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Triumphant Trickster Returns

Old Johnian James Phelan (Monty 2006-2011) made a triumphant return to St John’s School to entertain parents and pupils at Monty House Charity Night

There was magic in the air at the Monty House Charity Night on Friday 31 January. James Phelan, a Monty House OJ, and nephew of the late and sorely missed Paul Daniels came back to visit St John’s and entertain parents and pupils alike with a short and hilarious mind-blowing magic act. 

Pupils were thrilled to watch their housemaster, Mr Hammond, become “hypnotised” and unable to read a simple word! Card tricks had parents scratching their heads in amazement whilst audience magic participation was highly entertaining and met with rapturous laughter.

Mr Hammond commented “It was a great evening, and James Phelan was brilliant. He was really entertaining; the parents and the boys loved him.”

Along with fantastic performances from the boys who put together a band to play on the evening, apple bobbing and a dry cracker eating competition, Monty raised over £2,000 for their House Charity, the Royal Marsden.

We are delighted that all parents and pupils will have the opportunity to see James Phelan’s magic show, Trickster, when he returns to the School on Thursday 7 May. Further information and tickets will be available soon – it will be an evening not to be missed.