Summary of 2009 Quick Change Performances
Written by Charlotte Marie   
Quick Change Artists perform for Maltese Charity Event on Boxing Day 2009

Quick Change performance on L-strina TV Show - Malta - December 2009

Keelan and Charlotte were invited to perform at the annual l-lstrina fund raising event which takes place annually in Malta to raise money for underprivileged people of Malta. The event was held in the Lufthansa Technik hangar in Luqa, which was transformed into a huge television studio. Similar to the UK events – Comic Relief and Children in Need – the event ran for 12 hours and raised over 2 million euros which was a record high for the event.

The Costume Change Artists were honoured to be the only International Act ever to appear at the event. Not only did they perform for the entire population of Malta as the show was broadcast on every TV station across Malta, they were fortunate enough to be entertaining the President and Prime Minster of Malta as well as the leaders of the apposition parties.

The Quick Change Act was enjoyed by everyone and the Quick Change Artists were pleased to perform at such a prestigious event for the country. The event was held on 26th Dec 09 and was the most successful year on record!

Monday, December 7, 2009


Quick Change Artists perform for H&M collaboration - Paris - France- December 2009

Quick Change Artists perform for H&M collaboration - Paris - France- December 2009

Keelan Leyser and Charlotte Marie - International Quick Change Artists have just got back from performing at the H&M and Sonia Rykiel Collaboration Launch held at the Grand Palais in Paris.

The event was huge, with 2000 invited guests - it completely took over the Grand Palais Exhibition Centre located in central Paris. The venue was transformed into a mini Paris, which comprised of a 60m tall Effiel Tower covered in over 100,000 fairy lights as well as a Arc De Triomphe that cracked in half at the start of the fashion show. There were many huge designers attending the event and there was no expense spared!

The Quick Change Artists were given their own performance area known as Le Mystere! They performed their spectacular quick dress change act several times throughout the night, and the quirkiness of the act fitted in perfectly.

Monday, December 7, 2009


Quick Change Artists in Ancient Egyptian Temple - Luxor - Egypt - November 2009

Quick Change Artists in Ancient Egyptian Temple - Luxor - Egypt - November 2009

The International Quick Change Artists - Keelan and Charlotte were privileged enough to be invited to perform in the Ancient Habu Temple in Luxor, Egypt for a private function held by Pepsi for the Directors of Pepsi - Middle East.

The Habu Temple was hired specifically for this private function and after many complications with restrictions, Pepsi were told they were the last ever client to privately hire this Temple as the Egyptian Government have now put restrictions in regarding private events in ancient temples. So the Quick Change Artists, were the last entertainers to ever perform in the Temple, so felt very privileged indeed!

Monday, December 7, 2009


Quick Change Artists perform at 10th Anniversary Celebration - Budapest - Hungary - November 2009

Quick Change Artists perform at 10th Anniversary Celebration - Budapest - Hungary - November 2009

Budapest's premier shopping centre - WestEnd recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary and as part of the celebration required the incredible Costume Change Magic Act of Keelan and Charlotte.

The Quick Change Artists flew into Budapest for the weekend event, which was actually held as a private function within the shopping centre, organised by WestEnd's owner.

They performed their Quick Change Magic Act as the finale to the fashion show which was put together by some of the stores within the WestEnd Shopping Centre for a showcase of their winter collections.

The Quick Change Artists only had a fleeting visit to Hungary before heading back to Egypt.

Monday, December 7, 2009


Quick Change Artists perform for Maltese Charity Event on Boxing Day 2009

Costume Change Act at Crystal Awards - Delhi - India -October 2009

International Quick Change Artists - Keelan Leyser and Charlotte Marie, were invited to perform at the prestigious HT City Crystal Awards held in Delhi back in October.

The biggest names in food and beverage came together to celebrate at the awards ceremony, hosted by Hindustan Times and sponsored by huge brands such as Pepsi and Orbit, it was a good night to be had by all, including all the restaurant nominees.

The Quick Change Artists, flew in from London to perform their amazingly, colourful act as the finale to the awards.

The International Duo, had no time to spend in India as they flew straight back to London and then straight on to Cairo for another event.

Monday, December 7, 2009


QDress Change Duo perform for Unilever Product Launch - India - September 2009

Dress Change Duo perform for Unilever Product Launch - India - September 2009

The Quick Dress Change Duo are heading back to India after just 2 days back in the U.K to work once again for one of India's largest corporate companies - Hindustan Unilever.

The International Quick Change Artists returned from India on Saturday after completing a 4 city tour for Ultra-Tech Cement's annual industry awards in Goa, Jaipur, Agra and Delhi. They also managed to fit in a quick trip to the Taj Mahal whilst out in India. Despite being a regular International Act to India this is the first time the quick change couple made it to the spectacular temple!

They are now heading back to Mumbai to work for Hindustan Unilever who booked them for their first trip to India back in November. The costume change act fits in perfectly with the launch of the new product as their dress change act conveys the message of change in a fantastically visual way!

Monday, December 7, 2009


Quick Change Artists perform on Turkish Television! Istanbul - Turkey - August 2009

Quick Change Artists perform on Turkish Television! Istanbul - Turkey - August 2009

During the Quick Change Artists recent trip to Turkey, they were hired to perform their Quick Change Act on two prime time television shows as part of the promotion for new shopping mall launch 212 Istanbul Power Outlet.

Firstly they performed on Mavi Seker on the television station ATV, for a daytime magazine show. The show is aired live as well as having a studio audience. This was Keelan Leyser and Charlotte Marie's first performance in Turkey.

After the initial Press launch and opening day of the Mall, The Quick Change Artists performed a shortened version of their Quick Change Act on FOX NEWS at 10pm as well as a interview about the shopping mall launch and their time in Istanbul.

Monday, December 7, 2009


Quick Change Artists Launch Shopping Mall - Istanbul - Turkey - August 2009

Quick Change Artists Launch Shopping Mall - Istanbul - Turkey - August 2009

The UK's Quick Change Artists - Keelan Leyser and Charlotte Marie, are currently in Istanbul, Turkey, as they perform their Quick Change Act to launch the opening of the brand new 212 Shopping Mall in Istanbul.

The Quick Change Artists, appeared live on a Turkish TV show on Friday to promote the opening of the 212 Shopping Mall happening the following day. They also performed their Quick Change Act for the Turkish Press at the opening ceremony after the ribbon was officially cut. The Quick Change Magicians went on to perform 2 public shows that same day as part of the opening celebrations.

They are performing a total of 17 Quick Change shows during this visit to Istanbul, Turkey.

Monday, December 7, 2009


Quick Change Artists featured in Times of India! - June 2009

Quick Change Artists featured in Times of India! - June 2009

International Quick Change Artists - Keelan Leyser and Charlotte Marie were featured last week in the National Newspaper of India - The Times of India in the celebrity pages.

The Article read:

FOR THE LOVE OF CRICKET: British High Commissioner of India - Sir Richard Stagg hosted a small get together to celebrate the opening of T20 World Cup. The venue was done up according to the theme, with big cut outs of cricket bats and a huge screen to watch the match live.

TRIPLE TREAT: Before the screening of the opening match of the T20 World Cup stand up comedian Vikram Sathe entertained the gathering. Magicians Keelan and Charlotte, from Britain also mesmerised the guest with their tricks.

The Costume Change Artists hope to be heading back to India later this year for more corporate events and private parties.

Monday, December 7, 2009


Quick Change perform for king

Quick Change Artists perform for Saudi Royalty - Morrocco - June 2009

Also while the British Quick Change Artists were away in India, they had a last minute inquiry for a show in Morocco which was happening on the coming weekend.

The Quick Change Act were due to leave India on the Saturday morning and arrive in London on the Saturday night, so thought it would not be possible. However, fortunately for them the show was put back until the Monday which meant they were able to take on the show.

They left India on the Saturday morning as planned, arrived in London around 9pm Saturday night and left for Morocco at 5am on Sunday morning, barely even time for a shower, the quick change illusionists headed to Morocco to perform at what they thought would be a standard corporate event.

They received 5* treatment all the way and when they found out who they were working for it came as a pleasant surprise!

The British Quick Change Artists had been hired to perform a 4 minute version of their Quick Change Act for the King of Saudi Arabia, his brother the Prince of Saudi Arabia and a few close friends of theirs.

The event was held at one of their Moroccan palaces and the performance took place under the stars over looking the ocean. It certainly was an incredible experience and when Keelan and Charlotte met the Prince after the performance he gave them fantastic complements and said that he hadn't seen anything like their act in all his years of traveling which was a wonderful complement for the Quick Change Artists.

They were working with several other artists including a Hand Balancing Act from Cirque du Solei, several troupes of dancers and a juggler.

It was a very brief trip but a brilliant experience and opportunity for the Quick Change Artists, who hope to work for the King and Prince in the future.

Monday, December 7, 2009


Quick Change Artists Perform for British High Commissioner - Delhi- India - June 2009

Quick Change Artists Perform for British High Commissioner - Delhi- India - June 2009

While the Quick Change Artists were away in India performing for ESPN and Star Sports Channel, they extended their trip as they were invited to performed for the British High Commissioner of India at an event that was another celebration of the Cricket World Cup. The event was held at the High Commissioner's private residence which happened to be opposite the President of India's house in New Delhi. A live feed of the cricket was broadcast from the UK along with a performance from an Indian comedian and closing the show was the British Quick Change Artists - Keelan Leyser and Charlotte Marie.

Keelan and Charlotte were honored to perform at this private event and got to meet the High Commission himself and a lot of the British staff working at the British Embassy in India, which was a pleasant surprise to perform for Brits outside of the UK.

Monday, December 7, 2009


Quick Change Artists Appear on Britain's Got Talent! - June 2009

Quick Change Artists Appear on Britain's Got Talent! - June 2009

Keelan Leyser and Charlotte Marie, the British Quick Change Artists appeared on the popular TV show - Britain's Got Talent last week on the final show of the auditions.

The British Couple who have been performing their Quick Change Act for the past 3.5 years auditioned for the show back in January. They went straight into the 2nd round after they were head hunted by the shows producers to appear on Britain's Got Talent. They were asked to appear for the first 2 series but had always been working abroad and weren't able to make it back to the UK for the auditions. In 2009 they were in the UK, so auditioned at the Hammersmith Apollo, London in front of the three judges; Simon Cowell. Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden and a packed theatre of 4000!

They performed a shortened 2 minute version of their usual 8 minute Quick Change Act which went down a storm with the entire audience and all the judges. They received a standing ovation for their quick change act and were put through to the live semi finals of the show.

Unfortunately, between the auditions and the live semi finals, the Quick Change Artists received a booking for a tour of India for Sports Channel giant ESPN, so were unable to perform in the live semi finals as the dates clashed!

Monday, December 7, 2009


Quick Change Artists perform at ESPN Television Celebration - India - June 2009

Quick Change Artists perform at ESPN Television Celebration - India - June 2009

The British Quick Change Artists - Keelan Leyser and Charlotte Marie have just spent 16 days in India working for the TV channel and Sports Coverage giant ESPN! They performed their Quick Change Act in a 6 show/5 city tour of India for ESPN as part of the celebration for ESPN and Star Sports Channel having the exclusive coverage of the Cricket World Cup that was being held in the UK.

The Quick Change Artists perform alongside a Taiko drum group - Tokara from Japan, as well as the Drum Cafe performers from South Africa and the Kung Fu Femmes - Martial Arts group from LA. The show was very colourful and went down a storm with the Indian audience. The Quick Change Artists traveled to all the major cities in India including Delhi, Mumbai, Culcutta, Bangalore and Hydrabad.

Monday, December 7, 2009


Quick Change Artists perform in Rome - Italy - May 2009

Quick Change Artists perform in Rome - Italy - May 2009

Keelan Leyser and Charlotte Marie, the UK's only Quick Change Act have just got back from performing their quick change magic and illusion show in Rome, Italy last weekend.

The British couple who have been performing the Quick Change Act for around 4 years enjoyed a short trip to Italy last weekend, which made a pleasant change to perform in Europe.

The Quick Change Artists spend most of their time outside the UK as there is a high demand for their incredible dress change magic in Asia, especially in India. Keelan and Charlotte find themselves, frequently flying back and forth from India to perform at so many different corporate events and parties.

To perform in Rome, Italy was a lovely change. A short flight and a short trip made it very enjoyable. The event was put on by General Motors as a celebration for their Asian Pacific top sales people.

The event was held in a beautiful villa overlooking the whole of the city of Rome. The Quick Change Artists were booked to perform two acts - the Origami Illusion as the opening for the show and their quick change act as the closer to the show. The majority of the audience did not speak English, so being that both acts are so visual, they went down a storm!

After the show over the weekend, the Quick Change Artists took a couple of extra days to explore the ancient city and had a fantastic time.

Monday, December 7, 2009


Abracadabra Magic Show - Cairo - Egypt - April 2009

Abracadabra Magic Show - Cairo - Egypt - April 2009

Keelan and Charlotte, the UK's only Quick Change Artists have just returned from Cairo, Egypt after appearing in a 4 show, magic spectacular along with the most famous illusionists in the world, the Pendragons! This magic show was the first of its kind to be held in Egypt and the organisers took a large risk putting the show on but it definitely paid off as the four shows were sold out! The magic show was held at the Cairo Exhibition Centre and seated 2000 people. The people of Egypt, weren't really sure what to expect but their reaction has proved the success of the show, which is in talks of putting together more later in the year, also in the neighbouring countries. It was a first for the Egyptians to see quick change, illusions and sleight of hand.

The line up for the show was put together by David Lai, famous Mentalism from Maylasia and directed by Maylasian Illusionist, Kenneth Wong. The line up for the show was the US comedy magician - Jay Mattioli, Aerial Artist and Magician - Kristi Toguchi - The World Famous Illusionists -The Pendragons and of course us, Quick Change Artists - Keelan Leyser and Charlotte Marie!

The Pendragons, performed several spots in the show including the Fire Basket, the Broomstick Levitation and they closed the show with their incredible Metamphorsis Illusion which is absolutely mindblowing!

The group got on so well and the trip was a pleasure for everyone to be involved in. We met some amazing people, including the other performers, the organisers and the helpers for the show.

One of the shows was in aid of Orphans Day which is held on the first Friday of every April. The theatre was packed out with over 2000 orphans, who were brought to watch the show. We got to meet so many of them after the show, which actually was heart breaking, but we were pleased that we got to show them the Quick Change as it was something they wouldn't have seen before!

Monday, December 7, 2009


Quick Change Artists perform for Maltese Charity Event on Boxing Day 2009

UK Quick Change Artists tour of India - March - 2009

At the beginning on March, Keelan Leyser and Charlotte Marie, the UK's leading quick change magicians headed back over to India for a four city tour for TV giant Viacom 18!

The Quick Change Artists covered Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Culcutta over 12 days and performed for over 10,000 people in the duration. The events were to celebrate the merging of several TV groups to form the One Alliance Group which included Viacom 18.

The events were huge and had over 50 Indian models and over 100 Indian dancers including some of the most famous Bollywood stars. The Quick Change Artists were the only International act appearing in the show and went down a storm!

Monday, December 7, 2009


Quick Change Artists head back to India - February 2009

Quick Change Artists head back to India - February 2009

In recent months, Keelan Leyser and Charlotte Marie, the UK's only Quick Change Artists have been traveling back and forth between the UK and India, performing their amazing 8 minutes Quick Change Act.Their debut in India was back in November to celebrate 100 years of Hindustan Unilever. The event was held in the 5* Hyatt Hotel in Mumbai. Keelan and Charlotte were part of the entertainment schedule which also included a troop of 30 Indian dancers as well as a Bollywood musician.

They had a brilliant time in Mumbai, despite only being there for 2.5 days. It was literally a flying trip, but they managed to cram in a bit of tourist activity, and it was just as well, because a couple of weeks after they left - the awful Mumbai terrorist attacks occurred and the Taj Palace was destroyed.

In February they returned to India, this time performing in both Delhi and Jaipur for AirTel and Vodafone. Their stay was 5 days this time and they were driving from Delhi to Jaipur so it gave them the opportunity to see more of India. The drive is around 4-6 hours depending on traffic and the entire area is desert so there were plenty of cows, camels and elephants to see along the way.

The shows went very well and it looks as though we are heading back out to Mumbai and Bangalore in early March for several shows again for AirTel.

Monday, December 7, 2009

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