About Dean Metcalfe and The Magic of Dean
Dean Metcalfe – From Humble Beginnings
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.
Dean and Claudine – A New Sensual Act
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.
The Magic of Teaching
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.
The Magician and the Artist
Many people have talent. Some people, like Dean Metcalfe, have talent and passion. Dean has had both since he was a small boy.
Dean’s passion for close up magic has never wavered after all these years. The only difference now is that, to meet demand for his skills, he performs his magic as a wedding magician and also as a corporate magician, that’s in addition to the stage magic.
He is driven by such a passion and such a commitment to perfection that the result is breath-taking. Whether performing his award-winning manipulation skills at small, “parlour-magic” evenings, or causing jaws to drop in larger stage events, his attention to detail is unsurpassed. Dean will bring a sophistication to an event that is so often missing from today’s modern, gimmicky world of TV Illusionists.
International Show History
Dean and Claudine have taken their stage magic shows as an international feature to many countries and on world class cruise ships.
Some of the Prestigious Places We’ve Performed
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 Paquet Lines
Some of our UK Performances
Countless magic performances in the UK have included elite venues such as Twickenham Stadium London, Intercontinental Hotel London, the Banking Hall London, Grosvenor Hotel London, The Grove Hotel Watford, Taplow House Buckinghamshire, Woburn Abbey Bedfordshire, Castle Ashby Northamptonshire, Aynhoe Park Oxfordshire, Kilworth House Leicestershire, Dallas Burston Polo Club Warwickshire, Shustoke Barns Warwickshire and Hilton Hotels.