Ovation Theatres


Monday Night Magic first appeared at The Hen & Chickens Theatre at Highbury Corner.
Founded by John Lenahan and Anthony Owen, Monday Night Magic became a must-see show for all fans of prestidigitation.
John Lenahan presented Monday Night Magic at Ovation’s Upstairs at the Gatehouse for 25 years.

The first Gatehouse Monday Night Magic was on 2nd March 1998.

On 23rd January 2023 the last Monday Night Magic featured the following line up:

John Lenahan (host)
Fay Presto
Scott Penrose
Marc Paul
Mark Shortland
Laura London


Other magicians and comedians that have appeared over the last twenty five years include:

Danny Buckler
Chris Wood
Nick Einhorn
Otiz Cannelloni
Geoffrey Durham
Derren Brown
Andy Nyman
Tim Vine
John Mann
John Archer
Richard Pinner
Pat Page
Alan Shaxon
Mandy Muden
Ian Keable