Allin Kempthorne has been a full time professional entertainer for 30 years, performing at Holiday Camps, Tourist Attractions, Cruise Ships, Shopping Centres and Corporate Events in over 20 countries and several oceans.

He's known as Alan Thorn to the grown ups, but children everywhere know him as Gizmo! An incredibly popular children's magician, Gizmo combines his skills of Juggling, Magic, Balloon Modelling and clowning with an incredible wit, high energy and incredible attention to detail.

A hugely likeable performer ideal for walkabouts, street shows or compering for family and childrens' events.

As seen on TV shows from Blue Peter to The Basil Brush Show, Allin has performed at hundreds of shopping centres, at many top theme parks, holiday parks from Butlins to Haven and for corporate clients from British Airways to Microsoft.

He was featured on Britain's Got Talent as his character Professor Strange and was a finalist in the UK Family Entertainer of the Year Award 2022.


"Gizmo's Marvelous Magic Show" is a world-class, thrilling and hilarious interactive experience for children aged 3-9 that will knock their socks off!

Breath-taking magic, skillfull balloon modelling, hilarious puppet routines and thrilling circus tricks are all performed with the highly energetic, wonderfully entertaining and incredibly engaging manner that has won the Gizmo Show a whole host of performance awards and sees it booked and rebooked at venues time and time again.


At fetes and fundays, movie premieres, shopping centres, holiday parks and tourist attractions nationwide, Gizmo is booked and rebooked by venues nationwide.

As a strolling entertainer he thrills, amazes and entertains with captivating magic, crazy juggling and lively balloon modelling.
Gizmo has the skills and experience to entertain in any space.


Allin Kempthorne performs a whole host of exciting acts and walkabout characters, performing magic, juggling, balloon modelling and general craziness.

Among the themes he can bring to your venue are Pirates, Christmas Elf, Clown, the Mad Hatter, a Magical Wizard, various Halloween characters, St George and the Dragon, plus he has a warehouse full of costumes and props for many more themes besides.

Past clients include Haven Holidays, Butlins, Brittany Ferries, Cosmos Holidays, Club Med, Chessington World of Adventures, plus corporate events for Microsoft, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways plus theme parks, tourist attractions, holiday parks, special events, town fairs and festivals, media campaigns and events across England, Scotland, Wales and beyond.

He also performs for us grown ups as Alan Thorn and to family audiences as Professor Strange.
He performs close-up magic and has cabaret and theatrical magic stage shows.

He is a frequent face in Film and TV, and has performed as a juggler, magician and mime artist in shows from Blue Peter to Doctor Who!

A member of Equity, the International Magicians Society and the International Jugglers Association, and with full performers liability insurance, Allin Kempthorne as Gizmo really is one of the best children's magicians in the country.

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working his magic at YOUR venue or event.