First Look: Impossible images

Published July 29, 2015

It’s pretty safe to say that one of the last things I’d expect to see on a trip to a West End theatre is a man suspended in the air by his ankles, which are getting considerably toastier as flames lick down his prone body.

Shakespeare rarely included such stage directions as “laser beam slices handily placed assistance in half” and Pinter, for all his pauses, rarely left a beat to build the tension before a crossbow was shot across the stage.

This is why these images from new magic show Impossible are such a rare treat. The illusion-packed extravaganza is a rarity on the London stage. We’ve enjoyed Derren Brown’s regular shows in recent years, but aside from the mental master’s mind-bogglers, magic has been in short supply.

The new production, which runs at the Noël Coward Theatre until the end of August, brings together a host of the world’s top illusionists including Chris Cox, Ali Cook, Jonathan Goodwin, Ben Hart and Katherine Mills.

We hear tickets for the show are disappearing fast – and that’s nothing to do with a misguided trick – so if these heart-stopping images have piqued your interest, you can book for the show through us here.

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