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The Illusionists at Shaftesbury Theatre

The Illusionists at Shaftesbury Theatre

The Illusionists return to the West End

Robin Johnson

By Robin Johnson Published 21 December 2018

Prepare yourselves, because your minds are about to be thoroughly boggled. The smash-hit magic spectacular, The Illusionists – Direct From Broadway, will return to the West End next summer.

The Illusionists will return with a brand new show from Saturday 6 July to Saturday 1 September, playing at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

The line-up of performers will be announced in the new year, but the show’s announcement hints at the presence of levitation, mindreading and disappearance – so expect big and baffling things!

The Illusionists return to the West End

The jaw-dropping magic show was last seen in the West End in 2015, showcasing the astounding talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth, including Britain’s Got Talent runner-up Jamie Raven, as well as escapologist Andrew Basso, inventor/illusionist Kevin James, mentalist Colin Cloud and danger-monger Ben Blaque. The show has gone on to be witnessed by millions across the world, dazzling audiences of all ages.

Blending the outrageous and the astonishing, The Illusionists promises a showcase of some of the most thrilling and sophisticated magic in the world.


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