THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE - the world's best-selling touring magic show which has sold out in 71 cities across 17 countries - comes to London's West End for the first time, starring the UK's hottest magician Jamie Raven. Fresh from Britain's Got Talent, where he captivated the British public with his unique magic tricks, Jamie Raven joins this ground breaking spectacular showcasing the dazzling talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth.
‘Brain-Bendingly Spectacular’ Daily Telegraph
THE ILLUSIONISTS is 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 ILLUSIONISTS mesmerises audiences of all ages.
THE ILLUSIONISTS is the most successful magic show in Broadway's history, where families flocked to see mind-blowing magic, jaw-dropping sleight of hand and acts of breath-taking wonder. THE ILLUSIONISTS is coming to captivate London.
THE ILLUSIONISTS features a cast of seven magical superheroes including:
The Magician, Jamie Raven. The runner-up in Britain’s Got Talent 2015, Jamie’s first audition for the smash hit ITV show has been watched by 10 million people on YouTube, to date, and he wowed audiences of over 13 million during the live final last month. This is his West End debut.
The Manipulator, Den Den is the one to watch in the world of magic, regarded as the magician of the moment, The Manipulator’s act combines a truly entrancing, poetic approach to card trickery with brilliant dexterity. His ‘now you see it, now you don’t’ trickery keeps the audience utterly engrossed, mixing visually beautiful performance with mind bending magic. The master of manipulation was recently named Magician of the Year (2014) by the Academy of Magical Arts and received the highest accolade from the Society of American Magicians. His award-winning act has marked him as one of the best in the World of manipulation!
The Trickster, David Williamson is known and loved by many as one of the most hilarious comedy magicians … ever. His wicked sense of humour, combined with unrivalled, spectacular illusions has cemented David as a firm favourite and a must-see in the world of magic. With high praise from The International Brotherhood of Magicians, David has also been awarded “Most Wanted Magician” and has previously worked alongside fellow star illusionists David Blaine and David Copperfield and has also hosted hit UK TV series. The Trickster is not to be missed.
The Escapologist, Andrew Basso. Italy's star escape artist, Andrew considers Houdini his hero and is fast becoming one of the world's most popular illusionists. He is the only person in the world to perform Houdini's famous Water Torture Cell with absolutely no covers.
The Inventor, Kevin James. Known for innovative illusions, Kevin is an inventor, comedian and collector of the strange and unusual. Kevin is one of the most prolific inventors of magic in the world and has created some of the most celebrated illusions of the last century.
The Deductionist, Colin Cloud. A forensic mind reader and the closest thing in the universe to the real life Sherlock Holmes. Mixing mind magic and brain science he'll leave you convinced he's a mystical savant with the hypnotic powers of a calculated angel. He's potentially the most dangerous man in the world. Luckily, he's on our side.
The Warrior, Ben Blaque. One of the only performers on earth to attempt this type of stage performance, Ben Blaque has dazzled crows across this world with his completely unique display of archery and showmanship.
There are 22 stairs from the front door entrance down to side of Stalls row L & M
There are 24 stairs from the hall by BO down to front Stalls, side of row B & C
There are 15 stairs up from the back staircase of the Stalls
Row M has extra leg room as there is a walkway between row L & M
There are 34 stairs from the disabled toilet up to the GC. Then 2 more steps per row. If you were to go to row J, at the back, it is an extra 23 stairs.
Total of stairs from ground level (RC level) to back of GC is 57.
There are no stairs to the side of front RC, low numbers. There's 2 steps up per row. E.g. 8 little stairs to row D
Ramp to Box F, wheelchair access for 2 people. Door into box F is 71cm wide
Box B has 2 stairs down to it from the hall via BO. Wheelchair transferable only. Seats 3 people.
Seat numbers 18 & 19 are aisles in all cases of Stalls & Royal Circle. 18 is left leg out to aisle. 19 is right leg out to aisle.
Back Stalls row M to X - seats 12 & 13 are also aisles.
In the Grand Circle aisles seats are on seats numbers 13 & 14 also numbers 24 & 25.
SEAT AND AUDITORIUM INFORMATION
Rows U-X – the seats are under the overhang of the Royal Circle and patrons will miss top of the set and they are usually Price Band B but not classed as RVs.
Row M – Extra Leg Room.
Row E – the rake begins here.
ROYAL CIRCLE (STREET LEVEL)
Boxes C,D (seat 3) and H,G ( seat 2)– Grand Circle Level – RV’s Side View.
Box B – Transfer WC (seats 3) – Side View.
Box F – Non Transfer WC (seats 2) – Side View.
A4 and 5 – WC Transfer Seats.
Row A – Leg Room Restriction 5ft 10inches and over it’s a tight squeeze. Fantastic view.
Row A33 – RV – Side View, End of Row.
Row N – Restricted Views – will miss the top of the set , front of the stage and are located at the back of the Royal Circle.
Steep rake – quite high.
Row A5–33 – Safety Rail of about 2 inches will hit eye line if around 5ft 4inches.
Row C4, 13,24,25,34 and Row B4,13,24,25,34 – restricted views – hand rails down the sides and safety rail on Row A.
Sound Amplification: Infra-red system with 20 headsets and 15 neckloops. Collect from foyer sweet kiosk.
Guide Dogs: Guide dogs allowed in the auditorium, or theatre staff can look after them.
Disabled Access: Spaces for 4 wheelchairs in Boxes A and B (entrance approx. 73cm) which are down 3 steps off a corridor to the left of the box office. You will need help negotiating the steps. Transfer seating available to row A4 - 10 in the Royal Circle, the entrance to which is level from the foyer.
Toilets: Women’s up 4 steps from the foyer and a men’s beyond this, 2 steps down off the Circle bar. Further toilets at back of Stalls and Grand Circle levels.
Disabled Toilets: Adapted toilet adjacent to the Royal Circle and acessed through the door next to the Box Office, taking the first right followed by a sharp left.