Kelly Kadabra is a stage name 😉 So what else can I tell you about me?
I have been a comedy female magician since 2001 – we are a rarity, even though at last more girls are getting into magic – how many female magicians have you seen?
Kelly Kadabra was created from my alter ego Jelly Kelly, children’s entertainer. After performing at children’s parties, I received repeated requests from adults to perform my unique style of comedy magic in an adult environment. So, I thought why not? I was already a member of the Surrey Society of Magicians, which is a great resource for support and ideas. I put my magic thinking cap on, created an adult show and brushed up on my close up magic skills.
That was over 15 years ago now and I have never looked back! In fact I love performing for an adult environment so much that in 2015 I passed my exam into the Magic Circle and I can proudly announce that I am a member of the most exclusive & difficult to get into Magic Club in the World!
To see how I got started in 2001 as a children’s entertainer click here and read about it on my Jelly Kelly Website.
I am a complete balloon twisting nerd!
In particular, I really get a kick out of making a new design from scratch. Sometimes, I can spend many happy hours mindfully twisting away for my own amusement or creating bespoke decorative displays. Follow my Instagram to see some of the balloon art I have made over the years.
I have also been a proud member of the Surrey Society of Magicians since 2003 and I have twice won the Annual Bernard Wellar Award for Best Comedy Magic Act.
My unique style of comedy and magic is suitable for anyone with a love of fun and a willingness to believe in magic. I particularly enjoy going into care homes and elderly centres, where I get a real buzz out of giving everyone a jolly good laugh 🙂
If you haven’t done so already, please have a look at the Magic-4-Seniors page and if you know anyone elderly who could do with some quality entertainment at their place of residence, please pass my details on! I just love making people happy !
I am also a member of Equity and hold a public liability insurance for £10,000,000.
In addition to all this, I know a vast network of other magicians with diverse acts and I can help you find the perfect entertainment for your event. Just get in touch!
Want to know more about me?
… are you still reading? Are you sure you want to know more about me? OK, here goes..
I am a mum with two daughter’s, both into adulthood now and coping nicely with life. I’m also a besotted dog owner of Merlin, my Welsh Border Collie. He is getting on a little bit now, so isn’t doing agility anymore, but in his youth he was amazing at it! I also have a cat, called Gatsby (named by my daughter), he is a part Bengal House cat and a complete nutter! I often get left “presents” of his latest kill.
I liked to think I proved my teachers wrong when they said I wouldn’t amount to anything if I didn’t stop messing about and trying to make everyone else laugh! I guess I found my vocation in life eh?!
I actually have a BTEC National Diploma in Science, which I obtained at Richmond College. In fact I got a Merit/Distinction grade.
I grew up wanting to be a Marine Biologist..
Before I got into entertainment, I used to work as an agent for film crew at Shepperton Studios.
I have my own teeth, hair colour and eyebrows..
I think you have probably got a good enough idea of what I am about.
From Weddings to birthdays, corporate events to private functions, I always give your guests the Kadabra experience!
Please get in touch to find out more 🙂