BGT Phenomenon Jamie Raven In West End Premiere Of Broadway's Highest Grossing Magic Spectacular
| By Jacob Porteous
THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE - the world’s best-selling touring magic show which has sold out in 71 cities across 17 countries - comes to London’s West End for the first time, playing at the Shaftesbury Theatre from Saturday 14 November – Sunday 3 January (Press Night: Monday 16 November, 7pm), starring the UK’s hottest magician Jamie Raven.
Fresh from Britain’s Got Talent, where he captivated the British public with his unique magic tricks, Jamie Raven joins this ground breaking spectacular showcasing the dazzling talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth.
Fast-paced and wildly entertaining, the how features seven of the world’s greatest magicians. Full of hilarious magic tricks and death-defying stunts, THE ILLUSIONISTS mesmerises audiences of all ages.
THE ILLUSIONISTS is the most successful magic show in Broadway’s history, where families have flocked to see mind-blowing magic, jaw-dropping sleight of hand and acts of breathtaking wonder. The blockbuster theatrical show has also shattered box office records and dazzled audiences around the world. Now THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE is coming to captivate London at the Shaftesbury Theatre
THE ILLUSIONISTS features a cast of seven magical superheroes including:
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. A forensic mind reader and the closest thing in the universe to the real life Sherlock Holmes. Mixing mind magic and brain science he’ll leave you convinced he’s a mystical savant with the hypnotic powers of a calculated angel. He’s potentially the most dangerous man in the world. Luckily, he’s on our side.
The Warrior, Ben Blaque. One of the only performers on earth to attempt this type of stage performance, Ben Blaque has dazzled crowds across this world with his completely unique display of archery and showmanship, which culminates in him shooting an apple off his own head, blindfolded.
“We can’t wait to bring this electrifying show to London’s West End for a truly entertaining experience for the whole family. THE ILLUSIONISTS is the most non-stop and powerful mix of outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on the live stage.”
Simon Painter, Creative Producer