Jonathan Cann - Magician

Jonathan Cann - Magician

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Jonathan Cann - Magician locationBurgess Hill, West Sussex

(75 Reviews)

MAGIC, PUNCH & JUDY and BALLOON MODELLING in SUSSEX, SURREY, KENT, LONDON and throughout the south and beyond!
Jonathan has been providing fun and laughter as a Kids Entertainer at parties for over twenty years, returning again and again to the same families and events.
Magic shows, Punch and Judy, balloon modelling and close-up magic can all be combined to suit your event. From playgroups to schools, fairs to fêtes, and christenings to weddings, in fact anywhere you need entertainment, a call to Jonathan Cann will be well worthwhile. And the fun is guaranteed!

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Jonathan Cann - Magician Reviews

Jonathan Cann - Magician Reviews

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Simon Tompkins
5 09/07/2019 Simon Tompkins

Jonathan worked tirelessly with the members of the public. He has a unique talent of entertain all ages and was certainly a hit.

I will book again

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Diane King
5 08/07/2019 Diane King

Jonathan was fantastic with our group of people all with learning disabilities. We laughed , interacted & the whole audience was sad to see it end. I would fully recommend.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Peter
5 25/06/2019 Peter

What a fantastic showman!!! I booked Jonathan for my daughter's 5th birthday party after checking him out on Bark and reading his reviews and what can I say! He was punctual, professional and excellent with not just the children but the parents too. I had around 20 children attend the party and for the entire two hours Jonathan kept everyone entertained. The children hung on his every word (and so did the parents). He is very funny, clever with the magic show with a few gags that even the "grown ups" could enjoy. I have never seen 20+ children so enthralled from start to finish. His professionalism shone through the entire party and he certainly knows how to keep the children and adults in check. I would thoroughly recommend anyone wishing to throw a children's party to look no further than Jonathan Cann. Thank you so much for creating a special memory my family will never forget. oh just to close, Jonathan is quick to reply to correspondence and flexible enough to tailor his performances to suit. Prices are very reasonable and genuinely a wonderful entertainer.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Lucie
5 25/06/2019 Lucie

Johnathan was brilliant with the kids and the adults at our party. Very entertaining and easy to have a laugh with. Thank you so much!

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by anna
5 06/06/2019 anna

Jonathan entertained 30ish kids at our daughter's 5th Birthday party. He was fantastic, they were absorbed for the full half hour and his show was entertaining for all. He was also great value for money, we would highly recommend him.

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Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Genie
5 29/05/2019 Genie

I booked Jonathans magic tricks and show for my daughters 4th Birthday party, which she and her friends enjoyed immensely!! They were captivated, dancing and giggling for the full 2 hours. With a few jokes and tricks for the parents too, Jonathan made it a really happy day for us all. There are few traditional magicians around these days and it shows how the classics never loose there appeal. I've had lots of questions on how to find Jonathan and I hope he continues to have lots more bookings, I can't recommend him more.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Sandy
5 23/05/2019 Sandy

I booked Jonathan to entertain at my son’s 6th birthday party. The kids had an amazing time and so did the grown ups too. My son loved being the vip assistant of the magician!For just over an hour it was like all the children were under his spell! And it left the grown ups have a wonderful relaxing time. Next day that was the talk of the playground!
Would definitely recommend for a successful, memorable party!!

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by James
5 20/05/2019 James

Jonathan delivered an entertaining show that completely understood what the audience of 5 year olds would respond to. He had them in the palm of his hand throughout and I would certainly recommend

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Tina
5 14/05/2019 Tina

Jonathan was brilliant at my daughter’s recent 5th birthday party. He kept the children’s attention fully for an hour with his magic and humour. They loved it! The balloon modelling at the end was a special treat. He also made the birthday girl the star of the show. A real value add was the way Jonathan sheparded the children into the kitchen for the birthday tea - he didn’t just disappear once the hour was up. Would highly recommend.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Russ Fry
5 10/04/2019 Russ Fry

Jonathan's Punch and Judy act was ablaze with vitality and humour. How on earth he manages to combine voice, movement and story continuity is beyond belief. Full marks Jonathan for keeping over 100 retired people entertained for over an hour with full audience participation - most professional and appreciated by all - we shall invite you back!

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Jen Law
5 08/04/2019 Jen Law

Thank you Jonathan for making our daughters birthday so special! She didn’t stop laughing the whole time.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Paul
5 05/04/2019 Paul

Jonathan entertained guests at the reception of my son's bar mitzvah mingling with crowd and doing tricks.
He had a very agreeable personality and was able to gain a rapport and pitch the delivery right to different kinds of people young and old.
I would recommend him to entertain people of all ages.We didn't have a very detailed plan of what we wanted but Jonathan just got stuck in and did his thing.I think he worked well as a ice breaker to guests as many did not know each other.
We would not hesitate to hire Jonathan again for another function.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Agata
5 02/04/2019 Agata

Excellent fun was had by all! Amazing skills in holding attention of 35 (!) 5 year olds for an hour. Parents were taking notes in between laughing as the jokes equally funny for grown ups as well as kids.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Emma
5 02/03/2019 Emma

What a lovely gentleman. Total professional, patents and children totally delighted by his show. Jonathan’s control of the children and situation was such a godsend.
Any recommend highly enough

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Jonathan Cann - Magician replied:
Thank you for your kind words. Pleased to hear that not only the children but the parents also enjoyed my show - I try to entertain everyone!
Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Dominick Ash
5 21/02/2019 Dominick Ash

Great show for my 4 year old daughter, and 10 of her friends. Jonathan had them completely captivated throughout with lots of laughter and screaming and even the adults were chuckling at the awful jokes :)

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Janet woodhouse
5 18/02/2019 Janet woodhouse

Jonathan has made our 8 yr old daughter's birthday a special day to remember. She was keen to share the day with her class mates who looked to be enjoying playing games together and were mesmerised by the magic.. At one high point, one of Iris' friends said 'oh.. you're good!!'.... Its true.. He is! To be able to engage and entertain a group of 25+ 7/8 Yr olds... And a smaller audience of older siblings, parents and grandparent.. was really something special.. Thank you Jonathan, Iris will remember her 8th birthday for a very long time.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Jo Jo Miller
5 13/02/2019 Jo Jo Miller

Absolutely fantastic - I booked him to entertain three year olds against other advice that they were too young. They loved him and listened intently for 40 minutes... He had the adults and children giggling and shouting. I will definitely be up for a bit of Punch and Judy in the future

Jonathan Cann - Magician replied:
Thank you for your kind words. It was lovely to be a part of your party and to hear the children's laughter. Thank you for your kind hospitality.
Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Sandy Bjorkman
5 11/02/2019 Sandy Bjorkman

Jonathan was absolutely lovely to work with. He was wonderful with the children, kept them enthralled the whole way through. They haven’t stopped talking about the show! Thanks again and I would definitely recommend him.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by David Holmes
5 30/01/2019 David Holmes

Johnathan put on a fantastic show for our 6 year old granddaughter. The magic astounded both children and adults. Johnathan entertained the kids for 2 hours with magic, games and good entertainment. I can't recommend him highly enough. Thank you Johnathan

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Peter Knight
5 09/01/2019 Peter Knight

Jonathon gave a fantastic show. Kept everyone enthralled for 2 and a half hours. Would recommend him to anybody.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Ann Lloyd
4 08/01/2019 Ann Lloyd

It was extremely easy to work with Jonathan. He immediately put everyone at ease and he was very entertaining

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Hannah Randall
5 16/12/2018 Hannah Randall

Joanthan Cann was an excellent party entertainer! Both the children and grown-ups loved his show! It was funny, silly and imaginative. The children were captivated the whole way through, joined in when asked and roared with laughter. Jonathan had the two hour party completely planned out and timed it perfectly. All I had to think about was the food and party bags. It was fantastic. I would recommend a Jonathan Cann party to anyone, particularly for children from 3 to 8 years old.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Krisztina Kadarne Mikolay
5 15/12/2018 Krisztina Kadarne Mikolay

Great experience, all children had such a great time at the Magic Show.

Jonathan Cann - Magician replied:
Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to entertain at Pembroke Park Nursery nursery and please pass on my thanks to your lovely friendly staff for making me so welcome.
Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Tanya Shah
5 17/10/2018 Tanya Shah

He kept the children entertained the entire time. He was friendly and funny. In no hurry to pack up and go as soon as his time was over. Stayed till the end and still kept playing with the children.
I would recommend him.

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Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Gareth
5 27/09/2018 Gareth

Great entertainer - Children (5-6 age) were gripped throughout the show.

Would certainly use again.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Maxine McAllister
5 22/09/2018 Maxine McAllister

Jonathan was great!
Fab communication and was a pleasure to deal with. He was so friendly and funny and the staff and children thought he was great. The show was a hit and he had the children on the edge of their seats to see what he was going to do next. The children have been asking when he's coming back! Would highly recommend!!

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Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Louise Smith
5 30/07/2018 Louise Smith

This was the second time we've booked Jonathan for a kids birthday party. Just like before he was a massive hit with the kids & was able to adapt to his audience to keep them sitting on their bums and attention grabbed for almost 2hrs. I would absolutely recconmend him for all parties.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Sian Thornton
5 18/07/2018 Sian Thornton

We hired Jonathan to do a Punch and Judy show for a seaside themed day at our school. He absolutely exceeded all of our expectations and had all of the children and adults alike laughing their heads off. His history talk at the beginning was informative, interesting and interactive and the show itself was just brilliant. We can't wait to hire him again in the future!

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Karen Roberts bardalll
5 14/07/2018 Karen Roberts bardalll

Professional friendly punctual.
He was a pleasure to have at our sons birthday. All the kids and adults enjoyed his show.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Dave
5 12/07/2018 Dave

We invited Jonathan to attend our daughters 9th birthday party as we have done a few times to entertain the children.
As always, he didn't disappoint!

He has a fantastic way about him that holds the children's attention and keeps control of the group with this funny and witty chat.

All round wonderful chap!

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Helen
5 10/07/2018 Helen

John did a magic show for my daughter's first birthday. All the children including the adults loved it.
He has a great sense of humour and was professional all the way through. I would gladly recommend him further .

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Olga
4 09/07/2018 Olga

None stop magic! Very dedicated professional artist. Children enjoyed it to the full. Thank you!

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Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Jan cook
5 29/06/2018 Jan cook

Jonathan had everyone in awe. Everyone loved him.
Thank you Jonathan

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Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Elanko
5 16/05/2018 Elanko

Arrived on time and did more than agreed. Kids as well as the parents enjoyed the show very much. All the kids were saying the show was the best bit of the entire evening. Highly recommend him.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Paul Fraser
5 15/05/2018 Paul Fraser

Fantastic. All the kids (and parents) loved him. Brilliant Punch & Judy show. Excellent magic tricks - some while the kids were turning up & while they were eating too, which was a massive help. And not forgetting awesome balloon animals.

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Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Joe
4 15/05/2018 Joe

Had a good bit of fun and the kids thoroughly enjoyed making up shapes with the balloons and card tricks .

Had a great time , thank you Jonathan , would recommend!

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Anna Castiello
5 15/04/2018 Anna Castiello

Jonathan kept all the children entertained for a whole hour with a very varied show that was also enjoyable for the parents to watch. He covered all age groups with entertainment.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Linda Skinner
5 15/03/2018 Linda Skinner

Superb entertainer. It was my 70th birthday party and the age range was from 2-80. Children and adults alike were totally mesmerized by Jonathan. He focused on the children for an hour and another hour going round the tables with close contact magic. I would thoroughly recommend him for any occasion. He is very versatile and the little ones loved the balloon animals. The vision I had for my big day was accomplished and everyone was impressed with his skills and professionalism.

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Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Simon
5 22/02/2018 Simon

Jonathan did all the entertainment for my daughters 7th birthday party. He kept all the kids happy & interested for the entire time, not just the magic show part, which made everything a lot easier as we could concentrate on all the other things to do. He has no trouble keeping their attention & control of the room & is really entertaining.

He was also the best value we could find & was even able to come out on new years eve! We highly recommend him.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Carole Dudley
5 19/02/2018 Carole Dudley

Johnathan was brilliant, grand children, great grand children and Adults were thoroughly entertained.
Even amused the children whilst havin tea and cake afterwards.
Thank you Johnathan for making a good party great.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by SUE
4 12/02/2018 SUE

Jonathan came to our seniors lunch club today.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the hour he spent doing magic and generally entertaining us all. There was a lot of humour and fun...and a lot of we have booked him again for Punch and Judy in July

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Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Juliette
5 22/01/2018 Juliette

Jonathan had the children eating out of his hand: they giggled, laughed belly laughs, were entranced, and - helpfully - totally obedient, a great plus being that he got them into an orderly line to queue up for their lunch! About 2h entertainment - fantastic value.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Joe Maley
5 22/01/2018 Joe Maley

I organised a 50th Anniversary Lunch for my wife and me, our 3 children and our 7 grandchildren.
I needed it to be memorable especially for the young ones ( 3 - 11 - boys and girls)
So I decided on a Magician/ Performer/ Children & Adult friendly
After 4 contacts , chose Jonathan.
He was everything that was needed, the kids took to him like fish to water, the adults too!
He just merged in and his infectious warm personality made the party the memorable event I wanted
Johnathan was an outstanding performer- his Punch and Judy excellent!
He doesn’t wear a watch????

Jonathan Cann - Magician replied:
This was a lovely family event. The children were no trouble whatsoever and it was great to see the adults joining in enthusiastically as well. My second hour long session started late but I still did my allotted time. A warm thank you for your hospitality.
Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Stuart
5 08/01/2018 Stuart

We booked Jonathan for our daughters 5th Birthday at short notice. Jonathan phoned us within 10 minuts of making an initial enquiry and was able to fit us into his schedule.

Jonathan turned up on the occasion promptly and immediatly started to engage with the children and also the adults before the timed show!

We had arranged for an hours performance of Magic and Balloon making, Jonathan had kept the children from the ages of 3 to 8 totally entertained (and they stayed seated) and also was able to throw in some adult jokes which was a nice touch.

I really cannot fault any of Jonathans show, he comes with a seal of approval from us and more importantly our daughter! She was made to feel like a Birthday Princess by Jonthan.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Alicja
5 04/01/2018 Alicja

Absolutely fantastic!!! Highly recommended !!! I had a party for 17 kids 5-8 years old. Jonathan make them all happy. Even the parents joined in and laugh.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Sarah Finch
4 29/12/2017 Sarah Finch

Jonathan was a great magician and the children all liked him. The price was good as well.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Sandy Brewer
5 21/12/2017 Sandy Brewer

Jonathan was brilliant. He kept fifty 3 and 4 year old children entertained for 45 minutes with his wit, magic and audience participation. This was our Christmas party and despite the children being extremely excited they all remained focussed for the whole show.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Nikki Evans
5 14/12/2017 Nikki Evans

Jonathan was great, he entertained everyone of all ages and fun and laughter was the order of the day!

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Ellie
5 13/12/2017 Ellie

Jonathan was absolutely fantastic. He kept 40 children entertained for the entire show and they loved it. Lots of giggles and smiles and even the parents enjoyed themselves. Would definitely recommend.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Heide Rodick
5 12/12/2017 Heide Rodick

Superb. Very very entertaining. Each and every child regardless of age was kept amused and intrigued. Close up magic, balloon making was superb. Highly recommended.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Rajitha
5 03/12/2017 Rajitha

He is wonderful entertainer. He made my son and daughter joint birthday party so great. All children and adults paid attention to him, very funny and enjoyable. A really happy and nice party.

Jonathan Cann - Magician replied:
Thank you for your kind words. The children were no problem, even the one or two little 'characters'!!! Thank you for the gigantic piece of cake. It was delicious!
Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Darren
5 21/11/2017 Darren

I have just had Jonathan provide the entertainment for my sons 7th birthday party, and cannot recommend him enough, he kept twenty two, six and seven year olds highly entertained for two hours, with party games, Punch and Judy, magic and ballon making.
All the children had an absolutetly wonderful time.
The games had them running, dancing and even standing still. Punch and Judy was a surprise, it wasnt quite the un-PC show I recall from my youth, but still a proper Punch and Judy show, but the really good part was that after the show Jonathan took great effort to talk to the children about the consequences of Punches actions, and that neither Judy or the baby were actually hurt, as something the clown caught the baby, I dont recall what was said of Judy, but he really impressed upon the children that due to his actions Punch was a very lonely person and unliked person.
The magic and balloon show was great, and he gets the children involved nicely, they all got balloon objects, dogs, giraffes, swords, hats etc to take away, and a couple that managed to burst theirs got new ones once he had finished going round.
Truly fantastic experience.
thank you so much Jonathan.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Georgie
5 12/11/2017 Georgie

Brilliant entertainer so gifted with kids and very professional to deal with. Very happy!

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Van
5 12/11/2017 Van

He is wonderful entertainer. He made my daughter’s birthday party so great. All children and adults paid attention to him, very funny and enjoyable. A really happy and nice party.

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Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Lorna Tucker
5 01/11/2017 Lorna Tucker

Jonathan was an absolute ball! He went above and beyond to make sure my kids had the best part ever, entertaining and wowing 30 children and the adults with his fantastic magic and Baloon entertainment. Couldn't recommend more highly, will def be booking again

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by conta rowanhamilton
5 30/10/2017 conta rowanhamilton

Jonathan was an excellent addition to our party. He was charming and engaged the children well. I would use him again

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Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Liz
5 20/10/2017 Liz

He was a super magician and kept the kids engaged throughout the show. They really enjoyed learning how to do some tricks and the modelling balloons as well. I would definitely recommend!

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Shwetha
5 18/10/2017 Shwetha

Jon was awesome ! He engaged the children from the beginning till the end and you could hear the laughter all around.He was so entertaining and i got so many people coming to me and telling me how good he was and how much they themselves enjoyed along with their children.will definitely book Jon again for parties.thank you ao much Jon for making Adwiths birthday party so much fun :)

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Trudi Garnham
5 08/10/2017 Trudi Garnham

Have used Jonathan Cann for the last 4 years and he is brilliant with the children and a great entertainer.
Will continue to use his services.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Patrick George
5 07/10/2017 Patrick George

A really entertaining and informative evening designed around the interests of out group. Jonathan is thoroughly recommended.

Jonathan Cann - Magician replied:
This was a most enjoyable evening, a talk given to a Historical Society where I shared my enthusiasm for puppets and Punch & Judy in particular. A nice diversion from entertaining at children's parties and family events. Many thanks.
Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Patrick
5 07/10/2017 Patrick

Jonathan was very professional to deal with, prompt and very confident simply entertaining all our wedding guests alders and children alike. This is the second time we have booked Jonathan.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Carolyn imms
5 06/10/2017 Carolyn imms

The children thoroughly enjoyed it.
He managed to keep all the children entertained for an hour and that's the main thing!

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by James C.
5 06/10/2017 James C.

I attended my grand daughters 5 birthday party this weekend and can only compliment Mr Cann on a gripping performance, and the way he controlled the children was faultless. His show totally enthralled all the children and adults alike, making sure that all children were included with special emphasis on my grand daughter. Well done sir.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Gill
4 15/08/2017 Gill

The feedback from our event for Jonathan was great. He did exactly what we wanted and there was something for all ages. Thank you

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Kirsty Pennicard-Wood
5 11/08/2017 Kirsty Pennicard-Wood

Jonathon entertained for my son's 5th birthday party and he was so amazing my son asked for him again for his 6th. He is utterly captivating to kids and adults alike and I highly recommend him. We will definitely book him again.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Louise Smith
5 30/07/2017 Louise Smith

I honestly can't rave about Jonathan enough. A challenging crowd of mixed ages & he had them hooked from start to finish. The laughter that filled the house was worth everything. Would absolutely recconmend Jonathan for events.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Jose Fagundez
5 28/06/2017 Jose Fagundez

Thank you, Jonathan, for the fantastic show. The kids had a great time and we also enjoyed it :-)

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Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Jane Holmes
5 27/06/2017 Jane Holmes

Jonathan was great. He held the attention of a large group of children for over an hour which is no mean feat! Very pleasant gentleman as well. Highly recommended.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Aline
4 28/04/2017 Aline

Jonathan entertained my son and 14 of his friends for his 6th birthday party. Jonathan was great fun, and his magic tricks were just perfect for a six years old. All the children were kept focused and entertained during the whole show. Thanks Jonathan for a great performance.

Jonathan Cann - Magician replied:
Thank you for your feedback, the children were no trouble and responded well. I tailor my routines to the age of the audience.
I have shows for younger as well as older children and indeed adults - from 3-93!!!!
Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Susan
5 25/04/2017 Susan

The kids had so much fun. There little faces were so happy for an hour and a half

Jonathan Cann - Magician replied:
I'm afraid that I am addicted to laughter!!!! The more the children laugh, the more I want them to laugh!!! There was certainly lots of laughter at this event!
Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Denisa
4 19/03/2017 Denisa

This was our third time having Jonathan doing an entertainment for us. This speaks volumes. He is very professional, time efficient and extremely entertaining. Kids as well as adults thoroughly enjoyed the experience

Jonathan Cann - Magician replied:
Enjoyable party where the children responded with great gusto and even the parents stopped looking at their phones and joined in! Thank you for booking me for a third time.
Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by dariusz
5 27/02/2017 dariusz

I hired Mr. Jonathan for a small party at my house last Saturday. Very good fun for all, child and adults.
Dariusz, Middleton on Sea

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Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Alison Biggadike
5 22/01/2017 Alison Biggadike

From my initial enquiry to the end of our party, Jonathan was fantastic, he had the kids full attention throughout (no easy task when they 4/5) and even most of the parents moved seat's so they could watch the show. I will definitely be recommending to friends and family.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Ray Brown
4 12/01/2017 Ray Brown

Jonathan took charge of some 25 5 year olds and kept their attention for an hour which was about long enough. Would recommend.

Review of Jonathan Cann - Magician by Gabi Jerry
5 23/06/2016 Gabi Jerry

I hired Jonathan for my daughters 1st birthday and he was great. The kids AND the adults loved him.

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Jonathan Cann - Magician replied:
A big thank you for booking me. This was a lovely party. A mixed age group of children were so enthusiastic and responsive. I feel the adults appreciated my ability in keeping the children attentive throughout my show and my individual fun way of keeping order which drew laughter from the adults who were also watching. I love doing family shows. The sound of laughter is like a drug to me and I just need to hear it more and more! There was plenty that evening!

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Jonathan Cann - Magician Q&A

Jonathan Cann - Magician Q&A

How long have you been interested in magic?

Since the age of seven when I received my first magic kit.

Take us through your show – what can we expect?

Oooooh -so many shows to choose from!
All shows include age appropriate routines whether for three year olds or the other end of the spectrum.
I recently performed Punch & Judy at a ninety year old party. That's what they wanted!
Magic Shows - Family magic with lots of participation, fun and laughter.
Punch & Judy Show - This is the traditional story with up to ten characters plus sausages!!! I visit schools with my show and at the end there is a strong anti-bullying message. I am re-booked by schools each year.
Balloon Modelling - Turning long balloons into dogs, hats, swords etc... Super fast - a dog in six seconds! This can be static or walkabout. Mini-workshops where children learn to make their own balloon can also be included.
Close-up magic - In a walkabout situation this can be performed for adults and also children.
At all times the emphasis is on fun!
In everything I do, laughter guaranteed!

What do you love most about your job?

The reaction of wonder whether from a young child or an older adult. I am addicted to the sound of laughter. The more I hear, the more I have to receive!!

What inspired you to start your own business?

I was self employed as an actor for many years and the magic just took over my life.
As I have appeared in professional pantomime I found adding Punch & Judy relatively easy as I look on it as Summer panto, although I do perform the show at all sorts of Birthdays, School Events, Anniversaies and Weddings throughout the year.

Why should our clients choose you?

I will communicate with you easily and accurately from the moment of your enquiry right up to the end of your event. My performance will be age appropriate with fun and laughter guaranteed in order to create a lasting happy memory for you and your guests. From year to year I perform at many repeat bookings and also receive bookings from the best recommendation - word of mouth!

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Jonathan Cann - Magician Services

Children's Entertainer, Magician, Punch & Judy

For over twenty years I have worked as a children's entertainer performing Magic, Punch & Judy and Balloon Modelling at Birthday parties, Christenings, Weddings and all sorts of family events. I return time and again to schools and village fairs performing my shows throughout the south-east of England and beyond.

Punch & Judy

This is the traditional puppet show which has been in England for over three hundred and fifty years. Contains lots of audience participation, a strong anti-bullying message and laughs by the dozen! Each performance of Punch & Judy lasts around twenty to twenty-five minutes and contains up to eleven characters plus sausages!

Children's Party Entertainer

I have been a professional entertainer for over twenty years presenting magic shows, Punch & Judy and Balloon Modelling at private parties, school fairs, village fetes, weddings, Christenings.... ...anywhere entertainment is required. Fun & laughter guaranteed.

Balloon Entertainer

Superfast balloons for children's parties, fetes, fairs, weddings etc.. Can also be done in corporate colours if required.


Two areas - Children's Magic and close-up magic. Children's Magic Show targeted at the age of the audience with lots of interaction, comedy but most importantly fun and laughter. Close-up Magic is performed to small groups at dinners, weddings, christenings etc.. It truly is magic right in front of your eyes. Can also be given a corporate slant if required.

Close-Up Magic

I perform close-up magic right in front of your eyes - so different to watching it on television. Using cards, ropes and coins my aim is to mystify you but above all make it an entertaining experience. I perform at dinners, functions, family events and corporate days.


Close-up magic with fun!

Close-up magic for Dinners, Weddings, Family Celebrations, Special Events throughout the South of England and beyond.

Entertainer - Magician, Punch & Judy, Balloon Modelling

I've earned my living as a performer for over twenty years. I perform mainly at Children's Parties, Weddings, Fairs, Family Events etc...

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