Purveyor of Playful Misperceptions


Purveyor of Playful Misperceptions


Meet the world RENOWNED

sleight‑of‑hand artist

Stuart Lightbody has spent over 20 years studying and sharing the art of magic

Stuart tours his theatre shows across 3 continents. He can be found entertaining anywhere from private parties on the island of Capri, Italy, to theatres on luxury cruise liners, to corporate shows for the biggest Fortune-500 companies.

As a South African Magic Champion, Stuart has represented his country at the World Magic Championships in Sweden and at the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas. He has also won numerous local and international awards at arts festivals and magic gatherings, including two "Silver Ovation Awards" at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival, a "Weekly Best of Festival Award" at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and the "Creative Award" at the Prague Fringe Festival.

He spends his life pondering, practicing and performing moments that are beautifully impossible.

SOUTH AFRICAN MAGICIAN SHARES BEAUTIFUL WONDERS: Stuart Lightbody, a South African National Magic Champion, interviewed on CNN international about a life lived in magic

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Stuart tours his shows to theatres and arts festivals all over the world. Follow him on  Instagram, Facebook  and Youtube to keep up to date with his travels and find out when he's next performing near you.



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Whether you're looking for exclusive entertainment for your corporate function or your private event ~ or if you're simply reaching out to say hello, Stuart would love to hear from you.



A small selection of the many companies who have been entertained and astonished by Stuart Lightbody