This summer I was invited to perform at a birthday party in Witham as an Essex Magician. I was asked to perform close up magic in the bar and on the terrace.

As I arrived there was an English international football game being played. This filled me with dread, magic is good but it doesn’t compare to a world cup football match. However, the game finished just before I started and all was well.

Crofters changed hands in 2004 and the new team have revised the menu and provided more diversity behind the bar as well. They intended to give the establishment an old English feel and definitely succeeded.

The walls are covered with artwork and even a quote or two from Churchill. The management tries to use local produce on their menus. The ambiance is appealing and full of character.

Luckily the weather was good and I spent much of the time showing tricks to guests outside. Some of the guests had not seen a lot of magic in the past. Certainly not live, so they were most enthusiastic. The time flew by and all seemed very happy.

I work regularly as an Essex Wedding Magician, Devious Minds has also toured in the area and I performed at the Harlow Playhouse recently. So if you have an event in the area do give us a call.