The Illusionists: Direct from Broadway

April 9, 2018

Alchemy Project is proud to announce Broadway’s highest selling magic show of all time, will return to UAE with a brand new show.

The mind-blowing spectacular, showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth. The Illusionists has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. The non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

Audiences will witness stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mindreading, and disappearance.

The group of world class performers takes their cue from the showmanship of the great illusionists of the past such as Harry Houdini and pair it with a new and updated contemporary aesthetic, who set and costumes design lend the genre theatricality and artistry that has rarely been seen before.

Collectively these performers have been seen by millions of people around the world and this production showcases their incredible talents together on stage for the very first time.

“What makes this show different from any of the previous Illusionist shows in UAE, is the presence of master magicians such as Jamie Raven & Darcy Oak who have mesmerized audiences around the world with their stunts in Britain’s Got Talent “ said Sia.S.Far, managing Director of Alchemy Project

“This Illusionists show will be the best the UAE has seen from the performance of The Illusionists due to the skills of the 7 magicians set to perform in here this April & May “ further added Sia.S.Far.

About the Illusionists

The Trickster – Paul Dabek is one of the UK’s top entertainers, he has performed across 6 continents, on the stages of London’s West End, and headlined his own show in Las Vegas. As well as appearing on BBC TV. An accomplished magician, comedian and actor, Paul’s skills have won him critical acclaim, Time Out magazine named him ‘a superb showman!’ Both the Magic Circle and the International Brotherhood of Magicians have recognized Paul’s talent naming him Young Magician of the Year and awarding him the British Shield. Fast-paced, dynamic magic, quick-witted humor, and a theatrical flair combined with a personality that reaches to the very back of the theatre. Join Paul as he reveals exactly what’s up his sleeve and delves into his box of tricks while cheekily enchanting the audience with jaw-dropping hilarity.

The Grand Illusionist – Darcy Oake 
At the age of 7, Darcy Oake’s father, award-winning sports broadcaster Scott Oake, asked his son to pick a card from a deck, remember it and put it back in the deck. His father drew that card, astonishing his young son and forever changing his life’s path. From that day forward, Darcy, by all accounts a shy boy, spent countless solitary hours standing in front of a mirror perfecting magic tricks. As he headed into his teens, at 16, Darcy became the youngest person in history to win the Pacific Rim Professional Stage Challenge, followed shortly by the coveted People’s Choice Gold Medal Award.

Fast-forward to 2014 and Darcy Oake received the breakthrough of a lifetime – an appearance before 200 million viewers on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, and was further honored to be a part of Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday celebration where he performed before the Royal Family at a private dinner. As a performance artist and modern interpreter of the art of illusion, Darcy transports audiences with his charm, his sleight of hand and logic-defying illusions. He has taken the rich heritage of the magic culture and put a fresh, young and modern twist on the profession.

The Escapist – Krendl 
Krendl’s extensive magic career includes being the longest running headliner in the history of Virginia Beach. He has performed over 1,200 shows in 12 years and was voted ‘best in show’ for the past 3 years at the Magic Theater. He has been featured on national television shows and performed on cruise ships and resorts around the world. After performing in Australia, Canada, Italy, England, Mexico, and numerous national tours in the U.S., he has developed a unique style of magic that has been taking him to new heights. Krendl’s passion and drive for entertaining started at the early age of 10. By age 12 he was performing regularly. From even his humble beginnings as a child performing magic, Krendl was fascinated with Houdini’s most infamous escapes. The challenge of doing things, that are said to be impossible, has been the true heart and soul behind all of his work.

Deadly Games, Alfredo Silva & Kristina Prokopiuk – Alfredo and Kristina are the ultimate daring duo. Alfredo is a sixth-generation circus performer who has studied magic, juggling, and even performed the “Globe of Death” during his career. In the end, he fell in love with the most dangerous of performing arts: knife-throwing.

The Unusualist – Raymond Crowe is Australia’s only Unusualist; a world-class magician, physical comedian, trained mime, ventriloquist, inventor and master of intricate shadow puppetry. Crowe was a GRAND FINALIST on Australia’s Got Talent and was the only Australian selected to perform on the now famous NBC TV special ‘World’s Greatest Magic’. Internationally, Raymond has performed on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’, ‘The Late Late show with Craig Ferguson’ as well as in the U.K. where he performed for the Queen in ‘The Royal Variety Performance’ alongside Bon Jovi and Russell Brand; a performance that was seen by millions of people across the globe.

The Manipulator – Florian Sainvet 
Born in Bordeaux, France, Florian Sainvet began his career in magic at the age of sixteen, but it was while devouring his favorite science fiction films and universes at his beloved neighborhood cinema that he discovered his true calling as a futuristic manipulator and illusionist. After three years of diligently honing his craft, Florian participated in the TV series FRANCE’S GOT TALENT and wowed the judges and audience with his half man, half robot persona and act. After finishing third in in FRANCE’S GOT TALENT, Florian’s career sky-rocketed, bringing his cutting edge-style to the world’s stage at The World Championship of Magic where the leading Champion of France received a rousing standing ovation. Florian’s unbridled passion and hard work coupled with his vanguard approach to manipulation and magic will leave you wondering… which universe is he really from?

The Magician, Jamie Raven
 burst onto an unsuspecting world during the 2015 series of Britain’s Got Talent. His magic amazed audiences and even made Simon Cowell exclaim, “I now finally believe in magic!”.
Jamie has been perfecting his craft over the past 13 years working as a magician around the world. His online videos from Britain’s Got Talent and other subsequent performances have now been seen over 400 million times, making him one of the most viewed magicians in the world today.

The Illusionists will be performing from 26-28 April in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi and from 1-7 May in Madinat Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.

Tickets start from AED245. For more info call +971 56 675 68 34

Gold, Platinum and Royal ticket include a 5 Star dining experience at Cavalli Restaurant and Lounge

Organized by Alchemy Project

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