The Illusionists Open in London Tonight

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The Illusionists – Witness the Impossible, which played a sell-out season at Broadway's Marquis Theatre last November, makes its West End debut, opening officially at the Shaftesbury Theatre Nov. 16, following previews that began Nov. 14, for a run through Jan. 3, 2016. A separate edition also returns to Broadway simultaneously, beginning performances Nov. 19 at the Neil Simon Theatre.

Andrew Basso
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Described in press materials as "the world's best-selling touring magic show," it has previously played in 71 cities across 17 countries. 

For the London run, the company is joined by Jamie Raven, a finalist on TV's "Britain's Got Talent," as The Magician. The company of seven also includes The Escapologist, Andrew Basso, who is is the only person in the world to perform Houdini's famous Water Torture Cell with absolutely no covers; The Inventor, Kevin James; The Deductionist, Colin Cloud; and The Warrior, Ben Blaque, whose display of archery and showmanship culminates in him shooting an apple off his own head, blindfolded.

It is produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, Road Show Entertainment LLC, Stuart Galbraith and MagicSpace Entertainment. It is conceived by Simon Painter and directed by Neil Dorward.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7379 5399 or visit

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