Profile: Stuart Lightbody


Stuart LightbodyStuart Lightbody is a multi-award winning sleight of hand artist and psychological illusionist.

Stuart was born in London but grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. As a child he began his training and developed a deep fascination for the secretive arts of magic, misdirection and suggestion.

Stuart has had the pleasure of entertaining many esteemed and diverse guests, like SA Rugby Captain Francois Pienaar and Nobel Peace Prize winner FW de Klerk. He has also entertained for top local and international companies, like Pick n Pay, Old Mutual, Vodacom, Nokia, Glaxo Smith Kline, BMW and Coca Cola.

Previous shows:

  • 52
  • Stars of Comedy and Magic
  • Telling Lies
  • Superstition
  • Dark Imaginings
  • Illusive


  • Triple Standard Bank Ovation Award winner [including 2 Silver Ovations]
  • S.A. Magic Championships he won the Grand Prix Trophy, becoming the South African National Magic Champion
  • a lecturer at the College of Magic since 2004
  • international exposure by representing South Africa at the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas in 2005
  • World Magic Championships in Sweden in 2006.

Places to see him in Cape Town: Kalk Bay Theatre, Alexander Bar & Café
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