Interview with our resident Wizard
We host monthly Magic Nights at inamo Covent Garden with our resident Magic Man John Bulleid, who is an Associate of The Inner Magic Circle, one of only 268 members worldwide! We've also heard unconfirmed rumours that he won an arm wrestle with Gandalf, beat Merlin at a game of Wizard's Chess, and used to make Harry Potter cry when they studied at Hogwarts together.
Here John answers a few questions from guests, and gives an insight into his life as a magical being.
What’s your favourite new trick that we can see at an inamo Magic Night?
I'm really interested in effects with peoples phones at the moment - so without revealing too much my new favourite trick is essentially hacking into borrowed phones and doing some crazy stuff with google...
How do you get inspiration for your new trick ideas?
It comes from all over the place - conversations with my kids, random things I see on TV, or accidents that happen whilst I'm performing.
What’s your favourite trick that you’ve ever seen another magician perform?
There is an incredible floating light bulb performed by Harry Blackstone Jr which has to be seen to be believed - its awesome!
What’s the best way that any of your tricks has ever gone wrong?
Two examples come into mind here - I once nearly choked on a card I was in the process of regurgitating in front of a Bride and Groom. That was terrifying! I also do an effect where I put borrowed phones in balloons - I did this one night and somehow the phone literally jumped out of my hand, flew across the restaurant, hit a chair and slid back on the floor landing at my feet. I picked it up and it was totally undamaged - so that became the trick!
Where do people go when they disappear?
As well you know I am an Associate of The Inner Magic Circle, one of only 268 Magicians in the world with that title. If I told you where people go when we make them disappear I would get in so much trouble. And with all vanishes making them go is the easier part - bringing them back is the real challenge!
Our Magic Nights are usually on the last Wednesday of every month, and our next is Wednesday 27th June at inamo Covent Garden. Book now by calling 020 7484 0500, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or hit "BOOK" above.