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Shorne teenage magician Henri White wins entry to Magic Circle

19 February 2013
by Danny Boyle

Henri White passed an exam to join the Magic Circle

A teenager has made it into the notoriously secretive, exclusive Magic Circle – one of just 1,500 members globally.

Henri White, 19, from Shorne, passed an exam to join the UK's top magic club.

The former Gravesend Grammar School pupil said: "It was a terrifying but thrilling. Due to an event in the normal club room that night, they moved my exam upstairs to the main theatre.

"If that wasn’t enough pressure, my judges were all magic heavyweights, including Michael Vincent, who fooled Penn and Teller on their ITV show last year."

Henri performed a complex act involving some intricate sleight of hand. The surprise finale saw a spectator's signed playing card magically transported inside a factory-sealed bottle of fizzy drink.

At 19, Henri, who has performed for London mayor Boris Johnson, is one of the club’s youngest ever members.

Henri, who grew up in the See Ho pub in Pear Tree Lane, Shorne, also juggles clubs, knives and fire; rides a unicycle; and is a classically trained pianist.

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