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.
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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 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.
If you would like to collaborate to explore the use of magic in an academic context then get in touch.
If you would like to collaborate to explore the use of magic in an academic context then get in touch, or take a look at more of my work.
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.
Get in touch to book Dr Houstoun’s Conjuring, or take a look at more of my work.
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.