John Bulleid

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Sam Day

John Bulleid | Illusion Designer | Magician

John is an illusion designer, actor and magician with work behind multiple Olivier Award-winning productions. He holds the title of Associate of the Inner Magic Circle with Silver Star, and trained as an actor at The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.

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John Bulleid | Illusion Designer | Magician

John is an illusion designer, actor and magician with work behind multiple Olivier Award-winning productions. He holds the title of Associate of the Inner Magic Circle with Silver Star, and trained as an actor at The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.


Illusion Design

John next designs illusions for The Magician’s Elephant (RSC, autumn 2021), and A Christmas Carol starring Mark Gatiss (Nottingham Playhouse & Alexandra Palace).

John is illusions & magic assistant on Harry Potter & The Cursed Child (Palace Theatre), associate on Prince of Egypt (Dominion Theatre) and The Ocean at the End of the Lane, transferring from the National Theatre to the Duke of York’s this autumn.

Further illusion design credits include: When Darkness Falls (Park Theatre & UK Tour); Doctor Who: Time Fracture (Immersive London); Death of a Salesman (Piccadilly Theatre – Olivier nomination, Best Play Revival); The Canterville Ghost (Unicorn Theatre); Oi Frog! (Lyric Theatre – Olivier nomation, Best Family Show); Dick Whittington (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Our Lady of Kibeho (Northampton/Stratford East – Olivier nomination, Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre); Witches of Eastwick (Cirkus, Stockholm); The Worst Witch (Northampton/UK Tour/Vaudeville Theatre – Olivier winner, Best Family Show); #WeAreArrested (RSC/Arcola Theatre); Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain (Theatre Royal Bath); The Invisible Man, Partners in Crime (Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch); Beauty And The Beast (Watford Palace); The Star (Liverpool Everyman); The Inn At Lydda (Shakespeare’s Globe); Dirty Dancing (Secret Cinema); Dracula (Thailand); The Gypsy Thread (National Theatre Studio); The Ladykillers, The Secret Adversary (Watermill Theatre); Thark (Park Theatre); Alice In Wonderland (Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton); Murder Most Fowl (Quay Arts Centre) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theatre in the Forest).

Credits as magic associate include The Ocean at the End of the Lane (National Theatre); Prince of Egypt (Dominion Theatre); White Christmas (Curve, Leicester) and A Very Very Dark Matter (Bridge Theatre).

TV and Film credits include: You and Universe (Short film); Loo (Short film).


Magician

John’s relaxed style, gift of the gab and ability to hold an audience of any size combine to deliver a flexible act tailored to any occasion. He creates modern magic, always focusing on leaving his audience amazed and entertained. He has held residencies in hotels, restaurants and cocktail bars as well as performing at weddings, dinner parties and corporate events all over the UK and abroad.

John combines his knowledge of the theatre and stagecraft with magical techniques to help you create moments of pure wonder for your productions. He can help you with presentations, making them pack more of a magical punch, and can create bespoke magic effects for you to express your key messages or ideas. He is also available to help with the facilitation of workshops and can use his magic to re-energise groups, keeping them focused on the exact task they have been set.

Recent corporate clients include BP, LadBible, Channel 4, Facebook, KPMG, Coca Cola and DHL.