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Stephen Ablett

(1980 - )

Amazing Stephen is an award winning magician and children’s entertainer from Stockport, England. He has been performing professionally for over 16 years.

He was the North West Close-Up Magic Champion for 2010, along with being the Manchester Cabaret Magician of the Year for both 2008 and 2009.

Stephen is an ex high-school ICT teacher with a BA (Hons) and Masters Degree in Television Production. He was professionally trained in Drama and Performance at 'North Cheshire College of Performing Arts'. Stephen graduated with top marks in 1998. He now uses his entertainment skills to create a magical experience for children of all ages.

He is currently 30 years of age, and has already written 8 successful books and produced 11 DVDs on the art of entertaining with magic. He has also written over 40 television screenplays, a series of published Haiku poetry, several technical manuals, and has produced over a dozen short films and documentaries that have aired at several film festivals.

He is a full member of numerous magical societies including the Magic Circle, International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Manchester Circle of Magicians.

He has performed on many TV programmes including Britain’s Got Talent in front of the celebrity judges. He has also performed on some of the grandest stages including the Salford Lowry, London Palladium, Blackpool Winter Gardens and Aberdeen Music Hall.

His repertoire includes magic workshops, circus skills, games, puppets and magic. He is in constant demand and is one of the busiest entertainers in the UK.

website: www.amazingstephen.co.uk

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Stories from the Life of a Magician

Stephen Ablett

Stories from the Life of a Magician by Stephen AblettThis ebook contains 50 amusing, educational and interesting stories from Stephen's career as a professional magician. Read about his experiences on Britain's Got Talent, what it was like working on the ferries and on the cruise ships. His shows at celebrity parties and the political scandals behind magic competitions. He holds nothing back in hope that you will find some amusement in his ramblings. Sit back and enjoy these amusing antidotes from the life of a magician.

1st edition 2015, 200 pages.

2015 / 9 / 1
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Everything I know about being a Children's Entertainer

Stephen Ablett

Everything I know about being a Children's Entertainer by Stephen AblettThis ebook is an updated version of the Children's Entertainers Guidebook. It answers hundreds of questions you have been afraid to ask of a children’s entertainer. Stephen, a professional magician for over 20 years, gives tips on advertising, child control, show structure and many other key areas. This ebook is the ultimate guide to structuring your show, trick selection and working in the business. Learn how to put a show together and engage an audience, new tricks and routines for your birthday, school, theme-park and library shows. Learn new advertising techniques, business management...
2015 / 8 / 28
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Carnival Games Exposed

Stephen Ablett

Carnival Games Exposed by Stephen AblettHave you ever wanted to win that stuffed toy at the fair? Would you like to impress that special someone with your skills? This ebook contains the secrets to many of the most popular carnival, midway and arcade games, along with advice on how to beat them. From the Basketball Toss to Hoopla. Cover the Spot to High Striker. The answers are all here!

The ebook is 68 pages, colour throughout with pictures for every game. It also includes five pages of construction tips for building the games.

1st edition 2015, 68 pages.

2015 / 8 / 20
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Amazing Magic

Stephen Ablett

Amazing Magic by Stephen AblettThis ebook teaches lots of simple tricks. Learn to read people's mind and predict the combination of a lock. Push your thumb through your ear and melt away a knot. Read its powerful secrets and master skills within the art. For with knowledge comes great power and this ebook is where you start.

1st edition 2015, 44 pages.

2015 / 8 / 13
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Amazing Bar Bets

Stephen Ablett

Amazing Bar Bets by Stephen AblettThis ebook contains bets, puzzles, games and challenges that you can use to entertain, amuse and be the life of the party. Learn how to make metal float on water. How to turn a drink upside down without spilling a drop. How to balance a glass on a note. How to lift a bottle with a straw. How to inflate a bag in one breath. Along with many, many more!

1st edition 2015, 35 pages.

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Marketing Magic: a guide to getting the gigs

Stephen Ablett

Marketing Magic: a guide to getting the gigs by Stephen AblettThis ebook is an in-depth look at every marketing strategy, promotional material, Search Engine Optimization technique, advertising methods and business strategies in finding, getting and keeping work as a professional entertainer.

Over the last 20 years he has been performing professionally as an illusionist, close-up magician, children's entertainer, bar performer, cabaret artist and public speaker. He has performed on cruise ships, in holiday parks, on Television, at celebrity events and at hundreds of parties every year.

He reveals everything from how much performers are paid, how...

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Romantic Bar Magic Volume 2

Stephen Ablett

Romantic Bar Magic Volume 2 by Stephen AblettMore romantic themed magic that can be performed at weddings, on valentine day or close-up at restaurants and bars to couples on a date. Many of the effects are suitable for parlour, as well as close-up and there are multiple live performances for all the tricks, filmed at Illusions Magic Bar before a full explanation.

Gamble with my Heart
My version of five card repeat, with a surprise ending.

Card in Heart Balloon
A thought-of playing card appears inside a heart shaped balloon.

Wedding Thoughts
Two people think of two objects from a list, then you read their minds.

Heart String...

2014 / 9 / 29
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Romantic Bar Magic Volume 1

Stephen Ablett

Romantic Bar Magic Volume 1 by Stephen AblettThis is a collection of romantic themed magic that can be performed at weddings, on valentine day or close-up at restaurants and bars to couples on a date. Many of the effects are suitable for parlour, as well as close-up and there are multiple live performances for all the tricks, filmed at Illusions Magic Bar before a full explanation.

Glass and Strawberry
A strawberry continually reappears under a glass then turns into a lime.

Key to my Heart
The spectators have to find the key to the magician's heart shaped lock.

Heart and Silk
A silk is produced, penetrates a solid metal heart...

2014 / 9 / 29
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Party Business

Stephen Ablett

Party Business by Stephen AblettIf you have ever wanted to be a children's entertainer then this download DVD will teach you everything you will need to know from advertising and marketing strategies to the party games he plays and equipment he uses. Stephen discusses everything about his show and business strategies including all the tactics which have made his one of the business children's entertainers in the UK.
  1. What do I charge?
  2. Price Increasing
  3. How much do I earn?
  4. How many shows do I do?
  5. Weddings
  6. Confirmation Sheets
  7. Confirmation Number
  8. Cancellations
  9. Deposits
  10. Packages
  11. Competitors
  12. Website
  13. Prices on my website ...
2014 / 9 / 25
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Balloon School

Stephen Ablett

Balloon School by Stephen AblettInstructional download DVD that teaches 33 different modelling balloon creations - most of which are single balloon animals which Stephen gives out to the children at the end of his show. He also discusses his A1 Balloon Poster / A-Frame backdrop and provides the PSD and JPEG file for it for you to make your own (see your digital shelf for the zip file to download). Almost all the models feature both front and over the shoulder shots of the creation process.
  1. Dog
  2. Hat
  3. Ladybird Bracelet
  4. Rabbit
  5. Parrot
  6. Ray Gun
  7. Sword
  8. Butterfly
  9. Spiderman
  10. Flower
  11. Aeroplane
  12. Giraffe
  13. Mouse
  14. Butterfly Bracelet ...
2014 / 9 / 25
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Jack Spade Story Deck

Stephen Ablett

Jack Spade Story Deck by Stephen AblettJack Spade is a private investigator trying to solve the case of the stolen diamond ring. Told through the revelations of a pack of playing cards, this is a story-deck routine that acts as the finish to Stephen's close-up, parlour and stage shows.

Each card is produced from within the deck in time with the narrative. Stephen goes through several versions of the effect, the stack, the false shuffles, the revelations, secret marks, extra cards and all the gags - everything.

Its a card trick with every card in the deck and its a superb finish to any magicians set.

[Note that additional files and documents are available on your digital shelf.]

1st edition 2014,...

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Cabaret Find the Lady

Stephen Ablett

Cabaret Find the Lady by Stephen AblettThis is Stephen's stage size Find the Lady Routine using any three ungimmicked, any size cards. It can be done close-up with playing cards or business cards. It can be done on stage with A2 size cards with cartoon pictures on them or images of the company logo. The possibilities are endless.

Because the cards are ungimmicked, it can be customized to the client. So you can have a picture of the bride in-between two pictures of the groom for a wedding. You can have a picture of the company boss in-between two signs that say "You'r Fired" for a corporate dinner party.

On this download...

2014 / 9 / 14
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Learn A Magic Trick

Stephen Ablett

Learn A Magic Trick by Stephen AblettThis download DVD features over 40 simple, easy-to-learn magic tricks that you can master in minutes and perform for your family and friends. It is easy to start with any tricks you want to learn and with close-up shots you will see all the special moves. You'll be performing these trick in no-time.

This feature is suitable for both adults and children. All the effects require items found around the home and include magic such as the pen through a banknote which can be seen below.

The effects you will learn include:

  • Pencil Through Banknote
  • Crazy Compass
  • Paddle Sticks
  • Amazing Colour...
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Ring Tricks 2.0

Stephen Ablett

Ring Tricks 2.0 by Stephen AblettRing Tricks 2.0 is the ultimate in impromptu magic using an ordinary borrowed finger-ring. First, see the various routines several times in different places to different people, all with their own unique endings. Then watch a full explanation explaining all the effects in details.

This 2.0 version features over 30 effects including an entire new routine, new endings and effects with a ring. With a running time of over two hours, this really is the most in-depth look at tricks that can be performed with an ordinary finger ring.

Chapters:

  • Credits and Origins
  • Ring Types
  • Productions ...
2014 / 9 / 14
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Thimble Stars

Stephen Ablett

Thimble Stars by Stephen AblettThimble Stars is a 4 minute thimble manipulation routine, as Stephen performs in his children's show, adult parlour, and in close-up situations.

He performs it over 250 times a year in his children's show to comedy patter, which ends in a spring rabbit production. His close-up version ends with the vanish of all four thimbles.

The routine has been devised to work around all bad angles, eliminate steals and awkward moves and make the routine as 'fool proof' as he could make it. He doesn't wear a jacket or use sleeves. The only clothing requirements are that you have trouser pockets. ...

2014 / 9 / 10
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Stretchy Bands

Stephen Ablett

Stretchy Bands by Stephen AblettStretchy Bands are large hair ties, similar to elastic band and loom bands. They pack small and play big, are great for teaching in workshops and offer a different selection of effects to elastic bands. This video teaches 26 different visual tricks which includes mentalism, penetrations, vanishes, games, restorations and more. They are just as much fun to perform as they are to watch. Check out the unedited, uncut, no camera trickery trailer that shows just a few of the effects.

1. Y Knot
One band is locked within the other and around a the spectators finger. You wave and suddenly the two...

2014 / 9 / 10
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Magic School Volume 2

Stephen Ablett

Magic School Volume 2 by Stephen AblettThis download video features tricks that Stephen teaches over a course of lessons, and are often used as a showcase piece in a talent show at the end of the course. They are all simple to master and great for any beginner in magic.

Guess Who: Characters are eliminated until your left with one, that matches your prediction.

Ten Card List: Using the card in the data folder, you can read a persons mind

Vanishing Me: Using the template found in the data folder, make a person vanish.

Grid Prediction: A random number is calculated which matches your prediction.

Unburstable Balloon:...

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Magic School Volume 1

Stephen Ablett

Magic School Volume 1 by Stephen AblettThis download video features several tricks that Stephen teaches to children in his magic workshops and in one-on-one magic lessons for adults. They are all simple to master and great for any beginner in magic.

Impossible Jigsaw: Puzzle pieces are eliminated until your left with just one, the missing piece of the jigsaw.

Two Into One: Two pieces of string merge into one long piece.

Combination: A random number is created by the spectator, which amazingly opens a sealed lock.

Domino: A row of dominos is made and the end two numbers match your prediction.

Straw Thru Straw: Two...

2014 / 9 / 10
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The Money Project

Stephen Ablett

The Money Project by Stephen AblettThis download DVD features six full routines, all about Money.

One Coin Routine (Gimmick)
A coin is produced, then two more. Two of the coins vanish, upon which the last coin turns into a Jumbo with a kicker ending.

One Coin Routine (Impromptu)
An anytime, anywhere one-coin routine including productions, transpositions, vanishes, penetrations and with numerous endings to choose from.

Three Coins Routine
Three coins are produced, followed by a three-fly routine, a coin swallowing routine of which they all vanish and then has several different endings.

Shopping Spree
Five banknotes...

2012 / 7 / 29
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Basic Macromedia Flash 8: Teaching Tutorials

Stephen Ablett

Basic Macromedia Flash 8: Teaching Tutorials by Stephen AblettThis ebook is intended for a school or college who wishes to teach animation with Macromedia Flash 8. It includes tutorials for all the main skill techniques used in Flash with pictures to demonstrate each step of the process.

Most of these step-by-steps tutorials are written to last one lesson each, and teach all the necessary tools needed to create an animation.

1st edition 2011; 160 pages.

2011 / 2 / 27
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