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The Illusionists 2.0

When:

Tue 9 Sep 2014, 6:30pm–9:00pm
Wed 10 Sep 2014, 7:30pm–10:00pm
Thu 11 Sep 2014, 7:30pm–10:00pm
Fri 12 Sep 2014, 7:30pm–10:00pm
Sat 13 Sep 2014, 2:30pm–5:00pm

Where: The Civic, Cnr Queen & Wellesley Sts, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: Sandra Roberts

The next generation of magic has arrived in New Zealand! The Illusionists 2.0 -- a stunning sequel to the box-office smashing 2013 season of The Illusionists – is now playing at The Civic theatre.

Featuring seven masters of mental and optical illusion, The Illusionists 2.0 is a brand new production that will propel New Zealand audiences into the future of magic and illusion, using cutting-edge visual effects.

A fast-paced, high-energy powerhouse performance, The Illusionists 2.0 gives audiences the chance to witness the magical genius of the world's greatest stars and their genre, each with a unique skill that has won them countless fans globally.

The Master Magician – Luis De Matos
He's the king of conjuring, a superhero of stage illusion. Hailing from Portugal, he's a multi-award-winning performer and host of the BBC's “The Magicians” – a superstar of sorcery and a maestro of mentalism with a flair for the theatrical.

The Warrior – Aaron Crow
He's the ultimate strong, silent type – the man who has mastered some of the most dangerous acts of mentalism on stage without uttering a single word! Using swords, paintball guns and highly powerful crossbows, Belgium's foremost international magic sensation creates acts that are as unusual as they are entertaining, leaving you on the edge of your seat in anticipation.

The Deceptionist – James More
This British-born, enigmatic character has a smart, slick approach, delivering fast-paced, high-risk tricks and stunts that have been witnessed by millions of people around the world. His many charms have seen him win over international audiences through appearances on major television shows that include ITV's primetime entertainment extravaganza, Fool Us, where he performed for Penn & Teller and Jonathan Ross.

The Manipulator – Yu Ho-Jin
He's renowned as one of the most masterful sleight-of-hand artists in the world, with dazzling dexterity and the ability to fool even the fastest eye. You'll never figure out how he does it, because he'll always keep his secrets up his sleeve.

Originally from South Korea, he has conquered stages around the world, winning multiple international illusion competitions, the highlight being 2012's FISM – the Golden Globes of the magic community. His act has become the benchmark of illusion.

The Futurist – Adam Trent
He's a star for a new generation of magic fans, fusing classic techniques, dancing, comedy and technology. His edgy, fun style has been described as 'Justin Timberlake meets David Copperfield'. He's performed more than 300 live shows in 19 different countries over the past year and his star is still rising, with two major television shows set to air in the United States this October. He's the next big thing – bring on The Futurist.

The Trickster – Jeff Hobson
The showman of all showman returns to Auckland. He stole everyone’s hearts and a few watches last time and now he is back trickier than ever. The host of Las Vegas and is the epitome of glamour and showmanship. He leaves audiences laughing long after the curtain goes down. Don't be fooled by his innocent appearance.

The Unusualist – Raymond Crowe
Magician, comedian, mime artist, inventor and master of illusion, he's a multifaceted Aussie genius who keeps you guessing until the last moment. He's performed alongside Bon Jovi and Russell Brand, and for David Letterman, earned a standing ovation from more than 3,000 magicians at an international convention, and was the only Australian chosen to perform on the famous NBC television special, The World's Greatest Magic.

Recommended age: 8+

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