© Steve Price
magic, comedy and sleight of hand expert
Steve's passion for performing began at the age of ten when his parents gave him an Ali Bongo Book of Magic for his birthday. From that moment, he knew he wanted to be an entertainer.
After he had completed a university degree in Product Design and Manufacture, Steve remembers a phone call with his mother.
‘So’, she asked, "what are you going to do now?"
Steve’s answer was immediate. ‘You know what I want to do. I’m going to be a magician.’
‘No, no, no,’ she said, ‘what are you really going to do?’
Steve knew she had a point. He didn’t have the performing experience to make magic his sole income, so he trained as a secondary school teacher, quickly becoming Head of Design and Technology at Loughborough High School. All the while, though, he was moonlighting as a magician. He told no one about his guilty secret until one fateful night when, at the Y Theatre in Leicester, the young lady who volunteered to help him on stage turned out to be one of his own students. His cover was blown.
Despite having a ‘job for life’, Steve knew that his future didn’t really lie in
the classroom. In 2005, after just three years as a teacher, he gave it all up to
In 2011, Steve became The Magic Circle’s Honorary Secretary. He remained in that role for three years, looking after the interests of 1,500 members worldwide. He was forced to step down, however, when he began to be invited to perform regularly on cruise ships. These bookings meant that he was out of the country for long periods at a time, making it impractical to continue serving The Magic Circle in such an active way.
A versatile, globe-