"Great entertainment, magic, music and lots more, too much to list it all here! The kids and adults loved it and made it the best party and will be using there services again. Thank you Craig"
Zatoon Begum - August 2020
"Excellent post lockdown entertainment for a 5th birthday garden party. Kids & adults had a great time xx"
Mark Thornton-Smith - July 2020
"We've had Craig perform at both a childrens party and recently a Christmas party consisting mainly of adults. On both occations we were thoroughly entertained and found him great value for money. I would highly recommend him."
Tim Norwood - April 2020
"Craig is a very talented magician. Great fun and so much patience with children who absolutely loved him!"
Luanne Deighton - April 2020
"Just wanted to say thanks again for the absolutely brilliant set for the birthday party on Saturday! Magic, circus skills and disco throughly enjoyed by all the ages in attendance! Magic - highly recommend and you are likely to hear from us again!"
Julie Wilson - March 2020
"Blown away by the performance from Alexander the Great. Awesome singer, magician and acrobat. Recommend for all parties, weddings and corporate events."
Adam Wills - February 2020
"Alexander was absolutely brilliant at my grand - daughter's 6th birthday party in Currie. It was entertaining for children and adults alike - very funny! Lots of great activities including plate spinning, acrobatics, magic tricks and a limbo session. Children all got a certificate and balloon of their choice to take home. Cannot recommend him enough - worth every penny!"
Clare Hall - January 2020
"Alexander the Great was fab! Craig did a magic show, disco and party games for my daughter’s 5th birthday party today and it was fantastic. He kept all the kids engaged and focused and it felt like the party went so smoothly because he was so good at doing this. The kids loved it but so did the adults. He got both adults and kids involved in the magic tricks which was great and all the parents had fun too. I would highly recommend him for any party or event. Thank you Craig."
Jane Sehgal - January 2020
"Today was the day of my daughters 6th birthday and Craig preformed the entertainment at her party. From start to finish it was absolutely first class. His magic was brilliant and his comedy great, for both the kids and the parents. He is a such a nice guy and genuinely wants to make everyone have such a good time. I would not hesitate to recommend him, for whatever the occasion!!!"
Craig Gillespie - January 2020
"Fabulous party had for our 6 year old twins. Having had Alexander the Great for our eldest sons 6th party a few years ago, we knew he was the go to for our twins. He had the kids engaged and laughing from the start and all the parents enjoyed and commented on how they had also enjoyed some of the humour aimed at them also, which was appreciated. I would definitely recommend."
Mhairi Lundberg - January 2020
"Seen him at a number of locations around Edinburgh. Children and Adults have a blast. Very funny show! Would gladly go back and see again!"
Chloe Alexander - January 2020
"Both his acrobatics and magic blew me away. Extremely talented individual, highly recommend."
Alice Francis-Freeman - January 2020
"I have seen Craig for years and he has done so well at perfecting his magic act.... Great singer and acrobat to boot...Thoroughly recommend him.."
Keith Deighton - January 2020
"We hired Craig for a children’s Christmas party for children aged 3-9. The kids absolutely loved the games, magic tricks, disco and especially the bubble machine. Craig was funny and managed to keep all children and adults thoroughly entertained for the whole party. We would definitely hire him again and would highly recommend him to everyone else!"
S Kane - January 2020
"Hired Craig Alexander last minute for my daughters 4th birthday party at home. I have to say that we were not disappointed in the slightest. He is super attentive, genuinely loves his work, puts in so much effort, very friendly and extremely funny. What a talented and hard working guy. Set up promptly, left not a minute of silence and kept the kids entertained and the adults too!! Thank you ever so much for saving the day! I will definitely be recommending you to my friends and family and am likely to book you in, in the future :)"
Nikki Cherry - December 2019
"Such a fun and valued contribution to our all ages family party. Everyone loved the magic, the jokes and the acrobatics. Operating in a small front room for 30 people skilfully and good naturedly, Alexander the Great was a dynamite signing and gave us a gathering to remember! Thank you!"
Jacqueline Irvine - December 2019
"We hired Craig for our daughters 4th birthday party at our home. He was a pleasure to deal with when booking, gave us all the info we needed in order to choose the right package and was reliable. The show was fantastic, as entertaining for the adults as it was the children. I would recommend Craig to others for sure. Very nice guy."
Laura Alymer - December 2019
"I wanted someone to take care of all the entertainment at kids birthday party and this is exactly what they did. They go above and beyond. I would highly recommend this company, they are absolutely amazing and very professional entertainer. The kids had a great time at the party as well as the adults"
Anne Barrowman - October 2019
"Where do I start - 100% the best childrens entertainer out there. We hired Alexander the Great for a childs 1st birthday party and all the kids and adults were entertained. I loved the way that adult participation was also included. The kids were engrossed from start to finish. Will definately be booking again and would 100% recommend for all ages."
Cheryl Hadden - October 2019
"We booked Alexander the Great for our daughter's sixth birthday and it was a hit. He kept the children (and adults) entertained for an hour and a half and was a very nice guy to deal with. I would recommend him 100%"
Andrew Wood - September 2019
"Alexander the Great entertained a group of children for us at the weekend and he was excellent! The kids were entertained for the entire time and the adults enjoyed watching his show too. Thank You!"
CalEli Gifts - July 2019
"Fantastic! Craig kept all 20 Brownies thoroughlly entertained for two hours teaching them new skills and make us laugh until our sides hurt. Great range of activities on offer. Booking simple and straightforward. Would toally recommend Alexdander the Great Entertainments."
3rd Dunblane Brownies - June 2019
"I have seen Alexander the Great host several children's parties over the past 3 years and each time the entertainment has been exceptional. For example at my daughters recent 7th birthday he had magic, circus skills, disco, a limbo competition and balloon modelling all in one party. The kids just loved it and he makes it very easy for parents by bringing all his own equipment. I cannot recommend him highly enough."
Sarah McQuade - May 2019
"We booked George, who is a partner of Alexander the Great for my son's 6th yesterday. I have to say that he delivered a wonderful performance, had the children captivated throughout and he was never short of volunteers to assist him with the MAGIC tricks.
Thank you for the dedication and the lovely show it was MAGIC"
Damian Drachkov - April 2019
"Having seen Craig in action at a friend's birthday party we were delighted to book Alexander the Great for our son's 6th birthday party. The kids had an hour of soft play prior to the balloon making and magic show but all of the feedback from the kids' parents was about how much the kids enjoyed the magic show and circus skills! Craig was fantastic with the kids - and adults - he amazed and amused us all! I would have no hesitation in recommending Alexander the great."
Lynda Potter - March 2019
"Craig recently provided the entertainment at my daughter's 5th birthday party and I have to say that he was worth every penny! He kept 30+ kids (and several adults) entertained for the best part of two hours with a mixture of music, magic, circus skills, balloon modelling and comedy and held everyone's attention throughout. Would highly recommend and will definitely book again!"
Grant Machardie - March 2019
"Just had my Sons 5th party and Craig done the 2 hours of entertainment. The kids had a brilliant time and the adults had an even better time. Lots of laugh and fun. Will definitely be using again. Thank you so much for making it such a special day."
Tracie Stevens - February 2019
"Brilliant. We had a kids birthday party and it was great, keeping over 40 kids not just entertained but captivated, and even a little entertainment for the adults. Would highly recommend."
Karen McCarrison - January 2019
"Craig was absolutely brilliant at ours sons 1st birthday party, he had all the children, teens and adults entertained and captivated .Would definitely book again and would highly recommend to everyone."
Shahid Aziz - January 2019
"Absolutely fantastic!! The kids loved him. A the G engaged really well with the audience, did a variety of different things including magic, acrobatics, plate spinning and party games. The kids were entertained fully for 2 hours. Worth every penny! Would highly recommend."
Caroline Kendall - September 2018
"We contacted Alexander the Great magician for my daughters 5th birthday party and best move we made!! From start to finish he did everything we needed and more.. kids absolutely loved the magic show, had all adults involved too and gave us a laugh at same time. Between the magic show, ballon making, plate spinning, disco, bubble machine and party games Craig kept the party going and took great pressure off me and my partner as I felt he truly lead the party.. (even reminding me about my daughters cake when my head being like mince had forgotten!) lol
Giving the whole experience 5/5 and will keep Alexander the Great magician In mind for my children’s future birthdays.
Ps also had a few comments from mums saying it was best kids party they had been too.."
Shirine Jazayeri - September 2018
"We hired Alexander the Great for our daughter's 4th birthday. Quite often you go to child parties and there is no real "structure" and the kids all jump about for a couple of hours, eat food and then the kids meander off at the end. With Alexander at the helm, you have 2 hours (though there are different options) of family fun including immersive magic, foam disco, kids games, acrobatics, plate spinning and rip-roaring fun delivered with a smile and charm, which gets the kids all involved and crucially, actually gives the parents something to do rather than hang around feeling silly! There are so elements packed in and the kids (and adults) are kept fully entertained for the whole time; all of the parents left with smiles on their faces and glowing reviews of Craig's performance; worth every penny and he also does parties for adults! Highly recommended and a consummate professional; book with total confidence."
Neil Bon - August 2018
"One of the best entertainers I have seen by far. I booked him for our daughters 4th birthday party and every child (and parent) enjoyed it. I would highly recommend him for all ages. A variety of magic, circus tricks, games, disco dancing and at the end every child got a ballon animal/sword etc and a certificate."
Lisa Wallace - August 2018
"Alexander the Great visited our holiday programme and kept the kids (aged between 5 and 11) enthralled for 2 hours with magic, circus skills and a disco! The children had a ball. Thank you so much. This may have to become an annual treat"
Sarah McEwan - August 2018
"We hired Alexander the Great for my daughters birthday party. Kids and adults alike absolutely loved the entertainment! The magic tricks and party games were excellent and a good dose of humour elevated the entertainment to the next level. My kids have been practicing the magic tricks on everyone ever since. This is one of the best entertainers I have ever seen. Can’t recommend him enough."
James Thomson - July 2018
"Craig was absolutely smashing in two parties that we have engaged him in a span of 6 months! He was brilliant in engaging the kids of varied ages and it was huge numbers both times - around 30-40 kids. It is a daunting task to keep so many kids constantly entertained and we were amazed by Craig's ability to hold their attention with interesting activities, keeping the kids glued to his acts. His energy level was amazing throughout and he was sportive about all our arrangements. He impressed all of our guests, kids in particular have been raving about the entertainment at our parties. We would highly recommend Craig and will be certainly looking to engage him again in future.
Sowmya Ramesh - June 2018
"The kids had a great time, and so did the adults! Great entertainment!"
Vicky Russell - June 2018
"We've used Alexander the Great for five kids' birthday parties now and every party (ranging from ages 3 to 7) has been a great success. Craig is brilliant with the kids and keeps them entertained and involved throughout, with magic tricks, circus skills and balloon modelling. We always feel we're in safe hands by letting Alexander the Great take charge of the party, which is why we've used their services again and again. Thoroughly recommended."
Moray Tait - June 2018
"Alexander The Great – I cannot recommend you enough. Out of 5 stars – you’re worth 10 easily! I cannot thank you enough for making my son’s joint birthday party a huge success. My boys turned 3 and 6 years old – two very different age groups to entertain and yet Alexander The Great did this with ease. The guests ranged from 2 – 70 years old and every person was thoroughly awestruck and enthralled by the magic, circus skills, acrobatics, balloon modelling, disco and games all topped off with Craig’s flare for showmanship, comedy and a few surprises! The guests loved doing something fun, new and different while still fulfilling the expectations of a kids party. If you are reading this do not look any further, book Alexander The Great for an event you will remember forever."
JP Stothard - June 2018
"Craig was fantastic! I was let down by a separate magician that was from a different company that ended up being no show at my 6 year old’s birthday party today. Alexander The Great was highly recommended to me by another company that was at my party doing face painting and balloon modelling. Craig returned my call ASAP and he came straight from another party he just finished and managed to fit me in before another show he had booked after. You wouldn’t even know Craig was so busy because he kept a positive demenor. He was so upbeat, funny, cheerful interactive and the kids absolutely loved him! I would recommend and request Craig at future parties for my other children aswell. Just plain brilliant!"
Laura Chechak-Roy - June 2018
"What can I say! Alexander the Great is a natural entertainer. Best I’ve seen. All the children and adults had a wonderful time. Very funny comedy based magic. My son Max loved all the participation. The mix of entertainment including magic, interactive circus skills, and games and disco (with lights and bubbles), takes the worry completely from the client leaving us to enjoy the show also! Strongly recommend to all! Thanks for a great party. Max, Liz and István."
Istvan Szentgyorgyi - April 2018
Great magic tricks, kids loved it at gymnastics!"
Rose Salvatore - April 2018
"Wonderful for a 4 year-old birthday. I recommend it"
Nathalie Rochefort - April 2018
"I have booked Alexander The Great, a few times, and have always found him to be very entertaining and engaging with both children and adults. Brilliant magic tricks and use of props, and makes balloon models in super quick time too! You will not be disappointed."
Rebena Murbarak - March 2018
"I have seen Craig performing at several children’s party’s and have found his performances very entertaining and the children loved the magic, jokes and balloons."
10titanic10 - February 2018
"Are you looking for a complete package of entertainment Alexander the great is one stop for a magician ,balloon modeling,Dance party and games. Recently booked Craig for a four year old birthday party he made the kids occupied throughout the party . I will highly recommend Craig for a fun packed entertainment at your kids party."
Susithra Chandramohan - February 2018
"Alexander the Great has just entertained my daughter and her friends at her 7th birthday party. He was brilliant. The girls were delighted and amazed and her made the birthday girl feel really special."
Jane Lockett - January 2018
"Thanks for coming along to Roslin Family Fun Day and entertaining our crowds. You did a great job of entertaining everyone - young children loved the stages shows and adults and older children particularly loved your walkabout magic. Thanks so much! Highly recommended!"
Victoria - November 2017
"Alexsander the great came along and surprised our 17 members of 5th north berwick brownies when we were on camp, it was a Harry Potter theme and alexsander had some magical acts to fit our theme. All the girls had a great time and us adults too. Very highly recommend."
Laura Hunter - July 2017
"A natural performer and entertainer, with a fantastic manner with kids, and adults alike. We saw Alexander the Great at a kid's birthday party; within seconds he had the room gripped and in fits of laughter. A very varied and funny magic show kept everyone entertained, and the acrobatic tricks at the end was the icing on the cake. This guy will certainly make your party a success for all."
Douglas Ross - June 2017
Attended our grandsons 4th birthday today at Mill Farm. The magic show was truly amazing for both children and adults. The smiles on the Childrens' faces were a joy to see. Congratulations to you for making everyone so happy. I would definitely recommend you to all family and friends."
Jim Carson - June 2017
"Good evening Craig.
Just wanted to say a huge thankyou for today. It was easily the best party I have put on (I have done a few!) The kids all thoroughly enjoyed themselves, it was perfect.
Ruby couldn't decide what her favourite bit was!
Mrs Clare Gaston - 2 July 2015
"Hi Craig just wanted to say thanks so much for the party this morning...all the kids had a great time and Eleanor had the most memorable party (and think the adults had a lot of fun too!).
Paula - 28 June 2015
Just a quick email to say how much all the kids enjoyed Lucie's party on Saturday. They all loved your colleague, he certainly kept the kids entertained. Would def recommend to friends.
Mrs Jennifer Owens - 18 May 2015
"Many many thanks for yesterday. I'm still laughing about you pressing the kids bellies and them squeeking." Neil Mcrory - 23 February 2015
Just wanted to say Thanks again for Alexander the Great performance at our daughter 's joint 5th party. Everyone including the adults really enjoyed the show, kids were super excited and the magic boxes were a hit and still very popular at playtime.
Thanks again. Will definitely book in a magic show for our next party...
Mrs Caroline Spence - 30 January 2015
Thank you so much for entertaining Oliver and his friends (and their parents) on Saturday. You were brilliant - I’m only sorry I couldn’t see more of your act!
I understand Orla also heard good things about your act in East Lothian yesterday - we’ll spread the word about ‘Alexander the Great’!
James & Orla"
Mr James Benbow - 26 January 2015
"Hi Craig - Apologies for not sending an email earlier! Thank you so much for organising a great birthday party for Evie. The magician/DJ and the face painter were both absolutely brilliant. They held everyone's attention so well and all the kids had a fab time.
I understand Orla also heard good things about your act in East Lothian yesterday - we’ll spread the word about ‘Alexander the Great’!
Broomfield House, Garvald"
Mrs Tertia Houston - 26 January 2015
Just to say a huge thank you for doing Tommy's party today. He and his friends had a really great time. Hope you got back ok.
Mrs Natalie Fenwick - 12 December 2014
Thanks for the fun yesterday the gang loved it. Excellent photos of various fifteen yearolds being held in the air in a confined space ! Still laughing at it all. Hope your other gig was fun too..
Mrs Yvonne Vance - 5 October 2014
"Just a quick email to say Thank you very much for performing at Sophie's party yesterday, she absolutely loved it (as did all the children). She was amazed by your magic, especially when she got to help with the ball trick! All the parents thought it was a great show too and very funny, everyone had such a good time. She now wants Alexander the Great at her 6th, 7th and 8th birthday parties!! Thank you" Eilidh Atkins - Monday 8 October 2012
"Alexander the Great! was fantastic,the children and adults! loved him. Thank you" Sophie Williamson - 5 July 2012
"The children had a great time. Thanks again" Marie Watt of East Calder Colts - 29 June 2012
"Hope you are well. You performed in Julia's and Emma's B'day party in our house last Autumn, and everybody loved it!!" Heli Simmonds - 10 June 2012
"Just wanted to thank you on behalf of Kirsty's hen party for the excellent performance which you did for us last night, we all thoroughly enjoyed it." Zoe Smeed - 27 May 2012
"Just a wee note to say thanks to Pete for Matthew's birthday party on Saturday. All the kids loved it and were fully entertained and would certainly
recommend you if anyone was to ask in the future. Thanks Again" - Brian, Nicola & Matthew Mairs - 15 February 2012
"Just wanted to say thanks for a fantastic party. Kayleigh andall her friends had a great time and the adults were very impressedwith you, thought you were great. x" Yvonne Kearins - Sunday 13 November 2011
"Thank you very much for yesterday. all the kids and adults had a fab time. It was brilliant. Thanks again and hope to see you soon." Mrs Ahmad - Sunday 13 November 2011
"Just to say an enormous thank you for yesterday's party. The children clearly had fantastic fun and the adults really seemed to enjoy it, too! Personally I really appreciated being able to relax and enjoy the afternoon without having to worry about crowd control and whether everyone was entertained.
A day and a half on Mum is still chuckling and saying how great it was.."
Gillian Munro - Sunday 6 November 2011
"Just wanted to say a huge thank you, our entertainer was fab, the kidz loved the show.....and so did the adults!!!" Karn Mcginniss - Sunday 6 November 2011
"Super-impressed with the entertainer today. Lovely guy and the balloons were the best I've ever seen. Birthday girl and her sister love their balloon models. Will keep you in mind for future parties." Emma Lander - Sunday 30 October 2011
"I've texted all my pals saying how great your magic was!" Jill - Saturday 29 October 2011
"Thank you very much for yesterday's show Craig. Lots of fun. Kids and adults had a great time." Roy Nimmo - Monday 24 October 2011
"Just a quick note to say thank you for your terrific show yesterday. The children all had a ball and the adults were very impressed as well.
I hope you will get some more business from the cards given out in the take-home bags. I think you will be the talk of Dalgety Bay for some time!"
Sonia Rafferty - Monday 17 October 2011
"Thanks very much for Friday - really good feedback. Acrobatics as well I hear!!" Sandra - Friday 16 September 2011
"Looking to provide some feedback about the entertainer at my sons 5th party.
I have no idea how the guy does it but again he managed to keep 40 kids absolutely spellbound and rooted to the spot for the entirety of his act. Not only that but he managed to keep another 40 adults exactly the same way.
The entertainer is a consummate professional and is so good with the kids. Kind and generous with his time he was a pleasure to have at the party.
I have had nothing bar adults queueing up to offer praise for him and his show.
Absolutely fantastic guy absolutely fantastic show!"
Barry Myles - Monday 22 August 2011
"Thank you so much for the fabulous party at Musselburgh Rugby Club. Everyone really enjoyed themselve. Molly had a great time. It is very rare to find an entertainer who can cover everything and make people laugh, and cry, and laugh again. I have already had some texts to say that this is a party that the kids will remember for a very long time, i would just like to say a massive than kyou for making this a truly memorable day."
Louise Campbell - Sunday 12 June 2011
Just a wee note to say thank you for all your hard work on Sunday. The kids thoroughly enjoyed every moment it was perfect. Ethan is still going on about how it wasn't him that pumped it was the balloon! (like most 5 yo boys he is very into bodily functions and the momemnt!) I will always wholeheartedly recommend you to anyone who I know who is looking for an entertainer for your professionalism and helpfulness.
Lisa & Ian - Tuesday 31 May 2011
"The party was a huge success and if I had a £1 for everyone that commented on how good the entertainment was I'd have made more than enough to pay you twice." Marie-Clair Munro - Monday 23 May 2011
"Thank you so much for making Alexander's Birthday a really special event - and thank you for my card trick - but especially the 'wee red ball trick'!" Cara Abraham - Saturday 21 May 2011
"Many thanks for entertaining everyone at the Glenhome for our wedding reception. It was great having the children "distracted" from the speeches and other boring bits and pieces.
You did a terrific job, and the magic packs for the kids were a big success." Mark and Beth Jeffrey - 26 December 2010
"Just to say a big thanks for your Magic Show for Callum & Mia's 6th Birthday Party yesterday!!! Callum has talked about it non-stop!!! You were great at entertaining the 38 kids that were there with your magic, games and disco!!! The adults had a great day as well!!"
Lesley Leitch - Monday 20 September 2010
"Just to say a huge thank you again for the wonderfulmagic show you gave at our daughter's 7th birthday party. Your ability to control and keep thoroughly entertained, a very lively bunch of 25 kids was amazing. And not forgetting the adults too, who laughed as much as the kids. Brilliant and thoroughly recommended. I'm glad I decided to go with the magic boxes which were great value for money"
Patricia and Colin Ure - Wednesday 15 September 2010
"Please pass my thanks to Marc for his entertainment services at Karyn and Ally's wedding on Saturday.
I only managed to see around 5 mins however everyone thought he put on a marvelous show and were very complimentary about him.
I had expected him only to entertain the children however the hotel co-coordinator ushered everyone into the room so he had a packed house. He did a sterling job."
Christine and Michael McIvor - Wednesday 8 September 2010