YOUR EYES DECEIVE YOU
SHOW IS ABSOLUTE MAGIC
THE Illusionists – Direct from Broadway is not just any magic show.
Its cast of seven illusionists from around the world make sure of that with the addition of screens, smoke machines, lights and music.
There is also a surprising amount of humour, the majority on opening night at Crown Theatre Perth coming from Jewish comedian Harrison Greenbaum from New York, aka The Trickster, who worked a slow burn and had people in uncontrollable fits of laughter by the end.
The Deceptionist James Moore from the UK astounded while spinning on a large spike and The Manipulator, Al Halim from South Korea, showed his sleight of hand skills, showering the stage in playing cards that seemingly appeared out of thin air.
Australian representative The Unusualist Raymond Crowe, known to Aussie audiences for his What A Wonderful World shadow puppetry, performed some hilarious ventriloquism
The Inventor Kevin James’ illusion of bringing Charlie Chaplin to life was just marvellous.
British-born escape artist Jonathan Goodwin, The Daredevil, channelled his Al Halim from South Korea. www.communitypix.com.au d470654
inner Harry Houdini while setting the audience’s pulse racing performing his escape from a straitjacket with a fiery twist.
The highlight for this reviewer was Scottish forensic scientist Colin Cloud, whose role as The Deductionist was incredible.
Trained in criminal profiling, the modern day Sherlock Holmes, had the audience spellbound with his powers of deduction.
The Illusionists – Direct from Broadway is showing at Crown Theatre Perth until July 2.