I was lucky enough to photograph a preview and also attend the opening night of The Illusionists – Witness The Impossible at the Civic Theatre, Auckland. Seven illusionists captivated the audience with amazing magic. None more than escapologist Andrew Basso, who re-enacted his hero Harry Houdini’s trick of escaping a tank full of water whilst handcuffed.
One of The Illusionists, The Inventor, Kevin James, after causing havoc with a chainsaw was able to charm children with his paper creations and snow flurries across the front rows of the theatre, whilst Dan Sperry, the Anti-Conjuror, described as ‘Marilyn Manson meets David Copperfield’, did impressive tricks with lifesavers and doves!
Plenty of audience participation with The Illusionists and if you are one for magic and illusions this is a great night out for all the family.