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Britain's Got Talent star joins West End's Impossible
Magician Lance Corporal Richard Jones joins West End cast of Impossible
Producers of "the world’s greatest magic show" Impossible have announced that Britain's Got Talent winner Lance Corporal Richard Jones will join the London production at the Noel Coward Theatre which opens on 13 July 2016, following previews from 6 July, running to 27 August 2016.
The show is described as "fusing death-defying stunts, technological trickery, grand stage illusions and close-up magic in a fast-paced breath-taking performance". Jones will join the previously announced cast which also includes Chris Cox, Jonathan Goodwin and Ben Hart, plus new cast members Josephine Lee, Sabine Van Diemen and Magical Bones.
Lance Corporal Richard Jones was the first magician to ever win the ITV talent show 'Britain's Got Talent'. He started magic when he joined the army, aged 19, first performing in front of friends and family. His magic is self-taught, and he feels especially inspired by David Copperfield and Derren Brown, as Richard is particularly interested in mentalism, especially in the idea of subliminal influences and body language.
Lance Corporal Richard Jones said of the announcement: "The past few weeks have been such a whirlwind! It is truly a dream come true to have won Britain’s Got Talent and now to be joining Impossible, in the heart of the West End, with such brilliant magicians. It is something I have always dreamt of."
Impossible will be directed by Lloyd Wood, with set design by Andrew D. Edwards, lighting by Howard Harrison, video design by 59 Productions, sound by Gareth Owen and music by Ryan Martin. It is produced by Jamie Hendry Productions and Gavin Kalin Productions.