Allin Kempthorne (also known as THORN) is a well known lively comedy close-up magician who performs at events, parties and functions all over the country and indeed all over the world.

On cruise ships, at weddings, private parties, dinners, corporate events, trade shows and events of all kinds, his amazing and amusing close up magic is much in demand, not just because he's a highly talented close up magician, but because Allin is also a very likeable character with a great performers charisma and a very high "fun factor", able to connect with and entertain anyone he meets.

Allin has performed for clients as large as Microsoft and Virgin Airlines, in venues as prestigious as Harrods and the Houses of Parliament and in cities as far away as Dubai, Oslo and Atlanta, plus he's also featured on television many times including the TV show "Britain's Got Talent".
Yet he's also highly sought after closer to home across England and Wales as a magician for smaller parties, weddings, office parties and private events.

He is a member of The International Magicians Society and British Performers Equity and was trained in the magic arts at the Las Vegas School of Magic and Mystery. He's experienced and versatile enough to know what type of magic works best for any situation or event and will use his considerable talent, experience and magical know how to create the best magical experience for your guests, whoever they are and whatever the event.


Your wedding day has to be truly special. After all, that's the whole point!
You want it to be magical, memorable and fun. So naturally you want to hire an entertaining and amazing magician who really knows how to get your wedding guests buzzing.

Close-up magic at the wedding reception or between courses of the meal is an immensly powerful ice breaker and can really set a fun and friendly mood to get everyone talking and enjoying themselves together. THORN the Magician knows what your wedding day means to you and how important it is to bring together your guests, family and friends, young and old and get every one of them totally involved and enjoying themselves.


Party magician THORN will mingle with your party guests producing laughter and amazement wherever he wanders. With his friendly and lively personality and his mystifying magic and mind reading, he'll inject a real sense of fun, wonder and excitement into any room.

THORN is regularly hired for parties at events in hotels, restaurants, function rooms and private homes all over the country.

Whether you're planning a birthday, retirement or anniversary party for a relative or a private dinner party for friends and family, THORN will put the magic into your party.


If you're arranging an event for your staff or clients, an office party, a sales conference or a media launch and you want a sense of fun and wonder, hire corporate magician THORN and give your event a real touch of magic.

THORN has performed for clients from Microsoft to Vauxhall, from Virgin to Channel 4 and thousands of smaller businesses besides. Make your event special and book the amazing magic of THORN.


THORN is highly adept at performing magic to audiences of all ages, knowing what magic works best for children and adults alike. Children and even 'difficult' teenagers are amazed by his mind boggling magic and love his silly, friendly and energetic style.

It's only natural that he is constantly booked and booked again for family events across the country, including many bookings at Butlins and on cruise ships, fetes, festivals and fundays, family parties, holiday parks and over 300 shopping centres across the country.

THORN will effortlessly combine his amazing and fun magic with juggling and balloon modelling to give a full family fun day experience. He can also keep the children entertained with a lively children's magic show of any length from 10 minutes up to a full hour.


For something a little different Allin Kempthorne performs his lively close-up magic in a variety of different styles, characters and costumes. This is his area of expertise where few magicians tread. In addition to being a superb magician Allin is also an accomplished character actor who you may have seen many times in film and TV. He puts these skills to use in creating bright and lively character based close-up magic to fit almost any theme a party or event may have. From a mystifying wizard to a magical Mad Hatter, as a victorian hustler, a vampire magician or as his extremely popular alter-ego the colourful Old Time Showman Professor Strange, as made famous by his appearance on the television show "Britain's Got Talent".

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"Thanks so much for being a part of The Hard Rock Cafe 33rd Anniversary celebrations. You made the day extra special."
Ashlea Mackin, Hard Rock Cafe

"We have received many comments about how skillful and entertaining you were. It was clear to us watching our guests faces, both young and old, that they were mesmerised by your magic."
Chris Powell, Basingstoke Council

"Allin Kempthorne was absolutely brilliant. I would recommend him to anyone."
Events Manager, Somerfield Stores

Allin Kempthorne's diary does fill up quite quickly.
So if you would like to book Allin Kempthorne as THORN Close-Up Magician do get in touch with us now and tell us about your event or party including the date, location and rough number of guests.

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Allin Kempthorne, performing as THORN the close-up party magician is available for walkabout magic, interactive magic and table magic at your wedding, party, event or venue. Based near Bristol and Cardiff he works nationally and internationally and is exceedingly well placed for events in and around Cardiff, Bristol, Newport, Cheltenham, Chepstow, Swansea Chippenham, Stroud, Gloucester, Taunton, Brecon, Monmouth, Pontypridd, Caerphilly, Swansea, Bridgend, Aberdare, Abergavenny, Swindon, Llanelli, Ross-on-Wye, Hereford, Worcester, South Wales, Powys, Gloucestershire, Somerset and the Cotswolds.