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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.


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)