Dr Will Houstoun

I use magic to create more than momentary astonishment. As a consultant ‎I help film and theatre-makers tell stories. Academically I explore how magic can convey information and teach practical skills. My one-man‎‎ show shares the extraordinary history of conjuring. I also offer tuition and instructional products for magicians and my portfolio showcases more of my work.

Film & Theatre

Magic is all about solving problems in order to create extraordinary experiences. Utilising my expertise in conjuring and its history, combined with performance and problem-solving experience, I have offered assistance to numerous film and theatre productions, as well as advertising and creative projects. Working collaboratively with a wide range of creatives I have helped tell stories, build atmospheres, sell products and create astonishing moments.

Hugo

Developing the magic for Martin Scorsese’s film.

Wolf Hall

The BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s novels.

Twilight Zone

Magic for the theatre.

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Academic 

Building on my PhD, in which I studied the use of magic as an educational contrivance in the Victorian period, my academic work explores how the skill and approach of the conjurer can be utilised in an educational context. During the last decade, I have found that magic has a role to play in settings as diverse as therapy for young people, business training, grass roots science engagement and medical education. Currently, I am a performer in residence at Imperial College London/Royal College of Music Centre for Performance Science.

Moon Magic

Sharing astonishing science using magic.

Imperial

Exploring magic and medicine.

Breathe Magic

Using magic as therapy.

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Performer 

In my one-man show, Dr Houstoun’s Conjuring, you will see effects that created legends and hear stories so remarkable that you will question what is real. Can you trust your judgement, or will these past masters continue to dazzle and deceive? There is only one way to find out… Join me as I pull back the curtain on some of the most incredible magicians of days gone by!

My performance can be staged for all audience sizes and lasts between 20 and 90 minutes.

Festivals

A perfect fit for a varied programme.

Private Bookings

Adding magic to your event.

Magic Castle

Performances at a prestigious LA venue.

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Portfolio 

Take a look at some of the projects I have worked on, as well as a media including talks, interviews and articles. You can sort my portfolio using the tags.

The Secret Connection

2:22

The Next Great Magician

Video Chat Magic Lecture

The Magic of Chemistry

The Twilight Zone

Video Chat Magic

Magic of the Moon Landing

Hugo

Radio

Wolf Hall

Modern Magic

The Magic Castle

Hellis in Wonderland

Lessons

Breathe Magic

Penguin Lecture

The Notebook

Freak

Leveret Playing Cards

Imperial Medical School

The Magic Circular

Secrets

Half Half Man

Lectures

Conventions

Private Shows

Kát’a Kabanová

R J Watches

Magic Festivals