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John Bulleid


At the National: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

In London’s West End: The Worst Witch (also at Northampton and on UK tour), Death of a Salesman, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child (as illusions and magic assistant) and Prince of Egypt (as magic associate)

Other illusion design work includes: Into the Woods at Theatre Royal Bath; Ride at Charing Cross Theatre; The Magician’s Elephant at the RSC; A Christmas Carol at Nottingham Playhouse and Alexandra Palace; Oi Frog! at Northampton and Stratford East; Dick Whittington at Theatre Royal Stratford East; The Canterville Ghost at the Unicorn; Witches of Eastwick at Cirkus, Stockholm; When Darkness Falls at Park Theatre; Doctor Who: Time Fracture for Immersive London; #WeAreArrested at the RSC and Arcola; Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain at Theatre Royal Bath; The Invisible Man and Partners in Crime at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch; Beauty and the Beastat Watford Palace; The Star at Liverpool Everyman; The Inn at Lydda at Shakespeare’s Globe; Dirty Dancing at Secret Cinema; Dracula in Thailand; The Gypsy Thread at the National Theatre Studio; The Ladykillers and The Secret Adversary at the Watermill; Thark at Park Theatre; Alice in Wonderland at Brewhouse, Taunton; Murder Most Fowl at Quay Arts Centre; and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Theatre in the Forest.

Work as magic associate includes: White Christmas at Curve, Leicester; and A Very Very Very Dark Matter at the Bridge.


John Bulleid is an illusion designer, actor and magician. 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.

Short films include You and Universe and Loo. 


  • The Worst Witch – Olivier Award, Best Family Show
  • Death of a Salesman – Olivier nomination, Best Play Revival
  • Oi Frog! – Olivier nomination, Best Family Show


(Updated October 2022)