Friday, 21 August 2015

Full line-up announced for The Illusionists at the Shaftesbury Theatre

The full line-up has been announced for The Illusionists which opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre later this year. 

As previously announced, Britain’s Got Talent magician Jamie Raven leads the cast of the show which is the most successful magic show in Broadway history. The line-up is completed by The Manipulator and The Trickster.

Described as the world’s best-selling touring magic show, The Illusionists has played to 71 cities across 17 countries. The production's fifth West End engagement opens on 16th November 2015 (previews from 14th November) for a limited run until 3rd January 2016.

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 lije-up also includes escapologist Andrew Basso, inventor Kevin James, deductionist Colin Cloud and warrior Ben Blaque.

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