World-class magicians and illusionists astonished audiences today at the launch of brand new West End show Impossible. The biggest magic show London has seen in decades is set to thrill audiences at London’s Noël Coward Theatre this summer when it opens on 24th July. Spectators at the launch event were given taste of what’s to come as the magicians performed a number of dumbfounding stunts, from Houdini’s death-defying water tank escape with a 21st century twist to contemporary street magic.
The show, which runs for just 5 weeks, fuses dazzling grand stage illusions, up-close-and-personal magic, cutting-edge technological tricks and death-defying stunts in a fast-paced, breath-taking spectacular, under the direction of triple BAFTA-winner Anthony Owen, Executive Producer of Channel 4’s Derren Brown.
The event also revealed the additional performers joining the world-class line up will be explosive break-dancing street magician Magical Bones, escapologist and expert magician Ali Cook and world-renowned grand illusionist Luis de Matos. The previously announced line-up includes: modern-day Houdini, daredevil and TV escapologist Jonathan Goodwin; mind-blowing mind-reader Chris Cox; magical mentalist Katherine Mills; boundary breaking magician Ben Hart and spell-binding digital marvel Jamie Allan.
Celebrating its global premiere this July in London, where Harry Houdini and the superstars of illusion stunned Victorian audiences on stage, Impossible will re-establish the UK capital as the epicenter of innovation and spectacle, hosting the greatest magic show on Earth. Directed by Anthony Owen, the multi-award winning producer and magic consultant behind Channel 4’s Derren Brown, Impossible brings world-leading performers together live on-stage for the very first time. Featuring a stunning range of magical artistry from astonishing acts of epic proportions to dumbfounding up-close sleight of hand, be ready to be mesmerized and baffled by these incredible illusionists.
IMPOSSIBLE is produced in the West End by Jamie Hendry Productions, with scenic design by Andrew D. Edwards, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, video design by Duncan McLean and sound design by Gareth Owen.
The show runs Friday 24th July – Saturday 29th August 2015. To book, and for more information, see: www.ImpossibleLive.com.