Chris is over the moon to have joined the 2018 company of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Parts One and Two at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End. Chris is the new magic & illusions assistant on the multi Olivier Award winning production of J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne’s theatrical masterpiece.
Great news to start 2018, especially if you’re in South Africa and a fan of Chris Cox. He will be starring in ‘The Illusionists – Direct From Broadway’ in Cape Town and Johannesburg in Feb and March 2018. Find out more below or by clicking here.
The Illusionists Direct from Broadway
Magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder.
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.
“The Illusionists” has shattered box office records across the globe and continues to dazzle audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. The show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. Witness stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mindreading, and disappearance in this mind-blowing spectacular that showcases the jaw dropping talents of eight of the most incredible Illusionists including Chris Cox as the The Mentalist. A self-proclaimed “mind reader who can’t read minds”. He is making a big name for himself at home in the United Kingdom and soon in South Africa as a funny, confident and charismatic performer; full of energy, warmth and charm. Chris delivers incredible mind-reading stunts with a silly and mischievous sense of fun that leaves audiences astounded, amazed and thoroughly entertained.
Also appearing in the show is award winning New York comedian, Harrison Greenbaum, The Trickster who co-hosted and performed at the official Times Square New Year’s Eve World Wide Webcast in 2010 and 2011 live broadcast to over 250 million viewers around the globe.
Infusing the old and new world of performance theatre in his magical illusion act, The Escapist, Krendl has performed over 1,200 shows in 12 years and was voted ‘best in show’ for the past 3 years at the international Magic Theater. He has been featured on national television shows and performed on cruise ships and at resorts around the world.
Ben Blaque, The Weapon Master established himself as America’s foremost master of the crossbow after appearing 4 times on America’s Got Talent. His Danger Act made it to the quarterfinals and was then brought back by Howard Stern for the Wild Card Show. Ben performs incredibly dangerous acts using highly powerful crossbows to shoot various objects. His acts are as thrilling and action-packed as they are entertaining and are sure to leave you on the edge of your seat.
Combining a truly entrancing, poetic approach to card trickery with brilliant dexterity, Korean-born Den Den, The Manipulator’s ‘now you see it, now you don’t’ trickery keeps audiences utterly engrossed, mixing visually beautiful performance with mind bending magic. This master of manipulation was named Magician of the Year in 2014 by the Academy of Magical Arts and he received the highest accolade from the Society of American Magicians. His award-winning act has marked him as one of the best in the world of manipulation!
Kalin & Jinger are no strangers to South Africa, having previously performed at Sun City. Mark Kalin, The Showman is one of the most influential magicians of the last decade, bringing his amazing illusions to the stage and on television shows as well as his own experimental theatre in Reno, Nevada. As a young man Mark’s specialty was sleight-of-hand magic, but he later expanded his act, with Jinger Leigh, The Conjuress to include tigers, panthers and sensational, split-second marvels. They even presented the largest stage illusion of all time, vanishing an American Airlines jumbo jet at the Reno Hilton. Working together as Kalin & Jinger, the duo has developed a reputation for their mix of innovative illusions and their distinctive, modern style. They were awarded Magicians of the Year from The Academy of Magical Arts (The Magic Castle), the highest honor in magic, recognizing their unique achievements and charismatic performances A modern sorceress in a very ancient art, Jinger Leigh’s unique blend of elegance and theatricality has redefined the role of the magician.
As a performance artist and modern interpreter of the art of illusion, Darcy Oakes, The Grand Illusionist 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. In 2014 Darcy made an appearance before 200 million viewers on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent. He impressed both the judges and the audience, catapulting this star much higher than even he had believed possible. In 2016, he made a guest appearance on America’s Got Talent proving once again that the impossible is possible.
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. Audiences will witness stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mindreading, and disappearance. #Itsanillusion
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay current on the latest news through social media on Facebook Twitter and YouTube.
Great news musical theatre fans. Chris Cox is working alongside Harry Potter Magic Designer Chris Fisher in creating some moments of magic for the musical Barnum in London’s prestigious Menier Chocolate Factory. Find out more about the show at https://www.menierchocolatefactory.com/
Featuring six of the world’s most mind-blowing magical acts, IMPOSSIBLE is the breath-taking spectacular thrilling audiences worldwide. Fresh from its record-breaking second summer in London’s West End, IMPOSSIBLE continues to tour the world with headline act Chris Cox and finally comes to Manila for the holiday season this December 25 to January 3.
Fusing death-defying stunts, technological trickery, grand stage illusions and close-up magic in a fast-paced breath-taking performance, IMPOSSIBLE reinvents the biggest illusions in history in the greatest magic show on earth.
Audiences should prepare to be mesmerized and baffled as IMPOSSIBLE brings together six world-class performers showing off a stunning range of magical artistry.
IMPOSSIBLE’s World Tour includes:
Magical Bones: South London street conjurer and break-dancing master Magical Bones is considered the world’s best hip-hop magician. Starting out in the music industry as a dancer for the likes of Madonna and the Black Eyed Peas, Bones has since turned his attention to wowing the public with expert sleight-of-hand, and there’s no doubt the tricks up his sleeve will stump any seasoned skeptic.
Ali Cook: Master of multiple magical trades, Ali Cook is a daring escapologist, sleight of hand expert, stage illusionist and performer of thought control. His highly innovative live shows have lead Ali to be awarded the highest accolade The Magic Circle has to offer with his promotion to Member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star. Ali is a pioneer of the alternative magic scene and he has written and starred in various television series including: ITV’s Penn And Teller: Fool Us; BBC 1’s Now You See It; Channel 4’s Dirty Tricks (Nominated for the British Comedy Awards); Sky One’s The Secret World of Magic and Channel 5’s award-winning Monkey Magic and Psychic Secrets Revealed with Derren Brown.
Chris Cox: Clear your mind before award-winning mind reading specialist Chris Cox gets his hands on it! Chris stars in BBC3’s Killer Magic, bewildering audiences with his unique mind reading talent. He’s the man behind the magic at Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck restaurant; he has flummoxed audiences including One Direction’s Liam Payne and Jonathan Ross on stages across the country and continues to control minds in his multi-award winning tour Fatal Distraction.
Ben Hart: Ben invents unique magic which pushes the boundaries of film, theatre and television and tests the limits of illusion, including decapitation, vanishing and levitation. At the age of 16, he won the Magic Circle’s ‘Young Magician of the Year’ Award and his most recent show Belief? sold out to astonished audiences. He starred in BBC 3’s Killer Magic, where his unique and unorthodox approaches amazed audiences across the country and has recently been seen wowing BBC’s The Voice coaches.
Josephine Lee: Josephine Lee is the world’s leading female illusionist. Josephine has thrilled and enchanted audiences with death defying escapes and grand illusions having recently appeared on The Next Great Magician and Britain’s Got Talent for ITV. She is also the fastest in the business, breaking the world record for the most number of illusions performed in 5 minutes with the world-renowned Hans Klok – an accolade held to this day.
Bello Nock: Bello is America’s favorite comic Daredevil. TIME magazine included Bello in their list of “America’s best artists and entertainers” and he recently wowed the judges on America’s Got Talent. His shows have played to sold-out crowds in Madison Square Garden and his first self-produced theatre show was nominated for a prestigious Drama Desk Award. Bello’s unique blend of endearing comedy and jaw-dropping daredevil stunts make him one of the most exciting live performers in the world today. Young or old, Bello always provides his audience with the gift of laughter and inspiration.
Jamie Hendry (Producer): “We were overwhelmed by the welcome that London audiences showed IMPOSSIBLE last year and hot on the heels of our success in different parts of the world. We are delighted to be bringing our spectacular World Tour now to Manila.”
Winston Llamas (Promoter, Wilbros Live): “Wilbros Live is thrilled to bring the world’s greatest magic show IMPOSSIBLE to Manila. This is a must-see live spectacular for the whole family this coming holiday season.”
Tickets at affordable prices: P1800, P1500, P1200, P800, P500 and P150 (plus ticketing charge). Tickets are available beginning Saturday, October 7 at all TicketNet outlets or online via TicketNet.com.ph. For ticket reservations, call 911-5555 or 374-9999.
Chris will be starring in ‘How Magic Changed TV’ on Channel 5 in the UK at 9pm on Sunday 17th September. He’ll be featuring in the show alongside Penn & Teller, Derren Brown, David Blaine and Dynamo. Be sure to tune in. Check out http://www.channel5.com/show/how-magic-changed-tv/ to watch it online.