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The Illusionists to run at the Shaftesbury Theatre
The world’s best-selling touring magic show The Illusionists: Witness the Impossible will come to London for the first time for a limited run at the Shaftesbury Theatre from 14 November to 3 January 2016, with an official opening on 16 November 2015.
The production, which has been seen in 71 cities across 17 countries, will star Britain’s Got Talent magician James Raven, in what is described as a "fast-paced and wildly entertaining show, featuring seven of the world’s greatest magicians, full of hilarious magic tricks and death-defying stunts".
The cast of magicians will include: James Raven (The Magician), Andrew Basso (The Escapologist), Kevin James (The Inventor), Colin Cloud (The Deductionist) and Ben Blaque (The Warrior).
Produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, Road Show Entertainment LLC, Stuart Galbraith and MagicSpace Entertainment, the production has been conceived by Simon Painter, who said of the announcement;
"We can’t wait to bring this electrifying show to London’s West End for a truly entertaining experience for the whole family. THE ILLUSIONISTS is the most non-stop and powerful mix of outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on the live stage."
The Illusionists: Witness the Impossible recently enjoyed a successful run on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre, and has just announced that it will return for a limited run at the Neil Simon Theatre.