Private engagements include five parties for HM The Queen, including the only private party celebrating her Golden Jubilee; two parties for HRH The Prince of Wales, including his 50th birthday at Highgrove; Millennium night at the Savoy Hotel in London and private parties for Professor Stephen Hawking, Paul Getty and Sir Paul McCartney.
Richard has performed all over the world, from The Magic Castle in Hollywood to The Wembley Stadium in London. His routines have been featured on television in Japan, Columbia, France and the United Kingdom with his writing winning him The Silver Rose of Montreux.
“The highlight of the evening...
slick and genuinely funny.”
“Thank you very much for a fantastic masterclass last night! Students were absolutely bowled over and scored it 4.9 out of 5. Which is basically unheard of for a masterclass...”
“Our guests loved him. He was such a pleasant person to have, as well as a fabulous magician. He really made the party a great hit – some of the guests said it was without doubt the best party my father had ever held.”
“Richard McDougall more than meets any artistic standard you could care to set.”
“Richard, sincere thanks for your special contribution to the above evening, many people had never seen that level of craft before their very eyes. I have been inundated with gratitude from our friends that attended. You are a star and that was a star performance. Thank you!”
“Richard delivers intimate, intensely focussed and exquisite magic.”
“Richard McDougall is a rare treat. A sleight of hand wonder, a genius level comedian, an inspiring speaker and lecturer, an original creator, a show-stopping entertainer. Richard is an artist in every sense of the word. He’s someone who cares deeply about magic and how the art is perceived by the audience, and it shows in his work. He’s been something of an underground legend in England and a personal hero of mine for many years. I’m so happy he’s now making himself available to magic conventions and festivals so my friends around the world can finally see what I (and many others) have been raving about.”
“Then Richard dislimns as quickly as he appeared and is gone before you quite realise what has happened. Somehow he has created a bespoke performance for you and your friends, enriching your meal without disrupting it.”
“His ability to enhance the hospitality experience as he engages with our guests and amazes them with his incredible magic is remarkable. We regularly receive feedback from our guests about how the experience has added a special touch to their day and been a talking point with their guests for days to come.”
“Richard is one of those rare triple-threat performers. Watching his stage act is like attending a master class in the art of misdirection. What appears to be the ultimate in simplicity is actually the result of years of thought and expert sleight of hand. His lecture should be mandatory viewing for any magician who performs onstage. Anyone, from amateur to professional,will benefit from putting Richard’s theories into practice.”
“I have become a more confident, engaging and emotionally intelligent presenter.”
“I learnt so much from Richard, it was relevant to not just the store but my role in head office. It really made me think about the impact of my body language... I wish we could have a copy of it on video for our teams.”
“Richard’s opening remarks of the last keynote of a highly successful South Tyneside convention brought a stunned silence from a shocked audience...this , however, was in marked contrast to the tumultuous and emotional ovation given to this talented performer at the end of a remarkable lecture... The applause was the loudest and most prolonged of the entire convention. It was thoroughly deserved.”
“Richard was the opening speaker at our 4th annual business conference. The feedback has been extremely positive and we would highly recommend Richard for any business training event or conference.”