Up Close and Magic
Up Close and Magic's founder and chief performer is Rick Tynan.













Rick is a third generation magician and learned his art at his parents’ knee.
The stage names Laurence and Lawrence have been associated with the
family since before the Second World War. Rick has been performing for
thirty years as a  children's entertainer, ventriloquist, stage illusionist and
close-up magician. (Although not all at the same time!)

Equally at home performing to small intimate groups or large audiences, Rick
is a highly experienced entertainer. Rick's approach to magical entertainment
was pioneered by the great Devant who wrote, "It's all done by kindness!".
The ‘impossible’ will take place right before your eyes. A truly memorable
experience is guaranteed.

Rick is proud to be a Member of The Magic Circle in London. This is the most
famous and prestigious magic society in the world. It houses The Centre for
the Magic Arts and provides a worldwide focus for excellence in magic.

He is also a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the
Northern Magic Circle  and the Liverpool Mahatma Magic Circle. He was
President of the Mahatma Magic Circle in 2003 and 2004. He has won awards
for magical entertainment and services to the world of  magic including the
Liverpool Mahatma Magic Circle's prestigious Austin Wand on several
occasions.
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Shirley Jensen, July 2011.
'After contacting several magicians about attending my Mums
60th Birthday Party we decided to go with Rick Tynan from Up
Close and Magic because he was friendly, helpful and the
most professional.  He arrived on time and for an hour and a
half he provided excellent entertainment, amazing family and
friends, adults and children, with his up close magic tricks.  It
was money well spent, it really helped to get the evening
started, people were talking about his tricks all night!! We
have no hesitation recommending Rick to anyone who is
looking for ideas to add that extra sparkle to a special event.'