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Christmas Party Entertainment 2014

Christmas Party Entertainment


Did you feel that? That big shift in temperature from hot to cold? This can mean only one thing – the Christmas months are just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time for you to plan out everything you need for your Christmas party entertainment, whether it’s an office drinks party, or something a bit more private, you’ve come to the right place.


Every year Magicians and Mindreader’s Christmas bookings go up and up, thanks to the re-emergence of Magic on Television. Things have been a good bit busier for Rua since his debut TV series aired earlier this year, and currently airs Thursdays at 18.25pm, and he is now the most in-demand performer in Ireland. Rua is available for hire as a Close-Up Magician or a Stage Magician – whichever you need. Close-up magic will see Rua going from group to group during a reception, or table to table during a meal and blowing your guests away with mini miracles right before their very eyes, and impossible mind reading that will leave them scratching their heads for weeks!


Christmas Party Entertainment


If you’ve just stumbled upon this website through an innocent Google search, you’ll find a few details about the Deception Artist himself in the paragraph that follows. However, if you know exactly who Rua is and just want to find the quickest way to book him for your Christmas Party, just scroll to the bottom of the page!


About Rua


Rua is the star of TG4’s massive 10 part magic, mentalism and escapology series ‘Draiocht’ which launched him into the limelight earlier this year thanks to glowing reviews and a live performance and interview on RTE’s The Saturday Night Show which was viewed by just over 410,000 people. As well as that, he’s been featured on TV3’s Ireland AM, the BBC Northern Ireland, RTE 2’s Two Tube, TG4’s ‘Cluiche Thart’ and a host of the biggest radio shows across Ireland, including an interview with Ryan Tubridy which received rave reviews in the Irish Times ‘Radio Review’ section, after Rua managed to predict Ryan’s choices, and read his mind live on air, and tell him the final word that he’d like to say on his deathbed before passing away.



This time last year, he was just about to begin a run of 18 performances of his first one-man show, ‘Of Rogues and Knaves’, which explored the world of the card cheat, the con artist and the pick pocket. This was a show that lead the prestigious Irish Theatre Magazine to write that ‘Gleeson (Rua) has firmly established himself as a Master in the dying, yet still fascinating craft of live deception’ as well as some very flattering comparisons to the famous mentalist, and Rua’s personal hero, Derren Brown in The Irish Times. (‘Gleeson clearly has Derren Brown within his sights’ – The Irish Times, Culture). In addition to all of this, he was also the Co-Curated of Science Gallery Dublin’s largest summer exhibition to date ‘ILLUSION’ which ran for 3 months in 2013. You can read about the exhibition by clicking this link, or you can watch a video from the launch night here.


Since all of these wonderful opportunities which Rua worked hard to get, he’s also been keeping extremely busy on the close up magic scene, performing at some of the top end corporate events across Ireland, and is lucky to count the likes of LinkedIn, Google, Lidl, Universal Studios Ireland, Paramount Pictures Ireland, KMPG, Deloitte, BMW Ireland, Aviva, Shaws Department Stores, Electric Ireland, O2, Elavon, Accenture, OPEL, and The Irish Cancer Society, as just some of the clients who have enlisted his services in the past, and used them to great effect at functions of various natures across Ireland.


Christmas Party Entertainment

How to Book Rua for your Christmas Party Entertainment


Booking Rua is a very simple process – firstly, send the details of your event to his Manager Fiona Byrne via (or if it’s easier, just fill out a contact sheet on this page here). She’ll respond quickly and let you know whether or not he’s available on your chosen date (Christmas time is incredibly busy for Rua, so please book well ahead of time to avoid disappointment!). In terms of a fee or rate, this will depend on a few different factors such as the length of time you’ll need Rua for, the location of the event (ie, Travel costs), and the amount of guests attending the event. However, as a starting point, research into Irish Professional Magicians will tell you that for the most part, fees will start at a very minimum of €450 – of course this is just a starting point, and each performer’s fee will depend on their experience and different accolades, so it can be much more than this. While Rua’s fee is higher than this, we can promise that it’s still very competitive and that you don’t have to expect any nasty surprises or extortionate rates here. So, why wait? Send a quick email into us today, or give ‘The Management’ a call on 086 602 9294 for an informal chat about bringing Rua to your next event to blow your guests away, and give them an experience they’ll never forget.


Christmas Party Entertainment

Check out Rua’s Promo Reel, to see why he’s been labelled as ‘Ireland’s most exciting new star in the world of magic, mentalism and death defying stunts’. (The Irish Independent)