Award winning magician, Justin M. Monehen has been performing professionally for over twenty years and has steadily built a reputation as one of the UK’s most original performers. Training originally as a ballet dancer, he later studied mime and combines his physical skills with artful illusion to create a unique and mind-blowing visual style.
Justin originally trained as a ballet dancer and performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in its 250th anniversary production of Handel’s Semele. He also toured with the London Festival Ballet across the UK and Europe and danced with Rudolf Nureyev in a production of La Syphide.
Starting with a genuine strait jacket escape (while strapped to a ticking time bomb) and including a thrilling tribute to Reservoir Dogs (in which a spectator’s ear is sliced off), Justin takes his audience on a roller coaster ride of thrills and illusions. He pulls off his fingers, twists his head 360 degrees, hacks into his arm with a butcher’s knife and even plays with a living severed hand! But don’t think this is just a gory horror show, the style is light and Justin’s character is cartoon-like and charming. Amongst the startling effects there is a heart-broken robot and a strung-out Thunderbirds puppet (courtesy of Justin’s amazing mime skills) and a whole host of classic magic routines beautifully presented by one of the UK’s top magicians. Regularly seen performing at the world famous Magic Circle Head Quarters (the UK’s No. 1 Corporate Venue) and on TV all over the world, Justin’s stage act is adaptable and enjoyed by all ages and breaks through all language barriers with style.
Justin is a highly sought after expert of sleight-of-hand magic and a skilled close-up magician who can perform under pressure. In the UK he has clocked up literally hundreds of hours of live TV as the resident magician on QVC. With a disarming, likeable persona, Justin entertains his audiences with clever effects that amaze and delight.
As a magic consultant, Justin has produced unique effects and illusions for theatre productions, rock bands, tv shows and films. As a magic consultant, he has designed magic tricks for Disney, KFC, The Magic Circle, The Evening Standard and even Harry Potter!