The Illusionists 2.0 – Her Majesty’s Theatre – 4K

The Illusionists 2.0The Illusionists 2.0, the sequel to last years original show which had outstanding worldwide success, enjoyed it’s world premiere at Adelaide’s Her Majesty’s Theatre Friday December 27th.  A brand new production with 7 new magical entertainers tries to marry the age old mystical art of magic with the technology of today .

The Master Magician (Luis De Mato) from Portugal is the master of ceremonies as he introduces, hosts and narrates some of the acts and takes the audience through an interesting experiment of order and chaos.

James Moore (The Deceptionist) presents a number of familiar death defying illusions, which evoked gasps from the audience yet seems to fail in the expected build up to trick.

Belgian, Aaron Crowe (The Warrior) who’s speciality are weapons and has a very strong presence of showmanship as he adds some dangerous magic enhanced by his mood & physique to the show using switchblades, swords, nunchakus, and bow and arrow, in some hair-raising tricks that has the whole audience holding it’s breath in anguish.

The Unusualist, Adelaide’s own Raymond Crowe, charms the audience with some cute and entertaining gags and closes the show with his hand silhouettes, performed to Louis Armstrong’s ‘What a Wonderful World’.

Adam Trent (The Futurist) engages  the audience with his playful and fun character integrating technology in his gags to put a more modern spin to some classic tricks.

The Hypnotist  (Dr Scott Lewis) intrigued the audience as he prepared the volunteers during the intermission. Yet the show included some rather standard hypnotism routines yet provided some light comedic entertainment.

The standout of the evening would have to be Yu Ho-Jin (The Manipulator) from South Korea and winner of 2012’s FISM the world championship for magicians, mesmerises the crowd with his very talented sleight-of-hand as he manipulates cards unbelievably making them appear as if pulling them out of thin air. One act you can’t take your eyes of as if the cards were dancing on his fingers as they multiply and change colours.

The Illusionists 2.0 is showing at Her Majesty’s Theatre until January 5 and is recommended for children 8+. It may not have the large stage production impact of last year’s show yet it certainly is a very entertaining show for the whole family and well worth watching.

Tickets are available through BASS here:

Kryztoff Rating   4K

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