Darren Whichello

Adding a touch of Rat-Pack cool to parties, weddings & events in and around London


Are you thinking of hiring a Magician for your upcoming wedding, party or event? A little unsure what to expect? Let me help! A good professional

entertainer should be able to adapt his or her performance to the clients needs and not only relax and entertain the guests but allow the host to enjoy things too. I have been a professional Close-Up Magician for over a decade now and am very versatile.

So, whether you need me to greet guests as they arrive, mingle during the party or go around the tables during dinner, you can rest assured that all your guests will have a magical time which they will remember and talk about for years to come!

My name is Darren Whichello, AKA The Rat-Pack Magician. I was personally trained by Magic Circle President, Jack Delvin and have performed on stage at The Magic Circle Theatre, without a doubt the most prestigious magic venue in the world!

I would describe my style of magic as fast and fun yet unobtrusive! I understand that I am not the only reason everybody is at the party so I try not to dominate the room but instead mingle with the guests a few at a time, making them feel good, laughing, joking and hopefully amazing them too! If you need something a little bigger that is fine too, I can perform something special for a guest of honour or top table if required or even entertain the entire room.

I have performed for all sorts of clients in all sorts of locations and am equally at ease in top venues like Claridges Hotel, The Savoy, The Hurlingham Club or Heaver Castle as I am entertaining guests in restaurants, bars and private homes and gardens too. 

A top class Close-Up Magician at your party, wedding or event leaves wonderful memories which will stay with your guests for years to come!


All my routines are both quickfire and fun. I try to involve as many people as possible and usually leave them laughing and most of the time cheering and clapping too!

Imagine the impact of a cool Close-Up Magician at your Cocktail or Dinner party? Or if you are planning something a little larger, why not have one of the best Magicians in London mingle with your guests and bring a little Rat-Pack Cool! Weddings are my favourite! But I'm sure you will agree there can sometimes be a slight lull just after the service? A quality Close-Up Magician at your wedding will not only give your guests something extra to talk about, he will help break the ice between people who might not be aquatinted and and get them mingling and laughing together too! If you prefer, I could stroll around the tables before, during or after the Wedding Breakfast or even entertain the guests in the evening.

I am available to hire for parties, weddings or corporate events, to mingle with guests or go around the tables. In fact, any occasion where a touch of magic will make things special.

Children's parties are not really my thing but I do always have some cool tricks to show to any youngsters who may be attending the events I'm booked for. A normal booking is for two hours but if you want me for more or less time that is fine and I am more than happy to have a chat to discuss your needs.

I am based in South East London but am happy travelling anywhere in Central London, Greater London as well as much of Kent & Essex and parts of Surrey, Sussex & Hertfordshire too. If you are outside these areas please feel free to contact me to see what we can arrange.

I also offer a 45 minute fully interactive Zoom Online Magic show direct from my lounge to yours!  And Live Online Close-Up Magic lessons too!​ Please contact me for more details.

​I know how annoying it is when companies do not list prices. So , unlike all my competitors you can find all of my fees listed at the bottom of the page.


What People Say

"Everyone is still talking about your wonderful tricks! We are all still talking about the key, the bucket !  Pen through the card ! And so much more  !! You helped make our evening very special !! "

- Peter

(Hever Castle, Kent)

May 2019

"Thank you so much. Everyone loved you and couldn’t stop saying how amazing you were! 

You were such a big part in our day, thank you so much."

- Lyndsey & Archie

(Ruffynes Barn, Aldington, Kent)

May 2019

"Thank you for the amazing magic you performed last night. Our friends and colleagues were literally awestruck by your performance so thank you once again for making the night so special."

- Trond

(The Victoria, Bayswater, London)

Oct. 2019

"Leave nothing to chance. Hire a professional for your event. Darren Whichello is a top class magician who made our Christmas party unforgettable. He well and truly impresses everyone and we would highly recommended him."

- Monica

(Marylebone, London)

Dec. 2018

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Two Hour Booking -  £350

90 Minute Booking -  £299

One Hour Booking -   £250

Three Hour Booking - £399

Four Hour Booking -  £450

Online Zoom Show - £150

There are no extra costs and all fees already include VAT

I am CRB checked & have full Public Liability Insurance

To book I will need a £50 deposit with the balance due before the event.

Bookings are not secure until the deposit has been paid.

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