Magicians delight in making objects appear, disappear, or transfiguring them beyond recognition. Each transformation hides a deeper story…
Join magician Jo Clyne for some astonishing, quirky, and meaningful closeup magic in an intimate theatrical environment.
50 mins – RECOMMENDED AGE RANGE 12+
“Jo did a gig for us and held the audience spellbound (quite literally). Jo was a joy to work with, and her presence and personality made all the difference to our show.” – The Lost Ones Gallery, Ballarat
“During some moments of the show, audience members leaned in with anticipation and gasped with delight at other times. There were moments of disbelief for us all as Jo weaved her magic.” -Review of ‘The Miniature Museum of Magic’ by Tay Around Town
“A captivating show that combines magic with story and sends love back through Melbourne’s History” – Review of ‘The Lucian Swift Chronicles’ by Sometimes Melbourne
WHO IS JO CLYNE?
Jo began studying magic in 2007 and has carved out a distinct story-based performance style, often using real historical artefacts in her acts. She won the beginners category of the Australian Society of Magicians’ annual close-up competition in her first year, which began a life-long passion for the art of illusion.
Jo has performed at venues all around Victoria including the Clunes Booktown Festival, the Melbourne Museum, Top Hat Tuesdays, Magic Mondays, Mitcham Magic, Magicians at Work, conferences, and private events. She staged her first full length show ‘The Lucian Swift Chronicles’ at the 2013 Melbourne Magic Festival and can often be spotted performing in the MMF close-up or stage galas. She was part of the Australian Institute of Magic’s successful 2016 attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest magic show and was a performer in the 2008 City Museum’s Hocus Pocus exhibition on the History of Magic in Melbourne.
Recent shows have included sold out performances of The Witching Hour and A Night of Spiritualism (with Dr David Waldron), Split Focus (with Ryan Shaw), and The Miniature Museum of Magic at the Speakeasy HQ in Flinders Street. She also recently collaborated with historians Dr David Waldron and Paul Michael Donovan to perform at the opening of the Conjurings exhibition at The Lost Ones Gallery in Ballarat.
Other shows lined up for 2022 include playing ‘the charlatan’ in The Quack and the Charlatan (a hybrid history/magic lecture) with Dr David Waldron at the Ballarat Heritage festival.