Recent Collaborations – 2015 / 2016
In the busy world of Corporate events, product launches and movie premieres, Rua is always kept busy! Here are some noteworthy collaborations which he was involved in recently.
Focus Film Premiere – Warner Brothers
Recently, Rua collaborated with the acclaimed Hollywood Studio Warner Brothers, on the Irish Premiere of the latest Will Smith blockbuster ‘FOCUS‘ – a movie that explores Con Artists and Pickpockets. The eminent Irish website Entertainment.ie filmed a feature segment at the launch, in which Rua can be seen in action.
Mail Online – Annual Sales Conference
Most recently on March 7th, Rua was the opening Guest Speaker / Performer for the annual ‘Mail Online‘ European Sales Conference, Hosted by Piers Morgan, and run by the Multi Award-Winning and largest Event Management company in London, “Principal: Global Events“. Rua opened the day with a stage performance involving a bespoke piece of Mentalism that used the Mail Online Website and some willing volunteers from the audience.
Later that night Rua performed Close-Up Magic and Mentalism at a large-scale Alice in Wonderland themed party, filled with oddities, food and cocktails from around the world, and some very unique performers. The event was a huge success, with high praise from Piers Morgan stating that Rua was
“Absolutely FANTASTIC! Highly entertaining! It’s great to see that Ireland has a Magician it can truly be proud of!” – Piers Morgan
OPEL Corsa Launch
Rua was hired by OPEL Ireland to put a Magic-Spin on the official launch event of their new Corsa Model, at The Dylan Hotel in Dublin. Rua designed specific tricks and illusions involving the car itself, as well as the features of the car, which not only served to reinforce the brand and the unique aspects of the new Opel Corsa, but it also left the attending VIP guests with some very unusual and memorable souvenirs. Laura Condron – Senior Brand Manager for Opel Ireland gave this testimonial after the event:
The Opel Corsa is a model of major importance to our brand and for the launch of the new model in Ireland we wanted to bring to life some of the unique features of the car and make the launch entertaining, engaging and impactful. From our initial meeting, Rua was fantastic, very creative and understood our brief. He conceptualised, unique tricks to showcase the features of the new Corsa in his performances. He worked extremely hard to create a bespoke experience and on the evening worked tirelessly to ensure our guest had a great time. He is outstanding and very professional. I couldn’t recommend Rua highly enough.
- Laura Condron | Senior Brand & PR Manager OPEL Ireland
The Paddy Power Chase Day
Every year, Paddy Power hold an extremely prestigious high profile event called ‘The Chase Day’, in which they show a sincere and grandiose appreciation for some of their most coveted clientele. At their most recent event at the Leopardstown Race Course in December, Rua was hired to engage and entertain their celebrity VIP guests. Here’s what their Sponsorship and Events Manager had to say about working with Rua:
“The Paddy Power Chase Day in Leopardstown at Christmas is one of our most important sponsorships & with approximately 500 guests to entertain we needed something that would really impress them. On the back of numerous other recommendations, & having seen his work, I was delighted to secure Rua for this event. From minute one he mesmerised our guests with his repertoire of tricks while his easy going & personable nature endeared him to everyone in attendance. He has a great attitude & he is highly professional in everything he does which is why I’d have no hesitation recommending him as a top class magician, illusionist & entertainer for any event.”
- Joe Mooney, Paddy Power
‘AVENUE by Nick Munier’ Residency
In 2015 Rua was been chosen by TV Personality Nick Munier of Masterchef and Hell’s Kitchen fame to be the resident Magician at his latest Dining venture, ‘AVENUE by Nick Munier‘ on the outskirts of Dublin’s Templebar, where he is brought in to entertain for specific VIP Corporate bookings.
To find out more about some of Rua’s work, and how he can work with you on your event, please fill in an Enquiry form here, or alternatively phone 086 3999 223 to have an obligation-free chat.