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The Illusionists, a grand spectacular featuring a cast of international magicians, illusionists, and escapologists, has opened in Cape Town at GrandWest, where it will complete a run of seven shows before moving to Johannesburg, to the Teatro at Montecasino, for a month. Mandy J Watson reviews.

Darcy-Oake features in The Illusionists in South Africa (Feb/March 2018).

Darcy-Oake features in The Illusionists in South Africa (Feb/March 2018). Photo credit: Matt Barnes

Seven international performers (plus an eighth – but I’ll get to that in a moment) are in Cape Town to present The Illusionists, an arena spectacle of magic and illusion. The show tours the world with different performers who have particular specialities so you won’t see the same show if you watch this in another country.

The South African presentation is a mix of sleight of hand, mentalism, grand illusion, escapology, and comedy that’s a good overview, for people who have never seen a show like this before, of the different forms of entertainment that live magic can comprise. We are privileged to have a lineup visit us that comprises particularly interesting performers…[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_btn title=”Read the rest of this review” style=”classic” shape=”square” color=”black” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-external-link” add_icon=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.brainwavez.org%2Fculture%2Freviews%2F2018%2F20180209001-01.html||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column][/vc_row]