Go to The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway

6–16 December 2018

GET READY CANBERRA!

A BRAND NEW SHOW 

THE ILLUSIONISTS – DIRECT FROM BROADWAY

This completely new, mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of eight of the most incredible illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTS – DIRECT FROM BROADWAY has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzled audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. Audiences will witness stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mindreading, and disappearance. The group of world class performers takes their cue from the showmanship of the great illusionists of the past such as Harry Houdini and pair it with a new and updated contemporary aesthetic, whose set and costumes design lend the genre theatricality and artistry that has rarely been seen before. Collectively these performers have been seen by millions of people around the world and this production showcases their incredible talents together on stage.

Show details:

Synopsis

6–16 December 2018

GET READY CANBERRA!

A BRAND NEW SHOW 

THE ILLUSIONISTS – DIRECT FROM BROADWAY

This completely new, mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of eight of the most incredible illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTS – DIRECT FROM BROADWAY has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzled audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

Audiences will witness stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mindreading, and disappearance.

The group of world class performers takes their cue from the showmanship of the great illusionists of the past such as Harry Houdini and pair it with a new and updated contemporary aesthetic, whose set and costumes design lend the genre theatricality and artistry that has rarely been seen before.

Collectively these performers have been seen by millions of people around the world and this production showcases their incredible talents together on stage.

Dates

Preview – Thursday 6 December, 7pm

Opening Night –  Friday 7 December, 7pm

Saturday 8 December, 3pm & 7pm

Sunday 9 December, 3pm & 7pm

Tuesday 11 December, 7pm

Wednesday 12 December, 7pm

Thursday 13 December, 7pm

Friday 14 December, 7pm

Saturday 15 December, 3pm & 7pm

Sunday 16 December, 3pm & 7pm

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre and The Works Entertainment

CATEGORY:
Family & Kids, Circus/Physical Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 120 minutes including interval.

WARNINGS:
This show contains fog/haze effects and strobe lighting.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is suitable for children.

VENUE:
Canberra Theatre
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Additional Information:
Concession prices not available for all shows. Where Concession prices are listed, proof of eligibility for Concession must be presented to Canberra Ticketing staff upon collection of tickets or full price may be charged. Eligible Concession may include Pensioner, Full Time Student, Seniors, Unemployed, Under 27 or Child (15 years and under) and are at the discretion of the show. Not all types of Concessions may apply for the show you have selected.

Audiences Reviews

“The Illusionists is amazing!  As soon as the show was over,

Our family wanted to buy tickets to see it again.  And again.  And again!

We were mesmerized and wowed the entire show!”

★★★★★

Ticketmaster review by Lostkany

“Definitely recommend this show for all ages.

It has everything – comedy, suspense, fantastic magic.”

★★★★★

Ticketmaster review by capealoha

 “AMAZING.”

“The reactions of my grandsons were MEMORABLE!”

★★★★★

Ticketmaster review by jerseygmabuzzy

 “My family loved it. . .

It definitely had the wow factor we were looking for.”

★★★★★

Ticketmaster review by NewEra

“Entertained for the ENTIRE show!!”

★★★★★

Ticketmaster review by spmoo

Magicians

Meet the individual magicians you’ll see at The Illusionists: Direct from Broadway!

THE TRICKSTER:Jeff Hobson

The Trickster blends comedy with magic. Expect plenty of audience participation and even fire eating! Don’t be fooled by his innocent appearance, The Trickster will get you every time…

THE DAREDEVIL:Jonathan Goodwin

The Daredevil is an expert escape artist, knife thrower and stunt artist. He has been attacked by sharks, burned at the stake, buried alive, bitten by rattlesnakes, hung from buildings, helicopters, and cable cars, among many other incredible feats. Will he make it out alive again?

THE INVENTOR:Kevin James

Related to the legendary P.T. Barnum, The Inventor has created several unique magical effects, such as the Floating Rose, Snow, Bowl-a-rama, and plenty of other cutting edge magic effects. What illusion will he invent next?

THE MENTALIST:Chris Cox

The Mentalist is a mind reader who can’t read minds. His mischievous sense of magic and wonder uses a mix of witty chit chat, magic, psychology, body language, influencing, devilish good looks… and lying. He will make you think that he knows what you’re thinking.

THE MANIPULATOR:An Ha Lim

The Manipulator is a master of card tricks and sleight of hand magic. Keep a close on his moves. Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out… you’ll be fooled. You won’t believe your eyes.

THE WARRIOR:Robyn Sharpe

The Warrior mixes danger with illusion. Her thrill-seeking crossbow act will keep you on the edge of your seat and asking how does she do it.

THE CONJURESS: Jinger Leigh

The Conjuress is a modern sorceress with a unique blend of elegance and theatricality which has redefined the role of the magician. Get ready to be dazzled by her tricks of illusion.

THE SHOWMAN: Mark Kalin

The voice of The Illusionists, the Showman has been one of the most influential magicians of the last decade, bringing his distinctive, amazing large scale illusions to stages across the world. He will make you believe in magic.

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Road Closures

Please be advised that due to the construction of Constitution Place, London Circuit will be partially closed at the following times:

LONDON CIRCUIT SOUTHBOUND: From Akuna Street to Constitution Avenue
8pm Thursday to 6am Monday (inclusive) between Thursday 18 October 2018 and Monday 17 December 2018

LONDON CIRCUIT NORTHBOUND: From Constitution Avenue to Akuna Street
10am Friday to 6am Monday (inclusive) between Thursday 19 October 2018 and Monday 17 December 2018

These closures may affect your travel plans. We suggest you allow extra time in getting to the theatre.

Visit our website for further car park closure details

 

NEED TO KNOW

Canberra Ticketing and Canberra Theatre Centre are the authorised ticket sellers for this event

Please be aware that the Canberra Theatre Centre has no obligation to honour tickets purchased via unauthorised re-sellers. If you attend the event with a ticket purchased via an unauthorised re-seller such as Ticketmaster Resale, Viagogo, Ticketbis, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia or otherwise, you may be refused entry to the event.

Please read about our stance on scalping here.

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