John Lenahan

John Lenahan
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  • Magician
  • Comedy Magician
  • Cabaret
  • Mind Reader

John Lenahan came to Britain from his native Philadelphia for a short trip and has never quite made it back.

2004 saw him starring in a new primetime BBC1 show, Secrets of Magic. His own BBC2 series, Stuff The White Rabbit, achieved record ratings for the slot. Other TV credits include presenting the travelogue Open Road, playing the voice of the toaster in Red Dwarf, and guest appearances on everything from TFI Friday to Celebrity Squares. He also fronted HoaxBusters, an ITV network show lifting the lid on scams and hoaxes.

"We laughed so hard at John's lecture, we were thrown out of our venue for making too much noise."  The Zodiac Magical Society

John has performed on stage all over the world, from Beijing and Dubai to Dublin. He has toured alongside Jack Dee, Victoria Wood, Lenny Henry and Michael Ball.

He was asked in 2002 to provide all of the Magical Entertainment For The Queen's Golden Jubilee at Buckingham Palace.

John Lenahan is one of the most successful corporate entertainers in the country.  Apart from his show-stealing cabaret, he has made kitchens appear, taught Bank of England staff to juggle, read thousands of minds and levitated a 20-pound Toblerone bar.  

'If there is a better slight-of-hand merchant that this politely sardonic Philadelphian I've yet to encounter them' London Evening Standard

Besides all this, show-stealing cabaret, he has made kitchens appear, taught Bank of England staff to juggle, read thousands of minds and levitated a 20-pound Toblerone bar. He was the first person on record to perform magic live over the Internet, for BT.

John has been described by The Guardian as 'the mascot of a magical renaissance' - and by Jackie Collins as 'extremely good looking'.

In a world dominated by awards, he is proud to have once been voted Time Out Street Magician of the Year.

John's first novel Shadowmagic was published in  August 2008.

John's act is clever, witty, intelligent, gripping, makes you gasp and laugh out loud - highly recommended!

"Please could you pass on my sincere thanks to John Lenahan for his hilarious after-dinner entertainment. John pitched to the audience precisely and adapted where necessary. The comments I received from our members were extremely complimentary."
British Professional Merchandise Association

"Please pass on our heartfelt thanks to John Lenahan for his excellent performance at the BCO Annual Dinner last week.  What seemed to be a very difficult and large audience were definitely in his hands and we have had only great reviews since the event. If we get the chance, we will definitely use John again." British Council for Offices

Come on, she was not a random girl. It's not a random shoe.  She must be a plant. You are lying to us!" Libby Pervis  BBC Radio 4

Classique has been working with International Artistes from around the world for over 20 years, whether they are ‘A’ list celebrities, Chart Toppers, performers from TV talent shows or Celebrity DJs. Along with our in-house production team, we pull together all the details – dealing with flights, transfers, accommodation and riders for all the major artists and their teams.

As the UK’s No 1 booker of celebrity artists we deal with everything for you and work constantly with management companies throughout the world, where we have built up great relationships and have the latest information about who is available and who would work best for your event.

Please contact us for any ideas for your event and we will work with you, always understanding time constraints and budgets.

Unfortunately we are unable to request autographs or personal Meet & Greets (unless part of a Classique event and pre-arranged) and we suggest contacting the artist's own websites or fan sites. Apologies, we are also not able to ask for Video calls / personal birthday requests / free / gratis / charity / reduced fee performances from any of the artists – again please contact your chosen artist through their own websites.
We are however very happy to pass on your thanks to any artist that has appeared at your event arranged and organised by Classique.

The majority of prices will be plus vat at the current UK rate of 20%.