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Full line-up announced for The Illusionists
Seven of the world's best magic performers arrive in the West End this summer.
Currently the biggest selling magic show across the globe, The Illusionists – Direct From Broadway will take to London’s West End from Saturday 6 July until Sunday 1 September 2019.
Organisers have now confirmed the seven magicians that will take to the Shaftesbury Theatre. The Showman James More, The Unforgettable Enzo, The Manipulator Yu Ho-Jin, The Futurist Adam Trent, The Mentalist Chris Cox, The Trickster Paul Dabek and The Daredevil Jonathan Goodwin are all set to dazzle audiences come the summer.
More rose to fame after a run on Britain’s Got Talent in 2013, with over 80 million views across YouTube. As part of The Illusionists, be became the first British magician to perform on New York’s iconic Broadway.
More will be joined by Enzo, who held his first magic show at just 11 years old and premiered his own Beyond Illusions at the famous Casino de Paris at the age of 26.
Yu Ho-Jin won first prize in Stage Magic and Grand Prix at DISM World Championship of Magic in 2012, and has since been referred to as “the future of magic”.
The Futurist, Adam Trent has appeared on the likes of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Today Show and more, and is one of the first magicians to perform in the record-breaking Broadway runs of The Illusionists.
Chris Cox is no stranger to the West End, having performed his Impossible show on its stages. Star of the BBC’s Killer Magic, Cox blends showmanship and magic with ease.
Paul Dabek, known as The Trickster, has performed across six continents, including his own Las Vegas show. His fast paced and dynamic show has seen him honoured with the Young Magician of the Year award and the British Shield.
Daredevil and Escape Artist Jonathan Goodwin completes the line-up, renowned as one of the most skilled stunt performers in the world. Star of his own BBC documentary, Goodwin has been buried alive, hung from a helicopter, attacked by sharks and more.
All seven performers are now set to take to London’s Shaftesbury Theatre four years since The Illusionists last performed in the West End, returning having broken their fourth box office record on Broadway. The production marks the first time the seven performers, all heavyweights in their own right, appear on stage together.
The show promises thrilling and sophisticated magic like never seen before.
Tickets for The Illusionists – Direct from Broadway are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.