Alexander the Great Entertainments have received a huge number of very positive references, some of which are given below:







Children's Parties, References from the parents



"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!

Thanks again.


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!).

Thanks again...



28 June 2015



"Hi Craig

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.

Thank you."

Jennifer Owens"

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



"Hello Craig.

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...


Caroline Spence"

Mrs Caroline Spence,

30 January 2015



"Hi Craig

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’!

Thanks again

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’!

Thanks again

Tertia Houston

Broomfield House, Garvald"

Mrs Tertia Houston,

26 January 2015



"Hi Craig

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.

Kind regards


Mrs Natalie Fenwick,

12 December 2014



"Hi Craig

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..

Many thanks


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,

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!"

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!!"

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

"Hi Craig,
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.
Thanks again."
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
"I Just drop by to let you know that we had so much fun at the party. Thank you for making Nathan's night so enjoyable. The kids and adults alike had a great time and they all said that you're a great entertainer. The disco, magic show and the games were fantastic.
I have recommended you to my friends."
Sally Constantino
Monday 26 July 2010
"Just to say thanks very much for performing at our wedding on 3rd july. You went down a storm and everyone was talking about it!  We are all still baffled as how how the right card turns up in the pack! We would thoroughly recommend you to anyone.
Thanks again."
Caroline and Robin Baird
Sunday 25 July 2010
"Just a wee text 2 say thks 4 a fab party y'day 4 cara.  I've had loads of messages saying what a great time the kids had.  Thks again."
Sunday 18 July 2010
"Just to say a final thank you, James has not stopped talking about his party. Thought you were brilliant with the children, and a really structured event for them that kept them moving and interested.
Many thanks again."
Sally Rogan
Sunday 6 June 2010
"A belated thank you for performing at Lottie’s party back on the 21st May.  She and all her friends thoroughly enjoyed the party and you definitely made the whole event easy for me!
Best wishes,"
Gill Mayman
Wednesday 2 June 2010
"Thanks so much for making my party so brilliant! It took the pressure off Brian and I and everyone from 3yrs to 87yrs just loved you! You were worth every penny Brian spent on idea what that was?!  Loved you to bits and thanks again!"
Vivienne Cameron
Monday 19 April 2010
"Just a wee email to say thank you for the great entertainment you provided yesterday at Abby's birthday party. Everyone enjoyed themselves, especially Abby.
Thanks again."
Lyndsey Forsyth
Sunday 14 March 2010
"Just to give you a big thank you for Connor's party on Saturday. You made his day! the kids were thoroughly entertained and everyone had a good day including the adults.
Thanks again."
Debbie McManus
Thursday 21 January 2010
"Just wanted to say thank you so much for being the entertainer at Sophie's birthday party.
She had a fantastic party and everyone really enjoyed themselves.
The magic tricks were great for the kids and they all loved the disco, especially doing the conga and the limbo dancing.
It helped make Sophie's party really special.
Thanks again."
Julie Garden
Saturday 12 September 2009
"Dear Craig, Just a wee message of thanks for Friday night. You were just wonderful!  Everyone was raving about the good night we had and you helped make it the success it was.  This morning at church, Christine,our minister, at her childrens address, sang your praises and told of your talents to  everyone in church. The kids loved it ,you had them in the palm of your hand, but as the minister said this morning, that is your talent, she also told the congregation about your lovely smiley face. We thank you once more Craig for making a lot of people happy on Friday night.  Take care and God Bless."
Margaret Bishop
Sunday 6 September 2009
"Morning Craig – I know you are holiday but wanted to send you a quick email (before I forget) to thank you Saturday – he was outstanding at entertaining the kids – they all had a ball – in fact everyone did.
Thanks again and looking forward to next year already!
Phiona Boyd
Monday 24 August 2009
"Thank you so much for entertaining the kids today, you made a whole load of kids extremely happy.
I've given your number to some of the mums and we will definately invite you again in the future
Thanks again."
Tasneem Ali
Friday 7 August 2009
"Just a short note to say thank you very much for the great job you did at Megan's party.
Valerie and myself were worried that Megan might be a bit shy but you were fantastic with her and all the other kids.
We will definitely recommend you to other parents and hope that your act goes from strength to strength
Many thanks again."
Charlie & Valerie Walker
19 July 2009
"Just wanted to thank you again for the fabulous show you put on at Jamie's party today. My two boys Jamie and his older brother Liam both had a fantastic time. You certainly took the stress out of my afternoon. Both Jamie and Liam are trying out your magic here at home (not very successfully I may add!).
Thanks again, it was worth every penny."
Lesley & Alex Stephenson
Monday 15 June 2009
"I have been meaning to write for awhile to thank you for the great show for Jamie and his friends. All of the adults said how great is was too!!
So, thanks again.
Kind Regards"
Jeff Duffy
Monday 8 June 2009
"Its Leeann you done my daughters party on the 26. it was just to say how pleased we all were with you. one of the mums has gave your information out to an other person for there wedding hope they do book you.
Thanks again."
Leeann Newsome
8 May 2009
“Just a quick e-mail to let you know, that I myself thought the party was great. I would definitely recommend you to my friends. My son and all the kids at the party had a great time. Thanks again.” Jane Stevenson, 20 December 2007
“Thanks so much for a fantastic show yesterday!! The kids all had a great time (and so did the adults!!). I will definitely recommend you to anyone who is looking for an entertainer.” Felicity Keating, October 2007
“Just to say thanks for a lovely party. My Rebecca really enjoyed it and so did her friends!!! They all had an absolute ball!!! Thanks again…even more so for taking the stress away from me!!!” Laurie Lloyd, September 2007
“Thank you for making Neil’s party so special. I had seen you perform a few years ago and knew that he would not be disappointed. In fact quite the opposite, your warmth, humour and genuine interest and understanding of children shone through to make it a very special day. All the children commented on how fantastic it was.” Sharon, Kieran and Neil, October 2007
“…to thank you for the great job of entertaining 35 children at my son’s party. They all had a fantastic time!” Maria Senton, Edinburgh
“Thanks again for a wonderful party. You really did us proud! Quite a few parents have been asking about you” Julie, Livingston
“Many thanks for such a great night. Sarah and all her friends have told me ‘it was the best party ever. Can we do it again!!’ I hope to be in touch with you in the future” Joanna Murphy
“Thank you for making Mhairi’s party so special. The children screamed, shrieked and laughed. How you managed to wind them up and still keep them seated was pure magic! Mummy and Daddy are very grateful too ; you really took the party pressure off. Well done!” Richard and Yvonne Longwill and Mhairi and Vance, Joppa
“…thank you for the superb entertainment you provided at my son Ewan’s birthday party last Saturday. It was enjoyed by the children and adults alike. Ewan now keeps saying ‘remember the wizard who came and did magic at my party? Many thanks once again.” Jill Harrison, Edinburgh
Children’s Parties:
Letters from the Children Themselves
“Thank you for making my party so special. I enjoyed it all. I especially enjoyed the magic. You are the funniest and best magician in the whole wide world.” Kirsty Bell, 5 years old.
“Thank you for making our birthday party so much fun. The disco was super, but our favourite was when you did the magic show. It was great. We have already asked mummy if you can do it next year" Abbie and Natalie Marnoch, 8 years old.
“…thank you for the magic show. I really enjoyed it! My favourite part was when you moved the dice. It disappeared! I didn’t have a clue where it went. It was really fun. I also enjoyed the skunk because it was funny! Your magic show was cool!” Sean, Inchview Primary School, Edinburgh
"I really enjoyed your magic show and thank you for the balloons. The skunk was very funny and the rabbit was very good when you got us with the back of it and their girlfriends. I hope you come again. You are the best.” Jodie, Edinburgh
“Thank you for a great magic show. I thought it was weird how you made the dice disappear in the air. I thought it was really funny when Stinky played dead.” Kayleigh, Inchview Primary School, Edinburgh
References from Corporate Clients

"Just wanted to say thanks a lot for all your hard work at the Airshow on Saturday :)

We got good feedback from the manager, which was fantastic."

Val Beattie,

Aviatricks, 2 August 2012



"Just to say thank you so much for your performance. The children had a lovely time and will no doubt have lasting

memories.  The content, the length of time were all perfect for our age group (and the price perfect for our bank


Thanks again. We really appreciated it."

Ruth Mckenzie,

Reindeer Playgroup, 22 June 2012



"Hope all is well with you for the weekend, looking forward to it.  can you please remember to bring the bubble

machine with you and everyone is looking forward to seeing Lisa again she is the talk of Dalgety Bay."


Debbie Watson,

Dobbies, Dalgety Bay, 14 June 2012



"Thank you for making our event so special!"

Sarah Gibbon,

Edinburgh University Business Society, 10 April 2012



Dear Craig

Following your audition for the Lloyds TSB London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay we are pleased to be able to offer you a

role on the Advance team.


Please see attached details of the offer and more information about the project and the role. On your written

acceptance of this offer a full contract will follow.


Please read carefully the sections on contracting and payment. Please fill in and sign the relevant section of the



If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me and I look forward to working with you on this very

exciting project.

All the best,

Christina Bradley,

19 March 2012



This is a copy of the 'Offer Letter' from the Olympic Committee to perform acrobatics as part of the Olympic Torch

Relay Team of 25 performers (dancers and acrobats selected through auditions from various countries) leading to the

Olympics in London 2012.  This was a 10 week tour of Great Britain.  Whilst I was honoured to be offered the role, I

had to decline due to performance commitments in Edinburgh.


Craig Alexander.




"The First Minister was really pleased with the entertainment"
Paula Anderson, Scottish Government
Wednesday 21 December 2011

 I just wanted to say a quick thank you for the show you did here last Friday. It was really great and I think that everyone - adults, children, staff! - really enjoyed themselves.

Thank you again,

Annabel and all the staff at Loanhead Library."

Annabel Cavaroli
Assistant in Charge
Loanhead Library
Wednesday 7 September 2011

"Thank you so much to you and your team for the entertainment today.

We all thoroughly enjoyed it, children and adults. After you left the children were playing with their magic sets - that was a good idea of yours."

Zoe Spencer
Saturday 20 August 2011

"On behalf of Lesley, myself, staff and trustees at Signpost, many thanks for the fantastic input into our 10th Birthday celebration at Five Sisters Zoo.

The venue was excellent, the weather lovely and our families just had a great time.  Certainly the children and adults we spoke to were all talking about the Magician.  See our facebook page for some great comments.

Hope to invite you again to future events."

Elizabeth Stevenson
Co-Project Manager
Thursday 11 August 2011

"It was a pleasure meeting you .  Thank you for making it such an enjoyable day for all."
Stuart Mallen
Postgraduate Taught Programmes
Edinburgh University
Monday 11 July 2011

"Morning Craig.
Hope you are well.
Just wanted to drop you a quick email to say a Huge Thank You for yesterday.  The feedback was amazing and everyone had a ball.
Thank you so much for everything and we are very excited to be working with you.
See you at Halloween.  "
Lesley Ross
Sales and Marketing Manager
Hard Rock Cafe
Monday 25 April 2011

"Craig, what can I say!  Top Job!  First time I've seen you work and I assure you now I have, plenty more work will be heading your way"
Shoogles Disco Company
28 November 2010

"On behalf of the Business School, I just wanted to say thak you for all the great acts (acrobalance, magic, caricatures) last night - they really contributed to the fun of the evening."
Sandra Peddie
Corporate development Co-ordinator
University of Edinburgh Business School
September 2010
"Just wanted to say thank you very much for today! You were fantastic with the kids. It is a rare sight to see them all sitting together focused on something. The staff had a great time too."
Lynsey Mackie
Lothian Autistic Society
Wednesday 4 August 2010
"Everyone's been talking about how great you were and they all had such a laugh.
Hope to get you back sometime."
Victoria Barker
Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland
23 July 2010
"Just wanted to thank you for taking part in the fair.  You were excellent as always and if you ever need a reference at all for any event your doing, we would always be happy to provide one for you."
Ewan Irvine
Corstorphine Fair
Monday 14 June 2010
"Just a quick note to say thanks very much again for taking part in Blast. We've got some fantastic content to put live on the Blast website and the feedback from the young people involved was 100% positive - they love taking part in Blast. For them, it's about trying something new as well as the finished content.
Once again, it was noted by the Blast truck touring team that the quality of our workshops was good - so thanks all for that.
Thanks again.
With best wishes,"
Kirstie Lamont
Thursday 25 June 2009
“The kids and the parents had a wonderful time at the Christmas Party. They all found your show very amusing - you are a talented performer. Thanks again and hope to see you again.” Lisa Kidd, Scottish Gas board, 17 December 2007
“Just wanted to say thank you and that everyone enjoyed the show” Janice Borthwick, Enable, 15 December 2007
“I am writing on behalf of Newlands WRI to thank you for coming along to our Halloween Party…The party has been voted a great success and was enjoyed and appreciated by all the children, adults and WRI members. With many thanks for all your hard work. It certainly was a marvellous afternoon.” Grace Nimmo, Secretary, Newlands WRI, November 2007.
“…how much everyone enjoyed your entertainment at our Christmas Party. The feedback was excellent and everyone thought you were great, very professional and pleasant - well worth it! I will be sure to recommend you to our Out of School Clubs and friends etc..” C. Carter, Administrator, West Lothian Out of School Care Network
"Your performance was enjoyed by all - children and adults alike. Thank you for a good show.” Mike Worobec, Festival Co-ordinator, Scotland Yard Adventure Centre
“Many thanks for your entertainment ….Feedback from those attending certainly was very positive” Irene Grant, Regional Training Manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland, Halifax and Bank of Scotland
“….Incredible, stunning, hilarious. Those are just 3 of the many positive words being banded around the office, following your performance last Friday. You truly were remarkable. I described you as Paul Daniels with hair, good looks and real talent!” Caspion Woods, Director, Editions Publishing
"…thank you for entertaining our colleagues at our annual staff conference, with your ‘magic’ workshop. The workshop was very successful.” Jayne McEwan, Human Resources, Link Housing
“Thank you for the show on Sunday. It was fantastic for the kids” Shona, Sainsburys Supermarkets Ltd
“…to thank you for all your hard work at our children’s’ party today at Dreghorn Barrracks Community Centre. You managed to keep their interest with a variety of skills and given the problems I was having in the kitchen, you managed to keep things going successfully.” Richard and Alexandra Smith, Redford Barracks, Edinburgh