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Philip Nelson is a professional children's magician now based in Dubai, UAE. Using comedy, magic, and balloon twisting, he is best known as the clown character 'Magic Phil'. Magic Phil has performed all over the UK and has now brought his unique style of children's entertainment to the UAE. Having received high praise, Phil has achieved great success in several different areas of entertaining children throughout his career.


At six years old, Phil had a magician perform at his birthday, and was later given a Paul Daniel's magic set for as a present. Since then,he has been hooked on magic.


After years of practice with little plastic magic toys, Philip started asking for more serious magic tricks. His family started to buy him professional magic sets, tricks and books for all occasions. And Philip can still remember them; one was a deluxe watch box that allowed him to take a random object and make it appear in this solid locked box, which was giving to him for Christmas from his grandparents. He was even given a magic colouring book from his Aunt and Uncle!


At the age of 11, Philip was enrolled in the Northern Magic Circle, and later that year was also enrolled in The Local Brotherhood Of Magicians. After graduating from a Performing Arts college in 2007, Philip took on his first professional magicians job and began performing his children's shows in Skegness (UK) working for Haven Holidays.


After the summer season, Philip took to pantomime. He has performed all over the UK in numerous pantomimes and has played a wide variety of different characters. Philip then took the crowd with his unique style of comedy and illusions, and landed the role of resident Children's Presenter & Magician at Flamingo Land Resort in Yorkshire (UK). Philip continued this role the following year.


Magic Phil now, however, is in Dubai (UAE), and is taking crowds by storm everyday. Magic Phil has received a lot of press and is working very closely with Time Out Kids Magazine. After only being in Dubai for just over a year, Magic Phil has performed in many areas and venues all over the UAE, for all kinds of nationalities, VIP's, celebrities and royal clients. He is now in the lucky position of turning people away due to the high demand of bookings!


Magic Phil plans to stay in Dubai and keep his act fresh, fun and different each and every month! Who knows what the next chapter in Magic Phils career will be? But whatever he does, he will continue to strive to prove successful at entertaining children, in a way that has never been done before.


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