A magical spectacle at the Shaftesbury Theatre this summer
Prepare to be dazzled and amazed….fans of magic and illusions are sure not to want to miss the world’s biggest selling magic spectacular, The Illusionists – Direct From Broadway, will return to London’s West End this summer with a brand new show from Saturday 6th July to Sunday 1st September at the Shaftesbury Theatre.
The Illusionists is a mind-blowing spectacular showcasing the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth. The all-star line-up will see audiences wowed by The Showman James More, The Unforgettable Enzo Weyne, The Manipulator Yu Ho-Jin, The Futurist Adam Trent, The Mentalist Chris Cox, The Trickster Paul Dabek and The Daredevil Jonathan Goodwin.
The Illusionists was last seen in the West End in 2015 and having just recently broken its fourth box office record on Broadway…. now it’s London’s turn again and they are back for the summer.
The show is suitable for audiences of all ages showcasing a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage, packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions……..Prepare to witness stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mindreading, and disappearance.
Any Britain’s Got Talent fans among you?…… If so you’ll be sure to know British-born illusionist The Showman, James More, who first made an impact after an incredible run on Britain’s Got Talent in 2013 and has the most watched audition from his series with over 80 million hits on YouTube. He is currently one of the world’s leading and most viral illusionists. After a sell-out tour in Russia with his Theatre of Illusion show he was approached by The Illusionists. After performing with the show for over two years in five continents around the globe, More became the first British magician in history to appear on New York’s infamous Broadway.
The Unforgettable, Enzo Weyne, warns his audience to forget everything they know and prepare to live an unprecedented experience though which all their senses will be put to the test. Enzo held his first magic show at 11 years old, with humble resources. However, he wished to stage far more impressive illusions, and spent a year as an engineering student during which he was taught how to draw up plans and to understand mechanics and electrotechnics.
The Trickster, Paul Dabek is one of the UK’s top entertainers, he has performed across 6 continents and headlined his own show in Las Vegas. As well as appearing on BBC TV. An accomplished magician, comedian and actor, Paul’s skills have won him critical acclaim – Time Out magazine named him ‘a superb showman!’ Both the Magic Circle and the International Brotherhood of Magicians have recognized Paul’s talent naming him Young Magician of the Year and awarding him the British Shield.
The Futurist, Adam Trent inaugurated the first two record-breaking Broadway runs on the US tour of The Illusionists. His frequent TV appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Today Show, and countless others as well as an NBC primetime TV special and his own 10-episode TV series premiering May 2017 on Red Bull TV, further highlight his appeal to audiences of all ages.
The Mentalist, Chris Cox is a multi-award winning ‘mind reader who can’t read minds’ and the star of the TV shows Chris Cox’s Mind-Boggling Magic (CBBC) and Killer Magic(BBC Three).
The Manipulator, Yu Ho-Jin began his career in magic aged just 9 years old and it was only a decade later that he turned the magic community upside-down and won the first prize in Stage Magic and Grand Prix at FISM World Championship of Magic 2012. Today Yu Ho- Jin is considered to be the most elegant and artistic manipulator alive by the world’s leading magicians.
The Daredevil and Escape Artist, British-born Jonathan Goodwin is widely considered one of the most creative, skilled and frankly crazy stunt performers in the world. Goodwin has been hanged, buried alive, hung by his toes from helicopters, burned at the stake, attacked by sharks and even sewn up inside a dead cow.
So for a truly magnificent summer spectacle for all the family….. get booking…I know I’m looking forward to it.
210 Shaftesbury Avenue
London WC2H 8DP
Performance dates: Saturday 6th July – Sunday 1st September 2019
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday evenings at 7:00 PM and Sunday evenings at 6:00 PM
Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2:30 PM
Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM
From 27 July onwards, there will be additional early Saturday matinees at 11:00 AM and Friday matinees at 2:30 PM
Box office: 020 7379 5399
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