Expert close-up and parlour magician, Dr Taliesin, is one of the few Australian magicians to have been made a member of the Magic Circle (London) – one of the oldest, most exclusive and prestigious magic societies is the world.
His Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut show, Classic Conjuring, premiered in 2018 with glowing audience reviews from the sell-out crowd. Equally at home on stage and with smaller gatherings, Dr Taliesin has performed for over a decade at private and corporate events, birthday parties and charity fund-raisers, to major events including the Art Gallery of New South Wales' annual Contempo Christmas party.
In 2018 Dr Taliesin also became one of the only people in the world to be awarded a PhD for studying magic and magicians. As a magic historian and theorist, he has lectured at the Magic Circle’s London Headquarters, and his writings have appeared in the journal of the Association of International Magic Spectators, and Half Half Man’s scholarly journal, The Quarterly (forthcoming).
Timeless, elegant, classic...
And that's just the magician.
Treat yourself and your guests to a truly magical experience. A perfect ice-breaker and talking point, magic is also ideal wedding reception entertainment, especially useful to keep guests happy while the bridal party is having their photos taken. Dr Taliesin will have you and your guests laughing out loud as seeming miracles take place right under your nose.
From close-up magical entertainment while mingling with guests, to your very own, bespoke magic show of classic and contemporary conjuring, Dr Taliesin will create a unique experience to help make your next event one to remember.
Contact Dr Taliesin today to find out more.
From Dell to Red Bull, Unilever to Google, big businesses turn to magicians time and again for in-house and public events, as they know it gives them an edge. A tailored magic experience is the perfect way to:
1) Boost morale
Everyone knows the happier and healthier your associates and employees, the better. Whether at an office party, end of year event or a special treat after a training session, magical entertainment is an ideal way to reward and inspire valued employees.
2) Strengthen your corporate culture
From reinforcing your team’s connections to building cross-divisional rapport, magic is a brilliant ice-breaker which creates talking points that people will remember.
3) Build and maintain client loyalty
Ideal for client hospitality, magic is a great way to treat your valued clients and help maintain positive interaction.
4) Stand out from the crowd
Why let potential customers and clients walk on by, when you can have crowds flocking to your display? Magic’s attention grabbing power is a proven way to attract the masses to your display at the next trade fair or exhibition.
Contact Dr Taliesin today to find out more.
Dr Taliesin is truly a master magician and a class act. He had everyone at our corporate function, both young and old, mesmerised by his sleight of hand prowess and had a great variety of magic performances. He really went the extra mile to ensure everyone at the function shared the experience. I would highly recommend Dr Taliesin to any corporate or private organiser to help make their event stand out and be memorable. Joe Merhi | CEO | Synergy Protection Agency
Taliesin Coward provided a magical experience for our business at a major book launch... He conducted this show with consummate professionalism, amazing and delighting the crowd. We were more than satisfied with the service he provided, and highly recommend him to others. Chris Bilky | Proprietor | Banjo Books
From entertaining our guests with close-up magic as they enjoyed their dinner, to being one of the formal acts of the night, Taliesin's performances delighted our guests and were a success with all ages. Nada Brissenden
In Sydney from May 2019
Experience the wonders of magical mysteries and classic sleight-of-hand with master close-up magician and member of London's Magic Circle, Dr. Taliesin, in the interactive, freestyle close-up magic show Classic Conjuring. Dubbed 'absolutely brill' at its premiere at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Classic Conjuring is uniquely tailored to each audience, with sophisticated, timeless, and spell-binding magic suitable for all ages sure to leave you baffled, amused and amazed.
Be sure to book early as seating for Classic Conjuring is limited.
For details & tickets visit the show page
From the magician’s desk - at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018
In this age of ‘ghost written’ blogs and tweets (none of that here, thank you very much), I wanted to personally take a moment to say a big thank you to everyone, and in particular all the audience members, who helped make the premiere of my show Classic Conjuring a great success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018. Thank you!
Of course, although the Fringe comes to an end (be among the first to hear about my next show by clicking here), alongside performing one of the delights of being at the Fringe is the chance to see other performers. For raucous fun, it was hard to go past Japanese comic mime/magician duo Gamajobat (a brilliant performance which left the entire theatre convulsed with laughter for nearly a whole hour), while father and son, Gyles Brandreth and Benet Brandreth, each in their very different one-man shows, delighted with their comedic wit and remarkable story-telling ability.
At the Fringe: Dr Taliesin with Gyles and Benet Brandreth
Gyles Brandreth’s Break a Leg took audiences on a delightful, personal and extremely funny journey through the stories of the colourful (and notable) characters who inhabit the world of show business. Definitely more for adults, Benet Brandreth’s A Hero for Our Times, was a comic tour-de-force skilfully leading his audience on an interactive and surreal narrative, featuring everything from love lost, Russian literature, and the dreaded ramekins. All are shows definitely worth keeping your eye out for as they begin to tour.
If you wish to discuss bookings, arrange a free quote, or have any questions, please contact Dr Taliesin by phone or email and he will endeavour to reply as soon as possible.