BEST SELLING MAGIC SHOW IN BROADWAY HISTORY HEADS TO SA

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It’s an illusion, or is it? Leading local promoter, Showtime Management today announced that after record breaking runs in New York, London and Asia, the Illusionists Direct from Broadway will be in South Africa for the first time ever, opening at GrandWest on Wednesday, 07 February 2018 for a limited season ending on Sunday, 11 February 2018. The show then moves to Montecasino’s Teatro from Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, 14 February to Sunday, 11 March 2018. #ItsAnIllusion

This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth. The Illusionists have shattered box office records across the globe and dazzled audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This 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. This group of world class performers take 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, whose 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.

Critics and audiences across the globe stare with jaw-dropping amazement. Australian media best sum up the show as: “It’s deliciously, self-knowingly over the top and brain-bendingly spectacular – genuinely satisfying family entertainment that should not be missed.” says the Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, while Australian Stage rates the show; “Incredible, astounding, amusing, mystifying, perplexing and challenging – all in all this is a magical mystery tour de force. Be prepared to be amazed!”

With the conclusion of the 2016 – 2017 season The Illusionists Direct from Broadway holds the record as the highest grossing show in a single week at the Marquis and Neil Simon Theatres (Broadway), the Shaftesbury Theatre (West End), the Sydney Opera House (Sydney, AUS), the Arts Centre Melbourne (Melbourne, AUS), and the Auditorio Nacional (Mexico City, MEX). Creative producer Simon Painter said, “Everyone at The Illusionists is thrilled to be coming to South Africa. 2017 proved to be an amazing year for the production and we are excited to keep that momentum going.”

Having shattered box office records around the world, The Illusionists will soon captivate Cape Town and Jozi. Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, The Illusionists dazzle audiences of all ages across the globe.

The Illusionists Direct from Broadway is produced by The Works Entertainment and brought to South Africa by Showtime Management and BBC BRIT. Take a moment to meet The Illusionists http://www.theillusionistslive.com/. Follow The Illusionists on Twitter: @Illusionists7 or on Facebook #

It’s not an illusion, tickets are selling fast. Book now at Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000, visit www.computicket.com or your nearest Computicket service centre.. For further information visit www.showtime.co.za or www.montecasino.co.za or www.grandwest.co.za Special hospitality packages as well as Show & Stay packages available from Montecasino Hospitality & Corporate Events, (011) 3674250 or montecasino.reservations@tsogosun.com. Stay current on the latest news through social media on Facebook Twitter and YouTube. ENDS

CAPE TOWN SHOW INFORMATION

DATES:
Wednesday, 07 February to Sunday, 11 February 2018

VENUE: GrandWest
SHOW TIMES:
No Monday performances
Weekdays: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 20h00
Weekends: Saturdays 15h00, 20h00; Sundays 14h00, 18h00

PRICES:
R250, R300, R400, R500 VAT inclusive

BOOKINGS:
Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000, visit www.computicket.com or
visit your nearest Computicket outlet

SPECIAL FAMILY PACKAGES

R30 Off per ticket on purchases of four, five and six tickets on the top two ticket prices only

GROUP BOOKINGS
20% Discount on groups of 20 and more – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursday
and Sunday 6pm performances only valid for the top two prices only.
Contact Jill Somers on 079 218 1658, sales@showtime.co.za

GROUP HOSPITALITY PACKAGES:
For Montecasino Group Hospitality Packages (20+ tickets) montecasino.reservations@tsogosun.com
or 011 367 4250

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: PG is advised for young children

ON LINE:
#ItsAnIllusion
http://www.theillusionistslive.com/.
Twitter: @Illusionists7 or on Facebook

Showtime Management:
FB – facebook.com/showtimemanagementsa
Twitter – twitter.com/showtime_sa
Website – showtime.co.za

GrandWest
Web: www.grandwest.co.za
Hashtag: @GrandWestSA
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GrandWestCasinoAndEntertainmentWorld
Instagram: Instagram.com/grandwestsa/

J O H A N N E S B U R G

VENUE: Teatro at Montecasino

DATES: Wednesday, 14 February to Sunday, 11 March 2018

SHOW TIMES:
No Monday performances
Weekdays: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 20h00
Weekends: Saturdays 15h00, 20h00; Sundays 14h00, 18h00

PRICES:
Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays at 8pm and Sundays 6pm: R200, R300, R400 inclusive
Fridays/Saturdays (matinee and evening) and Sunday matinees: R300, R400, R500 inclusive

BOOKINGS:
Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000, visit www.computicket.com or
visit your nearest Computicket outlet

SPECIAL FAMILY PACKAGES
R30 Off per ticket on purchases of four, five and six tickets

GROUP BOOKINGS
20% Discount on groups of 20 and more – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursday
and Sunday 6pm performances only valid for the top two prices only.
Contact Jill Somers on 079 218 1658, sales@showtime.co.za

GROUP HOSPITALITY PACKAGES:
For Montecasino Group Hospitality Packages (20+ tickets) montecasino.reservations@tsogosun.com or 011 367 4250

SHOW & STAY PACKAGES
For Montecasino Show and Stay Packages at one of the Montecasino Hotels, telephone 011 367 4250 or montecasino.reservations@tsogosun.com

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: PG is advised for young children

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