The Illusionists – Witness The Impossible, the world’s best-selling touring magic show, has today announced the final two world-class magicians to join the phenomenal line-up as the show gets set to come to London’s Shaftesbury Theatre later this year. The Manipulator and The Trickster complete the cast of seven of the world’s most captivating, mind-boggling magicians who will be on stage from Saturday 14 November – Sunday 3 January. Tickets are on sale now!
The Manipulator, Den Den is the one to watch in the world of magic, regarded as the magician of the moment, The Manipulator’s act combines a truly entrancing, poetic approach to card trickery with brilliant dexterity. His ‘now you see it, now you don’t’ trickery keeps the audience utterly engrossed, mixing visually beautiful performance with mind bending magic. The master of manipulation was recently named Magician of the Year (2014) by the Academy of Magical Arts and received the highest accolade from the Society of American Magicians. His award-winning act has marked him as one of the best in the World of manipulation!
The Trickster, David Williamson is known and loved by many as one of the most hilarious comedy magicians … ever. His wicked sense of humour, combined with unrivalled, spectacular illusions has cemented David as a firm favourite and a must-see in the world of magic. With high praise from The International Brotherhood of Magicians, David has also been awarded “Most Wanted Magician” and has previously worked alongside fellow star illusionists David Blaine and David Copperfield and has also hosted hit UK TV series. The Trickster is not to be missed.
The Illusionists – Witness The Impossible, with a mesmerizing mix of death-defying stunts, breath-taking illusions and dazzling magic tricks, has something for the whole family as the show gets set to captivate London following sell-out success on Broadway.
The Manipulator and The Trickster will be joining the five following stars of the magical world, each a master in their own field:
The Magician, Jamie Raven. The runner-up in Britain’s Got Talent 2015, Jamie’s first audition for the smash hit ITV show has been watched by 10 million people on YouTube, to date, and he wowed audiences of over 13 million during the live final last month. This is his West End debut.
The Escapologist, Andrew Basso. Italy’s star escape artist, Andrew considers Houdini his hero and is fast becoming one of the world’s most popular illusionists. He is the only person in the world to perform Houdini’s famous Water Torture Cell with absolutely no covers.
The Inventor, Kevin James. Known for innovative illusions, Kevin is an inventor, comedian and collector of the strange and unusual. Kevin is one of the most prolific inventors of magic in the world and has created some of the most celebrated illusions of the last century.
The Deductionist, Colin Cloud. Hailing from Scotland, Colin has performed and impressed ever the most skeptical, such as Penn & Teller. He is the forensic mind-reader, described by Uri Geller as “one of the greatest thought reader of all time”, is the next big thing in the mind-blowing world of Mentalism.
The Warrior, Ben Blaque. An American master illusionist, Ben has mastered the crossbow and developed ‘The Danger Act’, which mixes magic with target shooting and has to be seen to be believed. Having taken his magic around the globe, Ben leaves audiences truly stunned by his performances.
THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE is produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, Road Show Entertainment LLC, Stuart Galbraith and MagicSpace Entertainment. Conceived by Simon Painter, the show’s creative team also includes Executive Producer Tim Lawson and Director Neil Dorward.