Max Francis

Magician

Max finds nothing more satisfying than entertaining people. That is probably why he has been working in the entertainment industry since the age of 12! As well as being a keen hobby magician from a young age, he also had an interest in acting and performed in a number of theatre productions and pantomimes.

Max spent a number of years abroad, in mainland Spain and the Canary Islands performing stage illusions and close-up magic. He later created “Comedy & Magic with Max Francis” a comedy show, combing of eye popping illusions and stand-up comedy, a show which became very popular in the Canary Islands. Max became resident magician for Thomas cook’s “Reps Night” in Lanzarote performing “Comedy & Magic with Max Francis” for hundreds of holiday makers every week. The comedy show was very popular with hoteliers and show bars in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

Max performed Hundreds of shows for thousands of people. Whilst in the Canary Islands Max was noticed by “Power Fm” a radio station which covered all seven islands and he became the road shows resident magician. Max Francis and his show were in high demand, so much so he got to work with all the major holiday companies including First Choice, My travel, Thomson, Thomas Cook and Budget Travel. Max returned to the UK in 2009 to further his career as a magician and to set new goals and ambitions. Since being back in the UK Max has created a brand new Magic and illusion Christmas show called “The Magic of Christmas” which was very well received.

Max also performs nationwide, at weddings, corporate events, trade fairs, private parties, restaurants and grand openings. Max continues to amaze and impress people wherever he goes. With his great entertaining ability and magic skill Max’s professional approach to his art leaves people with an experience they will never forget. These are some of the clients Max has worked with whilst in the UK. BBC Speedo International Peugeot Aston Villa Football Club Harvey Nichols Thatcher’s Cider Neff RAF Sainsbury’s Tesco Asda Novatel Jongleurs Comedy Club Frankie & Benny’s Café rouge Holiday Inn Old Orleans Mitchell and Butler Revolution West coast TGI Fridays RBS Grosvenor casino Birmingham City Council Barceló Los Zocos H10 hotels Thomas Cook First Choice Thompson My Travel Budget Travel

Magician Max Francis

Magician Max Francis

The Show

Balloon Swallow– 2ft modelling balloon is swallowed whole and then reproduced

Twisted arms– audience participation trick ( audience follow the magicians instructions but are unable to complete the instructions as the magician appears to perform an impossible feat)

Bill in orange– Spectators bank note is signed. Magician changes singed bank note into a foreign denomination. Magician then produces an orange from his shoe. Magician cuts open the orange to reveal spectators signed bank note.

Appering cane–  Silk magically turns into a 3ft gentleman’s cane.

Signed Card In wine bottle- Spectator is asked to select a playing card and sign it. The card is then lost into the deck and all cards are given back to the spectator. The magician attempts to find the card but fails. Magician thanks the spectator for helping and presents a gift wrapped bottle of wine, he unwraps this, showing the signed card inside the wine bottle.

Win some money– Magician introduces 5 envelopes and informs the audience that one of them contains a £50 note. Selected members of the audience are allowed to freely choose any envelope. After these have been chosen, the magician is left with but one envelope. (Which he offers to swap) once the audience are happy with their selection the magician reveals he still has the £50 note.

Spike- Five unmarked wooden blocks are displayed and one four inch steel spike. The spectator is then instructed to cover all the wooden blocks with Styrofoam cups. The performer walks over to the five cups and instantly smashes his hand on four, leaving the cup with the spike underneath untouched! An incredible feat of mentalism!

Drink in shoe – Magician calls the “Practical Joke Hotline” on speaker phone to teach the audience a funny gag.  Magician makes a mistake following the instructions and inadvertently fills a spectators shoe with a bottle of liquid.