Following a childhood spent practising close up magic in front of his parents, London magician Dean Metcalfe quickly rose to the very pinnacle of his profession. At just 15 years of age, Dean won the Young Magician of the Year, the youngest ever winner awarded by the prestigious Magic Circle in London. As a result, he was soon stunning audiences across the world with his cut-glass performances.
The Dean Metcalfe solo act was soon to become a double act. While he was performing in cabaret on the island of Jersey one time, he met a girl called Claudine and the two became inseparable.
With Claudine by his side, a new and most sensual act developed that raised more than a few eyebrows. They were quickly in demand as the No. 1 speciality act at top UK nightclubs.
The Dean & Claudine double-act became a huge success and they worked every major top nightclub around with their daring sensual visual experience.
Soon, they would be touring across Europe and the Far East with their unique act.
In the 80's, we featured a brand new illusion featuring a large radio as seen which would vanish before your very eyes.
Dean & Claudine in a live photo taken at the well known Savva's Nightclub in Wales, they were a regular feature supporting many UK celebrities at the time.
Pictured here with their original Spiker illusion.
As the major nightclubs closed in the UK in the 1980's, Dean and Claudine took their shows to many other parts of the world - performing at casinos, nightclubs and theatres and much later on cruise ships.
Here is Claudine on the quayside in Miami with our precious cargo of illusions ready to board a Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship.
Here is Dean in Hong Kong outside an exclusive nightclub, just hours away from entertaining an international audience.
Dean and Claudine have taken their stage magic shows as an international feature to many countries and on world class cruise ships.
Africa – Sun Hotels
Japan – Sendai
Hong Kong – B Boss Club
France – Casino Royal, Evian
Slovenia – La Perla Casino
Dubai – Le Meridian Hotel
Israel – Eilat, King Soloman 5 star hotel
Falkland Islands – several trips to entertain the British Armed Forces
Gibraltar – White Rock Casino (supporting the likes of Gloria Gaynor and other star names)
Malta – President show for a grand opening show
Belgium, France and Germany (various nightclubs and one nighters for magic galas)
Cruise Ships include Royal Caribbean, Princess, Costa, Fred Olsen and the beautiful French ship Le Mermoz – Crosiere
Right from a young age, Dean Metcalfe was a regular feature at Magician’s Magic Conventions. As well as performing, he would teach and demonstrate his skills with manipulation items such as coins, cards, thimbles and candles.
Dean has also made teaching videos for fellow magicians, each demonstrating his manipulative work. The videos include his award winning floating ball routine and also one for the ancient old classic of magic The Chinese Linking Rings.
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Prof. Nicholas Theodorakopoulos BSc, MBA, PhD
Head of Work & Organisational Psychology Dept, Aston Business School
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The Golden Thread Ball 2017, Banking Hall London
Absolutely delighted with your show and the comments I received, thanks for kicking off New Years Day with such great style!
The Turnberry Hotel
Just writing to say you have been much talked about by all the staff who have said how much they loved your magic performance. Really must have you back again for another year!
Digital Advanced Control, Corporate Event
Kilworth House Leicestershire
Illuminaire brought a super cool performance of flames and lit chandeliers in a visual act that had everybody enthralled.
Casino Royal Evia
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