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I use magic to tell stories. teach skills. change lives.

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. Get in touch to discuss how we can collaborate.

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.


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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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.


Exploring magic and medicine.

Breathe Magic

Using magic as therapy.


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Catching a bullet on a china plate. A magician without any hands. Conversations with the dead. The last five hundred years are filled with astonishing moments of magic and now you have a unique opportunity to discover the truth behind the smoke and mirrors.

In 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!

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


A perfect fit for a varied programme.

Private Bookings

Adding magic to your event.

Magic Castle

Performances at a prestigious LA venue.


Find out about more of Will’s work…
Get in touch to discuss how I can help with your project.


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.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Medicine, Magic, and Online Performance

A Christmas Carol

The Prince of Egypt

The Cherry Orchard

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

The Secret Connection


The Next Great Magician

The Magic of Chemistry

The Twilight Zone

Magic of the Moon Landing



Wolf Hall

The Magic Castle

Breathe Magic

Imperial Medical School

Private Shows

Kát’a Kabanová

R J Watches

Magic Festivals