Cross xxx
Lorraine C. Sent on 25/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Mrs Lorraine Cinquegrani

Richard was so clever and very engaging with all my guests. He involved everyone in his performance, with lots of jokes and fun. He made special efforts with my grandson, who is still telling everyone he done real magic. I can’t thank Richard enough for making our day so special. All the guess are still asking me where I found him. I would definitely have Richard again without hesitation.
Aimee J. Sent on 24/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Magician, highly recommend!

Richard was brilliant to work with, he offered great advice before booking which really helped us to decide what option to go with for our wedding. As an indecisive bride it made it a lot easier for us! On the day Richard was fantastic and had all our guests and ourselves amazed. He was a great presence and we are so glad we booked him because he really provided the WOW factor. Highly recommend Richard for a wedding or any other event!
Kelly G. Sent on 24/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

He⠹s a wizard!

Richard absolutely astounded our crowd at our wedding festival. He had us all gasping in disbelief at his tricks and was so funny and kind with adults and children alike. He even repeated tricks again for the skeptics (you know who). Everyone is still talking about him now and trying to work out how his magic is even possible! And we’re all in agreement that he definitely went to Hogwarts. Could not recommend highly enough! Richard, you’re amazing. From the GB’s! #GBFEST22
Julie W. Sent on 24/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Richard was amazing from booking initially right through to the actual event. Would thoroughly recommend.

Richard kept all our guests entertained so well throughout the drinks reception. His skill as a magician and his rapport with guests, both young and old, were fabulous. He added such a lot to our day and we would not hesitate to recommend him.
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