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“One night I find myself doing magic for Prince Harry and the next, I am playing the piano for people with learning difficulties. Either way, I throw a 1000 volts of energy into every performance..”
Maximilian Somerset The Magician, Musician and Unusualist.
Award winning TV magician Maximilian Somerset is one of the few privileged to be an Honorary Inner Member of the Prestigious Magic Circle, London. He has performed for Celebrities; Royalty; Barristers and Road Sweepers alike. As the Duke of Beaufort's Magician Cousin who was later adopted by a milkman, Maximilian can relate to most people.
Max has had his own prime time TV show on BBC 1; performed three sell out stage shows at the Magic Circle and has twice played the Organ at the Royal Albert Hall. However, you may also know him as the resident close- up Magician at the Dover Street Arts Club in Mayfair. For Max, the key is diversity and adaptability. Max
His studies in aesthetics and musical theatre affected his relationship with sleight of hand and illusion resulting in a unique quirky theatrical performance style. He believes that magic must have an internal logic that supersedes both magician and spectator. In 2003 his talents were spotted by a young producer named Ray Addison who produced a four part series starring Max titled Max Somerset which was broadcast on Game In TV.
His unusual style of musical mind reading and shoe licking experiments featured in this first series gained him interest with Carlton television who alongside Sky Television commissioned him a six-part prime time series for Sky One entitled Max Magic. This was an Alice in Wonderland style magic show where Max played various hidden camera comedy characters performing magic on unsuspecting members of the public. The show soon became a hit and still repeats regularly today; it resulted in commissions from Objective Productions and most recently for Twenty Twenty television starring as the Sorcerer in his most recent BBC1 21-part series The Sorcerers Apprentice. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (CBBC) The programme gave 14 children the chance to attend magic school and learn some of magic's finest secrets, performing competitively to win the prestigious title of “The Sorcerer's Apprentice”. Three seasons have been filmed so far as of January 2010.
He appeared in the Darlington pantomime Aladdin in 2009–2010.
Max is avaliable for corporate or prviate bookins, including: Weddings, private celebrations, workshops and theatre. For more details please visit Max's website or email him. Contact details at the top of the page
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