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The Illusionists

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4.5/5 - based on 105 reviews
  • Booking until: Sunday, 1 September 2019
  • Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes
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Performance Times
  • Booking until: Sunday, 1 September 2019
  • Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Mon - - 19:00
Tue - - -
Wed - - 19:00
Thu - 14:30 19:00
Fri - - 19:00
Sat 11:00 14:30 19:00
Sun - - -
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The Illusionists – The story

The West End version of this legendary show stars a bunch of unforgettable magicians who collaborate to deliver an extraordinary fast-paced performance, packed with breathtaking magic tricks and death-defying stunts, mind-reading, illusions and sleight of hand. It's genuinely mesmerising whatever your age.

Britain's Got Talent runner-up Jamie Raven's audition for the TV show has been seen by more than ten million of us on YouTube. And the final saw 13 million of us glued to our tellies. Now's your chance to see him for real on stage.

The Escapologist, also known as Andrew Basso, hails from Italy and he's a world class escape artist. As you'd expect, Houdini is his biggest hero... and it shows. He's the only magician to perform the great man's famous Water Torture Cell escape the way Houdini did it, an incredible feat.

The Inventor, in 'real life' called Kevin James, is famed for his remarkable illusions and he's also a very funny man. In fact he's one of the magic world's most prolific innovators, responsible for some of this century's most mind-bending magical illusions.

The Deductionist, AKA Colin Cloud, is known as a 'forensic mind reader', and if you think he has a lot of Sherlock Holmes about him, you're not the only one. His wild blend of mind magic and brain science leaves you convinced it's all real, which could make him a very dangerous person indeed... if he ever went over to the dark side. Luckily he's a thoroughly nice man!

The Warrior, the wonderful Ben Blaque, is a dyed-in-the-wool showman, a master of archery who dazzles crowds wherever he goes with his brilliant and unique stage performance, spiced with risk.

If you're looking for a festive season treat late this year, this is the perfect Christmas show for anyone, whatever their age. Kids never forget it, grown ups can't believe their eyes, audiences all over the world have been spellbound by this fantastic stage classic designed to thrill, bemuse, amuse, amaze and more.

How do they do that? You'll never find out. You'll remain baffled and ever so slightly creeped out for the rest of your life. Quite simply remarkable... whatever you do don't miss it!

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Next Performances for The Illusionists at the Shaftesbury Theatre
Wednesday17th Jul 2019 7:00pm

210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8DP GB

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Thursday18th Jul 2019 2:30pm

210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8DP GB

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Thursday18th Jul 2019 7:00pm

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Friday19th Jul 2019 7:00pm

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Saturday20th Jul 2019 2:30pm

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Saturday20th Jul 2019 7:00pm

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The Illusionists reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 105 reviews

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Recommended for:

Anyone (83%)
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Latest customer reviews
Clare
A must see

Would recommend to friends and family.took my children and they really enjoyed it .

Reviewed on 14 July 2019 by , Essex, United Kingdom

Amanda
Brilliant

Reviewed on 14 July 2019 by , High Wycombe, United Kingdom

Ron
A must see show

Reviewed on 12 July 2019 by , Grays, United Kingdom

Kaleigh
Magical!!! Awesome for all ages you can enjoy it or try and figure it out ... you wont though!!!!

Really great performance second time ive seen them at theatre for both their performances and this was better than the first!!!!

Reviewed on 12 July 2019 by , Southend, United Kingdom

Adela
You will be on the edge of your seat... laughing!

What a wonderful evening! We laughed the whole show and we were at the same time at the edge of our seat watching wha t would happen next! Absolutely recomendable you take your teenager! Worth every penny!

Reviewed on 11 July 2019 by , Davie, United States Of America

Alexandra
Amazing! Better than expected!

Great show! Lots of laughs!

Reviewed on 10 July 2019 by , Twickenham, United Kingdom

Victoria
Fabulous for all ages

A must see with the family

Reviewed on 09 July 2019 by , Rainham, United Kingdom

Clair
Could have been more exciting. The guy who read minds was good .

The seating in theatre was soo uncomfortable. NO LEG, FEET ROOM ..CRAMPED, REALLY UNPLEASANT .

Reviewed on 08 July 2019 by , Cowley Uxbridge Middlesex, United Kingdom

Edwin
Exceptionally Fantastic

Come & be truly wowed & inspired!!! How the hell do they do this!!!!

Reviewed on 08 July 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Sharon
How did they do it !

Really enjoyed this show great audience participation and lots of laughs. Big screen on the stage in case you had seats up in the grand circle as we did . There was a slight technical hitch in one act but that was soon rectified and after all this was live !

Reviewed on 08 July 2019 by , Ipswich, United Kingdom

Linda
Disappointing, expensive

This show was average . One good illusionist, one good magician and the rest disappointing. Not worth the expensive ticket price.

Reviewed on 08 July 2019 by , Auchterarder, United Kingdom

Prahlad
Average

Reviewed on 07 July 2019 by , Bangalore, India

Fotios
Overpriced for nothing

This show is overpriced. Most of the tricks were nothing special. Also in one of them the lighting was so poor that you could see what was happening backstage. I'm very disappointed. I could spend my 90 pounds for something else.

Reviewed on 07 July 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Gordon
A must see

Was stuck to my seat throughout the entire show. Worth every penny

Reviewed on 22 January 2016 by , Paola, Malta

Kacey
Absoulutely spectacular

Get a seat in the stalls. The best view is there

Reviewed on 07 January 2016 by , South Croydon, United Kingdom

Warren
Impressive

Very good, well put together show.

Reviewed on 07 January 2016 by , Basildon, United Kingdom

Yiu King
Awesome a must see show!

Reviewed on 05 January 2016 by , Dunmow, United Kingdom

Susan
creative

Very enjoyable, refreshing change from a typical theater show.

Reviewed on 05 January 2016 by , Rushden, United Kingdom

Ivana
hard to believe

Incredible and funny

Reviewed on 04 January 2016 by , London, United Kingdom

Jane
Must see

Excellent show amazing magicians a must see for all age types and sceptics like me

Reviewed on 04 January 2016 by , Bolton, United Kingdom

Carol

Show was very good, for all the family

Reviewed on 04 January 2016 by , London, United Kingdom

Edward
Brilliant

The best show me and my family ever seen funny breathtak exciting a dream of a show it is crying shame it has ended we would have gone again it was so good it was just magical

Reviewed on 04 January 2016 by , Borehamwood, United Kingdom

Lacey
I believe in magic!

Thoroughly enjoyed the show, it was great fun, good audience participation and left us all flabbergasted at the skill of the performers.

Reviewed on 04 January 2016 by , Princes Risborough, United Kingdom

Sharon
Spell bound

I have never been to a show like it, its was amazing, a wonderful evening.

Reviewed on 04 January 2016 by , Waltham Cross, United Kingdom

Kevin
Fantastic variety, exciting!!!

Reviewed on 03 January 2016 by , Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

joanne
Great show

We enjoyed the illusionists very much, we found it extremely entertaining and believable. Would definitely recommend it to friends and family

Reviewed on 03 January 2016 by , North Harrow, United Kingdom

Louise
Amazing

Reviewed on 03 January 2016 by , Chelmsford, United Kingdom

Aaron
Must see, thoroughly enjoyed

Great for kids and adults, really enjoyed would go again

Reviewed on 03 January 2016 by , Gillingham, United Kingdom

Sukhjit
Must see, for all ages.

Reviewed on 03 January 2016 by , Southall, United Kingdom

Maria
Must see!!!

Reviewed on 03 January 2016 by , Nicosia, Cyprus

Des
Lacklustre

We found the show disappointing. Having seen most of the acts on television, we hoped there would be something new in the show, but with the exception of the 'Houdini' act, the artists just repeated what they performed on TV.

Reviewed on 02 January 2016 by , Chalfont St Giles, United Kingdom

gillian
must see mind boggling

Reviewed on 02 January 2016 by , Dagenham, United Kingdom

Ross
average some performers were good Jamie raven was exceptionally good

From my view you could see the tricks being performed but also see how they are happening and how they worked..

Reviewed on 02 January 2016 by , Leigh On Sea, United Kingdom

Belinda
Must see

Amazing xxx

Reviewed on 02 January 2016 by , Morecambe, United Kingdom

Susan
DIFFERENT

A SHAME TO SEE EXACTLY THE SAME TRICKS/ILLUSIONS WITH THE MIDGET BEING SAWN ETC ... BEEN SEEN SO MANY TIMES ON TV ETC. HOPED TO SEE DIFFERENT FROM HIM. CROSSBOW AND WATER ESCAPOLOGY EXCELLENT. JAPANESE DAN DAN TRICK WITH RED AND WHITE PAPER ENVELOPES WENT ON FAAAAAAR TOOOOOO LONG. BUT CARDS AT THE END GOOD.MAGICIAN AND MIND READING EXCELLENT.

Reviewed on 02 January 2016 by , Lancing, United Kingdom

Shona
Captivating

Reviewed on 01 January 2016 by , Trentham, United Kingdom

Demariea
Go with the family

Needed more screens

Reviewed on 01 January 2016 by , Craigavon, United Kingdom

James
How did they do that?

Was really amazing, every second was really exciting and funny. Nice to feel so close to the Magicians too.

Reviewed on 31 December 2015 by , Orpington, United Kingdom

Jeremy
Truly awesome

I just kept asking myself how is that possible.

Reviewed on 31 December 2015 by , Wingrave, United Kingdom

Samantha
excellent evening

Reviewed on 31 December 2015 by , Scunthorpe, United Kingdom

Patricia
Magical extravaganza

Reviewed on 31 December 2015 by , Watford, United Kingdom

Kim
A must see!!!!

Absolute sensational show!!! Loved loved loved. Recommended for any age. Full of drama, suspense, comedy and of course the best illusions ever witnessed.

Reviewed on 31 December 2015 by , Southwick, United Kingdom

Faye
Entertaining for all ages !

Loved the show. We were upgraded to the Royal circle and had really good seats. I'm glad we weren't in the Grand circle as those seats were a bit too far up and away from the action. If you sit in the stalls, be warned you may well get picked to go on the stage !! I really enjoyed the part where the children were picked to go on stage, extremely funny. Enjoy.

Reviewed on 31 December 2015 by , Orpington, United Kingdom

kevin
Fantastic evening

A brilliant funny & amazing show,thoroughly enjoyed by our family & lovely to meet the illusionists who were waiting for everyone outside the theater for photos & autographs5 stars from us *****

Reviewed on 30 December 2015 by , Bredhurst Gillingham, United Kingdom

Julie
Fun and exciting

Great show. Time flew by with so many varied acts, ended too soon! LOVED the way Jamie Raven and the Escapologist took time to talk to all the children on the pavement outside theatre after the show. Made the day for my grandson

Reviewed on 30 December 2015 by , Deal, United Kingdom

Sharon
Fun and very entertaining good value for money

Reviewed on 30 December 2015 by , Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Lauren
Toe curling

Reviewed on 30 December 2015 by , Surrey, United Kingdom

Dawn
awesome - edge of seat entertainment

I would not take a young child

Reviewed on 28 December 2015 by , Coventry, United Kingdom

Hayley
Great fun!

Reviewed on 27 December 2015 by , Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

geraldine
a must see

Reviewed on 22 December 2015 by , Biggleswade, United Kingdom

Elizabeth
Varied and held everyone's interest

Reviewed on 21 December 2015 by , Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

Roland
must see

Reviewed on 21 December 2015 by , London, United Kingdom

Sarah
An extraordinary show

Our party really enjoyed the show, and were somewhat captivated by the increadable happenings we saw on the stage before us. We were very impressed by the range of entertainment on stage and off. I think the fact the show was so interactive really helped us enjoy it to the maximum and even from our seats near to the back of the theatre we got a perfect view of the extraordinary illusions performed. Everything was extravagant and obviously had a lot of effort put into it and we were very greatful for that. Thank you for a magical evening.

Reviewed on 20 December 2015 by , Surbiton, United Kingdom

Najet
absolutely one of the best shows

A great variety of acts and some vey skillful performances. Great fun and the artists engaged very well with the audience. Appeals to all ages. Will definitely take my 9 years old nephew. Very high quality west end production.

Reviewed on 20 December 2015 by , London, United Kingdom

Emma
Unbelievable!

Reviewed on 19 December 2015 by , Romford, United Kingdom

Diane
A magical evening

Excellent amazing and magical although probably not suitable for very young children.

Reviewed on 19 December 2015 by , Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom

Saffah
Phenomenal

The performers were all 100% mesmerizing! My personal favourites in order were:1)The Escapologist, also known as Andrew Basso2)The Deductionist (Colin Cloud)3)The Archery Master (Ben Blaque)4)Jamie Raven, the Magician My sister and I had a fantastic evening and we would most definitely recommend the show!It was thrilling and engaging. We do not have anything negative to state, as it was simply extraordinary! Although every act was unique, my sister and I both agreed that a few more acts could have been included in the two and a half hour performance. Thank you for the greatest performances ever- we look forward to our next trip to the theatre!

Reviewed on 18 December 2015 by , Harrow, United Kingdom

Theodoros
Magical

Reviewed on 17 December 2015 by , London, United Kingdom

Amanda
Fantastic show!

Reviewed on 17 December 2015 by , Enfield, United Kingdom

Helen
Great show and was over the moon they upgraded our seats

Lived the show. Had our seats upgraded, felt really looked after!!

Reviewed on 17 December 2015 by , Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom

James
Magical ;)

Reviewed on 15 December 2015 by , Canterbury, United Kingdom

Alex
Absolute Must See

Great show which everyone would enjoy and be mesmerised by! Definitely recommend and would go to see again!

Reviewed on 13 December 2015 by , Southampton, United Kingdom

Rob
just magic, really.

Great show, great variety of acts. Left you wondering " how did he do that". Told our family, you must go, watching it live is better than the tv.

Reviewed on 13 December 2015 by , Chatham, United Kingdom

Lauren
Fantastic!!

Reviewed on 13 December 2015 by , Greenhithe, United Kingdom

Diana
AMAZE!

There were extremely annoying people behind us, making inappropriate koud comments which ruined the show. Acting was fab.

Reviewed on 13 December 2015 by , London, United Kingdom

Mustafa
Fun evening

Good show Defo recommend

Reviewed on 12 December 2015 by , London, United Kingdom

Robert
Fabulous - Gasp in Awe, Laugh and stand in ovation ! Best show we've seen in years!

This show is a real must in my opinion - It was simply FABULOUS from start to finish in EVERY way - Professional music, costumes, dancers, lighting, and the Illusionists themselves kept us laughing, gasping in awe, clapping furiously and standing in ovation (although We were surprised that that EVERYONE stood) - The long three hour journey in the traffic was worth every minute and forgotten in minutes as the show captured our interest very quickly - We would recommend this FABULOUS show to anyone and for those whom would wish to join in and have a chance to participate then the extra price of the stalls might well be of interest to you if available - A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone whom made the evening the very best we've had in years !!!! At the risk of respecting myself may I close by saying ....... Simply FABULOUS! xXx :-) IH

Reviewed on 10 December 2015 by , Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Gemma
Amazing mind blowing.

Reviewed on 07 December 2015 by , Paignton, United Kingdom

Gauri
Brilliant show

Reviewed on 07 December 2015 by , Ilford, United Kingdom

Wayne
Amateur tricks!!!!!!

Very boring and average tricks!!!! I expected to be blown away by some of the acts but they were average and basic to say the least. Too expensive for such a poor showing

Reviewed on 06 December 2015 by , East Acton, United Kingdom

Aine
Very disappointing

Really bad value for money - found the show quite boring. Very staged - quite obvious! One good trick at the end & that's it. Perhaps it would suit children?

Reviewed on 06 December 2015 by , Haywards Heath, United Kingdom

Helen
Totally magical!!

Fantastic show! Suitable for all ages. Dramatic and will have you on the edge of your seat! Great music too which added to the atmosphere.

Reviewed on 06 December 2015 by , Crawley, United Kingdom

pete
fantastic for the skeptic

Brilliant show. Don't forget your glasses you will need them.

Reviewed on 05 December 2015 by , Warrington, United Kingdom

Stephen
For all the family

Reviewed on 04 December 2015 by , Epping, United Kingdom

Stefan
Amazing

Very nice and interesting show. Amazing

Reviewed on 03 December 2015 by , London, United Kingdom

Nurul
A must see!

Reviewed on 03 December 2015 by , London, United Kingdom

Graham
Really good Entertainment!!

Really good show...thoroughly recommend it !!!Very good, the Illusions are mind blowing.Its good entertainment for all the family

Reviewed on 30 November 2015 by , Wisbech, United Kingdom

Lisa
A must see

Absolutely amazing

Reviewed on 30 November 2015 by , Mansfield, United Kingdom

sara
Disappointing

I was very disappointed in this show and so glad I didn't pay full price for it, I had seen every act before on the television? the best part of show was when the kids were brought on stage the rest of the time I was bored.

Reviewed on 30 November 2015 by , Town, United Kingdom

Mate
Wonderful

Reviewed on 30 November 2015 by , London, United Kingdom

Lisa
Brilliant amazing show

We loved everything about the show we had back seats and still was a perfect view, however we found there to be all the interaction with members of the audience that had brought tickets seated on the lower floor which made us feel slightly not involved. Overall would definitely see it again and everything about the show was amazing, the magicians were fabulous, excellent outfits and staging had us sat at the edge of our seats at times, plus when we left the magicians were all outside to say thankyou and for photos which was a fantastic touch.

Reviewed on 27 November 2015 by , Wellingborough, United Kingdom

Christine
Amazing and very entertaining.

Reviewed on 24 November 2015 by , London, United Kingdom

Stig
its OK, no more just OK

It's not David cope field that's for sure, but it's OK.

Reviewed on 21 November 2015 by , St Helier, United Kingdom

laura
Star in the show

Show was absolutely fantastic! A special birthday treat for my partner ! And to make it better we got an appearance in the show! Couldn't ask for more

Reviewed on 21 November 2015 by , Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Emma
Fantastic and new!

Show was amazing with insight into a multitude of different magic branches.

Reviewed on 19 November 2015 by , London, United Kingdom

Cheryl
outstanding show

this show was brilliant , how they interact with the audience is great. They make you part of the show so beware if your at front . Kids will love it to . its a must go and see for your self show .

Reviewed on 18 November 2015 by , Broad Stairs, United Kingdom

Ian
Magic

Fantastic show, audience involved throughout, very theatrical. Our son was used in one of the tricks and will never forget it.

Reviewed on 16 November 2015 by , Lee, United Kingdom

Gavin
Amazing illusions

Reviewed on 16 November 2015 by , Brighton, United Kingdom

Charlie
Amazing

Went to see the illusionists last night, a show which blew my mind. Can't believe I witnessed such talent in front of my own eyes. Had me laughing, almost crying, in such shock, nervous, terrified and still in a state of amazement. London shows are normally terrific but this is the first show I've witnessed that I didn't want to end. Each one of the performers were out of this world, made you feel welcome and part of the show no matter what seat you were in. Amazing. Well done and thank you for sharing your talents. 10000/10!!!

Reviewed on 15 November 2015 by , Dundee, United Kingdom

20 Nov
2015
Phil Willmott

Review: THE ILLUSIONISTS at the Shaftesbury Theatre

by Phil Willmott | Friday, November 20 2015, 15:27

The Illusionists After decades in the doldrums, associated unfashionably with tacky variety shows from the 1970s, stage magic is very much back in the public eye with a whole generation of sexy young magicians turning acts like Dynamo, with his slight-of-hand street/wise act, into big celebrities.

The West End currently has two major magic shows, Derren Brown's at the Palace Theatre, and The Illusionists at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

Review: THE ILLUSIONISTS at the Shaftesbury Theatre
23 Jun
2015
Oliver Mitford

The Illusionists comes to the West End

by Oliver Mitford | Tuesday, June 23 2015, 09:56

The Illusionists The most successful magic show in the history of Broadway is coming to London’s Shaftesbury Theatre in November this year.

The Illusionists has toured to over 17 countries and stunned audiences in 71 different cities. The ever-changing cast of seven magicians, escapologists and illusionists whose talents make up the show has now been confirmed.

The Illusionists comes to the West End