To go off-topic for a while, Miss B has now had a birthday party which involved a local village hall, rather a lot of kids, heaps of party food, and a party entertainer by the name of Wayne Wonder (no, not the reggae musician). I figure here is as good a place to give him a little shout out on the web.
So, Wayne put on a great show for us, working really hard to keep everyone entertained but keeping it all looking easy and fun. He started off with an hour of party games (including the priceless game of popping little balloon balls into the audience for them to fetch) and then, after food, a marvellous little magic show. The kids absolutely loved it and the parents who stayed around were enjoying themselves too. This was definitely a kid’s show, heavy on the comedy, but Wayne wasn’t mucking around with rubbish tricks. There were some really nice little routines in the show and the guy has (to my appreciative but not very expert eyes) a really good touch. I’d love to see him doing some “grown up” magic shows (which he also does for weddings, restaurants, etc.).
Wayne is based in Buckinghamshire but travels around for gigs and has really good prices. Consider this a whole-hearted recommendation from Miss B and I.