Equity is the UK trade union for professional performers and creative practitioners. As a leading industry organisation, Equity is known and respected nationally and internationally for … yada yada yada!
The important thing for you to know is that being a member of Equity means …
1) I am officially recognised as a Professional entertainer (you can’t get in if you’re not).
2) I have Public Liability Insurance (PLI) of £10 million.
Yes, £10 MILLION.
So, you’re the customer. I’m the magician. Let’s ‘create the illusion’ of an horrific accident and we can both retire in the Bahamas!
No no .. that’s not where I was heading. How could you even think that?
What I meant to say is that you should feel peace of mind. You know that the entertainment of your guests is in the hands of a professional. And if anything should go wrong (it never has, but someone could get a nasty paper-cut from a playing card one day!) you will have the best people in the business to help you.
On the subject of professionalism, there’s another question on the tip of your tongue …